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The upcoming Star Wars Episode 7 will to a lot more good than satisfy legions of fans: Most of the $4 billion George Lucas will get from selling Lucasfilm to Disney will go to charity.

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Lucas "has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors,” a rep for the filmmaker said.

The 68-year-old heads the George Lucas Educational Foundation, which primarily focuses on educational issues. He once donated $175 million to his alma mater, USC.

Major respect for the huge charitable giving from the film icon.

As for Star Wars Episode 7 ... are you excited for what?!

 

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Just as Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are appearing to heat back up, Summit Entertainment has released a new clip from Breaking Dawn Part 2.

And it features some scorching bedroom action of its own!

Or at least the tease of it, as Edward and Bella are presented with their very own home in the following sneak peek. But what is the couple to do with the bed inside of it, considering "vampires don't sleep," which Bella notes?

Use your imagination, kids!

Breaking Dawn Part 2 comes out on November 16.

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Well, say goodbye to the Internet. It's about to explode.

The Walt Disney Company has purchased Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4 billion, according to reports, and included in the press release announcing that mega sale is this passage:

Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

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Says direcctor George Lucas:

"For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next.

"It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I'm confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come."

It's really happening, movie fans. What do you think? Are you excited for Star Wars Episode VII?

 

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It may have paled in comparison to the opening of its predecessor, but Paranormal Activity 4 scared up some impressive box office receipts over the weekend.

The latest installment in this franchise banked $30.2 million, good enough for first place, although a significant drop from Paranormal Activity 3's $52.6 million first weekend in October 2011.

Argo, Ben Affleck's strong Oscar contender, came in second, while Tyler Perry's debut as an action hero didn't exactly blow audiences away.

Remember to visit Movie Fanatic for the latest movie news and check out the weekend's top five below:

  1. Paranormal Activity 4 – $30.2 million
  2. Argo – $16.6 million
  3. Hotel Transylvania – $13.5 million
  4. Taken 2 – $13.4 million
  5. Alex Cross – $11.8 million

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Our partners at Movie Fanatic are teaming up with Silent Hill: Revelation 3D for an exclusive giveaway. Click the image below for details on how you can attend the premiere!

Silent Hill Giveaway

The event goes down Wednesday, October 24 at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood. Winners will be selected this Friday, October 19. There's still time!

Movie Fanatic has five pairs of tickets to give away on each of its social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, and Pinterest.

Enter on all five sites to increase your chances - it's easy and free! Just follow the link now for instructions on this exclusive Silent Hill premiere giveaway!

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Attention, Twihards: take a moment to forget about the Robert Pattinson/Kristen Stewart drama for a moment and focus on the reason why these two love birds got together in the first place.

On November 15, theaters across the country will host a one-day-only marathon event, showing ALL films in The Twilight Saga franchise back-to-back-to-back-to-back.

Think of all the Sour Patch Kids you can eat and vampire hunkiness you can ogle!

The following trailer teases this event and gives fans a refresher on all that's already gone down...

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Robert Pattinson may be back together with Kristen Stewart, but he's about to have a new leading lady in his professional life.

The actor has lined up his next film role, Deadline reports, signing on to costar with Carey Mulligan in Hold On To Me.

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The James Marsh-directed movie will be based on a true story and follow Mulligan's character, described as a "femme fatale," who - along with her boyfriend - kidnaps the richest person in town.

Pattinson will portray another man in this young woman's life.

Following Breaking Dawn Part 2, which hits theaters in November, Robert will appear in the sci-fi Western The Rover with Guy Pearce and a military action drama based on the hunt for Saddam Hussein titled Mission Blacklist.

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Liam Neeson really does have a particular set of skills: dominating the box office with his action-filled adventures!

Taken 2 took home $22.5 million on Friday and Saturday, once again conquering all comers. With a global gross of $220 million after two weeks, it's close to topping the original's haul already.

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Elsewhere, the critically-beloved Oscar contender Argo surged to $20 million behind incredible word of mouth for Ben Affleck's latest directorial effort.

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In case you haven't heard, Liam Neeson has a particular set of skills.

When it comes to Taken 2, those skills involve a nearly record-setting opening and complete domination of the box office.

The sequel banked $50 million over the weekend, good enough for the third highest October opening ever and the biggest haul of all-time for a PG-13 movie on its first Friday and Saturday of this month.

Read a whole lot more movie news at Movie Fanatic and check out the top five films from the weekend below:

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It is here, Twihards.

Summit Entertainment has released the final poster for Breaking Dawn Part 2, promising that the concluding film in this franchise will be “the epic finale that will live forever.”

Come on. As if we doubted that for a second...

Final Poster for Breaking Dawn Part 2

As always, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are front and center.

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