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    20 Oddball Sci-Fi Films Of The 1970s

    Somewhere between 1968's “2001: A Space Odyssey” and 1977's “Star Wars” something happened in the culture. Storytellers, perhaps inspired by the way the hippie, counter-culture was fizzling out, combined with the still-dragging-on war in Vietnam, and post-Watergate disillusion, began to look at the ...

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    George Lucas Says Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford Essentially Signed For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    So, let's just recap where we're at. In February, we saw a lot of chatter start surfacing about the original "Star Wars" cast returning for "Star Wars: Episode 7" with Harrison Ford reportedly confirmed, Carrie Fisher seemingly saying she was back too (though her rep now says she was joking) while M...

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    Lawrence Kasdan Delicately Dances Around Quality Of 'Star Wars' Prequels; Says 'Spin-Offs' Will "Start Fresh"

    "Star Wars" spin-off writers Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark") and Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes," "X-Men: The Last Stand") recently spoke about "Star Wars: Episode VII" and the post-George Lucas u...

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    'Star Trek' Guru J.J. Abrams Directing 'Star Wars' Ignites Reaction: Why He Can Do Both

    Emotions are running high with the news that J.J. Abrams will direct the newest installment of "Star Wars," due in theaters in 2015. Below, a roundup from the web, including Abrams' past words about his reservations to direct the storied franchise, rumors of other directors, a selectio...

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    George Lucas Once Envisioned Four 'Star Wars' Trilogies

    Ok, this is an odd one that no one seems to have noticed nor made much fuss about. In the latest issue of Empire magazine detailing the history leading up to "Star Wars: Episode VII," the publication says George Lucas originally envisioned four "Star Wars" trilogies and then drop...

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    Updated: Does Luke Skywalker Build A New Jedi Knight Academy In Star Wars 'Episode VII'? Nope

    While it won't arrive in theaters until 2015, "Star Wars: Episode VII" is still easily one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the decade by apostle-like fans. There's been talk that Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia will all return in one form or another. And did plot details just lea...

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    Indiewire's 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Options For the Discerning Movie Lover

    What do you give the committed cinephile with discerning taste? A new sweater just won't cut it. Even by limiting your options to new books and DVDs, the possibilities are dense and incredibly broad. Not every movie lover will delight at receiving the same movie-related gift. In constructing this li...

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    George Lucas May Collaborate With Departed LucasFilm Producer Rick McCallum Again On Future Projects

    Given that producer Rick McCallum maintained a consistent level of communication and exposure throughout his tenure at Lucasfilm -- shepherding the “Star Wars” special editions and prequel trilogy to fruition -- it was a bit of a surprise to see his recent retirement notice come under su...

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    Brad Bird Has Other Plans, Colin Trevorrow's "Mythology" Tease & 6 Things Learned About 'Star Wars 7' This Week

    "Star Wars" can sadly bring out the worst in people. The rumor mill has been foaming like a rabid dog this week – the obsessed fanbase so eager and desperate for details they will take the tiniest of morsels of information and eviscerate, expound, exaggerate and speculate over them endlessly and rel...

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    IT'S OFFICIAL: Disney/Lucasfilm Hire 'Toy Story 3' Scribe Arndt to Write 'Star Wars: Episode VII' UPDATE (VIDEO)

    Kathleen Kennedy confirms that Michael Arndt is the new writer for "Star Wars: Episode VII." She was celebrating the AFI FEST closing night world premiere of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" Thursday, along with Disney chairman Robert Iger, who when pressed, admitted that he wouldn't have paid $4.05 bil...

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