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August 27, 2012

Two 3D Star Wars Reissues Coming in 2013 Opens in new window

We'll get those pesky prequels out of the way next year. More...

August 11, 2008

20 CGI Classics - From T2 to Batman Begins to WALL-E Opens in new window

We showcase 20 films which have employed Pixar's pioneering software RenderMan to create some of the last two decades' most visually-impressive movies. More...

July 23, 2008

Lucas Taking Star Wars 3-D? Opens in new window

According to DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, George Lucas is prepping 3-D versions of all six episodes in the Star Wars saga. More...

May 22, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Indiana Jones Set To Conquer Multiplexes Opens in new window

The summer movie season gets a big shot in the arm as the highly anticipated launch of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull kicks off the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend a day early with its Thursday bow. More...

February 12, 2008

George Lucas Bringing 3D Star Wars: The Clone Wars to Theaters Opens in new window

George Lucas' 3D CGI continuation of the Star Wars saga isn't just coming to television this fall -- the new series will kick-off this summer with a full-length theatrical release. More...

December 13, 2007

Jurassic Park T-Rex, Life-Sized Terminator, More Up For Auction Opens in new window

This Christmas, we're asking Santa for Sam Jackson's Star Wars: Episode III lightsaber, Neo's Matrix Reloaded coat, and a full scale T-800 Terminator 2 endoskeleton for that little nook in the foyer. See what else is up for sale at this year's Profiles in History auction! More...

October 17, 2007

Lucas Talks Star Wars TV Series Opens in new window

Three decades after taking theatrical audiences to a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas is preparing to bring the Star Wars universe to the small screen. More...

May 29, 2007

Trailer Bulletin: The Slick New "Clone Wars" Series! Opens in new window

We've been hearing about this half-hour animated "Clone Wars" series since right about the time that "Revenge of the Sith" hit the theaters. Now here's a trailer. More...

May 23, 2007

Lucasfilm Clarifies New "Star Wars" Projects Opens in new window

Fox's Roger Friedman was all sorts of confused when he announced that George Lucas was planning a pair of "Star Wars" TV movies, and now we have the official confirmation to prove it. More...

May 14, 2007

New "Star Wars" Documentary to Premiere on The History Channel Opens in new window

"Empire of Dreams" is the name of the "Star Wars" documentary that came in that 4-disc original trilogy box set -- and it was pretty much a fanboy's dream. (Let's just say I've watched it more than once.) Now it looks like The History Channel has something to add. More...

May 3, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Spidey Senses Tingling For a Record Opening Weekend Opens in new window

Will the friendly neighborhood webslinger reclaim the holy grail of the movie biz - the opening weekend box office record? More...

March 7, 2007

Lucas Update: Portman, "Star Wars," and "Indy 4" Opens in new window

Got a grab-bag of George Lucas news bits for you, including a final denial that Natalie Portman will appear in "Indiana Jones 4," plus a few new items on those long-discussed "Star Wars" TV projects. More...

October 6, 2006

16-Year-Old "Whale Rider" Star To Be A Mommy Opens in new window

Young Oscar-nominated actress Keisha Castle-Hughes, who starred in the lauded New Zealand drama "Whale Rider" at the tender age of 12, has announced that she's pregnant. "Whale Rider" came out in 2002, so if you do the math...the young mom-to-be is sixteen years old. But a very mature sixteen, they say. More...

August 17, 2006

Critical Consensus: "SOAP," "Material Girls" Not Screened; "Accepted" Denied; "Sunshine" Shines Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got snakes.... on a plane ("Snakes on a Plane," starring Samuel L. Jackson), slackers on a campus ("Accepted," starring Justin Long), and Duffs on the screen ("Material Girls," starring Hilary and Haylie Duff). What do the critics have to say? More...

August 11, 2006

Hayden Christensen "Jumps" Back into Sci-Fi Opens in new window

After playing Anakin Skywalker in "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith," Hayden Christensen was expected to fade out of the limelight and eventually become a really easy Trivial Pursuit question, but it looks like Doug Liman wants the guy to anchor his new action flick. More...

July 24, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Pirates" Passes $300M; "Lady" Stumbles Opens in new window

Johnny Depp made this weekend's four new releases walk the plank as his megablockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest became the first film of the year to spend three consecutive frames at number one and zoomed past the $300M mark in record time. More...

July 22, 2006

Comic-Con 2006: "Star Wars" TV Series; "Indiana Jones 4" Script; "Wonder Woman" Casting Info Opens in new window

Day 2 at Comic-Con is as hectic as Day 1. From the moment we arrived on the premise, it's usually a rush to get to one panel after another. Here are a couple of highlights from the "Star Wars" panel and my one-on-one talk with producer Joel Silver. More...

July 17, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates Opens in new window

The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot. More...

July 13, 2006

Box Office Preview: Dupree and Little Man Bust Into Your Home Opens in new window

A pair of new star-driven comedies will try to steal away some treasure from the record-breaking hit Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in a laugh-filled battle for the number two slot. More...

July 12, 2006

Disney Hits Jackpot, Announces a Bunch of Layoffs Opens in new window

So you come in to work at Disney on Monday morning, expecting everyone to be all smiles and excited about the "pirate booty" that was made over the weekend. Or maybe you're happy to notice that "Cars" crossed the $200 million mark over the same weekend. And the comes a memo from the boss that says "You're fired." More...

July 12, 2006

Portman Party Pooper: Natalie Won't Be Nude Opens in new window

After a few exhilarating days of hopeful speculation, the dreams of "Star Wars" fanboys everywhere have been crushed as Natalie Portman will not, repeat not, appear nude in her political period piece, "Goya's Ghosts." Sorry, guys. More...

July 10, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Pirates" Shatters Industry Records With $132 Million Take Opens in new window

Box office records were shattered by Johnny Depp and his companions this weekend as the much-anticipated adventure sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest exploded into theaters with the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history. Former champ Superman Returns was hit hard and fell sharply in its second weekend. However, Pirates managed to expand the overall marketplace with most holdovers not suffering large declines. For the first time in box office history, the top ten smashed through the $200M mark. More...

July 8, 2006

"Pirates of the Caribbean" Sequel Loots Record-Breaking $55.5M on Friday Opens in new window

It looks like this summer will come away with a mark in the record books, if estimates hold. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," the sequel to 2003's surprise smash hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," grossed $55.5M on Friday, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It's the biggest single-day gross ever, besting the $50M single-day debut of last year's "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." More...

June 15, 2006

Box Office Preview: Four New Films Prepare to Fight Opens in new window

Reunion fever hits the multiplexes this weekend as four new releases debut bringing together a lot of familiar faces. More...

June 11, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1 Opens in new window

The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin. More...

June 8, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Cars" Battles "Omen" at Theaters Opens in new window

Racing into theaters across North America, the computer animated film Cars aims to take over pole position this weekend targeting family audiences. Those looking for a good scare can instead choose The Omen which already launched on Tuesday with some frightening results. The frame's final new wide release is the Robert Altman comedy A Prairie Home Companion giving the weekend a wide assortment of titles for all audiences. More...

June 5, 2006

2006 MTV Movie Award Winners! Opens in new window

I was going to try to avoid the MTV Movie Awards winners until the broadcast on June 8th, but since we at RT like to bring you the movie news while it's still relevant ... OK, here they are! More...

June 4, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Women Power "Break-Up" to #1 Opens in new window

Nosy moviegoers just couldn't stay away from a high-profile lovers quarrel as the anti-romantic comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston surprised the industry this weekend by opening at number one, shoving the comic book juggernaut X-Men: The Last Stand into second place in only its second weekend. More...

June 1, 2006

Box Office Preview: Jen and Vince Ready to Rumble Opens in new window

How much money will moviegoers spend on watching two celebrities yell and scream at each other for 106 minutes? That is the question that Universal, and the film industry in general, will be asking itself with the opening of The Break-Up, the new romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. More...

May 29, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "X-Men 3" Smashes Records Over Memorial Day Weekend Opens in new window

Magneto and his fellow mutants attracted a record-breaking audience to theaters across North America as the super hero sequel X-Men: The Last Stand became a juggernaut at the box office opening at number one over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. More...

