Tag Archives: George Lucas

Christopher Lee: The King of Monsters

In the clip above, Sir Christopher Lee shows us his immense talent for languages – apart from some German, he also knew a bit of Swedish and Russian, among other languages. We lost a great man this week. The death of Lee was announced last Thursday, four days after it happened. When every family member … Continue reading Christopher Lee: The King of Monsters

Sundance 2015: Saoirse, Franco’s Gay Dilemma and the Lucas Circus Movies

This year’s Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah is about to wrap up and the time has come to remember a few highlights. The clip above celebrates some of its participants in slo-mo style courtesy of the New York Times. Saoirse Ronan made quite a splash this year with two films at the festival, Brooklyn … Continue reading Sundance 2015: Saoirse, Franco’s Gay Dilemma and the Lucas Circus Movies

Star Wars Teasers – Now and Then

“There’s been an awakening… have you felt it?” After an amazing build-up today that felt like the entire Internet was standing still in anticipation of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we finally got to see what all the fuss was about… and it was beautiful to behold. Just listening to the … Continue reading Star Wars Teasers – Now and Then

The Skeletons of My Youth

I haven’t seen Jason and the Argonauts (1963) since I was a kid, but there’s one scene from it that made an indelible impact. It’s the one seen above, where skeletal warriors rise from their graves and attack our heroes. It’s groundbreaking, and the man who’s responsible for it is Ray Harryhausen. He passed away this … Continue reading The Skeletons of My Youth

Good Billionaire, Bad Billionaire

Boys and girls, this week we have learned that there are different kinds of billionaires. First of all, there’s George Lucas who sold LucasFilm to Disney for $4 billion. Fans of the Star Wars saga may speculate on the reasons for and consequences of the sale; many wise analysts have tried to connect the dots, among them … Continue reading Good Billionaire, Bad Billionaire

Beverly Hills Cop III

IN FOR THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE. When Axel Foley’s (Eddie Murphy) boss is murdered in Detroit, he goes back to Beverly Hills to bring the killer, a security head for an amusement park, to justice. A decade after the first movie came the third one and not much has changed – except that the story … Continue reading Beverly Hills Cop III

Star Wars Episode I: Vader’s Boyhood Years

EVERY GENERATION HAS A LEGEND. EVERY JOURNEY HAS A FIRST STEP. EVERY SAGA HAS A BEGINNING. According to Merriam Webster, the word “anticipation” means among other things “pleasurable expectation”. They might as well have included an image of the poster for this film, the fourth in the Star Wars series, the first in chronological order. George Lucas … Continue reading Star Wars Episode I: Vader’s Boyhood Years

Star Wars: One Force to Rule Them All

A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY… Many people of my age grew up watching the Star Wars franchise. I never did; my movie nerd era didn’t begin until I was 16 and that’s probably when I saw those films. I understood why they had been so popular with young audiences and liked them … Continue reading Star Wars: One Force to Rule Them All

Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of George Lucas

THE SAGA IS COMPLETE. The first one was an OK adventure for the kids. The second one was not particularly memorable save for a sequence where Yoda actually fights with a lightsaber. But with this third entry in the second series of Star Wars films, George Lucas closed in on the original series – not just in … Continue reading Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of George Lucas

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

A JEDI SHALL NOT KNOW ANGER. NOR HATRED. NOR LOVE. The second Star Wars movie in the second series brings us ten years into the future after the events in The Phantom Menace (1999). The foundation to Anakin’s fall is laid during his teens when he grows arrogant and opens himself up to the forces of evil. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones