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The rap parody group, Buckwheat Groats, came out with a new song titled “Tom Hanks,” which is an ode to their favorite actor.
Unlike most of his roles, this one includes sizzurp and strip clubs. I bet Chet Haze would approve.
Since Tom probably couldn't make the shoot, it's only fitting that they CGIed him into the video.
At Disney’s annual shareholder meeting today, talk turned to Star Wars, as shareholder meetings so often will, derailing them into Special Edition validity arguments. Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger didn’t reveal a lot in the call–not even confirming the widespread news of Adam Driver’s villain casting–but here’s what he reportedly did let loose.
- We can probably look forward to an end to Star Wars casting rumors within the next month or so, so at least there’s that. The film is starting production in May, primarily in London’s Pinewood Studios.
- Like the first film, and television’s Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Episode VII will be led by “a trio of new young leads.”
- On that note, the film will logically be set about 30 years after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. Prepare for an Ewok village that’s unrecognizably gentrified.
We ran out of other titles and actresses.
More details here, but really, you probably already get the idea.
His forthcoming film “Nymphomanic” is causing all kinds of controversy, and Shia LaBeouf is featured in a new promotional poster that’s bound to raise eyebrows.
In the shot, the “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” star appears shirtless as he places his face in between Charlotte Gainsbourg’s legs.
In related sketchiness, Shia reportedly got into a bar fight in London’s Covent Garden on Saturday night (December 7) after a man approached him to defend his girlfriend, whom LaBeouf had insulted.
An eyewitness explained, “Shia went for this guy after he upset his girlfriend. It was shocking. He looked out of control. He shouted, ‘I can get you killed.’” Thankfully a bouncer escorted him out of the establishment.
Because rumors of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Wars casting can only sustain the internet’s squealing for so long, now we’re going to say departing Doctor Who star Matt Smith is up for a part, too. The new rumor comes from BleedingCool, where they say Smith “went in for a role” on Episode VII but add that they “don’t know if that means he had an audition, a screen test or just a chat with JJ Abrams or George Lucas.” It’s also not specified what the role could be, but the logical thought is he’ll just be placeholder until someone starts up the Tom Hiddleston talk.
While we’re still waiting on official confirmation that Star Wars icons like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, or Stardestroyer Controller #2 will be returning for Episode VII, Disney is at least confirming the return of one familiar sort-of-face. Per the official Star Wars blog, R2-D2 is in this thing, and this time he’ll be built from the bountiful, long-unused sweat of fans. Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples of the robotics hobbyist group the R2-D2 Builders Club have reportedly been hired to construct the R2 units at the recommendation of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who spotted them at Star Wars Celebration Europe over the summer.
R2-D2’s constant companion, C3P-O, remains unconfirmed. So for now, look forward to the aged R2 possibly being a sad, lonely widower, woefully booping and moping around the Millennium Falcon not knowing what to do with himself.
Following in the ignoble tradition of The Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars: Episode VII will arrive just in time for Christmas, with Disney today announcing the film’s official release date: December 18, 2015. Write it down, in case they forget to put it on the posters.
“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.
As previously reported, J.J. Abrams is directing from a script he’s writing with Lawrence Kasdan, with a cast that includes Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, Frederick Coffin, and William Sadler as the film’s new evil senator, Vernon Trent.
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Toy Story 3 and Oblivion writer Michael Arndt isn’t writing a Star Wars anymore, but Disney has bravely decided not to just pack it in and forget it then. Instead, per an official statement, they’ve already got some other guys working on the script, and those guys are J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Abrams, of course, already has a Star Wars connection in that he’s going to direct this goddammer; Kasdan’s link is slightly better tested, as he wrote The Empire Strikes Back, your favorite. Those are now the guys to approach with the idea for just having one big lightsaber on the end of a ship and driving it through shit.