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About a year ago I did a video about how useless Stormtrooper Armour is. After seeing Rogue One, it's even worse.


When I posted my previous video Stormtroopers armour, I got a lot of comments from people who actually defended the armour as being something that was actually pretty useful. Naturally, I disagreed. My argument was that the armour clearly is no defense against blasters and other weapons in the Star Wars Universe.

Most of the comments centered on the fact that nothing can defend a person from a blaster shot, but the armour was a good overall protection from all sorts of physical contact. While that seems like a bit of a stretch, I can understand it, even though you never see any scenes where a Stormtrooper avoided injury because of their armour.

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Welcome Back, Barbarino

Here's a movie I would LOVE to see!


Welcome Back Kotter was one of my favorite TV shows from the 70s and it was the show that gave John Travolta his first big break as Vinny Barbarino, the leader of gang of students in a Brooklyn High School.

The premise of the show was simple. Gabe Kotter, who was a founding member of a gang of students known as the "Sweat Hogs", returns to his old high school as a teacher where he becomes a mentor to a new generation of Sweat Hogs.

His old teacher is now the assistant principal, and he still thinks of Kotter as a thug.

With all the movie and TV reboots, I think it's time we see Welcome Back Kotter go full circle and see another sweathog return to the school as a teacher to mentor a new generation of Sweat Hogs.

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Spamalot, The Movie

They need to make a Spamalot Movie!


Monty Python and The Holy Grail is one of the funniest movies of all time. It was an instant cult classic and 30 years later, it became the inspiration for Spamalot, the hit Broadway musical. It featured dozens of original songs that weren't in the original movie and it was a huge hit on Broadway. It even won the Tony Award for Best New Musical, yet over 12 years later, it's never been made into a movie.

Some of you may be saying, "If Spamalot is based on Holy Grail, why make a new movie?", but that's missing the point. There's a long history of Broadway Musicals based on movies, which were later made into movies... that were based on the musical.

For example, Mel Brooks's 1968 movie The Producers was made into a Broadway Musical, then... [More]

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The Biggest Cliche in Hollywood

Why does EVERY action movie have this cliche?


Just about every action movie I've ever seen ends the same way. The good guys finally beat the bad guys, and as they walk away, somehow the bad guys seem to wake from the dead to attack them one last time. The cliche is used so often that I EXPECT it from every action movie.

Not only is it a cliche, but it's just plain stupid. If you've spent all that time trying to beat the bad guy, why would you walk away without making sure they're really dead? I think writers today have lost all their originality.

You want to see a real twist at the end? Here's something that would surprise audiences even more. The good guy beats the bad guy, and walks into the sunset. The end.

Now THAT'S original.

Movies Shouldn't Use 555 Phone Numbers

Nothing breaks the spell of a movie more than a 555 phone number.


Great movies can take you away to another time and place, and for a little while, you think you're right there with the stars, until somebody in the movie mentions a phone number, and it starts with 555. What an uncreative way to give out a phone number and break the spell.

I just don't get it. By now, everyone knows that 555 is a fake phone number, so when I hear them use it in the middle of a movie, it immediately reminds me it's just a movie, no matter how realistic the movie is.

I realize they're just trying to avoid giving out somebody's real phone number, but there are so many other options that are more creative than 555. For example, why not use letters, like they used to do with old phone numbers.... [More]

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Today's Horror Movies Aren't Scary!

Call me old fashioned, but I think today's horror movies suck.


There's a big difference between the classic horror movies of the past compared to the ones made today. To me, the biggest change is that I simply don't think they're scary.

Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of jump out of your seat moments, but that's not what I'd call a real scare. To me, that's a "Jump Scare", where the essence of the scare was simply that something popped on the screen out of the blue and surprised you. I've never been a fan of that kind of scare. Anyone can do that by simply walking up to you and shouting "BOO!".

