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J.J. Abrams Reveals 'Star Wars: Episode VII' X-Wing

1:14 PM 7/21/2014 by Jeff Giles
Xwing
We can't (yet) see what our old friends Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca are up to on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, but we've already been granted a sneak peek of R2-D2 -- and now, director J.J. Abrams has thrown back the curtain on our first look at the return of the X-wing fighter. The ship, piloted by Rebel insurgents in their battle against the Empire, seems set to be making a return to action in Episode VII, at least judging from the glimpse we get via Abrams' new "Force for Change" video.

Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing style vehicle revealed Brilliantly, wonderfully, JJ Abrams is using the focus and excitement we all have for the next installment of the Star Wars saga as a force for good (or a Force For Change as he calls it) by creating videos from the set that help raise money for charity via some rather exciting prizes. Traditionally, JJ has held back information during the making-of period of his movies, so it's really exciting he's using these videos to offer glimpses of the set for fans, with the main purpose of supporting UNICEF. It's basically the nicest Jedi mind trick we've ever seen.

New in Theaters: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Sex Tape,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’

9:27 PM 7/19/2014 by Logan Falk
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Sorry for the lateness, folks! It’s been a busy week on this end—fortunately, it looks like we aren’t missing much: while last weekend was a brief break from the run of mediocre summer titles hitting theaters, it seems the break is over, as this weekend brings a horde of poorly-received releases to the box office.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds Christina Chong For a film that initially looked to be something of a sausage fest, Star Wars: Episode VII is shaping up to be a rather distaff-friendly slice of sci-fi. In the latest of several recent casting announcements, British actress Christina Chong has been added to the mix. Chong joins a growing list of new faces in the upcoming sequel, including Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, and Crystal Clarke; her recent credits include an appearance in the Fox miniseries 24: Live Another Day, as well as a role in Madonna's W.E. read more

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds Christina Chong

3:54 PM 7/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
Christina Chong
For a film that initially looked to be something of a sausage fest, Star Wars: Episode VII is shaping up to be a rather distaff-friendly slice of sci-fi. In the latest of several recent casting announcements, British actress Christina Chong has been added to the mix. Chong joins a growing list of new faces in the upcoming sequel, including Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, and Crystal Clarke; her recent credits include an appearance in the Fox miniseries 24:

'Big Hero 6' Debuts Full-Length Trailer

4:23 PM 7/15/2014 by Jeff Giles
Big Hero 6
Unless you're a heartless cretin with no patience for all things adorable, Disney's Big Hero 6 teaser piqued your interest for the feature, scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 7. And now that they're finished piquing, the studio has unleashed a full-length trailer that offers a sneak peek at what the movie offers beyond a boy and his portly robot sidekick.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Filming Partially in IMAX

11:11 AM 7/9/2014 by Jeff Giles
IMAX
There may not be a franchise on the planet (or in a galaxy far, far away) more perfectly made for IMAX than Star Wars, but the format's rise has occurred mostly during the saga's time away from theaters, so they've mostly been kept apart -- although the prequel trilogy shot by George Lucas in the late '90s and early aughts did end up being blown up and projected on those really, really big screens.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Set Image Confirms IMAX Scenes When George Lucas directed Star Wars back in 1977, the franchise wasn’t yet a known entity and the movie’s budget was a paltry $11 million – an amount that, even when adjusted for inflation, is far dwarfed by the $200 million+ production budget that Star Wars: Episode VII is estimated to have. Director J.J.

Fake ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Footage Imagines AT-ATs at the Airport (Video) If you think flight delays are bad now, imagine waiting for an AT-AT to clear the runway: A German “Star Wars” fan had some fun with homespun CGI in what he claimed was “leaked” footage from the set of J.J. Abrams’ “Episode VII.” The video (above) features Imperial spacecrafts and a AT-AT Walker roaming around Germany's Frankfurt Airport. Even the Death Star makes a cameo. Also read: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Casts Two Newcomers “Looks like the Story of Star Wars plays on Earth too in the next Episode.

A man paying tribute to “Star Wars” terrified a Kansas business owner this week while wearing a full Storm Trooper outfit and the weapon that goes with it. KSAL News reports that the business owner called 911 because they feared he was carrying an AK-47 through the streets of Salina, KA. See video: Jon Stewart Accuses Bill O'Reilly, Other Media of Accepting Mass Shootings (Video) Police advised the business  to enter lockdown mode, while numerous officers were dispatched to deal with the possible threat, which turned out to be plastic. Christopher Burns (pictured in action belo

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