Back in saner times, moviegoers were treated to newsreels and cartoons prior to the main feature. Today, we pay a king's ransom to sit through God-awful reels of the same dopey ads we see on TV. Yes, there's nothing quite like a mood-enhancer when you're anxiously awaiting an Oscar-nominated film - and nothing enhances that mood like a teaser featuring a rap artist screaming about Coca Cola. However, the picture may be getting brighter. On the IFC web site, writer Matt Singer points out that a long-dormant staple of the movie-going past is making a comeback: the short-form cartoon. Click here for more
Just another excuse for us to run our favorite Star Wars fan photo of all time.
Press release from Sirius XM Radio:
SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that it will launch Star Wars Celebration Radio, a four-day channel that will broadcast live from Star Wars
Celebration V at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL
starting on Thursday, August 12 at 6:00 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 108 and
XM channel 139.
Star Wars Celebration Radio will premiere on the first day of the official Lucasfilm event celebrating the popular Star Wars series. The limited-run channel will feature interviews with stars from the Star Wars
films, as well as behind-the-scenes talent and celebrity fans. SIRIUS
XM listeners will also be able to listen in on panel discussions live
from the Orlando Convention Center.
"Star Wars has some of the most dedicated and passionate fans you
will find anywhere and we are proud to give them their own radio
station," said Jeremy Coleman, Senior Vice President, Talk and
Entertainment Programming, SIRIUS XM Radio. "Whether it is a
play-by-play of droid races, a colorful account of Jedi Training, or
just hearing Obi-Wan and Yoda on their radios, we know fans nationwide
will be hooked."
The Star Wars Celebration Radio channel will be hosted by SIRIUS
XM Radio on-air personalities Raw Dog Comedy's Mark Says Hi and
Cinemagic's Dave Zeimer.
Star Wars Celebration Radio will air Thursday, August 12 through
Sunday, August 15 on SIRIUS channel 108 and XM channel 139 exclusively
on SIRIUS XM Radio.