By contrast, horror movies in the past were based less on jump scares, and more on genuinely scary premises. For example, Jaws genuinely scared people, not just because th... [More]

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Jedi are Chickens!

When the going get tough, the Jedi get going.


I realize the Jedi are a force for peace, but why the heck do they always seem to run away when they're needed most?

Before Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith came out, the Jedi were portrayed as fearless guardians of the galaxy, capable of fighting anyone, anytime, and anywhere. Everything changed at the end of the film when I suddenly realized, the Jedi are actually chickens.

As the film comes to a close, we see Yoda fighting Emperor Palpatine a/k/a Darth Sidious, while Obi-Wan takes on Anakin Skywalker a/k/a Darth Vader. For the most part, they both did quite well. Obi-Wan beats Anakin, and Yoda handles himself quite well against Palpatine's Dark Force Lightning, but neither of them finish the job.

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Why Did Han Solo Need an Interpreter?

Han Solo didn't have any trouble speaking Greedo and Jabba The Hut in the Original Star Wars...


Here's something that has puzzled me for a long time. In the Original Star Wars, Greedo confronts Han Solo using a language known as Huttese, which is the same language many of the people on Tatooine speak... including Jabba The Hut.

In the Special Edition of Star Wars Episode IV (A New Hope), there's even a scene where Han Solo has a long conversation with Jabba, where Jabba speaks to him entirely in Huttese, and Han speaks Galactic Basic (English). Both speak their own language, and neither one needs an interpreter.

However, in Return Of The Jedi, when Jabba speaks to Han, he uses C-3PO as an interpreter, which is strange, considering Jabba clearly understands Han, and vice v... [More]

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Wouldn't it be great if you could pay a monthly subscription to a REAL movie theater?


There's no doubt about it, Netflix changed the way people watch movies at home. Their subscription model was a revolution in the rental market allowing you to pay one price to watch as many movies as you want from the comfort of your home, but why stop there?

Subscription models are like a buffet restaurant. They loose money on a small number customers who eat more than average, but they make up for it on the customers who eat less, just as Netflix makes up for losses from customers who watch more movies than others.

Subscription movie theaters are another story, because they also earn money from food and drink sales. Bringing more customers into the theater translates directly into inc... [More]

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There are a lot of theories about who Rey's parents are. Here's why I think Luke is the only logical choice.


Ever since the release of Star Wars, Episode VII, The Force Awakens people have come up with all sorts of theories. Most of them are pretty far-fetched, such as Rey being another child of Princess Leia and Han Solo, or that she's either a reincarnation of Anakin or some other Jedi's spirit, but there are some solid reasons why iI think it's Luke.

First of all, unlike the animations, comic books and other movie spin-offs in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, central theme of the core Star Wars Trilogies is the Skywalker family, so the central characters in these trilogies must be a Skywalker. For that reason, if there will be future trilogies beyond Episode IX, they wil... [More]

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The HIDDEN Rebel Base in Star Wars?

If it was so important to keep the location of the HIDDEN Rebel Base a secret, why did Princess Leia make it so easy for the Empire to find it?


Think about it. After enduring hours of torture, Princess Leia still refused to disclose the location of the Rebel Base, which shows you just how important it was to keep it a secret, yet somehow she flew directly to the base, even though she KNEW the Empire was tracking the Millennium Falcon. That's pretty strange.

If somebody was looking for you, and you knew the car you were driving had some kind of tracking device, wouldn't your first move be to get rid of the car as soon as possible? That's exactly what they did. Instead of simply landing on the nearest planet and swapping their ship for one that wasn't being tracked, they flew... [More]

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We all know Han Solo needed his reward money in the Original Star Wars. What happened to it?


This has bugged me for years. If Han Solo knew there was a price on his head, why didn't he find some way to give Jabba The Hutt his reward? After all, having bounty hunters chasing him around the galaxy isn't exactly helpful to the rebellion, especially since he had the reward in his hands.

