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Star Wars: Episode VIII Moves; Pirates Take Original Slot!

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Thanks to the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a Christmas release, Disney/Lucasfilm have moved Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII from its original May 26, 2017 release date to December 15, 2017.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will now shift from its original launch date, July 7, 2017, to May 26th.

Follow the jump for more details.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Conquers Records!

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Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered, I bet a friend it would reach half-a-billion dollars by New Years. He didn’t think it would. We were both wrong.

Globally, Episode VII passed the half-billion mark today and may well pass its first billion by New Years.

How does this happen? Well, Rotten Tomatoes has it ranked 95% Fresh; Metacritic sits at 81 (Universal Acclaim) and fans scoring it at IMDb give it 8.8/10 – plus Cinemascore has it as an A.

If you’re interested in numbers, there are a bunch of them following the jump – including biggest IMAX Thursday night and best IMAX global debut; biggest opening ever in 19 countries (excluding China, where it opens on January 9th), and biggest Thursday preview gross.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Art Exhibit To Benefit UNICEF!

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From November 13-15, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles hosted a Star Wars art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists.

Now, the featured art pieces are being auctioned off to raise money and awareness for UNICEF. Follow the jump for details – and a look at a few of the pieces available.

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Introductions Trailer: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens ©Lucasfilm 2015

The second TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens aired last night – sixty seconds of old and new footage that features, among other things, the moment when Finn and Rey actually meet for the first time. Also, Han Solo gives Rey a piece of advice.

Check it out after the jump. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th.

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Stormy Trailer: The Finest Hours!

Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to keep his ship, the SS Pendleton, from sinking in Disney's THE FINEST HOURS, the heroic action-thirller presented in Digital 3D (TM) and IMAX(c) 3D based on the extraordinary true story of the most daring rescue in the history of the Coast Guard.
Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to keep his ship, the SS Pendleton, from sinking in Disney’s THE FINEST HOURS, the heroic action-thriller presented in Digital 3D (TM) and IMAX(c) 3D based on the extraordinary true story of the most daring rescue in the history of the Coast Guard.

On February 18, 1952, a violent nor’easter pounded New England towns and tore an oil tanker in half.

Disney’s The Finest Hours is the true story of the four Coast Guard men who took a tiny wooden boat to rescue the crew – and the man who kept them from dying before rescue arrived.

Disney’s The Finest Hours will in theaters – in Digital 3D, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D – on January 29, 2016. Follow the jump to check out the new trailer.

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Intriguing Teaser: Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens..Ph: Film Frame..©Lucasfilm 2015

The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot features mostly new footage with a very intriguing voiceover about seeing old eyes in new faces.

To enter a whole new world of speculation on what it all means for the Star Wars universe, follow the jump and check it out.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens: New Character Posters!

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Lucasfilms’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a lovely new set of character posters for Finn (above), Riley, Rey, Han Solo, Kylo Ren, and Leia – each looking very… umm… forceful. (My personal favorite is Leia – it’s just too cool for words…)

Check out the rest following the jump. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18th.

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Go Behind the Scenes with Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and More at D23 Expo 2015

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Here’s your chance to experience all things Disney! Fan-favorite events, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, take center stage in new 7,500-seat “Hall D23” venue at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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