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The Hobbit–Part 2 Trailer Released

June 12, 2013

Peter Jackson’s second installment in The Hobbit movie trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, is set for theaters in mid-December.  Here’s the teaser trailer which was recently released: The first Hobbit film grossed nearly a billion dollars worldwide, but it wasn’t up to par with the LOTR movies.  It took a bit too long to get [...]

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Star Wars Goes Disney

November 4, 2012

Forgive me, but I’ve been assembling the pieces of 21st Century living over the last six days due to Superstorm Sandy ravaging my state of New Jersey, so I am only now, five days later, in a position to weigh in on George Lucas selling my childhood Star Wars to the Evil Empire Disney for [...]

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Announcement Trailer

December 21, 2011

Yup, I geeked solidly when I saw this today: The trailer moves a little slow, doesn’t show much about where the story is going, and alludes to a few vaguely important moments.  The Lord of the Rings announcement trailer was kind of weak too.  Then again, The Hobbit book was released in the 1930s, so [...]

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Uncle George Ruins It Again

August 31, 2011

What to do with George Lucas?  Since 1997 he’s been treating Star Wars like a child whose parent won’t allow him to stand on his own:  we needed a “Special Edition”, we needed prequels and a cartoon series, and now we apparently need to hear more Darth Vader in a scene where he previously had [...]

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Director Irwin Kershner Dies at 87

November 29, 2010

The man who directed my favorite Star Wars movie, Irwin Kershner, died today at the age of 87.  Kershner was also known for directing Never Say Never Again, the last Connery-Bond film, the “Amazing Stories” TV series, along with many others. But, it is 1980s’ The Empire Strikes Back that makes Kershner something special.  Star [...]

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Happy 27th Birthday, Return of the Jedi!

May 25, 2010

While being one of the weaker Star Wars movies in retrospect, commemorating of the 27th anniversary of Return of the Jedi is special.  For one, it was the first Star Wars movie that I was old enough to see and remember in the movie theaters.  I saw it three times over the summer of 1983, [...]

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The Iraq War is Now “Operation NEW DAWN”

February 21, 2010

The Iraq War is getting an official name change from Operation Iraqi Freedom to the much clearer and more succinct “Operation New Dawn.”  Like changing the name of the War on Terror to “overseas contingency operations” the Obama Administration has done it again — change the name, infer the completion of the mission, and claim [...]

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Inner-Geek Update

July 5, 2009

Well, it’s probably the most beautiful day of 2009, but a lingering 4th of July ”headache” coupled with a first-of-the-year super-red sunburn from yesterday kept me homebound.  So, here’s some assorted things that interested my inner geek online today: First of all, it’s just ten days until Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out!  I love the book [...]

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Movie Review: Star Wars — The Clone Wars

August 16, 2008

George Lucas obviously wants to make more money and milk the Star Wars universe a little bit more with the release of the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie.  I make that statement for two reasons: it’s a good movie with a “Star Wars” attached to it, thus the money will flow; and the film’s concept [...]

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Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

May 23, 2008

NOTE:  A FEW LIGHT SPOILERS: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull  (2008 ) was a damn great flick, following in the serious, yet sometimes tongue-in-cheek, pulp action of the originals!  It was full of fun and outrageous death-defying action sequences, mystical plot twists, and of course the commies are the bad guys this [...]

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