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Exclusive: Behind the scenes of Lucasfilm talking Star Wars! Part Two!

If you read yesterday's report from Lucasfilm and Skywalker Ranch , you know the basic gist: George Lucas had a kids only junket for STAR WARS, EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D. Being that I have a kid - and one that loves STAR WARS - we flew off to Marin to see what it was all about. Yesterday, I shared the interview's my son conducted on camera with Sound Engineer, Matthew Wood...

Exclusive: Behind the scenes of Lucasfilm talking Star Wars!

In my 11-plus years at JoBlo.com, I had never once been invited to the vaunted Skywalker Ranch and frankly, few have. But last month, I got an invite that would include my first trip to the Ranch, plus a tour of Lucasfilm with just one caveat: kids only. George Lucas, while out promoting RED TAILS and now STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D, has made no secret of the fact...

Review: The Innkeepers

PLOT - A man and a young girl are working the last night at a rural Connecticut inn with a spooky past. They determine to find out if there really are any ghosts living at the hotel before the place shuts down for good. REVIEW - Writer/Director Ti West, after only a few films, has developed a very distinctive style for himself and that style is very much on display in his...

Exclusive: Willem Dafoe will track you down on this new poster for The Hunter!

I love some Willem Dafoe and by all accounts, his upcoming film, THE HUNTER, is his best performance in years. The film premiered to rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival and will be coming your way this spring via Magnolia Pictures. What's the haps? THE HUNTER is the story of Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary sent into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger...

Review: Chronicle

PLOT: Three high school seniors find themselves suddenly bestowed with superhero-like powers. Unlike most superheroes, they use this power not for saving people, but for having fun. They pull pranks, impress girls and go on flying joyrides. As they test their newfound powers, they become close friends...until one of them begins to lose control. REVIEW : Found footage films have...

The 2012 Oscar nominations!

This morning at 8:30am EST/5:30am PST, the nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be announced in Hollywood. Former Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence will join Tom Sherak, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to announce the winners and we've got a live feed from the event that you can watch below. Once the nominees are announced in full,...

Exclusive: Check the brutal action in this red band clip from The Raid!

Action-thriller THE RAID played to packed houses at the Toronto Film Festival and promptly took those houses and blew the roofs off of them, winning the Midnight Madness award. Sony Pictures Classics quickly snatched up the rights and will unleash the US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight. To give you a sense of what you're in for and to celebrate the premiere, we're happy...

Exclusive: A look at Haywire's butt-kicking babe Mallory Kane!

January is usually the month reserved for movies that aren't, well, any good. Which is why I'm doubly looking forward to Steven Soderbergh's HAYWIRE. Friend Jordan Hoffman already called the film the first great superhero movie of 2012, and judging from what I've seen, it looks like Gina Carano, as Mallory Kane, might be able to take Black Widow in a fight. (Let that visual sink in...

And you thought Jack and Jill was bad? Grown Ups 2 set for 2013...

Over at the Digital Dorm today, they're debating which is the funniest Adam Sandler movie , BILLY MADISON or HAPPY GILMORE. Sadly for Sandler, that's about where the funny ended. His most recent film, JACK AND JILL, should sweep the Razzies and now he's looking to sequelize his other worst film. Coming Soon is reporting that Sony Pictures has set a July 12, 2013 release date for GROWN...

Green Lantern team bringing Green Arrow to the small screen

Say what you will about GREEN LANTERN. Seriously, say what you will. It was horrible and it deserves any and all of your derision. But that is not stopping the creative team behind the film from sinking their teeth into a new "green" superhero adaptation. Writers Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim have signed on to write and produce a TV series based on the popular (?) DC superhero...

Check out the trailer for Wes Anderson's next Moonrise Kingdom

The trademarks are all there. MOONRISE KINGDOM looks very much like every other Wes Anderson movie and yet somehow looks all its own and very much like a movie to see in 2012. I can't imagine, if you're not a fan of Anderson's particular aesthetic, that you'd all the sudden warm to MOONRISE, but if you at any time enjoyed a Wes Anderson film, I think you'll enjoy this. MOONRISE is...

SXSW announces Cabin in the Woods as its opening night film

While the rest of the film press prepares for their annual migration to Park City for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (including our own Chris Bumbray), I'm instead getting my bags packed for SXSW. Sure, it's a little early but it's so much damn fun at this festival. And today, SXSW has announced its Opening Night film and I'm even more excited. The Austin festival will mark the US...

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