7 Minutes in Heaven: A Celebration of Esme Barrera w/ Cigarettes After Sex (solo), Ted Leo, Jim Ward, the Crack Pipes, John Wesley Coleman, the John-Pauls, Sara O, Mahealani
"...For those looking for a quick pick-me-up the Tuesday of SXSW week, Gary Lucas scoring the Spanish language version of Dracula in a church was sort of the antithesis. It was meditation..."
"...Warhol then moved on to Lucas Arts, where he recruited Sanger for Loom, one of the first games on CD-ROM, for which Sanger fashioned a MIDI soundtrack adapted from Swan Lake. Then Warhol referred Origin Systems to Sanger, who had already been peppering the Austin-based game company with letters saying, "You gotta work with me, I'm the Fat Man, I have what you need, call me," he recalls..."
"...Directed by: George Lucas. Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Paul Le Mat, Mackenzie Phillips, Candy Clark, Debralee Scott, Joe Spano, Suzanne Somers, Kathleen Quinlan, Bo Hopkins, Harrison Ford and Wolfman Jack..."
"...And it did it with sound, sound that sparked images in your head, as grand as you could imagine. The enchantment radio spun inspires loving tributes -- such as Woody Allen's Radio Days -- and it seems George Lucas tried something like it with Radioland Murders..."
"...George Lucas' longtime pet project about the pioneering Tuskegee airmen of World War II's all African-American 332nd Fighter Group finally makes it to the big screen with zero financing from the major studios. It's mind-boggling that no one would take a gamble on a prize pic produced by the director of what is arguably the most influential motion picture in history, but that's what it's come to, apparently..."
"...Raiders of the Lost Ark, right? Wrong. George Lucas and Harrison Ford are nowhere in sight..."
"...Starring: Edward Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Robert Carlyle and Garrett Hedlund. Dear George Lucas: What gives with this Eragon jazz? I mean, gee whiz, did you seriously think that we wouldn't recognize you, the Great Man, as the guiding, um, force behind this dull retelling of Star Wars? C'mon, man, give us a little credit: An orphaned farm boy raised by his uncle who harbors a secret destiny as the last of a magical breed of warriors? An evil king and an imperiled princess? A sage old mentor and a cocksure sidekick? A rebel alliance, and a desperate, final airborne assault on the forces of darkness? Dude, we've been over this before..."
"...I had a bad feeling about this, the first stand-alone spinoff of George Lucas’ revered Star Wars saga, but it turned out it was just something I ate. Because Rogue One kicks ass in all the right ways..."
"...The animated musical fairy tale Strange Magic from Lucasfilm Animation envisions A Midsummer Night’s Dream as your hit parade, churning out pop tune after pop tune with an unrelenting zeal that’s nothing short of maddening. It’s like watching a cartoon version of American Idol on an endless karaoke loop..."
"...Only the last segment, "Clay," seems a bit sketchy, as though it might benefit from a longer running time. In terms of the subject matter – interactions between robots and humans – Pak has few ideas that haven’t already been covered by everyone from Isaac Asimov to George Lucas..."
"...Carrey has always been an odd performer, what with his naturally elastic facial features and the manic, almost psychopathic energy that he obviously has bottled up inside him, but that works to his advantage in a film like this: portraying a living, breathing cartoon character is a natural for him, even if quiet romantic interludes aren't. The best things about The Mask are, naturally, the splendid, Tex Avery-inspired computer effects courtesy of George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic; it's no secret that even people who despised Carrey's turn as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective will be swayed into seeing this newest offering just to catch a glimpse of ILM's outlandish creations..."
"...this sounds silly, doesn't it? It is. Lifting whole passages from George Lucas's Star Wars (the young hero here might as well be named Skywalker for all the similarities), we're treated to extended scenes of the young warrior in training, using his own special version of the Force to blow up trees and zoom baseballs around..."
"...Directed by: George Lucas. Starring: Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Ahmed Best, Jimmy Smits, Temuera Morrison, Pernilla August, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L..."
"...Directed by: George Lucas. Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, Samuel L..."
"...Directed by: George Lucas. Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Alec Guinness..."
"...Jackson and Anthony Daniels. Remember, a long time ago, when the most powerful agent in George Lucas’ universe was the Force? Remember how simple and compelling the idea was? A faceless, benevolent energy binding the galaxy together, fueling good and fighting evil, and easily interchangeable with whatever mealy-mouthed spiritual half-traditions audiences were comfortable with? Then came The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and suddenly the greatest power in Lucas’ cosmology wasn’t the Force but endless, grinding exposition spread thick over soulless technological flimflammery, leaving anything resembling wonder or excitement out in the cold..."
"...Scoundrel Han Solo (Ford) and the former Princess – now General – Leia (Fisher) are getting a bit long in the tooth to keep gallivanting around the galaxy but, as ever, there’s an evil empire to thwart, shocking revelations involving the parentage of certain new characters, and an even bigger Death Star. For clarity’s sake, it’s been rechristened the Starkiller Base and, in yet another nod to George Lucas’ original game-changer, it comes complete with another fucking Achilles trench..."
"...With the acquisition of former Industrial Light and Magic boss Tom Smith's personal archive, the Harry Ransom Center pulled a major coup: But by inviting Smith to speak on April 19 at UT, they are bringing an innovator who worked with the architects of a generation of films – George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Jim Henson...."
"...Fanboys – bless its earnest, sweetly geeked heart – wisely waits till the end of the film to bring up the elephant in the room. We all know what happened next – that George Lucas' latter-era trilogy by and large sucked, the bitter taste of which still lingers – but Fanboys sets itself in the months leading up to the release, when hearts were still full of hope and geekboys everywhere told time by their Episode I countdown clock..."
"...Directed by: George Lucas. Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Jake Lloyd, Natalie Portman, Pernilla August, Ahmed Best, Samuel L..."