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Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in 'Star Wars: A New Hope,' Dies at 87 (Report)

Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in 'Star Wars: A New Hope,' Dies at 87 (Report)
Alfie Curtis, the actor who famously intimidated Luke Skywalker as Dr. Evazan at the Mos Eisley cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, has died at age 87, Comicbook.com reports. The cause of death was not revealed.

On Tuesday, Mark Hamill, who plays Skywalker in the film, tweeted Curtis would "be missed."

"Alfie Curtis made the #Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I've ever been a part of) even More memorable. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman. Thanks Alf- you'll be missed....
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George Lucas’ Scrapped Idea For The New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Revealed

George Lucas’ Scrapped Idea For The New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Revealed
It’s hard to believe it’s only been five years since Disney‘s blockbuster announcement that the studio was purchasing Lucasfilm. The mouse house has moved swiftly ever since, delivering three new “Star Wars” movies for fans, with much more to come. George Lucas has seen his brainchild passed to new creative voices and filmmakers, however, when the Disney/Lucasfilm deal was first announced, it was his material that was making headlines.
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Star Wars. location-based Vr Experience coming to Las Vegas, Glendale

  • JoBlo
People often say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, though I'm not certain if that mantra holds true for when a Star Wars Vr Experience rolls the dice. The location-based Vr startup ,The Void, is preparing to launch two new locations: Void Experience Centers in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian in Las Vegas as well as in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA in early 2018.... Read More...
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Michael Pena & Diego Luna will star in Narcos season four

  • JoBlo
Netflix has plenty of hit shows on their roster, and one of their most established is the crime series Narcos, which focuses on the DEA’s war against the drug cartels in South America. The show’s most recurring star has been Pedro Pascal (Kingsman 2, Game Of Thrones), and Netflix has just announced season four will star actors Michael Pena (Ant-man) and Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars... Read More...
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Rian Johnson Talks About The Surprise Return of A Popular Character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

There are so many unexpected surprises in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and one of the biggest ones is the appearance of a certain character that almost nobody expected to even show up. While talking with writer/director Rian Johnson, /Film learned the story behind this very surprising moment.

About halfway through the film, a force ghost appears to help Luke Skywalker as he is about to burn the ancient Jedi writings and their tree to the ground. Yoda crashes the Star Wars: The Last Jedi party. Rian Johnson was able to get Frank Oz to reprise the role for this appearance, but also brought the lovable green character back as the classic puppet and not the CG character we saw in the Star Wars prequels. /Film spoke with Johnson about the return of Master Yoda:

Can you talk about getting Frank Oz back as Yoda?Yeah. Oh my God,
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Kyloki is the Kylo Ren/Loki Sitcom You Didn’t Know You Wanted

What if I told you Kylo Ren and Loki were roommates? You'd probably scoff and say that could never happen because one is from Star Wars and the other from Marvel Comics. Well, it could happen since both of those are owned by Disney, but it's still very unlikely that we'd see any kind of crossover like that. However, the guys over at Leisure Elk decided to explore this idea and the result is hilarious. It’s a small series on YouTube called “Kyloki” and it features Kylo Ren, Loki, and Matt. Matt is a normal human who lives with them (although it would have been hilarious to find out he’s a radar technician). You also get to meet some of their friends such as Scarlet Witch and Negan. Most episodes are around 5 minutes and they are a lot of fun. Check out the latest episode below where Loki
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Spina

You might not recognize Tom Spina but by the picture above you should already be able to tell that he has a definite Star wars fascination. Spina is a designer that collects and restores old memorabilia as well as creates new items to be used and displayed in peoples’ homes. His art and his passion is in providing original pieces that are deemed as museum quality and often come from suggestions made by those visiting his company’s site. This is a great example of Star Wars as a part of culture spawning something quite positive and very impressive since Spina

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Tom Spina
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Rian Johnson Responds to ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Fan Criticism

