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Ron Howard: The Circle Is Now Complete

In honor of Ron Howard becoming the director of the upcoming Han Solo standalone film, I present my own take on this surprising turn of events. You see, Howard starred in the pre-Star Wars George Lucas film American Graffiti in 1973. Even back … Continue reading

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10 Good Sequels That Sowed the Seeds of Their Series’ Destruction

It’s really hard to make a good sequel to a hit movie. The filmmakers have to please fans of the first film while also adding something new to the mix to make the sequel stand on its own. But something … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back Is a Perfectly Symmetrical Film

Anakin Skywalker was prophesied to bring balance to the Force, and it looks like he did in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. This film, which many hail as the best of the original trilogy, is an example of … Continue reading

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11 Movies That Actually Live Up to Their Hype

Hype is a necessary part of the movie industry. Theatrical film releases have to compete with home theaters, tablets, and various other means of enjoying entertainment that are more convenient than driving to a movie theater, buying an overpriced movie … Continue reading

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10 Unsung Heroes Who Saved Star Wars

Star Wars didn’t become a cultural phenomenon by magic. Plenty of amazing films fail to find an audience and are only appreciated long after the fact, like It’s a Wonderful Life, Blade Runner, The Shawshank Redemption, and John Carpenter’s The … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Second-Guessing: George Lucas vs. Robert Zemeckis

As I’ve discussed in other articles, I love George Lucas, and I know a lot of other people do, too. The original Star Wars trilogy will always have a special place in our hearts. However, it has lost some of … Continue reading

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The George Lucas Guide to Overcoming Adversity

I love George Lucas. I really do. I think the reason people express so much anger at him when they talk about his recent films is, ironically, because they love his work. He is responsible for more iconic characters and … Continue reading

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