Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

Obsessed fans are using shot-for-shot blockbuster remakes as their personal film school

How do budding film buffs, lacking experience or funding, start making movies? Traditionally, there have been a few ways to pull it off. They can follow the conventional wisdom and go to film school, spending a few years writing and fundraising before taking on their own projects. They can go the …

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Here's What Mark Hamill Would Have Changed About the Prequel Trilogy

Luke Skywalker can’t believe his former mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, defeated the dastardly Darth Maul so quickly at the end of <i>Star Wars: The Phantom</i> …

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Someone’s replaced the lightsaber ‘swoosh’ with Owen Wilson’s voice because the internet

It’s the meme you never knew you wanted<p>The best things in life are unexpected: a winning lottery ticket; a David v. Goliath sports shock; a pigeon …

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Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” premieres tonight and viewers are celebrating with the most epic fan art

Season 7 of "Game of Thrones" premieres tonight and viewers are celebrating with the most epic fan art<p>The day has finally arrived. The premiere of …

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Scientists just used CRISPR to encode a GIF into the DNA of a virus

Why it matters to you<p>Research will hopefully allow scientists to one day edit cells to be able to record biological or environmental signals.<p>Is there …

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Disney’s Charming Series of Animated Shorts Wants to Win Over a New Generation of Star Wars Fans

Children are the future, and Disney knows it.Still taken from the video Disney has finally unveiled the first eight episodes in its new female-led</i> …

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5 Sydney sites you may have seen in films

(CNN) — Sydney has been the (often unknown) site of many movie scenes before.<p>Here's a retrospective tour of Sydney-wood's big budget makeovers:<p>1/. Colonial State Bank: 'The Matrix'<p>What would Keanu do? Head to Martin Place in Sydney, of course.<p>For fans on a "Matrix" pilgrimage, start at Martin …

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How to spot if the ATM you’re using is rigged to clone your card

<b>Card cloning is one of the more infuriating annoyances of the 21st century. Gone are the days of losing your wallet and having to worry if some</b> …

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The Ultimate Shot-For-Shot Remake Of Revenge Of The Sith

Shot-for-shot remakes are often the most boring kind of remake, because fans try so hard to actually remake the original film they lose sight of what …

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Editorial: Franchise Addiction, Movie Studio Dealers, Series Re-Visits, and Why We Need New (better) Drugs

There has been an awakening. It's a calling of sorts that is currently destroying some of the biggest and best franchise properties we've ever been …

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STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH Gets a Shot-for-Shot Fan Remake

Have you ever wanted to randomly remake one of the <i>Star Wars</i> films from beginning to end with your best friends? It seems like a ludicrous proposal, …

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This Fan Remake of 'Star Wars: Episode III' Is Better Than the Original

Back in 1982, two kids set off on what would become a multi-year project to film a shot-for-shot remake of the first Indiana Jones movie, <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i>. They had to storyboard the whole thing in the theater during multiple screenings, since this was back before you could just torrent a …

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How amazing is this shot-for-shot remake of ‘Revenge of the Sith?’

The <i>Star Wars</i> prequel trilogy still remains particularly polarizing among viewers nearly 20 years after it first launched, but one group of fans paid …

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Three Star Wars Fans Made A Shot-for-Shot Remake Of Revenge Of The Sith

Still. YouTube If your problem with the Star Wars prequels was that they took themselves too seriously, then you're in luck. One Star Wars fan has …

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“Star Wars Forces of Destiny” Episode 3 fills in the Ewok gaps in “Return of the Jedi”

"Star Wars Forces of Destiny" Episode 3 fills in the Ewok gaps in "Return of the Jedi"<p>Back in April, at the <i>Star Wars</i> celebration in Orlando, it was …

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Star Wars: 15 Best Figures Disney Doesn't Want You To Buy

It’s pretty much impossible to set foot into a place like Wal-Mart or Toys R Us without being completely overwhelmed by <b>Star Wars</b> merchandise. All it …

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Rey & BB-8 Battle Bandits in Second Forces of Destiny Episode

Picking up where the first episode left off, Rey and her droid pal BB-8 are facing a new nemesis in the second episode of <b>Star Wars: Forces of …

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Despicable Me 3 includes a pretty sneaky reference to Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

Well done, all<p>If you were one of the lucky thousands who ventured out to watch <i>Despicable Me 3</i> this weekend, you might have noticed a quick and surprising reference to <i>Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back</i>. If you didn’t, however, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following …

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Box Office: Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver' Had A Very Leggy Weekend

There is an old joke I used to make, essentially stating that studios shouldn’t open their movie on a Wednesday if it’s bad. I called it the “<i>Godzilla</i> Rule,” named after Sony’s 1998 Roland Emmerich sci-fi remake. Said film was presumed to be the biggest of the summer, and it debuted on a Wednesday …

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15 Movies That Get Way Too Much Hate

Even though we know hate contributes nothing beneficial to the world, most of us can’t help but feel it from time to time. When fear, anger, and …

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Star Wars R2-D2 Sells For More Than $2.75 Million

An R2-D2 droid used in the original Star Wars films and two of the prequels has sold at auction for a huge price. According to Entertainment Weekly (via IGN), the item went for $2.76 million in the California-based auction house Profiles in History's auction.<p>"Constructed of aluminum, steel, and …

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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Episode 3 – Ewok Escape Released

The third episode of <i>Star Wars: Forces of Destiny</i> titled <i>Ewok Escape</i> was released on Disney’s YouTube channel. In it we find out what happened to Leia …

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Complete R2-D2 salvaged from Star Wars films sells for £2.1 million

A complete R2-D2 made from pieces salvaged from the Star Wars films has been sold for more than £2 million.<p>The 43-inch-tall robot was created by a …

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Great Job, Internet!: Anakin versus Obi-Wan, now with 100 percent more Pitbull

If someone were to make a list of all the things that could be done to improve the <i>Star Wars</i> prequels, replacing the score with modern pop music would likely be nowhere near the top. In fact, some might say John Williams’ arrangements are among the few redeeming qualities of those three films, and …

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20 Movies Where the Bad Guys Win

<i>In an age of superhero movies and TV anti-heroes, fictional villains are more complex than ever before. This week, Vulture examines villainous</i> …

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Ron Howard Defended 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' in 1999

The director of the Han Solo <i>Star Wars</i> movie lashed out at Anakin Skywalker haters back in 1999. In a recently re-discovered letter to <i>Newsweek</i>, Ron …

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Ron Howard Once Defended THE PHANTOM MENACE’s Jake Lloyd

Turns out Ron Howard‘s relationship with <i>Star Wars</i> far predates his current involvement with Lucasfilm. Because long before he was tasked with taking …

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Ron Howard Defends Jake Lloyd in The Phantom Menace in 1999 Letter

A letter from new <b>Han Solo</b> director Ron Howard has resurfaced in which the Oscar winner defends <i>The Phantom Menace</i> and child actor Jake Lloyd’s …

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22 Things We Did In 1999 That Now Feel Weird In Retrospect

The struggle of having to share one phone line was REAL.<p>Posted on June 24, 2017, 23:31 GMT<p>1. Looking through the Sunday paper circulars to find out what movies and albums were being released that week.<p>Unless you already knew 'cause you had seen the coming soon ads inside Tower Records or Best …

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Attack of the clones: Copying a DJ's setlist is no substitute for talent

Tune identification online is a problematic thing for some DJs

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