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Other Notable Movies To Make The Library Of Congress #airplane

As Star Wars fans we were all pleased when The Empire Strikes Back made the list of movies to be be preserved but did you know that also Airplane! is amongst the list?


Also included are the following "All the President's Men" (1976) and "The Exorcist" (1973), '70s films that made the cut included the documentary "Grey Gardens" (1976), about Edith and Edie Beale, cousins of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis; Robert Altman's reinvented western "McCabe & Mrs. Miller" (1971); and the disco musical "Saturday Night Fever" (1977). At least three of this year's films were directed by or feature artists who passed away in 2010: "Airplane!," the Hollywood satire starring the late Leslie Nielsen; "The Empire Strikes Back," the "Star Wars" installment directed by the late Irvin Kershner, and "The Pink Panther," the 1964 screwball comedy directed by Blake Edwards, who died Dec. 15.

Oddest Rumour Of The Day - Vernon Kay to work on film with #Spielberg

According to the Belfast Telegraph Vernon Kay has said he is teaming up with legendary director Steven Spielberg for a new film.The All Star Family Fortunes presenter, who was born and raised in Bolton, will be staying close to his roots for the project.
Little details are known about the production, but Vernon tweeted: "Wow..Gonna be working with Steven Spielberg on a new film about the North West's impact on the cotton spinning industry!"
The Radio 1 DJ, who is being tipped to replace Bruce Forsyth as host of Strictly Come Dancing, added: "Today is a good day!"
According to reports, Vernon, who is married to Strictly co-presenter Tess Daly, is being eyed by BBC bosses who believe the couple on Strictly would make a "dream ticket".


Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/kay-to-work-on-film-with-spielberg-15042435.html#ixzz19gduATGF

2010 #LucasFilm and #Pixar Christmas Cards

High Res Images From Spielberg's TinTin #spielberg #tintin

Visual Effects Artist Grant McCune Dies #ilm #starwars

Oscar-winning Star Wars visual-effects designer Grant McCune, who created scenes with models and miniature films for more than three decades, has died of pancreatic cancer, his production company said on Wednesday. He was 67.
McCune, who died Monday at his home in Hidden Hills, 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, won his Oscar for 1977's Star Wars, the original installment in George Lucas' six-film sci-fi franchise.
He shared the honor with John Stears, John Dykstra, Richard Edlund and Robert Blalack.
McCune also was nominated for an Oscar in 1980 for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Armed with a bachelor's degree in biology, McCune got his start on Jaws, when he and Bill Shourt were hired to make a giant white shark model; neither was credited on the film.
He later became a partner at Apogee Prods, where he worked on three dozen films, including Die Hard, Never Say Never Again, Big, Space Balls and Caddyshack. Striking out on his own, McCune such film…

A Young Jedi's Love of #StarWars Helps Him Deal With Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

Marc Jacques, a nine year old boy living in the U.K., is a huge Star Wars fan. Sounds like millions of other kids on the planet, right?

However, Marc suffers from the congenital disorder Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome (aka SCS or acrocephalosyndactyly type 3), which means that when he was born, Marc had no soft spot on his head. This led the front of his face to be flat in appearance and gave him a very high forehead. His head was also flat at the back as well. The condition affects his learning abilities and writing skills and has resulted in frequent headaches. Marc was only about two months old when he was diagnosed with the condition.

So far Marc has had grommets put in his ears, as the shape of his face and head make him get colds more often than normal. The procedure was to aid him in preventing glue ear (where the middle ear fills with fluid not air) and to help with his hearing. He also had a five hour operation when he was two and a half years old called fronto …

The Secrets of The Old Republic's Coruscant Explained

In a major new entry on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic blog, BioWare world designer Eric Young has posted a lengthy essay on the design process that went into constructing the capital planet of Coruscant.

Taking readers on a guided tour of the locations players will be able to explore, Young explains how he and his colleagues went about fashioning a convincing simulation of a planet that's home to over a trillion people.

