Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wait for DVD I will

I love Star Wars. I even liked all the Clone Wars stuff from the prequals. That miniseries on Cartoon Network? Very cool. Still, I just can't get myself to go to the theater to see animated Clone Wars movie. I do want to see it, but I'll get the DVD. In fact, my prediction is that lots of people feel the same way and judging by box office numbers, I'm right. My other prediction is that this movie will clean up on DVD.

It's just too far into the summer season for me to get all pumped about a cartoon. Even if it is Star Wars and even if it does look pretty cool, I'm just gonna hold out until I can see it at home. Part of me is also still hurting from the painful beatdown that was Indiana Jones and his Crystal Skull. That one still hurts when I think about it. The only reason to even rent that turd will be when the Riff Tracks comes out for it.

Star Wars-wise, it's just better for me to be able to fast forward at the proper times. When watching Episode 3, all I need to do is wait for the Darth Vader mask to come down on Anakin's head, the table tilts up...and I flash forward to the next scene. No more "NNNOOOOooooOOOo" and no more cheesy Frankenstein steppin'. Much better movie. Come to think of it, how about I race through the "death by shattered love" crap too?

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I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.