May 28, 2006

"X-Men 3" Is Biggest Memorial Weekend Opener Ever Opens in new window

"X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed an estimated $107M over the Friday-Sunday weekend, becoming the biggest Memorial Weekend Opener of all time. It grossed $45.5M on Friday (one million more than what was previously reported), $32.5M on Saturday, and an estimated $29M on Sunday. Debuting in 3,690 sites, it has a three-day per theater average of $28,997. More...

May 27, 2006

Box Office: "X-Men 3" Grossed $44.5M on Friday Opens in new window

According to Showbizdata.com, the latest installment of the "X-Men" franchise "X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed a staggering $44.5M on Friday. The worst reviewed of series, it's the best opening day performance for the lucrative franchise, easily passing the $32M made by the previous film "X2: X-Men United." More...

May 25, 2006

Box Office Preview: X-Men 3 Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend Opens in new window

Wolverine, Professor X, and the rest of their soul patrol will launch a full-scale attack on the North American box office this weekend as the gargantuan comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand invades the marketplace on Friday ready to dominate the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. More...

May 23, 2006

MTV Movie Awards Builds a Cast Opens in new window

With Hollywood's most anticipated blockbuster only weeks away and stars lining up to attend, MTV: Music Television today announced that Colin Farrell, Jessica Simpson, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Bynes and Dane Cook will join the star studded cast of presenters at the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." More...

May 18, 2006

Box Office Preview: Will People Show Up for "Da Vinci Code"? Opens in new window

Will North American moviegoers pay heed this weekend to negative reviews coming out of Cannes? That is the question on the minds of Sony brass, and industry watchers in general, on the eve of the much-anticipated global launch of "The Da Vinci Code." More...

April 26, 2006

Get Your Goofy MTV Movie Awards Noms Right Here Opens in new window

You thought the awards season ended with the Oscars? Please. MTV's just gearing up for their movie awards, which will be broadcast worldwide on June 8th -- but we have all the nominations listed just a click away. (Interesting to note that not only were Paris Hilton & Rob Schneider nominated for awards, but also that "Hustle & Flow" earned three noms -- a movie produced by "MTV Films.") More...

March 16, 2006

Lucas Talks With Time About "Star Wars" Series Opens in new window

Time Magazine recently had a rather interesting sit-down with mega-successful moviemaker George Lucas, and topics included the next Indiana Jones epic, "day & date" release patterns, 2D vs. 3D, and, of course, the upcoming "Star Wars" TV series. More...

March 10, 2006

2005 Box Office Numbers Are In ... and Ugly Opens in new window

The Hollywood Reporter explains in clear and concise detail how "the slump" affected overall box office numbers in 2005. Bottom Line? Domestic tallies were down 6% from 2004, which just goes to show how moviegoers feel about cell-phone chatters, non-stop commercials, rising ticket prices, and nine-dollar tubs of popcorn. (Oh, and Hollywood should start making better movies.) More...

March 6, 2006

Razzie Winners (?) Announced Opens in new window

Fans of bad movies have The Stinkers and The Razzies to look forward to every year, and now that the latter organization has announced their winners, we can put this issue to bed and enjoy the next ten months of cinematic ineptitude. More...

March 3, 2006

2006 Golden Schmoe Award Winners! Opens in new window

Sure, everyone's psyched for the Oscars this Sunday night (yes, even the movie snobs who claim to hate the Oscars), but let's kick the weekend off with an awards presentation that's a little less ... highbrow. If you followed our advice last week, then you've already cast your ballot for JoBlo's Golden Schmoe Awards. Now check out the winners! More...

February 1, 2006

Razzie Nominations Announced; Easy Targets Run for Cover Opens in new window

Courtesy of their official site come the annual Razzie Awards Nominations ... or as I like to call them: The Amazingly Obvious Fish in a Barrel Nominations in Which We Savage People We Don't Like, Regardless of the Quality of Their Work. Oh, and it seems the Razzers have decided to branch out an include a "Most Tiresome" category, which I happen to find pretty ironic. More...

January 31, 2006

2005 Oscar Nominations Are In! Opens in new window

Like most pathetic movie geeks, I was up at the crack of dawn (ok, 8:30am eastern time) to see how my nomination prediction ballot would measure up. (I was perfect on all 20 acting nods and all 10 screenwriting nods, but I erroneously predicted that "Walk the Line" would get nominated over "Capote" for Best Picture, and I picked Croneberg for director over Benett Miller.) Anyhow, here are the nominations for us to rant and rave about for the next five weeks... More...

