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Opening: “Blade Runner 2049” in Theaters Everywhere

Fans of Science Fiction the time has come and the many years later sequel to “Blade Runner” is opening today as Warner Brothers Pictures releases “Blade Runner 2049”. I’ve embedded the official theatrical poster below along with the premise and casting for you to entice that purchasing dollar. Here we go.

The Premise: A new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), discovers a dark secret that might bring an end to humanity. K’s discovery leads him to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who disappeared thirty years ago. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast/Characters:
Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K
Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard
Ana de Armas as Joi
Mackenzie Davis
Sylvia Hoeks
Lennie James
Carla Juri
Robin Wright
Dave Bautista
Jared Leto as Wallace, a replicant manufacturer
Edward James Olmos as Gaff
Barkhad Abdi as a scientist who is “totally deformed”
Hiam Abbass
David Dastmalchian
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“Star Wars”: A Galactic Saga Hits Four Decades (1977-2017)

“A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….” – It’s amazing to realize that this amazing Space Opera was released forty years ago on this very day. I don’t need to cite how those introductory words brought us to the flourish of the orchestrated soundtrack while the opening crawl began and filled us in about what was going on in this particular galaxy. The ride began here and what a ride it’s been. The film and its subsequent sequels have become one of the biggest selling franchises in cinematic history.

I’m happy to report that I saw this film not long after it opened in the cinema, and it was at the now shuttered Ziegfeld Theater in NYC with my Grandmother. She had taken me as a birthday present as the film opened up a few days before I would be celebrating. I don’t remember how long after it opened that we went but it was not open long for sure. I don’t have the ticket from the show as one wasn’t keeping that sort of stuff way back then, or at least I wasn’t – Yet 🙂 I loved the film and am pretty sure that I convinced Nan to take me again or the parents. I wasn’t seeing movies with my friends yet back in 1977. When did you see this film? Are you old enough to have said you saw it during its original theatrical run like I was fortunate to do? Hopefully you aren’t one of those folks that have never seen the film because I have heard that a few of you are out there. I’ll run down the cast in a moment but first – Behold the Original “Star Wars” Theatrical Poster. Magnificent isn’t it?


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Warner Brothers Pictures: “Blade Runner 2049” Official Trailer

It’s been an exciting few days on the film media side of the fence with the resounding response to the opening of the “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Vol. 2 film and during the viewing that I did on Monday morning, I saw the short teaser trailer for the upcoming “Blade Runner 2049” film which is of course the next chapter from the “Blade Runner” movie that came out way back in 1982. When I got home I saw that a full trailer was online care of the Warner Brothers Pictures and I am happy to share it with you now. Check it out.

The Premise: A new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), discovers a dark secret that might bring an end to humanity. K’s discovery leads him to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who disappeared thirty years ago. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast/Characters:
Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K
Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard
Ana de Armas as Joi
Mackenzie Davis
Sylvia Hoeks
Lennie James
Carla Juri
Robin Wright
Dave Bautista
Jared Leto as Wallace, a replicant manufacturer
Edward James Olmos as Gaff
Barkhad Abdi as a scientist who is “totally deformed”
Hiam Abbass
David Dastmalchian

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This might surprise you a little bit if you know anything about my personal interest in so many different Science Fiction franchises, but I have never, ever, watched “Blade Runner” straight through and when I say this my longest time friends shake their respective heads saying “but how???” – Truth be told I don’t know how that ended up happening but it just did. I guess I got lost somewhere along the lines with the galaxies far, far, away and by boldly going where no one has gone before stuff. This admission finds me now on a mission to finally sit and enjoy this film and catch up to what everyone loved about it. I liked what I saw in the trailer and with today’s special effects the playing field is rather limitless. So what do you readers think about this trailer and the idea of a sequel to the classic Science Fiction story? Let me know in the comments section below.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner_2049

Opening: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (12/18/2015)

Logo - Star Wars The Force Awakens

The wait is over at long last, you are no longer anxiously awaiting the continuing adventures from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away because the 7th installment in the “Star Wars” franchise arrives with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” which opens up in more theaters than you can possibly imagine today. Now there was an LA premiere a couple of days ago and I am sure some members of the media were at exclusive screenings (you lucky ducks) but the focus in on the masses of humanity that are slavering and checking their watches to coordinate their own attendance. Check out the poster, a reminder of the premise for those under a rock and the cast before I return to offer up some additional thoughts on it all.

Poster - Star Wars The Force Awakens - 2015

The Premise:
The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features new leads Finn, Rey, and Poe Dameron alongside characters returning from previous Star Wars films.

The Cast:

Harrison Ford as Han Solo
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa
Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley as Rey
John Boyega as Finn
Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron
Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata
Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke
Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca
Max von Sydow
Kenny Baker as R2D2
Tim Rose as Admiral Ackbar
Gwendoline Christie stars as Captain Phasma
Kiran Shah as Teedo
Additionally, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Christina Chong, Miltos Yerolemou, Greg Grunberg, Warwick Davis, Billie Lourd, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Cecep Arif Rahman, Amybeth Hargreaves, Leanne Best, Jessica Henwick, and Simon Pegg were cast in unspecified roles.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Considering I’m one of the people that fell into the smallest factions that did NOT take advantage of purchasing tickets when they went on sale a couple of months ago I feel that I am not going to be able to see the new Star Wars until February or March based on the demand. I’ll ask those readers who might somehow feel compelled about commenting in on this post about it to leave it to stuff along the lines of “I loved it, its great” or “OMG that made me want Jar Jar Binks back” as opposed to any significant plot developments or deeper secret reveals. I’ve had my hands full with all the constant spoilers of “The Walking Dead” to contend with and don’t want this guilty pleasure ruined for me as well. So what are your plans this opening day? Will you see the film at some point today or are you one of the lucky ones who managed to see it in some kind of exclusive screening or in Los Angeles the other day? Whatever the case may be let me know in the comments below. Perhaps I will try and sneak an early matinee on a day when I am hoping no one else will be hitting the film before my myriad of Fellow Facebook Geeks force me to turn off my profile for a month. May The Force be with you…..always.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens

Get Galactic With “Star Wars The Force Awakens” Full Trailer

Logo - Star Wars The Force Awakens

Last night during “Monday Night Football”, Disney unveiled the full official trailer for the upcoming film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and since I was not going to sit through a football game to catch this I simply kept the YouTube.com page open to “Star Wars” account until it was there for the rest of the non-sports focused folks to see and if you missed it for some reason it is right below for your enjoyment. I’ll be back afterward.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: The more I see the more I like but since tickets went on sale shortly after the trailer premiered for its December 18th opening I don’t think I am getting into the movie theater for the film until the end of February based on all the demand. Everyone is super excited about this one and yes it sure does look good and I hope it is. Remember we were all excited for the first of the three prequels and that gave us Jar Jar Binks and some politically incorrect sounding tradespeople and more. Anyway, this really does keep you on the edge of your seat and I am game but hope that the world of Facebook Spoilers don’t ruin it for me before I get a chance to see it. Considering how quickly they kill folks enjoyment of “The Walking Dead”, I might have disable my account until I get into a cinema. What did you readers think of the longer trailer? Also, were you one of the lucky ones that snagged tickets? Let us know in the comments section as that is what its there for.

Official Website: http://www.starwars.com
Official Wiki Entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens