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  • Margaret Atwood says 9/11 terrorists 'got the idea from Star Wars'

    04/10/2018 5:57:04 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 10, 2018 | DAVID CANFIELD
    If there’s something The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood knows about, it’s life imitating art. And now, in a wide-ranging interview with Variety, which recognized the celebrated author as one of its Power of Women honorees, Atwood has made a surprising claim about the way she thinks pop culture influenced another event: She said the 9/11 terrorists attacks were borne out of a plot point from Star Wars. Atwood was recounting how a 2000 opera of her acclaimed novel (and now Emmy-winning Hulu series) began with “a film reel going across the top of the stage and showing various things...
  • Star Wars 9 SHOCK: Meryl Streep set to REPLACE Carrie Fisher as Leia in Episode IX?

    04/02/2018 6:38:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 77 replies ^ | Fri, Mar 30, 2018 | George Simpson
    The 68-year-old Streep ... played a version of Fisher in Postcards from The Edge. [F]ans have petitioned for the Leia recasting, with almost 8000 signatures gathered. The petition states: “As the fans of STAR WARS and Carrie Fisher, we really want Leia to shine in Episode IX and we certainly do not want her to be written out of the film abruptly without a reasonable plot. Despite fan support, it’s not clear if a majority would be comfortable with such recasting following Fisher’s death. After all, to the fan base she is and always will be Princess Leia. However there...
  • Jon Favreau To EP & Write ‘Star Wars’ Series For Disney Streaming Service

    03/08/2018 8:40:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 8, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Lucasfilm announced this morning that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is a big Star Wars fan having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. “I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars...
  • ‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in Historic Opening

    02/20/2018 11:19:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | February 20, 2018 | Dave McNary
    Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is re-writing the record books, topping “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for the second-highest four-day domestic opening of all time, with $242 million at 4,020 North American locations. The superhero pic set a record for top Monday domestic gross ever, with $40.2 million, edging the previous high set by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $40.1 million. The Monday total came in $7 million above the studio’s projections and lifted the four-day haul to $242 million. “Black Panther” has grossed the second-highest four-day total of all time, behind only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $288.1 million...
  • Video: How Star Wars The Last Jedi Should Have Ended

    02/18/2018 9:03:24 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | February 12, 2018 | How It Should Have Ended
    How Star Wars The Last Jedi Should Have Ended
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators to Write, Produce New ‘Star Wars’ Series of Films

    02/06/2018 8:53:23 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to write and produce a new series of “Star Wars” films, Disney announced on Tuesday. The new series will be separate from the main episodic Skywalker saga that started with “Star Wars: A New Hope” and is slated to wrap up with 2019’s “Star Wars: Episode IX.” It will also exist independently from a Rian Johnson-helmed series that was announced last year. “David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, in a statement. “Their command of complex characters, depth of...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Creators to Write New 'Star Wars' Film Series

    02/06/2018 5:34:55 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 6, 2018 | Aaron Couch, Lesley Goldberg
    David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' projects will be separate from Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy and the Skywalker saga. Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are joining the Star Wars galaxy. The duo will write and produce a new series of films, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Tuesday. “David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.” The new film series will...
  • 'Lightsaber'-Wielding Woman Harasses Yishun Coffee Shop Patrons, Kicks and Headbutts Cop in Arrest

    01/17/2018 1:31:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Asia One ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | CK TAN
    'Lightsaber'-wielding woman harasses Yishun coffee shop patrons, kicks and headbutts cop during arrestA woman wielding a toy samurai sword not only harassed patrons at a coffee shop but resisted arrest, kicking and head-butting a female police officer during the process. She was sentenced to three months' jail and fined $400 on Tuesday (Jan 16). Chen Yuhong, 31, faced charges of being a public nuisance and the obstructing the duties of a civil servant. The court heard that on Aug 31, 2017, at around 7pm, Chen and a male friend were in a coffee shop at Block 418, Yishun Avenue 11....
  • MRAs Make 46-Minute Cut Of ‘The Last Jedi’ That Edits Out All The Women

    01/17/2018 9:54:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Pedestrian TV ^ | January 15, 2018 | Ben McLeay
    Heads up: this post contains spoilers for The Last Jedi. Why are you reading this article if you haven't seen it and, furthermore, WHY HAVEN'T YOU SEEN IT YET? It is utterly tragic that MRAs aren’t given the respect they deserve. It’s truly galling that just because their entire worldview was formed around a profound sense of entitlement induced by watching thousands of hours of harem anime, no one takes them seriously. It’s heartbreaking to think that people dismiss them out of hand just because – instead of addressing actual issues like the rates of suicide and depression among men...
  • The Beatles sing about Star Wars [satire]

    01/14/2018 2:32:36 AM PST · by grundle · 1 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 14, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    The Beatles sing about Star Wars The Beatles perform their critically acclaimed album Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans.The first two videos: playlist:
  • Deconstructing Star Wars and 'The Last Jedi'

