Last year, Volkswagen took viewers willingly to the dark side — using a Star Wars reference in a car commercial and actually making us like it. This year, VW has done it again by releasing a teaser for its upcoming Super Bowl commercial, except this time the force is with... an army of pooches? who let the dogs out? >> Posted 01.20.12 by reelz
Writer/director/producer George Lucas gave the world two of the most thrilling and imaginative franchises in movie history with Star Wars and Indiana Jones. But despite legions of devoted fans and six of the ten highest-grossing sci-fi pictures of all time, he recently told Jon Stewart that he expected his life to turn out much differently than it has.
Lucas appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his new book, George Lucas's Blockbusting, but spent most of the segment discussing Star Wars. Stewart opened the segment by chiding Lucas about a few plot holes — such as Luke and Leia Skywalker growing up under the nose of the Emperor and the Empire without being detected — and asked Lucas how he feels when fans criticize his work. Lucas commented, "Life is duality," and pointed out that there are now three generations of Star Wars fans who enjoy different parts of the overall mythology, from the original trilogy to the new trilogy to the Clone Wars animated series.
It's a work of fiction. It's a metaphor. It's not real. And, therefore, you can either like it or not like it ... whatever.
A recent rumor has Lucas planning an all-new trilogy, this time in 3-D, and there has been talk of a fifth Indiana Jones movie, but Lucas said that he is "having fun now doing television," referring to Clone Wars, saying that it is "a lot more goofy and fun" than making movies. Posted 01.07.10 by BrentJS
File this one in the "We'll Believe It When We See It" category, but MarketSaw is saying an "absolutely connected," "trusted source" has let slip that, in addition to re-releasing the entire 6-part Star Wars trilogy in 3-D, George Lucas is planning on creating a new trilogy of Star Wars movies, filmed entirely in 3-D.
The article goes on to claim that Lucas is only interested in producing the trilogy, not directing, and that he may tap his friend Steven Spielberg, or perhaps Francis Ford Coppola, to helm one or all of the films.
Again, we'll believe it when we see it. Posted 10.22.09 by BrentJS
The critically maligned CG-animated spinoff Star Wars: The Clone Wars leads this week's crop of new DVD releases. Also debuting on DVD today: Japanese horror legend Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django, featuring a cameo from Quentin Tarantino; the romantic comedy The Perfect Holiday, starring Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and Queen Latifah; and country singer Toby Keith's little-seen comedy Beer for My Horses.
Our DVD pick of the week is Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Pick up the Blu-ray version and experience Guillermo del Toro's supernatural action-comedy epic as it was meant to be seen: in sparkling hi-def. Check out the bonus featurette Hellboy: In Service of the Demon for a behind-the-scenes look at how del Toro and his crew created the multitude of monsters that inhabit Hellboy's strange universe. Then you'll understand why Peter Jackson gave him the Hobbit gig. Posted 11.11.08 by reelz
Star Wars fans (and prettymuch everyone else) may have roundly rejected the recent animated flick StarWars: The Clone Wars, but they've shown plenty of love for thevideogame Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, snapping up overa million copies in its first five days of release. While TFU'sgameplay has received mixed reviews, its storyline, revolving around DarthVader's secret apprentice and the hunt for the last of the Jedi, has beenlauded as the saga's best in over a decade (which, given its recent track record, isn't the toughestaccomplishment).
The L.A. Times' "HeroComplex" blog today posted an interesting article discussing thepossibility of The Force Unleashed being made into a majormotion picture. Given Lucasfilm's penchant for exploiting anything andeverything Star Wars-related to its fullest profit-makingpotential, don't be surprised to see some iteration of the story make the leapto the big screen in the near future. Let's just hope that this time GeorgeLucas resists the urge to add any flamboyantly effeminate Hutts or relentlesslyannoying Padawans to its cast of characters. Posted 09.23.08 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Tropic Thunder ||$26.0M ||$26.0M ||Stiller and Co. deliver enough yucks to dethrone Batman. |
|The Dark Knight ||$16.7M ||$471.4M ||Knight serves up double whammy to Lucas, toppling Clone Wars opening and simultaneously passing original Star Wars on all time list. |
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars ||$15.5M ||$15.5M ||Despite a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, Star Wars fans proven gluttons for punishment once again. |
|Mirrors ||$11.1M ||$11.1M ||Even Jack Bauer can't save this lame horror retread. |
|Pineapple Express ||$10.0M ||$62.9M ||These stoners keep on rollin'. |
Source: BOX OFFICE MOJO Posted 08.17.08 by reelz
It's been a long an arduous decade for the Star Wars faithful. Disappointment upon disappointment with nary a glimmer of hope in that galaxy "Far, far away."
Making fun of Spock ears and William Shatner's terrible acting used to be tough to combat for a Trekkie, but with J.J. Abrams looking to offer Star Trek a respectable reboot, the coolness factor of these mega-popular fan franchises is quickly shifting.
Is Clone Wars the savior the Lucas faithful have been waiting for? Come on, be reasonable. Is it at least decent? Read on through our full Star Wars: The Clone Wars review to find out. Posted 08.15.08 by reelz
While George Lucas' Star Wars prequels proved successful at the box office, many fans complained that episodes One through Three were too light on action and too heavy on expositional dialogue and political wrangling. Director Dave Filoni promises this won't be the case with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, his animated addition to the fabled sci-fi saga.
"The Clone Wars movie, at the end of the day, has a lot of action," Filoni explained to me today at Comic-Con. "The action sequences kind of tie it all together and the story moves through the big battle scenes. It's very fast-paced. I know the live-action (Star Wars) movies are pretty fast-paced, but the prequels were kind of longer feeling than the old-style movies. There's more of a serialized feeling in A New Hope or Empire Strikes Back...the Clone Wars are a little bit more in that classic sensibility where the story moves quickly, it's faster-paced and the characters kind of develop on the go."
"The movie will surprise (fans) because many, many things blow up," he joked. "We kind of start off in that grand tradition of Star Wars...and then we move on from there and broaden into a whole bunch of different tales." Posted 07.25.08 by reelz
Lucasfilm today released the first theatrical trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the new 3-D animated flick slated for release on August 15th. Little of the plot is revealed in the two-minute clip, save for a few tidbits about a kidnapping plot involving Jabba the Hutt's son. Which means, of course, that Jabba found a way to procreate -- an unsettling fact that leaves all of us to wonder just how something like that could possibly have occurred. Let's hope that Clone Wars' story, which bridges the gap between episodes II and III of the Star Wars saga, leaves out that unpleasant detail.
The new clip showcases Star Wars: The Clone Wars' interesting animation style and abundance of new characters -- both of which are likely to spur furious speculation in the fanboy community. Are the characters too "video game" in appearance? And just who exactly are all of those folks wielding red lightsabres? New Sith recruits? Check out the Clone Wars trailer over at Yahoo Movies and let us know what you think. Posted 05.09.08 by reelz
Warner Bros. has announced that the trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars will debut across five Turner Networks simultaneously tomorrow, May 8th at 7:58 pm.
The networks airing the trailer will include Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, CNN and Boomerang. This will be followed by the theatrical debut of the trailer and a new poster (see top left) on May 9th.
You can check out a larger version of the poster above as well as a new image on our Clone Wars page! Posted 05.07.08 by reelz