Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
J.J. Abrams is being careful not to give too much away about the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, but there are a few things we can assume just by virtue of the fact that it’s a Star Wars movie. For example, it’s safe to say it won’t look anything like this delightful Star Wars musical parody.
Which is a real shame, because Star Wars: The Musical demonstrates that Disney tunes and lightsaber battles actually go together like peanut butter and bananas: They may not be the most intuitive combination, but they’re a damn good one. After the jump, watch Luke, Han, Leia, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and more sing their way through the plot of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back has been voted the greatest movie of all time in a poll conducted by the British film publication Empire Magazine. More than 250,000 film fans voted in this latest poll, resulting in a list of the 301 greatest movies of all time. When the poll was last conducted six years ago in 2008 with 10,200 voters, The Godfather took the top honors. This year the Star Wars sequel displaced the Francis Ford Coppola adaptation for the top spot. Who else did Empire Strikes Back beat for the top slot? How has the list changed in the last six years? Find out after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
It should come as a surprise to no one that Damon Lindelof adored George Lucas from a young age, but now he also has the photo to prove it. Also after the jump:
- Star Wars Episode VII might shoot in Ireland
- Daniel Radcliffe and John Noble want to join Star Wars
- Watch a book trailer for The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars prequel storyboards offer a peek at what could have been
- Hasbro announces Angry Birds Star Wars action figures
- Read an oral history of Star Wars at the Coronet Theatre
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1A4 Studio is back at it again, and this time they’re going to a galaxy, far, far away. The black and white animation team who’ve made “Speedruns” of The Matrix and Back to the Future have now tackled one of, if not the most beloved films of all time: George Lucas’ Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. They’ve animated the entire 1977 classic in 60 seconds. It’s fantastic. Check it out below. Read More »
You always remember the first moment you fall in love with an artist’s work. The first time you watch a movie or listen to an album and realize, “I’m going to follow this person for years to come.” That moment happened for me with artist Andrew DeGraff on July 9, 2010 at the opening of Gallery 1988′s fourth Crazy 4 Cult show.
In that show, DeGraff had a huge series of pieces featuring the distinctive outfits of each member of The Goonies, all framed around what appeared to be a treasure map. However, the more you looked at the map, you realized this wasn’t just a map. It was the movie. The work featured all the film’s locations linked by dotted lines of how each character weaved their way through the film. It was (and remains) amazing. Since then, the illustrator has done similar work at the gallery for Shaun of the Dead, North by Northwest and now, he’s created some new maps for his upcoming two person show with fellow artist Bennett Slater.
Andrew DeGraff & Bennett Slater’s gallery show opens Saturday January 5th at Gallery 1988 Melrose in Los Angeles and we’re proud to debut DeGraff’s maps for the original Star Wars trilogy: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Check them out, as well as some beautiful paintings by Slater, after the jump. Read More »
One of the biggest fan questions surrounding Disney’s purchase of LucasFilm has been answered. While Disney now owns the rights to the Star Wars universe and all future films going forward, 20th Century Fox has retained the rights to the first six movies. The original film, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, is theirs forever, and they’ll own the final five films, Episodes I-III, V and VI, through May 2020. This makes the fan dream of releasing the original, unedited trilogy box set very difficult. Read more after the jump. Read More »
We all know Star Wars so well that whenever there’s a new interpretation or spin, it’s always kind of fun. When that new interpretation features some of the most famous and recognizable voice actors in the world reading the entire script interchanging characters and dialogue with some of their own, it’s really, really fun.
That’s what happened earlier this year at Emerald City Comic Con as some of the best known voice actors in the world read the script of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope as different characters throughout their careers. The full video is after the jump and it features Billy West (Crank Yankers, Ren & Stimpy, Futurama), Tara Strong (Rugrats, Powerpuff Girls, My Little Pony), Maurice LaMarche (Inspector Gadget, Transformers, Futurama), John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time, Boondocks), Kevin Conroy (Batman, Adventure Time), Jess Harnell (Pixar, Transformers) and Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pinky & The Brain). Read More »
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After seven years away from theaters, Star Wars comes back to the big screen this weekend. Of course, it’s not a new movie or even an original re-release. Instead it’s what’s generally considered one of the worst of the bunch, converted into an experience many people hate. I refer, of course, to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D and if one good thing comes of this re-release, it means George Lucas has to come out and answer questions. (Of course, he did this for Red Tails too but focused more on his upcoming career and Hollywood controversy.)
In an interview Lucas did with The Hollywood Reporter he offers what I think is the most plausible and straightforward answer he’s ever given as to why he changed the Greedo/Han Solo scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Read the quotes and agree or disagree after the break. Read More »