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Join John and Mike for an examination of the artists responsible for your favorite film, and their work both inside and out of franchises.

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Star Wars was released 40 years ago, changing the way movies were made and experienced forever. Join John and Mike as they discuss and debate how they'd cast Star Wars (A New Hope) if they were making it today. With the different... more

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story made a point to have a diverse cast, to speak to the unifying effect of a common enemy. Lucasfilm additionally made an effort to include international talent, casting overseas stars Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen in... more

Few shows have engendered as much loyalty in one season as Joss Whedon's Firefly. Among its cast was Alan Tudyk as the pilot Hoban "Wash" Washburne, who is now beloved by Star Wars fans as Rogue One's wisecracking 'droid... more

Blade II. Following Blade's success, a sequel was inevitable. Director Guillermo del Toro then came on board to help expand on the world and mythos. Part of that expansion included the creation of "The Blood Pack," featuring Donnie... more

In 2012, audiences were treated to a new George Lucas production, Red Tails, based on his love of history and the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement. Starring established and rising acting luminaries such as Terrence Howard,... more

It is a time of discovery. @mumbles3k has returned from Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, filling John with questions about what he missed. Find out first-hand if the lines were as daunting as they seemed, the panels as... more

As George Lucas lined up talent and tech for the Star Wars prequels, he produced a long-awaited comedy for Universal Studios called Radioland Murders. The madcap comedy centers on a series of murders one fateful night in... more

Mad Ben Rumors persist of a Star Wars Story film centered on the Lost Years of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and will likely continue until the entire franchise is rebooted in a few decades. No official news is out yet, so for now we're left to speculate on... more

A Trilogy of Trilogies. In this episode of Great Shot, Kid!, John and Mike discuss the first films of the Star Wars sequel trilogy directors. They begin their journey with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III, moving... more

The 'Burbs. In 1989, a director known for a dark, quirky sense of macabre humor took on a high-profile project starring a well-known comic actor. Sound familiar? Sure it does, except the movie we're talking about here is The 'Burbs, starring... more

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