Movies, Star Wars: Episode VIII

STAR WARS – Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release in summer 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017.

The move follows the extraordinary success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere outside the traditional summer blockbuster window and smashed numerous records, including biggest domestic and global debuts of all time as well as the biggest domestic second and third weekends, en route to becoming the highest grossing domestic release of all time with over $861.3 million and the third biggest global release ever with $1.886.7 billion.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: Episode VIII is currently in preproduction and will begin principal photography in London next month. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman will produce and J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski will executive produce. Stay tuned for exciting updates in the coming weeks.

Media

The National Film Academy has today announced the nominations for the 2nd annual National Film Awards 2016. It will take place in London, on the 31st of March 2016.

Best Actress
Marion Cotillard (Macbeth)
Carey Mulligan (Suffragette)
Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)
Natalia Tena (Residue)
Freema Agyeman (North v South)
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Natalie Emmanuel (Fast and Furious 7)
Louise Brealey (Containment)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars- The Force Awakens)

Best Breakthrough Performance
John Boyega (Star Wars – The Fore Awakens)
Domhnall Gleeson (Ex-Machina)
Colin Firth ( Kingsman- The Secret Service)
Nathalie Emmanuel (Fast and Furious 7)
Michael Fassbender (Slow West)
Ricci Harnett (Rise of the Footsoldier II)
Alicia Vikander (Ex-Machina)
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars- The Force Awakens)
Jim Sturgess (Kidnapping Mr. Hieneken)
Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van)

Magazine Scans

Thanks to Claudia, we added two scans from the January 8 issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Make sure to check the latest additions to the magazine scans in our gallery!

Interviews, Videos

Scrawl, Short Film, Videos

Here is a preview of the ‘Scrawl’ documentary. The full version is set to be included on the official DVD release of the film as a bonus feature in 2016.

Interviews, Videos

Star Wars new-girl-on-the-block Daisy Ridley plays Snog Marry Avoid? with Yasmin Evans on the BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast Show.

Media

FROM THE BALCONY – The Central Ohio Film Critics Association is pleased to announce the nominees for its 14th annual awards. Founded in 2002, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association is comprised of film critics based in Columbus, Ohio and its surrounding areas. Its membership consists of 22 print, radio, television, and internet critics. COFCA’s official website at www.cofca.org contains links to member reviews and past award winners. Here are the 2015 COFCA awards nominees:

Breakthrough Film Artist
Sean Baker, Tangerine – (for producing, directing, screenwriting, film editing, cinematography, camera operation, and casting)
Joel Edgerton, The Gift – (for producing, directing, and screenwriting)
David Robert Mitchell, It Follows – (for producing, directing, and screenwriting)
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens – (for acting)
Jacob Tremblay, Room – (for acting)
Alicia Vikander, Burnt, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Seventh Son, and Testament of Youth – (for acting)

Appearances

I have added pictures of Daisy a the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ photocall in Shanghai on December 28, 2015.

GALLERY LINKS
Public Appearances > 2015 > ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Photocall (Shanghai)
Only Yesterday, Other Projects, Videos

Watch the trailer for ‘Only Yesterday’, Daisy voices the lead character Taeko. It will open in New York at IFC Center on January 1 and expand to additional cities February 26.

Set in the early 1980s, Only Yesterday tells the story of Taeko, a single 27-year-old who’s lived her whole life in Tokyo. Traveling to visit her family in the country, she reflects on her childhood in a series of flashbacks to examine whether she’s been true to the girl she used to be.

Appearances, Photoshoots

Earlier this month, Daisy attended several events in Japan to promote ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. We added one photoshoot and one picture from the press junket.