September 13th, 2006 by Dunc · 1 Comment
May 14th, 2005 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Two new commercials: “Brothers” and “Celebration“. Alas, I am on a computer with no Quicktime, but I’m guessing they’re light on Palpy action. There’s also a “Science of Star Wars” special airing on Discovery.
Hayden Christensen is on the cover of tomorrow’s Entertainment Weekly. It appears that this time there may actually be a real article to go with it.
Crazy fans at Grauman’s refuse an offer from George himself to be escorted by Stormies to the ArcLight.
The Scotsman on why Star Wars has universal appeal.
CNN Money explores the financial impact of ROTS on Lucasfilm, theatres, and the toy industry.
From the Christian Science Monitor (via CBS), yet another George Lucas article.
Master Replicas! You want one. Hell, I want one. And it looks like they’ll be making costumes by Halloween…
April 15th, 2005 by Dunc · Comments Off
VH1′s Best Week Ever covered the Graumans line tonight. It amused me. But they didn’t even mention the whole wrong line thing so it was standard nerd-mocking. But, y’know, funny.
Speaking of nerds… Wil Wheaton tangles with the line. And he has t-shirts!
April 6th, 2005 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Remember the folks waiting for Revenge of the Sith at Grauman’s Chinese Theater? They’re in the wrong line.
“The telling thing is — for me, at least — if the film is not playing at the Chinese … I have zero desire to see it at all,” a fan who calls himself Obi Geewhyen posted on the message board at Liningup.net. “I’m in it for the lineup only and don’t give a darn about the conclusion of this lackluster, so-called ‘Star Wars’ series.”
The story has been pretty widespread: Boing Boing, Metafilter, and Slashdot all blogged it and it’s pretty much spread all over by now. Nothing like laughing at a bunch of crazy geeks to bring the internet together.
UPDATE 4/7: The story’s made it to mainstream media, and Defamer is on the case.
April 5th, 2005 by Yav · Comments Off
The uberfans at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles are lining up already for the opening of “Revenge of the Sith.”
You can call them on a payphone at (323) 462-9609.
It is for a good cause. The group is raising funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. You can donate here.
January 8th, 2005 by Yav · Comments Off
Hooray! I’m not the biggest dork on the planet!
Jeff Tweiten is already lining up in Seattle. But as CBBC notes…
… there could be one major problem for the super-keen fan. As yet, he’s not actually sure if the cinema in Seattle he is queuing outside will even be showing the film!
Uh… no comment.