January 11, 2006

The "People's Choice" is Pure Idiocy Opens in new window

Whenever I share a new Top Ten List or Critic's Group Nomination list, I'm always extra careful to be fair and respectful of other peoples' opinions. But after seeing what the "People's Choice Awards" handed out for 2005's movies, I just can't contain myself. It's simply too hilarious. More...

January 11, 2006

7 Films Eligible for Best Makeup Oscar Opens in new window

Yesterday we found out which movies would duke it out for the Best Sound FX Oscar nominations, and today we get the Best Makeup side of the equation. Thanks again to ComingSoon.net for sharing the Academy's press release. (And can someone explain to me why "Sin City" didn't make this short-list? I mean ... sheesh!) More...

January 10, 2006

7 Flicks Eligible for Sound FX Editing Oscar Opens in new window

ComingSoon.net shares an Oscar-related press release regarding which movies will be duking it out for the Best Sound Editing nominations. Needless to say, most of the films are big, expensive stories full of big, expensive sounds. More...

December 19, 2005

Seven Flicks Eligible for the Best FX Oscar Opens in new window

Thanks to ComingSoon.net for sharing a press release in which the seven films eligible for the Best Visual Effects award are revealed. It looks to be a tough category this year, what with "King Kong" and "War of the Worlds" among the options. More...

December 12, 2005

The Lion, the Witch, and the Very Impressive Weekend Opens in new window

Disney & Walden's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" had a pretty fantastic opening weekend at the box office, pulling in just over $67 million from 3,600 theaters. "Narnia" became the #3 biggest opening of the year, behind only "Star Wars Episode 3" and "Harry Potter Episode 4." More...

November 21, 2005

Harry Potter and the Box Office of Plenty Opens in new window

It's no big shock that the fourth entry in the "Harry Potter" series was, far and away, the number one draw at the weekend box office. But the flick turned out to have the fourth biggest box office weekend in the history of moviedom: Harry snagged over $101 million from nearly 3,900 North American screens ... in only three days! More...

October 4, 2005

Summer Tomatometer Wrap-up #2: The Best of the Wide Releases Opens in new window

The movies that scored with the critics this summer also scored with audiences. That is, the movies with the best Tomatometer scores also tended to perform well at the box office. More...

October 3, 2005

Summer Tomatometer Wrap-Up: Box Office Down, Tomatometer Up Opens in new window

As everyone knows, 2005 was an awful year of bloodletting for everyone in the movie business. With the exception of movies involving the Empire (Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) or the emperors (March of the Penguins), this was one of the worst summers in history at the box office, the pundits and studios cried. More...

September 28, 2005

Another "Star Wars" Box Set? Opens in new window

DVDAnswers.com brings the news that Lucasfilm will be releasing a second box set of the original "Star Wars" trilogy. "Why?" is the first question that springs to mind. More...

September 8, 2005

Critical Consensus: Critics Pan "Emily Rose," "The Man" Opens in new window

This week at the movies features two of our favorite story elements: demonic possession ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose") and fish-out-of-water-cop-buddy-action stuff ("The Man"). Will the critics see the light, or is it off to the slammer for these two? More...

August 19, 2005

Tomatometer Report: "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" is the Best Reviewed Film of the Year Opens in new window

Two of this week's wide releases, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Red Eye," would appear to have little in common. One is a comedy that mixes sentimentality with the profane, and the other is a Hitchcockian thriller aboard a plane. Yet both films are among the best reviewed of the year. More...

August 15, 2005

"Four Brother" Split $20 Million at the Weekend Box Office Opens in new window

John Singleton's action drama "Four Brothers" opened in 2,500 theaters to a better-than-expected $20.7 million in its first weekend, handily beating a trio of other newcomers. One of its main competitors was the Kate Hudson bayou thriller "The Skeleton Key," which unlocked nearly $15.8 million (from about 2,800 theaters) in a comparatively slow weekend at the box office. More...

