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J.J. Abrams Takes Over the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Script

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We'd heard tale of George Lucas and J.J. Abrams oh-so-frequently collaborating via phone tag on the story for "Star Wars: Episode VII," and we did have to wonder what that meant for the film's poor little underling hired screenwriter Michael Arndt ("Toy Story 3," "Little Miss Sunshine") ... and now we know. Get More »

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Squirrel Superheroes Are the Highlight of Your Tuesday

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You guys, it is only Tuesday.

And Tuesday is almost worse than Monday because you're no longer rested up from the weekend — unless you were one of those select few peeps who got Columbus Day off — and yet there's still so much week left.

So, we here at the net's most entertaining film site would like to offer you a condolence laugh or two by way of a squirrel photoshopped into your favorite superheroes and other iconic film characters. Of course. Get More »

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George Lucas Is 'Constantly' Buzzing with J.J. Abrams Over 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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If J.J. Abrams thought George Lucas would go quietly into the Tatooine desert night just because Disney now owns his studio, he was sadly mistaken. Or happily, depending.

'Cause according to Lucas' son, the creator of all-things-Jedi is still very much in the mix when it comes to developing "Star Wars: Episode VII," the first installment of the spacey franchise that he's not directing himself. Get More »

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9 Greatest Full-Episode TV Tributes to Movies

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As The Onion has pointed out, full-episode parodies of movies can be a sure sign that a TV show is running out of steam and ideas. And, historically, they're right. (See: Almost any '90s comedy series that ever did a Halloween episode homage to cheesy horror movies.)

But there are a select few shows that have consistently brought the goods when it comes to film satire, using movie plots as a springboard to create something special with their own characters instead of just covering for a lack of originality with 23 minutes of "Hey, look at us making references to this thing you loved!" Get More »

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A Rejected Spin on a New 'Star Wars' Theme

Just because legendary original "Star Wars" composer John Williams has committed to once again taking to the keys (and strings and majestic horns and stuff probably) for the upcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed new films doesn't mean the book is totally closed on space-related orchestrations. After all, Michael Giacchino, whose work soundtracked both of Abrams' "Star Trek" reboot installments and his hit TV show "LOST," has a little time on his hands.

Enter Ben Schwartz, a.k. Jean-Ralphio. Giacchino and Schwartz took to the piano for an, um, alternative update on Williams' well-known "Imperial March" piece (yes, you know, dunn dunnn dunnnnnnn dun-da-dun dun da-dunnnn). Just...watch the above clip and you'll see what we mean. Get More »

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Ugh, New 'Star Wars' Movies Set to Be Origin Stories

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Back when Disney bought out Lucasfilm with the intention of making "Star Wars: Episode VII" and beyond, the news was met with a heaping pile of skepticism. So much (understandable) vitriol and snark. But then once some of the original castmembers were wrangled back in and J.J. Abrams, giant fanboy-slash-sick director that he is, was tapped to lead the Warsian charge, well, attitudes shifted a bit toward excitement and intrigue.

Today's news might just earn a new hiss or two from the crowd, though. Get More »

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Was the 'Ant-Man' Release Pushed Up to Make Room for More Marvel?

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Edgar Wright's gonna have to hustle even harder (and most definitely faster) to make that long-awaited "Ant-Man" flick happen on schedule, ya'll, because according to Deadline, Disney and Marvel Studios have now upped the release date for the insectazoid pic from Nov. 6, 2015 to July 31, 2015 — a little more than three months sooner than originally planned.

Considering it took Wright eight freakin' years to nail down the script for his "Ant-Man" (no, seriously, he was tapped for the project back in '06 and just finished the screenplay with Joe Cornish in July-ish), that extra time might be sort of precious to the guy ... So, Marvel must have a pretty good (read: lucrative) reason up-sleeve to make such a schedule shift, riiiiiight? Get More »

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Benedict Cumberbatch is Ready to Explore 'The Lost City of Z'

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While rumor has it that Mr. Cumbersbumbers... Benedict Cumberbatch will shortly be heading to a galaxy far far away for J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" project (cue the broody steam shower clip just because), it actually looks he might just be headed for another great beyond instead. Get More »

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Many Ways to Order a Movie Murder in this 'Kill Him' Supercut

You'd think that if one person wanted another person dead and gone, he or she would just buck up and do the dirty business alone (a.k.a. without any witnesses), but in movies sometimes it's even more creepy for the would-be assassin to just pawn the hit off to some peon follower of theirs.

Classic example: Scar — that dirty, rotten scoundrel from "The Lion King" who got his comeuppance by reappearing as a throw rug in "Hercules" — was way too much of a pussycat to put his baby nephew down himself. So, he left it to his pack of driveling hyenas to "kill him." Get More »

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Even Darth Vader Didn't Like the 'Star Wars' Prequel Trilogy

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With J.J. Abrams currently cooking up something for "Star Wars: Episode VII" nerdy minds the world over just can't help but linger in a galaxy far, far away all the live-long day. But it wasn't too long ago that the George Lucas faithful experienced this exact same sense of revival, as the Force creator himself wrote and helmed three new installments to his space franchise at the turn of millennium, answering once and for all what the what happened before "Episode IV" (a.k.a. the first one).

Lucas' prequels didn't resonate with his audience quite the same way the first trilogy did, however, so the fanfare surrounding his prequelogy died down quite a bit over the years. In fact, it's kinda bandwagon-y now to hate on the second round of "Star Wars," and one guy who's jumped right on board with that opinion is the original Darth Vader actor himself. Get More »

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