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Inside the Holocron – Telling War Stories

Welcome to a look Inside the Holocron. A collection of articles from the archives of *StarWars.Com no longer directly available. (*Archived here with Permission) Telling War Stories An Interview with Shelly Shapiro When The New Jedi Order story arc was first being crafted, one of the key architects was Shelly Shapiro, Editorial Director at Del…

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Amazon UK Introduces Instant Video

Great news for Amazon Prime members here in the UK We’re pleased to announce some exciting upgrades and changes to the Amazon Prime membership. Since 2008 we’ve increased the number of items eligible for Unlimited One-Day Delivery from 1 million to over 7 million, in addition to adding over 500,000 books to the Kindle Owners’…

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Netflix Wants Movies Upon Release

Courtesy of TechZone360.Com I’d buy that for a dollar!!! Netflix’ desire to air new movies on its OTT service the same day they hit cinemas is hardly surprising given past initiatives by stakeholders along with the greatly diminished value of first-run movies when they finally make it to premium “movie channel” that viewers pay extra for monthly. Cable kingpin…

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Sony Hopes Sharable Clips Boost Sales

Courtesy of abc News: Sony is hoping that providing sharable movie clips and extras like deleted scenes will prompt more people to buy digital movies. At least that’s the intention behind a new initiative it’s calling Vudu Extras+. The initiative gives people who buy movies on Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s online video service Vudu the ability…

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Watch Star Trek Into Darkness on Blinkbox

A year before it’s available on Netflix or Lovefilm Instant blinkbox offers UK exclusive bonus footage. Resistance really is futile. The most recent instalment of the popular franchise is available on the blinkbox movie streaming service over a year ahead of Netflix and Lovefilm Instant; blinkbox is also the only place in the UK to…

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Emmerich Ready for More Alien Action

Even though director Roland Emmerich is just putting the finishing touches on his upcoming summer actioner “White House Down,” starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, he’s already looking to the future beyond the movie’s June 28 release. He next plans to revisit his 1996 blockbuster “Independence Day” with at least one sequel, possibly a series…

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28 Things

BI update with a look at 28 Incredible Things You Never Knew About How The ‘Harry Potter’ Movies Were Made (although I’m sure there are some Potterheads out there who WILL know all 28): Warner Brothers spent 10 years in Leavesden, U.K., filming eight “Harry Potter” films. The studios are massive and reveal how the…

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Sky and EFD Announce Multi-Year Movie Agreement

Sky and Entertainment Film Distributors announce new multi-year movie agreement Sky Movies customers able to enjoy exclusive access to hit films including Silver Linings Playbook in HD, on demand and on the move, alongside a wide range of classic titles Sky today continues to strengthen its leadership in movie content by agreeing a new multi-year…

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A Sam Mendes & Skyfall Triumph

London, March 24, 2013: The best movies of last year were finally revealed at this evening’s Jameson Empire Awards, as the public rewarded the movies that won their hearts and minds in 2012. The readers of Empire – the world’s biggest movie magazine – voted in their hundreds of thousands, from all corners of the…

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EE/BAFTA Winners Announced

Well, fresh from watching the show here’s the Official Press Release: Les Misérables wins four BAFTAs, including Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway Three BAFTAs for Argo: Best Film, Editing and Ben Affleck wins Director Skyfall wins Outstanding British Film and Original Music Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva take Leading Actor and Actress Wins for Django…

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House Of Cards First Episode Available to All

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Netflix is making available to everyone in all Netflix territories the first episode of the highly-anticipated, critically-acclaimed drama series “House of Cards” to enjoy for one month, beginning February 1, at netflix.com/houseofcards. “The creative team in front of and behind the camera have delivered a riveting 13-chapter…

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19th Annual SAG Awards Images

Check out this great gallery of images from the 19th Annual SAG Awards® held yesterday (Sunday 27th January): LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2012 at the “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and…

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On Release & Coming This Friday

Jack Reacher (12A) Director: Christopher McQuarrie Cast: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins Distributor: Paramount Venue: Saturation Parental Guidance (U) Director: Andy Finkman Cast: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei Distributor: 20th Century Fox Venue: Saturation Safety Not Guaranteed Director: Colin Trevorrow Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson Distributor: Vertigo Films Venue: Special: Limited…

Lincoln Production Diaries

Lincoln – Production Diaries – 3

Team of Rivals From the start, Spielberg was acutely aware of a near-infinite library of books that approach Lincoln from a stunning array of perspectives. However, he was longing for a fresh, and more directly human, take. He found that in Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” which, on…

The End of the World

The End of the World

Now, far be it for me to encourage this Mayan nonsense but the guys over at BlinkBox have a tongue-in-cheek infographic culled from a Poll of 2000 UK adults between 16 November – 20 November 2012 The Hollywood A-Listers were chosen from a range of action stars in response to a survey 0f 2000 Brits…

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Get Terrified to a Trimmer You

Watching scary movies can help you burn the calorific equivalent of a small chocolate bar, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Westminster. Those who watched a 90-minute horror film were likely to burn up to 113 calories – the same sort of figure as a half-hour walk. Some movies were more…