When You Wish Upon Star Wars – Episode Seven

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It took about five minutes for this news to go from an announcement to total domination of Twitter.My hopes? … [Read more...]

Indiana Jones and the Fall of My Favorite Hero, Part One: King of Heroes?

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My favorite adventure movie of all time is coming to IMAX screens for a short while, a special release to get consumers charged up about the approaching Indiana Jones blu-ray collection.Since the movie has risen again, I thought I'd resurrect something of my own... an essay that I wrote about Indiana Jones for a Christian publication a couple of years ago. The editor decided this wouldn't suit his publication's purposes, so I put it away and forgot about it. Stumbling onto it this week, I … [Read more...]

THX 1138 (The Director’s Cut) (2004)

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Do you ever get the feeling that, to the government, you're just a number?Have you ever visited a church service, or a political rally, or a company meeting where you had the strange feeling that everybody had been brainwashed into "talking the talk" and going through the motions?Does the world sometimes feel cold and impersonal, and leave you longing for something more?If you said "yes" to any of these, it's likely that THX 1138 will draw you into its nightmare and leave you haunted … [Read more...]

Frank Darabont on Horror Movies and His Rejected Indy Script

Two highlights of the new MTV interview with Frank "Shawshank Redemption" Darabont, who is directing Stephen King's The Mist: MTV: You obviously are a great lover of the horror genre. What do you think of films like "Hostel" and "Saw"?Darabont: The torture-porn thing is pretty distasteful. I'm just not into it. Horror unfortunately tends to go in these cycles where it puts itself back in this ghetto. I just don't find anything amusing about people getting tortured. I wish we weren't making … [Read more...]

Indiana Jones, Part 4: Can they? Should they?

They like it! They really like it!ComingSoon.net reports that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have both finally agreed upon a new script for a fourth Indiana Jones film... one written by Jeff Nathanson.And that leaves fans with one super-sized question....HOW DO WE STOP THEM?Nathanson wrote the sentimental, uneven, largely forgettable film The Terminal. Oh, yeah... he also wrote Speed 2: Cruise Control and Rush Hour 2. The one genuine feather in his cap is Catch Me If You Can, … [Read more...]

Star Wars 3 – New Trailer, George Lucas on “60 Minutes”

The new trailer for Revenge of the Sith is out there. AOL Users can look at it, and others can too if you browse around a while. (Try Aint It Cool News.) … [Read more...]


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