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  • Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con

    Fanboys of all stripes celebrate geekdom at Bent-Con
    ”Sure, I’ve been a geek and a nerd since I was a little kid,” admits Jody Wheeler, vice-president of Bent-Con, the upcoming convention celebrating the wide cross-sections where LGBTQ and fanboy culture meet. “I had all the Star Wars figures,” he explains, “and Princess Leia was inevitably the first casualty of every battle…because she stood in the way of Luke Skywalker’s and Han Solo’s undying love for each other. I’d put her in the hospital, so the two of them could be together.”
  • DVD Review: 'The Hidden Fortress' released on Blu-ray

    DVD Review: 'The Hidden Fortress' released on Blu-ray
    This 1958 comic adventure film from Akira Kurosawa is widely credited as a big influence on “Star Wars:” A legendary general (Toshiro Mifune) has to escort a princess safely through enemy turf, accompanied by two constantly quarrelling...

    True film buffs know them by name

    True film buffs know them by name
    Cemeteries aren't usually thought of as hotbeds of activity, but last Saturday night at the Forest Lawn Museum, atop the memorial park's Glendale grounds, proved the exception. As a blues band blared and colored lights splashed off the white walls of an...

    DVD Review: "Machete Kills" proves a worthy sequel

    DVD Review: "Machete Kills" proves a worthy sequel
    This sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 “Machete” — a semi-retro action vehicle for Danny Trejo — came and went quickly enough last year that I somehow missed it, despite being a big fan of the original and of Trejo. (How big a fan?...

    'Star Wars': Disney confirms stand-alone films

    'Star Wars': Disney confirms stand-alone films
    Last month, news that J.J. Abrams would direct “Star Wars: Episode VII” took the entertainment world by storm. Today, a new conversation begins — who’ll direct the “Star Wars” spinoff movies that Lawrence Kasdan and...