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A few hours ago I saw a new Star Wars film. This wasn't ever something I had planned for. We always knew, back in '80, that there were three untold episodes. The connective tissue was there to tell Annikin's... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Destroy All Monsters: The STAR WARS Prequel Films Aren't The Worst Movies Ever Made, Just The Most Disappointing

As we approach the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I've been noodling the idea of writing some sort of defense of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. If stirring up the comments section is an objective of any "think... More »
By Matt Brown   

Disney To Release Lucas-inspired STRANGE MAGIC In January

With Big Hero 6 currently in cinemas, Disney is raking in the dough as usual, and more is expected when Into The Woods will be released in December. But what's the House with the Mouse planning after that? A surprise,... More »
By Ard Vijn   

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   

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT and HFR, Part 2 - The Journey Continues

Just over a year ago, I wrote an article trying to delve into the vagaries of the form of cinematic presentation that Peter Jackson chose for his Hobbit trilogy. At the time, there was already much consternation and gnashing of... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Destroy All Monsters: Kneel Before VOD

About two weeks have passed since George Lucas and Steven Spielberg announced their considered opinion that the Hollywood film industry as we know it is about to implode. We've been arguing the same thing on my podcast for years, so... More »
By Matt Brown   

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 »
By Sean Smithson   

STAR WARS Ruminations: Post-Postquels Confirmed, Top 10 Characters For Solo Movies

Since last we checked in on all things Star Wars-ian, we've had a couple more confirmations about what had been rumoured since the deal initially went through, and some more details about the J.J.-as-director madness.When asked back in December, Abrams... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Star Wars Postquel Update: JJ Abrams =IS= Directing Episode 7

The rumour is now confirmed - J.J. Abrams is the director for Star Wars Episode 7. Scroll below for the full press release...Consider this very much rumour / bantha fodder at this stage, but The Wrap has semi-convincingly laid out... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: STAR WARS, Kurosawa, and a Galaxy to be Explored

Today a rumor - since denied by the man himself - hit that Zack Snyder, he of 300, Watchmen and the upcoming Man of Steel projects, is set to direct one of the offshoot Star Wars films.  Though Snyder says... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: Disney, STAR WARS, and a New Hope

"This will be a day long remembered..." The pithy quotes and snide, snarky tweets came fast and furious yesterday as we received the bombshell news: Lucasfilm is now part of Disney, and there will be (at least) three more Star... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: LOOPER, Eco, and a Constellation of Clichés

In one of Looper's most delicious scenes, two versions of the same lead character are discussing the vagaries of time travel. When asked to explain how the technology works, "old" Joe deadpans a response to deflect the question, stating that... More »
By Jason Gorber   


Let's get all the preconceptions on the table, shall we? I get it, most of a certain age despise the inelegantly titled STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE - THE PHANTOM MENACE. It managed for many to deflate decades of pent-up expectation... More »
By Jason Gorber