Unsurprisingly, the reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi have been swift and loud from all sections of the Star Wars fandom. The Last Jedi is a long movie with so many moving parts narratively that there's a lot to dissect. There may be parts you loved, others you didn't, and most that you feel just fine about. That's, you know, a pretty typical moviegoing experience. But because it's Star Wars, everything matters more. And I get it -- I'm a diehard fan about certain things too, and when people start messing with my conception of …
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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

  • JoBlo
Star Wars! Star Wars! Star Wars! Everything is Star Wars! Is that a bad thing? Probably not. But before you head out to the theater to catch the latest episode in this space opera, check out the latest episode of JoBlo's Pop-up Movie Facts. This time we "pop" Star Wars: A New Hope. The film that started it all. This lovable cast of character on an epic quest soon captured the hearts of millions all around the world. Then that little film grew and grew into an... Read More...
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‘The Last Jedi': Rian Johnson Explains the Film’s First Luke Scene

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow below. In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we finally get Luke Skywalker’s long-awaited return. While fans were primed and ready to revisit Mark Hamill’s iconic character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, filmmaker J.J. Abrams decided to hold Luke back and focus on Han/Leia, instead building to an iconic reveal in the final minutes of the movie. We saw Daisy Ridley’s Rey discovering Luke in seclusion at Ach-To, handing him his long-lost lightsaber. The look on Luke’s face was one of bewilderment, then …
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Backlash Gets a Response from Director Rian Johnson

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Backlash Gets a Response from Director Rian Johnson
People have a lot to say about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and they’re making sure to let Rian Johnson know exactly what they think about his entry into the Star Wars saga. The newest Star Wars film has received an inordinate amount of backlash – The Last Jedi was ripped to pieces by many fans soon after its premiere […]

The post ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Backlash Gets a Response from Director Rian Johnson appeared first on /Film.
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Details Of Tom Hardy’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cameo Leak Online

Tom Hardy plays a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Last Jedi – you know it, I know it, and based on John Boyega’s exasperated comments, the cameo has since become something of an open secret.

Not unlike Daniel Craig’s involvement in The Force Awakens, Hardy was hidden under the guise of a First Order Stormtrooper, one who escorted Finn (Boyega) and Rose to the bridge of the Supremacy, a super-sized warship capable of building and indeed repairing entire Star Destroyers. Yes, Snoke’s HQ really is that big.

But thanks to an Instagram fan account by the name of ‘TomTomHardy’ (via Screen Rant), today brings forth a black-and-white photo of Tom Hardy suited, booted and ready to take the fight to the Resistance. Flanked by a squadron of Stormtroopers, along with a high-ranking officer (Hux, perhaps?), the image itself isn’t all that revealing, nor is it likely to include any spoiler-sensitive material,
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Our Only Look at George Lucas’ Vision for the ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy

Our Only Look at George Lucas’ Vision for the ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy
You might not realize this, but some of the ideas for Star Wars: The Last Jedi actually came from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Before Disney had acquired Lucasfilm on October 30, 2012, George Lucas himself wrote a treatment for a new trilogy of Star Wars movies. We’ve chronicled in the past how those story treatments […]

The post Our Only Look at George Lucas’ Vision for the ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Trilogy appeared first on /Film.
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The 1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cameo American Audiences Probably Missed

  • BuzzSugar
Everyone wants in on Star Wars, no matter how small the role, which is why there are so many notable cameos in the galactic franchise's most recent installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson found spots for friends, Star Wars megafans, and frequent collaborators. If you keep an eye out, you can spot everyone from Prince William and Prince Harry to Justin Theroux (although Not James Corden, Fyi). British fans also got excited about a very familiar face appearing alongside General Hux in some of the film's early scenes in a minor speaking part, something American audiences might not have picked up on. English comedian Adrian Edmondson stars as First Order bad guy Captain Peavey, and his appearance definitely got people talking. Edmondson is best know to many for his comic roles in the '80s and '90s, particularly in the shows The Young Ones and Bottom.
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Have Your Say: There's Too Much Star Wars Happening

Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi is taking the world by storm, and while some people have angrily stated that this will be "Their Last Star Wars", for others it has renewed interest in the franchise. The good news for those is that in five months time, we'll get Ron Howard's Han Solo spin-off film already. With Disney helming the franchise, we're likely to get one Star Wars film each year at least. This poses a question though: is that too much? These films are events for a reason, not the least of which was that there were so few of them and that we had to wait literally Years for the next one. Isn't the current schedule bombarding us with too much of...