"Can anyone remember where we parked?"The project started with research. We looked at how Coruscant was constructed in the movies, cartoons, comics, and games. Our concept team provided amazing work that gave us a vision of where the planet could go. We studied how large cities had been built in other online games, but we could find nothing so ambitious that had even been attempted, let alone successfully executed. We would be starting largely from scratch, there were numerous technical and artistic concerns to account for, and th…

The Force is strong: 'Empire' tapped for registry

Photo credit: AP | FILE - This 1980 publicity image originally released by Lucasfilm Ltd., Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and the character Yoda appear in this scene from "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back." The Library of Congress announced early Tuesday Dec. 28, 2010 that the film will be preserved by the Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry. (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd) Photos BALTIMORE - (AP) — Darth Vader proclaiming he's Luke Skywalker's father, John Travolta preening in his underwear and an early 20th-century deaf activist communicating in sign language are among the images that will be preserved by the Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry.
The 25 films selected this year include "The Empire Strikes Back," the 1980 sequel to "Star Wars" that many critics and fans consider the best of George Lucas' six "Star Wars" films. "Empire" shoc…

First Trailer of Steven Spielberg's New Sci-Fi Series 'Falling Skies' #spielberg

"Falling Skies", a new TV series about alien invasion on earth, has got its first trailer. Starting with a narration of the alien arrival from children's point of view, the clip continues to show a group of soldiers and civilians struggling against the occupying alien force.

Starring Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood, the TV series is the latest project by Steven Spielberg. Wyle is Tom, a college professor and father of two who leads the group. Bloodgood is Anne Glass, a therapist who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic situation. They are joined by Seychelle Gabriel and Will Patton as an orphaned teenager helping running the community and a fierce leader of the resistance respectively.

The drama series is scheduled to premiere on TNT sometime in June 2011.

Diehard GameFAN: Hall of Fame Nomination – Grim Fandango #lucasarts

by Alex Lucard - December 20, 2010 | Email the author
Every week, we will present a new game to be nominated for the Diehard GameFAN Hall of Fame and Hall of Shame. These nominations will occur every Monday and Friday, respectively. Our standards are just like the Baseball Hall of Fame: every game will be voted on by members of the staff, and any game that gets 75% of the vote – with a minimum of four votes – will be accepted – or thrown – into their respective Hall.
Game: Grim Fandango
Developer: LucasArts
Publisher: LucasArts
Release Date: 10/30/1998
System Released On: PC
Genre: Adventure
Who Nominated The Game: I did. Alex Lucard. The token adventure game reviewer here on the site.
Why Was It Nominated: I actually nominated Grim Fandango for several reasons, both positive and infamous. It’s one of those odd games that is almost universally considered both the best game of 1998 and the best point and click title ever. Yet it’s also the game that crashed the genre in such a way…

Now That Star Wars Is Done Family Guy Writers May Spoof Star Trek Next

fter completing their trilogy of Star Wars spoofs, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has revealed that the Family Guy crew may turn their attention to the Star Trek movies next.
The final Family Guy Star Wars movie, which is called; ‘It’s A Trap’ spoofs Return of the Jedi and is expected to be the last episode based around the Star Wars movie franchise.
In an interview with TV Squad, MacFarlane admitted that while spoofing classic sc-fi movies is hard, he and his team have their eyes on the Star Trek movies, although he warned we might not see them for a while…
“These [episodes] are very tiring to do. It’s like doing a movie at the same time you’re doing a TV series. Particularly with animation, that’s a lot of work. We’d like to take a break before making any more parodies.”He then added that he was grateful that Lucasfilm were so easy to work with during their Star Wars spoof trilogy…
“Doing these movies wasn’t something we had planned to do until we started dealing with …

'Empire's' Irvin Kershner had 'extraordinary versatility'

Irvin Kershner considered it "a freak of fate" that he was best known for "The Empire Strikes Back," which many consider to be the best of the popular "Star Wars" film series.
Kershner died recently at 87, after a 31/2-year battle with lung cancer.
"When George (Lucas) approached me, at first I wouldn't agree," Kershner said in 1997. "I didn't want to follow a picture like 'Star Wars,' because what could I do that was different? But George said, 'I want to make a picture that is better than the first one. Because if the second one is not successful, that kills the whole series.'"
It took him nearly three years to make "The Empire Strikes Back," which was released in 1980.
"I really knocked myself out," he said. "I was able to go deeper into the characterization. I was doing the second act of a three-act play, or the second movement of a symphony. That's always the slower mov…

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Tales of Monkey Island gets 2011 retail release

