Star Wars Rebels – the Newest CGI Animated Saga from Disney

Star Wars Rebels in the newest series of CGI animated cartoons from one of the most well known brands in the world. Prominent thanks to the previous smash hits, both on TV and in the cinema, the Rebels saga has brought fresh ingredients to the already successful recipe presented initially more than four decades ago. Little guys and many little girls, were fascinated with the figures from this cinematographic work of art, dreaming to be Luke Skywalker or Princess Leia, and the majority of them wanted a piece of these films for their own fun time.

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Compared to the complex collections of stories and large action opportunity offered of The Clone Wars, this cartoon sequel takes an obvious direction through the universe. Taking place 14 years after the story in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and 5 years prior to A New Hope, the CGI animated Star Wars Rebels tells the various adventures of a group of rogue rebels onboard their spacecraft Ghost and who go on an assault against the evil Galactic Empire ships. If all this seems familiar, it was intended to be that way.

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The show also presents a bunch of new fighters for the Star Wars fans. It is focused on the Star Wars Rebel symbol, Kanan Jarrus, a wise Jedi trooper who is leading the Ghost squadron. He is joined by Ezra, a street urchin, who is unacquainted with the use of the Force, Zeb – the commando’s muscles and Chewbacca, Hera – a pilot and proprietor of the Ghost; Sabine – the Mandalorian specialist in explosives and graffiti artist, also the irritated and negativist android known as Chopper. He and Zeb have been created considering the conceptual styles for R2-D2 and Chewbacca, respectively.

Disney’s Star Wars Rebel is following the evil times of the Empire’s malefic expansion, as they hunt and destroy all of the Jedi Knights in combat. Meanwhile, a small revolt is brewing – a kernel for the long run Rebel Alliance.

Having all of the figures from the greatly well known cartoon TV Clone Wars along with some of the liked characters from other sagas, Star Wars Rebels is sure to be the new symbol amongst all age categories. Exclusive head-to-head fights are presented in the series, the costume designs have all been improved, which can allow battlegrounds and specialized effects to be created according to the recent tendencies in the 2D/3D industry. The characters are able to perform as separatist factions or as a Jedi, while this revolutionary visual technology permits brand-new capabilities for the figures

The creators of the soon-to-be-launched video season of Star Wars Rebels say that this is going to be very different from all the past stories that have been before it. In addition, the saga will also be released with its own LEGO toy sets at the same time in all the major stores. By having such a large launch, this not only goes to demonstrate the worldwide reputation of the Lego toys, but also the long term Star Wars fame and the loyalty of fans to the brand’s fame.

Star Wars Rebels has an absolutely original and brand-new design than the past cartoon series, since the creator’s stories have centered the saga and its characters on their original vision. The Clone Wars, which was broadcasted on the cartoon channels, provided the art styles of less of a classical look and more of a cartoonist appearance, something absolutely original from the other series which were in accordance with the Star Wars look.

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10 Interesting Things about Insurgent

The movie Insurgent was released on March 19 and was directed by Robert Schwentke. To celebrate the launch of the movie Insurgent starring Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Theo James among others, we made a list of interesting facts about the movie.

Here is our list of 10 interesting things about Insurgent.

1. Ansel Elgort runs weird

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Probably one of the first things that you will notice about the movie is that Ansel Elgort runs really weird. According to him, however, this was totally on purpose and he said that Theo and Shailene are superheroes but Caleb isn’t. He said that Caleb is the guy who isn’t very physical and symbolizes the intelligent side. The actor is very glad that people point out just how weird his running is because it means he made a good decision in playing this way.

2. There is a new character in the movie

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Edgar, who is played by Johnny Weston is a new character in the movie. Edgar was not present in the book. Some people believed that the character would be Tris’ new love interest. However, it was clarified by Veronica Roth that this isn’t the case.

3. Kate Winslet never starred in a sequel

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Insurgent is the first sequel done by Kate Winslet. This comes as a surprise, seeing how Winslet played in over 45 films.

4. Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend plays a part in the movie

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Suki Waterhouse, a British supermodel and Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend plays the part of Marlene in Insurgent. This is the fifth movie in which Waterhouse acted and it’s the biggest one of them all.

