The Phantom Menace

Fon Davis interview: greebles, miniatures, Star Wars and more

Ryan Lambie Interview Aug 14, 2015

Visual effects designer Fon Davis chats to us about his work on the Star Wars movies, Elysium, Starship Troopers and more...

Star Wars: The Complete Saga steelbooks coming on Blu-ray

Ryan Lambie News Aug 5, 2015

The six pre-JJ Abrams Star Wars movies are coming out on Blu-ray again in a shiny steelbook edition...

Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace

Ryan Lambie News Jul 24, 2015

The Phantom Menace's Jar Jar Binks could have been played by Michael Jackson in prosthetics, says actor Ahmed Best...

Star Wars on digital HD: trailers and pricing announced

Ryan Lambie News Apr 7, 2015

Update: all six Star Wars films are out as HD downloads on the 10th April. Prices and trailers have been revealed...

Natalie Portman: after Star Wars "no director wanted to work with me"

Simon Brew News Dec 18, 2014

After taking on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, "everyone thought I was a horrible actress", says Natalie Portman.

How the Phantom Menace teaser trailer became a cinematic event

Ryan Lambie Feature Nov 26, 2014

In November 1998, Star Wars fans were queuing up to see The Phantom Menace trailer in cinemas. Ryan looks at how a teaser became an event...

Liam Neeson and the modern masculinity crisis

James Clayton Feature Sep 19, 2014

Liam Neeson again plays a tough guy with a past in A Walk Among The Tombstones. James looks at the masculine thread in Neeson's films...

Killing Darth Maul: Lucas' big prequel trilogy mistake?

Ryan Lambie Feature Sep 17, 2014

Darth Maul was one of most exciting new characters in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Ryan argues that George Lucas got rid of him too soon.

100 years of animated characters in live-action films

Ryan Lambie Feature Jun 18, 2014

From 1914 to Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes in the present, Ryan charts the evolution of animated characters in live-action film...

The James Clayton Column: Sci-fi films ready for a remake

James Clayton Feature Feb 7, 2014

With the new RoboCop out now, James considers some sci-fi films that might, just might, benefit from an imaginative remake...

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