‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Release Dates Confirmed: Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital
Today Disney and Lucasfilm made it official: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story from director Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker will make its Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD debut on April 4th, 2017.
You'll be able to watch Star Wars: Rogue One two weeks prior on March 24th when the first standalone Star Wars film is released exclusively on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. All high definition versions will be presented in 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.
Star Wars: Rogue One was a beast at the box office this past holiday season, earning over one billion at the global box office and proving the Star Wars franchise could stand on its own two feet without the core Skywalker mythology involved.
Bonus features are notably missing any of the deleted and re-shot footage from the third act. »
Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman' Heads to Netflix From Paramount
The streamer has picked up the rights to the long-gestating gangster movie, which was originally set up at Paramount, sources confirm.
Steve Zaillian adapted The Irishman from Charles Brandt‘s book I Heard You Paint Houses, which chronicles the exploits of Frank Sheeran, a high-ranking Teamsters official with ties to the Bufalino crime family. Shortly before his death in 2003, Sheeran confessed that he killed fellow Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa, whose body has never been found. He also claimed that it was Hoffa who wanted John F. Kennedy killed.
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Rachel Bloom, Adam Pally Lead Lionsgate Comedy ‘Most Likely To Murder'
The stars of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Making History, respectively, will also produce the film with Petra Ahmann. Dan Gregor will direct from a script he co-wrote with Doug Mand, his writing partner on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Mand, who will also appear in the film, is an executive producer with Gregor.
Lionsgate acquired the title through Lionsgate Digital Studio, which aims to produce low-budget features and episodic series. Production is scheduled to begin next month in New York.
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Disney, Imax Extend Slate Deal Through 2019, Including ‘Star Wars’ Films
Imax and Disney have renewed their longstanding slate deal through 2019, and disclosed that director Rian Johnson shot key sequences of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” using Imax’s extremely high-resolution cameras.
Additionally, the deal extends to Lucasfilm’s untitled Indiana Jones film, Marvel’s “Black Panther,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Captain Marvel,” Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled Avengers sequel; “Beauty and the Beast,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” and “Mulan”; Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4”; and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” sequel.
The companies noted that they have previously announced that “Avengers: Infinity War” and the untitled Avengers sequel will be shot in their entirety by the Russo Brothers with Imax cameras.
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Leah Adler, Mother of Steven Spielberg, Dies at 97
Raised during the Roaring Twenties and the Depression with her older brother Bernard, Adler developed a love of music when she learned piano at the age of 5. She later studied at the Music Conservatory in Cincinnati and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Home Economics.
In February 1945, she married electrical engineer Arnold Meyer Spielberg and they had »
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Kyle Chandler to Co-Star as Millie Bobby Brown’s Dad in ‘Godzilla’ Sequel (Exclusive)
Chandler will play Brown’s father in the Legendary sequel.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and Elizabeth Olsen starred in the 2014 “Godzilla” reboot, directed by Gareth Edwards, though sources say only Watanabe is likely to return for the sequel.
Plot details are unknown.
Alex Garcia will oversee the tentpole for Legendary. “Godzilla: King of Monsters” is set for relase on Mar. 22, 2019, with the monster mash-up “Godzilla vs. Kong” slated to bow the following year on May 29, 2020.
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'X-Men' Stuntman Trevor Habberstad Dies at 27 After Cancer Battle
X-Men director Bryan Singer remembered Habberstad as a dedicated professional.
"Trevor was a #stuntcoordinator in his own right and would have gone on to become one of the greats. His skill, commitment to safety and work ethic was second to none. In my 20-year career, I have never lost a friend/colleague this way. He and his entire family are among the kindest people I have ever met. My heart goes out to them. His passing is »
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Japanese Auteur Seijun Suzuki Dies at 93
Japanese director Seijun Suzuki died Feb. 13 at a Tokyo hospital after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which affects the lungs. He was 93.
His death was announced by Nikkatsu, the studio that famously fired him in 1967 after 12 years and 40 films, for what is now seen as his masterpiece, Branded to Kill. The film was made in black and white as a punishment for his work on Tokyo Drifter — now also considered a classic — the year before. Both films were intended by Nikkatsu to be straightforward, B-movie yakuza gangster flicks, but Suzuki’s experimental style, »
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Lol: Seth Meyers Enters the Awards Race With ‘Oscar Bait’ Parody Trailer
Seth Meyers may not be an Academy Awards contender this year, but he knows exactly what it takes to become one. The Late Night host has unveiled the (parody) trailer for his new (non-existent) movie, simply called Oscar Bait and billed as “the most blatant attempt to win an Oscar since The King’s Speech.” Honestly, it’s refreshing […]
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