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New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer Teases New Foes and Old Allies

After what feels like forever, we have finally been given our second look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the form of a new two-minute teaser.

If ever you had doubts as to JJ Abrams’ ability to helm one of the most beloved franchises in cinema history, I assure you that such reservations will be cast aside within the opening seconds of Lucasfilm’s latest offering.

It is apparent that the 48-year-old filmmaker has gone to great lengths to keep the feel of the original films intact, and the results speak for themselves. There are X-Wings, there are lightsabers, and …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Writer/Director Alex Garland Talks ‘Ex Machina’ And The Auteur Theory

The Beach, 28 Days Later, Never Let Me Go, Dredd, Sunshine. These may all be sci-fi titles that you have seen or heard of in the past ten years. Alex Garland is the man who helped shepherd them to completion. Not only is he the writer on all of those aforementioned products, he is also a consultant on how those films ended up looking.

Starting out as a cartoonist, Garland turned his eye toward writing. When his book, The Beach, got optioned, Garland’s gaze turned towards filmmaking. Since The Beach, Garland has succeeded …

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Aaron Paul Rumored To Be In Talks For ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

We don’t write about every Star Wars rumor that pops up online, but every now and then a story comes along that we choose to believe. This week, that story involves Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul.

According to a fan site known as Making Star Wars, Aaron Paul has allegedly been in talks to star in one of the upcoming Star Wars spinoff films. Specifically, Paul has apparently been circling the role of young Han Solo, which would appear in Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ 2016 franchise film. The feature, which currently has no title, is scheduled for release …

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Roberto Orci Will Not Direct ‘Star Trek 3,’ Studio May Want Edgar Wright

Amidst all the franchises trying to get your attention over the last month it would be easy to understand if you forgot another Star Trek was also coming our way in the years ahead. Star Trek 3, which will likely have a different name when it hits theaters, is scheduled for release in 2016. There is only one problem: Deadline claims director Roberto Orci has just left the project only months before production was set to begin.

Orci was given Star Trek 3 after original director JJ Abrams landed this little indie project called Star Wars: Episode VII –

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ Trailer To Debut In Theaters This Friday

The day after Thanksgiving marks the day when people flock in droves to buy products at steep discounts in what is known as Black Friday. Instead of trampling people at Target for that new TV, you may want to look at the list below and venture out to a Regal Cinemas theater. Why? Well, you will be one of the select few to see the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens!

Rumors of the release of the first trailer hit Reddit last week. Today, Regal Cinemas made the official announcement that they will …

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Given Official Title

Through many internet rumors and speculation, the next installment in the monumental Star Wars film series has finally been given an official name. The next Star Wars film will be titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

An awakening indeed, as it has been nine years since the mixed enjoyment of the prequel films. Seemingly fitting as a title, it seems that the force will be awoken as the film’s possible plot follows the hunt for missing Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Along with the official title, Disney unveiled that principle photography on the film has been completed, highlighting just how …

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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 …