Checking out the notable stand-alones hitting the theaters.
The last few weeks, Internet rumors about Florence Welch being cast in the newest Star Wars film have exploded like the Death Star. The film is in its earliest creative stages, and won't have geeks lining up at theaters until 2015. Still, it's natural to start getting itchier than Chewbacca's flea-c ... More >>
Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX.
Today is Star Wars Day, or "May the 4th be with you." Something less than a national holiday but more than a horrific pun, it's evidence that we still very much live in a Star Wars world 35 years after the movie was released, as well as that once the Internet gets ahold of an idea, the rest of us mi ... More >>
Today John Williams turns 80 years old, and the prolific composer has packed in a lot of work in the past five decades as one of the most iconic movie music makers to lead an orchestra. No doubt you have been enthralled, enraptured and enfrightened (not a word) by his collaborations with George Luca ... More >>
After much soul searching and agonizing (and in no way an attempt to drum up publicity in advance of his new movie), George Lucas has decided to retire from big budget movies: George Lucas's cinematic tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, opens in theaters on Friday, and it might be the last ... More >>
Tey How: Just want you in my Caddy.What, you haven't gotten your Star Wars Blu-ray yet? We haven't kept up with the news, but we're guessing George Lucas tweaked something somewhere in this latest reissue and sent message boards into apoplexy. Thinking of Star Wars, we took a look at the IM ... More >>
You ain't seen nothing yet.If you're one of those wondering what the delay is with the planned live-action Star Wars TV show, wonder no longer: George Lucas has said that he has 50 hours worth of a new Star Wars TV series ready, but is waiting for a new technological breakthrough before it c ... More >>
First there was Viagra, now there's this?
The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>
Space Center Houston puts George Lucas fans through their paces
For better or worse, the summer movie season kicks off this weekend with the release of Iron Man 2 (which I believe is a Black Sabbath documentary).It's the time of year when temperatures rise and IQs drop as folks looking for relief from the sweltering heat seek shelter in air-conditioned theate ... More >>
The 43rd Annual WorldFest -- Houston International Film & Video Festival (damn, that's a long name) can claim to have been the launching pad for several major directors; Steven Spielberg, George Lucas (in the same year), Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, Robert Rodriguez, the Coen Brothers, Brian de Pal ... More >>
Yet another black eye for Texas high schools has emerged, and it involves an ass photo.Some PE teacher sneaking a camera into a locker room to snap the girl's volleyball team showering? No. Some misguided junior girl with low self-esteem sending a dirty photo to an alleged boyfriend who forwards ... More >>
Drive yourself back to 1973
It's Election Day in Houston, and as the city braces itself for the tsunami of indifference that always comes from knowing the one significant race this time around is going to end up in a runoff, we decided to take a look at some of the shadier movie politicians out there; men whose shenanigans far ... More >>
Photos by Craig Hlavaty/ Click here for a slideshow Shortly after the release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 1999 - indeed, about 15 minutes or so into the movie - many (if not most) fans' hearts sank as they realized the 15-something years they had waited for George Lucas to fil ... More >>
A few weeks back, Rocks Off had the pleasure of speaking with actor Anthony Daniels, the man in the golden suit and the physical embodiment of one of the most iconic characters in popular science fiction. Since production began in 1976 on A New Hope, better known of course as Star Wars, Daniels has ... More >>
www.flickr.com/photos/fuzzcat/And you thought your office was annoying. Jar Jar Binks, Pratfalling Mongoloid Looking like some kind of unholy cross-breed between a frog and a duck, Jar Jar was the earliest indication that The Phantom Menace was not going to be up to snuff. The Gungan's antics wer ... More >>
The creator of Star Wars brings his memorabilia to the Space Center where else would it go?
Photo courtesy Space Center HoustonScience fact and science fiction come face-to-face at the "Cinema of George Lucas" and "Live the Adventure" exhibits currently at Space Center Houston. Comprised of the personal memorabilia of filmmaker George Lucas (much of it never seen before in public), a ... More >>
Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a deep hole
A former kid genius who re-created the Spielberg classic comes to the Aurora Picture Show
What do George Lucas, Jim Henson, Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie have in common?
Someone stop Amanda Bynes from updating another classic
The top WTF moments of 2005
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Why Episode III isn't the movie it should have been
George Lucas at last delivers the Star Wars prequel we've been waiting for
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
The Spy Kids go 3-D, but where are Mom and Dad?
Human feelings are lethal in the childish Equilibrium
More and more, science fiction writers are using the Force to survive
At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy
George Lucas tries to reclaim his lost glory with Episode II
The MFA explores the fine arts of marketing and merchandising with its Star Wars exhibit
Princess Leia's slave-girl bikini and more go on display
It's Star Wars, all right
The Star Wars saga builds its power on the Internet with the help of Houston-based Webmeisters
In Starship Troopers, Paul Verhoeven plays to the mall rats
With The Fifth Element, Luc Besson swipes from science fiction past to create a slick, vacuous future