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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

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

Behind The Scenes: The Cast Of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

The first official image from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in May 2014. The behind-the-scenes image showed director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan and the film’s cast (John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, [...]

February 16, 2021

Darth Vader Actor David Prowse Dies Aged 85

David Prowse, the former bodybuilder who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 85. The English-born Prowse embodied the physical presence of Vader and the voice was provided by James Earl Jones.  Prowse also [...]

November 29, 2020

THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Trailer

Look, Movies In Focus hasn’t seen the first season of The Mandalorian. I’m kind of Star Wars-d out, but I have to admit that this trailer for Season 2 looks good. The effects look tangible and I admire the tone. Maybe I’ll get [...]

September 15, 2020

Let’s Talk About The Latest STAR WARS Trilogy (2015-2019)

It was never going to be easy. Following up the original Star Wars trilogy was a difficult task for its creator George Lucas and his prequel trilogy was met with a lot of criticism and backlash. Star Wars fans have long been strong in their opinions [...]

June 7, 2020

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