George Lucas

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Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley with Jones the cat in Alien. A long-mooted Alien 5, directed by Neill Blomkamp, has been cancelled

As Alien: Covenant arrives in cinemas, there are tidings good and bad for fans of the spacefaring franchise. On the one hand, eager acolytes have been(...)

 An A-list of musicians, actors and activists danced until 4am at the Obamas’ last White House party. File photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

An A-list of musicians, actors and activists danced until 4am at the Obamas’ last White House party, held on Friday night. The guest list included (...)

Joely Fisher, half-sister to Carrie Fisher, arrives  at a memorial service at the homes of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher in Los Angeles on Thursday. Photograph: Reed Saxon/AP

Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds have been laid to rest at a funeral in Los Angeles, where the ashes of the Star Wars actress were carried(...)

Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16th, 2015. File photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

A touch of Hollywood macabre accompanies the sad death of Carrie Fisher at the age of 60. Over the Christmas period, cinemas have, once again, given o(...)

Rogue One is about  a band of rebels who were mentioned in passing in the original Star Wars film. Photograph:  Lucasfilm Ltd.

Has anyone characterised Christmas as the unnecessary, contrived prequel that Easter never needed? Probably not – one of the underappreciated qualit(...)

Alan Sugar and Alana Spencer celebrate her winning the 2016 series of The Apprentice. She will receive a £250,000 investment from Sugar. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

In numbers: Sherry Christmas 10 million Number of bottles of sherry sold in the UK in 2015, less than half the 22 million bottles sold in 2005. The (...)

Riz Ahmed and Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wras Story. Photograph: Lucasfilm Entertainment

We are under space attack. It’s time for dozens of crew members to run up and down interlocking corridors frantically waving communications devices. (...)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day: among the movies  which VFX guru Scott Ross has worked on

A long time ago in a VFX (visual effects) company far, far away, Scott Ross oversaw award-winning visual effects for Hollywood blockbusters including(...)

The Festival Palace at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which opens tomorrow. Photograph: EPA/Carsten Riedel

What do we mean by the Palme d’Or? That’s not quite so facile a question as it first appears. The Cannes Film Festival first awarded a top prize – to(...)

It has taken thousands of light years, but feminism has finally made itself known in deepest space. Call it a cynical marketing ploy to suck the gi(...)

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