Above we have the latest poster for The Force Awakens in IMAX. After the cut, three previously released posters in a similar art style. Jenny, don’t these look good enough to frame and put up in your den?
In other news, premium cable network Starz has secured exclusive TV rights to air The Force Awakens. I’m not sure if anyone cares about this, but there you go.
I didn’t quite see as many movies as last year. My personal record of 145 movies did not fall, but I did put up another entry in the century club (barely) with 100. This was not really that good of a year for movies. 2014 was exceptional but 2015, while putting out a good couple at the top, was mostly unmemorable from a film perspective. What made the list?
So a few people around the Gabbing Geek offices are pretty excited today about going to see The Force Awakens. Unfortunately I have to stay and get the gremlins out of the servers and reconfigure the Watson Finder™ as it is clearly not working, and won’t be seeing the movie until Sunday. (Yes, my Geek Card status is definitely in question.)
After the break, to cleanse the pallet and prepare for the new film, Honest Trailers and How It Should Have Ended tackle the last Star Wars film that was released.
Remember a long, long time ago…ok, it was March 2015, when we posted the epic battle between Batman and Darth Vader? In the same vein we bring you another video from the minds of Super Power Beat Down that pits Darth Maul vs Spider-Man. You guys know I love Spidey, so you know who I’d vote for. Check out the video after the cut and let us know in the comments who you think should have won.
(If you want to skip over the preamble and fan interviews, the actual fight starts around the 6:50 mark.)
I haven’t re-watched Attack of the Clones yet, so…there’s no comments from me in the post that precedes this one. But to at least contribute today I searched out this Honest Trailer. Some funny stuff, and no love is given to most anything, especially Hayden Christensen…but that is no surprise. See for yourself after the break.
A bunch of trailers dropped yesterday in addition to the new Spielberg movie The BFG. After the break check out new trailers for The Legend Of Tarzan (really, another one?), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (really, another one?) and a new international trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (yeah, another one!).
In 1999 I made the local news as one of the first in line to buy tickets to The Phantom Menace. I don’t think I’ve ever been so hyped for a movie before or since. And then I watched it. Actually, I haven’t been as much of a hater of the prequels as others (more on that in Tom’s Star Wars rewatch) but after all the hype and wait it will always be billed as a disappointment.
After the cut, someone sliced together a lot of old news footage of fans before and after seeing TPM. I’m actually surprised it got so much love…but editing can do wonders.
Man, what are we going to post about once December 18th rolls around and there are no more Star Wars: The Force Awakens clips, TV spots, trailers, or whatever? I guess there will likely be a few reviews and some posts about it breaking records, or maybe a post that it isn’t going to beat Jurassic World box office which would crush Ryan’s soul into a bajillion pieces.
In the new year our focus will likely shift to Sherlock in January, Deadpool in February, Batman v Superman in March, we’ll take a nap in April and prepare for the next big thing, Captain America: Civil War in May. So maybe we will lots to talk about.
Anyway, after the break, an interview with Daisy Ridley and some clips from The Force Awakens, courtesy of the Disney Channel.