5. The director from Divergent couldn’t be used for the movie because he was still working on the first one

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Neil Burger, the director of the first movie wasn’t available for Insurgent because he was still busy directing Divergent when they began to shoot the second one. Robert Schwentke, the director of Red and R.I.P.D. replaced Burger for the movie.

6. Many actors had other jobs during the shooting

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Numerous actors in the movie were also working on other ones when shooting Insurgent. Jai Courtney was also shooting for Terminator Genisys, Miles Teller for Fantastic Four and Kate Winslet was also busy filming Triple 9.

7. Shailene is getting used to working around Ansel and Miles

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Woodley worked together with Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller on other movies before Insurgent. Teller and Shailene worked together on The Spectacular Now and she also worked with Elgort in both Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars.

8. Woodley refused to put on a wig

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The leading actress in Insurgent, Shailene Woodley refused to put on a wig when filming for the movie after she cut her hair for her role in The Fault in Our Stars.

9. Divergent was longer than Insurgent

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Even though the Divergent book was 38 pages shorter than Insurgent, the Divergent movie is about 20 minutes longer than Insurgent. This is bad news for those who really loved the movie and wanted it to never end.

10. The movie had a fake title while it was in production

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In an effort to keep the movie a secret and prevent any spoilers or other details about it from leaking out to the public, the people responsible for the movie used the name Mineral instead of Insurgent while the movie was still in production.

So there you have it. This was our list of 10 interesting things about Insurgent. Whether you love the movie or hate it it’s a matter of personal choice, but there’s no denying that it was one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

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5 Ways in Which TV Shows Are Becoming Movies

Even though traditional movies aren’t going anywhere, we can’t help but see how TV shows are stealing from the film industry playbook. There is clearly a transition happening right now and pretty soon we won’t be able to distinguish movies from TV shows; other than the length, that is.

Here are 5 ways in which TV shows are becoming movies.

1. Many old movies are remade as TV shows

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Pretty much everyone complains about sequels and remakes but the fact is that some movies that were reimagined as TV shows are pretty good. Just look at Hannibal and Fargo, if you don’t believe me.

While many TV shows, such as Aeon Flux and The Flintstones were made into movies, it isn’t the same thing. Those movies were just awful and truly forgettable. To be fair, there are some exceptions, like The Untouchables and The Beverly Hillbillies but that’s pretty much it.

The list of movies that have been turned into TV shows includes Uncle Buck, Real Genius, Rush Hour, In Good Company, Problem Child, Minority Report, Big, Wet Hot American Summer, Scream and 12 Monkeys.

Even though many of these shows weren’t all that great, these days if you’re on a network it usually means that the plot of your show is going to be great.

2. TV shows are coming to IMAX

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HBO is breaking the ice by making its hit TV show Game of Thrones available in IMAX theatres. It was a win-win situation for both IMAX and the show as it seems the theatre is actually struggling these days.

While you may be wondering why IMAX is jumping on the TV show bandwagon, it’s pretty clear that all the company wants to do is get a piece of the pie, seeing how they saw a drop in revenue and the television market is on the rise. The HDTV industry is growing nowadays and IMAX already started planning for a transition by selling smaller versions of its screens to consumers in China. Sources claim that IMAX is considering selling its technology to Americans as well.

This means that if we’re lucky, by 2020 we’ll be able to enjoy the finale of Game of Thrones on our own IMAX home theatre. It’s very possible that around that time George R.R. Martin will also finally release Winds of Winter.

3. Sundance is slowly turning into a festival of VOD releases and TV shows

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Before the digital era, the process of making a movie required a lot more money and craftsmanship. Times have changed however, and nowadays pretty much anyone with a decent camera and a good idea can come up with something that can be bought on the VOD market.

This year the studio box office suffered a drop but indie films prospered thanks to alternative solutions such as Netflix and iTunes. The entries from the Sundance festival are no longer concerned about distribution as most of those movies will receive a VOD release. As a matter of fact, Sundance even started to accept television pilots such as the Animals animated series.

4. Movies are getting censored while TV shows are not

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Not too long ago we were bombarded with tons of R-rated zombie movies. However, nowadays, the PG-13 has turned great R-rated movies like Die Hard into censored TV movies. John McClane has been forced to censor his curse words while TV shows can pretty much get away with anything.

