Matt Ferguson Star Wars Print Set

Bottleneck Gallery, in association with ACME Archives, has teamed up with artist Matt Ferguson on a new Star Wars original trilogy print set. The good news is that it is being released in a timed edition, which means you’ll have the opportunity to buy it within a 24-hour window and won’t lose out like many of those limited edition releases. Below, find out how and where you can buy this Matt Ferguson Star Wars print set.

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Return of the Jedi Creatures

Jabba the Hutt is 35 years young and he’s never looked better than he did as a one-ton puppet in Return of the Jedi. Weight like that is precisely what so many other CG characters since 1983 have lacked. As Solo: A Star Wars Story rules the box office, it’s worth remembering that the original Star Wars trilogy wrapped up this same time three and a half decades ago.

Return of the Jedi has a lot going for it, but it often suffers by comparison to A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Even David Fincher, who got his start working at Industrial Light & Magic on Return of the Jedi, seems to find the movie less interesting. He referred to it as the “one with all the creatures,” and the movie still is the zenith of creature effects work in the Star Wars franchise. On that front, it remains unassailable even as advances in motion capture technology have given us more and more highly expressive characters in Hollywood films.

Let’s take a look back at what made Return of the Jedi so special and what future Star Wars movies can possibly learn from its unforgettable alien line-up.

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/Answers: Our Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Moments

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. In this week’s edition, we’re celebrating the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by fondly recalling our favorite Star Wars movie moments, the individual beats or reveals or lines of dialogue that stand out above all else for us. Read More »

Return of the Jedi Honest Trailer

This weekend brings the next installment of the Star Wars saga with Mark Hamill returning to the role he originated for the first time over 40 years ago. But before that, let’s flashback to the time Mark Hamill returned as Luke Skywalker in 1983, as a full blown Jedi.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi is the third chapter in the original Star Wars trilogy, and while there’s a lot to like, there’s also a lot to be upset about. The folks at Honest Trailers lean into the goofy, family friendly nonsense that George Lucas inserted into the franchise and continued with when he returned to Star Wars with the prequel trilogy.

Watch the Return of the Jedi Honest Trailer below. Read More »

/Answers: The Best Movie Vehicles

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Cars 3, asks “What is your favorite vehicle from the movies?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. This week, we are also joined by Cars 3 director Brian Fee and writers Kiel Murray, Scott Morse, Bob Peterson, and Mike Rich.

If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie vehicle, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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captain Rex in Return of the Jedi

Star Wars Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni seemingly confirmed at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 that Captain Rex, a character we first met in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is also around in 1983’s Return of the Jedi. Let’s take a look at the evidence.

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/Film Ranks the ‘Star Wars’ Saga

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Hey…did you know that a new Star Wars movie came out a few days ago?

If the box office numbers are any indication, everyone reading this sentence found some time to check out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story over the weekend, which means that everyone reading this sentence probably has a Very Serious Opinion about the first standalone film in the sprawling universe George Lucas built nearly 40 years ago. And since this is the internet, there is only one thing to do now: rank all eight movies.

To ensure the validity and accuracy of this list, each member of the /Film team contributed their own personal ranking of all eight movies in the saga. The combined results are the most scientifically sound and tasteful Star Wars you are reading at this very moment. You. Are. Welcome.

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star wars original trilogy re-release

It’s a shame that there’s an entire generation of movie fans who haven’t had the chance to see the original Star Wars trilogy on the big screen. Even in their modified “special edition” versions, they’re a magical theatrical experience. You haven’t really seen Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi until you’ve seen them projected while surrounded by fellow fans.

Now, the Alamo Drafthouse is bringing the the Star Wars trilogy back into theaters as part of a special and very limited engagement. The beloved movie theater chain is sponsoring a “roadshow” that will return these classics into theaters in twenty venues across the United States this August. And since this is the Drafthouse, these won’t be ordinary screenings.

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return of the jedi

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is almost upon us and you know what that means… it’s time to revisit the rest of the Star Wars saga for the thousandth time (give or take a few viewings). To get through the final days leading up the biggest movie geek event of the past decade, we’re dedicating each day this week to one of the other six Star Wars movies. It’s time to chat about what we love about each movie and what we don’t love. It’s time to bring up the common nitpicks and the most beloved scenes, the tiny little details we love and the the concepts that don’t get enough attention.

Consider this your invitation to use the comments section below as a catch-all for any kind of Star Wars conversation you desire. This week is for you. The fan. Enjoy it.

Previously we’ve looked back at The Phantom MenaceAttack of the ClonesRevenge of the SithA New Hope, and The Empire Strikes BackToday’s subject: Return of the Jedi.

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Cool Posts From Around the Web:

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Victory? Victory you say? Master Obi-Wan, not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun Star Wars Bits has. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Full Disney Infinity 3.0 game will be available for Apple TV.
  • Latest box office predictions for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • New art from Gallery 1988’s The Art Awakens show.
  • Slave Leia merchandise is going up in price on eBay.
  • A cool flask made out of Han Solo’s trademark pistol.
  • Adam Relf‘s impressive The Force Awakens poster.
  • New details on The Big Bang Theory‘s upcoming Star Wars episode.
  • The Force Awakens preview hitting Disney Channel on Thursday.
  • Awards season voters won’t see The Force Awakens early.

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