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Winter is going.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:42 PM »
Where you at, Brad Smith? I think I've listened to MMJ's "Steam Engine" a good twenty or so times today, and I'm not even stoned.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: July 6, 2014, 12:21 PM »
If you just can't get enough of Chris Hardwick, good news! There's a new episode of Talking Dead airing tonight, previewing Season 5.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
« on: July 5, 2014, 12:56 AM »
RedLetterMedia (the same guys behind those super-long, super-critical, super-funny reviews of the prequels) watched the first three Transmorphers all at the same time. Half in the Bag: The Transformers Series

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In the nearly twelve-minute long video, the three hosts of Red Letter Media sit through the entireties of “Transformers,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” as they play across three screen and the results are pretty crazy. The main takeaway from the little experiment is how closely the structures of the film hew to each other. Story beats across the films — like when Shia LeBeouf’s character is first introduced — happen within seconds of each other onscreen as though the same script is used each time with only small details being altered, like the macguffin being sought.

I'm not a religious person, but if I was, I would thank Jebus every night that he didn't let me get sucked into the Transmorphers stupidity when I was a kid.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: July 4, 2014, 11:51 AM »
Kevin Smith talks Star Wars: Episode VII, confirms Stormtroopers

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If there is one filmmaker who is not hiding his excitement for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII, it’s Kevin Smith. The Clerks director is currently in the UK touring animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie along with Jason Mewes and his podcast Hollywood Babble-On with Ralph Garman. Before the show last night in London however, Kevin Smith was invited to the set of Star Wars Episode VII, the details of which he spoke about before the Hollywood Babble-On show.

Smith noted that he had signed a non-disclosure agreement so he couldn’t talk any specifics, but he did say that he saw costumes, characters and sets that took him back to his childhood.

“They had a sign at on the stage – I can’t even say which stage – which had the Imperial Starship logo and it said, ‘loose lips sink starships”.

“I’m really excited and you know, people keep saying that I liked the last trilogy and I did. I liked 1, 2 and 3. But I liked them as an adult, when I watched them they didn’t give me the same feeling I had when I was seven watching them for the first time and that’s fine. This movie though… Dude, I cried four times. The seven year old in me came. [J.J] has ******* captured it, man. He has nailed it.”

Due to the non-disclosure agreement, Smith couldn’t say much more but he gave his co-host Ralph Garman a pad with some words to read out which he then nodded to in agreement. When asked, “did you see Stormtroopers?”, Smith nodded his head with the biggest smile on his face.

Smith also confirmed lightsabres and blasters, but that was pretty much a given.

It'll be so nice to see actual guys in actual suits again.

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Look, this woman didn't marry a rotting corpse, alright? Get real. The "Dave Coulier" who just got married and makes other public appearances is either a very good lookalike or an extremely sophisticated android. It is impossible to know either way.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: June 26, 2014, 12:41 AM »
Would you believe I was just going for sheer stupidity rather than some kind of prickish irony?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: June 25, 2014, 04:44 PM »
Wait, a gay dude is singing for Queen now? That's gonna take some getting used to.  :-\

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: New Star Wars Battlefront
« on: June 6, 2014, 02:55 PM »
Sounds like we might get our first real look at Battlefront Monday afternoon:

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Electronic Arts' E3 press conference will take place this Monday at 12:00pm Pacific on Twitch and Spike TV. Packed day that's going to be -- there's also showings from Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony.

Confirmed games for the event include Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Sims 4, FIFA 15, Madden NFL 15, EA Sports UFC, NHL 15, and "behind-the-scenes" looks at what DICE (Star Wars Battlefront), BioWare (Mass Effect 4), Criterion (?), and Waystone Games (??) have been up to lately. I'd hope and expect to hear a lot more about Mirror's Edge, too.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 6, 2014, 10:53 AM »
The people that have to be the happiest about the Falcon returning are undoubtedly the folks at Hasbro, who'll get a chance to get some more use out of that BAMF mold for at least one more film.

Serious-time: What happens if JJ blows up the Falcon?


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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars Movie Spin-Offs?
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:23 PM »
SW.com: Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta Onboard for Star Wars Stand-Alone Film

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In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016.

Gareth Edwards blazed into the filmmaking forefront with his acclaimed work on Monsters, a film he wrote, directed and served on as cinematographer and visual effects artist. The skill and vision readily apparent in Monsters earned him the high-profile spot directing this year's smash hit Godzilla.

"Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life -- join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm," said Edwards.

Gary Whittas screenwriting credits include 2010's The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. He is also well known as a journalist and editor in the video game industry, as well as part of the BAFTA award-winning team on Telltale Games adaptation of The Walking Dead.

Whitta states, "From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me,so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I'm still pinching myself."

And there was this the other day:

AVclub: Today in Star Wars rumors: This may be the list of planned Star Wars spinoffs

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By Sean O'Neal
May 19, 2014 12:34 PM

Much as we are already ignoring our current political issues and looking forward to the 2016 elections, we have begun looking past Star Wars: Episode VII—which has already become a reality, and therefore can no longer be shaped by outsider pundits—to the future, where those untold numbers of sequels and spinoffs await. Disney has previously discussed plans to alternate chapters of the new Star Wars trilogy with standalone “origin story” films, with many reports saying the first two of those would follow a young Han Solo and a younger-and-not-yet-eaten Boba Fett.

And now new rumors confirming those—and hinting at the third spinoff film—have emerged through a German fan site that was reporting on a strategy meeting from Hasbro, thus creating the secondhand, speculative chain of hearsay and disorder in which Star Wars news thrives. According to those rumors, the timeline for new Star Wars projects (and their action-figure tie-ins) is as follows:

    • 2014: Rebels
    • 2015: Episode VII
    • 2016: Boba Fett
    • 2017: Episode VIII
    • 2018: Solo
    • 2019: Episode IX
    • 2020: Red Five

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: May 6, 2014, 09:32 AM »
Legit or not, it's worlds better than "Order of the Jedi."

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: May 6, 2014, 08:55 AM »
The movie's working title is "The Ancient Fear," says AICN.

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12" Figures / Re: 1/6 R2-D2 Coming Soon
« on: May 4, 2014, 12:19 PM »
$150 it is.

Looks fantastic.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars 1313
« on: May 2, 2014, 10:16 AM »
More concept art, featuring Coruscant, Tatooine, and Hoth:














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