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Exclusive Cool Video: Han Solo's "I know" response works in any movie

One of the best lines from the original Star Wars trilogy was Han Solo's totally boss response to Princess Leia's "I love you" in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. The original scene had Harrison Ford saying "I love you too," but as I'm sure most of you know, the actor and director Irvin Kershner didn't like it, so Ford changed the line to "I...

The live-read of The Empire Strikes Back has cast its sexy Han Solo and Leia

A few nights ago I shared with you information regarding Jason Reitman ’s upcoming live-read of Irvin Kershner ’s THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK script. If you’re not familiar, it’s basically when he gets some great talent to read an awesome script live on stage for one night only. The cast for STAR WARS so far includes: Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, J.K....

A live-read of The Empire Strikes Back includes Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker

Jason Reitman has been doing a series of live-reads at LACMA for the last few years; these one-time performances have included classic scripts like AMERICAN BEAUTY and THE GRADUATE. Something tells me however that his latest venture will bring his great series some serious attention as he’s headed to a whole other galaxy. Reitman has chosen THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and a few...

Cool Videos: The Empire Strikes Back in this new modern-day trailer

The movie trailer has changed over the years and nothing's more evident of that fact than taking a film from yesteryear and slapping a new coat of trailer paint on it. Today's model is THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Cameron Arrigioni cut a new trailer for the film and music that sounds like it's been ripped straight from a Christopher Nolan film is just the start.  The...

Cool Videos: A shot-for-shot remake of The Empire Strikes Back by 480 fans

Maybe it was naive of me to be surprised that there are so many fan made versions of STAR WARS that you could piece them together to make on feature length version. Of course there are! People put so much time, effort, resources, and even finances into showing off how much they love Star Wars in the way of their own fan-made movie. It’s good to know that their efforts are not...

I Want That: Commander Skywalker and Tauntaun sixth scale figures!

Ah, Sideshow, how you steal all my money! Chances are you may have a few extra bucks after the holiday season and you're burning up inside to buy something awesome (or pay the rent...decisions, decisions). If you're looking to add to your collection of pop culture collectibles and happen to love Star Wars, particularly THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, then this is your bag, I assure you....

Black Angel, the long lost short shown with The Empire Strikes Back, is coming to Netflix and iTunes in 2014

Back at the end of 2012, news came that Roger Christian 's long lost short film BLACK ANGEL has been found. Newly restored, the short premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival last week and will now be getting a full digital release via Netflix and iTunes in 2014. The film was long thought lost until the negative was re-discovered recently. Only those who saw the original...

Cool Videos: Original teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Anyone ready to travel back to 1980? No, I haven't acquired a time machine but watching this teaser trailer for STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK takes me back. Here's the description from the official Youtube page for STAR WARS: Watch the original teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, which is notable for featuring solely concept art by Ralph McQuarrie but...

Joss Whedon says the ending to The Empire Strikes Back was a "terrible idea"

Fanboy Rage: Commence! Despite being a lifelong fan of the STAR WARS franchise, Joss Whedon has no plans to direct any of the forthcoming sequels due to his commitment to Marvel and THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. But that doesn't mean the outspoken filmmaker and geek idol can't share his opinion on the series he grew up loving. In fact, Whedon will go so far as to criticize the film...

The directorial debut of Roger Christian that played before Empire Strikes Back, Black Angel has been found

Let's go back to 1980 when STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK was first relased in theaters. Now let's get location specific. For those who lived in Europe and Australia and went to see the film, you were most likely treated with a short film that opened before the main course called BLACK ANGEL. This short was the directorial debut of STAR WARS art director Roger Christian with...
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