Due out in March next year, Telltale Games’ Tales of Monkey Island will be hitting retailers in the UK, Scandinavia, and some other European territories, as well as New Zealand and Australia.
“We’ll bring adventure game fans what they have been waiting so long for: A fantastic Collector’s Edition of all the Tales of Monkey Island episodes, plus more”, says Jason Codd, Lace Mamba Global’s European Managing Director. “We’re very excited about this partnership with Telltale games and very grateful that they have chosen us to be their publishing partner in these important territories.”
Tales of Monkey Island was originally released as five episodes, each one a new chapter that makes up the latest game of the Monkey Island series. It continues the adventures of comical protagonist Guybrush Threepwood, this time involving a brush with voodoo curses and possessed pirates.
Expect to see the Tales of Monkey Island Collectors Edition for PC in shops on March 25, 2011.

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T-Rex may have been a Veggie Eater - #jurassicpark

US paleontologists say most bird-like dinosaurs ate plantsBIRD-like dinosaurs long believed to be carnivorous predators were in fact plant lovers, with the notable exception of dedicated hunters such as Tyrannosaurus Rex, US paleontologists say. Lindsay Zanno and Peter Makovicky of the Field Museum in Chicago used statistical analysis to conclude that 90 species of theropod dinosaurs ate a plant-based diet, especially among coelurosaurs, the most bird-like dinosaurs.

The results were in sharp contrast to a widespread belief among paleontologists who say theropod dinosaurs hunted their prey, especially those closest to the ancestors of birds.

"Most theropods are clearly adapted to a predatory lifestyle, but somewhere on the line to birds, predatory dinosaurs went soft," Dr Zanno explained.

Dr Zanno and Dr Makovicky found nearly two dozen anatomical features were statistically linked to direct evidence of plant eating among coelurosaurian dinosaurs, such …

George Lucas Hand Picks Stills for the Book STAR WARS: FRAMES

If you’re a Star Wars collector, hold off on buying any more Christmas gifts until after the New Year; you’ll be glad you did. George Lucas is releasing a deluxe edition of still frames from each of the six Star Wars movies that he personally selected over the space of a few years. After sifting through more than 200,000 frames per film, Lucas said this about the chosen images:
“Cinematography is not about technology. It’s about lighting, it’s about composition, it’s about taste. In the end, it’s about understanding your craft.”Though it will set you back $3,000, the case itself appears to be of high quality hardwood, which houses the real treasure, six spring-loaded booklets of frames. Each side of the case features a sculpted medallion (one of Darth Vader, one of Yoda) and the centerpiece holds a numbered certificate of authenticity. Hit the jump to watch a short behind-the-scenes clip of Lucas selecting the frames and more images of the collection itself.

The collection …

Back To The Future: The Game released today

The game is set six months after the events of the last movie when the DeLorean reappaears in Hill Valley and Marty must travel back to get help from a teenage Doc and save the space time continuum. Players will get to explore Hill Valley as well as experience some alternate timelines in classic Telltale style.

The game coincides with the 25th anniversary of the first movie which was re-released in cinemas earlier this year as well as an impressive Blu-ray box set with lots of cool stuff.

Starcraft II Composer Talks to Wired.co.uk

Speaking from "a car park somewhere in California", the man behind the music and audio in one of the world's most successful video games is having a break. "I've just come off Starcraft II," says Russell Brower between gulps of coffee. "That was a really nice project, and now it's all hands on deck with Cataclysm [the new expansion for World of Warcraft, just out]. We're still fine-tuning when and where and how things will play."

Location is important, too. "For Starcraft II we wanted a 'plastic dome' sound, so we recorded on a wonderful stage at Sky- walker Sound [at George Lucas's famous Skywalker Ranch] in northern California. Sometimes your epic score relies on where you record it. With World of Warcraft we recorded in a large chapel in Seattle that had a 14-metre-high ceiling. It's a very different sound to a movie recording-stage - sort of a Bronze-Age sound. It really suits World of Warcraft."