July 26, 2005

"Sith" Happens at Home on November 1st Opens in new window

ComingSoon.net shares a press release from Lucasfilm, and (surprise!) it looks like the "Revenge of the Sith" DVD will be on the shelves in plenty of time for the holiday season. More...

July 7, 2005

In Other News...Natalie Portman, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Britney Spears, and More! Opens in new window

Entertainment watchers know she shaved her head for the upcoming "V for Vendetta," but New York's finest must have been wary of Natalie Portman's new look when they pulled her over just outside the Midtown Tunnel. More...

July 5, 2005

In Other News...Roman Polanski, Ewan McGregor, and An Ally for Brooke Shields Opens in new window

Controversial director Roman Polanski will make an appearance in court this month -- not to continue his infamously interrupted 1977 statutory rape case, but to testify in Britain's High Court in a new libel case against Vanity Fair publisher, Conde Nast. More...

June 20, 2005

Batman Rules the Box Office Roost Opens in new window

Debuting with very strong (albeit not staggering) box office numbers is the long-anticipated return of the Caped Crusader. Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" handily hooked the #1 spot at the box office this weekend, hauling in just under $47 million over the three-day frame. Toss in the Wednesday and Thursday numbers and the new-fangled bat-flick stands with a fairly impressive five-day tally of $71.1 million. More...

June 15, 2005

Midnight Screenings of "Batman Begins" Sparsely Attended Opens in new window

The midnight screenings of "Batman Begins" were only "sparsely attended," according to initial news reports cited by Showbizdata. Those who attended, however, were enthusiastic about the movie. More...

June 13, 2005

The Smith Spouses Demolish the Weekend Box Office Opens in new window

The charismatic superstar pairing of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie kicked a whole lot of box office butt over the past weekend, raking in an extremely impressive $51.1 million from 3,400 theaters. Industry insiders were expecting a solid bow for the semi-romantic action comedy "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," but the movie blew right past the predictions, thanks to a multi-demographic concept, (very) high media visibility, lots of high-end action, and good old-fashioned sex appeal. (Word is that a sequel is presently being discussed.) More...

June 6, 2005

Weekend Box Office: It's a Zoo Out There Opens in new window

One week after debuting impressively, yet still behind the juggernaut that is "Revenge of the Sith," "Madagascar" snagged the #1 box office spot in its second weekend of release. (But don't feel too bad for George Lucas' baby; it's now the fastest movie to gross over $300 million.) The DreamWorks animated comedy "Madagascar" beat out a trio of multiplex newcomers to grab the top spot, grossing $28.7 million in its second frame. More...

May 31, 2005

"Sith" Takes More Revenge Over the Holiday Weekend Opens in new window

Despite some rock-solid competition, "Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith" grossed an impressive $70.8 million in its second weekend. Bolstered by a 4-day holiday frame, George Lucas' sixth and final space opera reigned supreme over a pair of wide-release newcomers -- but the competition did pretty darn well, too. The DreamWorks animated comedy "Madagascar" drew the family ticket, grossing $61 million over the Memorial Day weekend (in over 4,100 theaters), while the Adam Sandler sports flick "The Longest Yard" was close behind with a tally of $60 million in just over 3,600 theaters. More...

May 23, 2005

"Sith" Smashes Box Office Records All Over the Place Opens in new window

Needless to say, "Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith" was the number one movie at the box office this weekend ... and it absolutely demolished a few records in the process. "Sith" grossed just over $158 million in its first four days of release as it debuted on over 9,000 screens. More...

May 21, 2005

"Sith" Grossed $83.8M After Two Days Opens in new window

According to Showbizdata, "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" grossed an out-of-this-galaxy $83.8M after just two days of release. "Sith" took in a record-breaking $50M on Thursday and $33.8M on Friday. More...

May 20, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: Fantastic Four Opens in new window

If you were one of the "Revenge of the Sith" early birds, then you've probably already seen this third (and most likely last) trailer for the upcoming superhero-fest "Fantastic Four." But if you were out getting popcorn while the trailers were spinning, feel free to visit Yahoo! Movies for a new look at this freakishly fantastical family. More...

