Here’s a look at various filming locations for October 25: Filming in California TV Series: NCIS: Los Angeles Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studio, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 11:00 PM) Filming in Illinois TV Series: Empire Stars: Terrence Howard Location: Harrison and Michigan Credit: Aaron Filming in New York TV Series: Instinct Stars: Alan Cumming Location: Gramercy Park, NYC TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Rockland Lake State Park Movie: The After Party Stars: Blair Underwood Location: 8th Ave and W 33rd St, NYC Movie: The Irishman Stars: Robert De Niro Location: Kaufman Astoria Studios, Astoria TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn TV Series: Billions Stars: Paul Giamatti Location:2nd Pl and Battery Pl, NYC TV Series: Quantico Stars: Priyanka Chopra Location: 19th St and Hamilton Ave, Brooklyn TV Series: Succession Stars: Hiam Abbass Location: Silvercup Studios East, Long Island City TV Series: Maniac Stars: Emma Stone Location: Danas Hwy, Glen Cove Filming in Pennsylvania Movie: Glass Stars: Bruce Willis Location: Allentown Credit: @HughE_Dillon Filming in Tennessee TV Series: Nashville Stars: Hayden Panettiere Location: 444 Brick Church Park Dr, Nashville Follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the day, too! We’re always looking for more info…know where..
Here’s a look at various filming locations for October 2: Filming in California TV Series: Law and Order: True Crime Stars: Edie Falco Location: 340 S Mc Cadden Pl, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) TV Series: NCIS: LA Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studios, Los Angeles Filming in Illinois TV Series: Empire Stars: Terrence Howard Location:76 W Walton, Chicago TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Jason Beghe Location: 100 N Central Park, Chicago Filming in New York TV Series: Maniac Stars: Emma Stone Location: Silvercup Studios, Long Island City Movie: The Irishman Stars: Robert De Niro Location: The Sands Atlantic Beach TV Series: Blue Bloods Stars: Donnie Wahlberg Location: 6th Ave and 26th St, NYC Credit: Adam, @gregdotgilbert Project: UAPP Location: Myrtle Ave and Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn Credit: @LaauBlau TV Series: Instinct Stars: Alan Cumming Location: South End Ave, NYC Credit: @Lavesq, @BrockVond TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and 119th St, NYC Credit: @fastiller TV Series: Billions Stars: Paul Giamatti Location: Bronx Supreme Court, Bronx TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Movie: Detective Chinatown 2 Location: Gold Coast Studios, Bethpage Follow us on Twitter for updates throughout the..
Here’s a look at various filming locations for August 23: Filming in British Columbia Movie: Dragged Across Concrete Stars: Mel Gibson Location: 330 W Pender St, Vancouver Credit: @CoyneTowers Filming in California TV Series: Shameless Stars: William H. Macy Location: Warner Brothers, L.A. Filming in Illinois TV Series: Empire Stars: Terrence Howard Location: 1500 S Wood St, Chicago Filming in New York TV Series: Bull Stars: Michael Weatherly Location: Broadway and Corona Ave in Elmhurst, Queens Credit: @elmer_e_ortiz, @MelBus TV Series: Instinct Stars: Alan Cumming Location: Kessel St and 70th Ave, Forest Hills TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location: 150th St and Liberty Ave, Jamaica TV Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Stars: Rachel Brosnahan Location: E 6th St and Avenue A, NYC Credit: Kerri TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC Movie: Week Of Stars: Adam Sandler Location: Gold Coast Studios, Glen Cove Movie: Isn’t It Romantic Stars: Liam Hemsworth Location: Metropolitan Ave and Ascan Ave, Forest Hills, signs on Park Lane S, too Credit: @FlashG52744416, Adam TV Series: Shades of Blue Stars: Jennifer Lopez Location: Queens County Criminal Courthouse Credit: @cynthiaL7984 TV Series: Maniac Stars: Emma Stone Location: N Grove St and E Euclid St, Valley Stream TV Series: Mr. Robot Location:..
Behind the scenes photos from The Shining, Goodfellas, Edward Scissorhands, Empire Strikes Back, The Great Gatsby & Indiana Jones. Jack Nicholson goofing around on the set of “The Shining” Robert DeNiro & Joe Pesci filming the Billy Batts bar beating scene from “Goodfellas” Tim Burton filming Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder on the set of […]
Luke confronts a phantasm of Darth Vader… and his own Shadow.
I would argue the best Star Wars movie is The Empire Strikes Back (1980). And one of the reasons is because it trafficked in the some of the most interesting ideas in the SW saga, in particular the relationship of Luke Skywalker to the “dark side” of the Force.
This scene occurs on Dagobah, where Luke has been in training with aged Jedi master Yoda, learning the ways of the Force, and signifies a major turning point for young Luke — as he is forced to confront his own shadow self. It’s a scene thick with metaphorical and symbolic import, and I feel confident in saying that Carl Jung himself would have been proud of it.
EXT. DAGOBAH — DAY
With Yoda strapped to his back, Luke climbs up one of the many thick vines that grow in the swamp. Panting heavily, he continues his course – climbing, flipping through the air, jumping over roots, and racing in and out of the heavy ground fog.
YODA Run! Yes. A Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger… fear… aggression. The dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan’s apprentice.
LUKE Vader. Is the dark side stronger?
YODA No… no… no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
LUKE But how am I to know the good side from the bad?
YODA You will know. When you are calm, at peace. Passive. A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.
LUKE But tell me why I can’t…
YODA (interrupting) No, no, there is no why. Nothing more will I teach you today. Clear your mind of questions. Mmm. Mmmmmmmm.
Artoo beeps in the distance as Luke lets Yoda down to the ground. Breathing heavily, he takes his shirt from a nearby tree branch and pulls it on.
