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    'The Matrix' Anniversary: 7 Pre-Bullet Time VFX Effects That Blew Our Minds

    15 years ago this week, a pair of siblings with only a modest cult indie movie under their belt, to that point, released a film you might have heard of: “The Matrix," a heady and immediately classic mashup of sci-fi, cyberpunk, Baudrillardian philosophy (or a distortion thereof) and anime, all wrapp...

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    Watch: 15-Minute 'Birth Of The Lightsaber' Mini-Doc Plus The 'Star Wars' Prequels Recapped In 10 Minutes

    As we await Disney to serve out the next morsel of information about "Star Wars: Episode 7," now is a good time to catch up on the series thus far in preparation for whatever J.J. Abrams and co. have in store. And today are two ways you can take a look back at the franchise.

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    5 Reasons Why Those Star Wars Casting Rumors about Lupita Nyong'o Are Worth Celebrating

    It'll take her one step closer to J. Law-dom.

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    Disney News: 'Star Wars 7' Takes Place 30 Years After 'Return of the Jedi,' Brad Bird Working On 'Incredibles 2'

    Today, Walt Disney honcho Bob Iger got on the phone with investors, and gave them updates on the kind of stuff they want to hear about: sequels. Yep, sequels means throwing money after proven success instead of risking it on new territory, and those with a stake in the company got some good news on ...

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    John Boyega, Ed Speleers & More Join Jesse Plemons On List Of Actors For 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    Here's what we know so far: "Girls" star Adam Driver will be playing the villain in "Star Wars: Episode 7," while Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are widely expected to return in one way or another. Any other details are on lock down for the moment, but a few more names have dripped out...

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    'Girls' Star Adam Driver To Play Darth Vader-Esque Villain In 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

    "Girls" star Adam Driver has done the auteur thing—Clint Eastwood ("J. Edgar"), Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln"), Coen Brothers ("Inside Llewyn Davis") and soon Martin Scorsese in "Silence"—but now's getting his blockbuster shoes on, joining the biggest damn franchise in th...

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    Disney Reveals New Character for "Star Wars Rebels"

    Meet Kanan, the Cowboy Jedi. A new character created for Star Wars Rebels, scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 on Disney Channel and as a series on Disney XD around the world.

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    Watch: George Lucas Talks Writing ‘Star Wars’ Prequels, Reaction To Original Trilogy In Vintage Interview

    After some major deals and a dose of new blood, the “Star Wars” franchise has finally reached the point where scores of new developments can be tracked with nary a mention of George Lucas within. Instead, J.J. Abrams continues to meet with every massive name around for potential roles in “Star Wars:...

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    We Own Our Own Copyrights

    The simplest distinction often tells us all we need to know. In the music and film worlds there are artists who own the copyrights to their work and those who do not.

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    Must Read: Mark Hamill Talks 'Star Wars Holiday Special,' Says It Should Be Released In Reddit AMA

    Even as Disney brings the "Star Wars" franchise back to the world with sequels, spinoffs and even a possible Pixar movie, nothing will erase the infamy of the "Star Wars Holiday Special."

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