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Crystal Crisis: A Legacy Refracted

Greetings Bothans! What follows is a post about the recent Star Wars: The Clone Wars Crystal Crisis arc by friend of the Star Wars Report, Joseph Tavano! Be sure to check out Joseph’s new website RetroZap, a pop culture and narrative art site which currently has some of his thoughts on Star Wars Rebels. Without further ado, I’ll turn it over to Joseph! ~ Bethany Blanton

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In 1985, there existed a fully formed concept for The Clone Wars. It was conceived entirely in my five-year-old mind. I envisioned the Jedi overrun by scores of doppelgangers sent forth by their Dark Side enemies, invading the universe and attacking the true Jedi from within. I imagined the Clone Wars to be a hall-of-mirrors nightmare across the galaxy where nothing could be trusted and danger was omnipresent.

When The Clone Wars was finally realized on screen, I was way off the mark. And yet, that’s an aspect of Star Wars I love more and more as the Galaxy Far, Far Away grows and matures. One of the best things that Lucasfilm has managed to do is to keep Star Wars moving in new directions virtually no one would have predicted. With every new installment, audiences get to cast off preconceived notions and fastidious theories for an inspired, radically unique story that is not afraid to go down roads less traveled.

Dave Filoni and the writing team of The Clone Wars kept this trailblazing spirit alive for over six seasons, chronicling the events of a three-year war that transpired in a way no one would have ever predicted. Ten years ago, we were left to assume that the wars were going to be a nonstop conflict similar to the battle on Geonosis in Attack of the Clones. Clone troopers versus battle droids. Blaster fire everywhere. Lightsabers leading the way through the fog of war. And, in their tour of duty, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi would become brothers-in-arms, inseparable throughout their legendary adventures across the galaxy.

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“Hughes the Force” Available for FREE Download On-line Today!

“Hughes the Force” available for FREE download on-line TODAY! MAY 25th!

NOW available at:
http://www.hughestheforce.com/

We appreciate your support and thank Hughes for helping us spread the news!

In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the release of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, we’re teaming up with filmmaker Kevin Smith to release the film via his new YouTube Channel: SModcast Internet Television (S.I.T.) will also release its short film worldwide for download at the Hughes the Force website.

The film will be freely available to all for download in a number of digital formats for both PC and Mac, as well as mobile versions for Android and iPhone. Also available will be Blu-ray and DVD files complete with menus and bonus content for burning to your own discs.

A galactic number of bonus features, including:

· The Making of Hughes the Force featurette – behind-the-scenes footage from the set and interview clips with the Director J.C. Reifenberg, Producer Ruark Dreher and actor, James Arnold Taylor.

· Commentary Tracks – multiple tracks featuring the lead actors and the production staff covering a range of topics including the writing, cinematography, production work, and acting.

· Pop-Up Video Track – behind-the-scenes trivia throughout the film.

About “Hughes the Force”

Hughes the Force is a 35-minute short film tribute to Star Wars and John Hughes. People from around the world grew up with or can identify with the characters and stories of John Hughes’ movies (The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller, etc.). Similarly, Star Wars is more than a mere film franchise, it has become an integral part of our culture for the past 30+ years.

Simon and Henry, two teens tortured by jocks and rejected by girls, are invited to the epic end of the year high school party, but there’s a catch. In order to get in, they need to bring just one hot girl. Unable to attract any female attention, they decide to take matters into their own hands and create the perfect woman from Simon’s prized Slave Leia action figure. Armed with a fully operational lightsaber and blaster, the two set out with their self-appointed mentor to do what they have never done before: fit in. On their journey, they encounter stormtroopers, aliens, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme, a Dark Lord of the Sith, and even Director Kevin Smith in the most unlikely of places. But even with the Force as their ally, some things are not meant to be…

Celebrity Cameo Appearances in the film include:

· Director Kevin Smith, who plays himself in a hilarious cameo crucial to the plot of the film.

· James Arnold Taylor and Catherine Taber, the voices of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padme Amidala, on the hit animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, who play cameo roles as their Clone Wars characters on-screen in-costume for the first time.

· And the voice talents of Tom Kane (Yoda and others on Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Matt Sloan (Darth Vader for LucasArts, Chad Vader), and Jimmy McInerney (co-host of the ForceCast).

Producer/Writer/Director J.C. Reifenberg – mega Star Wars Fan and John Hughes hometown Alumnus, Producer Ruark Dreher, and Producer/Writer Steven Koistinen assembled a team of passionate, professional filmmakers and actors to bring the story to life. Additional information can be found at www.hughestheforce.com, Facebook.com/HughesTheForce, and on Twitter, @HughesTheForce.

