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When Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back hit theaters in 1980 a very special short film played in front of it in select theaters around the world. This wasn’t just a fleeting five minute cartoon or anything like that, either. Black Angel was a robust, lushly photographed 25-minute film commissioned by George Lucas himself with the express purpose of showing… Continue reading Watch the Long-Lost Short Film George Lucas Had Made For 'Empire Strikes Back'

Happy Rex Manning Day!

In case you aren’t familiar with Rex Manning Day, it’s a momentous day in the cult hit Empire Records because it’s the day fictional recording artist (and icon) Rex Manning comes to the record store for a signing.

It’s also a day Empire Records fans like to celebrate because… they can? (And because it’s the date listed… Continue reading 5 Ways 'Empire Records' Fans Can Celebrate Rex Manning Day

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

Here are two variant covers for the new issue of Empire Magazine, one with the heroes and one with a close-up on the villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron (via First Showing):

Now let’s revisit the first Avengers with a trailer in the style of the one… Continue reading Today in Movie Culture: 'Avengers,' 'The Empire Strikes Back,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Interstellar' and More

One of Boardwalk Empire‘s saddest images—spoiler alert–was that of the mask of Richard Harrow, the show’s facially disfigured World War I vet and hit man with a heart, lying in the sand following the character’s death at the end of the fourth season. A Boardwalk fan can now have that mask. It is being auctioned off as part of a Screenbid auction beginning today.

Note: There will be spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 all up in this piece. You’ve been warned.

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Following a climactic battle in which our central hero goes toe-to-toe with the big, bad villain, the hero not only loses the fight, but they lose a part of themselves, too. Sure, they’re still alive… Continue reading Why 'Mockingjay -- Part 1' Is the 'Empire Strikes Back' of the 'Hunger Games' Series