Generally, we only mention a movie once, maybe twice on Frachelli – and even though the seventh Star Wars film releases December 18th, we’re already writing about it for the third time. The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers gives us a glimpse at the return of Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca – and we couldn’t be more excited. We hope you enjoyed the trailer as much as we did, and may the force be with you.
New Star Wars trailer. Need we say more? If you’re a big Star Wars fan, odds are you’ve seen it twenty times already by the time we had a chance to post it – but here’s a closeup of that three-sided fiery lightsaber just in case you haven’t perused through the official website yet:
In a galaxy not so far away, the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII cast was officially announced. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the seventh Star Wars film will feature original cast members including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Anthony Daniels – who will be joined by Andy Serkis (LOTR), Adam Driver (Girls), John Boyega (Attack the Block), and mystery newcomer Daisy Ridley. John Williams returns as the composer and the film is set to release December 18, 2015. See the full release at starwars.com
OK, so this Star Wars Force Glove is designed to teach kids about the fundamentals of magnetism, but let’s face it – there are a lot of grown-ass men who are fanatical about what happened a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – and will want to play with this thing. Complete with two “force targets” the magnetic glove allows you to “force push and pull” them. However, since it’s made for kids aged 6-9, you may need to do some cutting and sewing to use it.
Lightsaber technology isn’t quite here yet, but we’re getting warmer. Kinect Start Wars for XBOX 360 will allow you to wield a lightsaber, pilot speeders & pod racers, and harness the force without a controller. While you won’t get to leave the galaxy, you’ll be able to force choke the crap out of opponents in your not so far, far away living room. Set with a release date of December 31st 2012, you can pre-order a copy of Kinect Star Wars now.
Since Avatar, it now seems like every big action or adventure flick comes to theaters in 3D. One would also think that any movies previously released in 2D (or as we like to call “flat”) just simply missed the boat. Think again. Very few movies warrant a re-release to theaters, but deservingly so, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace will be hitting the big screen in 3D on February 10th. We’ll definitely be making a donation to the box office to watch Obi-Wan and Darth Maul duke it out like we’ve never seen before – and we’re sure a ton of crazy Star Wars fans will too (even if they don’t edit out Jar-Jar for this release).
If you’re real into pop culture, comics, and animation – check out the high-end limited edition prints from KULT Studio. Ranging in properties from Mickey Mouse to Star Wars, there is a piece for everyone. They even have new designs for upcoming films Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Pricing also varies from piece to piece, the pictured “Ultimate Weapon” print costs $700 framed, but was created from a Death Star model photo taken by Academy Award winning special effects photographer Richard Edlund and signed by Richard himself. There are also some less “exclusive” items available on the site that cost under $100 as well.
Natalie Portman has been a big movie star for years, but it’s safe to say that her career has gotten even hotter recently. Black Swan got the little girl from The Professional a lot of attention and we can expect more great performances to come. I had a big crush on her when Episode II of Star Wars came out (got in trouble for cutting school to see it) and she seems to just get sexier as the years go on. You have to watch one of her movies to appreciate her talent, but you can certainly admire the way she looks with this 24×36″ poster.
There was definitely a tremor in the force when Star Wars The Complete Saga on Blu-ray was announced. The box set of all six Star Wars movies will be released in September 2011 and you’ll be able to see every lightsaber, blaster, and ewok in high definition. I’m sure fanboys are chomping at the bit for three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more.