Screen Junkies » George Lucas http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:32:49 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Star Wars’ But With Terrible Sound Effects http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/star-wars-but-with-terrible-sound-effects/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/star-wars-but-with-terrible-sound-effects/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:57:39 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261298 PEW! PEW! KEW! KEW!

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I kinda prefer this Chewbacca.

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J.J. Abrams Attempting To Make ‘Star Wars’ No Longer Ass-Terrible http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-j-abrams-attempting-to-make-star-wars-no-longer-ass-terrible/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/j-j-abrams-attempting-to-make-star-wars-no-longer-ass-terrible/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:55:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257120 He aims to make a movie for the 11-year old in all of us, instead of a movie for all the 11-year olds.

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Once again displaying his inhuman ability to be really classy and diplomatic, J.J. Abrams laid out his hopes for Star Wars: Episode VII without outright shitting all over Lucas’s prequels. That takes tremendous restraint.

Abrams told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [George Lucas's] dream has become almost a religion to some people. I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting [the new film] to feel real; to feel authentic. I remember I felt that way when I was 11 years old when I saw the first one. As much of a fairy tale as it was, it felt real. And to me, that is exactly right.”

Refreshing to know that he aims to make a movie for the 11-year old in all of us, instead of a movie for all the 11-year olds.

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8 Of The Coolest Mistakes In The Indiana Jones Franchise http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/8-of-the-coolest-mistakes-in-the-indiana-jones-franchise/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/8-of-the-coolest-mistakes-in-the-indiana-jones-franchise/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:54:03 +0000 Jason Epstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250982 In honor of the franchise's Blu Ray release...

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In celebration of the impending release of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures on Blu RayTM, we want to take a moment to look back on some of Indy’s most interesting production inaccuracies, while refraining from pointing out all the hardcore factual errors. Because let’s be honest; Jewish ghosts, mind-exploding aliens, heart-stealing Thuggee’s and thousand-year-old crusade knights have always given the Indiana Jones movies no chance of achieving historical or scientific accuracy.

“High-Tech” Safety Measures

The Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Scene: The Well of Souls

The Mistake: As Indy falls to the ground, he’s confronted by a hissing Cobra. But take a careful look (if you own the VHS, as this was taken out of the DVD and Blu Ray versions) and you’ll see the snake’s reflection on the safety glass that had been placed between it and Mr. Ford.

Belloq Eats a Bug While Threatening to Blow up the Ark

The Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Scene: Canyon Stand-Off

The Mistake: Numerous flies can be seen buzzing around the canyon as Indy and Belloq face off, but the most identifiable, and yes, probably the most famous fly in history is the one that can be seen flying into Belloq’s mouth…never to emerge. So, did he eat it? According to actor Paul Freeman, the fly did fly away, but it was edited (as an inside joke) to look like it disappeared into his mouth.

Indy Gets Shot, Doesn’t Notice

The Movie: Temple of Doom

The Scene: Rope-Bridge Stand-off

The Mistake: After his stand-off with Mola Rom and the Thuggee’s deteriorates and he decides to cut the bridge, Indy, now in a vertical climb, struggles to keep from falling as he’s being shot at with bows and arrows. Try as he might, he’s hit with two arrows…that bounce off his back harmlessly. Nice.

What’s the Deal with that Random Unconscious Guy?

The Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Scene: Fight on the Runway

The Mistake: Before it was cut, there was a scene just after the Well of Souls escape where Indy pushes a large stone out of the mummy room and finds an Arab man guarding the exit. So Indy simply knocks the guy unconscious. Though the scene never made it into the film, you can still see evidence of its existence: when Indy initially climbs out of the mummy chamber he looks off to the left where the guard would have been. Then, when Indy and Marion are running from the Well of Souls to the plane, the unconscious guard can be seen in the background.

The Stone Wall Head Bounce

The Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

The Scene: The Library Catacombs

The Mistake: Beneath the library in Venice, Indy and Elsa run into a few obstacles while on their search for the tomb of Sir Richard. One of these is a damaged stone wall they need to get through. Indy uses his shoulder as a battering ram, but you can actually see his head bounce off the rock pretty hard as he’s breaking through. Ouch! Good thing its fake rock, otherwise that could have been the end of the movie right there.

The Nazis Accommodate Indy By Driving Over a Continuous, Body-Sized Trench

The Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Scene: The Truck Chase

The Mistake: While climbing underneath the ark truck, you can clearly see that Indy is laying in a depressed area of the road. This was actually a trench, dug right down the middle of the road to provide stuntman Vic Armstrong with the necessary room to complete the dangerous stunt.

What Magic is This?

The Movie: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The Scene: Area 51 Escape

The Mistake: At the end of Crystal Skull’s frenetic opening sequence, Indy’s escapes, hurtling through the prairie from the Area 51 warehouse on a rocket sled, which comes to a pretty abrupt stop in a pool of water. In real life, this would be like a major car crash with no seat belts, yet Indy and Dovchenko aren’t thrown from the sled. While this isn’t the first or last physics conundrum of the Indy films, the weirdest thing here is that you can actually see that the rocket’s chair has seat belt straps on it for just such a ride. We can either attribute this to being overlooked by the props staff or Spielberg just preferring to completely mock the laws of physics with a visibly unused safety device.

