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George Lucas Engaged to Llongterm Girlfriend

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Engagements,

George Lucas and Mellody HobsonGeorge Lucas is engaged. The Star Wars creator recently popped the question to 43-year-old Mellody Hobson, after dating for seven years and his daughter Amanda took to Twitter to share her joy with the news.

Posting a link to an article about the engagement on the Huffington Post, she tweeted, "George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Engaged: 'Star Wars' Director, Businesswoman Set To Marry ....Congratulations Dad & Mellody!:) (sic)."

This will be the first marriage for Mellody, who is the president of Chicago-based investment management firm, Ariel Investments LLC and the second for George, whose union with Marcia Lucas lasted from 1969 to 1983.

Last year, George made the decision to sell Lucasfilm to Disney because he felt it was time to retire from the day-to-day running of the company and wants the Star Wars franchise - which comprises of six movies and spin-off cartoons - to continue after his death. "For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime," he said in a statement.


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Weekend Reading: Disney, Star Wars, James Bond and MAD

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Reviews,

Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Ghost PrisonWhoa.

To everyone in the Eastern US affected by Frankenstorm Sandy, my heart goes out to you. Stay safe and I hope normalcy returns as soon as possible. (And don’t forget to vote!)

Show business knew how to take away the game ball from Sandy coverage with the announcement that George Lucas was selling Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion (with a ‘b’). That’s just mind-boggling.

And with that news came the news that new Star Wars films will be forthcoming with Lucas not involved in their production. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, Lucas announced his charitable intentions with the $4 billion. What a week. Marvel and DC will have to stage a double-secret-reboot just to get a little press.

Let’s see what else is going on:

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George Lucas is Retiring

George LucasGeorge Lucas is still planning to retire.

The Star Wars director is hoping to give up on Hollywood and make small scale movies at home for his own enjoyment.

"I'm moving away from the company, I'm moving away from all my businesses, I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theaters," he told Esquire.

George, 68, has made similar claims in January, and previously in 2005, when the final Star Wars film to date, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was released. While many take the director's words with a pinch of salt - as he is widely expected to keep working as a producer on Hollywood films, including a possible new Indiana Jones movie - it is unlikely he will make any new Star Wars films, possibly after criticism he received over the three films in the franchise he made between 1999 and 2005 and his re-tweaking of elements in the original movies, shot in the 70s and 80s.

"Why would I make any more? When everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" he said at the time.


Complete Star Wars Blu-ray set goes on sale September 16, pre-order now

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

Star Wars Blu-ray

We know a ton of Star Wars fans have been waiting for confirmation of when the series would be available for purchase on Blu-ray, and we finally have a date that's set in stone. You'll be able to pick up Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: Original Trilogy, and Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy on September 16, 2011. In an interesting move, this is a Friday. Movie releases tend to fall on Tuesdays, but we're guessing that there are people hardcore enough to camp out for this thing and take time off work to tear through it, so having the weekend to do so is an added bonus.

You can pre-order the Star Wars Blu-ray set from Amazon at a significant discount:

May the Force be with you.


All Six Star Wars Films to Get 3D Treatment


George Lucas is re-releasing all films, starting with Episode I: The Phantom Menace, in 3D.

It’s still a galaxy far, far away … but now, it’ll be coming right for you. Industrial Light & Magic is doing the work on all the films, which will be distributed by 20th Century Fox as usual.

“Haven’t been a big fan of 3D,” Lucas admitted. “But [Avatar] definitely improves … 3D.”

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VIDEO: New Star Wars Scene Revealed


revealed never-before-seen footage at a Star Wars convention over the weekend. The video was unveiled during a panel interview featuring Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart.

The scene, previously deleted from Return of the Jedi, features iconic Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

This clip is just one of the extras that will become available to fans in 2011. That is when both Star Wars trilogies will be offered together in one Blu-ray box set.

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Harrison Ford Ready for Indiana 5

Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullNot even age can get an actor down: is ready for another Indiana Jones movie.

The screen legend, who has played the titular adventuring archaeologist in the four previous films in the franchise, said he is keen to make a fifth film, and creator is already working on ideas.

Harrison, who also starred in the original trilogy, said, “I’d love to do it. George Lucas is working on an idea and if he can come up with something, Steven Spielberg and I have to agree to go ahead with it. If we find another story to do and we develop the character a little further and I get a chance to do another one, I’d be happy as pie to do it. I don’t think there’s any other franchise films that I’d want to go back to.”

The 67-year-old star particularly wants to deepen the relationship between archaeologist Indy and his son Mutt Williams, played by in 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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Sequel News: Sherlock Holmes, Silent Hill and More


Sherlock Holmes: Are you looking forward to seeing Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes? Are you already convinced the movie deserves a sequel? Although we still have to wait until Christmas to unwrap the Guy Ritchie film, Warner Bros. is already prepping for a follow-up…and word has it, Brad Pitt may be involved. Writers Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Justice League: Mortal) will most likely be tasked with writing the second installment, which may feature the Inglourious Basterds star as Moriarty, Holmes’ nemesis. (Rumor has it Pitt even makes an appearance in December’s outing.) No other names have yet been attached to the project.

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Casting Corner: Jennifer Garner, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Eckhart and More

Jennifer GarnerAaron Eckhart

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Jennifer Garner: The former Alias star will be replacing mad fighting skills with carving skills in Butter. The political satire will feature Garner as a butter sculpture phenom in a Midwestern town. No director has officially been assigned to the project.

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Disney Star Wars Big Figs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Movies, Toys,

Mickey AnakinIn his relentless quest to make everything Star Wars, George and Lucasfilm has teamed with Disney to create Star Wars Big Figs. In a Limited Edition of 600 each, they come in Mickey as Anakin Skywalker, Minnie as Queen Amidala, Goofy as Jar Jar Binks, and Donald as Darth Maul. Each are numbered and will be available this fall at Disney World and Disneyland, although if you just can’t wait, you can pre-order and pay extra for shipping. You really must be a collector as each retails for $200.00, not a small price to pay for the mice, duck, and dog.

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