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“The Cinema of George Lucas”

10 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
You won’t have to go to a galaxy far, far away to enjoy “The Cinema of George Lucas” exhibit — just get over to Space Center Houston. On display are dozens of props, costumes and artifacts from Lucas’s private collection, amassed during more than 30 years of filmmaking. Of course,...

The People vs. George Lucas

Comedy, Documentary

George Lucas Comes To Space Center Houston, Sorta

10 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Science 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), and an interactive center, the exhibits have been drawing large...

George Lucas Strikes Back: A New Hope for Star Wars

8 years ago by Jef Rouner
Art Attack has this dream that sometime during the '80s and '90s, unknown persons or creatures with sinister motives began kidnapping the creators of our most beloved pop culture in order to replace them with doppelgangers hoping to ruin their legacies. Why? Couldn't tell you. Maybe Yoda's wisdom and the...

Actually, Strange Magic Is the Best George Lucas Film in 25 Years

4 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
It's hard to imagine that George Lucas has cared, much, about the fan­revolt he's faced since '97 or so, the year he thumbed CGI Colorforms all over the original Star Wars movies. But there's one criticism that seems to have stung him: that Lucas, a good Marin County liberal, populated...

George Lucas Announces Star Wars 3-D; More Beating the Dead "Force"

9 years ago by Joe Wozny
First, the good news: Lucasfilm is re-releasing the entire Star Wars saga in theaters ... drumroll ... in 3-D. The planned delivery date is around February 2012. The powerful wizards at the Lucas castle (Industrial Light and Magic) are confident they can "convert" the films into a 3-D experience. Apparently,...

10 Best Bets This Weekend in Houston: Star Wars in Concert and at Rice Owls

2 months ago by Susie Tommaney
We're just months away from celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, though we're never too far from that final frontier here in Space City. This weekend brings a Star Wars themed concert and screening with Houston Symphony, dueling lightsabers at Rice Owls, and a sci-fi dance of...

Best Bets This Weekend in Houston: Margaret Atwood, Fast Cars and 'Stros

2 months ago by Susie Tommaney
There's literally something for everybody this weekend in Houston. Muscle cars, literary superstar Margaret Atwood, opening day for baseball, and even a plant sale to jumpstart your pollinator garden. Film buffs can choose between attending WorldFest or seeing home movies on the Menil's exterior; music lovers have opera, chamber music...

Welcome to Marwen Crashes Into the Limits of Hollywood’s Imagination

5 months ago by Alan Scherstuhl
At times, as it dissolves between scenes of its cast as literal toy dolls machine-gunning Nazis in the made-up Belgian town of Marwen, Zemeckis’ movie seems an inquisition into the limits of the director’s own imagination

January Art Shows Include Dystopian VR and Putting Racism in the Crosshairs

4 months ago by Susie Tommaney
Our first look at art exhibits for the new year unearthed several notable gems but, as they say on TV, "wait there's more." Much, much more, in fact. For inspiration, Sarah Sudhoff looked to the skies, Javier Marín deconstructed mythical figures and the human form, and Moody Gallery celebrates more than...

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