    01/05/2018 9:41:37 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 88 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5 Jan 2018 | Hannah Long
    Star Wars’ roots in mythology are so well-established that they have become a sort of legend in themselves: Somewhere in a hallowed office in the ’70s, George Lucas, poring the ancient pages of Campbell's Hero With a Thousand Faces, struck the molten iron of the sci-fi zeitgeist to create a new myth, a fantasy set in the stars, with futuristic light sabers and a misty philosophy which feels like long, long ago. Every subsequent Star Wars film has attempted to recapture Lucas' initial magic, with mixed success. Each trilogy is wildly different, from the archetypal myth of the originals to...
  • The Last Jedi: The First Anti-Star Wars, Star Wars Movie

    01/01/2018 1:10:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 117 replies ^ | January 1, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Having fallen in love with Star Wars from the time that I first saw it in the late 1970s, it brings this 45 year-old no pleasure to concede that, for various reasons, the latest installment in the SW saga is simply not a good film.  Much has already been written about The Last Jedi’s poor story-telling, sorely underdeveloped and misused characters, and rampant Political Correctness. Most of the commentary has been spot-on in these respects.  However, little to no attention has been drawn to that which is most disturbing about TLJ: It is the first anti-Star Wars Star Wars movie.TLJ...
  • Did Star Wars ruin movies?

    12/29/2017 9:18:37 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    December 29, 2017 | EdnaMode
    Did Star Wars ruin movies? Prior to the 1977 blockbuster, a variety of dramas, comedies, animated movies, and musicals were among the top ticket sellers of all-time. Since Star Wars' release, special effects blockbusters dominate the box office. Here is a comparison between the top 25 ticket sellers (domestic) prior to 1977, and the top 25 ticket sellers from 1977 present. The difference between the two lists is noticeable. In the first group, 16 of the top 25 were nominated for Best Picture. In the second group, only 7 were nominated for Best Picture. The top 25 movies based on...
  • Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi 'A New Hope' Fight Scene Updated Via Fan Video

    12/28/2017 5:00:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | DECEMBER 28, 2017 | Ryan Parker
    The video, less than a minute in length, serves as a teaser trailer and already has more than a million views. The lightsaber fight between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi was likely a rush for fans when Star Wars: A New Hope opened in 1977, but compared to the lightning-speed choreographed duels of the prequels and latest films, the moment seems to drag a bit. Enter a well-done fan-made video. Posted a few days ago, YouTube user FXitinPost re-imagined what the Vader-Kenobi fight would look like if it was filmed in modern day. The video, less than a minute in...
  • Star Wars has always been a leftie fantasy

    12/28/2017 2:06:32 PM PST · by otness_e · 104 replies
    The Daily Chrenk ^ | December 19, 2017 | Arthur Chrenkoff
    The latest of the Disney “Star Wars” franchise is out, and it’s already dividing the audiences – and not just on its artistic and storytelling merits. Scanning the media commentary, one gets the impression the “long time ago in a galaxy far far away” saga is getting increasingly political, which some fans love and others hate, depending on where they stand in real life in relation to the type of political injected into the Jedi-Sith struggle. As CNN reports (spoilers alert): "Pop culture can hardly avoid politics anymore, especially in the case of a huge target like “Star Wars.” But...
  • Alfie Curtis, Mos Eisley Scumbag in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at Age 87

    12/27/2017 2:47:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 27, 2017 | Jeremy Fuster
    Alfie Curtis, who played the wanted outlaw Dr. Evazan in “Star Wars,” died this week at age 87, according to multiple media reports. His cause of death is not yet known. “Star Wars” fans know Dr. Evazan as the man who attempted to intimidate Luke Skywalker when he visited the Mos Eisley cantina early in the famous 1977 film. “You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men,” he famously warned the future Jedi before he was chopped down by Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber. “I have the death sentence on 12 systems.” According to the Star Wars website, Evazan was once a promising...
  • Star Wars Fans Try Flying to Fictional Planet

    12/27/2017 1:50:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, December 23, 2017
    'Star Wars' fans have been trying to find flights to take them to the fictional planet of Ahch-to from the latest movie 'The Last Jedi'. has found the British public are desperately searching for the fictional land, which doesn't exist, as they have noticed hundreds of people have searched for the fictional planet where exiled Jedi Master Luke Skywalker lives in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'. The real location is Skellig Michael in the southern coast of Ireland, but Stephen Davis - who works at the flight booking site - has admitted he cannot take passengers to Ahch-to but...
  • How Star Wars was saved in the edit

    12/24/2017 9:05:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | David Welch and Joey Scoma
    An excellent 19 minute discussion with concrete examples of how post-production made the original Star Wars movie into a quality motion picture.
  • Anyone seen Last Jedi yet? How is it?

    12/24/2017 1:44:59 PM PST · by MNDude · 145 replies
    Now that the Last Jedi has been out for a few days, I am wondering who here has seen it? I saw some of the reviews said it was great, but they also said the force awakens was great, and I hated that movie because of the utter lack of originality. Without providing too many spoilers, how was it?
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special (HD) "The WHIO 1st Generation 2013 VHS"

    12/24/2017 1:14:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    George Abrams ^ | Published on Nov 21, 2015 | Star Wars
    The Star Wars Holiday Special (HD) "The WHIO 1st Generation 2013 VHS"