Descpecializing ‘Star Wars’

Descpecializing ‘Star Wars’

I know this video has been out for a while, but I only just became aware of it via /Film (yes I have been aware of and have the original Despeicialized Editions of Star Wars, I’m talking about this particular little documentary).

It’s a really fantastic look at just how much work fans — and particularly the fan who calls himself Harmy — is putting into this restoration process. And it looks…

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David Yates to Direct ‘Fantatic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

David Yates to Direct ‘Fantatic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
Kevin Jagernauth — The Playlist »

Never say never. After four films in the world of “Harry Potter,” David Yates seemed to have moved on. He’s now directing “Tarzan,” and was involved in the early stages of the FX series “Tyrant.” But it appears J.K. Rowling has worked her magic on him once again, as Yates is going back to the world of wizards.

THR reports that Yates will direct Potter-world film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to…

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‘Nightcrawler’ Trailer — Jake Gyllenhaal Gets a Little Obsessive

‘Nightcrawler’ Trailer — Jake Gyllenhaal Gets a Little Obsessive

I wouldn’t consider myself a Jake Gyllenhaal fan but I think there might be something here in his latest upcoming film Nightcrawler (no, not that one). Strapped for cash and a little bit desperate, the guy gets into filming crimes. But the indication is that he takes it a little too far and hides evidence and covers things up when it helps him get a better story. In short, he because obsessed…

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Luc Besson Doesn’t See How He Could Do a ‘Lucy’ Sequel

Luc Besson Doesn’t See How He Could Do a ‘Lucy’ Sequel
Kevin Jagernauth — The Playlist »

In the course of his career, Luc Besson has produced the following: two “Taken” films (with a third on the way); three “Transporter” movies, along with a TV show based on the movie, plus a feature length reboot “The Transporter Legacy” coming next year; “Nikita”; the Hollywood remake “Point Of No Return” in addition to a TV series; four “Taxi” movies; three “Arthur” movies….you see where we’re…

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‘Outcast’ Trailer — Nicolas Cage & Hayden Christensen Team Up in Ancient China

‘Outcast’ Trailer — Nicolas Cage & Hayden Christensen Team Up in Ancient China

After watching this trailer I don’t really have a good idea of what the plot is about. But I’m pretty sure I can tell you this film is going to be overwrought, over-acted, poorly acted, and it’s going to feature a pretty bad accent by Nicolas Cage (that’s when you can understand him and he’s not mumbling).

Oh, I also dare you to try to make sense of this official synposis:

Princess Lian and…

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Relativity Already Planning a Sequel for ‘The November Man’?

Relativity Already Planning a Sequel for ‘The November Man’?
Kevin Jagernauth — The Playlist »

Quick! Tell me who stars in “The November Man,” what the plot is and when it opens! Nope, you can’t use IMDb. C’mon, try a bit harder than that, because Relativity really thinks you want to see this movie, to the point where they’ve already started work on a sequel.

Yep, after the film’s star Pierce Brosnan apparently spilled the beans on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” by saying, “ ‘The…

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The MovieByte Podcast #102: And it Exploded

And it Exploded

TJ, Chad, and Joe hop in the time machine and go back to 1999 to review the wonderful and zany ‘Galaxy Quest’. It may be a parody, but it’s one with heart and story, and one which all three enjoyed immensely. Highly recommended. Also up for discussion: the time has come for Chad to leave his full time co-host spot on the podcast due to other responsibilities. But don’t be sad, he’ll still be around. And in film news, Warer Bros. casts Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan the tiger, Robin Williams learns about hand drawn animation, we’ll get more President Coin in the films than the ‘Hunger Games’ book series, the original theatrical cuts of the ‘Star Wars’ trilogy are not likely to be released any time soon, and Robin Williams Daughter Zelda has left social media after being harassed in the wake of her father’s death.

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Kaaahhhhhnnnn — Warner Bros. Casts Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan

Kaaahhhhhnnnn — Warner Bros. Casts Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan
Isaac Feldberg — We Got This Covered »

Though Disney clearly has the lead in the race to adapt Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Bookinto a big-budget blockbuster, Warner Bros. is quietly moving along with its own take, now officially titled Jungle Book: Origins. Andy Serkis is making his directorial debut on the pic, after having served as Peter Jackson’s second unit director on the Hobbit trilogy. Now, the first voice lead for the…

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Robin Williams “Learns” About Hand-Drawn Animation in ‘Back to Neverland’

Robin Williams “Learns” About Hand-Drawn Animation in ‘Back to Neverland’

You know, there is really something endearing about hand-drawn animation that I miss. I think maybe that was part of the charm of a film like Enchanted for me. But in any event, I found this gem via Peter Sciretta over at /Film. It’s a little film of Robin Williams and Walter Cronkite taking us on a tour of the different stages of animation of the day.

Viewing this has multiple layers for me.…

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“Star Wars must have blown his mind!” Honest Trailer for ‘The Winter Soldier’

“Star Wars must have blown his mind!” Honest Trailer for ‘The Winter Soldier’

Heil hard drive? How do the Honest Trailers guys keep doing this? I mean, I have a new favorite. Again.

I love how they freely admit that finding fault with this film is really nit-picky, and so they find fault with it anyway. Get ready for MAJOR SPOILERS though. But seriously, who hasn’t seen The Winter Solider? If you haven’t, shame on you! I mean, not a great plan.

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