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TFA Set To Cross $2 Billion At Worldwide Box Office

Posted by Mike_Taber | February 05, 2016 at 03:49 PM EST |

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will reportedly pass the $900 million mark at the domestic box office and the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office this weekend. The Force Awakens will become just the third film to pass $2 billion in sales. Two James Cameron directed films, Avatar and Titanic, are the only other films to reach that milestone. Although The Force Awakens is running roughly $140 million ahead of Avatar at the domestic box office, it will be virtually impossible to pass Avatar's $2.7 billion global haul (and likely take a re-release to come close). Variety has the full story

Is The Ghost Crew The Biggest Problem With Star Wars Rebels?

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 31, 2016 at 11:27 AM EST |

After writing reviews for over a season and a half of Star Wars Rebels, I can’t help but feel that the show’s biggest obstacle is actually the Ghost crew itself. Click through for my slightly rambling analysis.

The Mandalorians are back on this week’s episode of Star Wars Rebels! After the last Sabine focused outing, I wasn’t looking forward to this episode but I actually really liked it. Click through for the full review! 

Star Wars Rebels Review: A Princess On Lothal (S02E12)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 26, 2016 at 12:51 PM EST |

The first episode of The X-Files Star Wars Rebels in 2016 is here! A Princess On Lothal introduced yet another existing character. This time, Princess Leia joined the Ghost crew. Click through for the full review!

Star Wars Episode VIII Release Date Announced!

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2016 at 02:46 PM EST |

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Is Christmastime the new May now? Star Wars Episode VIII opens in theaters December 15, 2017 per an announcement just made by Disney at StarWars.com which is very different from the approximated Summer 2017 date already discussed/assumed! Click through for the full announcement! Please no more three-month advance Force Fridays again. Please no more three-month advance Force Fridays!

EW.com has exclusively revealed a trailer for the remainder of season two of Star Wars Rebels. Is that who I think it is?! Feel free to view and discuss anything and everything you see in the trailer after the jump!

Kevin Hart And Ice Cube Topple TFA At Weekend Box Office

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 16, 2016 at 09:09 PM EST |

Variety is reporting that Ride Along 2 has knocked The Force Awakens out of first place at the weekend box office. After ruling the box office for a month, The Force Awakens slipped into third place. Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant also snuck ahead of The Force Awakens. Despite falling out of first place, The Force Awakens will finish with an estimated $32 million for the weekend which will push the film past the $850 million mark at the domestic box office. Final adjustments will be available Monday. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Secures Five Oscar Nominations

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 14, 2016 at 09:52 AM EST |

The 88th Oscar nominations were announced early this morning and Star Wars: The Force Awakens secured five nominations. Most Notably, John Williams received his 50th Oscar nomination for his work on the film. Star Wars: The Force Awakens also garnered nominations in the Film Editing, Visual Effects, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing categories. Deadline has the full list of nominees.

After a lackluster opening day in China, Yahoo! is estimating that The Force Awakens is unlikely to become the biggest movie of all time. Click through for more.

Shortlist for Young Han Solo Actor Revealed

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 11, 2016 at 03:12 PM EST |

Variety has exclusively revealed that Lucasfilm has narrowed their search for a young Han Solo to about a dozen actors. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Fantastic Four) and Dave Franco (21 Jump Street, James Franco's brother) are among those who have reportedly made the cut so prepare for the worst. Click through for the full report.

JJ Abrams Responds To Widespread Criticism That TFA = ANH 2.0

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2016 at 12:51 PM EST |

JJ Abrams responds to the criticism that The Force Awakens is a rehash of A New Hope and he admits it was in so many words. He also offers additional insight on why it's more than just a rehash. In the comments, do not nastily challenge every perspective that differs from yours and don't tell others they're wrong for having a different opinion. Keep it friendly. Agree to disagree and if an exchange gets out of hand it will be deleted. Flickering Myth has the full story.

Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection Out Tomorrow

Posted by Chuck | January 07, 2016 at 12:47 PM EST |

Here's a set many people have been waiting for: Star Wars - The Ultimate Vinyl Collection. This cool box set is officially released tomorrow. You can check out the details (and pick this up if need be) on Amazon.

Star Wars Is King Again!

Posted by Chuck | January 06, 2016 at 02:14 PM EST |

This comes as no surprise... Star Wars: The Force Awakens will officially be the highest grossing movie in the U.S. by the end of today, overtaking Avatar in just 20 days (It took Avatar 7 months to reach this mark!). With just 2 million to go it's a safe bet that record falls today. It's great to be back on top! Get more stats over at The Hollywood Reporter!

