It's a common behavior of Star Wars fans: canonize the original trilogy, and get all hater-y on the screw-ups in Episodes I-III. But if the mistakes made in the second trilogy weren't so completely soul-crushing and legacy-altering, then people wouldn't be bitching about them to this day -- and keep ... More >>
I'm among the petulant grumblers about super-popular movies getting prequels, gaining sequels and being retrofitted to appeal to current fans while grabbing up new fans with sexy, glammy, glitzy things like turbo-hottie actors and actresses and the expensive magic of CGI. But I grumble because I car ... More >>
Since first emerging in the mid '80s, The Cult (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) has gone through some lineup changes and been on a few breaks. Through it all, the band's core members, frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, have continued to churn out some heavy records, including 2 ... More >>
Father's Day is Sunday. That's free.While most of us will be enjoying our Saturday by getting rowdy at the Westword Music Showcase, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to get thrifty with around the rest of the city. Well, provided you're into things like Pride Fest, Star ... More >>
This is the smug grin you make when you no longer give a shit.Johnny Depp gotta eat. And pay his mortgage. And Disney pays very well. Maybe that explains why he looks so thoroughly bored in the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening tomorrow. Captain Jack Sparrow was endeari ... More >>
When George Lucas created Star Wars he had no idea it was going to become the phenomenon that it did. In fact, if it wasn't for the dedicated merchandising work of Howard Roffman that caused the resurgence of popularity, we may not have ever seen revival of the brand. However, where there is ... More >>
Not-Leia & Not-Han.Today is Star Wars Day -- a date celebrated with the phrase "May the Fourth be with you." Get it? Over at our Show and Tell blog, Thorin Klosowski marks the occasion with a collection of weird Star Wars memorabilia. But we didn't want to be left out. So unleash your inner g ... More >>
Tron: Legacy, hittin' the streets on DVD and bluray yesterday, was supposed to be a coup of geekery. A sequel no one really wanted but diehard fans of a box office flop from 1982; it got made anyway -- and against all odds, it looked like awesome 3D geeknip. Jeff Bridges was back and young due to ad ... More >>
The Fourth is with him.I don't know who came up with the idea for this day. But seriously: genius. And why not celebrate it in a way that not only allows you to indulge your love of all things Star Wars, but also helps you identify who exactly is on your same Jedi-wavelength? Seriously, eve ... More >>
My experience with poetry slams is almost nonexistent, so someone tell me: Do most poetry slams feature awkward rap battles between goofy white guys named Lando Calrhymian and MC ChewRocka, meditation on Gungan penis, and appearances by a a marching band led by Boba Fett? Because the George Lucas ... More >>
Just a few weeks into the new year, and already it's shaping up to be a good one for the Swayback. Just received word from Eric Halborg, who's celebrating the birth of his brand-new baby (congrats!), that the band has licensed two of its songs. "All Bad News," a newer track, is slated to appear in a ... More >>
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