Applying some Samurai film styling to the Star Wars saga

Friday, 21 April, 2017

The Star Wars saga reimagined as an old school Samurai film, by Portland Penrose.

Looks good, doesn’t it?

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The Last Jedi, the first teaser/trailer

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

And over the Easter long weekend, a trailer/teaser for the eighth installment of Star Wars, The Last Jedi, was released.

The clip has been pulled to bits, so if possible spoilers don’t concern you, have a read of Gizmodo’s interpretation of what we see.

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When you mix music from Rogue One with The Empire Strikes Back

Friday, 31 March, 2017

There’s a lot of Rogue One video clip remixes going around at the moment, and here’s another one. This time it’s a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, blended with parts of the soundtrack from Rogue One.

Pretty sure I like the “new” Empire Strikes Back trailer better than the original.

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Star Wars films Rogue One, and A New Hope, as one film, by Barre Fong

Friday, 24 March, 2017

Spoilers follow, don’t say you weren’t warned.

This had to happen sooner or later. The ending frames of the Star Wars “spin-off” movie Rogue One, have been cut together with the opening scenes of the Original Trilogy title, A New Hope.

Now we can actually see how both films connect to each other, even though we already knew.

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Aurélien Villette, Paris based architecture photographer

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

Photography by Aurelien Villette

Ah, the abandoned places the work of Paris based architecture photographer Aurélien Villette takes him. This photo looks like a scene from a Star Wars film, but is in fact a disused power station, the Kraftwerk V I believe, in Germany.

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You haven’t seen Rogue One until you’ve seen it in the original 8-Bit

Thursday, 2 February, 2017

An eight-bit rendering of Rogue One, that imagines the Star Wars anthology series film as an arcade game. Directed by Norwood Cheek, and animated by Dilara Mundy.

Be warned, contains SPOILERS, of sorts.

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Hyper-realistic black pen dot artworks by Alessandro Paglia

Monday, 30 January, 2017

Artwork by Alessandro Paglia

Milan, Italy, based artist Alessandro Paglia renders all of his works, dot by dot, using a black ink pen. In an article published on BoredPanda, he said that some artworks take 250 hours to complete. That’s an endeavour requiring more than motivation, that requires commitment.

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And the title of Star Wars, Episode VIII, is…

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

The Last Jedi.

In order for balance to be restored to the galaxy permanently, both sides of the Force, light and dark, must be destroyed. That means doing away with the Jedi and the Sith. Hence the last Jedi.

That’s just my take. Otherwise, let the speculating as to the meaning of the title, begin.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is due for release in December.

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Star Wars Downunder, a fan made film by Michael Cox

Thursday, 12 January, 2017

It’s a fan made film, so I know you sometimes need to be in the right place, at the right time, to hear about these sorts of things, but I’m still not sure how I missed Star Wars Downunder. Made by filmmaker Michael Cox in 2013, “Downunder” brings a distinctly Australian taste, in the form of beer no less, to the popular sci-fi saga.

See the full film here, 30 minutes in length, or take a look at the trailer for a preview.

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Rogue One, a new trailer, and a new hope for the Star Wars films?

Monday, 12 December, 2016

This is a red-letter week for fans of the Star Wars films, with the first of the Anthology series movies, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, opening on 15 December. I doubt I’ll be going to the one minute past midnight screenings that some cinemas are scheduling, but I’m sure I’ll have seen it by this time next week.

In what I hope is an encouraging sign, Star Wars creator George Lucas, has already seen the film (I wonder how you manage to do that?) and, according to Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, “really liked the movie“. This in contrast to his comments after seeing the J.J. Abrams directed The Force Awakens:

“I think the fans are going to love it. It’s very much the kind of movie they’ve been looking for.”

How circumspect is that? The Force Awakens wasn’t quite the film I’d hoped to see, and I think J.J. Abrams went a little too far with his penchant for rehashing earlier storylines. Whether Rogue One will be a good film, or a better one, remains to be seen, but there’s no harm in keeping our fingers crossed, and hoping for the best.

In the meantime, immerse yourself a in little more of the Star Wars hype, with another of the latest batch of Rogue One trailers.

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