While I wasn’t interested in it for most of its run, I’ve become a late-to-the-game fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars thanks to the fact that my kids love it. It’s part of my long game to get them hooked on Star Wars so I can show them the original trilogy right before the new one begins in 2015. But I’m willing to bet there are plenty of grown-up Clone Wars fans who want more than just the episodes. If you’ve got a craving to dive into the world and making of The Clone Wars, you’ll want to set course for the WBShop, where you can currently grab the Blu-ray collector’s set of seasons 1 – 5 for less than $90. That’s $20 below the initial 27% markdown WBShop already had on the set.
The truth is back then.
Here’s what happened after The Peacekeeper Wars.
Look upward, and share the wonders I’ve seen…
From watching the trailers for Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, we’ve learned that Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) has been travelling with the seven-foot-tall alien tree Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and that the two BFFs have been working together for some time. They’re certain to have some adventures over the course of the movie itself, but, especially after you hear about their rap sheets, you know they’ve had plenty of adventures on their own before hooking up with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and the others. Because Marvel still does publish comic books, you may have forgotten that, they’re putting out a one-off that follows the two space outlaws, and we have a new look at some of the artwork.
In addition to the new book, Rocket also has a solo title set to coincide with Free Comic Book Day—which happens to fall on Saturday, May 3 this year—and that will precede a new ongoing title from writer and artist Skottie Young which kicks off in July. July will also see the release of the novel Rocket Raccoon and Groot Steal the Galaxy by Dan Abnett. Because Guardians of the Galaxy isn’t one of their more widely known titles, Marvel is doing just about everything they can think of to give audiences some idea of what they’re getting into.
The months from January to April are usually filled with theatrical Hollywood releases that aren’t exciting enough to make the summer blockbuster schedule, but also aren’t critically promising enough to find a late fall release. This year alone has had such clunkers as I, Frankenstein, Pompeii, and Renny Harlin’s Hercules, all movies with just the right amount of quality to land them in front of Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, and whatever human happens to be hosting Mystery Science Theater 3000 that week. This far-fetched idea may one day become a reality, however, as MST3K co-founder Joel Hodgson has a plan to bring the cult series back to its rabid audience after 15 years of retirement. It’s like The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, if you replaced the brain with an amazing television show.
If you haven’t figured out that director Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Godzilla reboot is near the top of our list of most-anticipated movies of the year, you haven’t been paying attention. Not even close attention, just any attention at all. And if you didn’t know that Godzilla is happening at all, then you must have been asleep, because there has been a constant barrage of marketing, including what seems like a thousand new TV spots. And because there haven’t been enough, here are the latest two. We still have almost a month until the film hits, so you have to wonder what the final tally will be, because these things are dropping damn near every day at this point.
Most of the TV ads for Godzilla have followed a certain pattern. One of the characters has a voiceover, the same bits of footage you’ve seen many times are strung together in a different order, and near the end we finally get a glimpse of the King of the Monsters himself. And this video falls into that exact routine. Elizabeth Olsen’s Elle Brody hasn’t had her moment in the sun thus far, but she now is her chance, and you catch a glimpse of her family life, complete with husband and Godzilla hunter Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and their child.
Because we can never hear enough news about J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, and because at times it feels like we’ll never know anything, it’s nice to finally have something pretty solid to report. Disney chairman Alan Horn recently ventured to London and dropped a few bits of news about shooting, casting, the budget, and potential future release dates.
It was Horn himself who, a few weeks ago, surprised the world by saying that the film has already started filming, and now, in an interview with Bloomberg, he offered up a few more details. Principal photography hasn’t started, which we all sort of figured, but the second unit has in fact been shooting in Abu Dhabi. We recently learned that the island nation-state will serve as the new stand-in for the traditional Skywalker home world of Tatooine—it was Tunisia in previous films. Horn also confirms that in addition to this location, the bulk of the shoot will take place at Pinewood Studios in London, England.
You might not be able to tell from the hyper-sarcastic tone I take anytime the subject comes up, but I truly love it when people think they’ve discovered an animal that (for all intents and purposes) don’t exist. Not only does it spice up the news cycle, but it causes critical thinkers to raise their voices above the insanity that is the rest of the Internet. This happened recently when people went berserk over an image pulled from Apple Maps that was indisputable proof of the Loch Ness Monster…until it was easily disputed as something unrelated to the Loch Ness Monster.
The satellite shot of Loch Ness looks like a perfectly normal image, at least until you zoom in a bunch, making the weird wavy lines appear, signifying either small waves of some kind or the outline of one of the most popular mythological creatures in modern times. Which is more likely?