Under the Tusken Sun. You knew someone would eventually make this fan film…
I’m not a huge Family Guy fan, but they have done some amusing Star Wars riffs, some collected here by Stewie’s Playground.
Judge the Cinemax ‘Fix You’ promo for youself.
The Ballad of Han, Luke & Leia. It’s a filk! It’s a video! It’s both!
And to wrap us up, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on TV – the tail end of I Love The 80’s: 1983 containing their Return of the Jedi riff and Micheal Ian Black’s He-Men monologue, which me VH1’s bitch for longer than I feel comfortable admitting. Contains actual praise for Mark Hamill’s acting! Bonus: 1980, Olympic hockey, That’s Incredible! and ESB.
Just what we’ve all been waiting for – more Boba Fett. Okay, okay, I admit, this behind the scenes stuff is kinda interesting.
Judith Martin, who you may know best as Miss Manners, used to be a film critic, and you can read her reviews of The Empire Strikes Back and Superman online.
Our first look at the bonus DVD menu for Empire Strikes Back. I really like that they’re choosing the less-common posters. If only they’d done it with the covers… Of course, it’s naturally paired with yesterday’s look back at 1980.
Also, the costumed folks hit Charlotte, Columbus, and Portland.
Trailer for 5-25-77. That’s an upcoming movie I haven’t heard of for a long time…
The Phantom Menace, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, and Return of the Jedi in 60 seconds, with Attack of the Clones and Empire Strikes Back in 10.
British Phantom Menace spoof. I believe this is from French and Saunders – that’s Jennifer Saunders as Qui-Gon, anyway. Some of the funny must have gotten lost in the trip over the Atlantic, but screenshots of the Queen Amidala scene have been amusing me for years so I had to link it. Sorry. This action figure parody of game show The Crystal Maze may amuse more.
Ewoks and Stormtroopers, just because:
– Injured stormtrooper.
– Ewoks cartoon promo.
– Return of the Jedi trailer.
– Classic Clip: Stormtrooper hitting his head.
This week’s highlight: Pablo Hidalgo’s On the Internet, Everything is a Big Deal. You’re on the internet, right? Read it.
Abel G. Peña looks back at “The Emperor’s Pawns,” a piece he did several years ago that defined and (in some cases) retconned the position of the Emperor’s Hands as we know it today.
Matril on why she loves Star Wars.
Anakinside1 looks inside the belly of the beast.
Oboe-Wan finds a telling moment in Empire Strikes Back.
Mike Beidler continues his NJO retrospective with a look at Mike Stackpole’s Dark Tide dulogy, Onslaught and Ruin.
The Empire Strikes Back is #16 on FilmCritic.com’s list of the top 50 movie endings of all time.