Happy Star Wars Day! Another pop culture round up

Karen Kunawicz

Karen Kunawicz

May the fourth be with  you; may the force be with you.

Happy Star Wars Day to everyone who watched the films over and over again, argued about them, and got disappointed with the prequels; to everyone who knows the geography of the Star Wars universe better than that of planet Earth; and most especially, to those of us who firmly believe Han shot first.

For those who have a love affair with the Star Wars franchise, Episode VII is due out in cinemas on December 18, 2015. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will all be returning to the franchise. They’ll be joined by Andy Serkis (Gollum), Adam Driver (from Girls), Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) and Max Von Sydow (my generation’s Emperor Ming) among others.

Screenplay will be by JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan—he should make the fans happy. Kasdan is the man responsible for The Empire Strikes Back, the one most fans feel is best of the lot.

If you are a multigenerational Star Wars family—you might want to hop over to Resorts World today where a Star Wars display is set up and at 4 p.m. You’ll find Stormtroopers and other members of our local outpost of the 501st Legion representing  the country for this world wide celebration.

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The big movie this weekend though is Spiderman. It seems more than the movie, people are talking about what they feel is a disastrous interview with Kris Aquino. Nevertheless, talking about her makes her more popular whether what’s said is good or bad. And all this talk on Facebook and Twitter and the blogosphere is also good for the publicity for the film. Freely provided by those who reacted one way or another to the interview.

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Next weekend, on May 10 and 11, Charlie Adlard, the artist for Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comics will be in town to give a talk and sign comic books at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street and Alabang Town Center.

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Finally, those who we’re unimpressed by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and abandoned it might want to jump to episodes that sync with the Captain America: The Winter Soldier storyline.

Hydra is everywhere and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) is back. Will dear Agent Coulson be able to make heads or tails of who he can or can’t trust—including himself?


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