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Disney Buys LucasFilm, New Star Wars Coming in 2015, Twitter Explodes

Disney Buys LucasFilm, New Star Wars Coming in 2015, Twitter Explodes

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Improvise, adapt, overcome. So the news broke a while ago that George Lucas had sold LucasFilm to Disney to “let Hooper take a turn.” So now Disney will start making the new movies, etc. Twitter had a total meltdown over it, with names like Brad Bird and Joss Whedon being bandied about. Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back are the only two good ones, in my opinion. I also…

Kristen Stewart Takes the Bullet as Married Director Keeps his Job

Kristen Stewart Takes the Bullet as Married Director Keeps his Job

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Update: According to Jeff Wells, no final decisions have been and Universal is “exploring options currently.” The story appeared in the Hollywood Reporter and the studio is backing off. Earlier: You’d think that the guy who was married and cheated on his wife and two young daughters would be the guy Universal would fire off of Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. Guess again. Who has to take the heat is…

1982 Tron Holiday Special

1982 Tron Holiday Special

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The 1982 Tron Holiday Special from Rip Taylor A bit cruel to beat a dead horse… but we need to wring some sort of entertainment value from this thing. Here’s a thought: Studios might think about consulting with Funny-or-Die to determine how easy it will be to brutally mock a project before they green-light and blow $170mil. (thanks to Craig at Living in Cinema)