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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will have an IMAX monopoly for a month

I can’t say that this news is surprising at all, but it’s still interesting to me. When the much anticipated seventh episode in the Star Wars saga opens,...

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Next Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is attached to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

As if you needed another reason to see Avengers: Age of Ultron, right? Well, Disney is giving you just that, announcing that the Marvel sequel will have the second...

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J.J. Abrams rumored to be the front-runner to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Consider this just a rumor for now, but if it turns out to be true, then this could really bode well for the quality of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (side note: I always...

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Awards Profile: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Welcome to the 2015 Awards Profiles series.  For the next two months, every day (except for Saturday), we will bring you a run down of a future 2015 film that we see...

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Showtime has ordered the ‘Roadies’ pilot from Cameron Crowe

A few days ago I wrote a bit about Cameron Crowe potentially partnering with J.J. Abrams for a comedy pilot at Showtime. Well, now we can report that the network has...

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Cameron Crowe is developing a Comedy Pilot for Showtime with J.J. Abrams

As one of the few ardent defenders of Elizabethtown out there (and to a lesser extent, We Bought a Zoo…that final sequence makes me cry every single time), I feel...

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Josh Trank will direct one of the ‘Star Wars’ spinoffs

Even if you aren’t big fans of the Star Wars series, you have to give the powers that be credit for doing a good job with all of the new installments so far....

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Lupita Nyong’o Joins the ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast

I know a lot of folks were bummed when the initial cast announcement for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII was put out and it didn’t include some of the bigger...

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Gareth Edwards will direct a ‘Star Wars’ spinoff

I had a feeling that it would only be a matter of days between Godzilla opening as well as it did and director Gareth Edwards being courted for a high profile project....

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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 17: Speculating the roles of the new ‘Star Wars’ cast, Part 2

Happy Friday, everyone! This week’s Sci-Fi Fridays episode continues where I last left off: going through the roster of cast members for Star Wars: Episode VII and...

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More ‘Star Wars’ casting news still to come

The buzz around yesterday’s casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII was about as positive as J.J. Abrams and company could have hoped for. That being said,...

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New ‘Star Wars’ Cast Revealed – Includes Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and More

Yes folks, after one of the longest stretches of just out and out speculation that we’ve seen among movie fans, Disney and LucasFilm officially announced who J.J....

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Sci-Fi Fridays Episode 2: Casting Star Wars Episode VII, Part #1

With the announcement of 2015’s Star Wars Episode VII and the subsequent Star Wars spinoff films — origin stories for some of the most beloved characters in...

Watch J.J. Abrams and Jon Stewart Discuss ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’

It seems odd to me how many people feel the need to choose between Star Wars and Star Trek. Maybe it’s because I feel one is way better than the other (dodges...

Star Trek into Darkness (***)

With Star Trek into Darkness, director J.J. Abrams has not only made one of the most action packed Star Trek films to date, he’s also made the most compelling case...

Listen to Michael Giacchino’s theme for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Oscar winning composer Michael Giacchino and J.J. Abrams have worked together on all of his films and the collaboration has produced some great movie music and moments....

Circuit Round-Up (Week Ending 1/27)

As the talk of 2012 slowly comes to an end, The Awards Circuit moves forward by embracing the new film year. Joey Magidson and Terence Johnson spent a full nine days in...

2013 PGA Nominees for Best Documentary

Ummm…first thing that comes to mind, where the hell is Amy Berg’s West of Memphis?  Don’t know what the standards are but that film and Searching for...

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ gets an official synopsis, trailer announcement

One of 2009’s pleasant surprises was J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, a film that succeeded in being both a great crowd-pleaser and critical success. With a trailer...

Who should direct ‘Star Wars Episode VII’?

Something that many never thought would ever happen is going on in Hollywood right now. Yes, ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ is in pre-production, and it’s not...

Producers Guild to Honor J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams is set to receive the 2013 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America for his work producing and directing in the...

‘Revolution’ Pilot Review (***)

Ever since J.J. Abrams’ brainchild LOST came to its epic conclusion over three years ago, networks have been scrambling to find the next big thing in science...

J.J. Abrams has another mystery project in development

So far, I’ve been a big fan of the “secret” projects that J.J. Abrams seems to come up with every few years. Both ‘Cloverfield’ and...

Trailer for NBC’s ‘Revolution’ – “It’s All Going to Turn Off…”

  I make no secret about my affinity for the J.J. Abrams television series, LOST. In fact, I still pretty much talk about it in one way or another on an almost-daily...

TV Review: Alcatraz (***1/2)

“On March 21st, 1963, Alcatraz officially closed. All the prisoners were transferred off the island…only that’s not what happened. Not at all.”...