John Boyega Training for More Sword Fighting

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Star Wars Force Awakens Finn Deluxe Child Costume

A recent Instagram post by John Bodega may point to him practicing some Kendo style sword fighting. Check the hat, that’s kanji for “Samurai”, now check the shirt and gloves…. nice right.

Flash x Supergirl Crossover March 28th

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Flash TV Symbol T Shirt

I did Flash but Supergirl not so much. Still I’ll give it a shot.

THE FLASH (GRANT GUSTIN) WILL CROSS OVER TO JOIN FORCES WITH SUPERGIRL (MELISSA BENOIST) IN AN EPISODE OF “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, MARCH 28 ON CBS

The Flash is speeding to National City! THE FLASH star Grant Gustin, in his role of Barry Allen/The Flash, will cross over to SUPERGIRL in an episode to be broadcast Monday, March 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Details of the episode will be announced at a later date.

“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making SUPERGIRL – THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL are teaming up!” said THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. “We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally, thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.”

SUPERGIRL stars Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh and Jeremy Jordan, with David Harewood and Calista Flockhart. The series is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers of SUPERGIRL, based on the characters appearing in DC Comics, and created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel Family.

THE FLASH, which airs Tuesdays on The CW, is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing and Sarah Schechter are the executive producers.

Watch Now: Found Footage Horror ‘Pandemic’ Trailer with Rachel Nichols

You are humanity’s last stand! Pandemic is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los Angeles to lead a team to hunt for and rescue uninfected survivors.

Continue reading Watch Now: Found Footage Horror ‘Pandemic’ Trailer with Rachel Nichols

Weekend Box Office Chart for January 22nd to January 24th

Revenant

Leo was good, but Hardy just killed it in Revenant. Well worth the snowy trip this weekend to see it!

1. The Revenant $16.0 Total: $119.1
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $14.2 Total: $879.2
3. Ride Along 2 $12.9 Total: $59.1
4. Dirty Grandpa $11.5 Total: $11.5
5. The Boy $11.2 Total: $11.2
6. The 5th Wave $10.7 Total: $10.7
7. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi $9.7 Total: $33.4
8. Daddy’s Home $5.2 Total: $138.7
9. Norm of the North $4.1 Total: $14.2
10. The Big Short $3.5 Total: $56.7

Watch Now: Warcraft TV Spot

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World of Warcraft Epic T Shirt

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins Warcraft a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Weekend Box Office Chart for January 8th to January 10th

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Star Wars Force Awakens Foiled Kylo Youth T-Shirt

Star Wars: The Force Awakens topped the the North American box office for the 4th straight weekend. Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant took second against some very tough completion.

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $41.6 Total: $812.0
2. The Revenant $38.0 Total: $39.5
3. Daddy’s Home $15.0 Total: $116.3
4. The Forest $13.0 Total: $13.0
5. Sisters $7.1 Total: $74.8
6. The Hateful Eight $6.3 Total: $41.4
7. The Big Short $6.3 Total: $42.8
8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip $5.5 Total: $75.6
9. Joy $4.5 Total: $46.5
10. Concussion $3.0 Total: $30.9

George Lucas “I sold them [Star Wars] to the white slavers that take these things”

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Star Wars Force Awakens Characters T-Shirt Sheer

businessinsider has the full story:

When Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, it gave Disney ownership of the “Star Wars” franchise. At the time, Lucas had some ideas for how “Episode VII” could be told. But it seems once the papers were signed, Disney told Lucas to take a hike.

“They looked at the stories and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans,'” Lucas said. “I said, ‘All I want to do is tell a story’… They decided they didn’t want to use those [my] stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing. They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway — if I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble, because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore. All I would do is muck everything up. And so I said, ‘OK, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way.'”

But it seems Lucas hasn’t been able to let go.

“It’s a very, very, very hard thing to do,” Lucas said about letting go of the franchise, as well as another Lucasfilm property that is now Disney’s, “Indiana Jones.” “You have to say, ‘I have to move on,’ and everything in your body says, ‘Don’t. You can’t.’ These are my kids.”

Rose then said, “Those were your kids … and you sold them.”

“I sold them to the white slavers that take these things and, and …” Lucas then stopped himself and laughed, probably realizing he was about to get himself into some hot water.