George Lucas apologizes for his "white slavers" comment and others made about Disney. Rolling Stone has the full story.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Only Days Away From the Top Spot

Posted by Chuck | January 03, 2016 at 11:07 AM EST |

Star Wars: The Force Awakens quietly moved into second place all-time for its domestic gross yesterday, clocking in at $686 million... just 74 million behind number one Avatar. TFA should easily surpass Avatar by the end of next weekend, putting a Star Wars movie back at the top where it belongs! Worldwide TFA is currently seventh all time ($1.4 billion), with quite a ways to go to claim that top spot (Avatar holds that with $2.7 billion). TFA should see a big international boost when it releases in China's huge market on January 9th.

TFA Deleted Scenes Revealed: Luke/Vader Bespin Duel Flashback Cut!

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2015 at 08:25 AM EST |

/Film.com has an AMAZING article on 20 deleted scenes from The Force Awakens (with images). Did you know that there was supposed to be a flashback scene with Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker on Bespin (from a different angle no less) in the film? This is why we received both action figures in The Force Awakens toy line! This and much more awaits you! Check out the article! Many of these scenes would have absolutely enhanced the current cut of the film.

Digital Movie Pre-order For The Force Awakens At Walmart

Posted by Paul | December 22, 2015 at 07:35 PM EST |

JTA Facebook Zachary G. reports seeing a pre-order at his local Walmart for the Digital Movie version of The Force Awakens! Check out the image he submitted by clicking the thumbnail below.

The Force Awakens ...From A Certain Point of View

Posted by Chuck | December 21, 2015 at 07:40 PM EST |

The Force Awakens is making headlines across the globe. Here at JTA is no exception! Between our three discussion articles so far we've amassed over 1500 comments! My family and I had the pleasure of attending The Force Awakens at a private showing rented out by the Kentucky Star Wars Collector's Club (KSWCC) this past Thursday, organized by long-time friend here in Lexington (and KSWCC member/former president) Kevin Lentz. After letting it soak in for a few days, Kevin posted his thoughts of Facebook today. What he wrote mirrored my feelings as well and I thought it would be a great addition (and opposing perspective) to our other reviews we've had on the site. Kevin agreed to let me post it here as another point-of-view for our viewers to read. Enjoy... and thanks Kevin for sharing!

The Force Awakens Shatters Box Office Records!

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2015 at 09:47 AM EST |

It's official! The Force Awakens has shattered box office records (as if we had any doubts). With over $500 million in the opening weekend, it shows no signs of stopping. The New York Times has the full story!

It’s finally here. The Force has awakened. BEWARE: THIS REVIEW CONATINS FULL SPOILERS FOR THE FORCE AWAKENS.

My Own Personal First Impressions Of The Force Awakens

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2015 at 09:35 AM EST |

Our official review of The Force Awakens film is imminent, but because I am a man of strong opinions, I needed to share my thoughts on the film. Keep in mind that my opinions may slightly change after a few more viewings, but this is where they are after one time. Click through if you dare....

You're Free To Discuss EVERYTHING About The Force Awakens RIGHT HERE!

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2015 at 07:00 PM EST |

The Force Awakens officially opens on December 18th, but most hardcore fans around the world are seeing it on the many earlier screenings as we speak, and for the USA, tonight. If you are itching to discuss what you've seen then this is the page for you! We will be bringing you a full review of the movie in a few days (once we've had time to fully digest it after a few more viewings) to discuss the technical and analytical aspects of the film, but use this article to release your energy and excitement for the film. Feel free to discuss ANYTHING you want about it! Post your thoughts, comments, reviews, and every spoiler-ridden comment you've been dying to scream out from the top of your lungs. This is a spoiler-full safe zone! Team JTA is watching the movie RIGHT NOW, but you don't have to wait for us to get started with the fun!

Warning: Expect every last spoiler from The Force Awakens to be revealed here. You’ve been forewarned!

Star Wars Rebels Review: Legacy (S02E11)

Posted by Mike_Taber | December 12, 2015 at 01:12 PM EST |

To answer my question from last week, the streak of great episodes ends at two. Click through for the full review of Star Wars Rebels: Legacy.

This was the winter finale of Star Wars Rebels, so there won’t be any Rebels reviews until the show returns in January. However, during the break I will be posting reviews of Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes. Beginning with the episode “Cat and Mouse,” I will be reviewing Star Wars: The Clone Wars in Star Wars chronological order. When Rebels is off, expect reviews of The Clone Wars. I’ve been having fun revisiting this great series and I hope you will too. Oh, and I hear there’s a new Star Wars movie coming out soon.

New Chinese The Force Awakens Trailer Revealed - Best Trailer Yet!

