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Star Wars VII tops Avatar as #1 North American Box Office

And we’re back for 2016. Hope you all had an enjoyable holiday break! So it really isn’t any surprise that Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens is now the number one movie moneymaker of all time for the North American … Continue reading

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Looking back at the original 1977 Star Wars

Thirty-eight years ago, in a movie theater not that far away, I saw the original Star Wars movie during the summer of 1977.  It was between my junior and senior years in high school, and the movie was the talk … Continue reading

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When is a meme inappropriate?

Long time readers here will know that I’m more than a little obsessed with the Star Wars movies. So the release of Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens directed by the ever brilliant J. J. Abrams on Dec. 18, … Continue reading

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Four Rules to Make Star Wars Great Again

An open video letter to J.J. Abrams from Sincerely Truman. This is brilliant and correct.  And as one commenter on YouTube put it: “So basically… Make Firefly.” Pretty much. Shiny!

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How did LucasFilm (Disney) exec Kathleen Kennedy get JJ Abrams to agree to direct Star Wars VII? That question is answered, along with a great look at how Kennedy went from being a PA to one of the most powerful … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – Disney buys LucasFilm, now owns Star Wars – Is that really such a bad thing?

So, Disney has bought out LucasFilm from George Lucas for $4.05 billion in cash and Disney stock and now owns the rights to Star Wars, a partial interest in the Indiana Jones series, Industrial Light and Magic special effects house, Skywalker Sound, … Continue reading

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Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones as a tribute to the films of Ridley Scott

I’ve been rewatching the Star Wars prequels riding the exercise bike at night lately, and after finishing Episode II – Attack of the Clones, I’m reminded of a couple things. First, for me Attack of the Clones is by far the … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

I’ve been so busy putting up links to go with the upcoming 4th edition to Mass Communication: Living in a Media World that I haven’t had time to question anything lately.  So here we go: Does Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander pay … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 2 – Luke, Yoda and the Tree

There is a scene in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back where Luke Skywalker is nervous about entering a cave beneath a tree in the Dagobah jungle. He asks Master Yoda, “What’s in there?” To which Yoda replies, “Only what … Continue reading

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Hitler finds out about the changes to Star Wars on Blu-Ray

I completely blame my editor @dwainsmith for this.  To quote Han Solo, “It’s not my fault….” (Note: As usual with the “Hitler finds out about memes, NSFW subtitles)

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