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The Week in Star Wars – New Star Wars trilogy, The Last Jedi footage, Luke Skywalker/Dark Side update and more

The Week in Star Wars returns with news on a new trilogy of movies, The Last Jedi footage, Mark Hamill talking Luke Skywalker and the Dark Side and more…

Let’s kick things off with the big news from the week: Rian Johnson’s new trilogy. The news came from Lucasfilm who announced that Johnson will be directing the first of this trilogy with long term collaborator Ram Bergman fulfilling producer duties. What’s interesting is that press release reveals that this will be a trilogy outside of the Skywalker saga, which presumably ends with J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode IX. “Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored,” the statement reads. This ties into Kathleen Kennedy’s comments from earlier this week that Lucasfilm were planning the next 10 years of films. With the company having a lot of
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Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 7 Review – ‘Kindred’

Chris Cooper reviews the seventh episode of Star Wars Rebels season 4…

“How have you people stayed alive so long?”

“When it gets strange like this it’s a good thing.”

“All the paths are coming together aren’t they?”

Kindred is a very different episode to anything we’ve had in Season 4 so far. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s the best yet. I’ve not forgotten the orgasm I had over the previous episode; it’s still a great one for me personally, but Kindred gives us so much in so many ways that it’s impossible to deny both it’s quality and it’s importance. Those quotes up top sum up Rebels for me, and they’re all in this episode.

There’s so much content in this episode; I found myself checking if I was near the end a couple
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'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Glass Castle (drama; Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook, Robin Bartlett; rated PG-13) Cars 3 (animated sequel; voices: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer; rated PG) Patti Cake$ (drama; Danielle MacDonald, Bridget Everett; rated R) Ingrid Goes West (comedy; Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy Magnussen, Wyatt Russell, Pom Klementieff, O'Shea Jackson Jr.; rated R) The Journey (drama...

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Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 6 Review – ‘Flight of the Defender’

Chris Cooper reviews the sixth episode of Star Wars Rebels season 4…

Before we go any further, this episode review will have spoilers in it. I can’t keep this quiet!

If you’re stopping here, I’ll be back to spoiler free next episode. Just know that Flight of the Defender is one of my favourite episodes of Rebels.

Ever since I got into the later levels of Tie Fighter on the PC in the late nineties I’ve been in love with the Tie Defender.

It was always the top dog (Missile Boat be damned), and really stood out amongst the Tie variants. So when I first saw one in Rebels I lost my shit. Never did I think that Disney and Lucasfilm would bring my favourite ship into new-canon. But they did! And now they’ve done it again!

If you’re a fan of the vehicles and
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Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Episode 5 Review – ‘The Occupation’

Chris Cooper reviews the fifth episode of Star Wars Rebels season 4…

I thought we’d been through all this. We’d come to an understanding! But no, here we are again.

I thought Star Wars Rebels and I had moved past the term ‘filler’.

But just having seen ‘The Occupation’, that’s really all I can think of. Getting two episodes a week is fantastic, but if you’re going to spread a story over two episodes make it worthwhile! There is some good stuff in this story, but it could have been done in half the time and moved on.

Seeing more of Ezra and how he deals with Lothal’s occupation is massively important to him and the show. There are some strong scenes depicting how much things have changed, and seeing Ezra deal with his emotions proves how far he’s come. It’s clearly all leading to something,
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Blu-ray Review: Cars 3 (2017): A Surprising Pixar-Sized Racing Package

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  Cars 3 (2017) Blu-ray Review, a Pixar Animation Studios movie directed by Brian Fee and starring Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen, Cristela Alozo as Cruz Ramirez, Armie Hammer as Jackson Storm, Chris Cooper as Smokey and Larry the Cable Guy as Mater. Release Date: November 7, 2017 Plot Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation [...]

Continue reading: Blu-ray Review: Cars 3 (2017): A Surprising Pixar-Sized Racing Package
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The Week in Star Wars – Han Solo movie gets a title, The Last Jedi tracking huge opening weekend, “Evil” Luke Skywalker theories and more

Your weekend edition of The Week in Star Wars features a big update from the Han Solo spin-off movie, The Last Jedi’s box office tracking (and new images), Mark Hamill talking fan theories and much more…

We’ll kick off this week’s edition of The Week in Star Wars with news from the Han Solo movie camp, with Ron Howard announcing on Twitter that production has wrapped on the spin-off outing. Not only that, but he revealed the official title is now Solo: A Star Wars Story. No real surprises there…

…Moving over to Star Wars: The Last Jedi now, and some new promo art was released which offered a first look at the space horses, and a new image of Laura Dern’s Admiral Holdo was also released…

…Following the latest trailer for The Last Jedi, several fans have started theories about whether or not Luke Skywalker
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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #15

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #15…

Jumping straight in this week! Be prepared, I’m going to be talking about the art a lot.

