Dec
12
2019
7

‘Not necessarily possible:’ the damnable lie about the availability of the original Star Wars cuts.

I’m sorry, but it is. It absolutely is. Maybe J.J. Abrams is only innocently repeating the damned lie that he was told about how we can’t get the original Star Wars cut, but it’s still a damned lie.

According to J.J. Abrams, who you know has some insider knowledge all this recently talked about it in an interview. Abrams says he actually asked about a release of the cuts and was told it was not going to happen.

“I’ve been told that for reasons that I don’t quite understand that that’s not necessarily possible.” The filmmaker adds that the new cuts are “what Geroge Lucas wanted”. While he respects that, he does add, “there’s something about the original theatrical version that…for so many people… was what they loved.”

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Dec
02
2019
3

Rian Johnson probably won’t direct an episode of THE MANDALORIAN. For a while, at least.

I know that this might be a perverse disappointment for some people: they had issues with THE LAST JEDI*, and some are perhaps ready to renew their subscription.

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Nov
23
2019
3

The Lack Of Suckage continues on THE MANDALORIAN.

Episode 3 of THE MANDALORIAN dropped, and it was good! Good action, good pacing; and I really like how they’re not making the individual episodes conform to a standard length. The lack of padding gives me the feeling that everything we’re going to see on the screen is meaningful somehow.

Also: no real spoilers, but there’s just something enjoyable about watching somebody realize with horror that he just can’t live down to his bad intentions. It’s very affirming. They should make more shows that touch on that.

Nov
12
2019
3

Watched Episode 1 of THE MANDALORIAN.

It did not suck! I was wondering if it would. But THE MANDALORIAN’s first episode, at least, delivers the goods on action. I just hope that they don’t do something stupid, like make the actor take his helmet off or decide that he doesn’t really need to be a hyper-professional bad-ass if that gets in the way of him having feelings. He should be a hyper-professional bad-ass who’s so good he can shoot around his feelings. That’s what they did in the first episode, and it worked out OK.

‘Course, that was just the first episode. Later ones might suck. Call no show good until its cancellation.

Aug
23
2019
--

Oh, hey, THE MANDALORIAN trailer.

Some of you know you want to see this.

THE MANDALORIAN is gonna be rolled out with the rest of Disney+, of course. So it’ll be up in November. No idea of whether or not it’s gonna suck, of course. You’d think that they’d try to have it not suck, but this whole situation is fraught. Just generally… fraught.

May
14
2019
5

The Fan-made Obi-Wan/Vader fight scene, reimagined.

I’ve been seeing people reference this a few times today, so I finally watched it. It’s well done. More than you might think, in fact.

Seriously, compare it to the original Star Wars clip.

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Apr
17
2019
1

Tweet of the Day, The New Star Wars Trailer Gets ‘Sabotaged’ edition.

Or, in this case, “What’s Up Danger”ed.

Whatever your opinion of the movie — or the song, I guess — that’s a real nice video-audio sync.

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