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Star Wars: Episode IX has new release date

Star Wars: Episode IX has new release date.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesSep 14th, 2017

Star Wars: Episode IX gets release date

Star Wars: Episode IX gets release date.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

'MeToo is here to stay, says Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke

CANNES, France – Gender discrimination will not disappear overnight but the #MeToo and Time's Up movements are "here to stay", Games of Thrones star Emilia Clarke said Tuesday, May 15. Speaking in Cannes where she was promoting the latest episode in the Star Wars franchise, Clarke said: "It's really ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Marvel celebrates 10 years of movie hits

  The Marvel universe continues to ride high in Hollywood. As well as marking the 10th anniversary of the Marvel movie franchise, the studio's latest release, "Avengers: Infinity War" is already setting new box-office records. The most lucrative movie franchise With 19 films to its name, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the movie world's biggest franchise, coming way ahead of "Star Wars" with its current count of 10 films. Combining total box-office grosses worldwide, the Marvel Cinematic Universe holds the record as the most lucrative movie franchise, with grosses topping $13 billion. This impressive figure once again surpasses the "Star Wars" movie franchise ($8 billi...Keep on reading: From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Marvel celebrates 10 years of movie hits.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Star Wars spin-off to be presented at the Cannes film festival

PARIS — The latest spin-off in the Star Wars saga, dedicated to Han Solo, will be screened at Cannes next month, the film festival announced Friday. Solo: A Star Wars Story will grace the festival’s red carpet ahead of its release in France and the US. “Presented out of competition, the latest film of the […] The post Star Wars spin-off to be presented at the Cannes film festival appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

WATCH: New Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer is out

MANILA, Philippines – Star Wars fans, brace yourselves.  On Monday, April 9, Disney released a new trailer for "Solo: A Star Wars Story." The movie is slated for wide release in May 2018 and will be screened days earlier at the Festival de Cannes.  The trailer opens with Qi'Ra (played by Game ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Star Wars spin-off to be presented at Cannes

PARIS, France –The latest spin-off in the Star Wars saga, dedicated to Han Solo, will be screened at Cannes next month, the film festival announced Friday, April 6. Solo: A Star Wars Story will grace the festival's red carpet ahead of its release in France and the US. ( ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

All 30 teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018

NBA press release NEW YORK – The NBA announced today that all 30 teams will compete in MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 – the first time the entire league will be represented at the annual showcase for up-and-coming talent in Las Vegas. The 14th NBA Summer League will take place July 6-17 (July 7-18, PHL time) at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. With every team participating, NBA Summer League 2018 will expand to 12 days and 82 games as part of the usual tournament-style schedule. Teams will compete in three preliminary games before being seeded in a tournament that culminates with the Championship Game on July 17 (July 18, PHL time). Each team will play at least five games and as many as eight. NBA Summer League began in 2004 with six NBA teams playing a total of 13 games.  Last year’s event featured 24 NBA teams playing 67 games. NBA Summer League 2017 set records for total attendance (127,843) and single-day attendance (17,500). In addition, ESPN and NBA TV combined to televise the most-viewed NBA Summer League ever, averaging 227,000 daily viewers (up 29 percent from 2016). A matchup between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers was the most-watched NBA Summer League game in history, with 1.1 million viewers on ESPN. Across social media platforms, fans accounted for 436 million video views, an increase of 37 percent from the year before. Also last year, the Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in the Championship Game behind 30 points and 10 rebounds from Kyle Kuzma, the Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for October and November this season. Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball was named Most Valuable Player of NBA Summer League 2017.  Boston’s Jayson Tatum and the Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell, the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month respectively, for December, were among the other players from NBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm to begin their careers in Las Vegas. NBA Summer League has a rich history of showcasing the NBA’s future stars. Golden State Warriors teammates and Kia NBA MVP winners Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant competed in Las Vegas before their rookie seasons. Other former participants include eight-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard of the Charlotte Hornets, five-time All-Star Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and five-time All-Star John Wall of the Washington Wizards.    Ticket information and complete game and broadcast schedules for MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 will be announced at a later date......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week — Disney

  LOS ANGELES, United States --- The latest episode in Disney's colossally popular "Star Wars" series has passed the $1 billion mark in worldwide revenues after just three weeks, a Disney spokesperson confirmed Sunday. That helped provide a positive spin to what has been a year of ups and downs for Hollywood, while giving a clear boost to Disney, now the only studio to surpass $5 billion globally for the last three years, according to Deadline.com. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is expected to surpass another Disney film, "Beauty and the Beast," as the year's top-earning film. "Beauty" took in more than $500 million domestically and exceeded $1.3 billion worldwide. "Jedi...Keep on reading: Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week — Disney.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ gets a multiracial cast–finally

