“Intergalactic” by the Beastie Boys

During the summer of 1998 there was an invasion from outer space that could be heard on radios all over the world . . . May 12th, 1998 saw the release of the song “Intergalactic” by US hip-hop band the Beastie Boys from their album Hello Nasty.

A Curse by Any Other Name: Faux-Profanity

Sometimes bad language makes good storytelling. What would the end of Gone With the Wind be without Rhett’s final line? Stephen King would have to work even harder to meet his daily word count. Die Hard might as well be a silent film without the creatively vulgar heroism of John McClane.

J.J. Abrams, Fate, and the Force: Predicting Abrams’ Influence on Episode 8

The bad news is: J. J. Abrams isn’t going to direct Star Wars Episode 8. The good news is: he’s set the wheel in motion, and when Abrams shoves in one direction, subsequent writers and directors are bound to follow a similar course. Mostly. What’s more, we know that Abrams likes the postulated script for […]

The Tragedy of Kylo Ren

Spoilers? Why, yes, we’ve got several The Force Awakens SPOILERS in this post! I’m glad you asked 🙂 But seriously? Why haven’t you seen it yet? At this time, ten days after it was officially released, the only people that are forgiven for not having seen this film are the people who don’t like Star Wars, and […]

The Failure of Captain Phasma

We have no intention of ruining your Star Wars – The Force Awakens viewing experience, so if you haven’t seen the film yet please DO NOT READ this post until you’ve seen the film . . . Having seen it in both 3D and regular, we definitely recommend seeing it in 3D, preferably IMAX 3D. Okay, […]

Spoiler Free Star Wars Review

While there are few ways to celebrate the new Star Wars in such a distinctly Cincy style, all of us gathered on B.B. Riverboat’s flagship, Belle of Cincinnati, know that this is nothing more than a grand distraction. Gliding down the Ohio River, grazing from a buffet of renamed finger foods (Padawan Pizzas, anyone?), and […]

“Obi Wan . . . You ARE the Father!”

Recently a certain section of the hive mind collective unconscious of the internet noticed a striking similarity between two actors . . . Ewan McGregor in Revenge of the Sith (2005) and Mark Hamill in The Force Awakens (2015), and this has ignited creative theories that Obi Wan Kenobi could have been Luke’s REAL father!

An interview with Itt – Felix Silla at the All Night Flea Market

It was recently this writer’s privilege and pleasure to have a chat with the actor, stuntman, and circus performer, Felix Silla.  This was during the Zurko Promotions, All Night Flea Market, in Wheaton, Illinois.

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