Star Wars

Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (M, USA, 2016) is action packed and ruthless

December 15, 2016

The Star Wars saga is set to continue, this time with the first stand alone film in its ‘Anthology’ series. Singular films that will showcase interconnected stories or characters that basically provide an extended universe to our main trilogies. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is first out of the gates and has a lot […]

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Brian Jay Jones talks Star Wars, George Lucas and the art of the biography

December 15, 2016

You might have noticed that the world has gone a little bit Star Wars crazy these last couple of months. There’s been novels, movies – just released – memoirs by stars, and now a biography of the creator, the man behind it all – George Lucas. George Lucas: A Life is the new biography from […]

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Iconic Producer & Director Frank Marshall talks Jason Bourne, Sully, Assassin’s Creed, being married to Star Wars and… DJing? (EXCLUSIVE)

December 1, 2016

I recently had the honour of meeting legendary producer and director Frank Marshall. Across a career which started in the late 1960s, Mr Marshall has produced and directed some of the biggest movies in the history of cinema, from Batteries Not Included to Gremlins, Indiana Jones, Back to The Future, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World and […]

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EA indicates Star Wars Battlefront 2 will debut in late 2017

November 3, 2016

Electronic Arts have indicated their intention to release a sequel to 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront in time for the holidays next year. The news comes as EA hosted its annual investor conference call earlier this week.

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Donald Glover to portray young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Star Wars film

October 24, 2016

Community and Atlanta Actor, and Grammy Nominated Rapper Donald Glover (a.k.a disc jockey Childish Gambino) has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the yet-to-be titled Han Solo Star Wars film. Donald Glover will share the set with Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the iconic Solo, LucasFilm has announced. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller […]

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Interview: Adam Nimoy on his father Leonard, growing up with Star Trek and his doco For The Love Of Spock

October 10, 2016

When the unimaginable happens and a timeless fictional character is killed off in a favourite book, TV series or film, it can hurt. Spending so many hours sitting down and completely losing yourself in a fantasy world, whether on page or screen, can take its toll. When an actor of that very timeless character dies […]

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Rogue One toy line-up revealed with stop-motion video and competition.

September 1, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story new toy line-up has been officially revealed via a series of fan-made stop-motion shorts.

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A new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has dropped, and it’s epic

August 15, 2016

The word “epic” is thrown around far too often these days, especially in this Marvel vs DC comic book universe we now occupy. It takes a new Star Wars trailer to pop up and reminds us the high bar that “epic” has been set at. And at the end of last week, we enjoyed this […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII will start from the moment The Force Awakens left off

July 18, 2016

While this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe has given out relatively little details on 2017’s Episode VIII – focusing primarily on Rouge One, due out later this year – the film’s director Rian Johnson, accompanied by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, did give us some new information about the film during their panel on the future […]

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Alden Ehrenreich makes his debut as the young Han Solo at Star Wars Celebration

July 18, 2016

Earlier today we took you to the panel about the future of the Star Wars film franchise that took place at the Star Wars Celebration Europe in London. But the Episode VIII news was only half of the story. During the same panel, the directors of the second stand-alone Star Wars Story, Phil Lord and […]

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Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary chases Warwick Davis during her Star Wars Celebration panel

July 17, 2016

Earlier today in London, Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, appeared at the annual Star Wars Celebration event, accompanied by her dog, Gary Fisher. The pair were interviewed by Warwick Davis, who famously got his start as the Ewok “Wicket” from the original Star Wars, and also confirmed that he’ll be playing another character in Rogue One (rumoured […]

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Here’s everything we learned about Rogue One at the Star Wars Celebration

July 17, 2016

The Star Wars Celebration has begun. This time around it’s being held at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre in the UK. This convention-of-sorts is held, it seems, yearly now and celebrates everything Old and New in the massive pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. The big story we were all waiting for this time around was for Rogue […]

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Star Wars Rebels, VR & a new book the highlights of Star Wars Celebration’s second day

July 17, 2016

Another day of massive Star Wars Celebration has ended in London, and with it we have some great news for Star Wars Rebels fans, including a new trailer for the third series. Without going into spoiler territory for previous seasons, it seems that the aftermath of season two,has left some pretty deep scars for the future of our heroes […]

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Mark Hamill addresses Episode VIII secrecy and The Force Awakens disappointments

July 17, 2016

Well Star Wars fans, it’s that time of year where the annual Star Wars Celebration takes place – and this time around it’s in London. While last year focused on the hype surrounding The Force Awakens, this year has been all about Rogue One. However, the first day of the event was just as much about an hour with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill […]

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Video Games Review: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4, 2016)

July 11, 2016

I feel like I owe The Force Awakens a pretty significant debt. It’s not only brought the Star Wars franchise back to life in the post-prequels era but now it’s returning the license to the Lego series to lift them out of their slump following Lego Marvel’s Avengers. This new entry in the Lego series is amongst the its very […]

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E3 2016: EA drops Star Wars sizzle reel, shows first gameplay of Visceral’s new 3rd-person Star Wars adventure

June 12, 2016

If I wasn’t awake by the time EA’s press conference began this morning, I certainly was when the Star Wars theme blared through my headphones to herald a change of topic. EA gave a quick look at a number of Star Wars games they have in the pipe, including a follow up to last year’s Star Wars Battlefront at […]

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Disney cancels Disney Infinity and shuts down studio

May 13, 2016

Just as Disney Infinity 3.0 looked to be the recipient of some exciting prospects, Disney has announced that they are officially done with the video game.

