Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones, and Spaceballs.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones from 2002, and Spaceballs from 1987.
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones is a 2002 American epic space opera film directed by George Lucas and written by Lucas and Jonathan Hales.
The sequel to The Phantom Menace (1999), it is the fifth film in the Star Wars film series and second chronological chapter of the " Skywalker Saga
". The film stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Frank Oz.
The story is set ten years after The Phantom Menace, as thousands of planetary systems slowly secede from the Galactic Republic and join the newly formed Confederacy of Independent Systems, led by former Jedi Master Count Dooku.
With the galaxy on the brink of civil war, Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates a mysterious assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, which leads him to uncover a clone army in service of the Republic and the truth behind the Separatist movement.
Meanwhile, his apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect Amidala and develops a secret romance with her.
Soon, the trio witness the onset of a new threat to the galaxy: The Clone Wars.
Development of Attack of the Clones began in March 2000, some months after the release of The Phantom Menace.
By June 2000, Lucas and Hales completed a draft of the script, and principal photography took place from June to September 2000.
The film crew primarily shot at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney, Australia, with additional footage filmed in Tunisia, Spain, and Italy.
It was one of the first motion pictures shot completely on a high-definition digital 24-frame system.
The film was released in the United States on 16 May 2002.
It received mixed reviews from critics; the film's increased focus on action was praised, while the characters and dialogue were regarded more critically.
It performed well at the box office, making $653.8 million worldwide.
Yet, it became the first Star Wars film to get outgrossed in its year of release, placing third domestically after Spider-Man and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and fourth highest-grossing worldwide after the former two films and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Revenge of the Sith (2005) followed Attack of the Clones, concluding the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Directed by: George Lucas.
Screenplay by: George Lucas, and Jonathan Hales.
Story by: George Lucas.
Produced by: Rick McCallum.
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Frank Oz.
Cinematography: David Tattersall.
Edited by: Ben Burtt.
Music by: John Williams.
Production company: Lucasfilm Ltd.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Release dates: 12 May 2002 (Tribeca), and 16 May 2002 (United States).
File Length: 143 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $115 million.
Box office: $653.8 million.
Spaceballs is a 1987 American space opera parody film co-written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks.
It is primarily a parody of the original Star Wars trilogy, but also parodies other sci-fi films and popular franchises including Star Trek, Alien, The Wizard of Oz, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, and Transformers.
The film stars Bill Pullman, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, with the supporting cast including Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner, Lorene Yarnell, and the voice of Joan Rivers.
In addition to Brooks playing a dual role, the film also features Brooks regulars Dom DeLuise
and Rudy De Luca in cameo appearances.
In Spaceballs, heroic mercenary Lone Starr (Pullman) and his alien sidekick Barf (Candy) rescue Princess Vespa (Zuniga) of Druidia and her droid, Dot Matrix (Yarnell, voiced by Rivers), from being captured by the Spaceballs, led by President Skroob (Brooks), who wants to use Vespa as ransom to obtain Druidia's air for their own planet.
However, the heroes get stranded on a desert moon, where they encounter the wise Yogurt (also Brooks), who teaches Starr about the metaphysical power known as "the Schwartz".
Meanwhile, Spaceball commanders Dark Helmet (Moranis) and Colonel Sandurz (Wyner) lead the search for them but are hindered by their own incompetence.
The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) on June 24, 1987.
Directed by: Mel Brooks.
Written by: Mel Brooks, Ronny Graham, and Thomas Meehan.
Produced by: Mel Brooks.
Starring: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman, Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner, and Joan Rivers.
Cinematography: Nick McLean.
Edited by: Conrad Buff IV.
Music by: John Morris.
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Brooksfilms.
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Release date: 24 June 1987.
File Length: 96 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $22.7 million.
Box office: $38.1 million.
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