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The New Nikon D6

Nikon just announced its new pro flagship, the D6. Although you probably won't see this mentioned much on the Web and in the forums, this brings to parity the number of top-end film F cameras and pro digital D cameras. There's a slight disparity in the time it took to get there: the original Nikon F was introduced in April 1959 and the F6 began shipping in 2004 and can still be purchased new (or rather, out of what's called "new old stock," NOS, with outflow regulated to a trickle by a high pri...
Tags: Photography, Maryland, FPS, Nikon, Luke Skywalker, Michael Johnston, Gretel, Don, PAUL, Luke, Michael C Johnston, Fred, Hansel, New Nikon, Hasselblads


VOTD: How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Should Have Ended

When it comes to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there are a lot of changes that should have been made to give us a more satisfying finale for the Skywalker saga. But the folks at How It Should Have Ended did their best to get a little bit more specific with how things should have went down. However, before getting to How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker should have ended, which includes making the fight with Mega Emperor Palpatine infinitely easier, they make some pits tops with some amusing...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Hishe, Lucasfilm, Lol, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Poe, Leia Organa, Rey, Palpatine, Skywalker, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Video Of The Day


Leia Succeeded Where Luke Failed

The Skywalker bloodline is perhaps defined by a series of failures. Anakin’s attempts to protect Padmé brought about the rise of the Empire. Luke’s pressure to live up to this prophecy of the chosen one brought about the undoing of his fledgling Jedi Order and his own nephew—who himself saw a moment of weakness and…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Anakin, Padme, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and the Problem With Nostalgic Blockbusters

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: here’s the problem with our biggest movies relying too heavily on nostalgia.) The end of any particular year in film and the beginning of the next – to say nothing of the transition between two entire decades – affords us the opportunity to introspect and pinpoint certain filmmaking trends and tendencies that stand out from the crowd, that recur over and ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Marvel, Stephen King, Disney, America, Star Trek, Features, New Jersey, Darth Vader, Quentin Tarantino, Tom Cruise, Avengers, Don Draper, John Williams, Leia


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ VFX Reel Reveals Movie Magic for Leia, Rey’s TIE Fighter Flip & More

Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been in theaters for over a month and a half, we can start being a little more casual about the film’s spoilers. In fact, the visual effects house Industrial Light and Magic has just released The Rise of Skywalker VFX reel that shows how the team brought the final chapter of the Skywalker saga to life. In The Rise of Skywalker VFX reel below, you can see how the crew used footage from The Force Awakens to give General Leia scenes after the passing o...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Visual Effects, Ilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Rey, Luke, Roger Guyett, Skywalker, Neal Scanlan, Ridley


POLL RESULTS: What is the Best Scene in Star Wars: A New Hope?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW POLL RESULTS: What is the best scene in Star Wars: A New Hope? Earlier this week, ComingSoon.net asked audiences to vote on their favorite scene from Star Wars: A New Hope, the iconic first installment in the long-running sci-fi adventure franchise, and the responses came flooding in fast, closing out with over 8200 votes! Check out the results below! RELATED: POLL RESULTS: Who Should Direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Top Five Luke and the Twin Suns ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Death Star, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Rian Johnson, Leia, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Ben, Luke, Skywalker, Yavin, ComingSoon, Tattooine


What Disney got right with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

Walt Disney Imagineering took a big and ambitious risk creating a brand new planet in the Star Wars universe with its own unique backstory for the twin Galaxy’s Edge themed lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Imagineering doubled down on the risky bet by locking the timeframe for the new 14-acre lands into the current “Star Wars” trilogy — a choice that essentially locked Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo and many other popular characters out of Galaxy’s Edge. The result: A p...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Millennium Falcon, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, John Williams, Walt Disney, Dok, Falcon, Luke Skywalker, Southern California, Kylo Ren


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is About How Anyone Can be a Jedi – and That Anyone Can be a Sith

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: let’s explore what the arcs of Kylo Ren, Finn and Rey actually mean.) With over four decades of history, Star Wars has explored many themes. Overarching motifs include questioning the past, fighting for those you love, overcoming fear, and examining how extreme beliefs stifle growth and flexibility. The original trilogy also focused on overcoming adversity,...
Tags: Movies, Features, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Leia, Force, Finn, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Ben Solo, Rey, Ethan Couch, Snoke, Snape


January 28 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW January 28 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s January 28 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Terminator: Dark Fate An enhanced super soldier teams up with battle-hardened Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and an unexpected ally (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to stop the deadliest Termina...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Taylor Swift, California, Horror, Digital, Walter Matthau, Connecticut, Moscow, Nashville, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Las Vegas, Tammy, Blu-ray, Dvd


Was the Star Wars Galaxy Better Off After Return of the Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker?

