Tag Archives: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Ranking the films in the Star Wars franchise

In just a few short days, one of the biggest movie releases in literally years will occur when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens. Yesterday was the World Premiere in Los Angeles, with later today being the day most critics and pundits lay eyes on it (in fact, as you’re[...]

The Dark Knight Rises topped the weekend box office again with $36 million.

HollywoodNews.com:In the face of two relatively non-mighty openers, The Dark Knight Rises (review/spoiler-review) topped the weekend box office again with $36 million. As has been the case throughout the film’s much-debated run (which is really only 17 days old), it’s doing pretty spectacular by any logical standard but must[...]

‘The Vow’ breaks records, ‘Safe House’ opens huge

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Wow. Just wow. Four major releases debuted this weekend and every single one of them opened with superb numbers. On one hand, that means that every respective demographic was ably served this weekend. On the other hand, one can only wonder how much[...]

Defending Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Like so many who read and write about movies, I saw Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace on Wednesday, May 19th, at 12:01am. Like many who read and write about movies, I did not think it was the greatest film of all time. But[...]

“Star Wars” Blu-rays break global sales records

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As was expected, the Force was extremely strong with the new “Star Wars” Blu-rays that FOX and LucasFilm recently released. The studios revealed that “Star Wars” is the bestselling catalog Blu-ray Disc of all time, with worldwide sales totaling one million units, including 515,000 units sold in[...]

Star Wars: review of the complete saga

HollywoodNews.com: This will not be an exhaustive breakdown of the set, as I do not have the time to watch and critique each bonus feature. But I will offer a few words for those who are inexplicably on the fence about the set. Point being, I’m guessing you’ve[...]

Star Wars 3D kicks-off with Phantom Menace

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Rejoice or protest nerds! The Star Wars series is indeed returning to theaters post-converted to 3D starting on February 10th, 2012 with The Phantom Menace. After that, it’s one movie a year, which will finish off in 2017 with Return of the Jedi, just in time for[...]

Stars Wars 3D conversions set for 2012; “Phantom Menace” first

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We are going to have a lot of “Star Wars” activity over the next few years. George Lucas’ six sci-fi thrillers will be making their long-awaited debut on Blu-ray in September 2011. And a few months later, the “prequels” will start screening in local theaters … in[...]

“Titanic” also converting to 3-D for 2012 theatrical release

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: George Lucas staked his claim on the 3-D landscape, announcing that all six “Star Wars” films would be re-treated and re-released in 2012. James Cameron is hot on his heels. The Oscar winner is contemplating releasing a 3-D version of his award-winning “Titanic” into theaters in April 2012[...]

It’s Time to Forgive Some Infamous Movie scenes

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: As one of the two highest-of-high holy days in the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur basically involves asking forgiveness for the past transgressions against God over the previous year. But arguably as important is Erev Yom Kippur, which is the day before the high holy day, which involves[...]