Desolation of Smaug is the fullest realization of the fantasy-entertainment complex
George Lucas has suggested as much, now that negotiations have wrapped for what's being called Star Wars: Episode VII, and I couldn't be happier about it. This is a very rare occasion where Hollywood history is being acknowledged and ageism isn't factoring into casting, which involves honoring the ... More >>
Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX
The quest for gold never gets old
For the last fifteen years, the sonic-terrorizing Scottish smashheads Mogwai have remained true to their original vision: the cathartic squelching of a loud/soft gargantuan-riff dynamic undeterred by the music fashions and trends dictated by the Bitchfork monarchy. Admittedly an uncool bunch ... More >>
Beware Dalvador Sali at the New Ohio Theatre
The designer-toy world's biggest jerkbag thinks you're an asshole for reading this story.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 8, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 14 White on White By William Paul The most successful science fiction films like "The Thing" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," have used their science fiction conceits as metaphors for an actual state o ... More >>
Ingrid Taylar via WikipediaYes, I got to corner the pilot who made the only heroic gesture of 2009! And what did I ask him? "Were you really saving your own ass?" CLICK HERE for my column in which he pushes me into the Hudson--I mean gracefully responds to that query. You will also get to r ... More >>
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
Finally, a reason for the existence of George Lucas -- so that he and his horrible film, The Phantom Menace, could be taken apart so entertainingly in this genius series of videos posted to YouTube by a man in Milwaukee. Just hit play on that first one -- we guarantee you won't be able to keep fro ... More >>
See the Kurosawa movie that almost wasn't
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. He does this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Fantastic Films magazine Date: December, 1980 Discovered at: Antique Mall The Cover Promises: Much more ... More >>
Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a very deep hole
The king of Hollywood takes on the small screen.
Behold the U.K.'s paragon of supermassive, overindulgent wankery
Extreme landscapes engulf eco-warriors in visceral Chinese adventure saga
Brave new worlds from We to V: A brief history of political future shocks
Hollywood's real moneymakers yet to come
Lucas' best-selling video game shows which trilogy is better
The end of the beginning: Lucas's adolescent space opera concludes in a CGI Sith Storm
A Space Odyssey
The Critics Speak
In A Galaxy Far, Far Away, A Fretful People Ponder the Fateful Question: Is Jar Jar Gay?
How 'Star Wars' Supplanted Religion, Mutated the Species, and Changed the Movies
Before the Prequels, Star Wars Fans Obsess Online
Notes on Hypothetical Hollywood