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Trailer Talk: ‘Avatar: Special Edition’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — A new trailer for “Avatar: Special Edition” has been released by 20th Century Fox. The movie, set to come out Aug. 27, is being released in 3D and will include nine additional minutes of footage — justification for the “Special Edition” title. Although [...]

An Exclusive Interview with Alexandre Philippe and Robert Muratore

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Director Alexandre Philippe and producer Robert Muratore are both self-proclaimed “Star Wars” fanboys, and like countless other “Star Wars” fans, they’ve created their own fan-made film to prove it. No, they’re not showing off their lights[...]

Under Review: ‘The People vs. George Lucas’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — There’s no question about it, George Lucas has inspired some of the most passionate fans on Earth. From the Star Wars saga to Indiana Jones, Lucas not only created revolutionary film, but also unique worlds that fans wanted to participate in. Nevertheless, Lucas’[...]

An Exclusive Interview with Director Dan Sachar

— by KYLA DREWETTE — A film student at Sapir Academic College in Israel, Dan Sachar created “When It Will Be Silent” (which we reviewed here) as a sophomore project. Despite its small beginnings, the post-apocalyptic short has quickly garnered a lot of attention online and at[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘When It Will Be Silent’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Directed by Dan Sachar, “When It Will Be Silent” is a post-apocalyptic short student film shot in the demilitarized zone between Israel and Jordan. The barren landscape is an effective backdrop for the story of a man preparing a grave for his dead wife. Without a[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Star Wars Uncut: A New Hope’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — A five-minute teaser called “The Escape” has been released for “Star Wars Uncut: A New Hope” — a re-imagining of George Lucas’ 1977 science fiction classic. The collaborative film project by Casey Pugh is made up of 472 15-second scenes that were[...]

Under Review: ‘Parallel Lines’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Despite the blatant product placement, “Parallel Lines” is not just a simple advertisement for Philips Cinema and its televisions. Like 2009’s “Carousel,” “Parallel Lines” is an inventive cinematic project that takes a simple idea and creates a [...]

‘Star Wars’ Animated Comedy Series in the Works

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Whenever I hear about a new “Star Wars” project, my instinctive response is: “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” And who can blame me? Most of what Lucasfilm has churned out over the last 11 years has been disappointing at best, and fans (including myself)[...]

Short Film Theatre: ‘Meet Meline’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Independently created by Sebastien Laban and Virginie Goyons, “Meet Meline” is a short animated film about a young girl’s discovery. The film, which was created with no budget and has taken over two years to complete, tells the story of Meline, a girl who enjoy[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Splice’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — A new full-length trailer for the sci-fi creature film “Splice” was released yesterday. Set for a wide distribution release this summer, “Splice” stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley, two scientists who begin experimenting with the merging of human and animal [...]

Under Review: ‘Cargo’

— by KYLA DREWETTE — Switzerland’s “Cargo” presents a realistic, yet familiar, vision of the future. Like other sci-fi and post-apocalyptic films before it, Earth has become polluted and uninhabitable. Humankind has abandoned their home-world in favor of the distant planet of[...]