Even as "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" lays waste, Death Star-style, the box office, the movie is also doing away with something previously omnipotent and omnipresent---bad Hollywood casting choices. This is a very positive development, and one that truly brings the Star Wars franchise into the current era. When "Star Wars: Episode IV--A New Hope" first appeared in theaters in 1977, it was much a product of its time. George Lucas---working on what he called "the most expensive low-budget movie ever"---never intended any kind of slight when he cast his film. But a scan of the characters already shows what was common then: a cast almost completely populated by white males, even though ...Keep on reading: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ gets a multiracial cast–finally.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

As The Bamboos Sway: Philippine Star Wars, Episode II: The Last NPA

All throughout, watching the movie Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, I could not help but relate metaphors to the Philippine unfinished resistance started by Andres Bonifacio and his Katipuneros in 1896 against foreign First Order dominations......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Mark Hamill: A different kind of Luke Skywalker

TOKYO---"The most shocking thing is for me to be employed by Star Wars again," Mark Hamill said. "Who knew there was a Jedi pension plan?" He was discussing the rumors behind "Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Hamill, after all, became one of cinema's greatest icons when he played Jedi Luke Skywalker in the first three Star Wars films. After 1983's "Star Wars: Episode VI---Return of the Jedi," Hamill built a career most as a sought-after voice actor, providing, notably, the voice of The Joker in various Batman animated series. But it would be 32 years before Hamill returned as Luke in 2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII---The Force Awakens." For Hamill, it is all an adventure, especially si...Keep on reading: Mark Hamill: A different kind of Luke Skywalker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Eminem reveals more collaborations on new album due Dec. 15

Rap superstar Eminem’s long-awaited album finally has a release date — December 15 — and it will feature an array of star collaborators. #BeFullyInformed Eminem reveals more collaborations on new album due Dec. 15 Source link: Eminem reveals more collaborations on new album due Dec. 15.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

Quentin Tarantino may direct a ‘Star Trek’ film with JJ Abrams as producer

A new "Star Trek" movie may be in the works with "Kill Bill" director Quentin Tarantino at the helm. Deadline reports Tarantino shared an idea with previous "Star Trek" director JJ Abrams, and it involves setting up a writers room to develop the movie. Abrams currently has his hands full preparing for "Star Wars Episode IX"; this means he may end up being a producer instead for Tarantino's "Star Trek" should the writers come up with something. Taking from his past films like the "Kill Bill" series, "Pulp Fiction" and the more recent "Inglorious Basterds", Tarantino trademarks such as bar scenes and foot fetishes may be difficult to imagine in a "Star Trek" setting. Tarant...Keep on reading: Quentin Tarantino may direct a ‘Star Trek’ film with JJ Abrams as producer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

PC download charts: Star Wars Battlefront II, Injustice 2, 2017 Fantastic Arcade Bundle

With Electronic Arts preferring to sell PC games through its own service, Origin, there's not much opportunity to see how its latest big release, "Star Wars" tie-in "Battlefront II" fares against similar opposition. "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" and "Divinity: Original Sin 2" remain installed at the top of the Steam and GOG charts respectively, while "Call of Duty II" holds Steam's second place, where team action game "Rainbow Six: Siege" rises after a fresh influx of players liked what they saw over a free trial weekend. GameStop, however, is one of few venues away from Origin that does sell EA titles alongside those from other publishers, and it's there that "Star Wars Batt...Keep on reading: PC download charts: Star Wars Battlefront II, Injustice 2, 2017 Fantastic Arcade Bundle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

PC download charts: Star Wars Battlefront II, Injustice 2, 2017 Fantastic Arcade Bundle

With Electronic Arts preferring to sell PC games through its own service, Origin, there’s not much opportunity to see how its latest big release, “Star Wars” tie-in “Battlefront II” fares against similar opposition. “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and “Divinity: Original Sin 2” remain installed at the top of the Steam and GOG charts respectively, while “Call of… link: PC download charts: Star Wars Battlefront II, Injustice 2, 2017 Fantastic Arcade Bundle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ pulls micropayments on release day

"Star Wars Battlefront II" has got rid of a major stumbling block at the last moment. With an original story mode, co-operative split-screen missions, and a multiplayer arena that sees teammates join forces as some of the "Star Wars" saga's most iconic heroes and villains, "Star Wars Battlefront II" had been hailed as a welcome improvement over its 2015 predecessor. But a controversial microtransaction system had come to dominate the game's pre-release countdown, souring reviewers and players to its appeal. As originally presented, the system committed a cardinal sin: it rewarded those that spent extra with more characters and more powerful equipment for the game's multiplay...Keep on reading: ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ pulls micropayments on release day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

