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    Weekend Reel Reads: Kaurismäki, Gilliam and The Elusive Ideal Star Wars Viewing Order

    Weekend Reel Reads is a regular feature that gathers lengthier stories related to the world of film criticism you may have missed during the week. If there's anything you think would be ideal for future installments, please let us know at critic@indiewire.com.

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    George Lucas Insists Greedo Always Shot First & Says 'Star Wars' Is "Not A Religious Event"

    It's kind of amazing that after putting fans through countless tweaks and changes, a dreadful prequel trilogy, and shoveling mountains of shitty merchandise their way, the "Star Wars" faithful have still supported the filmmaker and turned his sci-fi adventure into a $20 billion industr...

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    Watch: Volkswagen Goes To The 'Star Wars' Cantina (Randomly) In Super Bowl Ad

    Last year, Volkswagen scored a huge hit with their very cute Darth Vader themed Super Bowl ad. And this year, they're going back to the "Star Wars" universe. With dogs.

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    Watch Cranky George Lucas On The Daily Show

    George Lucas had some cranky – but not wrong – things to say about the difficulties of mainstream distribution on The Daily Show last night. He showed up to promote Red Tails, a film about black fliers during World War II that he produced and financed and, he says, had been trying unsucc...

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    Morning Pour: Remake Roundup with "Scarface," "Akira," "The Raid," "Knuckle," "Oldboy" and More

    Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your five discussion topics involving remakes for Wednesday, November 30, 2011:

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    Morning Pour: Indie Awards, Darth Vader is a Grinch, "John Carter" Buzz

    Morning Pour is your daily stop for quick links, news commentary and trend-spotting. Here are your five miscellaneous discussion topics for Tuesday, November 29, 2011:

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    3-D Fit for The Lion King: Retrofitting a Classic, Filmmakers Look Back

    The Lion King has been converted to 3-D. Bill Desowitz talks to the folks who did it, and the original filmmakers, who look back on what it took to make the groundbreaking animated juggernaut in the first place. There's been plenty of revisionist outrage about George Lucas digitally tweaking Star Wa...

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    Three Critics: Are Sequels Killing Hollywood?

    In our latest column at Moviefone, indieWIRE critics Eric Kohn and Leonard Maltin and I take on Hollywood's bad case of sequelitis, from Saw to Harry Potter, which seems only to be getting worse each year.

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    Career Watch: Harrison Ford

    Media folks reveling in the decline of Harrison Ford are missing the point. He was terrific in Morning Glory and he wasn't the star. Rachel McAdams has to take the bullet for not being a ready-for-prime-time player. Supporting actors Ford and Diane Keaton actually pulled in older moviegoers, where McAdams didn't score with her age demo. (WOM could still kick in. Yes, it's a familiar story, and it's no Broadcast News, but it's well-done.) And now that Ford, at age 68, is out of the running for those $20 million leads, he's free! He can do whatever he wants. He doesn't HAVE to carry studio tentpoles anymore. Here's a sample from my latest AOL M...

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    Summer Fizzle: Audiences Avoid the Blahs, Inception Pops (Video Featurette)

    If Chris Nolan's eagerly awaited Inception scores at the box office this July 18, it's partly because moviegoers are responding to something that they haven't seen before. Check out the new featurette with Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio below.

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