The Great Summer Movies: Fish Make Love In It

My dad didn’t take me to see Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. I went with my friend Jack and his dad.

But my dad took me to see Batman a few weeks later, in that perfect summer of 1989. He took ...

The Great Summer Movies: Unlimited Power!!!!!

Whatever the case, I think…I think I’m letting go. Maybe I’ll grab hold again someday. For now, let this latest outrage drift right on by. I’ve got Star Wars friends, I’ve got Star Wars memories, and I don’t need anything else from ...

Reality Check: Star Wars VII – It’s Only One Photo!

Nobody’s going to talk about it? (Groan.) Fine.

So, in what has become only the second most annoying photograph distributed this year, behind Ellen’s freaking selfie, a photo of a script-read behind the scenes of Star Wars VII surfaced. In it ...

Popdose Flashback 1973: American Graffiti

There’s a lot of ire thrown in George Lucas’ direction. Star Wars meant a lot to many, many people and a great many felt the franchise was best served when Lucas only had tertiary input into it (otherwise known as the ...

The Great Summer Movies: Don’t Get Cocky!

18 Observations On Star Wars As It Turns 36, Just As I Did Last July

1. This was one of the first VHS tapes we owned; we had a guy across the street who somehow got us a dub of it, even ...

Revival House: Return of the Jedi

It was a three year wait to find out what happened to Han Solo, who was last seen frozen in carbonite and loaded onto Boba Fett’s spaceship. 30 years ago, on May 25, 1983, Return of the Jedi, one of the most ...

7 Movie Franchises With Way Too Many Sequels

Now that Disney owns George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise, we already know that Episode VII is a done deal and that VIII and IX are coming unless something unexpected happens. It’s also quite likely that before long the series will see ...

George Lucas Doesn’t Give A Shit About You

Let’s start here: George Lucas will never stop.

He’s never going to give up on tinkering with his movies. He’s never going to wake up one morning and say, “Hey, I got it pretty close the first time, let’s go ...

DVD Review: “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III”

At 44 minutes, Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III is infinitely shorter than Star Wars Episodes I, II and III and it’s also infinitely better than George Lucas’ very flawed movies. Seth Green, Matthew Senreich and their cohorts behind Robot Chicken, ...

Revival House: “Never tell me the odds!”

It’s a movie that, on paper, does everything wrong — all of the major action scenes are crammed into the first 40 minutes, and it has no ending. It’s also considered by many to be the greatest sci-fi sequel ever made. ...

CD Review: Kiss, “Sonic Boom”

Any good label manager would tell you: don’t name your album something a reviewer could turn into a catchy, snarky counterpoint. But as we know far too well, most of the labels are hanging by a thread, the management inside reduced to ...

Book Review: Matt Springer, “Unconventional”

See, now this is what Fanboys wanted to be.

The debut novel (or novella, as somewhat grumpily conceded in the Author’s Note) from AlertNerd‘s Matt Springer, Unconventional is, according to the front cover’s helpful summary, “a tale of ...

Sugar Water: Black and/or White

Writer-producer-director Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing opened in theaters on June 30, 1989. “White people still ask me why Mookie threw the [trash] can through the window” at the film’s climax, he recently told the Associated Press. “Twenty ...

The Bigger Picture: The Paradox of Poverty

There is a sentiment, shared by many followers of great art, that monetary success strips an artist of his inspiration. It is the idea that once the artist has little left to prove, the quality of his work will take a dive ...

The Bigger Picture: Disaster Movie!

The average movie is mediocre at best. This is not meant as an insult to hardworking filmmakers. The simple fact of the matter is that few films in a given year can actually be given the label of a ...

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