I really can’t imagine why anyone has trouble taking the First Church of Jedism seriously. Yes, the Vader attack was uncalled for, but you can’t do stuff like refuse to take off your hood in a store (with no canonical backingfor said ‘rule’ whatsoever) and expect to not be laughed at.
December 6th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
It must be Wednesday: A shocking and original new internet rumor about a Star Wars sequel trilogy (and 3-D)
October 21st, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
So there’s a blog out there claiming that George is looking into making a sequel trilogy in 3-D because Cameron’s Avatar might make him – gasp – jealous. Sci Fi Wire has called bullshit, and I agree.
I mean, really: Avatar? Blogger, please.
June 16th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Women will be rushing the stage, offering to do star Jake Gyllenhaal’s laundry on those washboard abs that he acquired for the film, since he spends much of it fighting, shirtless or both. Jake, we don’t want to know how to quit you.
Mmm, laundry. We love laundry. But does the Gyllenhaal come in a front-loading model?
June 1st, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Well, TFN links some cruddy bootleg footage of The Clone Wars S2. (Did I mention there’s no sound?) Likely to be gone by morning, so watch it now or wait for them to drop it officially… Which maybe will also come in the morning*. For the sake of those of you dying to see it, I hope so, because that is some seriously bad bootleg.
(For the EU fans, note Holocron and… maybe… A Hapan queen. And apparently Mandos. Oh joy.)
* Though, this being footage from Disney, probably not until the SW Weekends thing is over. Two weekends to go.
April 27th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Here are some of the things I’ve micro-blogged over @clubjade in the last week or so.
Hollywood hyperbole. Sony’s Amy Pascal thinks that James Cameron’s Avatar could be the next Star Wars. I’m just trying to think of an upcoming genre movie I care less about than Avatar and failing miserably.
Duck and cover, Dallas. Will Texas be able to handle the squee produced by an official Twilight convention? We can only hope the lack of Robert Pattinson gives them a fighting chance.
Space blob approaches! Guys. GUYS. Waru is coming! I repent of all my Twilight mocking. Okay, not really.
But the real question is, who did they ship? Wired’s Scott Brown takes a brief look back at Sherlock Holmes fanfic.
Presented without comment. Guess who wants to write a Wonder Woman novel?
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April 23rd, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
High culture, with bunnies. A friend of mine actually went to see this production of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre involving lightsabers, but us uncultured barbarians are probably better off with Chuck Jones and DVDs.
High culture, geek edition. Does the world really need another Tolkien book? Apparently, yes.
It’s on TV! Variety’s Season Pass blog has a great interview with Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. Sorry, no snark here: If you watch the show, this is a must-read.
Video games. Bad reviews make creators sad? Come on guys, you work for LucasArts. Embrace the pain.
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April 23rd, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Much ado about Wolverine. May 1 brings us the next big X-Movie… Can it save the franchise after the hot mess that was X-Men: The Last Stand? Magneto’s celluloid life depends on it.
Still, despite the movie’s hell-raising early leak, buzz remains strong. (Besides, how hard can be be to go wrong with a big dumb spring franchise action movie? Don’t answer that.) Need a taste? Check out these character spots.
- Daily Mail squees through Star Trek review. Well, I suppose someone has to be first. If you’re looking for for something a tad less exuberant, SciFi Wire talks to ILM’s Trek team about the film’s new/old Enterprise.
- Deathly Hallows adaption will split at cliffhanger. The only surprise is that anyone would be surprised. In more exciting (and perhaps disturbing) news, the original cast will be playing their characters in the epilogue. And if you’re dying for pics, head over to Leaky where they have some shots from filming going down in London.
- More shocking news of shockness. The Hobbit to be two movies. Well hey, that’s a lot of lingering glances and weapon-caressing to be contained in just one movie.
- Perhaps shirtless men will make Twilight slightly more bearable. New Moon’s wolf pack takes it off for USA Today. In related news, David Slade (Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night) will direct the adaption of the third book, Eclipse.