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Discuss: Are 3D Re-Releases For 'Titanic' & 'Jurassic Park' Just The Tip Of The Nostalgia Iceberg?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 16, 2012 1:04 PM
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Yesterday, Universal announced that they'd shifted their hopeful Tom Cruise blockbuster "Oblivion" into April, to make way for a prime, heart-of summer slot for a movie that will be twenty years old in 2013 -- a 3D re-jig of Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park," the one-time biggest hits of all time. And it's one of a wave of these stereo-ized re-releases, from last fall's surprise hit "The Lion King" and February's "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" (with the sequels planned to hit over the next five years) to next month's "Titanic 3D."

'The Phantom Menace' Ruined Jake Lloyd's Childhood & Topher Grace Edited All 3 'Star Wars' Prequels Into An 85-Minute Movie For Some Reason

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 2:11 PM
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Well, it's a weird week for random news about George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequels, so let's just jump into this.

Weekend Box Office: 'The Vow' And 'Safe House' Lead Four $20 Million+ Debuts

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 12, 2012 1:44 PM
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It’s a crowded non-holiday weekend in February. Clearly, all these new releases should do somewhere in the vicinity of $10-$15 million, cannibalizing their own audiences, right? It’s early, but in a year of box office surprises, consider this weekend the most unlikely. With the final tallies to be announced on Monday, this will be the first non-holiday weekend to feature four $20 million+ debuts. And, surprisingly, none of them are costly flops.

In Theaters: Make 'The Vow' To Stay Inside The 'Safe House' & Avoid The 'Journey 2' 'The Phantom Menace'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • February 10, 2012 4:58 PM
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Happy Friday all, another week has gone by and another weekend is here with new releases for your eyeballs and eardrums (cause cinema is both audio and visual... get it..). There's a nice little salad bar of items to choose from, so just make sure you choose the right one and not a re-release of a bad movie in 3D. That's never the right choice.

Trailer For 'Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D' A Reminder Of How Disappointed You Were

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 5:38 AM
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You know those light sabres that are like double light sabres? That's probably the only cool thing we remember from the otherwise pretty bad "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace," George Lucas' long-awaited space political drama prequel to his "Star Wars" trilogy. It made approximately five bajillion Saturn dollars, or whatever monetary system Scrooge McLucas uses to count his riches, and now it's coming back. IN 3D. So if you thought Jar Jar Binks was offensively annoying the first time around, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Fans Give George Lucas $84 Million Worth Of Reasons To Keep Messing With 'Star Wars'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 23, 2011 12:56 PM
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Films Become Fastest-Ever Selling Blu-RaysFandom can be a wonderful thing, but, particularly now in the Twitter-lynch-mob age, it can be easy to rile fans up and get them to turn on those whom they used to love. Witness the outcry after the "Lost" finale -- barely a day goes by without co-creator Damon Lindelof getting shit from someone about it. And few fan-bases are more vociferous than the "Star Wars" lot. George Lucas' series turned the children of the 1970s, and so many since, on to cinema and science-fiction in a big way, and the prequels were perhaps the most anticipated films ever. Of course, they turned out to be a pale shadow of their predecessors, and ever since, Lucas' stock has shrunk steadily with those who once worshipped him.

Now Sucking In Three Dimensions: 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' 3D Hits Theaters Feb. 10, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2011 6:02 AM
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Jar-Jar Binks In 3D! Finally!As every years passes, George Lucas continues to find ways to milk money out of gullible and should-know-better-but-they-don't 'Star Wars' fans who continue to throw dollars at the franchise presumably in attempt that hopefully, somewhere down the line, Lucas will actually deliver something remotely resembling the pleasures of those original films (and we won't even get into the who-shoots-first controversy and the fact that the original, pre-CGI gunked cuts of those films continue to be available in compromised versions).

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