With all of my recent Star Wars posts, I started thinking about how important the scores of those films are. Then I started thinking about how important the music is for other films. So I came up with a Top Ten List of Movie Scores. This is a personal list of favorites of course, and […]Read more "The Importance of Being Music"
During my review of Return of the Jedi, I made passing reference to the fact that I had blogged about the addition of Hayden Christensen as the ghost of Anakin Skywalker at the end. Partially because I’m still unsure when http://www.starwars.com will wise up and clean out their servers, it motivated me to pick up […]Read more "Flashback Blog: Blue Ghosts and You"
This is a thought that’s been cooking in my head for a while, which was triggered again when I wrote the other blog about my girls watching The Clone Wars. More than once, I’ve encountered people chastising the violence in the show, stating that it’s shocking to them that it’s rated TV-PG when so much […]Read more "Won’t Someone Think of the Children?"
I love Star Wars. Contrary to popular belief, not in an unhealthy way. At one time in the distant past, I bordered on unhealthy obsession. Those were times colored by tremendous social anxieties and mounting insecurities. I went to the first three Star Wars Celebration festivals, which were really just big promo conventions to get […]Read more "The Moments I Never Counted on Having"
Pound for pound, Van Halen was at one time one of the greatest musical groups alive. They helped lead America out of the Disco era and into the eighties, when tremendously talented acts like Journey, U2 and Ozzy Osbourne roamed the arenas with abandon. It was back when Bruce Springsteen was still relevant and at […]Read more "Why Van Halen Was Better with Sammy Hagar"
While writing my review of The Empire Strikes Back, I quipped that sequels usually follow the Law of Diminishing Returns. I then made a passing reference that for me, the Star Trek movie series starts with Star Trek II, since “who really wants to start with The Motion Picture?” That got me to thinking about […]Read more "Rebooting Star Trek"
It’s a dark time for book lovers. Borders Books is going into bankruptcy. Stores where I’ve spent a great deal of time, including one I visited very frequently in college, are being closed and they’re in danger of going the way of Blockbuster. It’s like saying farewell to an old friend, frankly. I don’t want […]Read more "Bail Out Borders!"