I expect gorgeous art from Campbell but she has outdone herself with some of the panels. Brittany Peer’s use of colour, or not in some cases makes them even more striking, whilst it appears series regular Shawn Lee was really let off the leash when it came to the lettering. Words straining against and bursting out of their ragged boxes gives the dialogue an edge, especially in the violent scenes they help depict. This arc has a great style that reaches a crescendo here.

Have I mentioned how cool Karai’s hair is? A minor thing to most perhaps. but she’s got a few looks here that always fit the occasion. I don’t mean that to sound at all ‘girls should
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Comic Book Review – Batman: White Knight #1

Chris Cooper reviews Batman: White Knight #1…

A stunning opening issue that answers old questions in new ways, Batman: White Knight #1 has both excited and intrigued me in ways that no Batman comic has for a long time.

Writers have danced around the moral quandary of Batman’s crusade for years now. Sean Murphy tackles them head on.

How can the Police Force condone Batman’s vigilantism? If they do, is every beating he dishes out Police brutality? Is Batman’s mission the misguided energy of a broken man and doomed to fail? What about the property damage and public endangerment his vehicles and gadgets cause? Can a Police Force relying on such a character ever be considered clean and capable? Is Batman mentally competent enough to be trusted with such power?

When you drill down into things, Batman’s entire setup relies on incompetency at various levels. If his mission
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Spider-Man, Annabelle: Creation, and more new titles coming to the Cineplex Store in October!

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Spider-Man, Annabelle: Creation, and more new titles coming to the Cineplex Store in October!Spider-Man, Annabelle: Creation, and more new titles coming to the Cineplex Store in October!Amanda Wood10/3/2017 10:00:00 Am

We obviously love summer, but there’s something about October that we can’t get enough of. Falling leaves, a chance to finally break out our favourite sweaters, and Halloween (easily our favourite holiday) all make the colder weather bearable. October is also the unofficial beginning of awards season, with studios releasing their biggest contenders as the year winds down.

While there are tons of cool movies hitting Cineplex theatres this month, there are also plenty of exciting movies coming to the Cineplex Store that you can watch from the coziness of your own home. We’ve picked five of our favourites for you here, so read on to see what new Cineplex Store title you should
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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #74

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #74…

Having recently watched A Few Good Men, my bar for courtroom drama is set really high. I’ll try not to compare Tmnt to Aaron Sorkin and Jack Nicholson.

Despite starting off with some pew pew action, Tmnt #74 quickly settles into the courtroom setting, and I’m thankful. With #73 leading directly into the five part Dimension X series, and Universe doing its own thing, it’s been a busy time for Idw Tmnt. I’m a bit tired! So to have a more measured, dialogue driven affair is welcome. That’s not to say I didn’t appreciate the pew pew, and the more malevolent aspects that come with Hakk-r; it just things easier to digest.

Speaking of Hakk-r, I’ve found that unlike the witnesses, who were given depth that can’t be gained in the main series. he’s (?) perhaps better the less I see.
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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #14

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #14…

I’m going to be really honest with you all. Some of you have hopefully been reading my Tmnt reviews for a whole now, and you’ll have noticed that on the whole they’re pretty damn glowing.

Idw being so consistent brings some real problems. Namely, when it is usually so good, what more can you say, unless you delve heavily into spoilers? I’ll try regardless!

Like the issues leading up to it, Tmnt Universe #14 is yet another solid month’s worth of story. Koya is still winding me up, whilst Bludgeon is becoming pretty cool. I wonder if he could make a shift at some point. Speaking of cool, I really like Ocho. What a big son a gun she is, and what a good fight. I particularly liked Karai attempting a Mortal Kombat style uppercut. Suffice to say
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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #5

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #5…

Well now, that was not the ending I expected.

Seriously guys, the Dimension X series has ended in such a way that I don’t know whether it’s brilliant or terrible. Of course I won’t spoil it, but that always ties my hands a fair bit. I’ll hint it a little though; has a bad guy not knowing the whole story ever been the reason they didn’t succeed? The Idw series has been so strong that it can go a different way and try something else when it wants to, but I honestly don’t know if they’ve made the right choice here.

What can I definitely talk about? Well, in a series that has been consistently high in quality when it comes to art, Craig Rousseau also delivers. I particularly like how he’s
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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #4

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #4…

The Tmnt land on a planet of criminals and lowlifes. In these surroundings, one heroic pilot is on the lam from the most powerful crime boss on the planet: a pilot named Ace Duck!

Chris is a good solid name. That it’s my own name has nothing to do with that…

So to see a Chris on art duties for issue 4 of the Dimension X series is pleasing. What’s even more pleasing is that his artwork is great! Very smooth, with a fantastic looking take on the turtle’s design. It’s boosted immensely by Mark Englert’s purple and pink hues. This is a great looking issue. I mean, it even has Leo wearing both his swords on the same side. I like that a lot, even if I’m not sure it makes sense.

Which makes
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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #3…

Journey to Stump Asteroid, where the biggest no-hold barred brawls in Dimension X can be found! The newest warriors to enter the ring? The Tmnt!

It’s been a long time since I’ve followed wrestling to any degree. I remember a simpler time, when I thought that the fights and drama were real. Now I see it for the soap opera it is.

It seems Mikey hasn’t quite figured that one out yet. It’s a recurring joke in Dimension X #3. and I found it very funny. The more I think about it though, shouldn’t he know better? It’s not the most original joke, but for me it lands each time so I can let it go.

It’s a very different setting than the past two issues, as the series has clearly set out that
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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #13

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #13…

“Karai’s Path,” part 2 of 4. As Karai becomes embroiled in the Tokyo underworld, an ancient sword may show her the true path forward… if she can overcome the obstacles guarding it!

The theme of this arc appears to be ‘adapt’. We see all three characters, Karai, Koya, and Bludgeon, attempting this with varying degrees of success.

But what was my first thought upon finishing #13 of Tmnt Universe? Koya really needs to sort herself out! Shes a very dramatic character, always high pitched and on edge. She’s frustrating, exactly as real people are. And there’s the important thing; I don’t think of her as just a mutant or a huge deadly bird. She’s a true character, with strengths and weaknesses.

Bludgeon is really chill about the whole thing. He’s been through loss too, maybe even more so, but
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Comic Book Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #2

Chris Cooper reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Dimension X #2…

In a world of giant flying fish monsters, only one creature is strong enough to survive—Anemon! Will the Turtles be able to defeat him and bring him to testify at the Trial of Krang?

I had a concern that each issue of the Dimension X series would follow the same pattern. The Tmnt find a witness, only to confront Hakk-r, who despite immediately becoming a favourite of mine, would fail in some contrived fashion that would undermine his status to set up a final battle.

Issue #1 had a more obvious structure to it (which didn’t stop me loving it), but without giving away too much, issue #2 manages to swerve away from what I expected, as it gives us another interesting witness.

Michael Dialynas did some great work back in issues #53, #54, and #55, when he dealt with Mikey and the Mutanimals.
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What Amazing Spider-Man 3 Would Have Really Been About

What Amazing Spider-Man 3 Would Have Really Been About
Director Marc Webb has revealed what his plans were for the ill-fated The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which eventually became the rebooted Spider-Man: Homecoming. Sony was relying on the series reboot to launch their Spidey universe and had high hopes for the second installment of The Amazing Spider-Man with Webb at the helm and starring Andrew Garfield. In fact, it was announced that Webb would officially be returning to direct the final movie in the proposed trilogy before the second installment even hit theaters, but as fate would have it, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 turned out to be panned by critics and fans alike and didn't do as well as Sony would have liked at the box office.

Sony scrapped any idea of a third movie happening with Marc Webb and Andrew Garfield and set its sights on rebooting the series once again, but this time in partnership with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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How ‘The Amazing-Spider Man 3’ Would Have Brought Norman Osborn Back to Life

How ‘The Amazing-Spider Man 3’ Would Have Brought Norman Osborn Back to Life
Chris Cooper’s throwaway role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was going to lead to a more prominent role in the sequel that never got made. Director Marc Webb had planned to bring him back in a big way with The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which was once scheduled to come out in 2018. Norman Osborn would’ve also led Drew Goddard’s scrapped Sinister Six movie. […]

The post How ‘The Amazing-Spider Man 3’ Would Have Brought Norman Osborn Back to Life appeared first on /Film.
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Marc Webb Talks Cancelled ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’ and ‘Sinister Six’ Plans

Back in 2013, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘ seemed like a sure-fire hit for Sony. During the production of the film, the studio was so sure of their franchise prospects that they began to formulate plans to open up the world of Spider-Man. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3‘ and ‘Sinister Six‘ were both announced before the movie had even finished filming. A few months before it’s release, director Marc Webb was confirmed to direct ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3‘. It was in this span of a few months that they began to formulate ideas for the already announced sequel.

When the film came out however, a combination of middling reviews, the infamous Sony hack of 2014, a potential crossover deal with Marvel Studios, and the lowest worldwide gross of the franchise (although still a respectable $709 million) caused the ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3‘ to be cancelled in a matter of months. Then, as history goes, the Marvel deal
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