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  • 5 Absolutely Laughable Romantic Subplots in Blockbuster Movies

    With the millions of dollars that get poured into making blockbuster movies, sometimes the scripts fall short of expectations. Based on numbers, Hollywood cinema always seems to add a sappy romance subplot that humanizes even the mightiest of heroes—bringing the character to a level that the audience can relate. Hence, the audience is able to live vicariously through a fictional—yet still superhuman—entity. But, not all sappy romance plots are of equal quality. And, some evoke emotions that are the antithesis of the desired reaction—making it impossible to not laugh, cringe, or feel otherwise cringingly uncomfortable.

  • These 10 Star Wars Propaganda Posters Will Have You Joining The Rebellion

    Montana-based illustrator Russell Walks has worked producing licensed art for such big clients as Paramount, Marvel, Warner Brothers, and Lucasfilm. His original career goals included “becoming bionic and joining the rebellion against the Empire,” which may not be possible, but thanks to his artwork he is able to do the next best thing-produce pieces that make you wish you could join the rebellion, too. These propaganda posters were produced for Lucasfilm and Topps. More of his work can be found at Russell Walks Illustration and on Tumblr.

  • 11 Extremely Rare International Star Wars Posters

    The trilogy that captured the hearts and imaginations of millions around the globe had a very different global perception initially. Lucas’s interstellar story of light and dark told through a three (six) part saga involving love, death and triumph was and is still looked at as one of the most revolutionary pieces of filmmaking to ever hit the silver screen. Before it’s premiere, local artists around the world were hired to create movie posters for their international territories in their native language. They were given a limited set of illustrations to use as a guide, but little creative direction leaving them with a wide range of inspiration to choose, which is why these posters are now very rare and iconic.

  • Lego Announces Star Wars Sandcrawler [6 Photos]

    Lego has announced the newest addition to their Star wars line and it is quite impressive. The Jawas’ Sandcrawler from the first movie has been recreated on a massive scale, utilizing almost 3300 pieces. That means there will be lots of frustrated dads come holiday season. The mobile droid junkyard is big in Lego terms, at 9 inches high, 18 inches long, and 6 inches wide. The minifigures that come with the set include Luke, Uncle Owen, C-3PO, R-2D2, 4 Jawas, and more droids and droid parts. The set won’t be available until May, which gives you plenty of time to save your allowance, since the Sandcrawler will set you back $300.

  • The Empire Strikes Back, Lego Style [25 Photos]

    Using Star Wars Lego sets and baking soda, photographer Vesa Lehtimäki, or Avanaut, is able to recreat the ice planet Hoth from “The Empire Strikes Back.” Sure, some nerds might complain that the photos don’t follow the actual storyline, but there’s no denying how impressive and cool they are. And anyway, I think we can all agree that Boba Fett making an appearance on Hoth would have been awesome. Who can get enough of the Slave I? Be sure to check out the rest of the Hoth series and Avanaut’s other Lego photo sets on Flickr.

  • Star Wars Trilogy Retold Using Icons

    I’m not a huge Star Wars fan. In fact, I probably haven’t watched the original trilogy in over 15 years. But I’ve got to say, using just simple pictures and no words whatsoever, artist Wayne Dorrington was able to perfectly illustrate the films in his “iconoscope” style. I’m amazed I was able to follow these completely and now I really want to watch them again. Oh, and just in case you missed out on the last 30 years, spoiler alert!

  • Star Wars Universe As An 80s High School [24 Photos]

    Italian comic artist and illustrator Denis Medri has used his talent to re-imagine the characters from the Star Wars universe as students and faculty at a 1980s high school. You’ve got Palpatine as principal, Obi-Wan as a professor, the droids as nerds…you get the idea. The next step will be to get this movie made, complete with a montage of Luke training with Yoda while Joe Esposito’s “You’re the Best Around” plays. With Disney now owning Star Wars, anything is possible as long as there’s money to be made. Check out more of Denis Medri’s work at Behance and on his blog.

  • Live Your Life According to These Wise Yoda Quotes, You Should

    Inspired by watching Star Wars, Designer, Navdeep Raj created a series of typographical quotes inspired by the master Jedi himself. The wise Yoda gave Luke and Sam Jackson some sage advice during the acclaimed sci fi series and now his words can live on forever as your desktop wallpaper. Sorry “Hang in there cat”.

  • NFL Helmets In The Star Wars Universe [32 Photos]

    Mexico based art director and illustrator John Raya took the 32 teams in the NFL and mixed them up with characters from the Star Wars universe to come up with a football league from a galaxy far, far away. See more of his work on his behance portfolio. Also, the RSVLTS would like to congratulate the Toydaria Wattos on their win in the Galactic Bowl yesterday. The Hoth Tauntauns didn’t have a chance. 

  • Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition [Video]

    The students and faculty of the Digital Video Program at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona took Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” changed the lyrics to make it about Star Wars, then made this great video of their performance. Turn on the captions to follow along with the lyrics. Come for the fun song, stay for the attractive (and scantily clad) lady Vader!

  • Star Wars Characters Improve Any Painting

    If you spent any time in shopping malls in the 90s, you are familiar with the terrible crap that Thomas Kinkade tried to pass off as “art” at his franchised galleries. The “Painter of Light,” as he was known, also seemed to be the artist of choice for soccer moms looking for something to decorate their McMansions in the ultimate display of American ostentatiousness. Artist Jeff Bennet saw Kinkade’s idyllic universe as the perfect place for a Star Wars Empire invasion and added iconic characters such as Rancors and Stormtroopers. Good thing Thomas Kinkade died last year, because seeing his beloved cottages in ruins would certainly give him a heart attack (and a hard-on for a lawsuit).

  • Wax Nostalgic With Carved Crayons (10 Photos)

    Wax Nostalgic is a Tumblr that features crayons carved into familiar characters from TV and movies like Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Adventure Time, and Futurama. The detail is incredible, especially when you take into account how tiny the carvings actually are. I could barely hold the damn things to color with them. I can’t even imagine the delicate touch and patience that went into creating these.

  • Harrison Ford had a Star Wars Meltdown on Kimmel (Video)

    Ford showed up on Kimmel last night to talk about his current work and of course Jimmy inquired about the much anticipates Star Wars movie shcheduled for summer of 2015. Apparently Harrison wanted no part of the questions and even got a bit squeamish when presented with the inquiry. He prefaced the interview stating that he was up for talking about anything but Star Wars then took a few questions from the audience before having a complete meltdown on air after one audience member couldn’t contain himself.  

  • Typographic Star Wars Prints [5 Photos]

    Freelance designer and Star Wars fan Pete Ware has created these typographic Star Wars designs festuring iconic characters from the films and their notable quotes. You can buy the prints online from his Etsy shop, 17th and Oak.

 
 
 
 
 

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