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There's Going to Be a Navajo Translation of 'Star Wars' / Carrie Fisher Has A Trainer

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From Time How do you say “May the Force be with you” in Navajo? “May the force be with you,” might translate into “may you walk with great power,” or “may you have the power within you,” Laura Tohe, a fluent Navajo speaker and English professor at Arizona State University, told Yahoo. The correct translation of the famous movie phrase matters, because the 1977 sci-fi classic film, Star Wars or – if the online English to Dine translator can be trusted – Sǫʼ Baaʼ, is being translated into the Navajo language. The Navajo Nation Museum and Lucasfilm are working together to dub Star Wars: A New Hope into the Navajo native language of Diné bizaad, a language spoken by around 210,000 people. Manuelito Wheeler, the director of the Navajo Nation Museum who approached Lucasfilm with the idea, sees the project as an entertaining and educational to preserve the Navajo language. It’s also a way to engage younger members of the Navajo tribe and teach them their native tongue in a fun and cap

Star Trek's Enterprise to boldly go ... to San Diego?

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From U-T San Diego Suddenly San Diego is the final frontier. SDSU is trying to build a real "trirecorder." UCSD is holding a symposium in May to answer the question: "Is this the century we begin to build starships?" (Spoiler: Duh.) And now a replica of the Starship Enterprise may be landing in San Diego next year. The news was first beamed up by Space.com, which reports a display version of the bridge from television's "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is being refurbished by a group called New Starship. (No word on whether their theme song is "We Built This ... Copy.") Here's what space.com contributor Elizabeth Howell wrote: Nothing's confirmed yet, but organizer Huston Huddleston said he is in talks with the San Diego Air & Space Museum to bring the bridge there in the middle of 2014. It will remain there for a year, the plan goes, before possibly hitting the road for other locations. READ MORE  (Video After

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN, ROCKY & BULLWINKLE, and More Return to Comics with IDW

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From IDW Publishing IDW Publishing, along with DreamWorks Classics and Bullwinkle Studios, have teamed up to bring Jay Ward's classic characters and stories back to comics! Beginning this fall, fans will see the return of Rocky & Bullwinkle, Boris & Natasha, Snidely Whiplash, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Dudley Do-Right, just to name a few. In anticipation of DreamWorks Animation's 3D comedy adventure Mr. Peabody & Sherman coming to theaters on March 7, 2014, IDW will release a comic series. ,Additionally, IDW is planning a brand-new Rocky & Bullwinkle series for early 2014 release. (More After The Break) While creative details have yet to be announced, there are also plans for reprints of the wealth of previously published comics based on Ward's colorful characters. "Jay Ward's characters and concepts are landmarks in animation storytelling, and they remain as funny and relevant as ever," said IDW President Greg Goldstein.

Jenna-Louise Coleman Talks About Doctor Who's Series Seven Finale

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From BBC Described as the ‘impossible girl’, we’ve been promised a surprise when the truth behind Jenna’s character is finally revealed. But before we find out just what makes her so impossible, there are three other episodes, including the return of the Cybermen! Here, Jenna explains a bit about what we have to look forward to. I was really nervous that day. I think I had been on the show for five months by then, but I didn’t feel completely initiated, explains Jenna as she remembers stepping on to the TARDIS for the first time. For Matt, he got a brand new toy, but I was quite quiet. But what is like to film on the most of the most famous sets in the world? It’s impossible to keep still while you’re in there as there is so much to look at and play with. It was a fun time for us to have our own little home to inhabit, she concludes. As the series heads to the epic finale, which will spring board in to the 50th, more of the Doctor’s mode of transport will be revealed than e

Iconic UK Horror Landmark Marked for Destruction

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From FEARnet In a shocking turn of events reported by the UK Daily Mail, the owner of Bray Studios – the landmark site of countless horror films, including many from Hammer's classic era of the '50s and '60s, like Horror of Dracula and Curse of Frankenstein – has announced that the Berkshire, UK site will no longer be available to the film industry, and will instead be torn down to make way for luxury housing. As you can imagine, the announcement set off a firestorm of protests, with filmmakers like Terry Gilliam (who filmed some of The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus at Bray) and Rocky Horror's Richard O’Brien joining the ranks of the outraged. The protesters argue that the Bray's financial decline is due to mishandling of the site by its owner, Neville Hendricks. “There is still a place for the smaller studios like Bray,” says Gilliam. READ MORE

