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Blu-ray Review: MATEWAN Sticks Up For The Little Guy

The Criterion Collection rounds the corner on its final three-digit spine number (#999) this week with John Sayles' 1987 union drama, Matewan, before busting our collective eyeballs (and wallets) with spine #1000 -- the Godzilla boxed set -- which hits...

The Many Faces of James Earl Jones

This week sees the worldwide release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first in a series of stand-alone films taking place in the famed franchise's universe. According to our Jim Tudor it is quite good, and it has...

Destroy All Monsters: THE PHANTOM MENACE Started The Conversation On Fan Entitlement

We are in the midst of a renewed conversation about fandom's relationship with the properties they cherish. This is thanks in no small part to (of all things!) a white male internet dweeb proclaiming to all who would listen that...

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Alien From The STAR WARS Universe?

(What? Of course this is an alien, she's from another planet, ain't she?) So, yeah, Star Wars is happening again, and the hype is stronger than even I imagined, and I'm old enough to have seen this happen quite a...

Destroy All Monsters: "Our Lot In Life" - Droid Personhood In STAR WARS

Is BB-8 a boy? A girl? A non-gendered utility device? I don't know. And I'm off the internet through the release of The Force Awakens because honestly, I don't want to find out. I mentioned who was playing Captain Phasma...

Destroy All Monsters: The STAR WARS Prequel Films Aren't The Worst Movies Ever Made, Just The Most Disappointing

As we approach the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I've been noodling the idea of writing some sort of defense of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy. If stirring up the comments section is an objective of any "think...

STAR WARS: THE LEGO MOVIE Duo To Direct Han Solo, The Early Years, Anthology Film

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the directing duo behind The Lego Movie and the Jump Street films will direct a Star Wars anthology film focused on the adventures and misadventures of the young Han Solo. Star Wars alumi Lawrence Kasdan and...

Have Your Say: Which Actor/Actress Would You Like To Hop Into The STAR WARS Universe?

(Oi! The article is down here!) Yesterday, the biggest news was probably the announcement that Donnie Yen might be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII (mentioned here). Before that, there was much rejoicing when Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian...

STAR WARS: The Original Trilogy To Screen In China For The First Time

It is hard to imagine that there would be a place in this World where Star Wars has not screened other than imagining something archaic like, "Oh, I bet it hasn't been shown in the deepest Congo!" So color me surprised to find...

Have Your Say: What Does Your Ideal STAR WARS Movie Look Like?

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens much in the news, and speculation about other Star Wars films abound, let's have a bit of a thought experiment. With the universe apparently wide-open, instead of working up our (new) hopes we can...

Josh Trank No Longer Directing Second STAR WARS Anthology Film

THR is reporting that Josh Trank will not direct the second Stars Wars anthology film. "After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I'm making a personal decision to move forward...

Funny Commercials: Darth Vader And The Light Saber Pocky Sticks

Pocky, produced by the Glico Company, is a very popular brand of Japanese biscuit sticks with flavored coatings that has been sold since 1966. It comes in a large variety of flavors like chocolate, almond, strawberry, melon, banana, green tea,...

It's a Trap: STAR WARS Characters Sing CALL ME MAYBE

Ever since a bunch of Storm Troopers line-danced on the Donnie & Marie show, or Carrie Fisher bleated out the Main Theme during the '78 Holiday Special, there's been a level of kitsch surrounding the Star Wars Universe.That said, the...

5-25-77: STAR WARS Memories, and the Man Who Predicted Its Success

Thirty-five years ago today, Star Wars was released in theatres in the U.S., instantly striking a very popular chord as crowds lined up and waited for hours to see George Lucas' old-fashioned new-fangled space opera. I remember it well. A...

'What Forces Shape You?' - Amazing Posters For The STAR WARS Identities Exhibition!

Here is a collection of promotional posters for the upcoming STAR WARS Identities Exhibition, which I think are absolutely amazing! The exhibition is produced by Montreal's X3 Productions and will open in Montreal, Canada on April 19 and travel to...

Full Details Revealed For STAR WARS On Blu-ray. Star Wars Site Crashes, Details Very Lame. Original Trilogy Remains Compromised

After a bunch of bullshit on the official Star Wars page that crashed when it was supposed to be "revealing all", I managed to find the somewhat unimpressive looking details elsewhere on the web.  Unfortunately, it looks like we are...

Cue Anti-Lucas Ranting In 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

It features arguably the greatest Jedi ever put on film. It also features what is clearly the greatest Sith Lord ever put on film. And it's got Natalie Portman for eye candy. And yet it's still horrible. And, in many...

Don't Forget To Call Darth.

I'm a shitty brother who forgot to call his sister on her birthday earlier this week and still has not called to make up for that. But never again will I forget to call Darth Vader on any festive occasions...