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2015 at 02:54 PM EST |

OMG! Best The Force Awakens trailer yet! This one is guaranteed to choke you up! Click through to watch it!

Star Wars Rebels Review: The Future of the Force (S02E10)

Posted by Mike_Taber | December 05, 2015 at 07:52 PM EST |

That’s two in a row. How long will Rebels be able to keep its streak of great episodes alive this time? Click through for the full review of Star Wars Rebels: The Future of the Force.

Star Wars Rebels Review: Stealth Strike (S02E09)

Posted by Mike_Taber | December 03, 2015 at 04:00 PM EST |

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! After stumbling with "Blood Sisters", Star Wars Rebels rebounded this week with one of this season's strongest episodes yet. Click through for the full review of Star Wars Rebels: Stealth Strike.

Star Wars Rebels Review: Blood Sisters (S02E08)

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2015 at 03:50 PM EST |

Check out our full review for Star Wars Rebels: Blood Sisters. Don't forget to join the discussion and let us know how this review rated with you!

Star Wars Rebels Review: Wings of the Master (S02E07)

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 20, 2015 at 06:17 PM EST |

I'm sorry this review is so late, everyone. I had a minor surgery last week so I haven't had the chance to see Wings of the Master until just recently. Now on to the actual episode!

New Finn Focused The Force Awakens TV Spot!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2015 at 08:46 PM EST |

This has got to be the best TV spot for The Force Awakens yet. It focuses on Finn this time. Check it out!

You Won’t Live To See The Final Star Wars Movie

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2015 at 10:43 PM EST |

These new movies won’t just be sequels. That’s not the way the transnational entertainment business works anymore. Forget finite sequences; now it’s about infinite series. (more....)

Sabine Faces An Old Friend In The Next Episode Of Star Wars Rebels!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2015 at 06:57 PM EST |

Sabine is assigned a mission to escort a courier of secret information vital to the rebel cause to a rendezvous point. The task is quickly complicated by the arrival of Sabine’s old friend and partner, Ketsu, who is looking to collect the bounty on the courier. Learn more about Sabine’s mysterious backstory when bounty hunter Ketsu is introduced in an all-new episode of "Star Wars Rebels" airing WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Click through for a preview of the episode!

Star Wars Steelbook Blu-ray Collection Is Now Out

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2015 at 12:15 PM EST |

The Star Wars Steelbook Blu-ray collection is out this week! You can pick these up locally or grab them on Amazon!

Entertainment Weekly Reveals Four Special TFA Magazine Covers

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2015 at 11:51 AM EST |

Entertainment Weekly reveals four awesome Star Wars covers. Check them out!! (You can also learn about Justin Bieber's latest announcement while you're there too!)

Review: Star Wars Rebels - S02E06: Brothers of the Broken Horn

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2015 at 03:22 PM EST |

We have our next Star Wars Rebels review posted! Go ahead and give it a read and then discuss Brothers of the Broken Horn...

Finn's Father (And Last Name?) Revealed?

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2015 at 12:21 PM EST |

WARNING: SPOILERS APPLY! Screenrant.com is reporting that SuperBroMovies.com seems to have figured out who Finn's father is thanks to a jigsaw puzzle Amazon listing. Check it out at your OWN RISK and DO NOT comment about it in the comments. Now we just have to find out if it is fact or fiction.

UPDATE: Some of you missed the tongue-in-cheek attitude of this post. This was meant to be an "oh brother/face palm" sort of post and nothing more than complete ludicrousness. Lighten up a little. :)

New The Force Awakens TV Spot!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2015 at 08:49 PM EST |

Has everyone seen this yet!?

The Force Awakens International Movie Poster Revealed!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2015 at 12:57 PM EST |

Disney has released the international version of The Force Awakens theater poster and in my opinion it is so much better than the American version. Check it out!

Japanese The Force Awakens Trailer Posted - New Footage!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2015 at 09:21 AM EST |

Check it out! (SPOILERS APPLY!)

Hera Takes Center Stage On The Next Rebels Episode!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:36 PM EST |

When the Rebels need a new ship to help break an Imperial blockade of a struggling planet, Hera is dispatched on a dangerous mission to meet with an eccentric ship engineer. Hera earns his trust and completes a successful test flight in the harsh conditions of the planet’s atmosphere. Hera’s amazing piloting skills will be showcased as she embarks on a dangerous mission to acquire a new ship, the B-Wing, to turn the tide in a crucial battle against the Empire when an all-new episode of "Star Wars Rebels" airs WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

Review: Star Wars Rebels - S02E05: Always Two There Are

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2015 at 03:25 PM EST |

Get caught up on Star Wars Rebels with our full review of last week's episode: Always Two There Are.


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