As the final chapter in a trilogy of trilogies, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker puts a period on what fans have long known as the main story of Star Wars. It also offers a chance to look at the galaxy moving ahead and see how its conclusion compares to the previous ones. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Return Of The Jedi, Skywalker, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Ewan McGregor Speaks Out on Obi-Wan Series Production Delay

Ewan McGregor speaks out on Obi-Wan Kenobi series production delay Following yesterday’s breaking news about Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series being put on hold, Golden Globe Award-winning actor Ewan McGregor has finally addressed the issue in a recent press event for Birds of Prey, strongly dispelling previous reports about creative differences being the main reason why production has been delayed for the new Star Wars prequel spinoff series. He also confirmed that the series has not been can...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Stephen Daldry, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Luke Skywalker, McGregor, John Swartz, Obi Wan, ComingSoon, Obi-wan Kenobi, Disney Plus, Kathleen Kennedy Tracey Seaward The Queen


Cool Stuff: New Funko POPs for ‘Empire Strikes Back’, ‘American Psycho’, ‘Dinosaurs’, Marilyn Monroe & More

The London Toy Fair hosted a variety of reveals for upcoming merchandise from your favorite movies and TV shows, but no one had more reveals than Funko and the never-ending line of Funko POPs vinyl figures. The toy company had dozens of new figures to reveal from a wide variety of programming ranging from The Empire Strikes Back and the Harry Potter franchise to Murder, She Wrote, Dinosaurs, American Psycho and even a classic Marilyn Monroe. Check out some of our favorite forthcoming 2020 Funko...
Tags: Toys, London, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Marilyn Monroe, Harry-Potter, Dinosaurs, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Christian Bale, Darth Vader, Batman, Pixar, X-men, Jason Statham, Batman Forever


BREAKING: Obi-Wan Series on Hold as Series is Retooled

BREAKING: Obi-Wan Series on Hold as Series is Retooled Looks like those pinning their hopes on seeing Ewan McGregor light up the lightsaber again will have to wait a little longer, as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Lucasfilm’s planned Disney+ series about Obi-Wan Kenobi has been put on hold. Despite recent rumors that the show was cancelled, the show remains in active development with McGregor (Birds of Prey) still set to star and Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) still in line to dire...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, TV News, Stephen Daldry, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Leia, Luke Skywalker, McGregor, Luke, Skywalker, John Swartz, Obi-wan Kenobi


Bear Robotics, a company making robot waiters, just raised a $32 million round led by SoftBank

Back in August, we flagged a filing for you that we’d found interesting, one for a now 2.5-year-old, 40-person Redwood City, Calif.,-based startup called Bear Robotics that’s been developing robots to deliver food to restaurant customers. The filing listed a $35.8 million target; Bear Robotics founder and CEO John Ha now tells us the final close, being announced today, was $32 million in Series A funding. The round was led by SoftBank Group, whose other recent robotics bets include the curren...
Tags: Google, TC, Asia, China, Softbank, Tech, Intel, Penny, Luke Skywalker, SoftBank Group, Redwood City Calif, Lexington MA, Zume, BEAR Robotics, Berkshire Grey, John Ha


How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Made Me Appreciate ‘The Last Jedi’ (Or, How I Learned to Love Old Man Luke Skywalker)

When it comes to beloved genre film franchises, Star Wars stands alone. I’m not talking about in terms of box office numbers or household name recognition, but in the DNA of how the brand came to exist. Unlike The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter , a galaxy far, far away doesn’t have the underlying structure of novels to hang its themes and narrative on. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe have decades of source material to mine, Star Wars does not ha...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Features, Harry Potter, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Terry Pratchett, Leia, Force, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Hermione, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa


Classic ‘Star Wars’ is Getting the Manga Treatment With ‘The Legends of Luke Skywalker’

Star Wars has the power of the Force and anime on its side. The sci-fi franchise has conquered every medium — movies, TV, video games, comic books — so why not add the lucrative globe-spanning medium of manga to that? Manga publishing juggernaut VIZ Media, which has brought popular manga like Naruto, Bleach, and Inuyasha to the States, is releasing Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga in collaboration with Lucasfilm. Ready to see Luke turned into a dashing, wide-eyed anime hero? ...
Tags: Movies, Comic Books, Sci-fi, Anime, States, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker, Ken Liu, Luke, Star Wars Twitter, VIZ Media, Star-Wars, Jedi Luke Skywalker, The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga, Akira Himekawa Haruichi Subaru Akira Fukaya


Star Wars Bits: Dominic Monaghan on His Role in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, A Preview of Marvel’s Darth Vader #1, the Return of Jar Jar Binks and The Clone Wars, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Dominic Monaghan on his role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker A preview of Marvel’s Star Wars: Darth Vader #1 Jar Jar Binks to Return in Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Star Wars Visual Comparisons Guides And more! Dominic Monaghan on His Role in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter , Dominic Monaghan says “there was so much stuff!” that didn’t make the final cut of Star Wars: The Rise of S...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Movies, Youtube, Disney, US, Barclays, Espn, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Jay, Ewan McGregor, Cnbc, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Rey


A red and yellow milk hack joins the Blue Milk lineup at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will add a new flavor twist hack to the lineup of Blue Milk and Green Milk served at Disneyland. The new Toydaria Swirl that blends Green Milk with streaks of a Tianjin-like chili and a sweet mango base will be available starting Friday, Jan. 17 at the Milk Stand in the Star Wars land at the Anaheim theme park. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. The result is a re...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Luke Skywalker, Southern California, Tianjin, Anaheim, Watto, Disney California Adventure, Star Wars Land, Thala, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Colin Trevorrow ‘Star Wars’ Script Leaks, Reveals a Very Different Movie Called ‘Star Wars: Duel of the Fates’

Here’s something I don’t think any of us expected: the now-unused Star Wars script from Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly sounds…good? Details from the script, which has the title Duel of the Fates, have leaked – and it sounds…good? Or, at the very least, it sounds very different than J.J. Abrams‘ The Rise of Skywalker. Of course, this is all subjective. What sounds potentially good on paper could’ve been a misfire once filmed. Here’s what you need to know. What Happens in the Colin Trevor...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Reddit, Resistance, Lucasfilm, Leia, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Colin Trevorrow, Kylo Ren, Lando, Ben Solo, Rey


VIZ Media Releasing The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga

VIZ Media Releasing The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga 43 years after Star Wars: A New Hope hit theaters, the legendary space saga unfolds in the galaxy of manga thanks to the latest story in the Skywalker saga. Packing in all the adventure that fans would expect from Star Wars, publishing and entertainment juggernaut VIZ Media, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, is releasing Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga today! Encounters with the elusive Jedi Luke Skywalker have my...
Tags: Star Wars, Japan, Movies, Tokyo, Lucasfilm, Subaru, Leia, Viz, Extras, Luke Skywalker, Ken Liu, Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, VIZ Media, ComingSoon, Movie News


Network Effects (and Your Life)

Love these high-level thoughts: Kenobi: A Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.Luke Skywalker: You mean it controls your actions?Kenobi: Partially, but it also obeys your commands. via NFX Network effects are everywhere and many of them you can control while others you obviously cannot (e.g. where you were born, what network you were born into). You can change some of these things but those types of things require an incredible amount of courage. I’m reminded that life shr...
Tags: Council, Force, Start, Luke Skywalker, NFX Network


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ and Untangling the Mystery of Rey’s Mother

This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Probably the most consistent thing about Star Wars is how the narrative is held together with spit and bubblegum. Like a precarious yet beloved Jenga tower, Star Wars is constantly pulling out pieces and adding in others, with wildly varying results. And what can look like a questionable move at the time can eventually become an accepted piece of the galactic tapestry. For example, after The Return of the Jedi, fans  were just ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Lando, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Ben Solo, Rey, Return Of The Jedi, Snoke, New Republic


