Quantcast

If you're an Entertainment Weekly subscriber (as I am), you have reason to be excited for a trip to the mailbox - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes the cover in the issue hitting this week. As a teaser, the team at EW has unleashed 15 new images from the film (see them here), but in that batch, two particularly stood out to me... a kid who was Darth Vader for Halloween on more that a few occasions in the early 1980s. As we know, Lord Vader is back in Rogue One (a story which takes place immediately prior to the events of 1977's Star Wars), and what's important is how he looks...

Published in Movies, TV and More

As we near the release of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story next month, the folks at Funko have taken the opportunity to load their latest Smuggler's Bounty Box with products set in that world - one where The Empire has risen to a point of near unstoppable power. Leading the Rebellion into battle is Jyn Erso - a new hero whose father has ties to the creation of The Death Star, and here we find her ready to fight as a Pop! Vinyl exclusive to the box - joined by one of The Empire's elite Death Troopers in an exclusive pose.

We are officially just under one month away from the December 16, 2016 release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and tonight comes the release of a new featurette that goes behind-the-scenes with filmmaker Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and the crew. With this film taking place outside of the episodic "Saga" and just prior to the events seen in 1977's original Star Wars: A New Hope, this is a fascinating look at a new story that takes place inside a very familiar world...

Published in Movies, TV and More

We're just over a month out from the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and for those who don't yet realize how very different it is from the movies that are traditionally released as part of the numeric Star Wars Saga, today comes a fresh look from an unlikely source - Gillette. As a tie-in marketing partner for the film (along with others, such as Kleenex and Nissan), Gillette is releasing four unique Holiday Gift Packs that are inspired by characters from the upcoming film - a cool thing for sure, but what's really exciting is the commercial. Rogue One is a story about the "every day people" that inhabit a galaxy far, far away - the on-the-ground troops that are on the front lines, and the crews that support them in their efforts to accomplish extraordinary things. This spot from Gillette is more about that than it is about razors. Check out the cinematic new spot below...

Published in Fashion

It's an undeniable truth that The Force is strong in my family, and with STAR WARS being bigger than ever, we're constantly finding new ways to enjoy and expand our connection to a galaxy far, far away. Just as it was when my wife and I were kids that were immersed in the Star Wars Saga during its original 1977-1983 run, there's a ton of tie-in merchandise that brings the fun into unexpected areas, and with the new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story© (™Lucasfilm LTD) headed for theaters on December 16, the folks at Kleenex® Brand are blasting into hyperspace, helping families share quality time together through moments of care - like sharing a tissue from a limited-edition box featuring Rogue One designs!

Published in Movies, TV and More

If my calculations are correct, we're just about six days out from the big holiday switch... a time when Halloween is behind us, and we start rolling full-sleigh ahead toward Christmas and the other festive end-of-year events. Each year, there's always a commercial or two that really captures the spirit of the season, and this year we have an early entry from a Christmas staple - Duracell Batteries. As the official battery power of the STAR WARS franchise and the forthcoming ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story (out December 16), Duracell is helping to power imaginative play by donating one million batteries to 147 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S. To celebrate, and to encourage others to support the CMN mission, a new commercial has been released from director Simon McQuoid that takes viewers on a mission to deliver a very special Droid, through the minds of children. Check it out...

Page 4 of 7