Read the full…

Harrison Ford Wants Indy To Live #indianajones

Harrison Ford doesn’t want to kill Indiana Jones. That might not seem like a sure thing based on the franchise-tainting Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but setting that aside, Ford doesn’t want the actual whip-wielding character to die.
At the very least, his recent comments expressing his desires to kill off Indy aren’t accurate. An alleged insider recently told Showbiz Spy that Ford and Steven Spielberg were warming up to the idea of killing the iconic hero in a possible fifth film, with Indy passing the torch to his son Mutt (Shia LaBeouf) before kicking the bucket.
“George especially is resisting the notion but Steven is considering it. Funnily enough Harrison wanted the same for Han Solo in the final Star Wars but George put an end to it. This time he doesn’t have all the say though.”But don’t worry, the bad man isn’t coming to inappropriately fondle your childhood, at least not yet. Ford’s representatives tell Huffington Post that his reported interested in killing Indian…

Catch A Sneak Peek at ‘The Clone Wars’ 2011 Season

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Lucasfilm Ltd released a sneak peek video showing fans what’s in store for The Clone Wars when it returns from mid-season hiatus on January 7th, 2011. In the clip, we see some exciting developments for the series, including young padawan Ahsoka Tano’s apparent turn to the dark side.
Very exciting stuff and should really shake up what many have complained is a rather boring storyline thus far in Season 3. In the video, we get to see Jedi Master and Jedi Council member Even Piell in ‘on-guard’ position and Ashoka, Anakin Skywalker’s Togruta Jedi padawan, battling her master.
Be sure to let us know in the comments section your thoughts about Season 3 of The Clone Wars. Are you excited about the upcoming episodes? Or not so much?

Teen star Alex Pettyfer set to star as legendary racing driver James Hunt in new major Hollywood film #spielberg

British actor Alex Pettyfer is to star as racing driver James Hunt in a major Hollywood film about the race ace's life.
The film is being made by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks studio.
It is being adapted from Tom Rubython's book 'Shunt: The Story Of James Hunt'.
Hunt, who died from a heart attack at the age of 45 in 1993, was one of the leading Formula One drivers of the 1970s, picking up the world F1 title in 1976.
Striking resemblance: With their wavy blond locks there are a lot of similarities between Alex Pettyfer (left) and James Hunt the F1 driver he will play for the film He won the hearts of the British public with his devil-may care attitude during Grand Prix races against rivals like Niki Lauda.
Known as "hunt the shunt", he was also known for his prolific love life and was said to have bedded up to 5,000 women.
In 1976 he reached the peak of his career on the track when he became Formula One champion after holding off the threat from his f…

Seth Green talks 'Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III' and his desire to redeem Jar Jar Binks

This Sunday, multimedia comic whiz Seth Green debuts Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III (Adult Swim, 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET), his third send-up of George Lucas’s ubiquitous space saga. But Green’s involvement in that Galaxy Far, Far Away runs deeper than imagining a “Yo Momma Fight” between Luke Skywalker and Emperor Palpatine. He’s also voiced two characters on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars (read our recaps here), including the son of George Lucas’s Revenge of the Sith character Baron Papanoida (“That’s like the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me,” he says. “I just hope they make action figures.”) And now he’s developing an animated comedy series directly with Lucasfilm that will be set in the Star Wars galaxy. We chatted with the man who brought you “Admiral Ackbar Cereal” and “Jar Jar Binks for Gecko Insurance” about his new special, why Star Wars is endlessly ripe for parody, and his effort to redeem the aforementioned Gungan. On making fun of Star…

Remember The Video Game In Jaws? It Was Killershark By Sega

Sega Killer Shark "Video" Game Played @James Game Center during summer 08' arcade session, the game is fully working !
This cabinet can be seen in the movie "Jaws" (Les dents de la mer), in the gamecenter on the beach !Killer Shark, Sega, 1972, shark moves around and the player shoots it with a spear gun. It has a series of slides on a wheel that make the shark move and thrash around when shot. Electronic sound and 8-track player. Same game as Sega's Sea Devil, but Sea Devil had a manta ray instead of a shark.





Pics from http://www.pinrepair.com/arcade/shark.htm  Heres a short clip showing the game in the Steven Spielberg Classic Jaws

Spielberg movies banned by Arab League, WikiLeaks cable reveals

The Guardian publishes details of U.S. diplomatic cable that says Arab League blacklisted Spielberg after he donated $1 million to Israel during Second Lebanon War.

American director Steven Spielberg was blacklisted by the Arab League's Central Boycott office after making a $1 million donation to Israel during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, the British daily the Guardian reported on Friday.
The Guardian report was based on a U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. The cable was sent in 2007 to Washington from the U.S. embassy in Damascus.

