‘Star Wars Episode VII’ News & Rumors: John Noble, Spinoff Films

Now that J.J. Abrams is behind the camera officially for Star Wars Episode VII, the rumors and news surrounding the Star Wars franchise in the hands of Disney is flying furiously. Yesterday, the news that spinoff films would exist in the saga outside of the main storyline films dominated the … Continue reading

The Future Of ‘Star Wars’ by Patrick Peris

In late November we ran a Gangam Style Mash-up from our friend Patrick Peris. He has once again created another great mash-up, this time for all the Star Wars and Disney fans out there. In my humble opinion this is one of Patrick’s best ones yet! (Not to mention that … Continue reading

Disney Buys Lucasfilm; ‘Star Wars’ Episode VII Announced for 2015

In an announcement that seems ripped from April Fools’ Day news, Lucasfilm has been sold to Disney for $4.05 billion. While George Lucas will remain part of his own company, the purchase gives Disney the rights to new installments of the iconic Star Wars franchise, with 2015 set for the … Continue reading

Why There is No Such Thing as a Disappointing Blockbuster

With the summer movie season now officially in the books (make no mistake, when The Possession starts topping the charts, it’s over), critics have begun reflecting on the slate of films that have shaped 2012. As has become the trend since Jaws debuted in 1975, droves of filmgoers flooded their … Continue reading

Batman Shouldn’t Exist: How the Greatest, Most Awesome Detective Misunderstands Crime and Society

Despite rabid fanboys trolling the editor-in-chief at Rotten Tomatoes into disabling comments on the site and issuing a “come at me bro” statement defending critics’ rights to um, think, early reviews of The Dark Knight Rises have not been nearly as positive as those for The Dark Knight. This was inevitable—too … Continue reading

Film of the Week: Star Wars: The Lunesta Edition OR, How I Learned to Stop Caring and Take a Nap: The Phantom Menace 3D

A few months back, when it debuted on Blu-Ray, I re-watched Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999).  After watching Red Letter Media’s epic take down and deconstruction, I assumed I would never be able to watch the film again with any shred of interest or emotional investment. Well, … Continue reading

Full-Length Sweded Version of Star Wars Debuts on YouTube

A crowd-sourced video project from StarwarsUncut debuted just a few days ago and already has more than 1,000,000 views on YouTube. The masterminds behind this project called on Star Wars fans far and wide to recreate scenes from the film fifteen seconds at a time. Fans used everything from action figures to literally reshoot the entire film. Michel Gondry’s 2008 film Be Kind Rewind dubbed this low budget remake process as “Sweding.” Sweded versions of movies and trailers have since been popping up online, most famously including a fan made version of the preview for The Dark Knight Rises.

Star Wars Uncut” can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.

Watch the entire film below.

The Bark Side – VW Teases Their Superbowl Commercial (It’s Star Wars Again!)

Volkswagen continues to join their good sense of humor with their love of Star Wars – and the world rejoices! In a tease for their forthcoming Superbowl ad (2/5/12), VW has released a one-minute, dog friendly, hilarious, and most excellent preview. I hope you enjoy it as much as I … Continue reading

Star Wars In Real Life

In early December, The New York Times ran an interview with French photographer Cédric Delsaux about his new book Dark Lens, a stunning catalogue of photographed scenes of contemporary modernity – cityscapes and skylines in a perpetual state of construction and the rundown and abandoned past that they attempt to overwrite … Continue reading

The Twilight Phenomenon

I am a reluctant fan of Twilight.  I refused to watch the first two Twilight films – Twilight (2008) and New Moon (2009) – when they originally appeared. I remember scoffing as co-workers, friends, and strangers talked excitedly about the series and how much they loved it.  But, before last year’s release of … Continue reading