One of the most chaotic and fun events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios‘ Star Wars Weekends 2013 is probably Hyperspace Hoopla “Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars“. As usual, the fans were entertained with Star Wars characters dancing to the popular tunes of yesterday and today ranging from Beastie Boys to “Harlem Shake“. However, unlike previous years, the Dance-Off had a very special guest.
You can draw inspiration from anything. Even a crazy photoshopped image of Darth Maul playing hockey with a “Frankenstick” on Reddit can inspire someone to produce something crazy. That is the case with AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins who decided to make this photoshop marvel a reality and put it in the hands of Slovak right winger and decent puck handler, Tomáš Jurčo. Awesomeness ensues (until he breaks it).
Even between two best friends, the subject of money is usually a very slippery slope. Money can make things complicated and can destroy even the strongest relationships. However, is it different if it was an exchange of ”percentages” and not money between friends? Celebrity Net Worth just released an interesting story about a unique transaction between directors, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
George came back from Star Wars a nervous wreck. He didn’t feel Star Wars came up to the vision he initially had. He felt he had just made this little kids’ movie. He came to Mobile, Alabama where I was shooting Close Encounters on this humongous set, and hung out with me for a couple of days.
He said, ‘Oh my God, your movie is going to be so much more successful than Star Wars. This is gonna be the biggest hit of all time’. He said, ‘You want to trade some points? I’ll give you two and a half per cent of Star Wars if you give me two and a half per cent of Close Encounters.’ I said, ‘Sure, I’ll gamble with that, great.’ Close Encounters made so much money and rescued Columbia from bankruptcy. It was the most money I ever made, but it was a meager success story. Star Wars was a phenomenon and I was the happy beneficiary of a couple of points from that movie which I am still seeing money on today.
It looks like these two friends both laughed on their way to the bank. It’s just going to take Spielberg a little more time with all the Star Wars money in his pockets.
Last night, J.J. Abrams dropped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote the release of his newest film, Star Trek Into Darkness and like most interviews, the topic of Star Wars came up and took over the interview. Hilarity ensues.
Ahhh… the Internet never fails to surprise me. CineFix put together a little video called “The Simpsons Strip Trivia” featuring UFC Ring Girl, and model, Arianny Celeste. There are also strip trivia videos for Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Star Trek, and Star Wars featuring LeeAnn Vamp, Kayla Collins, and others. Sadly, this video is misleading as Simpsons factoids will most likely NOT get Arianny Celeste out of her clothes.
Hit the jump and play along. BTW: She still kinda strips even if you don’t know the answer. Yeah…
Hasbro Toys and USA Today released the first look at a special exclusive that will be offered at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on July 18-21, 2013! Hasbro created quite the buzz during Toy Fair regarding their brand new “Star Wars Black Series” action figure line. Now, Hasbro will be offering a special Star Wars Black Series Boba Fett and Han Solo in carbonite action figure set at SDCC! Priced at $44.99, SWBS Boba Fett will be only be available at their booth during the even in which it means anyone not going will be screwed (like me). SWBS Boba Fett will come with all the bell and whistles including his blaster, blaster rifle, and jet pack. It’s a bonus that you get this incredible Han Solo in carbonite accessory as well. SWBS Boba Fett will be joining the first wave of SWBS figures including Rogue Squadron Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Darth Maul, and Imperial Sandtrooper. Also, to celebrate “Star Wars Day” on May 4th, you can use the code, “SWFANDAY” at HasbroToyShop.com for 20% off all Star Wars toys!
Hit the jump and get a closer look!