The Bearded Trio Ebay Item Of The Day - Vintage Dairylea Box With Star Wars Promotion #starwars

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Star-Wars-ESB-Dairylea-Cheese-Box-and-Transfers-Rare-UK-/230528290819?pt=UK_Collectables_SciFi_fantasyCollectables_EH&hash=item35ac8e9003

Star Wars ESB Dairylea Cheese Box and Transfers Rare UK








Heres your chance to get hold of a very very rare Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back cheese box and transfer sheet. This is one of the hardest to find UK Star Wars food items, the box is in good condition for its age. The base has a stain on it (see photos) and is not the correct base but it is from the same era.
Get it here http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Star-Wars-ESB-Dairylea-Cheese-Box-and-Transfers-Rare-UK-/230528290819?pt=UK_Collectables_SciFi_fantasyCollectables_EH&hash=item35ac8e9003 £125

HARRISON Ford wants to kill off Indiana Jones!

Sources say the Hollywood star has told creator George Lucas and director Stephen Spielberg that he wants the whipcracking adventurer to meet his maker in a fifth and final adventure. “Harrison thinks it would be good for Indy to die and pass on his hat to his son in the next one,” reveals an insider. “George especially is resisting the notion but Steven is considering it. Funnily enough Harrison wanted the same for Han Solo in the final Star Wars but George put an end to it. This time he doesn’t have all the say though.” Ford, 68, recently revealed he got asked for ID while trying to buy beer. “I went to buy some beer the other day and got carded!” he said. “I said, ‘I’m 68 years old,’ and he said, ‘Young people complain about being singled out, so we ask everyone to show proof.’ “I said ‘take a look at me. Are you kidding?’ But he still wanted to see it.”
http://www.showbizspy.com/article/221841/harrison-ford-no-more-indiana-jones-for-harrison-ford.html

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology #indianajones

http://www.indianajonestheexhibition.com...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkdcHArwczYIn April 2011, Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology takes fans through through the films and into the real world, exploring treasures both real and imagined. In collaboration with X3 Productions and National Geographic, Lucasfilm brings one of their most popular heroes to life in a new exhibit! Check out the site to learn more about this awesome event! By fans and for fans, this will be the source for Indy updates as the countdown to April 28th begins! You can follow Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology on Twitter and facebook.Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/IndyExhibition Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Jones-and-the-Adventure-of-Archaeology/169410763085130

I AM NUMBER FOUR Trailer #iamnumberfour

I Am Number Four official Trailer #2 2011© ®[HD]

Release Date: February 18th, 2011© ®

directed : D.J. Caruso Co-produced Steven Spielberg

cast: Dianna Agron, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer, Kevin Durand,
Director: D.J. Caruso

A second theatrical trailer has been released for 'I Am Number Four',
a sci-fi pic that still looks like 'Twilight' -- albeit with aliens and more explosions.

A second theatrical preview for the film -- which was
co-produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye) --
has made its way online. DreamWorks Pictures hopes this will be the first entry in a new
hit franchise and will release
I Am Number Four in IMAX theaters early next year

John is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity
and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him.
Three like him have already been killed .

Hans Zimmer Not Scoring New Superman

Last week it was announced that composer Hans Zimmer would write the score for the upcoming Warner Bros reboot Superman: The Man of Steel. The news swept the internet like wildfire and before you knew it everyone was excited about Zimmer’s latest gig, everybody except for the man himself. According to THR, Zimmer has no plans to score the new Superman or try to improve upon John Williams’ original work.

Here’s the previous report from Thompson on Hollywood regarding the job.

“On Jan. 1 he starts scoring Chapter 4 in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which shot months ago in Hawaii. He’ll follow that with the Sherlock Holmes sequel, a Kung Fu Panda follow-up; then he’ll work on Nolan’s new Superman chapter.”

