In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Every two weeks (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).
The world’s still stinging from the loss of Carrie Fisher yesterday, and while we will most likely remember her first as Princess Leia, the actress cultivated a long career of comedy after her Star Wars years. Her one-woman show Wishful Drinking was a must-see on Broadway, and her hilarious, often inscrutable Twitter account will stand as a testament to her bizarre wit. In the wake of Fisher’s sad death on Tuesday, one video in particular has begun to pop up again, and it might just be the comic’s most searing public appearance of all.
Today we mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher: Iconic actor, talented author, brilliant script doctor and, most of all, an incomparable force to be reckoned with. There are so many great adjectives you could use to describe Fisher: Uncompromising, unapologetic, fierce, witty, relatable, real, honest. She took all of those qualities and put them to work in her books — from memoirs to novels, Fisher had a knack for telling poignant and painful stories with wit and wisdom. Writing a worthy obituary for one of the best and boldest women on this planet or any other is surely an impossible task…so it’s a good thing that the perfect obit basically already exists, and unsurprisingly, Fisher came up with it herself.
We’re still not sure exactly when the new Indiana Jones sequel will happen, but not long ago, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Steven Spielberg is returning to direct Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5. David Koepp, who worked on the screenplay for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (insert sad trombone) is also reuniting with Spielberg for the upcoming sequel, and according to him, there’s one notable person who won’t be involved — at least on the story level.
Everyone knows that Indiana Jones took his name from the family dog. But did you know that the man who played Indy’s dad, Sean Connery is only 12 years older than Harrison Ford? Despite the relative closeness of their ages, director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas couldn’t imagine anyone but James Bond playing the father of Indiana Jones. That’s just one of the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade facts featured in this new episode of You Think You Know Movies!
George Lucas recently commented about why he walked away from Star Wars and it’s all your fault. In a new video interview for Vanity Fair, the Star Wars creator voiced some of his frustrations with the past of the franchise and his hopes for the future, yielding some uncharacteristically candid soundbites.
It's the holy grail for 'Star Wars' fans: the original theatrical releases of 'A New Hope,' 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' on DVD and Blu-ray. Right now, if you want to watch the theatrical versions of the original trilogy - without all the crap from the 1997 special editions - you have to own one of the original VHS copies, or find a bootleg rip of the 1985 Laserdisc. But, wit
What if Daniel Day-Lewis was in Star Wars: Episode VII? Wouldn't it be some kind of awesome to have an actor of that caliber in the role of a Jedi? Or even a Sith? Ooooo!!! He can play evil so well! Turns out, even though he said he's taking a long break after Lincoln, that there still could be a chance of this happening! Keep reading to find out why/how!
Everyone, fanboy or not, now knows about the big deal that Star Wars creator and Lucasfilm Ltd. founder George Lucas made with Disney. Numerous fanboys and fangirls (is that even a term), have expressed dislike on this big move. But today, Lucas announced that he is donating the 4 billion dollars from the Disney deal to charity.
Star Wars fans all know the movies are being released on Blu-Ray soon. But fans are frustrated with George Lucas constantly making changes to the films. For for the DVD release, he put Ian McDiarmid in "The Empire Strikes Back" and Hayden Christensen in "Return Of The Jedi". Now, he is adding a digital Yoda in "The Phantom Menace" and giving Darth Vader "nooooew&
About a year ago, George Lucas mentioned that he wanted to do a live action Star Wars television series to bring together what happens between the first and second trilogy. He went on G4's 'Attack of the Show' (Which is a fantastic show, btw) and gave a long winded reason to re-release the first trilogy in 3D until host Kevin Pereira switches gears to talk about the Star Wars television series, an