Are Those Snakes Dead?

The Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Scene: The Well of Souls

The Mistake: Despite getting a ton of snakes for the Well of Souls scene, Spielberg and Lucas couldn’t seem to get quite enough to really make the floor seem like it was made of them as they’d intended. Running up against a tight time schedule, they improvised by cutting up water hoses and layering them amongst the real snakes. Take a closer look and you’ll see which are which.

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Everyone Comes To Their Damn Senses: ‘Indiana Jones 5′ Cancelled http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everyone-comes-to-their-damn-senses-indiana-jones-5-cancelled/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everyone-comes-to-their-damn-senses-indiana-jones-5-cancelled/#comments Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:59:10 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250026 No takebacks!

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For years we‘ve been threatened with the promise of a fifth Indiana Jones film. Today, we can step out beneath that shadow of oppression. Today, is our Independence Day!

Producer Frank Marshall got to talking with Collider about the likelihood of having Harrison Ford fight Nazis in Atlantis or whatever, and though his response was fairly measured, he did make it seem highly unlikely.

“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… [Lucas] isn’t [hungry to do another Indiana Jones].”

Lucas recently retired and left his role at Lucasfilm to Marshall’s wife, Kathleen Kennedy. He doesn’t seem to be working on an Indiana Jones script at this time. Let’s pray he doesn’t read my Atlantis joke above and get inspired.

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In Honor Of ‘Star Wars 1313′: 7 Best ‘Star Wars’ Video Games http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-star-wars-1313-7-best-star-wars-video-games/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-star-wars-1313-7-best-star-wars-video-games/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:17:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249076 Will 1313 top all other Star Wars games?

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The first footage from Star Wars 1313 was revealed this week at the E3 conference, and WOW. It looks increbile. This gritty look at the Star Wars universe takes us to Level 1313, a ruthless criminal underground that an inventive bounty hunter must traverse using “human skills and gadgets, rather than supernatural Force powers.” Check out the footage and sign us up.

Again, WOW. While we’re busy cleaning our underwears, check out this list of the top 7 Star Wars video games, and talk amongst yourselves.

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

The second game in the Rogue Squadron series is also its best. It’s fast-paced, action-packed, and a standout title for the GameCube. As if tripping up AT-ATs wasn’t enough, if you’re good enough at it and unlock secret content, you’re handed the keys to the Millennium Falcon. I can think of no ship I would rather pilot.

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

Back in 1996, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was the best non-Mario reason to get an N64. The story picked up the events between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The four chapters of the game follow smuggler Dash Rendar as he joins the Battle on Hoth, attempts to retrieve a carbonite-encased Han Solo, saves Luke Skywalker from the clutches of Darth Vader, and teams up with Luke and Lando to save Princess Leia. With all of those story lines happening, it was also the best non-Mario reason to not touch any boobs. In 1996. I totally touch boobs nowadays. Like all of the time. And not my own.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Jedi Outcast took the Doom III engine and made it infinitely awesome times one million. Whereas Doom III allowed you to go bonkers with a chainsaw, Jedi Outcast gives you access to the only weapon cooler than that – the lightsaber. As the old saying goes, “Never bring a chainsaw to a lightsaber fight.”

Star Wars: Republic Commando

This one took everyone by surprise with its overall quality. Set during the Clone Wars, the player leads Delta Squad which is a team of elite Clone troopers. Why couldn’t the prequels feature a story and characters as well planned out as this?

Star Wars: Battlefront II

Although similar to the original Battlefront, Battlefront II adds new gameplay mechanics. Galactic Conquest mode is back in the sequel, which allows you to board an enemy’s vessel and tear it apart from the inside. Can we all agree that that is the best way to destroy a ship?

Star Wars

The one that started it all. The classic arcade game put you in the pilot’s seat of an X-Wing for the first time .Though a galaxy far, far away from the graphics of later LucasArts games, the original Star Wars was addictive fun. Just like the movies.

Knights of the Old Republic

Set 4,000 years before the events of the films, Knights of the Old Republic tops every list of Best Star Wars games. And for good reason. The RPG-based game gave fans a chance to view the Jedi Civil War and take on the founders of the Sith. Plus it had a sarcastic robot which is ALWAYS nice.

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Watch Darth Maul Get Housed By A Baby http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-darth-maul-get-housed-by-a-baby/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-darth-maul-get-housed-by-a-baby/#comments Tue, 08 May 2012 21:31:44 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248534 We all have our off days.

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The Force is strong with this one. (via The Mary Sue)

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R.I.P. ‘Star Wars’ Designer Ralph McQuarrie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-star-wars-designer-ralph-mcquarrie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/r-i-p-star-wars-designer-ralph-mcquarrie/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:00:26 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246755 Fun Fact: Han Solo used to wear a cape.

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The legendary concept artist who designed science fiction‘s most iconic characters has died. Ralph McQuarrie passed away on March 3rd at the age of 82.

Best known for bringing the world of Star Wars to visual life, McQuarrie worked with George Lucas to establish the look of not only characters like Darth Vader and Han Solo, but also the universe itself through its all of its incarnations. The picture below shows Han Solo (looking stylish with a beard and cape) with light saber drawn as he prepares to battle a light saber wielding Storm Trooper. Says McQuarrie of the illustration: “I gave Han Solo a light saber, and I thought it was reasonable to assume that the opposing forces would have the same weapons.”

Here’s another look at what could have been, an early concept of C3PO and R2-D2 before Lucas gave McQuarrie the note, “Make them look gayer.”

Our condolences to Mr. McQuarrie’s loved ones and millions of fans worldwide. (Ars Technica)

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8 Things From ‘Star Wars’ More Unethical Than Han Shooting First http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/8-things-from-star-wars-more-unethical-than-han-shooting-first/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/8-things-from-star-wars-more-unethical-than-han-shooting-first/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:24:44 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245128 George Lucas leads us to believe that space is mostly a vast moral grey area.

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As George Lucas continues to, more than a decade after making the “fix,” dig himself a deeper hole through his insistence that Han Solo didn’t shoot first, he opens himself up to more and more scrutiny. He seems to obsess over taking the moral high road over shooting a skeezy bounty hunter, while far more serious trespasses take place over the six films.

So while he can continue to prattle on about Han shooting in self-defense, let’s look at nine other elephants in the room that demonstrate that these galaxies far, far away don’t adhere to the same strict moral code that we here in present day ‘merica do.

8. Using An Army Of Clones

How are the Jedi OK with this? Aside from the fact that no one really knew who made the clones, doesn’t Yoda have any qualms about the fact that these soldiers were raised in pods and have life outside of battle? It’s one thing to raise an army. It’s another to use a bunch of slaves you made in a test tube.

7. Animal Abuse

Killing a savage bounty hunter is totally verboten in Lucasland, but picking off womp rats is just innocent “boys will be boys” fun? That’s crap. Luke Skywalker‘s predilection towards killing animals should indicate that not only is he not fit to lead a rebellion, but probably shouldn’t be someone you’re hanging out with in any capacity. And let’s not forget Han Solo’s total disregard for the life of his poor Tauntaun.

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Honest Trailer: ‘Phantom Menace 3D’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailer-phantom-menace-3d/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailer-phantom-menace-3d/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:17:53 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=245174 "Yousa thinkin' people ganna watch this crap?"

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This past weekend, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was re-released in theaters. Sure, it’s the same awful movie that premiered 12 years ago and tarnished one of the most beloved film franchises in history, but this time, it’s in 3D! For me, watching a Gungan minstrel show is bad enough in two dimensions. But apparently for some people, an added dimension is a game changer, since George “Han Never Shot First” Lucas just made another $23,000,000.

Check Out 8 Things From ‘Star Wars’ More Unethical Than Han Shooting First

The fact that people actually paid to see this crap, most likely for a second time, is almost too much to comprehend. So in the interest of warning the public at large to avoid this sh*t show at all costs, we’ve created an honest movie trailer for Phantom Menace 3D. Will it help? Probably not. But at least we’ll go to our graves knowing we did our part.

Click the Image Below To See 45 Fan-Made Tributes To The ‘Star Wars’ AT-AT Walker

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9 Things George Lucas Denies Besides Han Shooting First http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-things-george-lucas-denies-besides-han-shooting-first/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-things-george-lucas-denies-besides-han-shooting-first/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:34:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245076 HAN SHOT FIRST!

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George Lucas spoke again recently, which means that, of course, he angered nerds all over the world. His recent statements regard the fervent “Han Shot First” controversy. Lucas claims that not only did he redesign the scene where Greedo captures Han Solo for A New Hope’s special edition, but he now says it was always that way, and Greedo was always meant to shoot first. Even though anybody with eyeballs in their head can see that is not the case, and that Han Solo is a badass.

Why is George Lucas holding on to this clearly false view? And what is he hiding? Screen Junkies investigated, and found these nine other George Lucas denials.

The Existence of the Skywalker Ranch Ghost

Visitors to Skywalker Ranch may notice some strange occurrences. It’s not uncommon to catch a glimpse of movement out of the corner of your eye or feel a presence behind you when walking the hallways at night. Though when you turn, there is no one there. Some eyewitnesses have reported seeing an opaque, glowing woman pleading for help. George Lucas explains that this is just test footage for Princess Leia‘s hologram transmission to Obi-Wan Kenobi. But it just doesn’t add up.

The Holocaust (On Alderaan)

Though there is clearly filmic proof of the Death Star firing upon Alderaan and killing its entire population, George Lucas has been an outspoken Holocaust (on Alderaan) denier. “The Holocaust (on Alderaan) didn’t happen,” claims Lucas. “The explosion of the planet was an inside job which the Empire had no hand in.” He also purports there is a conspiracy in the Cloud City of Bespin that Lando Calrissian has stockpiled thousands of plastic bins alleged to be used for the mass burials of suspected rebels.

Chip Double-Dipping

Deny. Deny. Deny.

That’s George Lucas’s top three rules when called out for the double-dipping of a cracker, chip, or baby carrot while at functions that offer hummus or ranch dip. It’s not even worth accusing him anymore as he can use Industrial Light & Magic to digitally cover up any wrongdoing. Best bet is to just get to the dip before him and ration out your own amount, or avoid it entirely.

