Leo Jackson

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‘Rogue One’: What Peter Cushing’s Digital Resurrection Means for the Industry

When audiences flock to multiplexes this weekend to see Gareth Edwards’ “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” they’re in for a blast from the past.<p>The …

What happened between ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Star Wars’?

<i>(Spoilers below.)</i><p><i>For the record, I enjoyed “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” I am sure that the Star Wars franchise is not in any way creatively bankrupt and is not planning to turn every offhand comment, background character and throwaway line from an opening crawl into its own stand-alone movie</i> …

Star Wars

The 25 Highest Grossing Female Driven Movies of All Time

We talk a lot about female-driven movies here—for obvious reasons (we're girls) and current ones (they've been on a box office tear for the last few years). And 2015 has been no exception: The two most successful movies of the year so far are <i>Cinderella</i> and <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>, in that order. Those …

Peggy Bechko: Whip Out Your Armor Plating And Write

We’re writers. Mostly. And over the years we’ve toughened our hides to all kinds of criticism and rejection, right?<p>Well mostly.<p>Sort of.<p>Anyway, you …

Inside the Interstellar spaceship factory

Director Christopher Nolan went to great lengths to make the spaceships in sci-fi epic Interstellar as realistic as possible. Jack Stewart takes a peek to learn their cosmic secrets.<p>Interstellar tells the story of four astronauts who must survive the journey through a wormhole to a distant solar …

Filmmaking

Star Wars films available for digital download

All six films in the Star Wars franchise will be available to download in digital HD - complete with George Lucas's controversial changes<p>Feel the force. For the first time ever, <b>Star Wars</b>: Episodes I-VI will beavailable to buy as a complete digital movie collection, and as individual films, from …

Joss Whedon: 'Ultron' won't have post-credit scene

The makers of <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> want you to know something about this film’s post-credits ending: It’s not there.<p>Ever since 2008’s <i>Iron Man</i> …