Star Wars: The Force Awakens is, predictably, making an ungodly amount of money; the question is only much more it will make. But here’s the biggest question: why do we care so …Read More
It’s the ultimate battle of good and evil, of light and dark – and also of “darn those kids and their selfies” and “you ruined the economy for us anyways”: the baby boomers and the millennials. …Read More
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens drawing ever closer, Star Wars fans and even casual viewers are taking the opportunity to get up to speed by revisiting the original films.
Filmmaker George Lucas and high-powered executive Mellody Hobson, who also happen to be married, just announced the single largest donation for student support in the history of USC’s film school.
A finance site proposes charging “somewhere around $30 for non-3D/IMAX showings, and between $35 and $40 for the 3D/IMAX screens” for “the opening-weekend privilege” of seeing a …Read More
With the combination of the previous days’ inebriation and the sound of fireworks still ringing in everyone’s ears, countless Americans will have woken up on July 5th, 6th, etc. with a headache. What better way to pass those few hours, waiting for the Advil to kick in and the fear to dissipate, than to watch a film?
As we’ve mentioned, this weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Jaws, Steven Spielberg’s masterful adaptation of Peter Benchley’s bestseller. By this date, the conventional wisdom that Jaws was a cinematic game-changer has taken hold — but like many such pronouncements, those who make it aren’t always clear on the details. In fact, it’s a little bit complicated, because Spielberg’s smash changed the way Hollywood did business in a variety of ways, both for good and ill.
First commissioned by George Lucas to appear before screenings of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, then lost for over 30 years, …Read More
If your childhood entailed a healthy mix of both getting lost in Nintendo and playing outside with your tangible friends, then British artist Craig Davison‘s Star Wars paintings will warm your heart and simultaneously make you wish that paper-towel rolls could still transform into lightsabers. In Davison’s series, pre-tweens use their imaginations to travel to a galaxy far, far away and craftily become beloved characters from George Lucas’ epic Star Wars universe. Clicking through the slideshow, you’ll encounter a makeshift Luke Skywalker (using Grandpa’s cane as a lightsaber), Yoda (with ears made from clothespins), R2-D2 (whose rotund head is crafted with a bowl), Princess Leia (toting a hair-dryer gun), Darth Vaders in hoodies, and spacecrafts made from the lids of trashcans. Prints of Davison’s work are available to purchase online from the ArtMarket and The Hawthorn Gallery websites. Feel the force!