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Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81

Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81

Fans, actors, and the crew behind the Star Wars movies are in mourning today as it was revealed that Kenny Baker, the actor who played the iconic character R2-D2, has passed away at the age of 81. With a height of just under four feet, the British actor was cast to work in the small interior of the prop robot. He not only played the droid in the original trilogy, but returned for the prequel films, and was even listed as "R2-D2 Consultant" in the credits for last year's The Force Awakens.

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Suicide Squad sets opening night record with $20.5M despite numerous poor reviews

Suicide Squad sets opening night record with $20.5M despite numerous poor reviews

While critics have widely panned Suicide Squad, the new DC Comics supervillain movie from Warner Bros., that isn't stopping eager fans from buying tickets to its theatrical release. The film made its domestic debut on Thursday evening, and ended up setting a box office record for August openings, bringing in $20.5 million.

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‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

Ubisoft has announced that the wildly popular video game ‘The Division’ will be turned into a movie staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. The movie will be made by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and both Chastain and Gyllenhaal’s own production companies Nine Stories and Freckle Films. What storyline will the movie focus on? Ubisoft won't say, teasing instead that "we'll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore."

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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie will no longer be two parts

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie will no longer be two parts

Fans of the Avengers movies and Marvel's "Cinematic Universe" as a whole have been eagerly waiting for the Infinity War story arc to come to the big screen. And that's been the plan since at least 2014, when Marvel Studios revealed its release schedule for the next few years included Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018 and Part 2 in 2019. However, the movie studio has just confirmed that Infinity War will no longer be split into two films.

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Batman: The Killing Joke can now be preordered on Blu-ray

Batman: The Killing Joke can now be preordered on Blu-ray

Warner Bros announced plans last year to create an animated adaption of “Batman: The Killing Joke,” an R-rated movie with Mark Hamill voicing the Joker. The movie made its limited theatrical debut this month as promised, giving the first round of fans a chance to catch the movie before everyone else. Now, for everyone who enjoyed it or haven't yet had a chance to see it, the Blu-ray and DVD versions are available for preorder from Amazon.

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Warcraft arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this September

Warcraft arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this September

Can't wait to grab the disc version of Warcraft for your movie collection? There's a little less than two months remaining before you can get the Warcraft DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD editions, per a new announcement. You can preorder the unit now if you want to make sure you get it as soon as possible, otherwise you'll be able to pick it up from your nearest retail store starting September 27.

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Blair Witch sequel is the latest surprise movie announcement

Blair Witch sequel is the latest surprise movie announcement

Earlier this year, movie lovers were pleasantly surprised (and later horribly disappointed) with the unexpected announcement of a Cloverfield sequel, which had been kept secret all the way up until its official announcement. In recent days we've been blindsided with the same kind of totally unexpected movie announcement: there's a new Blair Witch sequel, and it'll be hitting theaters on September 16.

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Wonder Woman, Justice League, LEGO Batman trailers fly high

Wonder Woman, Justice League, LEGO Batman trailers fly high

The San Diego Comic-Con, a.k.a SDCC, isn't simply a gathering of comics fans, artists, writers, and companies. It has also become the venue for dropping teasers and revealing trailers for all things related to comics. And sometimes even things that aren't. We've already caught a glimpsed of Netflix's upcoming renditions Marvel's comics universe, so it's only fair to give DC Comics its time in the spotlight as well. Aside from the expected Suicide Squad drops, Warner Bros. has released official trailers for three (or two and a blocky half) highly anticipated superhero films descending on cinemas next year.

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Kingsglaive Final Fantasy 15 movie sees trailer, release date revealed

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy 15 movie sees trailer, release date revealed

In case you haven't been keeping up with new about Final Fantasy 15 in the last few months, developer Square Enix is going all-out with this entry in the popular RPG series and releasing both an anime series and full-length CG film to further expand the game's universe for fans. The anime, titled Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV, is being released on YouTube for free, with the first three episodes already available. But details on the movie, Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV, have been slim until now.

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Star Wars Rogue One: Who is Bistan the Space Monkey?

Star Wars Rogue One: Who is Bistan the Space Monkey?

The Star Wars film Rogue One is primarily a tale of the rebellion, in particular about their lead-up to attaining the plans for the dreaded Death Star from Star Wars A New Hope (aka the first Star Wars film. What we've got for you today is a glimpse at a character that we've seen just a tiny peek at in advance of the film being released in theaters. Don't worry though, all you intrepid viewers from the future - this information will remain valid well into the future you live in. It's all canon now!

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Redbox testing new digital rental service despite past failures

Redbox testing new digital rental service despite past failures

The word on the street today is that Redbox is testing a new digital rental service, appropriately dubbed Redbox Digital. The beta test is available to a select number of Redbox users in the US, and an iPad-exclusive app for the service is already live on the App Store. This announcement comes after a previously failed attempt to break into the digital space and act as a competitor to Netflix.

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VCR manufacturing ends in Japan this month

VCR manufacturing ends in Japan this month

Any child of the '80s will have fond memories of watching their favorite movies on VHS tapes. You may even remember when VHS and Betamax battled it out to determine the format winner, very much as Blu-ray and HD DVD did years later. While the VCR has been obsolete for many years as far as a format for buying and renting movies with DVDs having replaced the cassette wholesale, VCRs were still being made. That is ending this month.

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