Batman Retro Series 1 Batman Action Figure

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Source: Entertainment Earth You can't miss out on the awesome Batman Retro Series 1 Batman Action FigureBatman Retro Series 1 Batman Action Figure, complete with vintage styling. The old gloves are here, with the original design being closely replicated for a new generation - minus the four decades of wear and tear. Order one for your bat-stash today! Order one today for $24.99 Batman Retro Series 1 Batman Action Figure: Welcome back to the World's Greatest Heroes Batman action figure! Replica of his 1970s counterpart. Batman action figure features cloth clothing, retro styling, and 16 points of articulation. The Batman Retro Action Figures line showcases classic Batman characters in the Mego style. This Batman Retro Series 1 Batman Action Figure is a replica of the classic 1970s counterpart, right down to the cloth clothing and retro styling, and with 16 points of articulation, you can pose it in just about any heroic position! Measuring 8-inches tall, the Batma

50 Years of the Jetsons: Why The Show Still Matters

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Source: The Smithsonian It was 50 years ago this coming Sunday that the Jetson family first jetpacked their way into American homes. The show lasted just one season (24 episodes) after its debut on Sunday September 23, 1962, but today “The Jetsons” stands as the single most important piece of 20th century futurism. More episodes were later produced in the mid-1980s, but it’s that 24-episode first season that helped define the future for so many Americans today. It’s easy for some people to dismiss “The Jetsons” as just a TV show, and a lowly cartoon at that. But this little show—for better and for worse—has had a profound impact on the way that Americans think and talk about the future. And it’s for this reason that, starting this Friday, I’ll begin to explore the world of “The Jetsons” one episode at a time. Each week I’ll look at a new episode from the original 1962-63 series, beginning with the premiere episode, “Rosey the Robot.“ (More After The Break) Futures Redux F

Ricou Browning performed swimmingly as movie monster

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From nj.com The monster suit in " Creature From the Black Lagoon " is one of the most memorable in horror films. But it would have been all wet if the audience didn't believe that the part-man, part-fish Creature could swim underwater. The scaly title being in "Creature From the Black Lagoon" (1954). Luckily for fans of the 1954 classic, Ricou Browning dove headfirst into the project. Browning performed the underwater swimming as the Creature in three '50s films. (Other actors played the Creature on land.) Florida native Browning, 83, is among guests at the Chiller Theatre Toy, Model & Film Expo to be held Friday through Sunday in Parsippany. As the Creature, Browning swam with balletic grace. One imagines it was harder than it looked. "I'll put it this way," said Browning. "It's like when you play football and you put on all the gear — the shoes and the pads and the helmet. At first, it's bulky and cumbersome. Bu

'Man of Steel' writer David S Goyer wants 'Wonder Woman' movie

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From Digital Spy David S Goyer wants to tackle a Wonder Woman film. The Man of Steel writer has revealed that DC Comics' Amazon princess is the superhero he most would like to bring to the big screen. During a Reddit Q&A, he was asked about his dream DC project. "Hmmm…. Wonder Woman would be cool," he said. When asked why he did not think one had been made yet, he continued: "I think Wonder Woman is a very difficult character to crack. More difficult than Superman, who is also more difficult than Batman. "Also, a lot of people in Hollywood believe that it's hard to do a big action movie with a female lead. I happen to disagree with that. But that tends to be the prevailing wisdom. Hopefully, that'll change in the next few years. Who should play her? No idea..." READ MORE

Fairy Tale Figure Snow White Modern Version Statue

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Fairy Tale Figure Snow White Modern Version Statue: This item has features and themes that are for adults only. Ages 18 and up. Recommended for mature collectors. Order One For $109.99! That looks tasty. Snow White like you've never seen her before! Ultra-sexy statue of the fairytale princess features cast-off clothing. Won't you be her Prince Charming? That looks tasty… and we're not just talking about the apple! Presenting Snow White like you've never seen her before. Guys might be more interested in classic stories about fairytale princesses if those gals were more like the Snow White we see here! This Fairy Tale Figure Snow White Modern Version Statue stands nearly 6 3/4-inches tall and features the princess wearing modern and stylish pink colors, with a crow on her back, just moments away from biting into the poisoned apple. Won't you save her from the Evil Queen and be her very own Prince Charming? With fully removable clothing, there's not a