May 20, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: The Island Opens in new window

Yahoo! Movies brings us an all-new trailer for Michael Bay's sci-fi thriller "The Island." A tale of utopian societies, rampant cloning, and desperate escapes, "The Island" hopes to be one of the "out of left field" hits this summer. Ewan McGregor ("Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith") stars alongside Scarlett Johansson ("Lost in Translation'), and they're supported by folks like Sean Bean ("National Treasure"), Michael Clarke Duncan ("Daredevil"), Djimon Hounsou ("Amistad"), and Steve Buscemi ("Reservoir Dogs"). More...

May 19, 2005

Critical Consensus: ?Star Wars? Prequels Actually Better Reviewed Than Originals Opens in new window

The results are not what one might expect, based on reviews collected during the time of each trilogy?s original release dates. More...

May 18, 2005

FilmFocus Chats With Some Guy Named Lucas! Opens in new window

One of our favorite movie sites from across the pond is FilmFocus, and their Joe Utichi had the chance to lob a few questions towards George Lucas during the London premiere of "Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith." The equally loved and derided filmmaker stopped to share some news regarding Indiana Jones ("Harrison's definitely the right age for this one, for what we have in mind, he'll definitely do it. He could take down Arnold Schwarzenegger if he wanted to!""), the "Star Wars" TV series ("We're doing another series of Clone Wars ... But we're also doing something with live action for television too. It's a spin-off really. I won't really be involved in it, but I'm going to get it started and get it going.") ... More...

May 18, 2005

Critical Consensus: "Revenge of the Sith" Tomatometer Update Opens in new window

Now that the critical dust has settled, it?s time for a final consensus on "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." After George Lucas? first two "Star Wars" prequels received lukewarm responses from fans, he finally ends the series on a triumphant and satisfying note. More...

May 16, 2005

Fonda & J. Lo Enjoy a "Monster" Weekend Opens in new window

Despite total box office numbers being down (once again), that didn't stop the critically lambasted Jane Fonda/Jennifer Lopez comedy "Monster-in-Law" from grabbing the top spot with a better-than-expected haul of $24 million on 3,400 screens. Also debuting in fine financial form was the Will Ferrell sports comedy "Kicking & Screaming," which effortlessly earned second place with a tally of $20.8 million on approximately the same number of screens. More...

May 13, 2005

Critical Consensus: Jet Li Gets Fresh with "Unleashed" Opens in new window

"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" will dominate headlines next week, but this week, it's all about kicking and screaming in one form or another. First off, Jet Li does a lot of kicking and screaming, as well as punching, in the action drama "Unleashed," co-starring recent Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda do their fair share of screaming and baring their claws at each other as potential in-laws in the comedy "Monster-in-Law." There?s also a lot of screaming in "Mindhunters," a thriller starring Val Kilmer, LL Cool J and Christian Slater. Last, but not least, there?s the soccer comedy where Will Ferrell and elementary school kids do a lot of "Kicking and Screaming." Let?s see which of these films critics will be kicking around and screaming at. More...

May 12, 2005

Early Consensus: "Revenge of the Sith" May Be the Best "Star Wars" Movie Opens in new window

After George Lucas?s first two "Star Wars" prequels received lukewarm responses from fans, it looks like he will end the series on a triumphant and satisfying note with the concluding chapter. Early reviews from the nation?s print, online, and broadcast critics, are gushing praises for "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith." More...

May 9, 2005

"Kingdom" Leads a Less Than Heavenly Weekend at the Box Office Opens in new window

"Officially" starting the Summer Movie Season with somewhat of a fizzle are a pair of wide release newcomers and a handful of hangers-on. Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven" took the #1 spot by a healthy margin, although total box office numbers continue to lag as compared to last year. "Heaven" grossed an estimated $20 million on 3,200 screens, which was more than enough to give it the top spot, despite hauling in less cash than anticipated. In second place ... More...

April 26, 2005

Lucas to Bring "Star Wars" to the Small Screen Opens in new window

You didn't actually buy all that "one final trilogy and that's it" material, did you? Seems that George Lucas has not one but two separate "Star Wars" TV series in the works, one a spin-off of his exceedingly popular "Clone Wars" animated adventures ... and the other a live-action adventure series that will take place after "Revenge of the Sith," but before "Star Wars." More...

