Thursday, December 27, 2007


THE DARK KNIGHT: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE, from Warner Bros. Pictures, will feature four sequences filmed with IMAX® cameras. This marks the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using IMAX cameras, marking a revolutionary integration of the two film formats.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays, Star Wars style

30 Years of Star Wars Holiday Cards from Lucasfilm is taking a look back at the last 30 years of Lucasfilm's holiday company cards and pulling out those examples which include a Star Wars theme.
It seems like a great pair of ornaments could be made based on the image above.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Lame Show: Episode 22

This is probably the last podcast with Noah and I for this year...

Year in Review

If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping, be sure to listen to the SkyMall Selection at the beginning.

Then it's on to the Year in Review: iPhone, Vista, Nintendo Wii, unprotected music... What's the verdict at the end of 2007?

The Lamest of the Year are revealed and neither will surprise you if you listened to just two previous episodes. Also, the Picks of the Year. Do you really want this description to give it all away?
Episode 22.m4a (55:57)
The Lame Show on iTunes

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Harry Potter is the new Star Wars

Parallels Between Star Wars and Harry Potter

To the casual viewer, Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter hail from vastly different realities. Whereas Harry's is a hidden Earth community in which the Renaissance never ended and magical creatures abound, Luke's story is set in a galaxy far, far away, filled with spaceships, aliens and other trappings traditional to science fiction.

A keen eye, however, will notice a surprising number of similarities between the mythos, in terms of theme, plot, characterization and even nomenclature.
I noticed quite a few similarities between the most recent Harry Potter film (now available on DVD!) and The Empire Strikes Back (excuse me, Episode V). Great films each.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

10 Unlikely Unleashed Figures

The extremely-detailed Star Wars Unleashed collection from Hasbro shows compelling characters of the saga at their most electrifying moments.

But what about the unsung heroes of the saga -- the bartenders, the clumsy power droids, the fruit stand vendors and librarians -- where are their Unleashed tributes?

This is hilarious stuff if you recognize any of these characters. And it will reward those who have seen The Battle for Endor and (shudder!) the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Cox Across America

John C. Reilly to tour as Dewey Cox character from film

Actor John C. Reilly will blur the lines between reality and Hollywood fantasy when he takes his alter-ego, mythical rock icon Dewey Cox, out on the road this month.

In a star turn worthy of fake British heavy metal superstars Spinal Tap, Reilly will perform live in seven cities over the next few weeks as his movie character Cox, as featured in the upcoming Judd Apatow-produced comedy "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story."
Don't bother clicking the Buy Tickets links, as it appears that all seven concerts are already sold out.

The Lame Show: Episode 21

This episode is a bit later than planned, but I think it was worth the wait. We are continuing to make small improvements based on feedback and our own expectations.

Duty Free

After an extended break, Eddie takes over the Mexico Moment and presides over the return of the SkyMall Selection.

Then it's off to the big topics: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and Amazon's new electronic book device, Kindle. GarageBand and Adobe are nominated to the Lame List. And Vector Magic and Mad Men are commended as Picks of the Week.

The truly burning questions are asked: Should James Patterson paperbacks be duty free? Was the Mac Plus attractive or ugly? Is a Roomba necessary or just cool? Is Adobe more famous as a software company or a building material?
Episode 21.m4a (55:15)
The Lame Show on iTunes

Saturday, December 01, 2007

macCompanion December 2007 review

SimpleDrive Deluxe

With the introduction of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and its spiffy new automated backup feature, Time Machine, external hard drives are even more important than ever. And SimpleTech has an attractive line in the SimpleDrive, ranging in capacity from 250GB to 1000GB (1 terabyte!).