The presses have been offline for a while thanks to real life, but real life didn’t stop news from happening. Here are a few of the stores we found interesting or exciting while we were sleeping.Continue reading “Awesome News: Catch-up Edition #1”
The original _Blade Runner_ is held up by many as the gold standard of dystopian existential science fiction films. It asks questions about the nature of humanity and what it means to truly live while at the same time painting a picture of a world that seems to have broken under the weight of more people being alive than ever before. It’s an acknowledged masterpiece –even if it took a decade or two and two different directors cuts to get to that status– and that’s a lot to live up to.
And I’m here to tell you that it does. I’m also here to tell you that you should probably go into it as cold as possible, so maybe bookmark this and come back to it after you’ve seen the film to see if you agree with me. I’m not going to say any major spoilers but regardless, this is your warning.
Well, this is a nice surprise. Disney put together a new *The Force Awakens* trailer for the D23 Festival happening in Japan right now and it shows us loads of the film we haven’t seen yet. Take a look!
Yesterday saw the release of the [last trailer for _Star Wars: The Force Awakens_](http://awesomefriday.ca/2015/10/heres-the-final-trailer-for-star-wars-the-force-awakens/). Here are some shots from that trailer because HOLY SHIT THE TRAILER IS BEAUTIFUL.
Excited yet? WATCH THIS
Here it is folks. Let’s obsess a little over it.
Here it is. Teaser trailer 2. Gah.
I love *Return Of The Jedi*. It’s become a bit of a whipping boy for the original trilogy, with many criticsising the Ewoks as the first grand Lucas mistake of “playing to the kids” in what would become a franchise tradition. However, remember these are the cute furry bears who were about to char-broil Han and Luke alive – presumably to eat them, because spitroasted meat is awesome in any galaxy – and could take down an armoured Imperial Stormtrooper with just rocks and sticks. Adorable little barbarians.
I saw two movies whilst on vacation and while they’re both trying to be something they aren’t (a guilty pleasure and a shiny new _The Big Chill_ respectively) only one kinda succeeds.
The third expendables film finally has a real trailer which gives us a better look at what’s going on in the film. Let’s watch!
Bad Robot set the internet on fire this morning with a photo showing all the cast members of *Star Wars Episode VII* during their first readthrough at Pinewood studios. There’s all the old cast – Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker – mixed with a healthy selection of new, up-and-coming names and established faces.
So, who are they?
Bad Robot has just officially announced the full cast of *Star Wars Episode VII*.
In case you forgot all the names from the [posters yesterday](http://awesomefriday.ca/2014/04/the-expendables-3-has-a-cast-of-thousands-each-with-their-own-poster/), here’s a trailer that rattles them all off.
16 Posters of action stars new, and old.
_**Update**: sources tell [SlashFilm that this rumour isn’t true.](http://www.slashfilm.com/bradley-cooper-indiana-jones/). I still think it’s the best idea to move forward with though. Original post follows_
Remember how one of the problems with _Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull_ was that Harrison Ford is, well, kinda too old for the role now? Turns out that Disney may end up recasting the role but rather than rebooting the franchise as is all the rage these days they may just go the route of James Bond and make more films with new actors, and apparently at the top of the list is Bradley Cooper.