Harrison Ford may have broke his ankle filming ‘Star Wars’

Harrison Ford may have broke his ankle filming 'Star Wars' - Bent Corner
Harrison Ford was rushed by helicopter from the set of the new Star Wars movie at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England. It’s believed that the 71-year-old American movie icon broke his ankle.

Good thing he has two of them.

I can’t imagine flying to the hospital because of an injured ankle. Even if a piece of bone was sticking out, it’s hard to believe that the injury was helicopter worthy. Then again, it’s Harrison Ford we’re talking about. If England broke him, they should spare no cost or effort to fix him.

Let’s hope his British doctor takes this opportunity to recommend that Ford stops wearing that earring in his left ear. It looks silly. Maybe they could tell him that tacky fashion trends from the 80′s lead to weak bone density.

Final ‘Star Wars’ solicitation from Dark Horse

Final 'Star Wars' solicitation from Dark Horse - Bent Corner
A long time ago, in a galaxy not far away, Dark Horse Comics was the sole publisher of Star Wars comics. Then Disney purchased everything Star Wars related from LucasFilm for a tidy $4.05 billion.

This started the clock ticking for Dark Horse and their run on publishing comics in the Star Wars universe. Disney, the new owners of everything Star Wars, also owns Marvel Comics. Everyone assumed that Marvel would get the Star Wars property and as it turned out, everyone was right.

That almost never happens.

The final Star Wars release from Dark Horse will be a fancy hardcover gallery edition of Star Wars: Dark Times #1–#5. It features original artwork from Douglas Wheatley, as well as scripts written by Randy Stradley. The book will come out on November 18, 2014 and it has a suggested retail price of $99.99. Like most things, it can be had for much cheaper on Amazon.

On a personal note, I like the title, A Path to Nowhere. I can so relate. If I were to write a story based on my last three months at work, I think this is what I would call it.

Getting to know the cast of the new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy

The new Star Wars movie, directed by J.J. Abrams, is scheduled for release in December 2015. It will be the first movie of three, taking place after the 1983 movie Return of the Jedi. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher have signed on to reprise their roles from the original trilogy, but who are the other actors playing major parts in the new trilogy?

Here is a current rundown:

Getting to know the cast of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy - Bent CornerJohn Boyega

British actor of Nigerian origin, he’s best known for his role in the 2011 British monster movie Attack the Block. He’s also in the current season of 24.

Getting to know the cast of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy - Bent CornerGwendoline Christie

British actress best know for playing Brienne of Tarth in the HBO series Game of Thrones. She is very tall, 6-3 to be exact.

Getting to know the cast of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy - Bent CornerAdam Driver

Probably best known as the love interest of Lena Dunham on HBO’s Girls. He is the lone American of the new cast. He served in the U.S. Marines for a few years and even deployed to Iraq. He will reportedly play a villain in the new movie.

Getting to know the cast of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy - Bent CornerDomhnall Gleeson

Born in Dublin, Ireland and graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a degree in media arts. Probably best known for his leading role in the movie in the 2013 movie About Time. He also appeared in the 2010 remake of True Grit. On a side note, it’s very hard to find a photo of Mr. Gleeson where he isn’t in dire need of a haircut.

Getting to know the cast of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy - Bent CornerOscar Isaac

Born in Guatemala and raised in Miami, Florida. He graduated Juilliard and was in a band before becoming an actor. He played Price John in the 2010 Robin Hood movie. He claims that he and his family are giant Star Wars nerds.

Getting to know the cast of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy - Bent CornerLupita Nyong’o

Born in Mexico City to Kenyan parents, she has Mexican and Kenyan duel-citizenship. She earned a BA from Hampshire College in film and theatre studies and then completed her master’s degree in acting from the Yale School of Drama. She’s best known for her role in 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave where she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Getting to know the cast of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy - Bent CornerAndy Serkis

The British actor is best known for his performance capture roles. He played Golum in the Lord of the Ring movies, the giant gorilla in King Kong, and Caesar in the new Planet of the Apes movies. He also played Nikola Tesla’s assistant in The Prestige. In that movie, he played a normal, regular human. No special CGI capture suit required for that one.

Getting to know the cast of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy - Bent CornerMax von Sydow

Born in Lund, Sweden and attended the Royal Dramatic Theatre’s acting school. He’s one of Sweden’s most admired and professional actors. He played Emperor Ming in the 1980 Flash Gordon movie. He also played Father Merrin in The Exorcist.

So there you have it. Looks like if you want a major part in the new Star Wars trilogy, one of the most iconic American movie franchises of all time, it would behoove you to not be American. If you are American, it may help to have done a few TV-MA naked love scenes with Lena Dunham.

Poster from the ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack

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The Star Wars soundtrack, scored by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, was released in 1977. It was a double LP album and it included a nifty looking poster. It featured the artwork of science fiction artist John Berkey. It showed brave and courageous T.I.E pilots protecting a space station, their home, against the dishonorable scum from the Rebel Alliance.

It was a sad day for the Empire, but it made for a visually striking poster.

‘Godzilla’ makes $93.2 million over the weelend

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Godzilla took in $93.2 million at the box office this weekend, exceeding all expectations. In comparison, Pacific Rim, a movie similar to  this year’s Godzilla, only better, made only $37.2 million its opening weekend

Why would theater goers flock to Godzilla, but not Pacific Rim? Both movies feature city killing, gigantic monsters and lots of special effects.

I think it comes down to licensing. For some reason, people would rather go see a move based on a licensed product, something unoriginal that’s been around for years, than something based on a new and original idea.

It hasn’t always been that way. The movie Star Wars succeeded while Flash Gordon did not. Star Wars was new and original, like Pacific Rim, while Flash Gordon was based on characters and ideas that had been around for decades. I think if Star Wars and Flash Gordon had never been released and came out today, it would be Flash Gordon that was the success, not Star Wars.

Flash Gordon would be the blockbuster, not Star Wars.