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Hail, Ceasar! actor officially cast as Han Solo for 2018 Star Wars Story

May 6, 2016

After months of rumors and speculation, Disney has found their new Han Solo in Alden Ehrenreich. Ehrenreich was last seen in the Coen Brother‘s Hail, Caesar! and will be playing a younger version of the Harrison Ford character in one of Disney‘s upcoming Star Wars anthology films, centering on the iconic character’s origin story. The prequel film has yet […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (M15+) (USA, 2015)

May 4, 2016

As we celebrate #MayThe4thBeWithYou, we sat down with the two disc Blu-Ray release of the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. First, we look back at Ryan Champion’s review of the film, before we get neck deep in the disc of special features that fans can enjoy! So, is the release worth the purchase? […]

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Why you should watch Star Wars in the “Machete Order” this May the 4th

May 4, 2016

If you have yet to watch the compelte Star Wars saga through in “The Machete Order”, this May 4th is absolutely the right time to try it. Coined by blogger Rod Hilton, the Machete Order is an approach to rewatching the Star Wars films in a way that seeks to minimize some of the prequel’s […]

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Interview: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Art Director Doug Chiang talks reviving the epic sci-fi saga

April 13, 2016

One of the biggest hurdles in the way of The Force Awakens’ enormous box office success was crafting a film that could really nail the look of the original trilogy, yet also build on Lucas’ original designs, in a way that set the tone for a new generation of Star Wars stories. Fergus caught up with Lucasfilm’s Art Director on […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII rumored to film in Alice Springs

April 12, 2016

At least some part of Rian Johnson’s follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be filmed on the outskirts of Australia’s own Alice Springs, according to rumors circulating today. The specific location itself is unknown but said to have been chosen specifically by director Rian Johnson. Word is that the scenes filmed in the area […]

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The Force Awakens wins big at MTV Movie Awards

April 10, 2016

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards took place over the weekend with Star Wars: The Force Awakens taking home three of the eleven awards it scored nominations for. The other big winners included Will Smith, who scored the MTV Generation Award and Melissa McCarthy who walked off with the Comedic Genius Award. Check out the full list of award winner and nominees […]

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The first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer is here and it’s awesome

April 8, 2016

In case you somehow missed it breaking the internet last night, the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped online The film is set before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope and follow the group of rebels, led by Felicity Jones‘ Jyn Erso, who steal the plans to the first […]

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SXSW First Impression Review: Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey (USA, 2016)

March 30, 2016

With a surprise appearance from J.J. Abrams helping get the crowd in the mood, the premiere of Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – an insightful, feature length documentary about the 7th Star Wars film, The Force Awakens – attracted a massive crowd at SXSW earlier this month, keen to learn the secrets behind […]

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SXSW: J.J. Abrams Introduces Secrets of the Force Awakens documentary

March 14, 2016

The feature-length documentary Secrets of the Force Awakens premiered at SXSW this week. Abrams introduced the film, set to be bundled in with the Blu-ray release of The Force Awakens, to SXSW attendees. “What’s so cool about this is that it shows and highlights the people who put their heart and soul into making The […]

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Seven things we noticed after seeing The Force Awakens again at an outdoor cinema

March 3, 2016

Netting over $2 billion in the box-office, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was one of, if not the, biggest movie of last year. For such a big release, it only seemed right to go see it on one of the biggest screens in Sydney – the Moonlight Cinema. Revisiting Episode 7 – this time in a larger, […]

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The Death Star Canteen is coming to Brisbane in May

March 2, 2016

English stand-up Eddie Izzard once famously joked about what Darth Varder and the stormtroopers would eat on board the iconic Death Star from Star Wars. In a routine titled Death Star Canteen, Izzard laid out a vision of sandwiches and coffee in a galaxy far, far away, not knowing that in 2016 the man behind Brisbane […]

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JJ Abrams confirms an openly-gay character will be coming to a galaxy far far away

February 28, 2016

Speaking at this weekend’s Oscar Wilde Awards, The Force Awakens-director J.J. Abrams confirmed that fans should expect to see an openly-gay character in future installments of the franchise. “When I talk about inclusivity it’s not excluding gay characters. It’s about inclusivity. So of course” “To me, the fun of Star Wars is the glory of […]

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Hoyts offering collectible poster to fans who see The Force Awakens one last time in cinemas

February 24, 2016

Hoyts are approaching their final run of screenings for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and are commemorating the film’s departure from cinemas by offering fans a special collectible poster. Commercially and critically successful throughout the world, Star Wars: The Force Awakens truly lived up to the Star Wars legacy and is the start of a new cultural phenomenon. […]

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