That was then and according to THR everything got blown out of proportion and there’s no way Zimmer would consider taking on the property. Zimmer said, “You know, it’s like some dirty quote taken out of context. Let’s just be absolutely straight here: I have never in my life …

Original Vintage Advert For Palitoy #DarthVader Carry Case #Starwars

Celebrity Invention: Steven Spielberg's Audio Editing Device #spielberg

Some celebrities aren't just pretty faces. A few of them are also touched with that Yankee prowess for tinkering and invention. In this weekly series, we introduce you to the Patents of the Rich and Famous. And maybe you learn a little bit about how patent literature works along the way.Inventor: Steven Spielberg
Known For: Think of your favorite movie of all time. Steven Spielberg probably had something to do with it. Since the 1975 release of Jaws, Spielberg has been pumping out Academy Award-winning blockbusters. He produces. He directs. He designs video games. And he's been doing it for over four decades.
He also invents.
How does he find the time for it all? He doesn't, which is why he invented a device meant to help save time for someone always on the go.

Invented Apparatus: "Method and apparatus for annotating a document"
Think Google Docs, but with voices. Spielberg invented a device that not only allows users to edit a document from anywhere in th…

Clone Wars Adventures Released for Mac #theclonewars

PC and Mac players can now team up with the Republic Online Sony Online Entertainment, LucasArts and TransGaming have announced the launch of the Mac version of Clone Wars Adventures, an action-packed online game set in the world of the hit television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Clone Wars Adventures is a virtual world where players can go online to experience fun minigames, daily activities, events, rewards, lively social environments and competition. The game lets players duel iconic adversaries with their own custom Lightsaber, speed through the galaxy in a custom Starfighter, defeat enemies and take down starships. http://www.gamershell.com/news_108044.html

Is This A Creature From Super 8? New Viral Marketing For The Movie #super8

Sources close to the production of Super 8 are claiming that it is in fact viral marketing to promote the upcoming J.J. Abrams film. There’s also video online of a young girl, who was an extra on the film, describing the scene she shot where she was attacked by the creature.

Official Synopsis For Spielberg's War Horse Released Today. #warhorse #spielberg

Here’s the official synopsis: From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.
The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war—a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broad…

Force Unleashed 2 'Endor' DLC out now #lucasarts #forceunleashed

Microsoft has confirmed that the 'Endor' DLC pack for Force Unleashed 2 is available now on Xbox Live marketplace.

The extra content sees Darth Vadar's secret apprentice travel across the galaxy to the forest-covered home of the Ewoks and is set during the time of Return of the Jedi.

The DLC provides an alternative perspective on the events that take place on the Ewok home planet.

"As Gamers and fans of the Star Wars universe, the infinite storyline allows us a 'what if' moment that scratches an itch by rolling the dice with established Star Wars characters or scenarios," said LucasArts executive producer Gio Corsi. "It's a pretty sweet opportunity. And yes, there will be battles with Ewoks!"


http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=280520

Lucasfilm 2010 Christmas Card Design #lucasfilm #starwars

Charity event reveals the Clone Wars' biggest secret to date

This past week Lucasfilm hosted a series of special screenings across the U.S. to preview the newest and baddest addition to the Clone Wars' pantheon, Savage Opress, Darth Maul's brother. Kicking off Mon. Dec. 6th in Los Angeles, other screenings were held across the subsequent three nights, in ten other major U.S. cities. Season 3 may've gone on hiatus early this month until Jan. 7th's post-holiday return, but attendees at the special screenings were treated to the entire month of January's offerings five weeks early, with the "Savage Opress" story arc. This particular series' highpoint is what fans have expectantly and patiently awaited since the sudden and surprising reveal of this brutal new character back in August by none other than George Lucas himself at August's Celebration V convention.
Lucasfilm's arrangement of these special screenings was an extravagant "Thank You" to the legion of Clone Wars' fans who'…

Star Wars Arcade: #FalconGunner for iPhone 4 Pushes the Limits and Succeeds

Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gun Rating:This game will sell, sell a lot and that’s even before many people have played the game just because it’s part of the huge brand that is Star Wars.  A global phenomenon that has lasted centuries and shows no signs of abating.

In Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gun you step into the gun turret of none other than the Millenium Falcon defending yourself against multiple waves of TIE fighters, Star Destroyers and Asteroids around the Death Star and other areas from the movie including my favorite, the impressive Kessel Run .
Fans of the Star Wars genre will be pleased with the amount of original content thrown into the game, from the intro and between episode movies to the in game menus and in game speech the game oozes authenticity.  While some of the in game commentary from your crew can get a little repetitive hearing chewbacca growl every now and again never grows old.
If you take away all of the Star Wars glitter the game is ultimately a re…