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Star Wars - Galaxy's Edge

Listen to the music of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge today

When you enter Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for the first time, you’ll will be transported to a distant planet in the Star Wars Galaxy. There you’ll be able to explore the planet Batuu and the Black Spire Outpost in fully realized detail. You won’t believe… Read More »Listen to the music of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge today

Star Wars: A New Hope soundtrack 40th anniversary vinyl collectors set

It’s hard to believe that Star Wars: A New Hope came out 40 years ago. The movie made history with its groundbreaking story, its never before seen visuals, and of course, John Williams’ memorable soundtrack. A new collectors edition remastered 3-LP set of the original… Read More »Star Wars: A New Hope soundtrack 40th anniversary vinyl collectors set

Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

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Now that we’ve had a few moments to digest the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and get ‘the feels’ out of the way, it’s time for a deeper look at what we see in our first glimpse of the Star Wars universe as brought to you by J.J. Abrams and team. If there’s one thing this trailer does, is it alleviates your fears. No, J.J. Abrams isn’t going to cram a million lens flares into every frame like he did with the Star Trek series. In fact, it is very much in keeping with the cinematography of the original trilogy.

In fact, this trailer appears designed to make you forget about the second trilogy (the prequels) entirely. I’d say it just about succeeds. It has the scope and adventure of the original trilogy, it evokes the dirty worn down tech we were used to, and it transports you to an otherworldly and exotic place. By the time we get to the new John Williams score, we’re ready to believe that this is going to be an awesome film.

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The narrator appears to be Andy Serkis. While we know he’s been cast, we don’t know quite what character he’s playing in the film, but it might be one of the force wielding bad guys. We see the new look Storm Troopers, very close to the classic look, but just different enough to be amazing and menacing.Read More »Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Review: War Horse is Traditional, Sentimental

“I, Albert Narracott, do solemnly swear that we shall be together again.” War Horse easily ranks as one of my most anticipated films this year. Since reading the book by Michael Morpurgo back in February, I looked forward to seeing Steven Spielberg’s big screen treatment… Read More »Review: War Horse is Traditional, Sentimental

Michael Giacchino to compose Star Tours soundtrack

LaughingPlace.com has some interesting news about the changes coming to the popular Star Tours attraction. Pixar and Lost composer and Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino will be scoring the soundtrack for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the new version of the attraction coming in 2011.… Read More »Michael Giacchino to compose Star Tours soundtrack