Monday, May 28, 2007

More Star Wars fun

30 years is a lot to celebrate. Empire Magazine decided to commemorate with 30 different covers to the magazine. This is a lot of fun.

Empire: Magazine

A cloned animation

So it seems that the original version by Samurai Jack's Genndy Tartakovsky was not enough and now a CGI version of The Clone Wars is set to hit the small screen. While beautiful visually, I am reserving judgment until I see the depth of characters that I enjoy. Still, there is something to be said for lots of jedi kicking ass.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Friday, May 25, 2007

A long time ago ... 30 years to be exact

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars, i.e. Star Wars IV: A New Hope. A big happy birthday to a franchise which even though has been less than brilliant in its latter years, has proven the test of time. Maybe its time to watch the original, non CGI films again to be reminded how special the trilogy was and its impact on my life and the genre.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Alech Taadi

These past two weeks my repeating song has been Alech Taadi by Cheb Khaled on his album Sahra. This is the song that plays in the cab chase scene in The Fifth Element. Sung in Arabic, it has fantastic rhythms. It was hard to find but the rest of the album, N'ssi N'ssi is also pretty good if you do not mind Arabic and French music. Lots of fun, this one.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Oh my God, the Indians win it!

There are very few sports movies that I enjoy. But the ones I do enjoy, I love to watch over and over again. This weekend I was vegging because, seriously, the past few months have been brutal as far as work is concerned. On HDTV was one of my favorites, Major League, unedited and commercial free. It was beautiful and actually got me in the summer mood, something particularly hard to do with me in Texas. Here, summer started a month ago. My other favorites are Little Big League, Hoosiers, and Field of Dreams. Let us hope they make their way to the HD screen soon.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Goodbye, girls!

Gilmore Girls is a goner. The announcement came today that the fast talking, pop culture referencing series is ending after a weak seventh season. I feel this is the best move that it could make even though I will miss Luke, Lorelei, Stars Hollow, and most of all, Emily Gilmore.

On a similar note, despite a still quirky and fun filled Veronica Mars return, complete with love triangles and hate crimes, it is probably off to the gallows. The best thing about this show is Ronnie's relationship with her Dad. I feel this season has been on again off again when it comes to this but when they hit the screen together, I jump for joy. Here's hoping for a senior season.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Imperial forces have entered the base

The United States Postal Service is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. They are releasing a commemorative stamp pane in 22 days. Unique express mail packs are now available and I am thinking of sending myself something to get one in the mail. On top of that, there are R2D2 collection boxes in select cities throughout the country. I was lucky to be in one and stopped by one windy day.
If anyone out there loves me, send me a postcard with one of those stamps on it after May 22.

USPS Star Wars 30th Anniversary