Broken Secrets

Friday, May 27, 2005

EDIT: 8:38PM Ok, some other stuff that I forgot to post along with the review.

----School is officially out!!! YEAH!!! It officially ended on May 26th, 2005. I went out to Subway with a classmate after my Bio final and then went home on a different station than I usually board. Took me a while to find the entrance. So yeah, I can shred my U-PASS now. It expired today.

----GUESS WHO FINALLY FREAKIN' POSTED ON A CERTAIN MESSAGE BOARD!! Yes, you heard me right JOSH FINALLY POSTED!!! He was in France attending the Cannes Film Festival (yes, he went to that too), which is the most prestigious film festival in the entire world, with his girlfriend January Jones.

Here's Josh's post: http://p071.ezboard.com/fjoshgrobanfrm3.showMessage?topicID=14493.topic






From here on in, this section of the post is dedicated to Rachel B.

----So, I've been recently re-watching all 5 SW movies. I just watched AOTC last night and TPM the night before. After I watched TPM, I was researching Qui-Gon and found something interesting about him.......................................................he actually has a theme song and it can only be found on the Phantom Menace Super Soundtrack which I currently have.

The Phantom Menace Super Soundtrack

And here's some things I thought you would like -





And here's things that I've bought over the past week:

Obi-Wan Kenobi EpIII

General Greivous

Anakin Skywalker

Darth Vader

Gossip Girl Book 7

Legacy of the Jedi

Moulin Rouge Illustrated Book ---I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

AND LOOK WHAT I FOUND:



REVENGE OF THE SITH REVIEW IS BELOW!!!


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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith REVIEW!!!!!

WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS



PRE-SHOW

Ok, now that you've been warned, I can start my review. But, before I start talking about the movie, I must get rid of the pre-show antics, including what happened outside of actually going to the movie. So, I woke up and went to school. It was the last lecture day in Biology so our teacher was giving a sort of "farewell" speech. Basically, all that's left of that class are the 3 exams next week: Lab Practical, Exam 4, and the Final. Social Science was boring. We just went to the computer lab and typed up our paper for our project. In my opinion, I don't think we did a good job. We were like rushing through it and I was literally restraining myself in not trying to say that we need to make our paper more thorough. We ended up staying there a bit later than we usually do to finish up. I was antsy and I wanted to go home, but I didn't want to be rude.

Anyways, I came home and then picked up my sis @ 3:30. Then around 4:30 we left for the theater. I was starving so we stopped at Taco Bell and got some tacos. It was starting to become stormy outside and I couldn’t help but feel like it was the perfect atmosphere for the movie. We got to the theater around 5:00 (a literal TWO HOURS before the movie). I had to eat my tacos in the car ‘cuz obviously I wasn’t going to eat them while I was driving. Sis kept telling me to hurry up and I did. Went in, past the box office lines (which weren’t that long, everybody’s being smart see!!!), got to the ticket lady person who scanned our Fandango sheet and produced our OPENING NIGHT TICKET STUB:







Then, we walked down to Theater 8, all the way in the back and sat down in back of a group of about 10 teens. I was so thankful that we got there when we did because other people started showing up right after we got there, including a bunch of 12 year olds who couldn’t decide where they wanted to eat, who we swearing up a storm AND were trying not to act like the SW Super Geeks like they were. They had toy lightsabers with them and some older dude actually had a plastic Darth Maul lightsaber, the double-bladed one. That was pretty cool. We then sat there listening to all the other people talk until our parents got there. They came at about 6pm and then there were rumors that security was going to let us in at 6:30. By the way, another showing of ROTS was going on while we were waiting, so an occasional “boom” could be heard. Eventually, we were led in and I remember as we were walking in someone shouted “Star Wars!!!! WHOOHOO!!” We then proceeded about the third row from the back and sat right in the middle. It was perfect. The 12 year old group sat in the row in front of us and then repeatedly kept going back for drinks and popcorn. It’s way too overpriced there believe me.

A half-hour wait. Believe me, it was agonizing. You start to feel those anxieties like “what if they don’t start it on time?” In the meantime there were a few ALMOST lightsaber fights since there were so many people who brought them. Actually, 2 or 3 people brought those really cool lightsaber replicas where the blade always stays up and when it turns on it glows really bright blue or red. Someone took those out and lit them up and everyone in the theater let out collective gasps and “OMG’s!” all at the same time. There was a group of older teenage boys sitting behind us that said, “You guys should fight together!” (He was talking to the person with the replica and one of the 12 year olds sitting in front of me) I had a red lightsaber replica in my row and the 12 year olds had a plastic blue one, a few rows down there was a green plastic one and in the 2nd row in the front, all the way on the left, there was a green and blue plastic one, with a blue lightsaber replica as well.

The 7:00pm show was sold out as was confirmed by the piece of printer paper stuck to the front glass windows of the theater. It read: STAR WARS 7:00PM!! SOLD OUT!!!! This was because Fandango had some of it’s highest ticket sales that month and because many bought their tickets very early, like me. (end of April, whoohoo!) I always like when shows are sold out because then it’s an even more awesome experience.

There actually was an incident in the theater involving the 12 year olds and a mother with about 4 kids. The 12 year olds had sent a scout out for food in which he had to walk a very long way, and they were saving his seat for him. Evidently, a few moments before, security personnel came in and said “because this is a sold out show….everyone must move to the center to make sure we can seat everyone and blah, blah, blah….” The woman however was starting to take one of the 12 year old’s seats, and one of them stood up and started arguing with her in the theater. He said, “No, no, you can’t do that! We waited in line!” The woman said, “Well, I’m sorry but this is just the way it is…” and so on and so forth. I can’t really remember what was said but I remember sitting there thinking to myself, “I can’t believe I’m watching this..” The woman eventually sucked up and let the kid have the seat back and the scout also returned with food.

“2 minutes to STAR WARS!!” When the kid said that, I remember thinking, wow this is it!!” And then the lights went down………….

Coming Attractions:

The Island (Starring EWAN!!!!!! HAAAAA I’m going to see this!!!!!)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cinderella Man
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
(and I can’t remember if there was any more, darn!)



THE MOVIE




20th Century Fox

LUCASFILM LTD.




*black*


“A long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away…….”



*huge collective inward gasp*


(star wars fanfare)


STAR WARS: EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH!!!!!

War! That was the first word of the infamous crawling opening that graces every SW movie. From there it became an awesome space battle. Anakin and Obi-Wan are heroes of the galaxy. R2-D2 kicks some major ass. Ani/Obi banter, Mace Windu, Yoda puching those 2 Imperial guards, General Greivous and his 4 lightsabers, the death of the Jedi Temple, the infamous duel between Ani/Obi, the “I HATE YOU!!” line said by Ani, the birth of the twins……

“You were the chosen one! I loved you like a brother Anakin….”

This movie is so depressing it’s no wonder GL (George Lucas) has all the funny and happy moments crammed into the first half-hour. But that’s not to say I didn’t like it.

I F***IN LOVED IT!!!

It was so cool to see how GL upped the anny on so many things. The acting for sure had improved since AOTC and I was extremely happy about that. He made the movie so much darker and cooler. We as SW fans, couldn’t have asked for more.

For me, these movies aren’t supposed to be taken seriously or literally. They are supposed to be fun action movies that you’re supposed to enjoy. I didn’t go in with the attitude of “ok, I hope GL delivers this time or I’m gonna be f**kin mad!” That’s not for me. I appreciated what it was and the impact that these movies have had on us for almost 30 years.

I just want to thank most of all GL, The Father of Star Wars, who made everything about this movie what it should be!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Ok, now go see the movie!

(also, during the opening credits, someone whipped out their cell phone and took a picture of the SW logo and when the fanfare was playing all the lightsabers in the room lit up.)

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith!!!!!

