Top 5 Star Wars Characters Recast

If we were to recast the characters of Star Wars into new movies today, in what movies would they appear?

Darth Vader in “The Expendables III”

1. Darth Vader would reappear with the Joker, Hannibal Lecter, Lord Voldemort, Norman Bates and Michael Corleone as a part of the villainous recast of “The Expendables”.

 

Han Solo in “Armageddon Remade”

2. Han Solo would appear in “Armageddon Remade” in which Harrison Ford and Bruce Willis die in a fiery death together, saving the world from unknown asteroids and leaving young women swooning at their aging manliness.

 

Princess Leia in “Cathouse the Movie”

3. Princess Leia would star in a movie version of HBO’s series “Cathouse” wherein geeky young men would be able to not just “pretend” they were sleeping with Princess Leia, but would shockingly actually sleep with Princess Leia. Preferably the young version, right out of the movie.

 

Obi Wan in “Celebrity Rehab the Movie”

4. Obi Wan would reappear on a movie version of Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab, offering life counciling for those poor adrift celebs that can’t seem to get or stay straight. His sage wisdom may not have helped Anakin, but certainly the celebs should benefit from some “let the force be with you”.

 

Yoda in “ET II”

5. Yoda would join the cast of E.T. II saying things like “phone home, you must”.   They would both ride off into the sunset together, moving to Massachusetts where they could have their relationship legally recognized. And, by the way, if that seems like “not that far of a stretch”, that’s because ET did actually appear in Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace.

5 Best Movies on Blu-Ray

The way technology seems to operate today, Blu-Ray movies could be obsolete by tomorrow morning, before you finish your Frosted Flakes. But for now, there is no home-cinematic technology that comes close to displaying the crystal clear picture and sound quality that Blu-Ray DVD’s offer. With an ever growing collection of new releases and classics upgraded to Blu Ray every day, you can now enjoy hundreds of movies in near perfect quality. We’re not kidding- Blu Ray DVD’s are simply stunning. But like everything in life, some are better than others. And we’re here to tell you the 5 Best Movies that you can purchase on Blu-Ray DVD.

 

1. Planet Earth Box Set (10 Episodes)

There is probably no better way to show off your new, shiny High-Def TV and Blu-Ray player that you mortgaged the house for than the Planet Earth series from the BBC and Discovery Channel.  This 10 Episode series documents the natural world from every corner of our planet. The footage is truly breathtaking, and with the Blu-Ray DVD, you will feel like there are plants and animals roaming around in your living room. We seriously recommend this set for any nature lover, and although it pains us, we would give the nod to the English version narrated by David Attenborough, rather than the American version done by Sigourney Weaver.


2. Avatar

We’re not sure if James Cameron was waiting for the filming technology to evolve to shoot Avatar in his vision, or just waiting for Blu-Ray to come out, but thank goodness they both happened at around the same time. Seeing Avatar in the movie theaters three years ago seriously pushed the limits on what I expected to see after paying $50 on a date out to the movies. But with Blu-Ray, the experience is not lost while on the couch in your underwear. The combination of fantastic CGI scenes and live-action helps this movie reach our number 2 spot. The expansive aerial battles between the RDA and Na’Vi’s look and sound so good, this movie is a necessity in your Blu-Ray collection. You’ll get a ton of extra bonus footage and features with the special Blu-Ray edition, and it is well worth the expense if 3 hours of Avatar was not enough for you.

3. Black Hawk Down

         ”Super 61 is down. We got a bird down in the city. Super 61 is on the deck now”

Black Hawk Down is the ultimate guy movie, and nothing changed when the film was ported to Blu-Ray Dvd. You’ll notice the high quality sound that the technology affords while bullets and RPG’s are wizzing by you- while your still sitting on the couch in your undies. The whirring of the Black Hawk blades will give you goosebumps, and Josh Hartnett and Orlando Bloom look just as good bad in Blu-Ray as they did on the big screen. Right. Anyway, the quality of sound and story help make this movie Number 3 on our list.