Think about it. At the end of the Original Star Wars (now known as Episode IV, A New Hope), Han Solo had the reward and was on his way to deliver it to Jabba The Hutt. We know he had a change of heart, and decided to pitch in and destroy the Death Star. Okay. Fine. That took him an extra 5 minutes, at most.

Once the Death Star was gone, all he had to do was bring the money back to Tatooi... [More]

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What's a REAL Star Wars Fan?

Why do so many Star Wars fans make fun of the series?


Even though I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan, I often use my blog to poke fun at some of the strange plot holes and continuity problems in the films. On the surface, some people might wonder if that's because I'm not a "Real Fan", because a real fan wouldn't have anything negative to say about the films. The truth of the matter is only a REAL Star Wars fan would poke fun of the series as much as I do.

This is actually typical of a lot of the biggest fans of the series. Kevin Smith, for example, is one of the biggest Star Wars fans on the planet, yet some of his movies seem to poke fun of the movies. Why is that?

At the heart of it is one simple truth. Only a BIG FAN would care enough to notice all the little quirks in the

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Another Star Wars Question... Shmi Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker had no way to contact his mother, because she was a slave. Or was she?


Here's another interesting mystery from the Star Wars prequels. We know Anakin wasn't able to contact his mother because she was a slave, but in Episode II, we learn that Shmi eventually becomes free, marries Cliegg Lars, then has another son named Owen (Luke's uncle).

This begs the question... Once she was free, why didn't she find a way to contact Anakin at the Jedi Temple on Coruscant? Even if the Lars family lacked a starship, I'm sure there would be a way for a free woman to at least send her son a message. If nothing else, to let him know she's okay... and happily married... and that he now has a half-brother.

Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi's Big Mistake!

One of the key turning points in the third Star Wars Prequel could've changed EVERYTHING for the Jedi.


At the end of Star Wars Episode III, The Revenge of the Sith, there's a scene where Ben / Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda return to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant to re-configure the beacon so that it warns any remaining Jedi not to come back to the Temple. In that scene, Obi-Wan decides to review security camera footage of the previous day so that he could see what happened.

Although Yoda warns him that it would be painful to watch, Obi-Wan he insists he needs to see it with his own eyes and within seconds he not only sees footage of Anakin pledging himself to the Dark Side of The Force, but he even sees him slaying many of the Jedi, including all the Younglings. After viewing the f... [More]

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Why Didn't R2-D2 Recognize Yoda?

Do you remember the scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Luke and R2-D2 first see Yoda? If you've seen the Prequels, you would expect R2-D2 to recognize him, but he doesn't.


The Star Wars Prequels were great films, but there are a few continuity issues, especially concerning the Droids. In a previous post, I mentioned the fact that Ben Kenobi should've recognized R2-D2 and C-3PO in the Original 1977 Star Wars. That particular video generated a lot of debate, but this one is a lot more cut and dry.

Since R2-D2's memory was not erased at the end of Episode III, there is absolutely no reason why R2-D2 wouldn't recognize Yoda when they look for him on Dagobah. When you look at the scene now, it's pretty strange consideri... [More]

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No HUG for Leia in Star Wars?

One thing about the Star Wars movies that I find pretty funny is how George Lucas messes up little things like context, and emotion.


Do you remember the scene right after everyone escapes from the Death Star, and Princess Leia comforts Luke Skywalker after he witnesses the death of Ben Kenobi in a duel with Darth Vader?

It's a classic moment. Luke is devastated and can't believe Ben Kenobi is gone, so Princess Leia comes over, puts a blanket on him and consoles him for his loss. That sounds like the right thing to do. But is it? If you think about it, Luke is grieving for an 80 year old man who he just met that day.

Meanwhile a few hours before Luke's loss of a guy he just met, Princess Leia not only lost her entire family, but her entire planet, including millions of

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If finding the last Jedi was so important in The Force Awakens, why didn't anyone look for Obi-Wan Kenobi?


