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'Star Wars Parkour' Is As Amazing As It Sounds


As most of the waking world is aware, there is a "Star Wars" version of pretty much everything — cereal, gangsta rap, "Call Me Maybe" — so, sure, it makes sense that a few incredibly athletic people who live near a desert would make a crisply-edited "Star Wars Parkour" video and upload it right onto YouTube. Color you unimpressed, right?

But then you click "play," and your life changes almost instantly. Maybe it's the straight-outta-Alderaan outfits. Maybe it's the "Ewan McGregor in 'The Phantom Menace'" haircuts. Maybe it's the fact that they seem to have filmed the video on planet Tatooine itself. Get More »

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Start Date, Fake Title Revealed?

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We're all looking forward to seeing Disney and J.J. Abrams carrying on various staples of "Star Wars" and a UK fan-site seems to have revealed another example.

Super-fans know that "Return of the Jedi" (originally titled "Revenge of the Jedi," until a very educated super-fan pointed out the philosophical problem with that title) went under the working title "Blue Harvest" back in 1982, to hide the production from the prying eyes of press and people dressed up like Darth Vader. ("Blue Harvest" has since been referenced by Family Guy, The Simpsons, Dark Horse Comics and more.)

And this was before TMZ existed, so imagine the secrecy that is going to be required for "Star Wars Episode VII." It looks like the sneaky working title this time around is going to be "Foodles."

Yes, as in, the Disney themed snack product at the grocery store. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Jedi News

John Williams Confirmed to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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"Star Wars: Episode VII" might be flush with new talent behind the lens, but there's at least one constant coming forward from the previous six installments. Composer John Williams — yes, he who devised that infamous d-d-d-dah dah! theme — is officially back in the fold.

Lucasfilm Prez Kathleen Kennedy hit up Germany's "Star Wars" Celebration Europe this weekend and confirmed the news that Williams would be back and presented a nice little prerecorded video of him speaking on the film. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: ComingSoon.net

Stars Test Their Sci-fi Knowledge in 'Geeks Or Poseurs?' The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Edition

San Diego Comic-Con is the one event where your spellbinding knowledge of "Star Wars" will get you mad dates. But while you're rattling off those Darth Vader facts like a geek champ, you can't help but notice the droves of people that wish they were on your level. And guess what? Harrison Ford, Hugh Jackman and  Aaron Eckhart are on that list. Get More »

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Duh, Ryan Gosling Won't be in 'Star Wars'

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Whoever started this rumor, dude(s), we like your enthusiasm and all but c'mon... Ryan Gosling in a "Star Wars" movie? It's way too absurd to be even remotely believable, in this galaxy or one far, far away.

So, it probably wasn't even necessary for his people to reach out and officially put the big fat kibosh on that line of chatter, though they did. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Huffington Post

Link Riot: A Very 'Star Wars' Wedding

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• The Force is strong with this wedding photo. [NeatoRama]

• Find out how Loki, er, Tom Hiddleston snuck into Comic-Con without being noticed. [Hypable]

• Superhero movies that stayed true to their roots ... and those that didn't. [Moviefone]

• You've never seen such a display of neurotic hilarity! All 50 (50!) Woody Allen films ranked from worst to best. [Film.com]

• Have you seen all the fashion that was on display at Comic-Con? And we don't means fans in costumes. [The Frisky]

• Watch Hayley Atwell do S.H.I.E.L.D. proud in this clip from "Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter." [Splash Page]

• The best never rest, indeed. Watch Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker give a really awkward, cringe-inducing "Red 2" interview. [Death and Taxes]

• Get cultural, will ya? 50 foreign films you need to see before you croak. [Complex]

• And now, 9 photos of Comic-Con cosplayers eating food. Because why not is because why. [Mental Floss]

• Oh, Jake Lloyd, we hardly knew ye. Actors whose careers were killed with just one movie. [ScreenCrush]

• Christopher Walken is the first cast member recruited for Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys." Awesome. [Deadline]

• Who needs blockbusters, anyway? The 25 essential American indie films from 1992-2013. [FlavorWire]

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Desert Dune Threatens Famed 'Star Wars' Tatooine Set

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Who has the guts to challenge Darth Vader? Mother nature, apparently ... via a Pac-Man-shaped dune. Seriously. Dun dun da da da dun dun! 

The U.K.'s Independent reports a giant sand dune with a gaping mouth (which actually looks like the yellow video game character, no joke) is headed straight for the Tunisian set of Mos Espa, the Tatooine spaceport where Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader grew up in "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace." Boo!  Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Independent

'Doctor Who' Wants to Play in the 'Stars' with J.J. Abrams

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Now that Matt Smith's nearing the end of his "Doctor Who" travels, he's ready to launch into another dimension: somewhere far, far away with J.J. Abrams.

Yep, while paying a visit to Comic-Con to say what's up to all the Whovians who made way to San Diego this year, Smith also chatted about his interest in playing a piece in one of those space movie games* Abrams is juggling right about now ... and, hey, the doc knows beggars can't be choosers, so he'd be delighted to be in either "Star Trek 3" movie or "Star Wars: Episode VII." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Digital Spy

Harrison Ford Believes J.J. Abrams Can Deliver 'Star Wars'

It was an especially exciting day at the San Diego Comic-Con as attendees were in the presence of none other than Han Solo and Indiana Jones himself.

Harrison Ford was at the Con to promote his new sci-fi adventure film, "Ender's Game," but the conversation inevitably turned to the future of "Star Wars" during an interview in the MTV Livestream room. Get More »

Filed Under: Comic-Con Movie News | Source: MTV Livestream

5 Things You Will Not See at Comic-Con This Year

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In case you haven't already noticed, the list of movie-related items expected to drop at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con event is, to put it mildly, incredibly extensive.

Just about all the major players are pullin' out the stops this year to get that geek street cred on lock ('cause nerds rule, yo!). So, while we're all optimistically jotting down little lists of things to be particularly jazzed about, things are going to be so busy, hectic and ridiculously awesome for just about anyone even remotely involved with the entertainment biz ... well, except for a few people.

Believe it or not, there are some franchises opting out of a day in the sun at America's Finest City ... and some pretty big ones, too. Get More »

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