New Behind-the-Scenes Image and Japanese park has a giant Godzilla in its playground

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New Behind-the-Scenes Image From Godzilla From Comingsoon.net Legendary Entertainment has revealed a new behind-the-scenes image from the upcoming Godzilla reboot on their Facebook page. Captioned with "Path of Destruction," it gives us another glimpse of the chaos the big green lizard has caused so far. Check it out below. READ MORE Japanese park has a giant Godzilla in its playground From The Japan Daily Press Following the Japanese trend of having gigantic errr… stuff, Japan’s Kurihama Flower Park put up a giant Godzilla figure in one of its children’s playgrounds. In the past years, we’ve seen a lot of gigantic statues from Japan – the giant Gundam robot, giant anime girls, a giant Pikachu, even a giant Evangelion bust. And so the flower park in Kanagawa Prefecture tips its hat to the one giant kaiju (literally “strange beast”) that started it all. (More After The Break) The main reason for the huge Godzilla slide – did we mention it was also a

Anime Expo Reveals 2013 Program Guide Cover Art

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Source: Anime Expo News Release Anime Expo proudly reveals the cover to our 2013 program guide! Max, the official mascot of Anime Expo, is depicted in a boldly energetic piece illustrated by our artists in Japan and evokes the exciting experience awaiting attendees at our annual convention. Our current Guest of Honor lineup for AX 2013 includes: Voice Actors Eric Vale, Kyle Hebert, Christopher Sabat, and Johnny Yong Bosch with his band Eyeshine, Screenwriter Mari Okada, and Japanese electro/club scene DJ Ram Rider. We also welcome as industry guests J-Pop group Starmarie. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels, because we have more guest announcements on the way!  Anime Expo will be held July 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more on the 2013 Anime Expo, go here .

What People Want To See In Star Wars Episode VII ... Jar Jar Killed ... Incest?

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From The Daily Telegraph SO Disney bought up Star Wars and J.J. Abrams is going to make Episode VII. Ordinarily, that might be a 50/50 split that could go either way. In this context though, things can only go up. Episodes I-III were coarse and rough and irritating and somehow got everywhere, not wholly unlike a substance such as sand. We have no doubt J.J. will make everything soft and smooth again, like he did with Star Trek. While our faith in him is justified, we do have some small and humble requests and we know he reads the site, so. No.10 Jar-Jar Binks is killed instantly The opening scene should be a marvelous throwback to the who-shot-first Han vs. Greedo? sit-off of yore. In the dead corner, Jar-Jar Binks. In the other, who cares? Just so long as they are a callous murderer and don’t just shoot this thing, but go the extra step and pluck those ears from his head and make them into a balloon tauntaun. Jar-Jar would then collapse to the floor bleeding profusely from h

Pegg, Frost, and Wright to cause 'The World’s End' July 19th

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From Collider The end of the world is arriving a bit earlier than expected for the folks across the pond. Director Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated upcoming film The World’s End was initially set for release in the U.K. on August 14th and in the U.S. on October 25th. The domestic release date was subsequently (and thankfully) moved up to August 23rd, but now that U.K. date has been moved up even closer to July 19th. Wright announced the move on his Twitter, saying “Prepare for barmageddon: The World’s End hits UK cinemas on July 19th!” The film is the third and final entry in the “Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy” from Wright, co-writer/star Simon Pegg, and star Nick Frost that began with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The story for The World’s End centers on five childhood friends ... READ MORE

Sweet zombie Jesus! - Futurama Canceled ... Again

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Source: Comedy Central “Futurama” rockets into space for the (second) final time as the Emmy® Award-winning series will conclude its long history with this summer’s all-new season. The thirteen-episode summer run will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 p.m. with the emotional series finale scheduled for September 4. Special guest stars for the final season include Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward. The show’s entire original voice cast will be returning. Including the yet-to-air season, this will bring the total number of episodes in “Futurama’s” storied history to 140. "I'm very proud of the upcoming season. If this is indeed the end of ‘Futurama,’ it's a fantastic finish to a good, long run," said creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening. “Having the opportunity to bring ‘Futurama’ back for 52 episodes over these last four years has been a thrill for all

Universal Monsters The Mummy 9-Inch Action Figure

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Universal Monsters The Mummy 9-Inch Action Figure: Order one for $24.99 Buried beneath the sands of time he rested, until he was awoken by Mezco's award-winning design team. Now, Mezco proudly presents... The Mummy! This Universal Monsters The Mummy 9-Inch Action Figure features the iconic terror from the beneath the sand standing 9-inches tall and captured with intricate detail of each ancient bandage: from his mysterious eyes, to his legendary scarab ring. Looking just like he did as portrayed by Boris Karloff in the 1932 The Mummy film, this awesome action figure has 11 points of articulation, and he'll be able to take out any explorer who dares to come between him and his tana leaves. He is packaged in a full color, collector-friendly window box.