April 1, 2005

Spielberg a "Guest Director" on Episode III? Opens in new window

StarWars.com divulges some fairly fascinating news in their interview with "The Making of Revenge of the Sith" author J.W. Rinzler: Steven Spielberg helped put some sequences together? "As George [Lucas] explains in the book, he gave Spielberg a few scenes to play with at the animatics stage: a bit of the Mustafar duel, and Yoda's duel with the Emperor, along with a couple of others. How much of Spielberg's contribution made it to the final film, only Lucas or Spielberg could say, particularly as George revised and reinvented every scene in the film so extensively in editorial." More...

March 29, 2005

Will There Be Two Different Version of "Sith"? Opens in new window

Reliable 'Star Wars source TheForce.net shares some prequel news, courtesy of Empire Magazine. In an interview with the mag, producer Rick McCallum says 'The digital version of the movie (Episode III) will be different from the version that goes out on film. That has to be locked down so much earlier, whereas the digital can go right up to a week-and-a-half before the film comes out.' More...

March 17, 2005

Buy the Episode 3 Soundtrack CD, Get a Free DVD Opens in new window

IMDb's Daily News Report shares some exciting news for fans of "Star Wars," John Williams, and freebies in general: "The soundtrack CD of John Williams' score for "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith" will be accompanied by a special 70-minute DVD, "Star Wars: A Musical Journey," when it is released on May 3...the DVD will feature Williams conducting excerpts from his Star Wars scores behind 16 "music videos" compiled from all six films that will include original dialogue and sound effects." More...

March 11, 2005

Could "Episode III" Score a PG-13 Rating? Opens in new window

In preparation for their "60 Minutes" interview with filmmaker George Lucas, CBS News shares a tip that "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" may indeed be rated PG-13. "I don't think I would take a 5- or a 6-year-old to this," says Lucas, "It's way too strong..."(The film) is much more dark...more emotional. It's much more of a tragedy. More...

March 9, 2005

"Sith" One-Sheet Materializes at StarWars.com Opens in new window

George Lucas' third (sixth?) chapter in the long-running "Star Wars" series is almost here, and fans can now bask in the juicy Jedi goodness of the final "Episode III" poster. Created by legendary poster artist Drew Struzan, the latest one-sheet feels a whole lot like the artwork used on the previous pair of prequels (which means the three posters look great when seen together!). More...

March 2, 2005

"Episode 3" Trailer to Show up Online and...Down at the "O.C."? Opens in new window

Even if you're not a big fan of "The O.C." you just might want to tune in to the March 10th episode. Why? Well, that's when the all-new (and inevitably flashy) trailer for "Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith" will debut! Where else can you see it? More...

February 18, 2005

"Star Wars III" Will Open Cannes Opens in new window

There will be a disturbance in the Force in this year's Cannes Film Festival. According to This is London, "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" will open this year's festival in May, after months of negotiations between George Lucas and the festival officials. More...

February 17, 2005

"Star Wars: Episode III" Poster Images Opens in new window

Comingsoon.net reports that MillenniumFalcon.com has posted some poster images for "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith." Besides posters of Yoda and Mace Windu, there is also one featuring a saber duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker. Starring Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, and Natalie Portman, "Revenge of the Sith" will be in theaters May 19th. More...

January 27, 2005

Title Crawl for "Revenge of the Sith" Revealed Opens in new window

The title crawl for the "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," as well as those of the other five episodes, has been posted on the Star Wars official site. The first paragraph begins with, "War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere." More...

January 18, 2005

SPOILER: Jackson Gets Wish in New "Star Wars" Film Opens in new window

Samuel L. Jackson has had a lot of brushes with death in the movies, but he's going out in a blaze of glory in "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith," according to the Associated Press. Jackson said he asked director George Lucas to create an exciting death scene for his character in the film, and Jackson said the final light saber battle is "rousing." More...

December 23, 2004

Revenge of the Sith Details Opens in new window

Comingsoon.net has posted a summary of an interview with "Revenge of the Sith" stunt man Nick Gillard, as well as some plot points from the upcoming Star Wars novel "Labyrinth of Evil." Gillard gives details on various duels in the movie, including the one between Obi-Wan and Anakin. The article is full of spoilers, so don't read if they ruin the movie experience for you. More...

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