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2008-10-28 00:00:12

***1/2  (139m | PG-13) This may well be the best of all six "Star Wars" movies -- with the caveat that you need to have seen the other five films to truly grasp its significance. The cunning dexterity and gravitas with which George Lucas snaps into place every remaining puzzle piece in his 30-year story arc is remarkable. The talent of Hayden Christensen will surprise his detractors as he portrays a complex, compounding crisis of conflicting loyalties (between the Jedi Order and...

2008-10-07 06:00:31

By Andrew Eaton ANYONE for Ghostbusters 3? Bill Murray is up for it, according to reports over the weekend. So is Columbia Pictures, which has hired Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, writers on the US version of The Office, to come up with a script. "It could be a fresh look at it," said Murray, while on the promotional trail for his latest movie, City of Ember. "It could be funny." But, I hear you cry, it's nearly 25 years since the original film! The cast are practically pensioners!...

2008-10-06 15:00:00

By BOB KEYES Please pardon the cliche, but this is not your father's orchestra. The Portland Symphony Orchestra that begins its new season at Merrill Auditorium on Tuesday will have a different look and feel with newly installed music director and conductor Robert Moody at the podium. It also faces a broad set of challenges as the 42-year maestro attempts to infuse the orchestra, and its audience, with vigor and enthusiasm. Tuesday's program embodies Moody's mission. The concert will...

2008-10-06 12:30:00

Fresh from its across-the-board prime-time delivery and ratings growth in third quarter, Cartoon Network rocketed to new delivery heights with the premiere of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. The new Lucasfilm Animation series scored as the most-watched series premiere in network history, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The one-hour new series premiere also reigned as the #1 program from 9-10 p.m. among all major kids networks in kids 6-11, kids...

2008-10-02 11:30:00

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Believe it or not, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is pretty cool. Not the theatrical film, which underwhelmed critics and died at the box office. But rather the computer-animated TV series, which debuts tonight with back-to-back episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on the Cartoon Network. Yes, in most ways it's the same thing that (a few of) you saw in the theaters. With three differences: 1. While the CGI animation looked, well, not so great...

2008-09-29 00:00:23

By FRAZIER MOORE of The Associated Press Tough times! War rages on, with shrinking numbers of good guys left to fight for freedom and restore peace. And, all happening in a galaxy that definitely isn't close, close by. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is a very cool weekly cartoon series from Lucasfilm Animation that finds a fresh new style for depicting the struggle of the Jedi and their army of genetically engineered clones against the seemingly indomitable droid army of evil Separatists....

2008-09-28 18:00:24

A STAR Wars fanatic has landed a top movie prize from his hero George Lucas. Oliver Jones, 24, from Sutton Coldfield, accidentally submitted a 59-second short film, based on The Empire Strikes Back, after attempting to enter an entirely separate online contest. He won best short film at The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards, run by Lucasfilm Ltd, and judged by the hit film's creator George Lucas. (c) 2008 Sunday Mercury; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-23 10:00:00

On Saturday, Sept. 27, in homes across the country, thousands of kids, along with their families and friends, will get a sneak peek at one of the most anticipated television series of the fall, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. On that same day, one lucky youngster is getting his own world television premiere event in his hometown of Chicago, Ill. Cartoon Network is partnering with House Party, a leading word-of-mouth company in the area of viewer engagement, to premiere the debut of the...

2008-09-11 08:20:00

The Force is still going strong for George Lucas in the videogame world, despite lackluster reviews for the latest Star Wars movie, "The Clone Wars." This fall LucasArts will release two new Star Wars games. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be released on all platforms on September 16, while Star Wars: The Clone Wars will hit both Nintendo platforms on November 11. Darth Vader, and Yoda are even be making an appearance in Namco Bandai's recently released Soul Calibur IV. Star Wars:...

2008-09-02 18:00:11

The new animated U.S. television series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is to debut next month, Cartoon Network announced Tuesday. Episodes are to premiere Friday nights, starting Oct. 3, on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network HD. The show, which "chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other favorite "Star Wars" characters as they struggle against the dark side, is the first weekly television series from Lucasfilm Animation, the network said.

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