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"De Palma": Directors Cut: Blood Everywhere

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It's all there in Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") and Jake Paltrow's ("Young Ones") long take documentary on the 50 year career of one of America's great innovative film directors. Triumphs and tragedies, back stories and back stabbing, mostly brutally honest, sometimes euphemistically elliptical, straight ahead, unblinking testimony laced with great film clips and stories of the emergence of the American New Wave.

'Star Wars' Hit Theaters 39 Years Ago And Changed Our Universe Forever

The Huffington Post | Hayley Cuccinello | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment

Thirty-nine years ago in a galaxy not so far, far away, "Star Wars" was released in theaters. The film, later titled "Episode IV - A New Hope," spawne...

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

May the Force Be With You... or, Maybe Not

Antwan Dobson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Chicago
Antwan Dobson

Despite the relentless efforts from Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration, it appears the Lucas Museum may not have its debut here in Chicago -- at least not at this present moment.

From Boston University to Army Paratrooper to The Academy Awards: Q & A with Henry Hughes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

He's fought in a war. He's been nominated for an Academy Award. He met his wife when he was 13. He's mentored by the director of Star Wars. Director H...

Filmmaker George Lucas Faces Lawsuit as He Tries to Build a Museum of His Own Art Collection

Daniel Grant | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Not so fortunate is George Lucas, who has been stymied in his efforts to build a seven-story, 400,000 square-foot Museum of Narrative Art that would house his extensive collection of illustration art, photography, animation and comic art.

First Jobs of Billionaires Like Oprah and Donald Trump

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment
GOBankingRates

By Morgan Quinn, Contributor It's hard to imagine today's richest men and women delivering newspapers, flipping burgers and stocking shelves -- espec...

Was Greedo Originally Supposed to Shoot Han Solo First?

Brian Cronin | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

Very often, when it comes to the myths and rumors that make up the basis for legends about Star Wars, the legends originate in the same place -- the desire to believe that George Lucas had everything planned out from the beginning, a myth that Lucas himself has helped to perpetuate over the years.

The Good Dinosaur's Production Design Presented Many Challenges to Harley Jessup and His Team at Pixar

Jim Hill | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Once upon a time, Harley Jessup worked on Twice Upon a Time.

'The Force Awakens' Is a Masterpiece of Nostalgia

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.17.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The Force Awakens is a brilliantly manipulative piece of film-making meant to reel in everyone who loved the first three Lucas films and rightly despised the next trio. And make them bring their kids, too.

A 51-Year-Old Gay Man's Response to The Force Awakens

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.

Stormtroopers and Dinosaurs: Why George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Still Ruled the Box Office in 2015

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

It should come as no surprise, then, that stormtroopers and dinosaurs -- fairy tale visions conjured decades ago, and at great effort, by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg -- are still ruling the box office today.

George Lucas Apologizes For Calling Disney 'White Slavers'

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 01.01.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney's handling of "Star Wars" and saying he had sold his characters to "white slav...

George Lucas Slams 'Force Awakens,' Calls Disney 'White Slavers'

Reuters | Joe Satran | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - While Disney has to be pleased with the way its $4 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm is turning out, thanks to the galactic...

10 Reasons 'The Force Awakens' Is The Best 'Star Wars' Film Ever Made

Seth Abramson | Posted 12.31.2015 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

Apparently, The Force Awakens can only be regarded as a great or appalling film, and nothing else. Here are 10 reasons why irate critiques of The Force Awakens miss their mark.

What Would ‘Star Wars’ Have Looked Like With Leonardo DiCaprio?

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.29.2015 | Entertainment

In a galaxy far, far away, Leonardo DiCaprio just received an Oscar for his portrayal of Anakin Skywalker in the "Star Wars" prequels. At least, that...

Interviewing Hamill, Fisher and Ford in 1977 Before 'The Force' Was With Them

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The box office news just keeps on comin'. Having already passed $1 billion in ticket sales faster than any movie in history, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to overtake Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time within days.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Tops $1 Billion In Ticket Sales

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment

By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES, Dec 27 (Variety.com) - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" showed few signs of flagging over Christmas weekend, barreling past t...

Star Wars Poll: 9 Insights on Pop Culture and Politics

John Rowley | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
John Rowley

This week presented a unique opportunity to test consumer and voter engagement around the marketing of a major movie, "The Force Awakens", and the race for President. We commissioned a national survey to research the intersection between pop culture and politics. This survey was not only fun, but insightful. Below are the findings:

20 More Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Seth Abramson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

Logical inconsistencies in films can be produced by in-film data-dumps, characters' behaviors and personalities, the trajectory of longer plot arcs. And of course logical inconsistencies can plague sci-fi films as easily as any other genre

Rey: The New Icon to Replace Disney Princesses

Anamika Ojha | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Anamika Ojha

Thank you George Lucas and J.J.Abrams for giving us Rey who will be an inspiration to millions of girls around the globe that they are not inferior to anyone and can fight any obstacles in their lives.

40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Seth Abramson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Seth Abramson

Why can't we just admit that BB-8 is adorable, Finn is hilarious, Rey is badass, seeing Han and Chewie again was awesome, the special effects were tremendous, Poe is Soloesque, Kylo Ren is intriguing -- and this movie makes absolutely no sense whatsoever?

Imagine a World In Which Star Wars Never Existed

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

If the original Star Wars film had never happened, the entertainment industry would be in shambles, toys and games would be a minuscule industry, the publishing industry would in all likelihood be dead, many other industries from apparel to packaged goods would be struggling, and unemployment would be higher on a global scale. Here's why.

Star Wars Returns! For the First Time In Over 20 Years!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 12.18.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

The special effects are wonderful from lightsabers to explosions and lasers from the guns. They are a huge part in the film and bring the movie to life.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens An Old Nostalgia and New Ideas

William Bradley | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The new Star Wars film represents not so much a new hope as an old hope renewed. Or, since it's still the case that so few have actually seen the film, it represents the hope of an old hope renewed.