The entire premise of the newest Star Wars movie was that both sides were desperately looking for Luke Skywalker because he was the last Jedi, and both sides were willing to make great sacrifices to find him.

If this was so important to them, it makes you wonder why nobody was looking for Obi-Wan / Ben Kenobi in the time between Episode III and IV (the original Star Wars). After all, Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader right after a major defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi. You would think that Vader would search the entire galaxy to find him and see revenge, yet there's no indication he even bothered looking for him.

It's not like it would be hard finding him. A... [More]

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Did Luke Skywalker Really Take down the Empire? I don't think so.


I love Star Wars, but the new movie opened up a can of worms because they seemed to be obsessed with finding Luke Skywalker, because everyone felt he was the key to ruling the galaxy. The only problem? It's not true. He had nothing to do with it.

Think about it. At the moment the new Death Star was destroyed, where was Luke? He was on the Death Star with Darth Vader and the Emperor. He wasn't involved in the battle of Endor, and he didn't have anything to do with the outcome which led directly to destroying it.

Although destroying Vader and the Emperor seemed critical to bringing down the Empire, the fact is they would've been killed when the Rebels eventually blew up the Death Star.

This means the t... [More]

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Star Trek Movies Need a Story Arc

Star Trek needs a common thread connecting each movie so people have something to look forward to.


One of the reasons people look forward to Star Wars movies is that regardless of the the plots of each film, there is a much bigger story that unfolds with each new episode. This gives the audience a specific reason for anticipating the next film, even without seeing the trailer.

This is likely because it started out as a TV series, where each episode was a complete story that would be resolved by the end of the hour. Back then, it was uncommon for a prime time show to have a cliffhanger or continuing story. This meant that if you missed an episode, you could still tune in the next week without feeling like you've missed something.

It also meant that the producers could air... [More]

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Darth Vader Will Be Back?

The smartest thing Disney can do is bring back Darth Vader, but how?


There's no doubt about it. Darth Vader is the best movie villain of all time and no matter how much they will try, they will never create another Star Wars villain with the same impact. From the moment I saw his iconic mask, I knew he was the perfect bad guy.

Darth Vader is not only the most recognizable character in Star Wars, he's one of the most recognizable characters in movie history, even among people who've never even seen the films. With such a recognized image, Disney would obviously want to include him in just about every Star Wars movie for generations to come. The trouble is, he's dead, but I don't think that's a problem for the writers.

One way to bring him back would be through a form of... [More]

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I love the original Ian Fleming James Bond novels. Too bad most of them were never made into movies.


Most people know that James Bond movies are based on books and short stories written by Ian Fleming. The funny thing is most of his actual original stories have never been made into movies.

That's because most of the original stories have movies that share the same titles... but literally none of the actual story itself. So even though there were original Ian Fleming stories with titles like Moonraker, A View to a Kill, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Octopussy, none of the movies that share those titles have any resemblance to the original stories. That's a shame, because some of the original stories are pretty good.

Naturally, the only way to actually base a new movie on t

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Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, one thing I know for sure is that certain characters will be around for many years to come.


About a year ago there was a lot of buzz over the trailer for latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens. Fan sites studied each frame of the trailer looking for clues about the plot, creating a wealth of rumors.

One scene in the trailer that sparked a lot of rumors is where Rey is seen standing over what appears to be a dead body... a dead FURRY body. Could it be that Chewbacca was dead? While half the Internet was buzzing about the death of Chewie, I knew there was no chance he was dead. He couldn't be killed. He's a "Perennial" Star Wars character, so there was very little chance he'd be killed off so soon into the newest trilogy.

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Am I the only one who felt bad for Chewbacca when he didn't get a medal after they blew up the Death Star?


We all know the scene. After saving Princess Leia and destroying the Death Star, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo get a heroes welcome as they are presented with shiny gold medals, while everyone, including Chewbacca looks on.

