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2008-08-24 12:00:25

By Jeff Vice Deseret News OK, apparently I need to give at least a few readers a quick refresher course in what I like to call Movie Scheduling 101. In the past couple of weeks, I've gotten some e-mails, queries and comments in regards to a few columns, blog items and other articles that referred to August as a cinematic "dumping ground." It's not just me being cynical. Typically August is one of those months -- January and October being the others -- in which studios release films that...

2008-08-22 18:00:31

By Ellie Genower BACK in the mid-1970s, a young writer-director called George Lucas was struggling to get his grand space opera movie made. Disappointing box office returns for his films THX-38 and American Graffiti meant he didn't hold out much hope that his family saga set in space would ever even make it into cinemas, let alone win any popularity contests. "The original Star Wars was one movie and I wrote a back story and script to it which came out to 200 or so pages," George...

2008-08-22 18:00:30

By Hallie Woodward George Lucas has taken the Star Wars saga a step further. This new release is different from its predecessors and as a fan of all of the Star Wars movies, I couldn't wait to see it. But the result was disappointing. The story line has Yoda and Mace Windu sending Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker into battle. Jabba the Hutt's son has been kidnapped and needs to be rescued. The problems are numerous. For one thing, the dialogue is a bit stiff. The vocal talents...

2008-08-20 00:00:27

Characters from the classic Star Wars films touched down in Swansea to mark the opening of new animated film The Clone Wars - the latest in the series. It opened on Friday at the Odeon, which is where Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker chose to visit - and raised money for children's charity the NSPCC in the process. General manager Alex Jones said the event was part of the cinema chain's Fanatical About Film summer, and the children were encouraged to dress as their favourite Star Wars...

2008-08-19 00:00:22

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - It took four of Hollywood's biggest stars to take down Batman. The DreamWorks-Paramount comedy "Tropic Thunder" - with Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise - debuted at No. 1 with $26 million, bumping "The Dark Knight" to second place after four weekends on top, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Warner Bros. Batman flick pulled in $16.8 million to raise its total to $471.5 million. "The Dark Knight" passed the...

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2008-08-18 06:00:00

The Dark Knight has finally fallen, but not before taking one more foe with him: George Lucas. After more than a month atop the box office, the Batman sequel dropped to No. 2 over the weekend, falling to the R-rated spoof Tropic Thunder. Thunder took in $26 million, according to studio estimates from box-office trackers Media By Numbers. The haul met most projections and was plenty to topple The Dark Knight, which dropped to second with $16.8 million. The Dark Knight, though, still managed...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

Just when you thought George Lucas had milked his intergalactic cash cow dry with endless re-issues of the Star Wars saga on DVD, he executive produces this computer-animated adventure that slips neatly into the narrative divide between Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith. Little more than a glossy teaser for a forthcoming television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars boasts lots of eye-popping action sequences, including a terrific opening skirmish between the Jedi Knights and the...

2008-08-17 18:00:20

Just when you thought George Lucas had milked his intergalactic cash cow dry, he executive produces this computer-animated adventure that slips into the narrative divide between Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith. Star Wars: The Clone Wars boasts lots of eye-popping action sequences including a terrific opening skirmish between the Jedi Knights and the separatist droid army. Viewing the showdown from the perspective of a clone trooper on the ground dodging enemy cannon fire, is...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

By Andrew Edwards Is "The Force" losing its strength? A new chapter in the "Star Wars" series - "The Clone Wars" is set to hit movie screens today. But in the wake of a much-hyped and - to many - disappointing round of prequels, "Clone Wars" may be one movie too many. "Really, no one is excited at all," said Jason Washburn, manager of Comic Quest in downtown Redlands. "Clone Wars," a computer-animated film, is a precursor to a new animated series scheduled to premiere on Cartoon...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

By JEREMY G VINLUAN By Jeremy G. Vinluan Teen correspondent "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is unusual, unbelievable and unrealistic. It is truly out of this world. The movie is pure digital. It is the first "Star Wars" animated feature. Unlike any live-action "Star Wars" movie, this film opens with a quick narration. Seriously, it is too fast. The creators should have stuck with the slower, scroll-up summary. The 98-minute movie is packed with too many characters and too much...