Top 10 Reasons Why Star Wars Sucked (or Yep, JJ Abrams and Disney are the Devil…I mean…the Sith) – Austin Dragon

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In light of the fact that George Lucas gave an interview about Star Wars: The Force Awakens (on the Charlie Rose show) and referred to Disney as “white slavers,” I felt compelled to add this little bit to this post. You might be surprised, based on my “vicious” critique of the new Star Wars movie, that I’m not siding with Mr. Lucas. I’ll …

He Lived Long and Prospered: Leonard Nimoy, RIP

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March 26, 1931 to February 27, 2015 (dies at age 83) Yesterday we lost “Mr. Spock.” Leonard Nimoy was, of course, much more than that in an acting career that spanned an amazing sixty-four years. He was also a husband, father, grandfather, director, author, poet, singer, songwriter, and photographer. But he will always be best remembered as that pointed-eared, green-blooded Vulcan …

Shakespeare or a Multi-racial, Chain-smoking, Albino Midget?

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As we return from the Labor Day weekend—the official end of the summer of 2014, I reflect on the movies Hollywood gave us. You can see the box-office tally of the Top Ten Biggest Summer Movies here: http://www.businessinsider.com/highest-grossing-summer-movies-2014-2014-8. Also, Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the highest grossest film domestically this year so far, surpassing Captain America 2: The Winter …

Robin and Lauren, Rest In Peace (Part I): Robin Williams

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Last week we lost two greats in the entertainment world—Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. I was introduced to that bundle of seemingly uncontrollable, comic energy that was Robin Williams as a child watching the Mork and Mindy Show in the late ‘70s. From then on he was a star to watch and obviously a lot of people felt the same …