Daily Archives: May 26, 2017

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Star Wars

What were movies like before George Lucas’ “Star Wars” opened forty years ago on May 25th, 1977? On the one hand, I know the answer to this question. In the months before “Star Wars,” filmgoers had to sift through junk like “Airport ’77” and “Billy Jack Goes to Washington,” as well as eventual summer movies…

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Alien Covenant

It’s been about ten years since filmmaker Ridley Scott made the unguarded comment about making an “Alien” prequel. He was reflecting on “Alien,” only his second movie in a career littered with milestones, and thinking aloud what a prequel would be like. He imagined a focus on the Alien planet, going back to that mysterious…

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