Disney/Star Wars Podcast Roundup

Posted 5 years ago by Movies


Since the big news about Disney acquirnig LucasFilm hit the net last week, I’ve been consuming news and rumors as much as I can. Rob, Tim, and I already recorded an episode of Bubble Pipe Theater about the future of Star Wars, and I’ve been listening to lots of other podcasts to get as many geeks’ opinions as possible.

I know a lot of you are over this already, but I’m sure there are lots of you that like hearing the discussion about the future of Star Wars and wouldn’t mind a curated list of podcast episodes. Below are the shows I’ve listened to already, but feel free to let me know of any I missed, and I’ll update this post with new episodes.
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Kick Off the Christmas Season with The Muppets

Posted 5 years ago by Movies

Halloween is over and you know what that means, it’s Christmas time. Well, not technically, but according to the laws of retail, tis the season. Rather than be a Scrooge I’m going to embrace Christmas early this year, and with The Muppet Christmas Carol being released on Blu-ray for the first time, I’m ready.

It also helps having a new video of the Muppet Chickens ‘singing’ a Christmas carol.

What about you? Are you ready for the holidays or are you one of the not-until-after-Thanksgiving people?

Go See ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

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Wreck-it Ralph Cast

Seriously. Go see it, you’ll love it. I didn’t think I was going to get to see it this weekend but I’m glad I did. It’s crazy funny, has a lot of heart, and is one of the most fun movies I’ve seen in years. The use of actual game characters isn’t as big a part of the story as the ads make you think, and that’s a good thing. The game worlds they created for the movie are great, and there’s plenty of gaming humor thrown in.

The characters are awesome and the casting is perfect. John C. Reilly was born to be Ralph, and the supporting characters are just as funny. Sarah Silverman’s character might get on some people’s nerves, but I thought she was hilarious. The story is actually a little more surprising than you’d expect in an animated movie, and the villain is executed perfectly.

We saw a late show packed with adults and a few kids, and the place went wild the whole time. Lots of huge laughs and tons of nods to gaming and geek culture. There’s even a tiny TMNT cameo at the beginning.

Make sure to get there early to catch the gorgeous new Disney short Paperman, a CG/Hand-drawn blend that I could have watched for two hours.

Kudos to Disney for beating Pixar this year. I liked Brave a lot, but Wreck-It Ralph was amazing. I plan on seeing it again very soon, and you can expect a full review in podcast form too.

Go see it!

Some Thoughts on Disney Buying Star Wars

Posted 5 years ago by Movies

Disney Star Wars

I don’t think any of us were prepared for the biggest entertainment news of the decade yesterday, but when it broke the Internet almost exploded. I know I probably lost a few followers on Twitter because I couldn’t stop spouting off thoughts. First off, as a former obsessive Star Wars fan who’s grown incredibly jaded the past few years, I’m insanely excited about Disney buying LucasFilm.
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Wait, There’s a LEGO Batman Movie?

Posted 5 years ago by Movies

No, I’m not talking about the (hopefully) awesome actual-movie that comes out in 2014, I’m talking about a direct-to-Blu-ray movie in the same vein as the LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace thing that was way better than it needed to be.

I didn’t recognize many voice actors but Clancy Brown was definitely Lex Luthor, which makes me happy. This comes out in early 2013 and I can’t wait.

Seeing Superman be a dick in LEGO form sounds fun.

Via The Mary Sue