Vanity Fair’s David Kamp recently tried to get Kathleen Kennedy and Rian Johnson to tell him the meaning behind The Last Jedi, the title of the upcoming Star Wars movie. LOL. Hopeless move, right? Why would he even ask such a question?...Show More Summary
“Every story has a beginning...” or so the Star Wars: Episode I: the Phantom Menace tagline goes. So it makes sense that while Marvel has its ongoing adaptation of Rogue One in the works, this summer it’s also going to reveal how the partnership of Rebel officer Cassian Andor and ex-Imperial droid K-2SO came to be in… Read more...
Taxes are everywhere, and that includes the Star Wars universe. In Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the opening crawl brings up taxes almost immediately: Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. Show More Summary
To celebrate Star Wars Day TNT will marathon the first six Star Wars movies – beginning with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace on Thursday, May 4th at 6:40am/5:40C). The network plans to make the marathon an annual event. TBS to Celebrate...Show More Summary
Darth Maul's duel in "The Phantom Menace" is much more fun to watch when you think Jerry Seinfeld and Kramer might crash it.
Back when Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace hit theaters in the late ‘90s, Jar Jar Binks was the bane of most fans’ existences. While Star Wars had always been a property meant for all ages, Jar Jar was the biggest piece of evidence that George Lucas truly didn’t understand of what make the films so universally loved. Show More Summary
Despite all the crap dumped on The Phantom Menace, people seem to universally agree that Ray Park as Darth Maul was one of the best parts of the film. It’s probably why he was given a hero’s welcome at Toronto ComiCon Friday night as he was ushered in to “The Imperial March” with an entourage […]
This Saturday on Star Wars Rebels, Darth Maul finally faces down with Obi-Wan Kenobi. It’s the rematch he’s been waiting for since The Phantom Menace, when Kenobi cut him in two and derailed his rise to power. But it was a battle that was never supposed to happen. Read more...
A good villain can redeem even the shittiest of films. Just look at how Darth Maul almost single-handedly rescues The Phantom Menace from Jake Lloyd, or the joy that is Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in the middling Thor. A bad villain, on the other hand, can hinder an otherwise great film (Guardians Of The Galaxy comes to mind). Show More Summary
Ever since the release of the much-maligned Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the character Jar Jar Binks has faced the perpetual hatred of fans worldwide. All of a sudden a franchise that brought joy to kids and adults alike seemed to be bending over backwards to appeal to the lowest denominator of fans. Show More Summary
It looks like it’s time to close the book on Jar Jar Binks. Literally. The much-maligned comic relief character was shuffled into the margins after his debut in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, but he remains the poster child...Show More Summary
From the first Morning Jolt of the week: No, Those Aren’t Swastikas On Your Sidewalk. The best line in the otherwise deeply-disappointing Star Wars: The Phantom Menace: “Your focus determines your reality.” This is the “secret” to a lot of self-help books, including The Secret. Show More Summary
Mark Hamill is upset with some fans over the mistreatment of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd.
The dark side of The Force was strong with fans after "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace" was released. The first of the prequels was so disappointing to so many fans, and they took their frustrations out on the lead actor, Jake...Show More Summary
Luke Skywalker is “angry” at Jake Lloyd’s treatment at the hands of ‘Star Wars’ fans.
'Rogue One' passed 'The Phantom Menace' at the worldwide box office this weekend.
Seeking to dispel a looming phantom menace—i.e., ongoing rumors that the company intends to recreate Carrie Fisher’s digital likeness to bring her iconic character back for future Star Wars films—Lucasfilm has released an official statement on the matter. Show More Summary
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George Lucas had advanced warning that Jar Jar Binks might not be well received by fans in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
“THE PHANTOM MENACE”, the Star Wars film made in 1999, would be an apt title for a documentary exploring a 21st-century phenomenon in a galaxy far closer: the legislature of the State of Texas. In recent years, Texas passed a voter-ID law that would have disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of its residents.