Star Wars is Dead; Long Live Star Wars

When the phenomenon becomes commonplace, and the spectacular becomes standard. So, I saw the new Star Wars movie last weekend. If you’re one of the 17 people on earth who haven’t seen it yet but still plan on seeing it (meaning you’re either pinned under a fallen chandelier waiting for rescue, or the girl with the restraining order on you was at the …

Do You Want to Kill Some Rebels?

I found this clip of the next Star Wars movie; the first from Disney studios. And if you look closely, I think you can pick up on some subtle Disney touches:

Kids Tell Great Stories

From Creative Minority Report, kids interpret the parable of the unmerciful servant: Which of course reminded me of this other classic kid interpretation:

The Death of Star Wars

I do not necessarily agree with this; however, I present it here so you can judge for yourself: From a cattle-call audition in Austin, TX, Betsy Woodruff reports that Star Wars is dead: Here’s why Star Wars is dead: First, because they made a huge mistake in not casting me. Second, because it’s no longer in the hands of a …

Dear J.J. Abrams

Some people are trying to preemptively make sure that the next Star Wars movie doesn’t suck. This is a pretty good effort:

Another Reason to be Thankful for the Internet

Because Star Wars in Thomas Kinkade paintings. One day, I hope to have a house fine enough to put one of these babies over the mantle.

Taking the Lucas Out of Lucasfilm

I have read few things on the Internet that I’ve agreed with more than this statement: “George Lucas Just Saved Star Wars by Firing George Lucas“: For my own part, I’d wager Disney is smart enough that they’ll likely make wiser choices than Lucas did. With the right directors and the right storylines in place, Disney can easily make back …

Looks Like My Childhood Never Happened

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, George Lucas (who’s dead to me, by the way), explains that the Star Wars I thought I saw when I was six never really existed: THR: People can get fanatical about the movies — how does that make you feel? The puppet vs. CGI Yoda ruckus, and the who-shot-first, Han Solo or Greedo …

Boba Fett Plays the Accordion

You’re welcome.