It makes you wonder if there's some form of racism against Wookies?


Think about it. Chewbacca was Han Solo's Co-Pilot, best friend, and his business partner, and he played just as big a part in saving Princess Leia and destroying the Death Star as Han and Luke. Just like his human companions, he fought off Stormtroopers, shot Tie Fighters, and help pilot the Millennium Falcon as it raced to help Luke destroy the Death Star.

Although he didn... [More]

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If you ask me, they didn't exactly hide Luke Skywalker form his father, so why didn't he look for him?


In The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader makes it clear to Luke Skywalker that he knows he is his son, so it raises the question... if he knew Luke was his son, why didn't he look for him sooner?

Think about it. We know Leia was immediately taken away to another planet (Alderaan), and raised as Princess Leia Organa, so that her father couldn't find her, but Luke wasn't exactly hidden. He was taken back to, of all places Anakin's home planet of Tatooine... to be taken care of by his Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen Lars. Since he has no father, Aunt Beru is presumed to be his mother's sister Beru Skywalker Lars.

To top it all off, unlike Leia, they don't even bother changing hi

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Why Does Yoda Use a Cane?

Isn't it strange that Yoda hobbles around using a cane, but he leaps into the air like a ninja when he fights?


Ever since I saw Yoda fight in Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith, I've wondered why Yoda uses a cane. Up until that point he seemed to hobble along like a 900 year old man. That's probably because he's over 900 years old, but the point is when he got into a fight with Count Dooku, he was able to drop the can and fly around like a ninja.

At that point in the film, I fully expected to see the Jedi Master defeat Dooku using nothing but The Force, either by lifting himself or other objects into space, and perhaps disarming him with the sheer power of his mind. As it turns out, he whips out his Lightsaber and fights him in a traditional dual of strength and agi... [More]

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Stormtroopers in Star Wars are like Redshirts in Star Trek. They drop like flies.


Have you ever wondered why the Imperial Stormtroopers in Star Wars wear useless armor? Anyone who's ever seen the movies know the armor doesn't seem to offer any sort of protection, especially from things like blasters.

You would think that all that armor would have some kind of purpose other than making them look cool. The rebels don't wear armor, and there's a good reason for that. Stormtrooper armor is bulky, inflexible, and of course, useless.

There's even a scene in the original Star Wars where Luke Skywalker says "I can't see a thing in this helmet." The line was originally an ad lib because Mark Hamill acknowledged just how hard it was to see out of the helmet. So, not only is the... [More]

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What's the point of showing movie credits if you can't read them?


We get it. Networks don't expect anyone to have the patience to sit through 8 minutes of boring credits, so they will do anything they can to avoid showing them, and moving on to the next program. The most common technique is to shrink the credits to a tiny box on the bottom of the screen and play them at 90 miles per hour.

At that size and speed, there is absolutely no chance anyone can read them.

Personally, I think they should show the all the original credits, just as they were when they were originally created. Not only does this give each of the people who worked on the movie or show the credit they deserve, but it also gives the audience a chance to take a break, and even enjoy the music.

The mai... [More]

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Why Star Wars Is NOT Science Fiction

Many people say Star Wars is the greatest science fiction movie of all time, which is odd, because it's not science fiction.


I'm a big science fiction fan. I've read tons of SciFi books over the years and there's one thing that's common to most science fiction, an essence of scientific plausibility in most of the story itself.

For example, Back to the Future is great science fiction, because although it may not be believable that a mad scientist from 1985 could build a time machine out of a car, the concept of time travel itself is actually possible, according to the laws of physics.

Star Wars, on the other hand has The Force, which is a magical power that some people use to lift things up, control and read people's minds, and even zap people with lightning bolts from thei... [More]

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Why No Hug For Chewbacca?

Isn't it odd that Princess / General Leia greeted Rey with a big hug at a particularly sensitive moment... but there was no hug for Chewbacca?


