I’m a big fan again, I swear!
The worst part about not being a fan of Force Awakens or The Last Jedi in the Twitterverse is that I’m immediately lumped in and generalized with the rest of the haters. Except some of the haters… just kind of need to grow up.
I was at Fantastic Fest and kept joking with my friend that I was going to have a “real talk” with Rian Johnson about The Last Jedi (I never actually planned to do it, if anything I’d just pick his brain about filmmaking in general since I’ve loved all his other works). Around the time of his arrival my friend pulled me aside and said “Don’t say anything about Last Jedi.”
I reaffirmed that I had never intended to, and he mentioned that the Alamo Drafthouse brought in extra security after Rian Johnson received some death threats – are you fucking kidding me?
Now that a couple weeks have past since its highly anticipated release, and the hyperbole is starting to die down, I’ve noticed a lot more backlash for “Force Awakens.”
When I saw it, I loved it. Yes, it had many flaws, but I had the stupidest grin on my face the whole time. The flaws were minuscule compared to how happy this film had just made me. That last time I experienced something like that was “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”
I’m not a huge Trekker, nor am I a huge “Star Wars” geek. But I love both of the franchises. Both also happen to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Both also have a ton of fan service within them that probably could’ve been left out.
Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.
They’re going to make a “Star Wars” theme park.
SN: New “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer and how excited we are for Civil War
I really enjoyed the first trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” despite being one of the rare people who didn’t really enjoy the first installment. The third trailer surpasses the first with tension, cliffhangers, and overall more serious tone.
They keep making them fight each other. They fought each other in the first one, now they’re still fighting each other. Soon they will really be fighting each other ever since it was declared that “Captain America 3” would have a foundation built by the “Civil War” comics.
I loved the “Civil War” comic series and I’ve never hated Tony Stark more than I did in that franchise. The base of the storyline is the Marvel Universe gets into a civil war after Tony Stark helps support a bill that would make all superheroes have to reveal their identities. Captain America is against this, sees it as dangerous, and thus we have our two civil war generals.
**This page will be updated frequently following the pre-production, production, and post-production of “Star Wars: VII.” It is in order with the most recent news bits on top.
Star Wars VII Timeline
Nov. 29, 2013 – Millennium Falcon reportedly built for Episode VII
Source: The Guardian
Nov. 28, 2013 – Emmanuelle Chriqui, Alexis Dziene and Taissa Farmiga reportedly up for Star Wars VII roles.
Nov. 19, 2013 – R2D2 confirmed
Nov. 18, 2013 – Samuel L. Jackson reveals on Letterman that Mark Hamill hasn’t been contacted by J.J. Abrams on returning.
When compiling the lists for the greatest video games of the 80s and 90s, many video games adapted from movies were in contention. “Star Wars,” the 80s arcade game, placed 7th on the 80s list and “Goldeneye 007” placed 7th on the 90s list as well. They use to be everywhere; we had “Jurassic Park,” all the Disney films of the time – “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” Some of them were pretty good too.
It’s hard to call this a “rise and fall” when, at the dawn of video games, a direct adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s “ET” was released to the Atari 2600 and was held accountable for the great video game crash of 1983, and the unsold copies were dumped into a landfill in New Mexico. “ET – The Extra Terrestrial,” for the Atari, is still widely regarded as one of the worst video games of all time. Still, movie adaptations found a new life in video games and it has been devolving through the years, but why?
“With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J. J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek)and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.
Shooting is scheduled to begin spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios.“
Last Updated: 08/19/13
If every Academy member was required to watch every film from the year in the last few months before the Oscars, we may see more love for the technical excellence in the Disney Nature films. While last year’s “Chimpanzee” was a little less impressive than the year before’s “African Cats,” it is still compelling how the filmmakers find themselves in the midst of these epic and dramatic tales. The cinematography in these films is something to behold. “Bears” looks no different, let’s just hope for more “African Cats” and less “Chimpanzee” to the story.