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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Space Station 76’ Is A Scattershot But Charming Throwback To Retro Sci-Fi

Film: Space Station 76
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer
Directed by: Jack Plotnick

Picture the old episodes of Star Trek where the Starship Enterprise members carried around communicators that looked like flip phones and had bulky flashy lights on them. That kind of fake-ness that made you laugh at how dated future technology looked is the best part about Space Station 76. Jack Plotnick (actor from Quentin Dupieux’s absurdist films Rubber and Wrong) makes his feature directorial debut in a film that is equal parts Boogie Nights and Spaceballs but without the dramatic gravity from the former and …

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More ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Plot Details Revealed; Re: Villains

This is a spoiler alert. Don’t read beneath this if you don’t want to be spoiled about who the villains are in the upcoming Star Wars film. This is your only warning.

The good people over at Latino ReviewBadass Digest, and Indie Revolver have revealed some crucial plot details about the much-anticipated Star Wars Episode VII.

Firstly, here’s what Latino Review had to say about the recent plot reveal of Star Wars:

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Legendary Sets ‘Godzilla 2′ Release Date

The return of Godzilla was one of the most satisfying adventures to hit the silver screen all year long. Today, just a few short weeks after confirming plans for a sequel at Comic-Con International, Legendary Pictures revealed the day Godzilla will return.

Godzilla 2–which I assume will be given a proper subtitle at some point in the future–is scheduled for release June 8, 2018. That is just under four years from this point, and I wonder if audiences will be as happy for the creature’s return then as they would be if, say, he returned in 2016.

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‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Plot Details Revealed

THIS IS A SPOLER ALERT. SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE ANY FURTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO RUIN THE NEW STAR WARS FILM.

Okay, now that all that nonsense is out of the way and the angry trolls of the internet have been given fair warning of what is about to happen, it is with great excitement that I tell you that a few new plot details from Star Wars Episode VII have found their way online. According to our friend at Bad Ass Digest, who did their absolute best to be vague about their latest …

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Provincetown Film Fest Review: ‘Frank’

Film: Frank
Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
Starring: Domnhall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Frank was the one film that left me bewildered after viewing it at the Provincetown Film Festival. That’s not a terrible thing to say. If anything, it’s a compliment. Frank is a mysterious beast; it starts out as a sob story about a loner trying to gather inspiration for new music, then it turns into an episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, and then finally settles in as a short study of mental disabilities. At its best, Frank is a rousing musical comedy that soars above …

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Rian Johnson Appears to be Set to Write and Direct ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’

The Star Wars news train keeps rolling along.

With JJ Abrams currently in production for Episode VII, and the recent reveals that Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank would individually be tackling two of the rumored three spin-offs, we’ve now learned that one of the best directors currently in the business is set to write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII. Rian Johnson is probably best known for his 2012 sci-fi favorite, Looper, but if you slept on Brick and The Brothers Bloom, do yourself a favor and experience the vastly different worlds of both. Directing three …

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Josh Trank Will Also Be Directing A ‘Star Wars’ Standalone Film

The Avengers-like Star Wars movie world continues to take shape as the franchise continues to snap up some of the hottest young directors (and actors!). After announcing that Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards would helm the first Star Wars  spinoff, slated for a 2016 release, it has now been announced that Josh Trank will be helming another.

Though the date of Trank’s installment hasn’t been confirmed, it seems likely that it will be nestled into 2018, snugly between new Episodes in ’17 and ’19. Trank’s Chronicle is still his only major motion picture to be released yet, but …

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‘Star Wars’ Casting News: ‘Game of Thrones’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ Join The Galaxy

Well it seems that the galaxy far, far, away has landed some more incredibly promising performers. Gwendoline Christie, currently Brienne of Tarth on HBO’s Game of Thrones, has been cast as an undisclosed character. Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar winner for her role as Patsey in 12 Years a Slave, has joined the cast too.

Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy, had this to say regarding the news: “I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII, it’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Christie and Nyong’o join the already star-studded …

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Gareth Edwards To Direct First Of Three ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs

Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated reboots currently on the horizon is the Star Wars franchise, which in the years ahead is scheduled to receive three new installments, as well as three spin-off films. Though fans have been kept somewhat in the loop in regards to the production of J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII, recently there have been a lot of questions regarding the alleged offshoots, and yesterday, Jedi-wannabes everywhere finally got some answers.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will be directing the first of three Star Wars spin-offs. Gary Whitta will pen the …

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Three ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs In Development, ‘Episode VII’ Title Possibly Leaked

In a quarterly stockholders meeting, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that there are at least three Star Wars spin-off films in development, to be released along with the newly planned trilogy.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, speculation has surfaced between origin films for Han Solo and Boba Fett. But, up until this point, it was only rumored that there would be two spin-off films. Now, at least we have confirmation that there will actually be three origin films produced to coincide with the new trilogy.

The Star Wars universe is massive, making the possibilities endless for potential spin-offs. Who …

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SCENE & HEARD: ‘Star Wars’

Written by UTG critic Grace DuffyScene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for ‘The Dark Knight,’ or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of ‘Top Gun,’ there is no denying the impact music has on movies and this column hopes to highlight the best of the best.

Earlier this week, the producers of the new Star Wars trilogy finally announced their main cast. After over 18 months of frenzied speculation, this was the first piece of concrete …

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Revealed

After months of hype and too many internet rumors for any site to possibly stay on top of, the studio behind Star Wars: Episode VII has finally revealed the lead cast for the upcoming film.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. That’s a grand total of two women, and one of them was in the original series. If you don’t think people are going …