In the latest Star Wars movie, (Episode VII, The Force Awakens), there's a moment that still has me scratching my head. It comes right after the Millennium Falcon returns to the Resistance Base without Han Solo, who was killed by his son Ben / Kylo Ren.

Just after the Falcon lands, we see Leia give Rey a big hug, which is pretty strange considering two things. First, she's never met Rey before that moment, and second, she doesn't seem to give any attention to Chewbacca, even though they've got over 40 years of history together.

Chewbacca just lost his best friend and Leia just lost her husband. Clearly, if anyone should be embracin... [More]

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Believe it or not, some people have never seen Star Wars.


I take it for granted that everyone's seen Star Wars, but the fact is, some people haven't seen it, and there's a good reason. It's rarely on TV, and they may not be the kind of people who invest in buying DVDs or BluRay Discs, especially for movies they've never seen before.

Think about it. If you didn't see the original when it was in theaters in 1977, there were very few chances to see it unless you were willing to purchase a copy.

Since some people rarely purchase movies, that means they probably haven't seen it. That's a shame.


Unfortunately, now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, the chances of seeing it on regular TV are even smaller, because Disney has a history of holding back when it comes... [More]

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Why Aren't There Any Talking Zombies?

Zombies are cool. Talking Zombies would be even better.


There have been countless movies and TV shows featuring zombies, but what you never see are talking zombies. It's been that way since the 60s, when Night Of The Living Dead, the first major zombie movie was released.

Ever since then just about every zombie movie has followed the same basic formula. Dead people wake up, and start walking around looking for people to eat. Most of them walk very slowly, and for the most part, they dress alike. Apparently being dead also means your clothing should have lots of holes in them. For those who were dead for years, I could understand that, but most zombies are the recently dead, so they should look pretty well dressed, but I digress.

I think a talking zombie would be far... [More]

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Just Call it Star Wars

I hate when people call the original Star Wars "A New Hope"!


When Star Wars was released in 1977, it had only one name, "Star Wars". When The Empire Strikes Back was released, audiences were caught off guard when the opening titles began with "Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back". This immediately implied that the first movie was actually Episode IV, and that there were 3 missing parts that would eventually proceed it.

Regardless of this revelation, for all practical purposes, Star Wars was still... Star Wars, until they eventually released the original movie on VHS and they felt compelled to slap an "Episode IV" on it to make it official. While I can understand that, they also slipped in a new title "A New Hope".

For what it's worth, I and other people old enough to rem... [More]

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Portable Music and Movie Purchases

When you buy something digital, it should be yours to use on whatever platform you like.


When it comes to digital media, the concept of "ownership" no longer means what it used to be. As the demand for digital media continues to grow, companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sony, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart are all investing heavily in building platforms to sell digital media. The question is... who owns it?

Before the digital revolution, you went to a store and purchased your copy of a book, magazine, movie or record. It was a simple transaction. As soon as you left the store, you could do whatever you wanted to with your purchase. It was your copy.

Unfortunately, buying a digital copy of your favorite media is an entirely different experience. For example, i... [More]

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Movie Theater Subscriptions

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Netflix for Movie Theaters?


Wouldn't it be great if your Netflix subscription also let you see the latest movies in the theaters? While it may sound a bit far fetched, it's actually pretty practical. You pay a flat monthly rate, and you can see as many movies per month as you want.

Like most subscription services there's going to be some people using it more than others, but it all balances out in the end. Even if some of the customers decide to see two movies per day, chances are the theater will still make a profit by selling drinks, popcorn, and other snacks.

Subscribers simply log in to an App or a website to order tickets and pick them up at the theater. It's that easy.

VUDU For Apple TV

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Why isn't VUDU available on Apple TV?


Back in the 90s, I made the mistake of buying a lot of DVDs because they were clearly superior to VHS, and I assumed I would never want anything better. When HDTV, Blu-Ray, and streaming services came along, I suddenly realized my entire library was quickly becoming out of date, so I stopped buying DVDs.

Rather than re-purchase all my movies in Blu-Ray, I decided to give Walmart's VUDU service a try. Besides giving you the option to purchase HD movies that your can stream online, VUDU allows you to pop your original DVD into your computer, then pay $2 to add the same movie to your VUDU account. They even let you upgrade your old DVD version to full HD for $5, so I started getting HD versions of some of my favorite movies.

So now I

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Did Han Solo Shoot First?


An artist works on a painting for two years, then hangs it in a gallery, where everyone praises it as a masterpiece. Would it be wrong of the artist to remove the painting from the gallery 20 years later, and make changes before putting it back on display? After all, it was HIS painting.

That's exactly what George Lucas did when he released "Special Editions" of all three films. Unlike most re-released films, he didn't simply re-master them with better sound and color reproduction, he made quite a lot of changes to the films, including adding additional visual effects, and even a few new scenes.

If you watch them side by side, some of the changes are pretty drastic. They added a lot of computer generated creatures who walk around in familiar sc... [More]

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Think Like a Jedi

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Awaken the Force Inside You.


I was 12 years old when the original Star Wars was released in 1977. To say I was an instant fan is an understatement. I was obsessed with it.

Like many people who grew up in that era, the fascination with Star Wars went way beyond simply enjoying the action scenes or the special effects. What attracted me most was the idea of being a "Jedi".

To me, there were 5 kinds of people in the movie:

1. Good Guys.

2. Bad Guys.

3. Really Good Guys.

4. Really Bad Guys.

5. Scoundrels.

The majority of the characters were Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Scoundrels. Most of the Good Guys were Rebels, and most of the bad guys were Stormtroopers, so it was easy to tell them apart.

What made the movie special was that there were only a few "

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James Franco, the Next Iron Man?

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James Franco is the perfect actor to play Iron Man / Tony Stark.


When they announced that Robert Downey Jr. would play the part of Tony Stark, a lot of people were surprised. Downey was a bit of a risk because he wasn't known for action movies. To compound things, he also had a reputation as one of Hollywood's "Bad Boys" by frequently getting into trouble both on the set and in his personal life.

He proved everyone wrong. His smart-ass Playboy attitude was just right for the role and he went on to make 2 top grossing sequels and a key part of the successful Avengers movies.

Like most super heroes, he will eventually need to pass the torch to another actor... James Franco should be at the top of the list of possible replacements.


What makes Iron Man so unique is t... [More]

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Like many fans of the original TV show, I HATE the Tom Cruise movies.


Full disclosure. I've only seen one of the new Mission: Impossible movies. That's the point.

As somebody who grew up watching the original Mission: Impossible TV series, I was thrilled when I heard about the 1996 movie version staring Tom Cruise. As I watched the movie, my enthusiasm for the movie turned to hate. True hate. It was sickening.

Unlike most movie adaptations, Tom Cruise decided it would be a good idea to have none of the original characters, and make the original hero of the show into the villain. What a jackass.


Fans of the original TV show remember Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, the leader of an elite team of covert government agents who take on all sorts of bad guys. In every e... [More]

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A Spamalot Movie

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Monty Python's Spamalot should be made into a movie.


When Monty Python and the Holy Grail came out in 1975, it became a one of the biggest cult classics of all time. Forty years later, millions of people still talk it and it spawned a hugely successful Broadway musical, winning the 2005 Tony award for Best Musical.

Although Spamalot is based on Monty Python's and the Holy Grail, I think that a film version of the musical is way past due. It's been over 10 years now, and there still isn't any talk of a movie.

It's not unusual for a movie to be made into a Broadway Musical, then return to the big screen as a movie adaption of the musical. In fact, it's quite common. Hairspray started out as an obscure John Waters movie, before becoming a Broadway Musical which led to the m... [More]

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