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Monday, July 28, 2008

STAR WARS - THE CLONE WARS - In Theaters and on Television in 2008

Starring: Matt Lanter ... Anakin Skywalker (2008)

Ian Abercrombie ... Chancellor Palpatine (2008)

Matthew Wood ... General Grevious (voice)

Greg Ellis ... Turk (2008)

Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO (voice)

Catherine Taber ... Padme Amidala (2008)

Star Wars - The Clone Wars 2008
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Prelude: A new era of Star Wars entertainment begins in 2008 when Star Wars: The Clone Wars, from creator George Lucas, premieres as an all-new feature film in August, followed by the television series debut in the fall, in a partnership announced today between Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Produced by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes audiences on incredible new Star Wars adventures, combining the legendary storytelling of Lucasfilm with an eye-popping, signature animation style. Star Wars: The Clone Wars will open in North American theaters Friday, August 15. International release dates will be announced soon.

"I felt there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell," said George Lucas, executive producer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. "I was eager to start telling some of them through animation and, at the same time, push the art of animation forward."

The theatrical debut of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is only the beginning of all-new Star Wars adventures that continue in the fall when the long-awaited television series premieres on Cartoon Network, followed by airings on TNT. Details regarding international broadcasts will be announced shortly. Star Wars: The Clone Wars showcases an entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far away -- combining the expansive scope of the Star Wars Saga with state-of-the-art computer-generated animation. Each week, viewers will see a thrilling, 30-minute "mini-movie" created by the talented artists at Lucasfilm Animation.


Synopsis: On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains - led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous - are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the "Star Wars" universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles and astonishing new revelations that fill "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."

Coming to Theatres August 15th


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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Space Chimps

Space Chimps
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Starring: Andy Samberg ... Ham III (voice)

Cheryl Hines ... Luna (voice)

Jeff Daniels ... Zartog (voice)

Patrick Warburton ... Titan (voice)

Kristin Chenoweth ... Kilowatt (voice)

Kenan Thompson ... Ringmaster (voice)

Carlos Alazraqui ... Houston (voice)

Zack Shada ... Comet (voice)

Omid Abtahi ... Dr. Jagu (voice)

Patrick Breen ... Dr. Bob (voice)

Synopsis: Ham III, the grandson of the first chimp astronaut, is blasted off into space by an opportunity-seeking senator. Soon, the fun-loving chimp has to get serious about the mission at hand: Rid a far-away planet of their nefarious leader. Fortunately for Ham III, two of his simian peers are along for the ride. Written by IMDb Editors

Two NASA chimps that are sent to a galaxy far, far away. One chimp has "The Right Stuff," and the other, a good natured goofball, has "The Wrong Stuff." The simian slacker becomes a reluctant hero and learns the true meaning of courage as he and his crewmates, the fearless Lt. Luna and their uptight commander, Titan, risk everything in an effort to save the peaceful inhabitants of a distant planet from the evil dictator Zartog. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}


Journalism is all about having the courage to write the truth even if it will get you mocked by your relatives and co-workers, so here goes: “Space Chimps” is hilarious.

Yes, the name combined with the G rating might have parents thinking they should stay in the car while the kiddies go into the theater, but that would be a mistake. It would, among other things, cause them to miss one of the better one-liners of the summer, the capper in a string of chimp puns delivered by a title character. Waiting to read it here? You’ll wait a long time.

If “Wall-E” pushes the boundaries of what can be done in an animated movie, “Space Chimps” proves that the old formula is still pretty effective when executed well. The old formula being a child-friendly tale laced with deadpan asides for grown-ups and delivered by top-notch voice actors.

“Before man braved that first giant step, the brave stepped into the rocket,” a narrator intones as the film begins. “And the brave were chimps.”

And then we meet Ham III (Andy Samberg), the smart-alecky grandson of one of the original chimps in space, who has a job at a circus, being fired out of a cannon. He doesn’t aspire to much more, but events are conspiring to put him on a path to his true destiny: a space probe has been sucked into a wormhole, and there are plans to send a crew of chimps after it.



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