So while television is slowly moving to an age where decapitations and sex are something normal, movies such as Fifty Shades of Grey are way too frightened to show male nudity on screen.

5. Television is attracting artists and movies are becoming episodic

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Colin Farrell, Dustin Hoffman, Halle Berry, Kevin Bacon and Jodie Foster are just a few of a larger list of actors who are moving on to television, a medium that was at a time considered inferior. Most nominees at the Oscars have had great roles in television in the past.

Big-budget movie franchises are actually becoming similar to television series in terms of commitment. Actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp have actually spent more time filming for movie franchises than how much time Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson spent working on True Detective. To be fair, this is just an isolated example, but you get the point.

There are also a lot of great directors that move to television. Guillermo del Toro, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and Steven Soderbergh are just some of the directors who started making TV shows.

So there you have it, this was our list of 5 ways in which TV shows are becoming movies.

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6 Reasons Why ‘Suicide Squad’ Will Be The Movie of 2016

The blockbuster of 2016 is getting into shape! DC Comics’ Suicide Squad promises to be the super-villain movie of next year, with a cast made in bad-ass Heaven and a story line that will make both aficionados and newbies thrilled.

Based as a comic series, Suicide Squad was created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru and first appeared in the 25th issue of Brave and the Bold, in 1959. It tells the story of a team of imprisoned super-villains who carry out high-risk missions for the U.S. Government in exchange for shortened sentences. They call it the Suicide Squad because sometimes the villains never return from their missions. This thug life plot is commanded by Amanda Waller, ruler over the prison at Belle Reve.

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Now, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ are making the magic come to life in a most promising “Suicide Squad” movie, announced to hit cinemas across the world as late as 2016. Directed by David Ayer, the film has so far Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis, amongst others, and is rumored to cast other major figures. Ayer also starred tomboy supermodel Cara Delevingne in the role of the Enchantress.

  1. Jared Leto will star in it, but his locks won’t

Leto cut his Jesus ombre super long locks especially for the role of The Joker and chances are, it’s gonna compensate through his wit and irony. The actor is taking his part very seriously and actually told press he is confident The Joker In ‘Suicide Squad’ will be “the best one yet”.

  1. There will be true blood

True blood fans will be happy to hear Joe Manganiello might be switching werewolf suits to resurrect as Deathstroke in Suicide Squad. As this may still be a spoiler, we’re all eyes and years to find out more news. As Deathstroke is the most villain of all villains, we’re guessing Ayer’s choice in this character pretty much explains his orientation towards Manganiello, who is all about the physique to pull off the role and also has a history of impersonating heroes and superheroes, in Sabotage (2014) and Spider-Man.

  1. Men in Black are coming back

Will Smith also has a record of going for the villain or against the villain roles. He’ll play Deadshot, from Batman, and this part may successfully strike us as much as Men in Black did back in the day.

  1. Cara Delevingne will make a sexy cameo (or more)

The Enchantress is a misguided character fighting Supergirl, who prevents her gaining omnipotent magical power and cancelling all other superpowers on Earth, twice. Sultry Cara Delevingne was assigned her own villainous part in the squad and we’re anxious to see her super devious kick (more than we’ve seen her in Fashion Week).

  1. Ryan Gosling may emerge (spoiler alert)

Rumor has it, the Hollywood sweet bad boy with a sensuous voice and a rock’n’rolla kick may take part in the Squad too. Flirting with main names in the industry right now, Ayer’s choice in Gosling may be confirmed and we’d be delighted to lose our souls to his Dead Man’s Bones melody and rhythm.

  1. The story will prevail its characters

Let’s make it clear. People will die in this movie, villains sometimes get caught and good may conquer over the bad, like in classics. However, even if Suicide Squad may come across as a Final Destination meets Night of the living dead, the biggest reason we think it will be an echoing hit is that it has enormous potential to influence many new DCMU productions that will follow its premiere.

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What To Look Forward to in Season Three Of Vikings

Vikings fans have waited long enough, but now, the Vikings, History Channel’s most popular series, has returned with another awesome season, created by Michael Hirst. Before your favourite characters, Ragnar, Lagertha and the rest of your favorite fighters continue their story, lets make a briefing of the spoilers of what we should look forward to this new season.

