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San Francisco and Chicago vie to house the George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum

Imagine the chance to visit a museum dedicated to STAR WARS. Sure, there have been displays of memorabilia and props from the films at museums over the years, but imagine the privately held belongings of the man who invented STAR WARS along with his countless other prized artistic and culturally relevant possessions in a single building dedicated to the arts? George Lucas has been...

Rian Johnson to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and possibly IX!

J.J. Abrams will set 'em up, but Rian Johnson will knock them down as the huge news has dropped that the LOOPER director will write and direct both STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII and EPISODE IX. Johnson is widely regarded as a science fiction fan and has shown a huge amount of potential in his debut film BRICK as well as last year's LOOPER. Shockingly, having J.J. leave the...

William Friedkin says studios make great filmmakers; glad 35mm is dead

William Friedkin will forever be known for crafting one of the best of the genre in THE EXORCIST, and was also more recently featured in our 'Best Movie You Never Saw' column with the masterfully directed SORCERER (check out the article here ). Friedkin has been playing it pretty low-key lately, having directed KILLER JOE (2011) and BUG (2006), respectively, but he still has a hell of...

The Best Movie You Never Saw: William Friedkin's Sorcerer

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at William Friedkin ’s SORCERER! THE STORY:...

Cool Videos: Star Wars in Alphabetical Order

Well, given J.J. Abrams ' earlier response to leaked Millennium Falcon photos , and the official announcement of Josh Trank has a director of a Star Wars spin-off flick , I figured I would just Star Wars the hell out of your day by bringing this to your attention; it's a video of Star Wars in alphabetical order.  That's right.  Someone took each and every line...

Cool Videos: What if David Lynch had directed Return of the Jedi?

A long, long time ago George Lucas approached David Lynch , who had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for THE ELEPHANT MAN in 1980, to helm RETURN OF THE JEDI . Lynch declined with "next door to zero interest" and went on to direct DUNE . If you already knew that, turn off the caps and don't be mad, I'm just reiterating the tale as it...

Rumor: Disney planning re-release of original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray

Consider this a rumor but one that seems highly likely to be true. Disney and Lucasfilm, riding high on the recently commenced filming of the latest STAR WARS movie, EPISODE VII, are planning to re-release the original trilogy in their unaltered glory, according to an intercepted email. Bleeding Cool claims the email indicates a VOD and Blu-ray re-issue of the STAR WARS trilogy, not...

Cool Videos: This is the ultimate anniversary present for any Star Wars fan

Every STAR WARS fan has dreamed about having the coolest toys, collectibles, and memorabilia from the iconic franchise. Hell, some fans go as far as to design their own "working" lightsabers. But, like many fans, the one thing I always wanted was a Millennium Falcon. I don't mean a toy, replica, or even the cool LEGO model. I mean a real spaceship. Forget the X-wing or Slave-1, I...

George Lucas had an alternate sequel in mind if Star Wars had not been a hit

I have always been a fan of learning "what if" stories behind some of my favorite movies. Whether it be lost director's cut or a planned project that never took off, all of these could have been movies are fascinating to learn about. One movie I had no clue almost never happened was THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. STAR WARS fans have come to embrace EMPIRE as the best of all the films in the...

George Lucas tells film students to not "get enamored with technology"

In what may strike some as being funny in the most literal sense of the word, George Lucas encouraged film students at USC to not become reliant on technology when it comes to filmmaking. Yes, the man who famously founded a special effects company that has innovated film technology for decades (Industrial Light & Magic) cautioned the future directors and filmmakers. On the occassion...

First promos for Star Wars: Rebels show off some characters and action

More and more is being revealed about the new STAR WARS animated series, Star Wars: Rebels, be it through behind-the-scenes videos, posters , or new toy images , but today we have our first proper promo spots for the upcoming show, which is set to debut on Disney XD in the fall. The two new spots highlight some of the new characters, settings, and locales that are set to appear in the...

I Want That: New Star Wars: Rebels LEGO sets and action figures!

Yep, it's another Lego set (and a few action figures)! Hey, it's not my fault if Lego keeps coming out with cool shit! Toy Fair 2014 takes place this weekend, which promises to reveal a ton of super cool geek toys and merchandise and it wouldn't be the same without some STAR WARS reveals. The only difference is now we're actually getting new characters and vehicles that are new to...
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