Star Wars (1977): Articles

'Magnificent Obsession' Book: Film Fans' 'Outrageous History' from Classic Hollywood Screenwriters to Gay Porn Actors

Magnificent Obsession book by Anthony Slide. Whereas Lloyd C. Douglas' 1929 Magnificent Obsession book dealt with a playboy's urge to restore the eyesight of the woman he had accidentally blinded, Anthony Slide's latest explores the lives and times of movie buffs. Now, are Twilight, The Dark Knight, and The Avengers fans as consumed with passion […]

Lucasfilm Ltd. Now Part of (Unlimited) Disney Enterprises

Disney Darth Vader Princess Leia. Lucasfilm Ltd. now part of the Disney Universe Disney has just gobbled up – for a reported $4.05 billion in cash and stock – Lucasfilm, the George Lucas-owned company behind the Star Wars movie franchise (and Howard the Duck, too). Needless to say, Disney has […]

Marvel 'Avengers' Box Office: Ahead of 'The Dark Knight' & 'Star Wars'?

Marvel 'The Avengers' movie vs. 'The Dark Knight' June 29 update: Starring Scarlett Johansson (photo, as Black Widow), Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie has officially surpassed Titanic's original box office take. Back in 1998, James Cameron's […]

'Star Wars' Designer Ralph McQuarrie Dies

Art designer Ralph McQuarrie, who worked on the designs for George Lucas Star Wars and its sequels, died today at the age of 82. The Indiana-born McQuarrie began his career as a designer after moving to California in the 1960s. In the mid-1970s, he was hired by Lucas to design […]

Carrie Fisher ('Star Wars') vs. William Shatner ('Star Trek') + George Takei vs. 'Twilight'

Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Princess Leia is ready to tackle Captain Kirk. The daughter of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds (Singin' in the Rain, Best Actress Oscar nominee for The Unsinkable Molly Brown), Star Wars franchise actress Carrie Fisher has humorously taken on William Shatner – Captain James T. Kirk […]

John Travolta & Wife Kelly Preston, Kim Wayans & Stormtroopers: Honorary Oscars

John Travolta & wife Kelly Preston: Governors Awards Red Carpet. John Travolta & wife Kelly Preston: Governors Awards John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston are seen arriving at the 2011 Governors Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' ceremony was held in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & […]

WikiLeaks Cables & Michael Moore Revelations + Oscar-Winning 'Star Wars' Talent Dies & Adam Sandler Death Hoax

Wikileaks cables focusing on Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 have raised eyebrows, much like Britney Spears' appearance in that 2004 nonfiction blockbuster. In Moore's own words, these latest Wikileaks cables “provide a stunning and bizarre peek into the paranoid minds of the Bush White House when it came to the […]

'Avatar' Box Office to Surpass 'Star Wars'? Or Still Trailing Robin Williams Comedy?

'Avatar' box office: Na'vi-by-design Sam Worthington to beat 'Star Wars' or Robin Williams comedy? 'Avatar' box office gross to surpass 'Star Wars' – or no. 87 (or lower) on all-time domestic box office chart? Jan. 10, '10, update: Starring Sam Worthington, James Cameron's Avatar box office has increased by an […]

'Star Wars' & 'Network': 1970s Oscar Movies Screening

Star Wars with Alec Guinness and Mark Hamill. Part four of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series will kick off on Monday, April 23, with a screening of George Lucas' cornball space saga Star Wars. The 16-week series will showcase Best Picture also-rans that […]