So it’s obvious that while “Star Wars” fans love “The Force Awakens” and it’s a box-office juggernaut, the “remakequel” style it’s in wouldn’t have been the path Lucas would have taken if he were still at the helm.

Weekend Box Office Chart for January 1st to January 3rd

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Huge upset this week! Star Wars beat the cash cow box office juggernaut Daddy’s Home, is what some version of me is saying in an alternate reality.

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $88.3 Total: $740.2
2. Daddy’s Home $29.0 Total: $93.6
3. The Hateful Eight $16.2 Total: $29.5
4. Sisters $12.5 Total: $61.7
5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip $11.8 Total: $67.3
6. Joy $10.4 Total: $38.7
7. The Big Short $9.0 Total: $32.9
8. Concussion $8.0 Total: $25.3
9. Point Break $6.8 Total: $22.4
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 $4.6 Total: $274.2

THE WINDS OF WINTER is not finished and everybody is Shocked!

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Game of Thrones Westeros Map Wrap T-Shirt

George R.R. Martin posted this to his blog and nobody should be surprised. Really, I’m not even sure if he actually wrote anything yet.

Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You’re disappointed, and you’re not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed… but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me. For months now I have wanted nothing so much as to be able to say, “I have completed and delivered THE WINDS OF WINTER” on or before the last day of 2015.

But the book’s not done.

Nor is it likely to be finished tomorrow, or next week. Yes, there’s a lot written. Hundreds of pages. Dozens of chapters. (Those ‘no pages done’ reports were insane, the usual garbage internet journalism that I have learned to despise). But there’s also a lot still left to write. I am months away still… and that’s if the writing goes well. (Sometimes it does. Sometimes it doesn’t.) Chapters still to write, of course… but also rewriting. I always do a lot of rewriting, sometimes just polishing, sometimes pretty major restructures.

First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange!

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Dr Strange Eye of Agamotto T-Shirt Sheer

Right from Entertainment Weekly:

This week’s First Look issue of Entertainment Weekly offers a very early peek at Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s new superhero film, Doctor Strange (out Nov. 4). How early? Well, principal photography on the film — which costars Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mads Mikkelsen — only began in November, and director Scott Derrickson won’t wrap the movie until March. EW’s First Look cover shoot with Cumberbatch was one of the very first times the British actor tried on the costume that his character, Doctor Stephen Strange, wears after transforming from a self-centered surgeon to a world-protecting sorcerer. The Sherlock star even used the shoot as something of a research-and-development session for the gesticulations which are part of his character’s spell-casting.

“I’m still in the infancy of learning all that,” Cumberbatch tells EW. “It was like, okay, I’ve got to keep throwing these poses, these spells, these rune-casting things, everything he does physically. I’m thinking, there’s going to be a huge amount of speculation and intrigue over the positioning of that finger as opposed to it being there, or there. And I’m still working on that. We haven’t played any of those scenes yet. I felt really self-conscious. But, then, by the end, it was great. It’s like anything, you just have to experiment.”

Dr Strange

Weekend Box Office Chart for the weekend of December 25th to December 27th

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Star Wars TFA Kylo Ren Deluxe Child Costume

It’s no surprise Star Wars: The Force Awakens killed it, what’s actually a shock is Daddy’s Home did $38 million. That movie was terrible.

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $153.5 Total: $544.5
2. Daddy’s Home $38.8 Total: $38.8
3. Joy $17.5 Total: $17.5
4. Sisters $13.8 Total: $37.1
5. Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip $12.7 Total: $39.3
6. Concussion $11.0 Total: $11.0
7. The Big Short $10.5 Total: $16.0
8. Point Break $10.2 Total: $10.2
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 $5.3 Total: $264.6
10. Creed $4.6 Total: $96.3

Weekend Box Office Chart for December 18th to December 20th

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Star Wars Kylo & Stormtroopers Mighty Fine T-Shirt

Hey look at that, Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip almost beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They only needed another $223.6 million.

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $238.0 Total: $238.0
2. Alvin and the Chipmunks The Road Chip $14.4 Total: $14.4
3. Sisters $13.4 Total: $13.4
4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 $5.6 Total: $254.4
5. Creed $5.0 Total: $87.9
6. The Good Dinosaur $4.2 Total: $96.5
7. Krampus $3.7 Total: $34.8
8. In the Heart of the Sea $3.4 Total: $18.6
9. Dilwale $1.8 Total: $1.8
10. Bajirao Mastani $1.6 Total: $1.6