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Mark Hamill Walks Hollywood Blvd for ‘Force for Change’

3 Dec

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

StarWarsForceAwakensIn the latest Force for Change video Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Mark Hamill walks one of Holywood’s favourite tourist attractions, Hollywood Boulevard. Disguised as a Stormtrooper Hamill was able to interact with residents, tourists and even Luke Skywalker’s father (Whose voice is not as deep as one remembers).

Part of the fun of this video comes from the humour that Hamill creates on the spur of the moment. I won’t go into details on every little joke, you the reader will just have to watch.

There is still time to donate to Force for Change. You can have a chance to be one of two grand prize winners to win four tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in London, England or Los Angeles, California where you’ll walk the red carpet and meet the cast. Winners and their guests will enjoy free flights and a stay at a 4-star hotel.

Go to Omaze.com’s Force for Change to donate.


 
Source(s): Star Wars Official YouTube Channel, Statue Collectors, Statue Collectors, and Magne Lie.

What’s Next for The Flash? Nearly 9 Episodes in Retrospect

10 Dec

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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CW Network’s The Flash is perhaps the best adaptation of a comic book hero for television. The series has a heart because it delves into a narrative style more reminiscent of a Marvel Comics character. That is, audiences are witnessing a hero in the making; Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) takes after Peter Parker (aka Spider-Man) more so than any other character, brooding or not. Oliver Queen and Bruce Wayne sometimes come from the same mold, and fortunately one is far more optimistic about how to save his city from corruption. Angst has yet to plague the young Wayne in Fox TV’s Gotham. There’s hope for one man, and it’s shared when The Flash goes to meet Arrow in the pilot episode. Oliver (Green Arrow) simply states to Barry that, “you can inspire people in a way that I never could … watching your city like a guardian angel, making a difference, saving people.”

The series is just as invigorating in how the writers define Allen’s coming of age tale. Viewers will find that this kid has a heart of gold. He already has a strength created not by a super serum but with the feelings of hope he has for people in need. For his superheroic origin moment, he did crash into a rack of chemicals after being struck by lightning formed from a particle accelerator explosion. This scene is wonderfully constructed because it brings a bit of Frankenstein’s mad science into Allen’s metamorphosis. His rebirth is not without issues, especially when part of his character development involves rediscovering himself.

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Evaluating The Yoda Chronicles Trilogy, DVD Review & More

27 Oct

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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When news of Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (TYC) was first announced, some fans of this licensed property were particularly excited. Details were scant about whether or not this will become a TV series or a series of original video animations. After the release of “The Phantom Clone,” its direction has become all too clear. Only a handful of episodes will get made.

Sadly, after the airing of “Menace of the Sith,” the studios dispassionately released the DVD on October 15 and did not take into account when the final episode would get aired. Only two of the three videos are included and that can leave fans disappointed, hoping for a compilation release. The third episode, “Attack of the Jedi” aired on October 7th on Cartoon Network. Hopefully the next video release will include “The Padawan Menace” (TPM) and “The Empire Strikes Out” (TESO) to restore fans’ faith in the Force (i.e. studio planning). These shorts were far more brilliant and witty than TYC. Even the cut scenes from TT Games products had a beautiful tongue in cheek attitude that more or less started this craze.

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