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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 »

STAR WARS: Harrison Ford Rumored To Return As Han Solo

Harrison Ford was previously said to be "open" to the idea of returning as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII, and now a new rumor claims that he's locked and loaded for the picture. The report in November 2012... More »

In Memoriam: Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Stuart Freeborn (1914-2013)

The film world has lost one of the giants of movie makeup and creature design. Stuart Freeborn, whose credits go back to the 1930s, died earlier this week from a combination of ailments due to his age, according to The... More »

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 »

Lucasfilm Update: STAR WARS Prequels 3D Release "Postponed"

According to the official Star Wars site:"Lucasfilm has decided to postpone this fall's scheduled release of Star Wars Episodes II and III in 3D. Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we... More »

Twitchvision: Talking PARKER, HANSEL & GRETEL, JJ and ARGO

In this week's episode of Twitchvision, I chatted with Scott Laurie about the abysmal Parker, the only slightly less abysmal Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, the "nerdgasm" felt by some when J.J. was announced as director of Episode 7, and... More »

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 »

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 »
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