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Alan Ladd Jr Dies Aged 84

Famed studio chief and film producer Alan Ladd Jr. Ladd has died at the age of 84. Born on 22 October 1937, Ladd was the son of Shane actor Alan Ladd and he started his Hollywood career as a Hollywood agent in the 1960s. Moving to London in the [...]

March 3, 2022

THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT: Being Boba Fett Featurette

The first episode of The Book of Boba Fett was successful in bringing back the iconic Star Wars character after his apparent death in the belly of Sarlacc. Actor Temuera Morrison reprises his role from George Lucas’ prequel films, and the [...]

December 31, 2021

Remembering Carrie Fisher

The great Carrie Fisher will forever be associated with the Star Wars movies. After all, Fisher played the iconic Princess Leia across six films in the George Lucas-originated franchise. However, there was much more to Fisher than that one role. [...]

December 27, 2021

Notebook Reviews: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

Steven Spielberg – 1984. Steven Spielberg‘s Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom is pure cinematic excellence. Everything about the film is great – the acting, the stunts, the effects and the script (from Gloria Katz and Willard [...]

December 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE

George Lucas – 1999. George Lucas returned to the Star Wars galaxy (and directing) with the entertaining Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Is this prequel as good as the original films? Of course its not, but The Phantom [...]

October 18, 2021

Notebook Reviews: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Steven Spielberg – 1981. Movies do not get more entertaining than Steven Spielberg‘s Raiders Of The Lost Ark. It’s glorious fun from beginning to end and Harrison Ford is perfect as Indiana Jones, the archeologist caught-up [...]

October 7, 2021

The Mighty George Lucas

Writer-director-producer George Lucas turned 77 years old on 14 May 2021.  Nobody has influenced cinema and popular culture over the last five decades quite like Lucas. THX 1138, American Graffiti, Star Wars and Indiana Jones have inspired [...]

May 14, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: John Spira’s ELSTREE 1976

Elstree 1976 isn’t a film about the making of Star Wars. John Spira’s 2015 documentary plays like a High School reunion film. It’s a look at the past and a catch-up with some of the supporting actors and extras who played a part in George [...]

April 4, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Willard Huyck’s HOWARD THE DUCK

Howard the Duck is an iconic film. The problem being that it is an iconic film for all the wrong reasons. Released in 1986, Howard (which is based on a 1970s Marvel Comic) had a huge budget, it was produced by Star Wars mastermind George Lucas and [...]

March 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THX 1138

George Lucas – 1971 THX 1138 is a powerful feature debut from George Lucas. Lucas’ stark direction is first rate and the film’s visuals are stunning. The lead performance from Robert Duvall is low-key but strong and Donald [...]

February 4, 2021

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