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1. Ragnar’s King – What will it happen?

In an interview for Entertainment Weekly, the runner of the show explained what Ragnar  will be wearing the crown, and the further events are something so not sexy! Hirst stated that the new power in Ragnar ‘s hands will allow him to establish settlement in Wessex on the land of king Ecbert. He added that his actions are not the sexiest thing a lead character has ever done, but is something very real. Ragnar is not interested in pillaging but to settle a land for his people.

2. New Characters

Appart from the fact that fans will be reunited with their beloved characters, season 3 will introduce some new ones as well. Lagertha’s young and handsome son, Kalf, and the Earl will grow fond of. Kalf will prove to be ambitious and calculated, when his real plan will be revealed after Lagerta goes to raid.

Harbard, (Kevin Durand) a mysterious character will show up in Kattagat, after Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland), Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig) and Helga (Maude Hirst) had a vision. The dreams they had, was clearly foreshadowing the arrival of this mystical character. During this season, fans will be given the chance to see the kind of powers this wanderer has and how his presence will affect the people in Kattagat, when he will appear in episode two of season 3.

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The actions of Harbard will certainly change the course of action for the other characters in that episode and he might leave a sort of a deep wound, a mark, and should be the one that has the greatest impact, and fans should be very attentive to episode 4.

Another new character, the Emperor Charles of France, played by Lothaire Bluteau, a powerful and complex man, who will not hesitate an instant to go head to head with the Vikings. Princess Gisla, his daughter will also be a new comer, and is described as a beautiful very courageous young woman.

3. A Wedding, A Baby & A Raid

In a video promo of Season 3, was hinted that Bjorn(Alexander Ludwig) will be asking the hand of Porunn,the slave girl transformed into shield maiden.But will she accept Bjorn’s proposal? During a press call, Ludwig teased a little about what is to happen.

During season 2 there have been a lot of things unsaid about their relationship which was supposed to be unsure. The uncertainty was caused by the chaotic plot of the last installment. Along season 3, fans will see that their connection will develop into something special, deep and loving, Ludwig explained.
To our delight, this was not everything that Ludwig divulged. He added, that Bjorn will be receiving incredible news that will imply advancement in his family. But eventually things will turn for the worst. The situation will be affected be a severe happening and in that moment it will be very clear how deep their relationship really is, as they will be facing a big obstacle. Seeing Bjorn and Porunn will show how far are they willing to go for one another, and will be something very interesting to watch.

4. The Attack On Paris

Hirsh has given enough details regarding the raid of the Vikings on Paris that will happen in season 3 and has been open about the GGI featured battle. The Vikings will be attacking the walls of Paris with ladders and hundreds of extras. People will be going up the ladders which will be set on fire, creating a serious blood bath.

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5. Love For Lagertha

Everybody is dying to know if Ragnar and Lagertha will one day get back together. But unfortunately, that possibility is not very obvious, at least not for the first three episodes of season 3. Viewers should prepare to see Lagertha kissing another bearded man in the new installment.

6. Bjorn vs. Ragnar

It has been previously mentioned that there will be a change in the father /son relationship between Bjorn and Ragnar, as the plot progresses. Alexander Ludwig was asked in a press call if he was expecting to see the two characters in a direct confrontation in the next season.
His answer was affirmative.

There has been an immense shift and fans will be given much more information this season that they were given in the second season. Bjorn has evolved a lot since the second season, and he will transform completely, as he is no longer a boy. His father will start asking for his help and his growth will be extremely visible. Ludwig added also some things about the season finale, which he described as completely insane and that he couldn’t wait to see the public’s reactions.

The third season of Vikings has premiered Thursday, on February 19 on the History Channel, at 10 p.m. EST.

Viking Comedy

If you are a fan of the Viking culture, you might also like Erik the Viking, a fantasy British comedy film. Which was inspired by the The Saga of Eric the Viking, a children’s book. However the plot of the movie is different. The main subject of the plot is Norse mythology and is surrounded around a young Viking who discovered that he is not attracted by rape and pillage and feels guilty over the death of an innocent woman, Helga.
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