Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hits theaters a month from today, so it’s no surprise that the Honest Trailers crew have finally decided to turn their attention to the movie that started it all: George Lucas’ 1977 masterpiece, Star Wars.From Luke Skywalker’s whiny attitude to the title change and “special edition” edits, this installment of the hit video series doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the sci-fi classic.Refusing to call the movie by its officially changed title, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the video goes on to offer a pretty spot-on critique of the film and provide a preview that’s more in line with what you’d really see if you watched the 1977 film today. While hardcore fans might be horrified by some of the insults tossed at Lucas’ genre-defining movie, it’s difficult not to find some truth in some of the assessments of Star Wars.Juxtaposing scenes of Mark … [Read more...] about What happens when Star Wars gets the Honest Trailers treatment?
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The billion-dollar behemoth that is the reborn Lucasfilm under Disney is letting no grass grow as it swiftly develops a new trilogy of Star Wars movies. While Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) was hired to write Star Wars Episode VII for release in 2015, Deadline reports that Lucasfilm and Disney have already hired writers to write scripts for Episode VIII and IX as well as produce those films.The first of these writers is Simon Kinberg. Kinberg’s work as a screen writer won’t necessarily fill fans with confidence, as his resume ranges between tolerable but unexceptional films like Sherlock Holmes and Mr. & Mrs. Smith to outright stinkers like XXX: State of the Union and the Hayden Christensen vehicle Jumper.The second hire is more promising. Lawrence Kasdan. Over the past thirty years, Kasdan has also written his fair share of duds, including the abysmal Stephen King adaptation Dreamcatcher and The Bodyguard. Three of the very first screenplays Kasdan ever wrote, though, … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back writer hired to pen Episode VIII and IX
If you already love James Earl Jones for his intimidating voice acting as Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise, then you'll love him even more after watching "Darth Vader Mask Fail," a video that dubs Anakin Skywalker's voice onto Vader footage.A quick refresher if you need it: Hayden Christensen played the pre-Darth Vader Anakin Skywalker in the prequel movies. He didn't exactly sound like the Darth Vader we know and fear. The video drops us into a surreal alternate version of Star Wars where the voice-changing mask malfunctions and all we hear is Anakin's melodious tones. YouTube channel Auralnauts posted the video this week. Auralnauts used a voice actor for the lines and he does a pretty decent job of imitating Christensen's lightweight delivery. It really robs the whole "I am your father" bit of its gravitas.The video is both hilarious and sobering. It makes us want to cling to James Earl Jones and his imposing voice with the power of a thousand rare-earth magnets. … [Read more...] about Witness the horror of Darth Vader with Anakin’s voice
With a new movie scheduled for release in December, Star Wars is getting lots of media attention these days. And Disney, the company that now owns the Star Wars franchise, finally decided to release the first six Star Wars movies on iTunes. While some Star Wars fans might be excited about this, you won't find me buying the Star Wars movies on iTunes anytime soon.Here are five reasons why I'm going to take a pass on buying the Star Wars movies from the iTune store: 1. The iTunes versions aren't the original versions of the Star Wars moviesOne of the most disappointing things about the Star Wars films that are available in iTunes is that they aren't the original versions of the movies. Instead they are the "revised" versions done by George Lucas that have significant alterations that were not in the original versions of the films.Yes, some of the special effects are better and I can understand why some people might enjoy that part of the downloadable versions of the films. But special … [Read more...] about iTunes and Star Wars: Thanks but no thanks, Disney!
