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Five Important Lessons Hollywood Needs To Learn

Filmmakers think they know what we want, but do they really? Do the executives sitting behind big, round tables in the executive offices of the major movie studios really have their finger on the pulse of the public? In fact, it’s questionable if even some of the creative talent, such as big name directors really understand what the people want. (Looking at you, Zack Snyder!) Is the film industry headed in the right direction? Well, we’re offering some free advice to Hollywood today. Cinelinx is listing 5 lessons that the people behind the cameras and desks need to know.

5 Reasons Why No One Besides Harrison Ford Will Play Indiana...

There are few film characters who are so closely identified with a single actor as INDIANA JONES is with Harrison Ford. It’s hard to imagine someone else wearing the fedora. Could anyone else play the role as well as Ford? We’ll probably never know, because the part is unlikely to ever be recast. Here are 5 reasons why no one else will pick up the whip other than Ford.

The Good, the Bad and the Meh of the Force Awakens...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened this weekend and it’s conquering the film galaxy by smashing all previous box office records. It’s getting mostly positive reviews and it’s the first sequel since 1983 to make fans leave the theater happy. Cinelinx looks at the pros, cons and the mediocre moments of this blockbuster hit. But beware of spoilers.

The Impact of Star Wars When It first Premiered

 At a time when sci-fi films were not particularly popular, a movie burst onto cinema screens that changed everything. Breaking box office records, Star Wars created the fanatic film culture that exists today. Cinelinx takes a look at the incredible impact Star Wars had in 1977.

Looking At the Movie That Inspired Star Wars: The Hidden Fortress

George Lucas has often cited the classic Japanese Samurai film The Hidden Fortress as the main inspiration for his sci-fi epic Star Wars. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening this week, Cinelinx looks at the movie that inspired Lucas to make one of the greatest sci-fi films of all time.   

Worst Indiana Jones Film: Temple of Doom vs. Crystal Skull

Is Kingdom of the Crystal Skull really the worst Indiana Jones movie out there?  We dive into the beloved franchise to see and make the argument that Temple of Doom is as bad—or worse—than Crystal Skull is. 

Focal Point: How George Lucas LITERALLY Ruined a Childhood

"George Lucas ruined my childhood" has long been the battlecry of ridiculous Star Wars fans for a while now, and today we're addressing it and the ONLY scenario in which it's appropriate to use.  Come inside to check out this week's Focal Point!

Disney and Lucasfilm Team Up Brings You Strange Magic

Disney and Lucasfilms are teaming up to bring us a new film called Strange Magic.  Check out the details.

7 Things The Force Awakens Needs to Remember In Order Not...

Fans are getting very psyched up as the seventh Star Wars film comes closer and closer to its release date. But many of us get nervous thinking about the prequels and Jar Jar Binks. Can the new films avoid the mistakes of the prequels? Here are 7 things that the new Star Wars films need to remember.

25 Things Star Wars Taught Us About Making Movies

Star Wars is important not just as a pop culture phenomenon, but also because the original trilogy was so innovative in its storytelling and production. Here is a list commemorating the top 25 aspects of movie making that Star Wars has forever changed.

Machinehood – Book Review

Hugo Award nominee S.B. Divya (Runtime) is back with Machinehood, an action-packed sci-fi thriller about artificial intelligence, sentience, and labor rights in the near...