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Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’ Reboot On The Way With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Writer
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Jim Henson's Labyrinth Goblins

In October of 2014 we shared with you news that Labyrinth, the 1986 movie directed by the late, great Jim Henson, could be getting a sequel. Many were excited by the news, but it was then reported not long after that that sources had denied that a sequel to the puppet filled fantasy flick was actually being made. And we all moved on.

Though fans were excited about the thought of another adventure in the labyrinth with all of our favorite characters, including Jareth the Goblin King (played by David Bowie), prepare for some news you might not be so excited about. It’s now being reported that, not even two weeks after Bowie left us forever, a reboot of Labyrinth is in the works.

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George Lucas Apologizes For Inappropriate “White Slaver” Comments
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George Lucas, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse

It wasn’t too long ago that George Lucas had some harsh words about selling his Lucasfilms to Disney, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the state of Hollywood. A lot of what he said sounded more like buyer’s remorse than criticism. But the fact that he referred to Disney as “white slavers” in an interview with Charlie Rose was very questionable. And now it looks like the Star Wars creator has realized that.

Lucas has now apologized for his ugly remarks. Read his apology here below.

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George Lucas Talks Selling ‘Star Wars,’ ‘The Force Awakens,’ Plans To Make Original Films
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George Lucas, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse

Back in 2012, George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion dollars, most of which went directly to educational charity. Since then the Mouse House has released Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is on track to beat Avatar for the title of highest grossing box office film of all time. But while we wait for that news to happen. With the film breaking all sorts of records and being recognized for being one of the best Star Wars films since A New Hope – even though some have criticized that The Force Awakens is a retread on that story – there are some people who are unhappy with what the franchise has become, and that person is none other than Lucas himself.

After the jump, you will find out why he is so unhappy with the film (despite saying that he was pleased with it after watching an early preview), why Hollywood has become so reliant on franchises, and his plans to make original films in the future.

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Honest Trailer: ‘Star Wars’
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Honest Trailers Star Wars

Oh… Hell… Yeah! With The Force Awakens on the horizon, the original classic, Star Wars, gets the Honest Trailers treatment. You just know what you’re going to get here: Lucas criticisms, the special editions, the prequels… let’s tear them up. “The Film that transformed the entire film industry… into an assembly line for special effects blockbusters and action figures… and we are not calling it, A NEW HOPE.”

Check out the Honest Trailer below.

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The Drill Down 387: Ten Questions (and Answers)
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TDD 387

This week, we’re joined by Engadget senior editor Devindra Hardawar for his epic review of newly released Windows 10, Universal leaks its own film to pirates, a nightmare for one Apple Music user, Twitter drops stolen tweets, tech leaders speak out against warfare AI, the Amiga turns 30 … and much much more.

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SDCC 2015: The Full ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Panel (Video)
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Title Card

Boy oh boy, don’t we all wish we could have been there to witness last night’s truly spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens San Diego Comic-Con panel that featured surprise guests (f*** yeah Harrison Ford!), a wonderful behind-the-scenes video, and concluded with a concert and fireworks display?

Wish no longer, my friends, because Flicks and the City has uploaded the full 61-minute panel moderated by Chris Hardwick to their YouTube channel and now we can all watch for free what many had to wait in line for a day to behold in person.

You can check it out here below.

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Watch Now: Short Film That Played With ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ In Theaters
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Roger Christian's Short Film Black Angel

Star Wars creator George Lucas wanted a short film to play before the sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, back in 1980.

Roger Christian, who won a Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Academy Award for his work on the original Star Wars (also credited as the creator of the lightsaber and R2-D2) and was also nominated for the same Oscar for his work on Ridley Scott’s Alien, had written a short titled Black Angel. When Lucas read it, he decided it was exactly what he was looking for.

After the theatrical run, Black Angel was lost and remained so for around 30 years until just a few years ago when it turned back up. Now, fully restored, the short film has been made available for all to see, and you can do so below.

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Why Did Disney Scrap The Lucas ‘Star Wars’ Episode VII Plot?
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George Lucas, Goofy, and Mickey Mouse

Part of the reason why the Star Wars prequels didn’t work, was because of all the teenage drama that was going on at the time. So when Disney acquired the rights to LucasFilm, and George Lucas had announced that he would be retiring from the franchise, there was a small sigh of relief. The director admitted that Disney had scrapped his ideas for the sequel, but those ideas were somewhat of a secret.

The recent Vanity Fair issue revealed some interesting tidbits about the upcoming film. In it we learn why Disney decided to go with a script written by director J.J. Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, and that Michael Arndt‘s draft was never completed.

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Star Wars Day: ‘Star Wars’ The Next Generation?
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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Trust me when I tell you I was stupid crazy over Star Wars as a kid. I spent every available cent I could on the toys back in the seventies. I collected, I traded, I begged for more. But as with all things in our childhood, the things that were so very important to us back then, can become less so as we grow up. Wait a second, who am I lying to here? I am still just as big of a fan and I would still play with the action figures on the playground if it wasn’t completely creepy for a middle-aged man to be doing so. I wrote an article last year about how profoundly Star Wars affected me as a child, you can read it here. However, what I’d like to talk to you about today is the new Star Wars movie as it affects my youngest.

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Star Wars Day: These ARE The Droids You’re Looking For
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Star Wars Return of the Jedi: May the 4th Darth Vader

The truth: I was having trouble coming up with a Star Wars Day “May the Fourth” feature that would be just as good or better than what I wrote last year. I had more time then, I do a lot of reviews now, and my brain wasn’t working. Luckily, I ran into my friends Brad and Christine who provided me with an idea. Based on the passion with which they spoke about it, it seemed like something worth talking about, especially since “Hans shot first” is obviously out of the way. The question?

Why doesn’t Darth Vader or Obi-Wan acknowledge C-3PO (or R2-D2), when the former built Threepio as a child and hung around a lot with R2, and the latter spent so much time with them?

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