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The George Lucas sagas.

Written By: Gary on May 17, 2009 One Comment

I gotta tell you I hadn’t even noticed the similarities (other than the weapon).

Here’s the Direct Link to the video.

Found at The Fire Wire.

Written By: Gary on January 16, 2009 One Comment

It’s totally silly, but I thought it was cute (and it’s making the rounds).

Found at Karen’s and eclecticism (within seconds of seeing it at the other place). Here’s the direct link.

It’s not as cute as my previously mentioned “Star Was as told by a 3 year old“, but how could it be?

Written By: Gary on September 22, 2008 2 Comments

Of all the “these aren’t the ‘droids you’re looking for” jokes / spoofs / parodies I think this is the simplest and the funniest one I’ve ever seen. I got this off PhotoBucket after spotting it on someone’s MySpace page.


I love this!!!!

If you don’t understand it, it’s a popular reference from the first (4th) Star Wars movie…

Written By: Gary on May 1, 2008 No Comment

I saw this on SlickDeals.net, get a free Star Wars book “Legacy of the Force: Betrayal”) PDF, MP3, Kindle or Sony eBook through Tuesday, May 13, 2008. (If that link doesn’t work try this link).

It looks like it’s part 1 of a “Legacy of the Force” series that they’re trying to promote, book 9 comes out on the 13th. The series is supposed to cover a “new era in the Star Wars universe and features the beloved characters from the original trilogy, answering the questions of what happened to Han, Luke and Leia after the conclusion of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi”.

Written By: Gary on February 24, 2008 2 Comments

If this isn’t the cutest review of episode 4 that you’ve ever seen…

I’m sure a few parts were re-shot, but it’s adorable…

Here’s another cute kid video

Written By: Gary on November 9, 2005 4 Comments

Don’t let the number ordering on the books fool you, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is the first one in the Chronicles of Narnia series. They renumbered them a few years ago and made a book written later,The Magician’s Nephew, be the first one because it chronologically took place first. I still think they need to be read in the original order. If you haven’t read the series be sure to read it, I’ve mentioned Narnia many times before.

I think they should be read in the original order for the same reason I think Star Wars should be watched 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3 – Who cares about the decline of Anakin Skywalker if you don’t know who he’s going to grow up to be? The story of R2 and 3PO isn’t important if you don’t know what they will do someday if you haven’t seen A New Hope (#4), they’re just some silly robots. Episodes 1-3 are the sequel to the story they just take place chronlogically first. Who cares about the story of the lamp post in Narnia if you’ve never had time to wonder about it? Obviously the movie folks feel the same way since they choose to start with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

The movie for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe looks incredible! The effects look great, I get chills every time I see the preview. I hope it lives up to my expectations…

Written By: Gary on May 22, 2005 4 Comments

So I really enjoyed the movie. It really tied together a lot of the loose ends. I’m sure there are a lot of unanswered questions still but it probably wraps up most of the questions. We saw it on Friday afternoon and there wasn’t much of a crowd, I guess the die-hard fans all skipped work/school the day before or when the the midnight show the day before.

It was very violent though. Before I saw it some TV review said the final battle (Obi-wan and the soon-to-be Darth) was really violent (and to take your kids up for popcorn then) but I though the others were more so, especially the implications of the scenes not seen. Anakin has some serious mental health issues, he’d be on some serious meds if he didn’t live so far far away (and a long time ago).

The special effects were awesome, everything seemed very real. Some of the scenes were way too busy though with all the ships and stars and laser beams floating all around.

And I know Natalie Portman can act, so why didn’t they let her?!?

Two minor spoiler: The tiny little globes with the buzz-saws why didn’t they just blow-up instead of sawing. When did R2 get all the extra gizmos and the maneuverability? (Actually the real question is when did he lose it?)

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Written By: Gary on March 12, 2005 No Comment

Here’s a preview for the 3rd (6th) Star Wars movie. It’s large, weighing in at 38MB, so don’t try it with dial-up….

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Written By: Gary on December 30, 2004 No Comment
FQ1: What’s an impressive gift ($50 US or less) on your wish list?
Probably the Star Wars Trilogy DVD (widescreen) set.
FQ2: What’s an expensive gift ($500 US or less) on your wish list?
I don’t think I have anything on my list that’s greater than $50 and less than $500. I’d love a plane ticket to somewhere warm. Oh, wait! I want an Alpine car stereo with the iPod adaptor!!! (Have I told you how much I like my iPod?!?)
FQ3: What’s an extravagant gift ($5000 US or less) on your wish list?
I’ve got a G5 iMac listed, but if I can go up to $5k I want the latest and greatest G5 desktop (with lots of disk space and memory) with a nice DUAL display card.
FQ Greed: Money is no object! What’s the most outrageous gift money can buy on your dream list?
A nice place on the west coast of Costa Rica. With high speed internet hookups and satellite TV and other “necessities”. Just to clarify, when I say west coast, I mean on the Ocean.

