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At present, we know little of where the follow-up to The Force Awakens will go, other than it stars much of the previous film's cast, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill, while various interviews with those returning actors have hinted at a darker direction for the story. In many respects, Johnson has a tough task ahead of him with Episode VIII ; The Force Awakens relied heavily on resurrecting the icons from the original trilogy - Han Solo, the Millennium Falcon and so on - but its sequel arguably needs to move things forward if this new series of movies is going to develop its own distinctive voice. Here's hoping that Johnson's indie sensibility - see Brick , The Brothers Bloom , Looper - will add a touch of the unexpected to this firmly re-established space opera. 5. Dunkirk In the spring of 1940, thousands of allied troops found themselves surrounded by German forces as France fell to the Nazis.
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A clerk who withdrew HK$350,000 on behalf of the Bank of East Asia chairman a sum which was allegedly given in cash to former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his wife denied four times in court on Friday that she had any detailed recollections about the transaction. Although evidence showed bank clerk Chong Suk-han had cashed BEA chairman David Li Kwok-pos cheque, she testified that she did not remember what happened afterwards, despite the...
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Boing Boing previously posted about YouTube user William Forsche , who had the forethought to bring a tape recorder to the movie theater back when he was a kid in order to capture the audience’s reaction to the original Star Wars . Well, YouTuber user Homer Thompson took that raw audio and put it alongside the visuals from the Star Wars climax, which provides a much better sense of what the audience is responding to. Han’s appearance gets the most applause, although the audience is pretty jazzed about the Death Star’s destruction too. The whole thing is a reminder of just how mindblowing the original Star Wars was when it first came out.
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KOTA BARU: To some, a crack in the mirror may spell ba luck. However, to trader Ng Chee Han, the crack he discovered in a decorative mirror at his Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian house here was something more serious - as it was caused by a bullet. "I was shocked when the repairman informed me that crack in the mirror was caused by a bullet and I lodged police report yesterday (Tuesday) because I am concerned for my family's safety," said Ng, 34, told reporters here. Kelantan police chief Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail said the shot was believed to have come from an air rifle. Meanwhile, in Tanah Merah, quick action by the owner of telecommunication store to call the police managed to foil a fraud attempt. In the 11am incident, Bun Ang Han, 43, the store owner, said he recognise the woman suspect from video clips that went viral as she entered his shop an wanted to buy prepaid cards up to 200 pieces.
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"Darth Vader will rise from the ashes," the insider said, declaring that the character was too powerful to ever disappear from the franchise. There could also be room for a teenage Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, showing them joining the Imperial Army as new recruits. And in the meantime? Until - and if - any of that comes into fruition, fans will have to content themselves with the next couple of episodes – of which we know very little. The official title for episode 8 has not even been released yet. However, AVSForum says Lucasfilm has filed a trademark to the EU intellectual property office for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny and speculates this could well be the next film. In terms of characters, we should see the return of Luke Skywalker, Rey, Chewbacca and Kylo Ren, while Benicio del Toro plays a villain, NME says. And what about Carrie Fisher?! The death of Carrie Fisher in December "has left a disturbance in the Force", the Hollywood Reporter says.
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At present, we know little of where the follow-up to The Force Awakens will go, other than it stars much of the previous film's cast, including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill, while various interviews with those returning actors have hinted at a darker direction for the story. In many respects, Johnson has a tough task ahead of him with Episode VIII ; The Force Awakens relied heavily on resurrecting the icons from the original trilogy - Han Solo, the Millennium Falcon and so on - but its sequel arguably needs to move things forward if this new series of movies is going to develop its own distinctive voice. Here's hoping that Johnson's indie sensibility - see Brick , The Brothers Bloom , Looper - will add a touch of the unexpected to this firmly re-established space opera. 5. Dunkirk In the spring of 1940, thousands of allied troops found themselves surrounded by German forces as France fell to the Nazis.
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KULAI: Three people were killed while another escaped with injuries when the car they were travelling in rammed into a tree at Jalan Air Hitam to Johor Baru, near Technology Park here on Saturday night. The deceased were identified as Chin Han Xue (male), 21, from Senai, Foo Zi Wei (female), 18, from Kulai and Mary Jantum, 23, from Sarawak. The bodies were sent to Temenggung Seri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim hospital here for post-mortem. The driver, Chin Han Rong (male), 19, who was injured was treated at the same hospital. Johor Baru Utara district police chief ACP Mohd Taib Ahmad when contacted said, the victims were heading towards Johor Baru when the vehicle went out of control and rammed into a tree. The three victims who were trapped inside the wrecked vehicle car Km19 of Jalan Air Hitam died on the spot while firemen had to rescue the driver who was also pinned to his seat.
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ACTOR Woody Harrelson will be heading to a galaxy far, far away for his next movie, playing a role in the second anthology Star Wars film focused on a young Han Solo. Lucasfilm said Wednesday in a statement that the 55-year-old Oscar-nominated actor will join Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the younger version of the smuggler and space pirate Han Solo. The cast will also include Donald Glover, as a young Lando Calrissian, and Emilia Clarke, of Game of Thrones, in an undisclosed role. "We couldn't be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody," said Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, directors of the film due out for release next year. "His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong." The Hunger Games actor told Mashable in a Facebook Live that he would be playing a "mentor to Han, but I'm also a bit of a criminal".
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