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Star Wars Cuts Path for Lupita Nyong’o

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It’s exciting that Lupita Nyong’o has been cast in Star Wars as initially promised. When casting news first came out and her name wasn’t it there was the fear that one giant door had bee closed. Why does it matter so much? Well, because usually any Oscar winner who is the “it” girl immediately is flooded with offers. Since opportunities for black actresses are scarce it looked as though this…

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Fluffers Unite: Star Wars Cast Announced

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If you’re in the fluffer business you aren’t really allowed to gripe about the lack originality in Hollywood anymore, the dependence upon tent poles and franchises – we’re just supposed to stand back in awe of the double rainbow — look at all that money fly by. But this is supposed to be good because it’s JJ Abrams and it’s supposed to be good because look at this cast, just…

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…

The Social Network IS Annie Hall and Star Wars

The Social Network IS Annie Hall and Star Wars

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This piece by Cinema Blend’s Mack Rawden is quite wonderful. I would disagree with his initial premise, that Annie Hall won the battle but Star Wars won the war: both films forever changed the future of cinema. Both had tremendous impact. Both were films I myself have seen countless times and can recite them line for line. Both of them. If American films had a museum, Annie Hall would be…

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Entire Star Wars Saga to Be Released in 3-D

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My first thought when I heard this news was that crappy movies in 3-D are still crappy movies. The only two films I would want to see again in any form, 3-D or not would be the original Star Wars (Episode 4) and The Empire Strikes Back. The rest of them aren’t really going to be improved by 3-D technology. They might look cool and all, but the films are…

Lucas sacrificed Star Wars integrity to sell more junk?

Lucas sacrificed Star Wars integrity to sell more junk?

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George Lucas cranked up the cuteness quotient at the end of Return of the Jedi in order to sell more Ewok merchandise, says producer Gary Kurtz in this LATimes interview. “I could see where things were headed,‚Äù Kurtz said. ‚ÄúThe toy business began to drive the [Lucasfilm] empire. It‚Äôs a shame. They make three times as much on toys as they do on films. It‚Äôs natural to make decisions that…

George Lucas Plans Animated Star Wars Sitcom

George Lucas Plans Animated Star Wars Sitcom

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Star Wars – The Robot Chicken version! Rumblings on the internet forced George Lucas’ hand and he’s now revealing that there will be a animated series that will “look at the saga’s characters with a playful and irreverent tone,” said a statement released to Variety. It will be produced by Jennifer Hill, of the Backyardigans fame. Hill told Variety, while the show is still in early development, it has “a…

Oscar Flashback – 1977

Oscar Flashback – 1977

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2009 produced some of the best Sci Fi films the Oscar race has ever seen. Usually there are one or two that flirt with the edges of Oscar but it’s rare for one, let alone two, to be nominated for Best Picture. For a while there, it looked like there would be three, and that would have been something. But Star Trek was bumped for more Academy-friendly personal stories. Still,…