April Fools 2010

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Even though his latest brainchild, The Empire Strikes Back, won’t be in theaters for another month, George Lucas is talking about more movies in the franchise. After the success of Star Wars three years ago, Lucas will once again take us back to “A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far Far Away” — at least seven more times.

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Hello 80s, Goodbye 3D

With the clear dawn of a new decade, we say goodbye to a once-great innovation that’s been reduced to a scummy fad. R.I.P. 3D.

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Holy hell! Our spy inside the production snapped off a picture of a work-in-progress for one of the Titans! Harryhausen magic is back! Feast your eyes on…The Kraken!

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also thinks the 80s are going to be the best decade ever in the world of film. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to rent more movies on VHS.

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Michael Cimino has gone over budget, beyond his schedule, and generally through hell for Heaven’s Gate. Now his cut is 5 and 1/2 hours long. Is artistic freedom really what Hollywood needs?

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This May, iconic director Stanley Kubrick steps outside his wheelhouse and into a haunted wheelhouse. But can the auteur tackle horror?

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A highly anticipated sequel, Scorsese and De Niro back together, and another from a Japanese legend round out our list of what we’re looking forward to most this year.

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Hot off success with The Brood, the shocking director has chosen psychic horror for his next. But what does that mean for Frankenstein?

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Mel Brooks returns to comedy, and he’s got his eye set on the entirety of civilization. Plus, he’s finally getting a writing partner to hop in front of the camera. Are we ready to see our ancestors mocked?

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Our Culture Warrior Landon Palmer digs into next month’s Cannes line up so you won’t have to. Learn what to look out for when they hit the states and feign sounding cultured at parties!

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Carpenter seems untouchable these days, and he’s only getting started. See what he’s got up his sleeve inside…

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A 24 hour news channel? What next, TV shows about the lives of celebrities? There are just some things we’ll never watch.

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Director Peter Medak takes a stab at the most illustrious of horror sub-genres. I know I said stab, but it’s not the serial killer sub-genre.

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A major comedic writer might be lending his talents to shape a story about time-traveling, ghost busting heroes from SNL funnyman Dan Ackroyd.

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Arnold Pumping Iron

We take a look at the start of a promising career for a young Austrian-born bodybuilder who seems poised to take the dramatic acting world by storm.

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Looking to rebound off his first career failure, Steven Spielberg is looking for a passable archaeologist/professor/Nazi killer. He thinks he’s found him with actor Tom Selleck, a man you probably don’t know by name, but will probably say “aaaahhh, yeah” when you see him.

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Will the young festival’s move to a ski resort in the dead of winter be counter to its celebration of small, independent film?

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The Warriors

This week, Brian Salisbury stocks up on junk food and takes us back to the drive-in to celebrate what’s playing while we all make out.

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Tossing aside what seems to be the current trend in digestible films, Elfman attacks the theater screen with a perverse, black and white fairy tale that seems like it was written by a troubled teenager while switching back and forth between his science fiction magazines and his father’s porno.

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An import from Australia is hitting theaters soon, but will American audiences care about what goes on down under?

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