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Live Long and May the Force Be With You

You’ve memorized every word of dialogue from every Star Wars film. (Okay – so maybe just the first three not those pitiful prequels and what is it with those Ewoks? Seriously – three-foot-tall talking chipmunks? What was George Lucas thinking?)

You’ve seen every episode of the original Star Trek, The Next Generation, and all the films including the reboot and pretended you can do that cool neck pinch that Spock does.

You’ve lain awake at night wondering if it’s all over and what, if anything, can ever recapture that magic.

Wonder no longer.

Lucasfilm, J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures are proud to announce an unprecedented collaboration.

Coming soon to a big screen near you: “Star Trek Wars IV” (followed by Star Trek Wars V, VI, I, II, and III).

Exploding at warp speed into a galaxy far, far away, comes the extraordinary story of a band of Jedi Knights boldly going where no man has gone before.

Their light sabers extinguished by a strange, unknown force, they must arm themselves only with phasers and photon torpedoes as they explore strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations, ever alert for signs of the growing power of the dark side.

Watch as James T. Skywalker subdues a Klingon with only his mind tricks!

See Chewbacca and Han Spock push the Enterprise to its limit at they evade a marauding jazz band named “Count Dooku and the Sith“!

Be amazed when Princess Uhura captures an entire squadron of Romulans with only her trusty X-wing starfighter and plucky side-kick R2Sulu!

All this and more starting June 2013!

Coming in June 2014, from Wingnut Films, Peter Jackson launches the first installment of his three-part epic: “Space Lord of the Rings.”

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Best. Worst. Movie. Ever.

I used to think it was Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, which didn’t really qualify because it was intentional and to be a really good bad movie, the first requirement is that it doesn’t know it’s bad.  Like the George W. Bush presidency, it must have delusions of adequacy.

Burlesque is in this category. As is Showgirls. Battlefield Earth. Plan 9 from Outer Space. Any movie starring Clint Eastwood. (I don’t care how much you love “Dirty Harry”, Clint has the emotional range of a grape. And he plays the same character in each one. A squinting, tough as nails, man of few words cop, cowboy, soldier, trainer. Haven’t you noticed?)

I thought I’d seen them all. But I was wrong.

I knew the first 30 seconds of Hercules in New York just how wrong I’d been. This movie was in a class by itself. Not just a new class, this movie took “bad” to a whole new level.

Starring a  young cyborg named Arnold Schwarzenegger (in his film debut) as Hercules and a cast of still unknown for the most part bit character actors, it has to be seen to be believed. Really. From the man in the bear suit, to major characters vanishing from the film with no explanation, to the original movie dubbing over Arnold’s monotone delivery (the original inspiration for The Terminator) with a human voice who could speak English. (Really. Trailer here.) Possibly because of skeptics who questioned whether a Greek demi-god would talk with a heavy Austrian accent.

Beg borrow or steal a copy. In the dubbed and undubbed versions. Get your friends together. Add some popcorn.

It’s more fun than watching Cher try to move her overly taut facial muscles.