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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Debuts Teaser Trailer

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Lucasfilm and Disney premiered the first teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and it looks fantastic. But I’m biased since I’ll eat up anything related to the iconic space opera franchise.

The events of the stand-alone story take place before 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. It follows a wayward band of Rebel fighters who come together to carry out a desperate mission: to gather intel for the first Death Star being built before it can be used to enforce the Emperor’s rule.

Felicity Jones plays a forger and thief named Jyn Erso. Joining her are Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Genevieve O’Reilly. The latter reprises the role of Mon Mothma, leader of the Rebel Alliance. The character appeared in Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story storms into theaters on December 16. Get your first look at the Gareth Edwards-directed (Godzilla) flick below.

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I totally forgot how much I love this song and how good this music video. Over a year ago, Katy Perry‘s “The One That Got Away” music video was released and only just now has the unseen director’s cut been leaked/released.

The original video is just under 5-minutes, while this one is about 7-minutes long. There’s an extended opening scene and extended ending in this version that’s worth checking out. As you may recall in the original, Perry plays both the young and old version of herself in this video. We see flashbacks of her falling in love with the man of her dreams (played by Diego Luna), while cutting back to a present day “old lady” version of her.

As I mentioned when writing about Katy Perry being honored as the Billboard Woman of the Year for 2012, Katy has the ability to inspire and she does such a fantastic job of telling stories through her music and really connecting with people through her music. This video and song was a perfect example of that.

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In Katy Perry‘s new music video, she sings and tells a story about “The One That Got Away,” playing both the young and old version of herself. We see flashbacks of her falling in love with the man of her dreams (played by Diego Luna), while cutting back to a present day “old lady” version of Katy Perry.

You can’t help but feel for this woman who looks back on the love she lost a long time ago. Something about a story like this that just breaks my heart. It’s kind of comparable to how I felt when watching the old woman in “Titanic” and the tearjerking love story on “The Notebook“.

I don’t want to spoil what happens in this story as to why “old” Katy Perry is left alone in the end. You’ll just have to watch below to see for yourself. The video is an excellent compliment to the song.

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If you have been missing Will Ferrell in the movie circuit recently, have no fear. He stars in the upcoming Spanish telenovela, Casa de Mi Padre which translated in English is House of My Father. Here is the premise.

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell), has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiance, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).

The trailer looks like it has potential to be really great although I can’t decide if it is supposed to be funny, dramatic or action packed. Maybe a little dabble of all three? The concept of Will Ferrell in a Spanish film intrigues me enough to want to go and see it.

Check out the “Casa de Mi Padre” trailer after the jump.

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