All Media inquiries regarding the film should be directed to Parker Publicity info@parkerpublicity.com

Disclaimer: Hughes the Force is a not-for-profit project for private use and is in no way associated with Lucasfilm or any other company. Star Wars is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd.

Special thanks to Kevin Smith and SModCo for their continued support of this project

“Hughes the Force” to be available FREE online May 25th!

May the Force be with Hughes…

Hughes the Force” to be available FREE online May 25th

Available at www.HughesTheForce.com andSIT – SModCast Internet Television!

In celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the release of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, we’re teaming up with filmmaker Kevin Smith to release the film via his new YouTube Channel: SModcast Internet Television (S.I.T.):http://www.youtube.com/user/seesmod|Absolute Value| Pictures will also release its short film worldwide for download at the Hughes the Force website.

The film will be freely available to all for download in a number of digital formats for both PC and Mac, as well as mobile versions for Android and iPhone. Also available will be Blu-ray and DVD files complete with menus and bonus content for burning to your own discs.

A galactic number of bonus features, including:

  • The Making of Hughes the Force featurette – behind-the-scenes footage from the set and interview clips with the Director J.C. Reifenberg, Producer Ruark Dreher and actor, James Arnold Taylor.
  • Commentary Tracks – multiple tracks featuring the lead actors and the production staff covering a range of topics including the writing, cinematography, production work, and acting.
  • Pop-Up Video Track – behind-the-scenes trivia throughout the film.

About “Hughes the Force”

Hughes the Force is a 35-minute short film tribute to Star Wars and John Hughes. People from around the world grew up with or can identify with the characters and stories of John Hughes’ movies (The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller, etc.). Similarly, Star Wars is more than a mere film franchise, it has become an integral part of our culture for the past 30+ years.

Simon and Henry, two teens tortured by jocks and rejected by girls, are invited to the epic end of the year high school party, but there’s a catch. In order to get in, they need to bring just one hot girl. Unable to attract any female attention, they decide to take matters into their own hands and create the perfect woman from Simon’s prized Slave Leia action figure. Armed with a fully operational lightsaber and blaster, the two set out with their self-appointed mentor to do what they have never done before: fit in. On their journey, they encounter stormtroopers, aliens, Obi-wan Kenobi, Padme, a Dark Lord of the Sith, andevenDirector Kevin Smith in the most unlikely of places. But even with the Force as their ally, some things are not meant to be…

Celebrity Cameo Appearances in the film include:

Producer/Writer/Director J.C. Reifenberg – mega Star Wars Fan and John Hughes hometown Alumnus, Producer RuarkDreher, and Producer/Writer Steven Koistinen assembled a team of passionate, professional filmmakers and actors to bring the story to life. Additional information can be found atwww.hughestheforce.com, Facebook.com/HughesTheForce, and on Twitter, @HughesTheForce.

All Media inquiries regarding the film should be directed toParker Publicity info@parkerpublicity.com

Disclaimer: Hughes the Force is a not-for-profit project for private use and is in no way associated with Lucasfilm or any other company. Star Wars is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd.

Special thanks to Kevin Smith and SModCo for their continued support of this project

 

James Arnold Taylor Will be in Ireland!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

James Arnold Taylor Debuts “Talking To Myself” Overseas

May 4-6, 2012

Invasion Dublin III Convention

 

James Arnold Taylor (JAT) has a versatile vocal range that has given him success in every facet of the Voice-Over Industry. He is one of the most sought after Voice-Actors in the business. You probably hear the voice of JAT all the time and have never known it! JAT is heard worldwide daily, from leading roles in summer blockbusters, starring roles in video games, voicing promos and trailers for national ad campaigns in TV, radio and internet and JAT even voice doubles for many of Hollywood’s biggest stars (like Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale and Johnny Depp) when they are unable to speak for themselves. Let’s not forget that JAT voices lead characters for the hit animated television series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon) and “Johnny Test” (Johnny).

Talking to Myself”: Now, with JAT’s one man show, “Talking To Myself”, you can see what you’ve only heard and watch James Arnold Taylor do over 150 voices live, while taking the audience on a journey into the fun, exciting and unknown world of voice-acting! You’ll also be inspired by his motivational message and discover courage within yourself to believe that you truly can achieve your dreams.

Information/Tickets: Find details of the “Invasion Dublin III” Convention taking place in Dublin, Ireland: http://www.invasion.ie/

 

Footage of “Talking To Myself”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3jtbjYtEoM

 

Learn more about JAT at:

www.JamesArnoldTaylor.com

www.imdb.com/name/nm0852517/

www.youtube.com/user/JamesArnoldTaylor

 

Media Information: All interviews requests and inquiries for JAT can be sent to Consetta Parker cparker@parkerpublicity.com

http://www.parkerpublicity.com/talkingtomyself.html