"Godzilla x Megaguirus: G Annihilation Strategy" Movie Book

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by Armand Vaquer Above, the cover. In January 2001, Japanese publisher Shogakukan published their TV-kun photo book on the 2000 Toho feature,  Godzilla x Megaguirus: G Annihilation Strategy (ISBN 4-09-101475-5). The movie premiered in Japan on November 3, 2000 at the Tokyo International Film Festival.  Its initial release was on December 16, 2000.  It was directed by  Masaaki Tezuka . Above, the photo of the "Godzilla Week" ceremony that appeared in the "Godzilla x Megaguirus"  Shogakukan movie book. Shogakukan has a history of publishing high-quality photo books that are loaded with rare photos from the movies and production stills.  This one was no exception.  It contains photos of props, monster suits, wardrobe, miniatures and statistics, besides scenes from the movie. Above, the "Godzilla Week" proclamation scroll by the Board of Supervisors. One item of interest (at least to me) included in the book was a group photo of the &q

Surfs Up! - A Star Trek Into Darkness Sydney Photoshoot

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Source: Getty Images 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' is set to premiere in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday and while in the land down under many of the films stars were called out of bed on Sunday morning for a photo opp featuring 'Trek' themed surfboards. In case you've been living under a rock: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. - Paramount Here are some of the photos: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Zachary Quinto, J.J. Abrams, Lifeguard Dean "

Yuki Morita Joins The Cast , State Of The Art Sound and Scared Canadians - A Godzilla Update

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From Dread Central In our never-ending quest to bring you every single bit of news possible regarding the now filming Legendary Pictures take on Godzilla, we have come up with three tidbits of news for you! Read on for details. First up, we've gotten word that fresh-faced actress Yuki Morita (pictured) has joined the cast in an undisclosed role. She will be filming in Vancouver and Hawaii, which we can only speculate will be doubling for Japan. Interesting! From there Screen Daily has dropped some news that the sound mix for the film is going to be state of the art! Dolby Atmos is designed to transmit up to 128 simultaneous and lossless audio channels and renders from 5.1 up to 64 discrete speaker feeds. That means the destruction and monstrous roars are going to be the likes of which we've never heard before. And finally, remember those images and videos of nuclear weapons strapped to trains that we covered earlier? Apparently they've caused quite a stir in Canad

Two Young Boys Discover Bigfoot Bones In Massachusetts Woods ... Maybe?

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From The Daily Mail (UK) It sounds like the plot of a childhood adventure movie. Two young boys stumble across a giant, decomposing foot in the woods, leaving local police to wonder whether the grisly find is evidence of the fabled Bigfoot. But that's exactly what has happened in Massachusetts, U.S., where tests are being carried out on the mysterious remains amid speculation over exactly what kind of creature it belonged to. According to a report on Discovery.com, the boys found the decomposing foot in woods in Quincy last month. Baffled officers at the Lakeville Police Department sent the foot to medical examiners to see if they can shed any more light on its origin. 'On March 29, Sgt Steven Leanues picked up what appears to be a decomposed foot that the boys found in the woods off Pantheon Road,' it said, citing the Patriot Ledger newspaper. 'Police Chief Frank Alvihiera sent it to the medical examiner, who determined it is not human, although it app

Dane DeHaan Revealed As A Hipper Harry Osborn In Amazing Spider-Man 2 Image

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From Cinema Blend We've been paying close attention to the photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that reveal Jamie Foxx in costume as Electro, especially since they seem to suggest the character is fusing somehow with an eel. But now we've gotten a look at another of the film's potential villain, with Dane DeHaan himself tweeting our first look at Harry Osborn, which you see above. The look is everything we expected, and not just because Harry looks pretty much like Dane DeHaan with very carefully controlled hair. He's stepping into the kind of black SUV every New Yorker has seen parked outside a fancy establishment, waiting for rich kids just like Harry to slip into the back. He's wearing a suit, as you'd expect for a rich college boy, but it's got a checked pattern that suggests he's not your average prepster. READ MORE

