One day before the unofficial "Star Wars" holiday in May, an R2-D2 replica wheeled through the front door of the Smiley family home in Bangor, Maine, to the delight of the three young "Star Wars" fans in the house.
Whenever anything involves the "Star Wars" franchise, there are certain expectations that need to be met to satisfy die-hard, and even casual, fans. So when a new video game wants to bring "Star Wars" to life like never before, that's setting the bar really high.
The following is a noncomprehensive, purely subjective list of some of the DVDs and Blu-ray titles* coming out this fall. It doesn't mean that the ones not listed aren't worthy, just that I either didn't know about them, didn't have time to watch them or didn't have room to include them. I'm sure they're good, too. Well, I'm sure someone likes them, anyway. Enjoy!
Like Captain Ahab hunted the great white Moby Dick, Joe Maddalena is hunting ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz." The magical shoes have been missing since 2005 when they were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. There is a $250,000 reward for their return.
Katie Goldman's universe extends from her home to her first-grade classroom. She is a big sister to Annie Rose and Cleo, a piano player, a Spanish student, a wearer of glasses. She loathes the patch she has to wear for one lazy eye. She loves magic and princesses and "Star Wars," an obsession she picked up from her dad.
Filmmaker Irvin Kershner, who directed the 1980 Star Wars sequel "The Empire Strikes Back," died Saturday in his home in Los Angeles, California, after a three-and-a-half-year battle with lung cancer. He was 87.
Film royalty shook hands with British royalty at the launch of "Films Without Borders" -- a new scheme that aims to use the language of cinema to break down cultural barriers among young people from diverse backgrounds.