Well, today is the day! Although it is still only May 18th here, thousands of fans are already lining up for the midnight showings at 12:01AM all across the world. I am personally not one of them.

I'll be seeing it tomorrow after school of course!

Anywayz, I just wanted to wish everyone HAPPY STAR WARS day and a HUMONGOUS THANK YOU TO GEORGE LUCAS for his incredible vision that has surpassed these 28 years.

We all hope it will live up to its expectations. And we know it will.

Cheers and see you at the movies!

(Fixed link to Aussie interview)

Friday, May 13, 2005

Hilarious "TRL STAR WARS" clip and Josh Aussie Interview

This hilarious Hayden Christensen clip from TRL SW special, aired Today: May 13th, 2005. Enjoy!



Click picture above to download file


Credit: Desiring Hayden

And an adorkable web interview by Josh from Austrailia! LATG is finally getting released there, he talks about Louisville, KY and the interesting "Bedpost Story!"


Click picture above to see file

Courtesy of : MSN Austrailia

Note: All screencaps here are made by ME! Except for the Hayden cap above. If you want to use any of these, please credit! (Sierra - Broken Secrets)

Friday, May 06, 2005

Star Wars....The Power of Goodbye and the End of School

Hello! How is everyone! Well, the semester is finally winding down and we're now in our last few weeks of school. If the strike hadn't happened, however, we would probably be getting out around now. Oh well, next spring.

Anywayz, I've been obsessing with Star Wars ever since I found out about the third movie! I'm currently watching A New Hope and soon will be watching Empire and ROTJ (Return of the Jedi). I've already watched TPM (The Phantom Menace) and AOTC (Attack of the Clones). I personally love TPM, only because the extremely sexy Ewan McGregor plays my fave character Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Which by the way is going to be my new layout! HEEEEEEEE!!!!! :)

ROTS, Revenge of the Sith is the third movie if you haven't found that out by now. And......I HAVE TICKETS!!!! Muwahahaha!!! Fandango is da bomb!!! Seriously, if you want to save yourself the agony of waiting in what is to be extremely long lines, GO TO FANDANGO!!! It will save you lots of time and money! (well, maybe not money....$40 bucks for the 4 of us!)

Here's my ticket:



I'm hoping to hang out with Rachel, next Friday before she leaves for Canada. :( *crosses fingers*

And, while I've been going to school, riding the train, I've been reading SW books and studying of course, but also I've been listening to Madonna's "The Power of Goodbye" on repeat. Not only because it's an extremely good song, but because a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..............................................

*crickets chirping*

Ok, I better stop that, LOL!

--continues, but because a long time ago, probably when I was a soph in HS, I started writing an SW fanfic that had to do with this song. It got deleted though because my computer crashed about 3 times since then because of viruses and stuff like that. Obi/Qui-Gon mush!!!!



Anywayz, I thought I'd share the lyrics:

The Power of Goodbye
Madonna

Your heart is not open so I must go
The spell has been broken, I loved you so
Freedom comes when you learn to let go
Creation comes when you learn to say no

You were my lesson I had to learn
I was your fortress you had to burn
Pain is a warning that something's wrong
I pray to God that it won't be long
Do ya wanna go higher?

There's nothing left to try
There's no place left to hide
There's no greater power
Than the power of goodbye

Your heart is not open so I must go
The spell has been broken, I loved you so
You were my lesson
I had to learn
I was your fortress

There's nothing left to lose
There's no more heart to bruise
There's no greater power
Than the power of goodbye

Learn to say goodbye
I yearn to say goodbye

There's nothing left to try
There's no more places left to hide
There's no greater power
Than the power of goodbye

There's nothing left to lose
There's no more heart to bruise
There's no greater power
Than the power of goodbye

Power of Goodbye Video:
mms://wm.wbr.com/madonna/instavid/16_469853_19.Asf (Paste into Windows Media Player) --courtesy of http://allaboutmadonna.com

And I'm so happy! I finally figured out how to make screen caps from Quicktime vids!