24 September 2008

Radar Blips - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

The Year: 1977

The Players: The guy who voiced the Batman: The Animated Series' Joker, Mufasa, Indiana Jones, a guy named Porkins, and Carrie Fisher

The Take: $307 Million initially, $461 including rereleases

Which one is this?
It is a period of civil war.
Rebel spaceships, striking
from a hidden base, have won
their first victory against
the evil Galactic Empire.

During the battle, Rebel
spies managed to steal secret
plans to the Empire's
ultimate weapon, the DEATH
STAR, an armored space
station with enough power
to destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire's
sinister agents, Princess
Leia races home aboard her
starship, custodian of the
stolen plans that can save her
people and restore
freedom to the galaxy....

Why you should see it: Hopefully you already have, but maybe you havent memorized the entire script yet -"These are not the droids you are looking for." This movie is so full of awesome moments including the Cantina (especially when Han shot first), the Wookie prisoner scene, and of course the epic final Death Star battle and trench run. Use this to rinse the sour taste of theprequels out of your brain. Even the antics of 3PO and R2 play out as non-annoying comic relief as oppoes to prequel 3PO slapstick and Jar-Jar fart sniffing and poop stepping. There is a reason that Star Wars became so big and Episode 4 will always bring out that same sheer geeky excitement.

23 September 2008

Nick Fury Arrives in 1 Week on DVD

Nope, I am not talking about Sam Jackson's Fury that appears after the credits in Iron Man - though the Iron Man head case DVD at Target looks cool - I am talking about the DVD debut of David Hasselhoff's Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Its available only at Best Buy, so you better hurry. They are going to fly off of shelves.