On this day…in 1977

On this day in 1977, the weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas’ blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theatres. The incredible success of Star Wars…it received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide…began with an extensive, coordinated … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1968

On this day in 1968, Stanley’s Kubrick’s science-fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey makes its debut in movie theatres. Kubrick had first gained prominence as a director for the World War I-era drama Paths of Glory (1957). After helming the big-budget Roman epic Spartacus (1960), he made a 1962 screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita before turning to an even more controversial … [Read the full story]

Carrie Fisher overshadowed by her mum in death

Debbie Reynolds, star of over 80 movies, died 1 day after her daughter Carrie Fisher of a severe stroke. She starred in ‘How The West Was Won (1963)’ and ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)’. And also for her singing. The single ‘Tammy’ reached number one in the US in 1957, and she released her first pop album named … [Read the full story]

Carrie Fisher dead at 60

Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher, died of a heart attack on a flight from London to LA. Her heart just packed up. Carrie Fisher struggled after with alcoholism, substance abuse and depression. She was aged 60. Daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher was the star of over 40 movies, including Shampoo and The Blue Brothers. … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

You know you very occasionally get an update on here which is really meaningful, this isn’t one of them. It’s quite long and pointless (that’s what she said)…but needs to be said. Am off work this week apart from Friday (it’s the rather irritating pot luck arrangements of cover over Christmas). Am hoping that Friday … [Read the full story]

Christopher Lee to release heavy metal album

Christopher Lee, who is 90 years old, and has featured in films such as The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings and Star Wars, will release ‘Charlemagne: The Omens of Death’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross’, on May 27, his 91st birthday. The man who made Dracula come alive is … [Read the full story]

It’s only 3 months until the Oscars

Yes fans, only three months until we select our best films and actors to win an Oscar. Its been another drab year for dreary films and poor scripts. After a remake received nominations for awards, last year. And as we expected we had even more remakes this year. Leading contender is Three Musketeers number forty nine. … [Read the full story]

Chewbacca’s been sleeping with Han Solo’s wife

Every Star Wars fan worth their salt knows only too well from C3PO’s warning, that it’s ‘not wise’ to upset a Wookiee. But clearly it’s advice that Chewbacca’s former co-pilot Han Solo wasn’t worried about following as he launched into a verbal attack on his old friend…and for good reason. Actor Harrison Ford, who played … [Read the full story]

Stormtrooper walks across Australia

Motorists in Australia may be treated to the surprising sight of a Star Wars Stormtrooper at the side of the road over the next few weeks. Star Wars enthusiast Jacob French is walking the 3,106 miles from Perth to Sydney to raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation – and is wearing his favourite costume … [Read the full story]

Westboro Baptist Church proclaims, “Ryan Dunn is in hell”, as his body is laid to rest.

A private memorial service was held yesterday for Jackass star Ryan Dunn, who was killed in a high speed car crash last week. Jackass frontman Johnny Knoxville led the mourners as a private ceremony was held at a funeral home in West Chester in Philadelphia . Dunn’s best friend and fellow Jackass star Bam Margera … [Read the full story]

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