The Old Guard (1934)

Introduction The Old Guard (Italian: Vecchia guardia) is a 1934 Italian drama film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Gianfranco Giachetti, Mino Doro and Franco Brambilla. It was one several pro-Fascist films made by Blasetti during the era. It was also known as Mario (Austria, Germany and Iran), Piccolo Eroe (US alternative title), and Old… Read More

Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999)

Introduction Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle is a 1999 short film directed by Steve Oedekerk. Using dressed up and coifed thumbs as puppets, Oedekerk created a parody of Star Wars, with characters like Loke Groundrunner, Princess Bunhead, Oobeedoob Benubi, Hand Duet, Crunchaka, Beeboobeep, Prissypeo, Black Helmet Man and Gabba the Butt. Thumb Wars debuted on… Read More

Spaceballs (1987)

Introduction Spaceballs is a 1987 American satirical comic science fiction film co-written, produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis, the film also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, George Wyner and the voice of Joan Rivers. In addition to Brooks in a supporting role, the film also… Read More

Hardware Wars (1978)

Introduction Hardware Wars is a 1978 short film parody of a teaser trailer for the science fiction film Star Wars. The thirteen-minute film, which was released almost 18 months after Star Wars, mainly consisted of inside jokes and visual puns that heavily depended upon audience familiarity with the original. The theme song is Richard Wagner’s… Read More

LEGO Stars Wars Overview

Introduction In the process of being written. Outline Trivia Star Wars Series Overview of the Star Wars Franchise. Overview of Star Wars Films. Overview of Star Wars Parodies. Overview of Star Wars TV Series. Overview of Star Wars Documentary Series. Overview of LEGO Star Wars. Production & Filming Details Creator(s): George Lucas. Release Date: 1977… Read More

Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess (2008)

Introduction Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess (Japanese: 隠し砦の三悪人 THE LAST PRINCESSザ ラスト プリンセス, Hepburn: Kakushitoride no Sanakunin: Za Rasuto Purinsesu, lit.”The three villains of the hidden fortress: The last princess”) is a 2008 Japanese film directed by Shinji Higuchi. It is a remake of the 1958 Akira Kurosawa film The Hidden Fortress. Outline Makabe Rokurota… Read More

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Introduction Solo: A Star Wars Story (or simply Solo) is a 2018 American space Western film based around the Star Wars character Han Solo, also featuring his original trilogy co-protagonists Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian. It is the second Star Wars anthology film, following Rogue One (2016). Alden Ehrenreich stars in the title role, with Woody… Read More