Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 5 – The day after The Avengers hits theaters (probably not a coincidence).
Go on down to your local comic shop. They’ll have tons of free stuff, and great sales.
Personally, I’m going to pick up my copies of the Star Wars/ Serenity and Buffy/ The Guild (Don’t judge if you’ve never seen Buffy. That show is magnificent).
George Lucas is milking Star Wars again with a new release of the entire saga on blu-ray with new special effects, deleted scenes & three documentaries… But Greedo still shoots first.
The natural inclination is to watch these films in numerical order: I, II, III, IV, V, VI.
Don’t do that.
My preference is to watch them in the order of their release because that’s the natural way that the story unfolds: IV, V, VI, I, II, III.
However after a long drawn-out conversation with some friends I’m willing bend a little and go with this order: IV, V, I, II, III, VI. This order lets you see Luke’s story unfold, followed by Anakin’s, and both of their narratives collide and resolve in the final chapter.
Either option is solid, just please don’t watch them in numerical order. Every time a person watches Star Wars in numerical order Yoda sheds a tear.
May the 4th be with you.
To celebrate Star Wars Day, Lucas & co have announced yet another opportunity for you to purchase the same content from them.
On September 16, 2011 the complete Star Wars Saga will be available on Blu-ray. This might be enticing if it weren’t for the fact that I’ve bought the original Trilogy at least three times in the past.
Sure they’re including 40 hours of bonus material, but that sounds kind of torturous to me. I feel no need to brush the rust off of my encyclopedic knowledge of the Star Wars universe.
If you’re clamoring for the latest graphics update to the Star Wars saga, look for them in September.
Burn my geek card if you must, but I’m tired of Star Wars.
Shia LaBeouf is reportedly signing a multi-picture deal to wreck classic television and film franchises.
LaBeouf appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and announced that he will be starring in the live action sequel of the Ninja Turtles.
“It’s a continuation of the live action movies from when I was a kid,” LaBeouf explained. “It’s set like 15 years after they visited ancient Japan, and you find out that April and Raphael like… had a kid. He joins the team, but instead of using old-timey weapons, the kid uses like big guns.” LaBeouf went on to tell the audience that he will be playing all of the leading roles, except for April who will be played by Rose McGowan. “I’m going to be like Eddie Murphy in The Nutty Professor, but with lots of fighting and explosions.”
More in the Works
When the ever-exuberant Fallon asked him if he had anything else in the works, LaBeouf told the audience that he had been tapped by a collection of directors and producers to star in a wide variety of sequels and remakes of classics. He is reportedly in talks to play Cade Skywalker, Luke’s grandson in Star Wars Episode X (Lucas is reportedly skipping ahead three episodes again).
LaBeouf concluded, “We’re also looking to create modern versions of ThunderCats, The Masters of the Universe, Voltron, and I’d really like to sink my teeth into some heavier material like Blade Runner, and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series. The opportunities to completely destroy these stories are pretty endless.”
Later that evening Michael Bay tweeted:
“Shia’s going to play Doug in my live action remake of the Nickelodeon show. Wait until you see the guns we have for him.”
“Shia’s good looks, and endless confidence make it easy to ignore the fact that he can’t act. When you’re producing or directing a property like the Ninja Turtles, Indiana Jones or Star Wars, you know that the tickets are going to sell regardless of quality, so good looks and confidence are all we really need,” said Steven Spielberg.
I wish I thought of this.
I wish I would see things like this when I ride the NYC Subway, or New Jersey Transit.
All I ever see are crazy people screaming, creepy dudes pleasuring themselves, and stupid teenage girls struggling to solve a USA Today crossword… The hint was “A name for a bird,” it was three letters, they had the first and last letters; “H _ N.”
It took them 30 minutes, and they never thought to try vowels.
It’s been a busy few days, and the next few days are going to be even more crazy. I’ll post as often as possible.
In the mean time, enjoy AT-AT Day Afternoon.