The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Trifecta

By Chris Cummins in Movies
Friday, May 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

Thirty years ago, the greatest film ever made -- and the greatest film that will ever be made -- was released. Sadly, Rob won't let me discuss the cinematic mastery that is Oh Heavenly Dog! here, so I guess I'll have to talk about that other movie that came out three decades ago instead. It is a dark time for the rebellion indeed.

 • Here's a look at some red carpet interviews from Wednesday's charity screening of Empire in Los Angeles. Check it out for a quick mid-morning reminder of how time ravages us all. Yikes. Also, someone needs to make a movie in which Lance Henriksen and Peter Mayhew are buddy cops tracking down a Sasquatch serial killer in the Pacific Northwest. (With Mayhew also portraying the Bigfoot, natch).

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• Starting today on Xbox Live you can purchase ten different The Empire Strikes Back avatars (as seen above), which I guess you can use to terrify kids or illustrate to them how Lucasfilm continues to devalue Star Wars' legacy with ill-advised promotional tie-ins. You can find out more info about this nightmare over at Joystiq

• This classic Kenner commercial features C-3P0 and Chewbacca introducing the Empire action figure line -- complete with a manic kid shouting "Wampa." If it doesn't bring a smile to your face, you have no soul.

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