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Putting The Band Together Trailer: Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Beckett (Woody Harrelson) and Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) – Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.

Thought for the day: Chewie is a pessimist!

See for yourself in the new spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story, below.

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on May 25.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story To Screen At Cannes!

Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival – which runs from May 8-19.

Howard and cast members Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany are expected to attend.

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A Mind of My Own Trailer: Solo: A Star Wars Story!

After Super Bowl LII’s teaser for the trailer, Solo: A Star Wars Story’s first actual trailer was released today and it is a beauty!

Meet young Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian – and a strange woman who claims to know what Solo really is!

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens on My 25th.

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Best in the Galaxy: Solo Teaser for the Trailer!

It’s been a while since there was a film deserving of a teaser for the trailer. Solo: A Star Wars Story just happens to be that film.

Take a peek at the galaxy of the young Han Solo – a young scoundrel who plans to be the best pilot in the galaxy.

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be in theaters on May 25th.

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Inferno: Robert Langdon Is Back! (Yawn!)

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in Columbia PIctures' "Inferno."
Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in Columbia PIctures’ “Inferno.”

Ron Howard’s adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno may be the one that kills the franchise.

Inferno is more of the same with a crazy weird puzzle that must be solved to prevent a dead biochemist’s plan to kill off half the world’s population (to save it) from coming to fruition. This must be done by a half-dead Robert Langdon who is recovering from a head trauma and the doctor who helps him.

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Interplanetary Trailers: National Geographic’s Mars!

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National Geographic’s Mars tells the story of the first mission to Mars through a fictional drama intercut with interviews of experts who talk about what colonizing Mars could mean for humanity.

Mars – produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard – will premiere in November. Check out the new trailer after the break.

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In The Heart of the Sea: Thar She Blows!

HEART OF THE SEA

Ron Howard’s epic retelling of the story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick has one or two moments of inspiration but never quite convinces – despite considerable and agile CGI and a first-rate cast.

The problem is one that is shared by the adrift at sea stretch of Unbroken – sun, sea, no land; sun, sea, no land – it gets tedious. Even when the film alludes to certain abominations the survivors performed to stay alive.

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Tom Hanks Returns As Robert Langdon In Dan Brown’s Inferno!

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It was only a matter of time, of course, before this happened, but Sony has officially announced that Dan Brown’s Inferno is being adapted as a movie by director Ron Howard and his producing  producer, Brian Grazer.

Tom Hanks will reprise his role as symbologist extraordinaire, Robert Langdon and will be joined by an all-star international cast that includes: Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of future Past, Jurassic World) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen).

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Movie News: Production Round-Up Week of 5.28.10

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Hollywood is having the same financial ups and downs as the rest of business world.

On the down side, MGM , which is almost $4 billion in debt, said on Thursday that its lenders agreed to let it skip interest and principal payments until July 14. In a news release, the struggling studio said “The lenders took this action in support of the company’s ongoing efforts to evaluate long-term strategic alternatives to maximize value for its stakeholders.” While MGM is treading water to keep from sinking, the creditors are attempting to fend off a take over bid by Time Warner, whose offer they feel is way too low. The creditors are instead trying to figure out a way to restructure the company and keep it as a stand-alone studio.

On the upside, In the first major film financing deal to hit Hollywood since the economic downturn, Village Roadshow Pictures Group on Thursday closed on a $1 billion credit facility to finance its current and future slate of movies. Bruce Berman, chief executive of Village Roadshow Pictures had this statement to make about the lucrative deal.“This new financing enables us to expand upon the solid foundation we’ve established within the industry and grow our slate of tentpole and star-driven films.”

Village Roadshow, which was formed in 1997, has been one of the industry’s leading financiers and producers of studio released motion pictures. Sixty-one of their library of sixty-five movies have been released in partnership with Warner Brothers. This is the longest running partnership that the venerable studio has had with an independent production studio.

Outside of these ups and downs, a lot of new projects are in the works for the folks out in Hollywood land last week. Here is around up of the movies audiences can look forward to seeing.

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