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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

IESB is “reporting” that a new Star Wars trilogy is in the works:

“The ideal plan, according to our spy at Skywalker Ranch, is to be able to release a new Star Wars film within 24 months after the release of the last re-re-release (is that right?) of Return of the Jedi 3D. Too early for story details but one thing that our source is certain about, they will not be prequels but instead sequels. It’s not for certain if they will be the long awaited Episodes 7, 8 and 9 but could instead be Episodes 10, 11 and 12 or possibly even further out in the Star Wars timeline. And by giving space in the timeline, possibly even as far as 100 years or 1,000 years in the Star Wars universe future, Lucas avoids having to make these stories “fit in” with what the previous stories have told.” (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Round these parts, we don’t take kindly to cider poachers.”

2009 was a pretty special year for the animation world. The biggie was, of course, Pixar’s brilliant Up, but there was also another little gem in there that year, and that was Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, the children’s story by Roald Dahl.

If you have seen any Wes Anderson before, then there are a number of things that Anderson does that appear in here as well. The framing of each shot is so beautifully done, that you can forget that you are watching a film about a bunch of talking animals. It reminds of going to the theatre, how they often seem to be delivering in the audiences direction, but just looking past you, but as film allows, and Anderson does so well, the background is used to perfectly complete each image that he creates. Another fantastic component is, just like Pixar does so well, you forget that the film is aimed at children, and it is done so simply. By just treating children like adults, and understanding that you can make children and adults laugh with the same jokes. (more…)