Doctor Who legends Tom Baker and Louise Jameson at the BFI

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From Radio Times Doctor Who: The Robots of Death screening at the BFI It was the finest afternoon of the year so far, last Saturday, and everyone I spoke to felt bonkers being indoors, crowding into the NFT1 cinema at the BFI Southbank in London. But, yes, it was worth it to watch The Robots of Death on a big screen. It’s one of the finest Doctor Who stories of the 1970s – indeed one of the finest pieces of British television, full stop. And not only that, but up on stage were three of the luminaries who worked on that show. Pictured above: producer Philip Hinchcliffe with actors Louise Jameson and Tom Baker, who, of course, played companion Leela and the fourth Doctor. It was a huge coup for the BFI to secure Tom Baker, Doctor Who legend, earliest surviving Doctor and fabulous raconteur, so there was wisdom in having a smaller panel than usual at these monthly events. (More After The Break) Also in attendance, however, were Anneke Wills (1960s companion Polly), and Br

The Mystery of Harry Houdini’s Death

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Written By: Terri Pressley In an age where forensic medicine appears capable of solving nearly any crime, it seems that they are now prepared to take on one of the greatest mysteries of all time: The death of Harry Houdini. Although reports at the time of his death indicate that Houdini died from complications of a ruptured appendix, but it has long been speculated that he was actually murdered. Born Erich Weisz on March 24, 1874, in Budapest, Hungary. One of seven children born to a Jewish rabbi and his wife, Erich moved with his family as a child to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he later claimed he was born. When he was 13, Erich moved with his father to New York City, taking on odd jobs and living in a boarding house before the rest of the family joined them. It was there that he became interested in trapeze arts. Houdini held several jobs as a young boy one of which was as a locksmith's apprentice, which might account for his unusual ability to pick just about any lock kno

Brian Buccellato and Francis Manapul Talk Reverse-Flash and New Story Arc

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From DC Comics This spring, Barry Allen will be going up against one of Central City’s most notorious villains. And even though Reverse-Flash’s first appearance in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 was seen in THE FLASH #17, it’ll be issue #20 of the series that launches an all-new and monumental story arc that will find him really solidifying his place in The Flash’s gallery of rogues. “His relationship with the Flash is completely different than previous Reverse-Flashes,” series co-writer Buccellato teased to NEWSARAMA about Reverse-Flash. “He's not created as a counterpoint to Flash, but his growth as Reverse-Flash comes from his dealings with Flash. So he doesn't start off as a guy who's against Flash, but it's through the story arc that he is linked to Flash.” “Issue #20 is a great jumping on point for new readers. We're really establishing Barry's civilian life, with him being with Patty and his job in the precinct working on the cold cases,” series co-writer

DC Comics Bombshells Poison Ivy Statue

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From Entertainment Earth Order one for $99.99! Batman and his gallery of antagonists have been reinterpreted in numerous ways over the years, but theDC Comics Bombshells Poison Ivy Statue DC Comics Bombshells Poison Ivy Statue is one of the more striking. Bettie Page-esque pinup styling has been added to this lingerie-clad green-skinned beauty, no doubt giving rise to an entirely new kind of costuming to appear at comic conventions over the next few years. Get in on the ground floor by adding her to your collection today, and if you can convince your friends to dress up like this, all the better! The Bombshells line inspired by the pin-up girls of the 1940's and 50's explodes with the beautiful but deadly Poison Ivy. Poison Ivy is is sitting with her legs behind her with both her arms reaching behind her back. She sits atop a name plated display base with her trusty Venus fly trap minions wrapped around her back. The statue measures approximately 7 1/4-inches tall and

Star Wars Episode 7 Rumors: Animated Prequel and Billy Dee, Billy Dee!