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‘Star Wars’ Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

The Star Wars saga is the most iconic film franchise of all time. Everyone knows what Star Wars is. It’s pervaded our public consciousness for nearly 40 years now—you have to try really hard not to be aware of this franchise, whose humble beginnings lie in a young filmmaker trying to make a Flash Gordon ripoff. Little did George Lucas know that with the original Star Wars, he was jumpstarting not only a widely beloved feature film franchise, but also originating an entire universe that folks would pore over, debate, and expand upon for years to come. While …
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Spoilers: Rian Johnson on a certain Star Wars: The Last Jedi character using Force powers

Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follow…

One of the complaints that fans have levelled at Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is General Leia’s use of Force powers in order to save herself during one of the movie’s many space battles. Chatting with EW, Rian Johnson himself took the time to explains his reasoning for including the scene:

“She kept asking, ‘Leia’s a Skywalker, Luke gave her this speech in Jedi and told her basically, ‘You have this potential, too.’ It seemed to me it would be a really emotionally impactful thing to see her use it. I liked the idea it would be an instinctual thing. This would be more like stories you hear about parents of toddlers who get caught under cars and they get Hulk strength and lift the car up. It would be something in these
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Neal Scanlan Talks About Making Creatures for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

One of the things that make the Star Wars movies amazing is the vast array of creatures. These creatures have been brought to life since Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Neal Scanlan who has also worked on Babe, Gulliver’s Travels, and Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom. Den of Geek recently sat down with Scanlan to talk about bringing these creatures to life and what it’s like to work on these massive projects. When asked about the ratio between practical and digital effects for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Scanlan explains:

.It’s tough to say because digital plays enormous role in the movie across the board. It’s outstanding, if you really think about it, how many backgrounds and how many enhancements and things. But if you look at the creatures, I would say you’re ending up pretty well with I would say is an average of 50/50 mix.
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Rian Johnson Admits ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Fan Backlash Hurts, But He’s Not Taking It Personally

Rian Johnson Admits ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Fan Backlash Hurts, But He’s Not Taking It Personally
Rian Johnson has made one of the most critically acclaimed “Star Wars” entries to date with “The Last Jedi,” but it’s receiving a more polarizing reaction among certain sections of the “Star Wars” fandom. Many outlets have pointed to the worrisome Rotten Tomatoes user score, which is currently at 55% after over 115,000 reviews, but complaints the film is just too funny and betrays plot points set up in “The Force Awakens” can be found all over social media and Reddit.

Read More:‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Divides Fans: An ‘A’ CinemaScore, and a Negative Rotten Tomatoes User Grade

Fortunately, Johnson is taking all the backlash in stride. In a new interview with Business Insider, Johnson admits that fan backlash always hurts on some level but that he isn’t taking any of it too personally. Johnson accepted the “Star Wars” writing and directing gig because he is first
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2 Generations of Fans Debate 'The Last Jedi'

2 Generations of Fans Debate 'The Last Jedi'
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi]

The following is a conversation about The Last Jedi held between two friends, one a spry, 30-year-old Millennial, and the other a wizened, but freakishly handsome 38-year-old Gen X kind of a guy. Both men love Star Wars, but in different ways. The main difference between their perspectives comes to some extent from their age differences, but also what emotional connections, and expectations they came to writer/director Rian Johnson's follow-up to The Force Awakens with. There are a lot of spoilers — and some discussion of Joel Schumacher's Batman movies, and the prequels — ahead, so...
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