star wars

Book Review: STAR TREK – COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS

J.J Abrams shocked many when he successfully re-energised the Star Trek franchise with 2009’s Star Trek. He opened up Trek to a whole new audience (and generation), helping it crack into the mainstream. Before Abram’s captained the Starship [...]

May 18, 2013

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII To Shoot In The UK

It’s not unexpected Star Wars news (although it is Star Wars news), but it has been announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be filmed in the UK. Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm had this to say: “We’ve devoted serious time [...]

May 12, 2013

Book Review: PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM

Peter Cushing will forever be synonymous with horror. The actor’s work with Hammer Films helped cement his place in movie history; while his role in Star Wars also showed that he was equally at home playing the villain (and intimidating even Darth [...]

April 28, 2013

The Best Scene NOT In THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

I’ve always wanted to see the moment after Han Solo and company discover their stay in Cloud City (Bespin) is a trap. Who wouldn’t want to see Solo, Leia, Chewie, Lando, Boba Fett and Darth Vader sitting down to ‘refreshments’? Was the scene [...]

March 31, 2013

DVD Review: Crazy Low Budget Sci-Fi MANBORG

I’ve seen a lot of films in my time; big budget, low budget and no budget efforts – but I’ve never seen anything quite like Manborg. Steven Kostanski’s science fiction film falls into the latter category, it was shot on a shoe-string budget [...]

December 19, 2012

STAR WARS Producer Rick McCallum Leaves Lucasfilm

Producer Rick McCallum is following George Lucas’ lead and leaving Lucasfilm after 20 years with the company.I had the opportunity to meet McCallum at the London premiere of The Phantom Menace, he was charismatic and polite (he made quite an [...]

December 3, 2012

Brad Bird Not Directing STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Brad Bird has confirmed that he is not directing Star Wars: Episode VII. Can you confirm that you aren’t doing something? Anyway he’s not directing the next instalment of Star Wars, which will be written Michael Arndt, but he does big-up 1952, [...]

November 18, 2012

George Clooney Parties Like It’s 1952

George Clooney is in talks to take the lead role in Brad Bird’s next live-action feature, 1952. It’s up in the air (pun intended) if the film has been given the green light by Disney (or if Clooney even signs), but his indicates two things: 1. [...]

November 10, 2012

Mark Hamill Talks New STAR WARS Movies

The internet went into meltdown when it was announced that George Lucas would be selling Lucasfilm (and all of its components) to Disney and that Disney, in turn would be producing (at least) a new Star Wars trilogy, set after the events of The [...]

November 2, 2012

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