Dec
17
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, @Rianjohnson Is A Big Ol’ Nerd edition.

A big ol’ drunken nerd who had a 220 million domestic opening weekend.  This is at least from 2012, and dear God but the irony abounds. Weird Al Yankovic has an absolutely unique finger on our cultural pulse, you know?

Moe Lane

PS: I can think of worse things that getting drunk and belting out Yoda, so kai Rian Johnson. He probably would get that reference, too.

Dec
15
2017
14
Dec
14
2017
3

Going to go see Last Jedi tomorrow.

I didn’t have any difficulty getting a ticket: of course, I’m going a 10 AM showing because the kids will be in school and mid-morning is the best time for me to catch a movie. I’m looking forward to it, without the same desperate urgency as from two years ago.  As a geek, I rather badly needed The Force Awakens not to suck.  From what I’m hearing, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will not have that problem.

Still: please, God, don’t let it suck.

Moe Lane

PS: This will be a spoiler free zone for Star Wars until at least the New Year. But two, three weeks isn’t so bad, really.

Dec
10
2017
3

So, it’s rumored that Star Wars: The Last Jedi Does Not Suck.

Of course, the people raving about it Not Sucking are mostly the kinds of people who could get to go to a Hollywood premiere. And, let’s be honest: those kinds of people have not been exactly impressing the rest of us with their perceptive abilities and ability to make informed judgments about things lately.  Still, at least one person in this roundup indicated that Things Go Boom, so we’re just gonna have to be hopeful, ya? We’ll find out Tuesday/Friday, when the embargo on reviews lifts / the movie comes out.

Nov
02
2017
10

New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ footage drops.

I have to say: I’m not exactly questioning Luke’s apparent opinion that this Jedi/Sith thing is played out.  I’m struck, also, by the way you maybe can see how each of the original three main characters seem to reflect the way the people playing them think about Star Wars itself.  Carrie Fisher embraced her iconic status (Leia Organa is, after all, her most famous role); Harrison Ford – who went on to become an A-List actor – came back to make sure that Han Solo didn’t, ever. And Mark Hamill, as befits a man who carved out a second career as a beloved voice actor, is perhaps somewhat refreshingly objective about this movie series*.

Mind you, I’m going to be at the earliest possible morning showing.

Via Geeks are Sexy.

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Oct
10
2017
4

The new ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer.

Well, we knew that this was going to show up, here.

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