April 1, 2011 |
The new Star Wars' models take shape at Star Wars Miniland renders epic battles, iconic cityscapes and massive machines in an intimate 1:20 scale at Legoland California . The new Star Wars attraction, which opened Thursday at the Carlsbad kiddie park, utilized 1.5 million Lego bricks to build a visual timeline stretching from the first film in the series to the latest television cartoons based on the space fantasy, bridging...
March 27, 1997 |
In "Return of the Jedi," Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) join other rebels to make their final assault on the Empire and Darth Vader. They're aided along the way by forest fur balls called Ewoks. Rated PG. The saga continues. So, apparently, does the bonding. Paul Jasper and his sons, Henry and Clint, had joined millions of others across the country in lining up to see the first two "Star Wars" movies in their remastered versions.
August 19, 2001 |
It is Day 25 on the set of Kevin Smith's raunchy new comedy "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"--the final chapter in the director's self-described "New Jersey chronicles," which began with his 1994 cult fave "Clerks." Smith is seated in a director's chair, his beefy frame planted firmly near a row of aging bungalows on the sprawling grounds of L.A.'s Ambassador Hotel, that impressive but faded dowager alongside Wilshire Boulevard. Someone on the set yells, "Rolling!"
November 23, 2009
SERIES How I Met Your Mother: Lily's (Alyson Hannigan) estranged father (Chris Elliott) visits for Thanksgiving in the new episode (8 p.m. CBS). House: On the eve of Thanksgiving, the team treats a brilliant physicist (Esteban Powell), who traded his career for a job as a courier because he found intelligence to be a burden that led to depression and addiction. With Hugh Laurie, Robert Sean Leonard and Lisa Edelstein (8 p.m. Fox). Accidentally on Purpose: Billie (Jenna Elfman)
March 6, 1997 |
Frank Hernandez and his dad, Robert, helped make the reissue of "The Empire Strikes Back" the biggest box-office opener in February. They'd seen "Star Wars" a few weeks before and had been waiting, waiting, waiting for the second part of the series to reach theaters. Frank, a 12-year-old from Brea, loved "Star Wars," easily director George Lucas' most famous movie, and thought "The Empire Strikes Back" was just as good, maybe better.
February 13, 1997 |
Not every member of the Star Wars generation has seen all three movies in the trilogy. In explaining what to expect, some young parents sound less like they are talking about a movie and more like they are inculcating a beloved and exalted fairy tale. "You'll see Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and Han Solo. This is the first one that has them all in it," one mother was overheard telling her young son before the curtain went up. "Will it have the big sluggy one?" he asked.