I did actually look at my Amazon wishlist to see what there is that I “need”…

From FridayQ

Written By: Gary on May 27, 2004 No Comment

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King has officially hit the stores this week (I bought the first copy at my local Borders yesterday). Trilogies have been popular in the movies for years. This week we look at questions based on some famous cinematic triumvarites:

1) The Back to the Future Trilogy sent Marty McFly 30 years into the future, 30 years into the past (twice!) and 100 years into the past. Which of these time periods would you like to visit in your 1.21 gigawatt-powered DeLorean, and why?
Hmmm… I couldn’t decide plus or minus 30… But I didn’t really like the future there. The past is more of a certainty and other than the threat of world war (which I would know wouldn’t happen) seemed to be a pretty good time.
2) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was, of course, based on a famous trio of novels by JRR Tolkien. What sci-fi/fantasy/genre novels or series would you like to see turned into a Peter-Jackson-directed/George-Lucas-written/Steven-Speilberg-produced trilogy?
A few. Narnia, The Book of Three (which someone did as a cartoon called the Black Cauldren (book 2)), a good alien invader (invaders on long stilts) one I read as a kid (I’ll think on the title), To Your Scattered Bodies Go (that might make a better series). But my number one choice would be The Wizardry Series (on book seven) by Diane Duane, book one was So You Want To Be A Wizard?. Two kids becoming wizards, discovering the world is a live, great power always at a cost and some physics behind the magic (a little more to it than just casting spells at random that sometimes work and other times do).
3) Next summer, there will be two complete Star Wars trilogies in the history books. What’s your strangest or most interesting Star Wars experience?
We used to cut class to see the movies on opening day. What a bunch of wacky people that come out of the woodwork. I just remember being in the first row for one of them (the 2nd one, I mean the 5th one) and having the great view and all the other geeked out fans that were there… It was a blast.
Bonus) While the Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones movies are currently only trilogies, plans are in the works for a fourth movie in both series. What trilogy might’ve been better served with a fourth movie? Which trilogy would’ve been better if they had left it at only one movie?
They could just delete that second Indiana Jones movie… They should have stopped with Jurassic Park already. They keep having rumors of another Superman movie, I’d like that. Another Batman movie (with Michael Keaton would be great too).

From Theater Thursday (the parts in italics are from the meme, not me. The answers are mine.

Written By: Gary on May 15, 2004 No Comment

This is an easy meme. Take this list of the top 100 movies from the IMDB and bold the movies you have seen. (I’m not sure where this is originally from). This IMDB list is from May 2004. My “have seen” list is as follows…

1. Godfather, The (1972)
2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
5. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
6. Schindler’s List (1993)
7. Shichinin no samurai (1954) Sever Samurai
8. Casablanca (1942)
9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)

10. Star Wars (1977)
11. Citizen Kane (1941)
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
13. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
14. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
15. Rear Window (1954)
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17. Pulp Fiction (1994)

18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19. Memento (2000)
20. North by Northwest (1959)
21. 12 Angry Men (1957)

22. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) The Godd, the Bad and the Ugly
23. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
24. Psycho (1960)
25. Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) Amélie
26. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
27. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
28. Goodfellas (1990)
29. American Beauty (1999)

30. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
31. Vertigo (1958)
32. Matrix, The (1999)
33. Cidade de Deus (2002) City of God
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
35. C’era una volta il West (1968) Once Upon a Tim ein the Wesy
36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
37. Pianist, The (2002)
38. Third Man, The (1949)
39. Paths of Glory (1957)
40. Taxi Driver (1976)
41. Fight Club (1999)
42. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) Spirted Away
43. Some Like It Hot (1959)
44. Double Indemnity (1944)
45. Boot, Das (1981)

46. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
47. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
48. Chinatown (1974)
49. L.A. Confidential (1997)
50. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)

51. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
52. All About Eve (1950)
53. M (1931)
54. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
55. Se7en (1995)
56. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
57. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

58. Rashômon (1950)
59. Raging Bull (1980)
60. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
61. Alien (1979)

62. American History X (1998)
63. Sting, The (1973)
64. Léon (1994)

65. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
66. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
67. Vita è bella, La (1997) Life is Beautiful
68. Touch of Evil (1958)
69. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
70. Finding Nemo (2003)
71. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73. Great Escape, The (1963)

74. Modern Times (1936)
75. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
76. Amadeus (1984)
77. On the Waterfront (1954)
78. Ran (1985)
79. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
80. Annie Hall (1977)
81. Wo hu cang long (2000) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
82. Jaws (1975)
83. Apartment, The (1960)
84. Braveheart (1995)
85. High Noon (1952)
86. Aliens (1986)
87. Fargo (1996)
88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
89. Shining, The (1980)

90. Metropolis (1927)
91. Blade Runner (1982)
92. Sixth Sense, The (1999)

93. City Lights (1931)
94. Donnie Darko (2001)
95. Duck Soup (1933)
96. Great Dictator, The (1940)
97. General, The (1927)
98. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) The Seventh Seal
99. Princess Bride, The (1987)
100. Dogville (2003)

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