R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-7rXTB5H_o

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/movies/carrie-fisher-dead-star-wars-princess-leia.html?_r=0

Carrie Fisher, Child of Hollywood and ‘Star Wars’ Royalty, Dies at 60

December 27, 2016

Carrie Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter who brought a rare combination of nerve, grit and hopefulness to her most indelible role, as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie franchise, died on Tuesday morning. She was 60.

A family spokesman, Simon Halls, said Ms. Fisher died at 8:55 a.m. She had a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday and had been hospitalized in Los Angeles.

“Star Wars,” released in 1977, turned her overnight into an international movie star. The film, written and directed by George Lucas, traveled around the world, breaking box-office records. It proved to be the first installment of a blockbuster series whose vivid, even preposterous characters — living “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” as the opening sequence announced — became pop culture legends and the progenitors of a merchandising bonanza.

Ms. Fisher established Princess Leia as a damsel who could very much deal with her own distress, whether facing down the villainy of the dreaded Darth Vader or the romantic interests of the roguish smuggler Han Solo.

Wielding blaster pistols, piloting futuristic vehicles and, to her occasional chagrin, wearing strange hairdos and a revealing metal bikini, she reprised the role in three more films — “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980, “Return of the Jedi” in 1983 and, 32 years later, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” by which time Leia had become a hard-bitten general.

Lucasfilm said on Tuesday that Ms. Fisher had completed her work in an as-yet-untitled eighth episode of the main “Star Wars” saga, which is scheduled to be released in December 2017.

Winning the admiration of countless fans, Ms. Fisher never played Leia as helpless. She had the toughness to escape the clutches of the monstrous gangster Jabba the Hutt and the tenderness to tell Han Solo, as he is about to be frozen in carbonite, “I love you.” (Solo, played by Harrison Ford, caddishly replies, “I know.”)

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December 27, 2016. Tags: , . Star Wars. 1 comment.

Silent Night by Chewbacca

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd79mpzBnJ4

December 22, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Holidays, Humor, Music, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

Rebel Scum (9 minute Star Wars fan made film)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiu2Tc2HdLo

 

February 17, 2016. Tags: , , , . Movies, Star Wars. 1 comment.

Star Wars parody on Sesame Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-LfQCPJJkY

 

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Humor, Movies, Star Wars, Television. 1 comment.

Ten Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DCDYSJwwE4

 

November 11, 2014. Tags: , , , , , . Humor, Science fiction, Sexism, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

“Knight Quest” is a magnificent Star Wars fan-made film!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU78GcY8QYo

October 1, 2014. Tags: , , , . Movies, Science fiction, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

Maybe the real reason Obama smiled is because he recognized a quote from “The Empire Strikes Back”

This video is titled “Watch Obama smile as soon as Robert Bergdahl praises Allah.”

The description states:

Walid and Theodore Shoebat say that while the Obama administration is proudly touting how it was able to free an American soldier who was captured by the Taliban, what no one picked is the fact that Obama SMILED as soon as he heard the most famous war cry of Islam, “bismillah al-rahman al-rahim,” Arabic for “in the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNAnmO5zP38

 

June 5, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Military, Politics. 2 comments.

My 100 favorite movies of all time

These are my favorite movies of all time. This list is arranged in order of preference, starting with my #1 favorite:

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February 18, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Movies. 13 comments.

Stormtroopers’ 9/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV7Ha3VDbzE

November 25, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Humor, Movies, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

My 126 favorite albums of all time

These are my 126 favorite albums of all time. This list is arranged in order of preference, starting with my #1 favorite.
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September 22, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music. 2 comments.

“The Emperor’s New Clones” is the best “Star Wars” parody that I have ever seen

The Emperor’s New Clones was created by some very talented people at an organization called “Backyard Productions.” With its wonderful sets, costumes, and special effects, I was stunned to find out that the total cost of making this was only approximately £3,000.

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July 21, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Humor, Movies, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

My 50 Favorite Movies

1. Star Wars (original 1977 version)

2. The Empire Strikes Back (original 1980 version)

3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

4. The Usual Suspects (1995) (more…)

February 18, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Movies. 2 comments.