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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Gets Titled: THE FORCE AWAKENS

If we needed another indication that we're building up to another rise/fall/rise story arc for the third of the Star Wars trilogies, this latest title certainly fits the bill.Announced today on the official site, the forthcoming film from Director J.J.... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Can You Make A Movie About The Han Solo Character, Or Not?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, five Han Solos walk into a bar. (Or a prison. And one of them is a tree, and quite a sweet one at that - not Han Solo-ish at all.) By the end of the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: HARRY POTTER Between This World And The Next

J.K. Rowling wrote a new short story set in the Harry Potter universe and posted it to Pottermore this week, which must have spiked password reminder requests for Pottermore by something like 10,000%. The story was an instance of my... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

LOOPER Director Rian Johnson To Write And Direct STAR WARS EPISODE VIII

Well, now, here's a little something for Star Wars fans to be excited about: With Episode VII still underway and future talk thus far largely centering on the one off spin off projects, word has broken that Disney and LucasFilm... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

STAR WARS VII Update: Josh Trank To Direct Stand-Alone. Also: What's An Aluminum Falcon?

Not surprisingly, news about all things Star Wars continues to escalate in frequency.First of all, there were yet more photos leaked (allegedly) from the set of Episode VII, including what appeared to be such iconic ships as the X-Wing Fighter... More »
  

GODZILLA's Gareth Edwards Attached To STAR WARS Spin-off Movie

It certainly looks like Gareth Edwards' career is well on its way. THR is reporting that the director of Monsters and Godzilla is now attached to one of the three Star Wars spin-off movies. "Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I... More »
  

Hey, Toronto! Win A Double Pass To Catch A Rare Screening Of Roger Christian's BLACK ANGEL On The Big Screen With In-Person Q&A!

Okay, Toronto, here's a rare treat!Back in 1980 famed Star Wars art director Roger Christian made the move to the director's chair with a 25 minute short film titled Black Angel. George Lucas was enough of a fan of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Update: I Bent My Wookie

When we last chatted, there were few new rumours flying around, save for a sure shooting date. Hints have been dropped in the past about other "holy trilogy" characters making an appearance, and R2-D2 already seems all but confirmed.THR is... More »
  

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Update - Shooting Dates, Timelines, and More

It's been some time since there's been solid information about the latest film in the Star Wars series, but we've now received information directly from the studio itself. It's been more than a year since the big announcement that J.J. Abrams... More »
  

Disney Buys Rights To INDIANA JONES Films

Whip it good, for Variety is reporting that Disney has taken control of another beloved franchise in the form of the Indiana Jones series.While this isn't a super surprise, given last year's Lucasfilm deal that saw the rights to the... More »
  

J.J. Abrams & Lawrence Kasdan Are Now Writing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

The well for any real solid news on the next installment in the Star Wars saga has been very, very dry as of late. While rumors on casting have been flying this way and that, it's still proved to be... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Mega-Franchises And The Death Of The Producer, Starring Jerry Bruckheimer

I don't know that it came as any enormous surprise to see Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney part ways from their longstanding first-look deal last week; in addition to producing the Mouse House's year-defining bomb (The Lone Ranger), a disaster so... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Opening: DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER (Plus A Gallery Of 7 Lesser-Known Examples)

Opening in New York today at Cinema Village, Erik P. Sharkey's documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster considers the life and work of legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan, who is responsible for iconic images for Star Wars, Raiders... More »
  

7 Superior Sequels (And Some Runners-Up)

Sequels are generally maligned, and most of the time rightly so. If a movie has been financially successful you can count on the fact someone will want to start a franchise out of it, raking in more money out of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

7 Fantastic Computer Enabled Movie Battles

Occasionally I play video games like Medieval II: Total War or Supreme Commander, and whenever I see large scale battles being fought in real-time on my modest personal computer, I am reminded of the epic movies of the fifties and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

TTTT: Cruise at Earth's End: Watch it Spin Round to a Beautiful Oblivion

Hey, it's another TTTT column, where I, Jim Tudor, take you along on one of Tudor's Twitchin' Travel Tours! For this one, we leave the planet via bubbleship, only to return to to find it an abandoned post-apocalyptic wreck. That's... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

STAR WARS Ruminations: A Film A Year, Plus Chewbacca's Severed Head

Things have slowed down relatively speaking on the Star Wars front, with most of J.J.'s time spent prepping his second (and presumably final?) foray into the word of Star Trek.Still, there was some solid news confirmed today. At Cinemacon this... More »
  

STAR WARS Postquel Update - J.J. Starts To Talk

Well, we're finally getting a bit out of the director of the as-yet-untitled Episode 7 as he gears up to talk about that other Star Trek-amajig movie he's supposed to be promoting.The guys and gals at Empire probably made a... More »
  

STAR WARS Ruminations: The Princess Strikes Back with Carrie Fisher Returning

It's becoming less of a surprise, particularly when it became all but assured that Harrison Ford was going to reprise his role, that the other stars from the Original Trilogy would be coming back for one more go with the... More »
  

TIFF Next Wave Review: Droids, Dreams and Destiny Come Together In 5-25-77

Whether you were one of the first to see it back in '77, or whether you were born well after the pop-culture bomb built by the man named George Lucas blew sky high, chances are Star Wars has impacted your... More »
  
 
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