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“Star Wars” Artist Ralph McQuarrie, R.I.P.

Artist Ralph McQuarrie, whose concept drawings for “Star Wars” defined the franchise at least as much — perhaps more — as the actual movies, has died. He was 82. McQuarrie’s stylish art provided the template for some of the movies’ … Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Star Wars Scenes Of All Time.

Courtesy of the good folks at TotalFilm, here’s a chance to blot out the memory of this month’s cash-in … erm … 3D re-release of “Phantom Menace.” The mag’s online editors have put together a slideshow of the 50 greatest … Continue reading

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New “Phantom Menace” Featurette Makes Movie Even Dumber Than It Was Before.

Here’s a new “Phantom Menace” teaser featurette designed to lure the young’uns into the 3D re-release of the “Star Wars” trilogy. If it’s possible, it has made the movie even more annoying than it was when it was first released. … Continue reading

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George Lucas Says He’s “Retiring From Blockbusters.”

From NYMag’s Vulture blog. This is probably just as well: “So no more¬†Star Wars¬†movies? “Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?” gripes Lucas. Despite his … Continue reading

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“Star Wars” Swordmaster Bob Anderson Dies, Aged 89.

So someone had to teach Mark Hamill, David Prowse and Sir Alec Guinness how to convincingly wield those light sabers. His name was Bob Anderson. And he’s died at age 89. Digital Spy UK has the story: “The fighting trainer … Continue reading

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“Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” 3D Trailer Released.

Oh Man … … 3D Jar Jar. On the other hand, the battle scenes could be good if done correctly. But it’s unlikely to improve the story or the acting. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – 3D Trailer … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday, Princess Leia.

Wow … Where Does The Time Go? “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher rang in her 55th birthday on Friday. It was a long time ago and in a galaxy far, far away that Fisher’s Princess Leia first told Obi-Wan Kenobi … Continue reading

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George Lucas, “Dark Knight” Cast Make Surprise Appearances At Scream Awards.

Star Wars creator George Lucas and the cast on next summer’s The Dark Knight Rises made appearances at last night’s Scream Awards which will air Tuesday on SpikeTV. The Hollywood Reporter has the story: The biggest highlight of the awards … Continue reading

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Crazy Cool: 30,000 Piece Lego “Star Wars” Diorama.

The Force Is Strong With This One: From IO9: “Teacher Jay Hoff spent about six months recreating this scene from ROTJ. It cost him about $2,300 and took him around 30,000 Lego pieces.” Unbelievable.

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You Scruffy Looking Nerf-Herder: TotalFilm Names 50 Best Minor Star Wars Characters.

It’s A Trap! C’mon, admit it. You love Admiral Ackbar. You always rooted for Wedge Antilles to survive another firefight. And you kinda had a thing for Oola, the slave girl who danced for Jabba the Hutt. The folks at … Continue reading

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