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George Lucas Insists Greedo Always Shot First In ‘Star Wars’, You Just Didn’t Notice It http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/george-lucas-insists-greedo-always-shot-first-in-star-wars-you-just-didnt-notice-it/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/george-lucas-insists-greedo-always-shot-first-in-star-wars-you-just-didnt-notice-it/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:00:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245075 This whole time you thought that Han Solo shot first at bounty hunter Greedo at the cantina, but really, it was your only bloodlust that led you to that conclusion,...

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This whole time you thought that Han Solo shot first at bounty hunter Greedo at the cantina, but really, it was your only bloodlust that led you to that conclusion, you monster. George Lucas, in some delusional, revisionist history he spouted off to The Hollywood Reporter, claimed that people let themselves be confused about Star Wars because they wanted Han Solo to be something he’s not.

I’ll let the be-flanneled Ewok tell his side of the story:

The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.

So there you go.

And here are the two versions in question:

This should, as George Lucas pointed out in his THR interview, prove that you are a bloodthirsty monster that let your insatiable need for gore cloud your judgment. Let’s consider the matter closed. Especially in the comments.

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A Stop-Motion Animated Shot-For-Shot Remake Of The ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’ Intro, Just Because http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/a-stop-motion-animated-shot-for-shot-remake-of-the-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-intro-just-because/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/a-stop-motion-animated-shot-for-shot-remake-of-the-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-intro-just-because/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:48:20 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=239479 Much better than Crystal Skull...

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As the title indicates, this video is a shot-for-shot stop-motion recreation of the intro to Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Why? Because it’s awesome, that’s why. It’s about 1000 times more watchable than Crystal Skull. Besides, you don’t need an excuse to combine one of the greatest films of all time with the magic of stop-motion animation. In fact, I’m kind of pissed that this didn’t happen sooner, and if it did, I’m pissed that I never saw it. At any rate, Kudos to Jeff Gurwood for his Indy Animation creation. Huzzah!

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Steven Spielberg Didn’t Like ‘Indiana Jones 4′ Either http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steven-spielberg-didnt-like-indiana-jones-4-either/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steven-spielberg-didnt-like-indiana-jones-4-either/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:23:47 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233855 Once again, the blame is on George Lucas.

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If you’ve ever wondered who wears the pants in the Indiana Jones family, the answer is George Lucas. Director Steven Spielberg perhaps over-shared when asked a question about the production of a fifth Indiana Jones film. “You have to ask George Lucas,” he tells Empire. “George is in charge of breaking the stories. He’s done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories.”

So, what you’re saying is that you’re not to blame for the major lack of quality in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull?

“I sympathize with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin,” he says. “George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in — even if I don’t believe in it — I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisioned it.”

That’s admirable. Doesn’t explain The Terminal, but still admirable. (Empire)

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There’s an argument to be made that of all the awesome vehicles and weapons in the Star Wars Universe, the AT-AT Walker may be the coolest. So in its honor, we’ve put together this gallery of 45 fan-made tributes. After all, while the All Terrai Armored Transport might be highly impracticable and extremely vulnerable to all but a frontal assault, the important thing is that it looks totally bad ass. In our book, that’s more than enough, which is probably why we won’t be ruling the galaxy anytime soon. Enjoy.

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Hey, George Lucas! This ‘Star Wars’ Producer Didn’t Like The Prequels Either http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hey-george-lucas-this-star-wars-producer-didnt-like-the-prequels-either/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hey-george-lucas-this-star-wars-producer-didnt-like-the-prequels-either/#comments Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:33:38 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=232743 He doesn't say it outright, but I get the feeling he's not a fan of the films due to their overall shittiness.

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In the Lionsgate documentary The People Vs. George Lucas, Gary Kurtz, producer of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back got pretty critical of George Lucas‘ prequels. While it may seem like he’s hardly an objective party, that doesn’t mean he’s wrong. In fact. He’s right. The prequels were very, very bad. They had Jake Lloyd and JarJar Binks and both those things totally suck.

While he admires the films’ technical achievements, he has “trouble with them on several different levels,” like story and character development.

Yikes. Those are pretty important levels.

So, in summation, this is a news story because a guy involved with the original Star Wars films hates the new ones just as much as we do. Why are we reporting this? Because Goerge Lucas hasn’t suffered enough for what he’s done.

Seriously, dude. Pod races? Seriously.

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Don’t Blame George Lucas; Blame Yourself http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/dont-blame-george-lucas-blame-yourself/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/actors-directors/dont-blame-george-lucas-blame-yourself/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 17:04:25 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227181 You made Greedo shoot first...sort of...

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As our wars in the Middle East drag on and the economy continues to falter, Americans across the political spectrum are understandably outraged about the alterations being made to the Blu-Ray edition of the Star Wars films. I mean blinking Ewoks? That’s a god-damn travesty!

And as the angry mob desperately searches for a scapegoat, the natural choice is George Lucas. After all, he’s the one responsible for these idiotic changes, is he not?

But when we step back from the situation, the answer is not so simple. While Lucas may have absolute power at Skywalker Ranch, he is not acting alone. Like Hitler, Stalin, and Mao before him, Lucas would not be able to carry out his psychotic urges without the help and complicity of the masses. Just as Emperor Palpatine had Grand Moff Tarkin and an army of clones, Lucas has legions of employees ready to do his bidding and millions of fans willing to fund his evil endeavors. In the end, they are just as guilty as Lucas himself.

When Lucas got the bright idea to add the infamous “noooooooo” scream to the climax of Return of the Jedi, it’s not as if he powered up his MacBook Pro and dropped it in. He has dozens, if not hundreds of individuals carrying out these alterations. As with all dictatorships, the grunts on the ground can always fall back on the “I was only following orders” defense. But in this case, it only goes so far.

Yeah, we know. Now shut the hell up.

It’s safe to assume that these people went to work for Lucas in the first place because they are Star Wars fans, and hardcore fans at that. I can’t imagine someone who has never seen Empire Strikes Back would randomly apply to work as a special effects tech at ILM or Lucas Film. If anything, the films inspired them to pursue their careers. As such, they too must have been horrified by the idea of taking laughable audio from the prequels and placing it in the original trilogy, or making Greedo shoot first. But at the end of the day, did anyone stand up and say “this is a bad idea?” I doubt it. To paraphrase a term made famous by noted asshole Ward Churchill, these “little Tarkins” are never called into question. But ultimately, they are the ones directly responsible for shitting on the original trilogy.

Of course, as with all things in life, money talks, and bullshit walks. If someone drove an AT-AT Walker full of cash over to my house and told me to photoshop a picture of Han Solo blowing Greedo, I’d be more than happy to comply. With that in mind, I can’t really fault the people at ILM for being sellouts. Besides, where does Lucas get his unlimited supply of cash with which to pay his army of clones? That’s right; from assholes like you and me who shell out our money on Star Wars related crap. If the fans wouldn’t pay for these altered films, Lucas wouldn’t be making them. But we do, time after time after time.

So the next time you go to bitch about what an idiot George Lucas is, remember that we’re all complicit in this ongoing atrocity. Then again, as the old saying goes, if everyone is guilty, no one is, so maybe it is better if we just blame George.

Screw you, beardo! Han shot first!

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George Lucas’ 8 Most Irritating Changes To The ‘Star Wars’ Films http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/george-lucass-8-most-irritating-changes-to-the-star-wars-films/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/george-lucass-8-most-irritating-changes-to-the-star-wars-films/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:21:35 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225914 Enough already, beard-o!

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I was a senior in high school when George Lucas unleashed the Star Wars Special Edition on the world. My excitement to finally see the trilogy in its expanded form quickly evaporated when I saw Greedo shoot first. Since then, Lucas has continued to touch my childhood in its no-no spot every couple years or so. With the impending release of the Star Wars saga to Blu-Ray on September 12, get ready for a whole new round of pointless and irritating changes to what used to be the raddest sci-fi trilogy going.

Arbitrary Dialogue Changes Too Numerous to Count

One thing Lucas loves to do every time he edits Star Wars is to change dialogue in seemingly arbitrary ways. It’s not really clear why “Blast it, Wedge, where are you?” gets changed to “Blast it, Biggs, where are you?,” nor what difference having C-3PO say “and” before “do take care of yourself” makes, but apparently it’s a big deal to George.

Title Changes

Back in the day, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was known simply as “Star Wars.” Of course, back in the day, Star Wars was just a fun movie to watch and an excuse to use Whiffle bats as light sabres. Somewhere along the line George Lucas started seeing his work as some kind of socially relevant epic. Accordingly, he not only started giving the films incredibly pretentious names, he actually went back and changed the titles of previously released films.

Greedo Shoots First

This was the irritating change for nearly a decade. Somewhere along the line, Lucas decided that Han Solo was a noble knight instead of a charming rake. Accordingly, he couldn’t dare shoot first at a bounty hunter trying to claim him for a disgusting space worm. This change isn’t minor or insignificant. It completely alters the character of Han Solo. Why not have him tell Leia “I love you, too” while we’re at it?

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Despite claims that they wouldn’t f*ck around and add anything to the new Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Blu-Ray, George Lucas just couldn’t resist giving Yoda a little work. However, in this case, LucasFilm has improved upon the original version. In the clip above you’ll see the crappy Yoda puppet used initially has been swapped out for CG Yoda. Looks much better and allows more consistency throughout the prequels.

Now, if only they’d do something about the Mars Guo puppet that crashes and burns around the 4:33 mark in the video below. What is that thing? rubber chicken with a belt across its eyes?? (via /Film)

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5 Reasons There Shouldn’t Be An ‘Indiana Jones 5′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/5-reasons-there-shouldnt-be-a-fifth-indiana-jones-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/5-reasons-there-shouldnt-be-a-fifth-indiana-jones-film/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:25:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=225351 Do not want.

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Harrison Ford remains on the press trail to promote Cowboys & Aliens, which means, we’re going to hear more rumors about a fifth Indiana Jones film. Do not want.

Here are five reasons why a fifth installment is a very, very bad idea.

IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM

Ford has said that he’s more than game for another if the script is there. He’s also been pretty open that cash is the motivating factor here. Why? Doesn’t he have enough that he can afford to try out new roles and take a risk on new franchises? Calista Flockhart can’t possibly be eating him out of house and home. He should take a page out of Indy’s book and realize that greed always leads to demise. In the words of Professer Henry Jones Sr., “Indiana… let it go.”