NBA and Rakuten announce partnership

em>NBA press release /em> TOKYO – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Rakuten, Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership making Rakuten the league’s exclusive distribution partner in Japan for all live NBA games and a global marketing partner of the NBA. This marks the NBA’s most comprehensive media partnership in Japan and Rakuten’s first with a North American sports league. This season, Rakuten will offer NBA LEAGUE PASS, the league’s premium live game subscription service, exclusively to Rakuten members in Japan through NBA.com, the NBA App and for purchase through Rakuten’s video-on-demand service, Rakuten TV. NBA LEAGUE PASS will allow fans to watch all NBA games including preseason, regular-season and playoffs games, NBA All-Star, NBA Conference Finals and The Finals, in addition to other exclusive programming.   Rakuten will also offer a subscription package on Rakuten TV, providing fans with access to nine games a week, one game per weekday and two games each on Saturdays and Sundays. “We are very excited to partner with the NBA to bring all the action of the world’s top basketball league to fans in Japan,” said Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, founder and CEO of Rakuten, Inc. “As we have recently announced that we are proud partners of the Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s reigning champions, it is an honor to expand our contributions to the global growth and development of basketball with this NBA partnership.” “Rakuten is one of the world’s most innovative companies and an ideal partner for the NBA,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “Our new relationship with Rakuten speaks to the appetite that our passionate fans in Japan have for live NBA games and content, and we look forward to working with Rakuten to provide the most comprehensive NBA coverage to date.” The global marketing partnership also allows Rakuten to create NBA and team zones, and sell select NBA and team merchandise on its e-commerce channels globally, including Rakuten Ichiba in Japan and Ebates, a leading membership-based online cash-back site in the U.S.   Rakuten Viber, Rakuten’s instant messaging platform, will also become an official platform for the NBA and its teams, providing their more than 900 million users with access to league content. The NBA’s presence in Japan dates back almost 30 years. NBA games and programming have been on-the-air since the 1988-89 season, and officially licensed NBA merchandise is widely available at more than 180 Xebio stores across Japan. The league has conducted a number of events in Japan, including 12 regular-season games in three cities, interactive fan events, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives, and in 2012, Basketball without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program.   Founded in 1997 in Tokyo as the world’s first successful merchant-focused e-commerce marketplace, Rakuten now encompasses over 70 businesses spanning e-commerce, digital content, communications and fintech that reach more than one billion members around the globe.  Rakuten’s professional sport portfolio includes ownership of Japan’s Vissel Kobe soccer club and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team, the team that won the national Japan Series Championship in 2013. In July 2017, the company also became the Main Global Partner and Official Innovation and Entertainment Partner for iconic soccer club FC Barcelona. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

NBA and NBPA revamp All-Star Game format

em>NBA and NBPA press release /em> NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today a new All-Star Game format for NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. This will mark the NBA’s first All-Star Game without a matchup between the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Under the revamped format, two captains will draft the 2018 All-Star teams from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves, making selections without regard for conference affiliation. The captains will be the All-Star starter from each conference who receives the most fan votes in his conference. The 67th All-Star Game will be played at Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 18 (Feb. 19, PHL time), with TNT televising the midseason classic for the 16th consecutive year. “I’m thrilled with what the players and the league have done to improve the All-Star Game, which has been a priority for all of us,” said NBPA President Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets. “We’re looking forward to putting on an entertaining show in L.A.” “We’re excited about the new All-Star format and appreciate the players’ willingness to try something new,” said NBA President, League Operations Byron Spruell. In another new feature, the 2018 All-Star teams will play for charity. Each team will select a Los Angeles-area charity or national organization where donations will be used to support local efforts. The process for selecting the 24 All-Stars will remain the same, with 12 players from each conference earning spots. The 10 starters – two guards and three frontcourt players per conference – will continue to be chosen by a combination of fans (50 percent of the vote), current players (25 percent) and basketball media (25 percent). The NBA’s head coaches will still select the 14 reserves, voting for two guards, three frontcourt players and two players at any position in their respective conferences.  Specific details about the draft will be announced at a later date. TNT will reveal the All-Star Game starters and captains on Thursday, Jan. 18 and unveil the reserves on Tuesday, Jan. 23 (Jan. 24, PHL time).  NBA All-Star Voting 2018 presented by Verizon will tip off on Monday, Dec. 25 (Dec. 26, PHL time) before five Christmas Day games across ESPN, ABC and TNT. The process for determining the 2018 All-Star Game head coaches is unchanged.  The head coaches whose teams clinch the best record in their respective conferences two weeks before the All-Star Game will earn the nod, though the Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr and the Boston Celtics’ Brad Stevens are ineligible for the honor because they coached in the 2017 All-Star Game. Each All-Star Game coach will lead the team that includes the captain from the same conference. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

JJ Abrams to direct 'Star Wars Episode IX'

JJ Abrams to direct 'Star Wars Episode IX'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ director leaves project

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ director leaves project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2017