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[27 May 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

Yesterday, I got to say Happy Birthday to Star Wars. Today, I get to say it to something more important.

My wife. It’s her birthday.

The fact that she was born exactly one day after A New Hope came out is both good and bad for her. Good, because I will never forget her birthday. Bad, because she will always know why…

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[26 May 2007 | 6 Comments | ]

Happy Birthday, Star Wars. Today you turn 30. My condolences. I did that last year. It’s not great.

CIV kicked into lightspeed today with the first full-on general admission day of the ‘Con. More people! More stormtroopers! More shit to buy! More men who have never felt the touch of a non digital woman…

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[25 May 2007 | 4 Comments | ]

Today CIV opened its doors to card-carrying HyperSpace Fan Club members only. Of which there are tons. From noon to eight, we have free run of the L.A. Convention Center. Well, kinda. Thing is, on Fan Club Day, there’s really not much going on. Today is pretty much just “buy shit day.” The Star Wars Shop is open. As is the Exhibition Hall, which is just like the Dealer’s room at any other ‘Con, except that 95% of the shit for sale is Lucas-related…

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[23 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

So today I hauled my ass through the clean and un-congested freeways of the City of Angels, that are not at all terribly designed or life threatening to drive on, to get to the Los Angeles Convention Center this morning. Star Wars is having a birthday, and she’s celebrating alllllll weeeeekkkk llllooooonnnng…

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[23 May 2007 | 4 Comments | ]
Heart of Dorkness: Star Wars Celebration IV, Day 1

So I am an un-abashed, un-repentant, un-something else, Star Wars geek. Everyone I know knows this. Everyone I’ve ever met probably knows this. It is something that is ingrained in the core of me, something that makes me me. And as much as that fact, at times, makes my wife cry like a widow, I have been this way my entire life…

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[7 May 2007 | 12 Comments | ]

I wasn’t going to write about the latest adventure from everyone’s favorie friendly neighborhood web-slinger after seeing it at mindnight on Thursday in a sold-out house, but I feel I have to do so mainly to answer some of the other critics out there.

Spider-Man 3 has been met with some pretty mixed reviews, but most of the criticism has been for some pretty stupid things…

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[2 Mar 2007 | 6 Comments | ]

I’m 33 years old. For the guys my age, there are certain films that are sacrosanct. The original Star Wars, Red Dawn, Weird Science. . . and Superman. I still remember going to see it back in 1978 with my elderly Aunt Eve – and I realize now what a weird and huge sacrificial act that must have been on her part…

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[3 Nov 2006 | One Comment | ]

It’s not often that I choose to rebut the views of one of my fellow contributors here at MCFTR. Hell, it’s not often that I find time to write anything to begin with. However, I have to take issue with a recent review posted by our own Justin Patterson. Now, I realize that I’m quite a few months out of date, but at least this will get timed relatively close to the DVD release…

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[22 Sep 2006 | 3 Comments | ]

First off, I have to apologize for the long absence. Like our humble host, real life had me sidetracked. I had at least six reviews that I wanted to do, but just didn’t have time. I’ve gone to the movies very seldom in the last six months. Luckily, I have a wife who keeps track of things and lets me know when one of the good movies is coming out. So, after a rough week at work, she and I took the boys to the opening weekend of X-Men: The Last Stand…

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[21 Jul 2006 | No Comment | ]

First let me take a moment to address what I believe to be the most damning criticism of this movie. A criticism that I’ve heard people mutter as they haughtily shook their heads. I’m here to tell you though that it is, indeed, possible for a cape to seemingly billow in space. -Now, everybody knows that there’s almost nothing but vacuum up in space. Not only would flags not be expected to wave, but no one can hear you scream either. However… if you’ve flown up high enough that it’s night on the ground below you but you have a line-of-sight angle to daylight beside you, it’s possible to be floating in a completely airy sky that only SEEMS like you’re in space…