Star Wars star Mark Hamill quits Facebook, accuses Mark Zuckerberg of putting profits over 'truthfulness'

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, says he quit Facebook because it allows political ads to spread misinformation and falsehoods.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Usa, News, Usa Today, Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker


‘Star Wars’ Identities: 10 Things We Learned from Lucasfilm’s Treasure Trove of Original Movie Costumes

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition has drawn millions of visitors around the globe, touring Canada and cities outside North America like Paris, London, and Sydney. Now, it’s finishing its run in Tokyo, where fans have turned out in droves for the last five months to explore a literal warehouse full of props and models, authentic costumes worn by the movie actors (including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, the late Carrie Fisher and Peter Mayhew, and many more), and original concept art by the like...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, England, Movies, Indiana, Features, Carrie Fisher, Canada, Sydney, Tokyo, Death Star, Harrison Ford, Jackson, North America, Montreal, Lucasfilm, George Lucas


Billie Lourd Played Leia in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Flashback Scene

The team behind Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker took careful consideration to ensure that Carrie Fisher, who tragically passed three years ago, would remain a pivotal part of the film without sullying her memory. That meant repurposing leftover footage from previous movies to insert into The Rise of Skywalker. But the entirety General Leia’s arc couldn’t be pulled off with old Force Awakens footage. The VFX team would have to turn to dailies from the original Star Wars trilogy films and a very...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Billie, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Mark Hamill, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Luke, Fisher, J J Abrams, Roger Guyett, Skywalker, Billie Lourd


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Editor Reveals Which Scenes Were Part of Reshoots

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker went through plenty of changes throughout the production process, especially in post-production. There are plenty of scenes and sequences, including an expanded role for Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, that were left on the cutting room floor. But along with that, there were also a handful of scenes that were added in post-production thanks to a series of reshoots that took place over the summer, and thanks to The Rise of Skywalker editor Maryann Brandon, we know...
Tags: London, Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Poe, Rey, Luke, Brandon, J J Abrams, Stefan, Skywalker, Maz Kanata


Simon Pegg on His New Film ‘Lost Transmissions’ and Balancing Indies With Blockbusters [Interview]

For more than two decades, Simon Pegg has firmly established himself as a performer of extraordinary range. Though known by many for his roles in blockbusters like Mission Impossible  and  Star Trek , as well as  his beloved collaborations with Edgar Wright , he’s appeared in a wide range of projects, from early roles in Band of Brothers , voice work on Ice Age: Collision Course and Boxtrolls , to indie films like Run Fatboy Run or Hector and the Search for Happiness . ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, La, Features, Netflix, Jim Carrey, Scorsese, Batman, Ryan Gosling, Ace Ventura, Cannes, Edgar Wright, Simon-Pegg, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Tribeca


Mark Hamill surprises Twitter with Finn/Poe ‘Star Wars’ love poem

The debate over the latest Star Wars film, Rise of Skywalker, goes on, specifically over the decision not to include a same-sex relationship between the popular characters Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac). Iconic actor Mark Hamill, who has played the series hero Luke Skywalker since 1977, chimed in this week with his own lament over the lack of a Finn/Poe romance. “Luke never met either Finn or Poe,” Hamill wrote. “So what they do behind closed doors/I guess I’ll never know…But I would ...
Tags: Star Wars, Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, John Boyega, Finn, Luke Skywalker, Poe, Ad Friendly, Luke, Skywalker, Hamill, Isaac


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Was Specifically Crafted to Solidify Leia’s Legacy in the Saga

Star Wars: The Force Awakens said goodbye to Harrison Ford as Han Solo. Star Wars: The Last Jedi bid farewell to Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. So it only makes sense that the late Carrie Fisher gets her own send-off in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and co-writer Chris Terrio confirmed that one of the main goals of the movie – specifically because they had a limited amount of footage to work with from the previous films – was to figure out how to solidify Leia’s legacy in the entire saga an...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Harrison-Ford, Lucasfilm, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Leia, Yoda, Daisy Ridley, Luke Skywalker, Ben Solo, Rey, Ben, Luke