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2008-08-15 09:00:00

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS -- ** -- Animated feature starring the voices of Matt Lanter, Samuel L. Jackson and others; rated PG (violence, vulgarity, slurs, mild profanity, brief drugs) George Lucas was involved in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" only peripherally -- as the executive producer of this digitally animated, science-fiction feature, which is another "prequel" to his beloved, original "Star Wars" trilogy. Yet strangely, the film has several of the same problems that afflicted Lucas's...

2008-08-15 09:00:44

By Chris Hicks Deseret News There's been a lot of talk about whether "The Dark Knight" will overtake "Star Wars" and "Titanic" as the all-time box-office champ. There seems to be little question that "Star Wars" is about to fall to third place. At No. 2, with $461 million in box-office earnings, George Lucas' epic could be knocked off its perch this weekend, since "The Dark Knight" has already taken in $441.4 million. "Titanic" is further away, at $600.8 million, and to some analysts...

2008-08-15 06:00:27

By Anthony Breznican The new Star Wars movie may be less for Jabba than for Jabba's baby. (Yeah, Jabba the Hutt has a baby this time.) The animated The Clone Wars, with its brightly colored computer animation, characters designed to look like wooden Thunderbirds-style marionettes and a decidedly silly tone to the action, suggests Star Wars Jr. more than the dark psychodrama that adults preferred in the franchise's core films. Some grown-up Star Wars fans have scorched the new...

2008-08-14 09:00:45

By Steve Pratt Along, long time ago, Star Wars drew an army of fans. One, Dave Filoni, has created a new film. Steve Pratt reports WHEN Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith opened in the cinema three years ago, Dave Filoni stood in line like any other fan. He was dressed in a handmade costume of his favourite Star Wars character, a relatively unknown Jedi knight named Plo Koon. He shared his love of Star Wars with others in the queue by handing out toys from his private...

2008-08-14 09:00:45

By Steve Pratt Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (12A)**** Stars: Frances McDonald, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong, Tom Payne, 92 mins. MISS Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who gets sacked in 1939 London. Delysia Lafosse is an American actress enjoying all the pleasures that the glamorous world of showbiz can bring. The two women are brought together as the dejected spinster needs work and Delysia requires someone to manage her social...

2008-08-09 15:00:27

By Gunnar Johnson Even though it was released only a few weeks ago, The Dark Knight is already one of the top 10 grossing movies of all time, according to the Internet Movie Database Web site, imdb.com. Shown here are the other nine films on the list. Can you put all 10 in the correct order? (Amounts are based on movie ticket sales, and don't include video rentals, television rights and other revenues; figures, which are not adjusted for inflation, are as of yesterday on imdb.com.)...

2008-08-02 15:00:16

The Hollywood blockbuster The Dark Knight has grossed $343 million in its first 12 days and industry experts expect the movie to soon surpass Star Wars. The New York Daily News reported Friday that while some experts expect the newest Batman film will surpass the science-fiction classic's $461 million total, it will likely not dethrone Titanic as the highest-grossing film of all time. Titanic grossed a total of $600 million, easily surpassing Star Wars for the top spot on the top-grossing...

2008-07-31 09:00:55

LOS ANGELES _ Ewan McGregor has earned so much attention for his work in three "Star Wars" films, it is almost a disappointment when he walk into the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton. Yes, he is here to talk about his new Fox Reality Channel special "Long Way Down." It is just that McGregor looks so much more natural zipping across the universe in a Jedi Starfighter. Instead of the brown robes he wore as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars" he's decked out in a leather jacket. Actually,...

2008-07-30 18:00:00

By Scott A. Rosenberg, amNewYork, New York Jul. 31--" Star Wars" is the franchise keeps on giving, with toys, comics, apparel and pretty much any other type of merchandise you can think of. And, if that's not enough, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas is back with another movie, this one an animated jaunt through the Clone Wars, set in between the second and third movies, focusing on Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as they fight evil Jedis and everyone's favorite Hutt, Jabba. Karen...

2008-07-28 09:01:08

FILM fans had the chance to meet one of the actors from a blockbusting film series at the weekend. Actor and bodybuilder David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, met fans at a new shop on Saturday. He signed autographs and spoke to customers at The Wow Factor, in the Cornmill Centre, Darlington. The shop, which sells memorabilia and signed photographs of actors, opened this month. Owner Andrea Johnson wanted to attract a star to celebrate the venture....