Storage drive vendors have a tough sell to consumers – after all, just hyping storage capacity really isn’t enough anymore. So we’re starting to see things on hard drives like personalized designs, protection features, network connectivity, additional software (both useful and entertaining), and funky formats. Here’s some of our favorite storage devices that we think would make good holiday gifts. FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (3TB), by SeagateThe drive itself sits on a connector dock, or “desktop adapter”, as Seagate calls it, which houses the power cord and USB interfaces. The adapter is upgradeable to a USB 3.0 variant, which is sold separately. The GoFlex adapters for FireWire 400 and 800 are also available if you want to use those cables.When you back up your data on a PC – using Windows 7, in this instance – you’re able to seamlessly transfer the data to an Apple computer. I tested this by transferring parts of my music … [Read more...] about Storage gift ideas [2010 Cool Yule Tools]
This is it, Star Wars fans, the latest edit of all six Star Wars movies, in full Blu-Ray high definition and surround sound, with three bonus disks containing over 40 hours of deleted scenes, interviews, and extras. So the question becomes: Do you need it? My answer is: Maybe.Product: Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-Ray CollectionNumber of discs: 9Contents: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Archives: Episodes I-III, Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI, The Star Wars DocumentariesFormat: Blu-Ray High Definition Video, AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, WidescreenRated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)Cost: $86.99 on AmazonQuality: Great Scott, is this thing pretty. The picture was never this clear in the theater, let alone on DVD, VHS, or broadcast television. The surround sound mix is perfect (which you'd expect from the originator of THX sound). The space battle … [Read more...] about Geek Gifts 2011: Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-Ray Collection
A long time ago, in a Geekend far, far away — 2006 — we polled our (then quite small) audience about their favorite science fiction and fantasy media franchises. It's time to settle this debate once and for...uh...now.First, some ground rules. To be a true franchise, you have to A) merit a spinoff and B) have an acknowledged interrelated continuity. I like Blake's 7, Fringe, Spider-Man, and James Bond as much as the next guy, but all of those properties are either alone in their singular incarnation, or are so diverse in their reincarnations there's nothing remotely approaching a central, acknowledged canon. Harry Potter, True Blood, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Twilight (shudder), and The Hunger Games may get there, but they aren't iconic franchises yet.And now, the list...10. Babylon 5Its spinoff series, Crusade, may have been smothered in the crib and its made-for-TV spinoff movies may be largely forgotten, but B5 still hangs around with a loyal group of … [Read more...] about The top 10 geek media franchises of all time
Disney has spent an amount of fortune in order to get the rights of Star Wars. The company has tried its best to wipe the slate clean of all the older theories about series and upcoming movies. However it seems that a theories of legendary movie like that of Star Wars die hard. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More The production team has been working rigorously on new stories and characters under the super vision of Lucas Films and Kathleen Kennedy. The new creative team has officially planned a cannon theme and have selected the characters who will be involved in this edition. Thus when new celebrations of Star Wars begun a few weeks back, new rumors came into being as well.The biggest rumors that have risen up included the return of Han Solo and Anakin Skywalker in the new series. With the new movie of the franchise Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the motion, people are expecting so much from it. It was rumored that Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo … [Read more...] about Han Solo And Anakin Skywalker Will Not Appear In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rachel Bilson is going to be a mom! Get the Free Tracker App to find a Nintendo Switch in Stock The Hart of Dixie actress, 32, is expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Hayden Christensen, multiple sources confirms."They've both talked about this for awhile and are so excited," a Bilson insider reports. "Everyone is beyond thrilled for them." This is such an exciting for time for the couple and we know they must be thrilled by the news.Bilson's had babies on the brain for quite some time now. In an interview with Cosmopolitan back in May 2013, the OC alum gushed: "I definitely have family on the brain. Having kids is something I want to see in my future—I hope."The actress is also bound to be an amazing mom given what a good girlfriend she is: "I'm a really good girlfriend—I always put all that first in my life. I'm definitely the person who would make him his favorite dinner to come home to," she told the mag. And friends agree: "They will make wonderful, … [Read more...] about It Has Been Confirmed Rachel Bilson Is Pregnant
Rachel Bilson and her boyfriend Hayden Christensen have welcomed their first child as a couple together according to reports. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock The couple gave birth to a baby girl with a Disney themed name of Briar Rose. The name stems from the 1959 classic Disney movie 'Sleeping Beauty.' The three fairies in the feature animated film call the girl Briar Rose, and was also used in the 1812 story about the Grimm Brothers.Us broke the news back in May that Bilson, 33, and the Star Wars actor, also 33, were expecting a baby. "They've both talked about this for awhile and are so excited," an insider told Us. "Everyone is beyond thrilled for them."Earlier this year, before it was revealed that the former O.C. starlet was expecting, Bilson shared her hopes of having a family in the near future."I've always wanted to be a mom," she told Health magazine. "I have always wanted kids. I can just see this little toddler waddling around the … [Read more...] about Rachel Bilson And Boyfriend Hayden Christensen Welcome Baby Girl