By Jason Harris
By Jason Harris
Amanda Pays and John Wesley Shipp (The Flash).
Warrington Gillette (Friday the 13th Part II).
Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman).
Fred “Tugboat” Ottoman.
Artist Sean Chen.
Author Stacey Longo.
Nicki Clyne (Battlestar Galactica).
Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner).
Cosplayer Jennifer Rose.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Saundra Santiago (Miami Vice).
Lee Majors (The Sixth Million Dollar Man).
April Wexler of Sharknado.
Cosplayer Chelsea von Chastity.
Paul Blake (Star Wars).
Linda Blair (The Exorcist).
Tom Berenger (Major League).
Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Velma and Shaggy.
GET ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY EARLY
ON MARCH 24TH on Digital HD, and on Blu-ray April 4th
Fans go behind the scenes with filmmakers and cast for a revealing look at the stories behind the first Star Wars standalone film
Brand New Trailer Now Available!
Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be coming home on Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th. This news comes on the heels of the start of production announcement of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story. “Rogue One” has established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S.TheThe
Arriving early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand on April 4, the release includes never-before-seen “Rogue One” bonus material that will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast and inspired team of filmmakers. An intimate collection of stories reveals how the film came to life, as well as hidden Easter Eggs and film facts that audiences may have missed in the theater.
Bonus features include:
A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to the screen.
Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, p.g.a., Allison Shearmur, p.g.a. (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Cinderella) and Simon Emanuel, p.g.a. (The Dark Knight Rises). Veteran ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll, (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest) whom shares a long history with the Star Wars films, is executive producer alongside Jason McGatlin (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, War of the Worlds). The story is by John Knoll and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli, After Earth), and the screenplay was written by Chris Weitz (The Golden Compass, About a Boy) and Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy, Michael Clayton).
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, Like Crazy) heads up the cast and stars opposite Diego Luna (Milk, Elysium). Joining them are Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Animal Kingdom), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, TV’s Hannibal), Alan Tudyk (Frozen, I, Robot), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Jason Bourne) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, The Butler). The film also welcomes two of China’s biggest stars, Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II) and Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, The Sun Also Rises). In addition, Anthony Daniels (Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) reprises his role of C-3PO, marking his eighth appearance in a Star Wars film.
To create the distinctive and contemporary look of the film, Edwards chose revered cinematographer Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher). Visual effects supervisors John Knoll and Mohen Leo (Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, The Martian) team up with special effects supervisor Neil Corbould (Black Hawk Down, Saving Private Ryan) and ILM animation supervisor Hal Hickel (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Iron Man). Star Wars veteran Doug Chiang (Star Wars Episodes I and II, Forrest Gump) and Neil Lamont (supervising art director on The Force Awakens and the Harry Potter film series) join forces as production designers, and Neal Scanlan (Prometheus) returns to do special creature effects, having recently worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Additional key crew include costume designers Dave Crossman (costume supervisor on The Force Awakens and the Harry Potter film series) and Glyn Dillon (The Force Awakens and Kingsman: The Secret Service costume concept artist), as well as stunt coordinator Rob Inch (The Force Awakens, World War Z).
The music is by composer Michael Giacchino (Star Trek Beyond, Zootopia), with original Star Wars music by John Williams. The editors for the film are John Gilroy, ACE (Nightcrawler, The Bourne Legacy), Jabez Olssen (The Hobbit trilogy) and Colin Goudie (Monsters).
FEATURE RUN TIME: Approximately 133 min.
RATING: PG-13 in U.S.; PG in CE; G in CF
ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray 3D Feature Film =2.39:1
Blu-ray Feature Film = 2.39:1
DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1
AUDIO: Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio Language Tracks
LANGUAGES: English, French & Spanish
SUBTITLES: English SDH, French & Spanish
Welcome to my second post of pictures from Super Megafest took place back in October at the Royal Plaza Trade Convention Center in Marlborough, MA.
Altered Reality Entertainment, owners of Rhode Island Comic Con, the Biggest Show in the Smallest State, have announced a partnership with Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers, Rhode Island based auction house to host a Major Toy Buying Event slated for January 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings in Warwick, Rhode Island.
The daylong event, featuring entertainment for the entire family, will be hosted by TV’s toy hunting phenom Travis Landry. Attendees of this free event will have the opportunity to sell toy collections consisting of Star Wars, Transformers, comic books, G.I. Joe, and Barbie, among many other toys and collectibles. Collectors can also participate in free, no-obligation appraisals of their collections.
Entertainment of this exciting inaugural event will include celebrity appearances by pro-wrestler Rikishi, Ghost Hunters’ own Joe Chin, and Rhode Island’s TAPS team. Singer VChenay will also perform live. Family events of the day include a chicken wings contest and cosplayers.
This major toy buying event runs this Saturday, January 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking and free admission is available to all in attendance.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings is located at 801 Greenwich Avenue in Warwick, Rhode Island.
In a few days the Biggest Show in the Smallest State, Rhode Island Comic Con organizers have announced the schedule of panels, celebrity Q&A sessions, and special events.
According to the convention’s Programming Director, Michael Gianfrancesco, “The programming staff has worked hard to put together what we think is an entertaining and diverse offering of amazing panels for our guests this year. We are excited about all of our major offerings and are thrilled to have guest celebrity moderator Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring it On) from geeknation.com working with us to make these events even more of a memorable experience for attendees.”
Saturday’s events include:
Sunday’s schedule includes:
Gianfrancesco went on to comment, “In addition, we have added a slate of informative and unique fan panels, which cover some of the more specific fandoms. We have panels on Dr. Who, Harry Potter, and comic drawing. We have even added a cosplay workshop room with hands-on demonstrations of molding, sewing, and wig styling. It’s going to be a great year for all our guests at RICC!”
For specific locations, times, and descriptions for each event, please refer to Rhode Island Comic Con’s website.
Tickets for Rhode Island Comic Con are currently on sale through Ticketmaster, or by visiting www.ricomiccon.com. Daily tickets start at only $29.00 and a three-day weekend admission is $75 in advance, $85 at the door (if available). VIP and celebrity packages are also available.
In its fourth year, the award-winning Rhode Island Comic Con, produced by Altered Reality Entertainment, expands to three days, two venues, and over 100 celebrity guests, including actors from Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Agents of Shield, and Transformers, among many others. Comic book artists from Marvel, DC and the independent market all converge on downtown Providence. Gaming, cosplay, and after parties all add to an exciting schedule of events and panels.