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Star Wars Episode 7 News Update: Will Animated Series 'Reclamation' Introduce J.J Abrams' New Film? From Latino Post After numerous rumors about "Star Wars Episode VII" surfaced the web, pages from a mysterious "Star Wars" project entitled "Reclamation" appeared online. Bleeding Cool posted six pages from what appears to be an official pitch for a new "Star Wars" animated series that would take place between 'Return of the Jedi' and the upcoming Episode 7. According to the overview of the animated series the "Star Wars: Reclamation" is a "story designed to introduce the audience to themes and characters pivotal to Episode VII and beyond." The pages also described the broad overview of the show and its cast of characters, which include Leia Organa, Kala Calrissian and a Jedi knight named Sky Bonteri. The plot finds the struggling Republic still dealing witch pockets of resistance from Imperial loy

Set Photos Reveal First Look At Jamie Foxx As Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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From: The Playlist We weren't sure whether to go with an "Arrested Development" joke ("I blue myself") or something about "Powder," so you'll have to come up with a wittier opening than we did. But needless to say, this first look at Jamie Foxx in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is certainly attention grabbing. With production well underway on the superhero sequel, there has been no end of tweeted or surreptitiously captured images, most of them of little to no consequence except to the most finicky of diehard nerds needing to devour every morsel. But this look at Foxx as Electro is pretty great, and quite transformative, so major kudos to the make-up department for this one. However, with plot details under wraps, it's not quite clear how much Foxx's character will factor into the story or even which narrative Marc Webb and co. are pulling from the comics to run with. READ MORE

Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer Spec Plate

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Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer Spec Plate: Limited Edition For $1,800 Warning! An Imperial Star Destroyer is approaching! But you can build your own with these technical specifications! Astonishing spec plate from the Star Wars series. Beautiful collectible measures 36-inches wide x 17-inches tall. Limited edition of just 25 pieces! The Imperial Star Destroyer is one of the best known (and most feared) vessels in the Galactic Empire's vast arsenal of weapons and ships, and therefore has quite a bit of detailed technical information available to the right Rebel… if they know who to ask. Fortunately, we've got an inside man in the Galactic Empire who's been able to grab some tech-spec plates of the Empire's Star Destroyers. But he was only able to smuggle out a small number, at risk of execution. The Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer Spec Plate is nothing short of astonishing. Printed on a 1/8-inch thick aluminum metal plate, it measures 36-inches wide

JapanTourist: How Japan’s Non-CG Sci-Fi Films are Made

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by Armand Vaquer Above, a Godzilla prop from "Godzilla x Megaguirus" (2000).  Photo by Armand Vaquer. Godzilla fans are very much familiar with the techniques used to create the illusion of giant monsters attacking Japanese cities. However, the average person probably is not familiar with these techniques or very little (chalking them up as guys in rubber suits smashing "cardboard" buildings). JapanTourist, the Japan-travel related site that I am currently contributing to, has an article on the making of Japanese giant monster movies (or non-CGI sci-fi films) Currently, there is a "lavish exhibit" in Japan at the Ehime Museum of Art on those techniques.  The article tells about this exhibit, too.  The article includes plenty of pictures. Here's an excerpt: The exhibition is housed across all of the galleries and media rooms on the second floor, and there’s never a dull moment. The exhibits show the history, design, and craftsmanlike c

"The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan" Pre-Vacation Season Sale

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Above, Miki Hayashi with "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan." Photo by Armand Vaquer. The following news release will be issued shortly: Armand Vaquer, author of "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan," announced a pre-vacation season discount of 20% off the guide's cover price, making the cost of the book $12.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling for a total of $14.00 each.  "The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan" is the world's only Japan travel guide tailored to fans of Japanese science-fiction and fantasy films who want to see locations and landmarks from the movies.  This special offer is offered directly from Vaquer, not from ComiXpress, the publisher.  "Vacation season is fast approaching. Those who are fans of Japanese science-fiction and fantasy movies can use the guide to plan their visit to Japan," stated Vaquer. "Also, tour operators can use the guide to plan special tour package

The Triumphant Return Of Monsterislandnews.com!

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Way back in 1999 I started a little website called Kensforce.com. In it's early days the site featured everything from Godzilla movies to football. Generally everything that suited my fancy. In 2003 the name was changed to Monster Island News to help draw more fan attention to the page. Over the next decade the website mutated into a database for movies, television and B movie news. The site gathered many fans and inspired a new generation of webmasters to develop their own sites, blogs and message boards. Sadly in 2007 the site closed and moved to the blog format you are reading now. I am happy to report that about a month ago I relaunched the Monster Island News website and began building more movie profiles much like the original pages from the original site. Check out the home page at monsterislandnews.com Check out all my hard work: GODZILLA The roots Legendary Pictures upcoming Godzilla  movie extend all the way back to 2004 when Yoshi