4. Toy Story 3

You’ll probably have to throw some clothes on for this one, but Toy Story 3 makes our list for a couple of reasons. The story is awesome; yeah, yeah- usually the third installment of a series is a complete failure, but we promise that this one is an exception. You’ll have a blast with the same gang of Andy’s toys as they try to break out from daycare. Aside from nostalgia, the picture quality of Pixar’s most famous film franchise’s third movie is excellent. Crystal Clear CGI leads the way as Toy Story 3 takes the cake for animated movie quality. Never has Bo-Peep looked so good, or Buzz for that matter. You won’t be disappointed in the finale of this great franchise.

5. Apocalypse Now

Not that anyone would want to relive 1969 Vietnam, but if you did, you could just as easily pick up Apocalypse Now on Blu-Ray and enjoy the mission from the couch. The re-release of Apocaplypse Now on Blu-Ray is a must have for any war movie buff, and makes our list at Number 5. The explosions and battles look and feel better than ever, and if your a true Apocalypse fan, there is a ton of extra footage added over the 40 plus years since its original release.

 

The Film Map: Over 900 Movies in One Location

This is a must-have item for any die-hard movie buff with an empty space on their bedroom wall. UK-based design studio Dorothy has created the Film Map, a map featuring over 900 movie titles as the names of roads, buildings, ponds and parks. This stunning and inventive piece comes after Dorothy’s Song Map, another cultural map which was much the same but with song titles replacing film titles.

“A street map made up of over 900 film titles including cinema classics such as Lost Highway, On the Waterfront, Jurassic Park, Reservoir Dogs, Carlito’s Way, Nightmare on Elm Street, Valley of the Dolls and Chinatown,” says the official Dorothy site. “The Map, which is loosely based on the style of a vintage Los Angeles street map has its own Hollywood Boulevard and includes districts dedicated to Hitchcock and Cult British Horror movies. Like most cities it also has its own Red Light area. There’s an A-Z key at the base of the Map listing all the films featured with their release dates and names of the directors.”

Check out images of the Film Map below, and maybe even buy one over on the official Dorothy site, where it’s selling for a measly £25 plus p&p (around $50 for US readers). Also, if you ever find the magical location displayed in the map, make sure you steer clear of Jurassic Park – things may get a little messy there. [Read more...]

Thomas Jane Takes on #DirtyLaundry

What’s the difference between justice and punishment? #DirtyLaundry

Thomas Jane has put together a 1o minute work of art, released today and titled #DirtyLaundry.   On Twitter today, he states, ”I wanted to make a fan film for a character I’ve always loved and believed in – a love letter to Frank Castle & his fans. It was an incredible experience with everyone on the project throwing in their time just for the fun of it. It’s been a blast to be a part of from start to finish — we hope the friends of Frank enjoy watching it as much as we did making it.”  Enjoy!

That’s No Moon… It’s a Ping Pong Ball!

That broken sphere up there, that’s no moon. It’s a Death Star. Or, to be more specific, it’s the incomplete Death Star II, the second iteration of the intergalactic battle station, built by the villainous Galactic Empire after the smaller Death Star I was triumphantly blown to smithereens by Jedi apprentice Luke Skywalker at the end of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.”

Since it first appeared on cinema screens in 1977, the Death Star has become an iconic image of science-fiction cinema, initially made famous by Alec Guinness’ ominous line, “That’s no moon. It’s a space station.” Well, now it’s about to become that little bit more famous, thanks to Japanese internet user tatumaru5963. Y’see, Mr(s). tatumaru5963 has intricately created his/her own miniature Death Star II, using just a ping pong ball and card stock.

The creator of this mini masterpiece provided some commentary on his/her glorious creation, as reproduced here thanks to the wonders of online translators: “Things repeatedly cutting the ping-pong ball, plastic board was finely cut of 0.2, we reproduce the internal structure.”

Umm, yeah. Check out pictures of the mini Death Star II below. [Read more...]