The Star Wars prequels: the most fascinating bad movies of all time

How the most anticipated films of a generation faltered so badly.

The Star Wars prequel movies – The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack Of The Clones (2002), and Revenge Of The Sith (2005) – are the most fascinating bad movies that have ever been made. That’s probably not the distinction these films were going for, but there you have it. I’ve been asked, “Why are you so interested… Read more

Chris Farley, 1964-1997

10 years ago yesterday, we lost comedian Chris Farley at the young age of 33.  Do yourself a favor and read this awesome retrospective in memory of the man.  It’s pretty easy to forget that celebrities aren’t actually bigger-than-life, that they’re human beings just like the rest of us, and articles like this help us to remember… Read more

Great film trilogies

I just read an interesting article that makes the argument that the Bourne trilogy of movies is the best American film trilogy around: Why the Bourne Series is the Best American Film Trilogy Ever Made He makes a lot of good points, and I’d be closer to agreeing with him if any individual film in the series were… Read more

And now for your feature presentation


A co-worker of mine has granted my wish: The Man Who Saves the World (Turkish Star Wars) Turkish-made film commonly known as Turkish Star Wars because of its notorious bootlegging of Star Wars film clips worked into the film.  Released in 1982, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam was created in Turkey caught in the midst of massive… Read more

More on Turkish Star Wars


So, that Turkish Star Wars thing I posted the other day?  It’s for real.  Really. Video Review:  Turkish Star Wars The review seems pretty spot-on: Years before Star Wars was ruined by Ewoks, ruined again by Episode One, and then pissed all over by Episode Two, Turkey had already done it. Turkey was light years ahead of George… Read more