HIGHLY-UNLIKELY PLOT

Throughout his adventures Indiana Jones has killed approximately 9 million Nazis. Give or take. Don’t you think that the Nazis – a highly-organized and brutal killing force — would seek retribution on the part-time adventurer/college professor? Yes. He’s used to tumbling with assassins, but his guard can’t always be up. You’d just figure that they’d find a way to off him before he reaches old age. He can’t always have a monkey around to taste his food.

PRESERVE THE MEMORY

With each slapdash return to the well, the overall memory of Indiana Jones is sullied. Mention the series to any fan and there will inevitably be some sour grapes. Let us remember Indiana Jones at his best and in his prime, with a whip in one hand and a precious artifact in the other rather than a script rote with hackneyed premises.

THE FRIDGE HAS BEEN NUKED

Yes. Earlier entries in the saga featured faces magically melting, still-beating hearts ripped from chest cavities, and invisible walkways. However, those scenarios didn’t come off as far-fetched. The same can’t be said of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In this entry, Jones rides out a nuclear blast in a refrigerator (everyone knows that discarded fridges are the Devil‘s suffocation boxes), teams up with monkeys, and encounters aliens. Aliens. That’s just too far-fetched, even for the movie series that features an immortal Knight of the Round Table.

SHIA LaBEOUF


Put. Down. The. Hat.

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The trailer for the  George Lucas-produced Red Tails opens with World War II fighter pilots getting shredded. Which looks pretty spectacular, I have to say. That’s where Terrence Howard and the Tuskegee Airmen come in. The legendary group of African-American combat pilots fight through red tape in order to escort bombers to their targets.

The real star of the trailer are the visual effects, but it seems like they did the Airmen’s story justice as well. It’s directed by Anthony Hamilton (The Wire, Treme) and stars Howard, NeYo, Andre Royo, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, and Method Man to name a few. If only they had cast Chris Rock to humorously point out the different ways in which white people and black people fly.

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Shia LaBeouf Determines From Harrison Ford’s Gym Routine That ‘Indiana Jones 5′ Is “Not So Far Off” http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shia-labeouf-determines-from-harrison-fords-fitness-regimen-that-indiana-jones-5-is-not-far-off/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shia-labeouf-determines-from-harrison-fords-fitness-regimen-that-indiana-jones-5-is-not-far-off/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:54:52 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=215201 Apparently, Harrison Ford will not stop lifting weights until he shows up to the set of 'Indy 5'.

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Shia “Sequel Boy” LaBeouf notified (warned?) the public that another Indiana Jones sequel is “not so far off.” While George Lucas hasn’t been too forthright about his plans, Shia has taken to extrapolating Harrison Ford‘s workout regimen as a sign that the wheels are in motion.

In an interview with MTV, LaBeouf conveyed that he had talked to Ford recently and that Ford was “staying in the gym” to prepare for the role, so it must be around the corner. Some specious reasoning on Shia’s part, as it’s widely assumed that Lucas hasn’t yet locked down a script. So if Harrison Ford is planning on “staying in the gym” until filming starts, there’s a decent chance he could show up to set looking like a 69 year-old Vin Diesel. Which would be awesome, if only for the comedic value of it all.

Shia hedged his comments by speaking to Lucas’ process, saying “I mean, he’s got to let it sit. He’s going through his ruminations, which is extensive.”

Let’s hope those ruminations get sped up. Not because anyone’s all that excited about another installment, but because poor Harrison is an old man and years of exertion in the gym in anticipation will probably kill him.

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Spielberg Regrets The Whole ‘E.T.’ Walkie-Talkie Fiasco http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/spielberg-regrets-the-whole-e-t-walkie-talkie-fiasco/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/spielberg-regrets-the-whole-e-t-walkie-talkie-fiasco/#comments Sat, 04 Jun 2011 00:18:14 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214762 The famous director has gone back on the idea of digitally altering past films, putting Spielberg at odds with his friend George "I Change My Old Movies All The Time, Just To Piss You Off" Lucas.

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Well, perhaps “regrets” is too strong a word, but in the spirit of this news, I won’t go back and change it.

5 photosPretty Pictures from Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova'

In a recent interview, Steven Spielberg discussed the currently-being-worked-on Blu-ray edition of Jaws. If your favorite Spielberg movie was the 2002 20th Anniversary Edition version of E.T. with the infamous replacement of guns for walkie-talkies – first of all, really? Second of all, you’re out of luck with Jaws.

The famous director has gone back on the idea of digitally altering past films, putting Spielberg at odds with his friend George “I Change My Old Movies All The Time, Just To Piss You Off” Lucas. Hear that? It’s the collective sigh of relief from moviephiles and people who don’t fix things when they’re not broken. Direct from The Spielberg’s mouth:

“[In the future] there’s going to be no more digital enhancements or digital additions to anything based on any film I direct. I’m not going to do any corrections digitally to even wires that show…At this point right now I think letting movies exist in the era, with all the flaws and all of the flourishes, is a wonderful way to mark time and mark history.”

Yeah, why remove wires? I go out of my way to watch “The Wire,” though I will admit that’s entirely not what he’s talking about. He continues…

“When people ask me which E.T. they should look at, I always tell them to look at the original 1982 E.T. If you notice, when we did put out E.T. we put out two E.T.s. We put out the digitally enhanced version with the additional scenes and for no extra money, in the same package, we put out the original ‘82 version. I always tell people to go back to the ’82 version.”

Celebratory Reese’s Pieces, anyone? (AICN)

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Lucas Produced ‘Red Tails’ Is Alive And Release Dated http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lucas-produced-red-tails-is-alive-and-release-dated/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lucas-produced-red-tails-is-alive-and-release-dated/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 01:57:28 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214542 George Lucas doesn't just make films about wars in space. He also makes films about wars on boring ol' Earth.

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George Lucas doesn’t just make films about wars in space. He also makes films about wars on boring ol’ Earth. However, many folks were wondering what happened to Red Tails, about a real group of black pilots in WWII called the Tuskegee Airmen. The film has been MIA for sometime, with rumors that Lucas shot down director Anthony Hemingway and writer John Ridley due to creative differences, then reshot parts of the movie himself.

Links Away: George Lucas Strikes Back

However, from the burning wreckage – a tweet. Hemingway took to the Twitters, saying Red Tails would be released January 2012. He is the director, so that’s a pretty official source, but single tweets aren’t exactly The New York Times, so I’m remaining cautious. Or to put it another way, this might be “a trap.”

The film’s cast includes Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ne-Yo. In a related story, remember Cuba Gooding Jr.? (Twitter)

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Links Away: George Lucas Strikes Back http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-george-lucas-strikes-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/links-away-george-lucas-strikes-back/#comments Wed, 01 Jun 2011 00:58:32 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=214194 Turns out we've been wrong about the guy this whole time.

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We’ve been wrong about the guy this whole time. Turns out it wasn’t actually him who made those less-than-brilliant Star Wars prequels. It was an imposter! Oh my god! Cue lightsaber battle.

Links that are more entertaining than The Phantom Menace:

The Greatest Movie Threats Of All Time (ScreenJunkies)

Drivin’ Like A Boss (BarstoolSports)

No Post Credit Scene In First Class (FilmDrunk)

Kelly Kapowski GIFs (CelebJihad)

Meet Captain Chewbacca (Unreality)

Ellen On Bridesmaids (Moviefone)

Brangelina Talk Marriage (PopEater)

Awesome Pairs Of Custom Vans (Smosh)

The Best Cocktails Ever Mixed (Ranker)

Crazy Drunk Girl At Soundset (BroBible)

January Jones Hotness (Maxim)

Idris Elba Is Django? (Pajiba)

12 Animated Movie Stars (NextMovie)

Steven Seagal Action Figures (CagePotato)

Malcolm McDowell Is Awesome (MadeMan)

Call of Duty Elite Preview (GameFront)

Sneeze With Your Eyes Open (TuVez)

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George Lucas seems to move more slowly than other directors. Perhaps that’s because his projects are more widely anticipated than everyone else’s. Or maybe it’s because he actually moves more slowly than anyone else. In this interview with G4‘s”Attack of the Show,” Lucas discusses what the hold up is for “Star Wars: The Adventures Continue,” and why he wasn’t ready to convert the six Star Wars films to 3D…until now.

As for the TV show, Lucas has 50 hours of the arc crafted, but is just waiting for production costs to become way, way, way cheaper. Like a tenth of what they are for films. So that could be a minute. Essentially, he says he plans on doing it, but stop holding your breath, because it won’t happen soon.

As for the 3D discussion, he says he’s ready to convert for a February 10 release date for Episode I. Without getting too specific, he says he was waiting for the technology to be there, and now it’s there. So it’s on its way and looking good, by all accounts. If you thought Jar-Jar was up in your face before (metaphorically), wait until you see him in 3D when he’s really up in your face! LITERALLY!

I’m gonna go lay down. I feel sick.

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Be Prepared To Get Uncomfortably Close With Jar Jar Binks http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/be-prepared-to-get-uncomfortably-close-with-jar-jar-binks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/be-prepared-to-get-uncomfortably-close-with-jar-jar-binks/#comments Sun, 06 Mar 2011 18:14:42 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=102470 The technical team behind 'The Phantom Menace' in 3D shares Lucas's orders.

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We know The Phantom Menace isn’t the Star Wars movie you want to see in 3D, but are you really surprised? George Lucas has always said he intended the films to be in this order, so now he gets to re-release them starting with Episode I. (But parents, seriously show your kids IV – VI first.)

The technical team who worked on Mars Needs Moms also had a hand in the first Star Wars prequel. At the press junket for Mars, ILM character animator Huck Wirtz said there are a lot of ships to whiz by your face in 3D.

“George loves to bring things past the camera so much, like in the space battles,” Wirtz said. “I’m sure all that’s going to be great.”

So if you have to sit through Phantom Menace again, at least it will be interactive. Visual effects production designer Doug Chiang said the 3D would work both ways. “When we were actually working on that film, 3D was always a secondary thought,” Chiang said. “But a lot of the shots, in terms of how George directs, are really immersive in that way.”

Stereoscopic supervisor Anthony Shafer is actually working on the 3D conversion. He can’t talk specifics, but suggested we think about the scope of those elaborate scenes in which Jar Jar is dancing through the shot.

“Just generally, the compositions that George chose are wide and panoramic and somewhat of a feast for the eyes and very first person perspective,” Shafer said. “That movie plays really well in that.”

The Phantom Menace in 3D attacks theaters February 10, 2012.