He turns to see a huge, dead, black tree, its base surrounded by a few feet of water. Giant, twisted roots form a dark and sinister cave on one side. Luke stares at the tree, trembling.
LUKE There’s something not right here.
Yoda sits on a large root, poking his Gimer Stick into the dirt.
LUKE I feel cold, death.
YODA That place… is strong with the dark side of the Force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go.
LUKE What’s in there?
YODA Only what you take with you.
Luke looks warily between the tree and Yoda. He starts to strap on his weapon belt.
YODA Your weapons… you will not need them.
Luke gives the tree a long look, than shakes his head “no.” Yoda shrugs. Luke reaches up to brush aside some hanging vines and enters the tree.
INT. DAGOBAH — TREE CAVE
Luke moves into the almost total darkness of the wet and slimy cave. The youth can barely make out the edge of the passage. Holding his lit saber before him, he sees a lizard crawling up the side of the cave and a snake wrapped around the branches of a tree. Luke draws a deep breath, then pushes deeper into the cave.
The space widens around him, but he feels that rather than sees it. His sword casts the only light as he peers into the darkness. It is very quiet here.
Then, a loud HISS! Darth Vader appears across the blackness, illuminated by his own just-ignited laser sword. Immediately, he charges Luke, saber held high. He is upon the youth in seconds, but Luke sidesteps perfectly and slashes at Vader with his sword.
Vader is decapitated. His helmet-encased head flies from his shoulders as his body disappears into the darkness. The metallic banging of the helmet fills the cave as Vader’s head spins and bounces, smashes on the floor, and finally stops. For an instant it rests on the floor, then it cracks vertically. The black helmet and breath mask fall away to reveal… Luke’s head.
Across the space, the standing Luke gasps at the sight, wide-eyed in terror.
Here’s a look at various filming locations for Wednesday, June 5: Filming in California TV Series: Property Brothers Location: 266 S Irving Blvd, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) TV Series: Law and Order: True Crime Stars: Edie Falco Location: 704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles Credit: @DonnellyWood TV Series: Shameless Stars: William H. Macy Location: Warner Bros. , Los Angeles TV Series: Ray Donovan Stars: Liev Schreiber Location: SONY Studio, Los Angeles Filming in Georgia Movie: The Avengers: Infinity War Stars: Robert Downey, Jr. Location: Woodruff Park this week Filming in Illinois Movies: Widows Stars: Liam Neeson Location: 2127 W 22nd Pl, Chicago TV Series: Hot Date Producer: Will Arnett Location: 700 N Rush, Chicago (might be for Thursday) TV Series: Empire Stars: Terrence Howard Location: 1800 S Throop, Chicago Filming in New York TV Series: Mozart in the Jungle Stars: Gael García Bernal Location:Nirvana Rd and Polo Rd, Great Neck Movie: Isn’t It Romantic Stars: Liam Hemsworth Location: Coler – Goldwater Specialty Hospital on Roosevelt Island Movie: The Papers Stars: Tom Hanks Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn TV Series: Mr. Robot Stars: Rami Malek Location: Broadway Stages, Brooklyn TV Series: The Tick Star: Peter Serafinowicz Location: Broadway Stages, Glendale TV Series: Jessica Jones Star: Krysten Ritter Location: Broadway Stages, Brooklyn TV Series: Luke Cage Stars: Mike Colter Location: Nassau Ave and Monitor St, Brooklyn TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Follow..
New limited edition Blu-ray box set celebrates the legacy of ‘80s genre film studio Empire Pictures
Every horror and cult movie fan who came of age in the 1980s still speaks in hushed tones about the late, great Empire Pictures. Founded by producer and director Charles Band in 1983, the fabled studio and distributor was responsible for a tidal wave of amazing, imaginative and profitable horror, science fiction and fantasy films many of which have become definitive works and high water marks of their respective genres.
Now, as a gift to the legion of rabid Empire fans out there, Band and Full Moon (in collusion with Shout! Factory) will release The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection, a massive limited edition collection (only 600 are being produced) featuring 18 films on 15 discs packaged in a stunning, sturdy and elegant black collectors box adorned with a collage of original Empire poster art. Inside there will be an exclusive 24 page book as well.
Classic Empire films included in this set are:
METALSTORM (3-D version)
The Empire Pictures Blu-ray Collection ($ 250 US per unit) will be officially released on May 5th with a pre-sale going live on April 28th. These units will not be sold in stores and can only be purchased at www.FullMoonDirect.com. Yowza! Empire for life!
Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Tuesday, February 28, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: Criminal Minds Stars:Matthew Gray Gubler Location: Quixote Studio, Electronic Parkway, Los Angeles TV Series: Scorpion Stars: Katharine McPhee Location: Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita TV Series: NCIS: LA Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studio, Los Angeles Filming in Illinois TV Series: Empire Stars: Taraji P. Henson Location: 100 N Clark and 1560 N Kingsbury in Chicago TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Sophia Bush Location: Water Tower Place, Chicago Filming in New York TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Centre St and Chambers St, NYC TV Series: Quantico Stars: Priyanka Chopra Location: Silvercup Studios, Long Island City TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Movie: Bel Canto Stars: Julianne Moore Location: Alder Manor, Yonkers TV Series: Blacklist: Redemption Stars: Ryan Eggold Location: Broadway Stages, Glendale TV Series: The Americans Stars: Keri Russell Location: Railroad and Rose Ave, Staten Island Credit: @Cgreenstein17 TV Series: The Good Fight Stars: Christine Baranski Location: Hunter St, Court Square, Long Island City Credit: @LICCourtSquare, @XMelDNY TV Series: The Defenders Stars: Charlie Cox Location: Grumman Studios, Bethpage TV Series: Homeland..