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Jar Jar Binks actor wishes that Lucas would have killed the character off

Love him or loath him, the Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks is still alive and well as a member of the on-going interstellar saga. Since the release of STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE, the well-meaning yet bumbling Gungan outcast has remained as one of the most divisive players to ever contribute to the legendary space opera. Recently, Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed...
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11.08.2017
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George Lucas' daughter may have cost Joseph Fiennes the role of Obi-Wan

It's hard to imagine anyone other than Ewan McGregor playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the STAR WARS prequel trilogy, but at one point, the role could very well have gone to Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale). While speaking with The Wrap about his most memorable audition story, Fiennes revealed that the final audition for the role of Obi-Wan in STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE...
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05.24.2017
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Spoiler: Wesa know what happened to Jar Jar Binks

**Spoilers for the book STAR WARS: AFTERMATH: EMPIRE'S END** Take a look at any lists of the most despised fictional characters in all of creation and Jar Jar Binks is somewhere on that list. It’s been almost twenty years since he made his debut in THE PHANTOM MENACE , but fans are still throwing knives at pictures of him taped to their door. But aside from a few...
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02.17.2017
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Star Wars Special

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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12.16.2015
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The Movie Drinking Game - Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

Grab your favorite galactic brew and get ready to get sloshed with The Movie Drinking Game, this time taking you to a galaxy, far, far away with Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace. While we're all gearing up to celebrate the release of THE FORCE AWAKENS, we can make good use of the least favorite of the entire series with this video and a few six packs. If the lightsabers...
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12.15.2015
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Exclusive Cool Video: Top 5 Star Wars prequel trilogy mistakes

With STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hitting theaters this week (!!!), it should come as no surprise that Luke Ryan's latest Top Five Movie Mistakes video is all about the biggest ones from the much-maligned prequel trilogy. This is more about technical goofs you may have missed such as digital beards and missing canes, so you won't find things like Jar Jar Binks, killing Darth...
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12.14.2015
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Top 10 Best Moments From The Star Wars Prequels

With just a month to go until we finally see whether STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS can reclaim the wonder and excitement of George Lucas' original trilogy, we should reflect on the three most recent epics set in a galaxy far, far away. The prequels are three films widely hated by many STAR WARS fans but still feature some truly great moments that expanded the fictional universe and provided some...
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11.20.2015
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Annie, are you okay? Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks

1999's STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE had a trade federation starship-load of problems, but the easiest to pinpoint is that of the CG character, Jar Jar Binks. Ahmed Best ended up portraying (arguably) the most hated character of the franchise, so it's hard to imagine things being much worse. Much to my surprise, we may have dodged a lazer. Speaking with Vice, Best...
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07.24.2015
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Our Favorite Movie Easter Eggs: Star Wars, Dead Silence, Tangled and more!

These days, part of the fun of watching a movie in theaters or at home with the ability to freeze frames, is finding the  Easter eggs hidden within. For the history buffs out there, the origin of the cinematic Easter egg dates back to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW . Supposedly one day on the set, the cast decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt, as you do, but some of the...
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01.23.2015
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Natalie Portman says Star Wars: Episode I almost ruined her career

Natalie Portman 's career survived STAR WARS, but the actress wasn't quite sure it was going to turn out that way. Portman has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed performers of her generation and has won numerous awards, including Best Actress for Darren Aronofsky 's BLACK SWAN. Still, it came very close in her estimation to not being a happy ending and she can point fingers at...
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12.18.2014
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The UnPopular Opinion: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Almost a year ago, I defended STAR WARS: EPISODE I -...
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08.27.2014
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Cool Videos: Honest Trailer for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE disappointed most STAR WARS fans when it was released, however STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES really isn't any better than the first film. With the main cast for J.J. Abrams ' STAR WARS: EPISODE VII announced last week , Screen Junkies decided it was time to do an Honest Trailer for the second movie in the series....
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05.07.2014
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