So many of us are sick and tired of CGI and the fact that it’s replaced many practical effects. Bad CGI can look too rubbery and cartoony, where back in the old days you had to work very hard to create something with practical effects, and really earn your victory fooling an audience.
To the surprise of pretty much no one, John Williams is returning to compose the music for the next Star Wars film. There was of course some initial speculation as to whether he would come back, or whether JJ Abrams would enlist his regular composer, Michael Giacchino, but it’s hard to imagine Star Wars without Williams’s music.
Besides the second coming of Star Wars, there’s another major geek event on the horizon: Interstellar. I know, it’s not a remake of another movie, video game or TV show, but it is the next movie Christopher Nolan is making post-Batman, and we’re dying to see what he’ll come up with next.
When you see headlines about Darth Vader becoming homeless, it’s obviously a goof. Yet there is indeed a problem hitting the Tunisian desert where Star Wars was shot, and it may end up wiping out the Mos Espa set from Episode One.
We try not to pay attention to rumors here at TG, there’s a lot of them out there, and they’re usually nonsense. But in the age of the internet, it is indeed amazing how fast a rumor can get out there and be assumed as fact.
For years I’ve contributed for several screenwriting publications, and I’ve often been concerned about Hollywood being more concerned about the software the script was written with, instead of whether the script itself is actually any good or not. But, it's not all bad.
Okay, so Pacific Rim didn’t do well this weekend, which is really tragic, but maybe word of mouth will carry it into DVD / BluRay later this year. It’s too bad to see something that’s clearly a major geek event being beaten at the box office by the latest Adam Sandler movie, but maybe Pacific Rim will have a second life with fans somewhere down the road.
The 25th of May is probably one of my favorite days of the year. Why, you ask? Well, it's Towel Day (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), as well as the anniversary of the first Star Wars Film, Episode IV: A New Hope (ANH) which hit theaters way back in 1977. And let us not forget the Glorious 25th of May for fans of Terry Pratchett's wildly popular Discworld.
It was a very unfortunate irony that once the Star Wars saga was up and running again with JJ Abrams at the helm that the plug was being pulled on Lucas Arts, the division that made the Star Wars video games.
It’s taken four years to finally get to this point, but Star Trek Into Darkness is several days away from hitting theaters, and the reviews are pretty positive overall.
So we know the next Star Wars movie is supposed to be top, top secret, that’s a given. But some people involved in the next film just can’t seem to help themselves, and quite a few people like Carrie Fisher also have diplomatic immunity.
So perhaps Return of the Jedi wasn’t the best of the original Star Wars trilogy, we all know that.
While many hoped that once George Lucas got his paws off the Star Wars franchise things would get better, it appears that the new owners - Disney - might be headed for similar daft decisions.
How many of us even knew there was even such a thing as Star Wars Day? Well there is indeed a Star Wars day, May 4, and considering it’s so close to Cinco De Mayo, perhaps it’s a big party day for geeks.
As much as we’d love to know everything there is to know about the new Star Wars movie, there may not be all that much official information right now.
We all know by now that the original Star Wars trio of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher are returning to the next movie in the series, which is currently due for release in 2015.
Dynamos like JJ Abrams are practically their own industries, constantly churning out hit movies and TV shows, and his workload’s about to get a lot heavier taking on the Star Wars universe.
With the announcement that Disney would be making more Star Wars films came a lot of rumors, as would be expected in the geek-o-sphere.
There are many directors who have worked in tandem with composers throughout their careers. Alfred Hitchcock had Bernard Herrmann, Sergio Leone had Ennio Morricone, and John Williams has also been the right hand man for Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, creating the unforgettable scores for Jaws and Star Wars.
Can it truly be a little over a month away before Star Trek Into Darkness finally hits theaters?