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Soooo ‘Phantom Menace’ In 3D Is Really Happening http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/soooo-phantom-menace-in-3d-is-really-happening/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/soooo-phantom-menace-in-3d-is-really-happening/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 18:31:20 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=31404 If you don't gouge your eyes out before February 12, 2012, you might accidentally see 'The Phantom Menace' in 3D.

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February 10, 2012. That is the day you need to mark on your calendars, because if you don’t gouge your eyes out before that date, you might accidentally see Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace in 3D. Yikes. I thought we had put this all behind us, didn’t you? I haven’t thought of the squeaky voiced, poorly rendered Jar-Jar Binks in years. I had worked through all of my confusing and conflicting emotions about all three prequels until now. Now it’s all coming back to me like so many repressed memories of yore. Look, I don’t know what else to say. George Lucas is bringing the movie that no one wanted or enjoyed in 1999 back to theaters in the third dimension. I guess the pod racing stuff will look cool? You know what? Don’t talk to me about this. If you need me, I’ll be hiding under the bed like Liam Neeson‘s daughter in Taken, praying that the bad men abduct me and make me watch this movie ever again. (Deadline)

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New ‘Star Wars’ Disneyland Ride Has Full Intention Of Being Not Awful http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-star-wars-disneyland-ride-has-full-intention-of-being-not-awful/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-star-wars-disneyland-ride-has-full-intention-of-being-not-awful/#comments Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:05:07 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=21206 George Lucas is re-making the classic 'Star Tours' Disneyland ride and re-releasing the whole 'Star Wars' series on Blu-Ray. Is there anything he won't "re-"?

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George Lucas in the master at taking something you love and making it somewhat worse. Whether it’s adding a shitty, unnecessary CG Jabba to A New Hope or taking a galactic alien dump on the Indiana Jones series, Lucas won’t leave the classics alone. Which is why we’re kind of horrified to announce that Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, the newly redone 3D version of the classic Star Tours motion ride (which starred Paul Reubens as a robot pilot) opens May 20th.

So how involved was “Prequel Era” George Lucas in Star Tours 2.0? Disney Imagineers had to put their proposed story and new pilot character Ace into the garbage compactor when they “decided to take the story in a very different direction” after having “discussions with George Lucas.” Uh oh. Also, get ready to visit the beloved Geonosians and Naboo citizens! We can only hope Jar Jar makes a long, insufferable cameo.

However, it’s not all bad news. We understand C3PO will be the new pilot. Also, your ship gets chased by Boba Fett, and a hologram of Admiral Ackbar appears at one point — to exclaim something about “traps,” we presume.

In other Star Wars news, the complete Blu-Ray collection of all 6 movies comes out on September 27th for $139.99. The set includes top picture quality and 30 hours of bonus features. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how good the picture looks if what I’m watching is Han not shooting first. (/Film)

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George Lucas Enlightens Seth Rogen About The End Of Days http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/george-lucas-enlightens-seth-rogen-about-the-end-of-days/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/george-lucas-enlightens-seth-rogen-about-the-end-of-days/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:47:08 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17732 When the day of reckoning comes, where will you be? Or, as George Lucas would put it, "Where are you going to be a year from now?"

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When the day of reckoning comes, where will you be? Or, as George Lucas would put it, “Where are you going to be a year from now?” Everyone’s favorite flannel-clad midget is convinced that the world is going to end in 2012, or so claims Seth Rogen after a 25-minute conversation with Lucas that turned into a diatribe about the end of days.

The excerpt from a Rogen piece in the Toronto Sun lays it out nicely:

“George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it. He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ’My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry… I first thought he (Lucas) was joking… and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, ’If you’re George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there’s no way you haven’t built a spaceship for yourself… So I asked him… ’Can I have a seat on it?’ He claimed he didn’t have a spaceship, but there’s no doubt there’s a Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with a pilot just waiting to go… It’s gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I’ll be blown up like the rest of us.”

So Lucas has known about the end of days for a while and his swan song to us is going to be Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Sounds like some shoddy planning, Lucas. If he is so sure the world is going to end, why is he only telling people like Seth Rogen? Does Jonah Hill know about this? Surel Paul Rudd won’t perish with the rest of us. In my mind, George Lucas is taking the next year or so to go around and warn all of the actors in the Judd Apatow universe that the end is nigh. Which begs the question: What has to take place for us to get footage of Lucas giving this serious talk to a befuddled, yet polite Michael Cera?

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Welp, I’m About To Blow All Of Yourses Minds http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/welp-im-about-to-blow-all-of-yourses-minds/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/welp-im-about-to-blow-all-of-yourses-minds/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:03:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=15579 Somebody finally took the initiative and re-cast Darth Vader with Tommy Wiseau. Unlike Star Wars or The Room, the results are intentionally hilarious.

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Somebody finally took the initiative and re-cast Darth Vader with Tommy Wiseau. Unlike Star Wars or The Room, the results are intentionally hilarious. This isn’t the slickest editing job and it’s a little long in some parts, but when they get it right they get it so right. Like, laugh out loud and annoy your girlfriend right. Besides wouldn’t you expect bad pacing, clunky editing, and nonsensical dialogue from a George LucasTommy Wiseau collaboration? Commitment to form, I say. (via Topless Robot with more episodes HERE)

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