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Rogue One And The Star Wars Saga Shot Comparisons

We’ve heard a lot about how the visual style of Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One was intentionally more visceral at times, more hand-held and gritty than the classical structure of George Lucas’ original saga. Lucasfilm encouraged Edwards to bring the semi-improvisational, as it happens type sensibility from his low-budget debut Monsters to Rogue One – an approach […]

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Scene Is Believing: Rogue One’s Vader Unleashed

Wired have a cool video interview up where Rogue One director Gareth Edwards discusses the creation of that awesome moment in the finale to the film, where Darth Vader unleashes the full fury of the Force against Leia’s rebels in his attempt to stop the Death Star plans being taken. It almost wasn’t in the […]

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Tarkin Care Of Business: Rogue One’s Digital Peter Cushing And Princess Leia

One of the most exciting, groundbreaking and controversial elements of Rogue One A Star Wars Story, is the inclusion of a character, Grand Moff Tarkin, played in the original Star Wars by the now deceased Peter Cushing. Controversial, because the method used was a CG scan of his face over a physically similar actor (Holby […]

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Rogue One A Star Wars Review

  This piece contains minor spoilers Based on an idea by ILM’s SFX chief John Knoll (just how did the rebels spies steal the Death Star plans?), the story credited to him and Gary Whitta (final screenplay by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy), and directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One A Star Wars Story brilliantly […]

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Star Wars And The Mystery of The Moving Death Star Dish

Ever wonder why in Star Wars, when R2D2 plugs into the Rebel’s Yavin computer, the Death Star plans show the weapon’s deflector dish slap bang in the middle of the equatorial trench? Well, wonder no more! (This piece contains a minor spoiler for Rogue one.) It’s basically because of this matte painting: Larry Cuba was […]

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Featurette

Here’s a new short featurette to whet your appetite for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, possibly the most anticipated film for many a year, if like me you ever wondered as a kid what happened before Princess Leia’s ship tore across the screen way back in 1977. From Lucasfilm comes the first of the […]

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Rogue Female: A Star Wars Saboteur

In the latest issue of Empire, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards muses on the enigmatic title of the upcoming stand-alone, sorta-prequel: Rogue, as in the first such story outside the main saga; Rogue, as in a call sign for the rag-tag rebels tasked with snatching the Death Star plans that ultimately […]

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Teaser Breakdown: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has dropped, so we thought we’d do a trailer breakdown for you because, hey, there aren’t enough of those things on the internet, right? Directed by Gareth Edwards, hot off the giant heels of Godzilla and his low budget, big ambitioned debut Monster, the film sees […]

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Star Wars Fan “Anthology”: Green Leader

Web-comic writer/artist Daniel Warren johnson, creator of Space-Mullet, “an episodic style comic about a washed up, Ex-Space Marine trucker named Jonah, and his alien co-pilot, Alphius” has created a one-off Star Wars tribute to a favourite moment in the saga – the heroic sacrifice of A-Wing pilot, Green Leader, in Return Of The Jedi.  In […]

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Review: Monsters:Dark Continent

An overall annoying film. Firstly, an unnecessary follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ under the radar success, that subtly suggested we are ourselves the monsters, trampling over our fragile eco-system, and laying waste with weapons of war, the space creatures meanwhile, a serene, bizarre presence far less destructive than our own. Here, that point is hammered home […]

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