Well, after this weekends totals have been tallied, the undisputed champion of the box office has been declared, and it it THE FORCE AWAKENS by quite a large margin. Previous record holder THE AVENGERS had been taken out by this year’s surprise hit, JURRASIC WORLD, beating out the crime-fighter vehicle by just one million dollars. That seems meager in the light of an opening weekend which had THE FORCE AWAKENS beating out JURRASIC WORLD by over 30 millions dollars. Considering the holiday box office fatuigue that often drags down returns for movies released in December, this comes as a particular surprise and is a true testament to what JJ ABRAHAMS and company have done. Speaking frankly and having already screened it three times, I can safety say that it was worth that wait and is arguably the best all-around film in the series. we have a full review following in the next week or so so keep an eye out that. We of the FACE EATERS CINEMA COLLECTIVE give the film a solid A, and cannot wait for RIAN JOHNSON(director of FACE EATERS favorite’s BRICK and LOOPER)’s next entry in the saga, episopde VIII which is due out in 2017. Lastly, mad props to all the crazy STR WARS fans who attened the HARKINS THEATERS 24-hour STAR WARS marathon in Denver, CO with us!! You guy by FAR had more energy than any screening we have been to since, so thanks for the great time!!
And finally, if you haven’t, then do, because duh.
KEEP IT CULT
Tomorrow, December 17th, some brave members of The Face Eaters Collective are taking the Star Wars Marathon challenge in Denver, CO. Starting at 2:30AM on Thursday morning with The Phantom Menace, all six original Star Wars films will be theatrically screened in episode order in whatever semi-finished, digitally-enhanced-and-reenhanced, wrestled-away-from-George-Lucas form they exist in nowadays, leading up to an (early) 7:30PM premiere of The Force Awakens (possibly in 3D).
Stay tuned for pictures, video and news from the event!
This article was originally published several months ago but with FORCE AWAKENS being released and it’s current relevence, we have repost it for your enjoyment.
There’s no denying the rush we Star Wars fans get when we hear the unmistakable snap-hiss of a lightsaber being ignited. Since the very first time Luke Skywalker activated his father’s ice-blue lightsaber in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s desert hut, the world has been obsessed with this “weapon for a more civilized age.” Over the years, we’ve seen the Jedi wielding blue, green and even purple bladed lightsabers, with deep crimson red blades reserved for those who had turned down the dark path. But what do these colors really mean? Why does Luke wield a blue saber at first, then transition to a green one later in the series? Can the forces of evil handle the traditionally cool blue-bladed lightsabers of the “Light Side”? Why does the arguably most skilled Jedi in history wield a purple lightsaber?
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