“American Graffiti” Turns 40


Nov 17, 13 “American Graffiti” Turns 40

In 1972, a relatively unknown filmmaker named George Lucas began shooting a low-budget joyride comedy from a screenplay he had written.

The story was set in Modesto, Calif., during the late summer of 1962 and centered on a group of music-loving teens spending one last night together before heading off to college.

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Han Solo Could Return for Star Wars VII


Nov 21, 12 Han Solo Could Return for Star Wars VII

Entertainment Weekly Exclusive:

Harrison Ford is open to the idea of bringing Han Solo back to life on the silver screen in 2015, according to sources close to the just-announced Star Wars sequel.

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Disney Buys Lucasfilm and Announces Star Wars VII


Oct 29, 12 Disney Buys Lucasfilm and Announces Star Wars VII

The Walt Disney Co. has acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in cash and stock and announced a new Star Wars trilogy starting in 2015. Will  Han Solo come back?

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Frank Marshall Thinks “Indiana Jones 5″ Won’t Happen


Jul 27, 12 Frank Marshall Thinks “Indiana Jones 5″ Won’t Happen

No good news actually. Collider recently got to interview producer Frank Marshall and he gave a pessimistic update on the status of a fifth Indiana Jones film.  Though talk of Indiana Jones 5 has continued since 2008 with the release of Crystal Skull, there’s really been no actual forward movement on the story.

“I say, for me, [Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is] the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea, there’s no MacGuffin.”

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28th Anniversary of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”


May 23, 12 28th Anniversary of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”

The second film in the famed Indiana Jones series, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, celebrates its 28th anniversary today! The sequel to one of the biggest action adventure films of all time, 1981’s Raiders of The Lost Ark. The series spawned an iconic hero in Indiana Jones, the confident and sometimes way over his head archeologist of the 1930s, and gave Harrison Ford, already well known as Han Solo in Star Wars, yet another classic character who got to chew the scenery in every scene he was in.

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High School in PA looks like the Millennium Falcon


May 11, 12 High School in PA looks like the Millennium Falcon

An aerial view of Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania appeared on Twitter last month alongside a picture of the most famous ship of the Star Wars franchise, the Millennium Falcon. The comparison has become a phenomenon for looking very similar to the  famous starship. Do you agree?

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The Indiana Jones Saga is Coming to Blu-Ray! (Finally!)


Feb 29, 12 The Indiana Jones Saga is Coming to Blu-Ray! (Finally!)

The globe-trotting, whip-wielding adventurer will be seen in the High Definition format later this year. This is the trailer that promotes the upcoming release:

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Harrison Ford Up for Starring in Indiana Jones 5


Aug 25, 11 Harrison Ford Up for Starring in Indiana Jones 5

Harrison Ford, still best known to many film fans as Han Solo from Star Wars, reckons he would be up for a fifth outing as Indiana Jones if the opportunity arose – but only if the script adequately impressed him.

The 69-year-old, currently starring with Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in Cowboys And Aliens, has played the intrepid archaeological explorer four times already.

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American Graffiti Special Edition DVD Review


May 21, 11 American Graffiti Special Edition DVD Review

Back when he made good movies, and just prior to leaving an indelible impression on the cinematic landscape with Star Wars, George Lucas co-wrote and directed a low-budget masterpiece called American Graffiti. An ensemble nostalgia film that takes place over the course of a single night in 1962, the movie, like all great films, can’t be tucked into a neat box, genre-wise. It manages to transcend genre and be all at once funny, sad, exhilarating, and touching (Yes, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused owes more than a little to this movie). Hit the jump for my review of American Graffiti on DVD.

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Stormtrooper Helmet Signed by Harrison Ford on Charity Auction


Dec 14, 10 Stormtrooper Helmet Signed by Harrison Ford on Charity Auction

In order to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, eFX Inc. and the 501st TK Project are auctioning off an autographed Star Wars stormtrooper helmet. The helmet was signed by George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Frank Oz, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Billy Dee Williams, Jeremy Bulloch, and Warwick Davis. As of this writing, the helmet is currently selling for $5,100 and would be worth far more if Lucas had written on it “Sorry for the prequels.”

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