Time Capsule Top 5: Munchie Junkies

Time Capsule Top 5: Munchie Junkies

In honor of the SciFi comedy FUTURE ’38, which screens Wednesday, May 17 at Flix Brewhouse, the OWA staff is creating a Time Capsule to be opened in 80 years.

FUTURE ’38 is a Technicolor valentine to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s, with a SciFi twist. It’s a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the filmmakers of 1938!

Time Capsule Top 5: Toys to Preserve for All Ages

Time Capsule Top 5: Toys to Preserve for All Ages

In honor of the SciFi comedy FUTURE ’38, which screens Wednesday, May 17 at Flix Brewhouse, the OWA staff is creating a Time Capsule to be opened in 80 years.

FUTURE ’38 is a Technicolor valentine to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s, with a SciFi twist. It’s a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the filmmakers of 1938!

Time Capsule Top 5: Everyone Will Be Famous

Time Capsule Top 5: Everyone Will Be Famous

In honor of the SciFi comedy FUTURE ’38, which screens Wednesday, May 17 at Flix Brewhouse, the OWA staff is creating a Time Capsule to be opened in 80 years.

 

FUTURE ’38 is a Technicolor valentine to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s, with a SciFi twist. It’s a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the filmmakers of 1938!

Time Capsule Top 5: Pass the Remote - Tessa Morrison on Television Shows

Time Capsule Top 5: Pass the Remote - Tessa Morrison on Television Shows

I was raised on television, so after much debating and hemming and hawing, here are my top 5 favorite television shows of the past 5 years. I chose some based on the educational merit of the times and others on the taste of entertainment of our times.

Time Capsule Top 5: (Ice) Cream of the Crop

Time Capsule Top 5: (Ice) Cream of the Crop

At the end of the day, it’s all about the simple pleasures in life, and this sweet, sweet frozen nectar of the Gods (cows, whatever) has earned a spot worldwide as one of the most soothing of treats. I’ve no doubt that, in 2097, ice cream is still a thing. Let me tell you a bit about your ice cream's ancestors. Dairy historians, please take note:

Time Capsule Top 5: Celluloid Superheroes

Time Capsule Top 5: Celluloid Superheroes

Here’s an interesting scientific fact: a new comic book-based film is released every 82 minutes. I know, it actually seems like it’s more often than that, but it’s an undisputed fact. Here are the five indispensable ones in the OWA Time Capsule:

Time Capsule Top 5: Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

Time Capsule Top 5: Slipcase-Worthy Comics of Our Era

I can hear you in my head shouting “SHUT UP OLD MAN AND WHAT THE HELL IS A COMIC BOOK?” Right. Comic books are movies on paper. Here are some good ones.

Time Capsule Top 5: The Most Important Sports Artifacts of Our Time

Time Capsule Top 5: The Most Important Sports Artifacts of Our Time

In honor of the SciFi comedy FUTURE ’38, which screens Wednesday, May 17 at Flix Brewhouse, the OWA staff is creating a Time Capsule to be opened in 80 years.

FUTURE ’38 is a Technicolor valentine to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s, with a SciFi twist. It’s a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the filmmakers of 1938!

Time Capsule Top 5: Pop Nuggets for Future Dance Consumption

Time Capsule Top 5: Pop Nuggets for Future Dance Consumption

Hello people of 2097. Music in 2017 has reached a zenith of pure commercialese, computer processed, and company packaged so that everyone has access to exactly the type of music they like best. Yes, niche genres are the thing. I mean there’s Punk, Post-punk, Pop punk, Proto-punk, Cowpunk, Skate Punk, Horror Punk, Folk Punk, Gothic Punk, Crust Punk, Hardcore Punk, Post-Hardcore Punk, Ska-core, Grindcore, Queercore, Trampcore, and Orgcore. And that’s just one sliver of the musical color spectrum.

How I Learned to Stop the Hate, and Love STAR WARS Fan Films

How I Learned to Stop the Hate, and Love STAR WARS Fan Films

STAR WARS was a sacred cinematic experience from my childhood as I shared in this earlier blog post. How dare someone attempt to recreate or reimagine the epic? Oh, the sacrilegious injustice! I could only imagine the desecration of no to low-budget cinematography, editing, and special effects to the STAR WARS canon. 

Boy, was I proven wrong.

An Ewokian Recipe from Far, Far Away: FORCEJOADA

An Ewokian Recipe from Far, Far Away: FORCEJOADA

The following recipe has been translated into Galactic Basic from it’s native Ewokian and adapted to suit a more universal palat by Michael Thielvoldt, Editor-chef of Cooking Lightsaber Magazine and Film Programmer for Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival.

Jar Jar Binks is the Most Necessary Character in the Star Wars Universe

Jar Jar Binks is the Most Necessary Character in the Star Wars Universe

It’s time to reassess the much-reviled Jar Jar, who, when it comes down to it, may just be the most important character to the plot of the entire film series (yes, all nine of them).  Watch out, dissen gonna be bery messy!

Lamentations of a Sarlacc

Lamentations of a Sarlacc

Anyway, Jabba is dead and I’m unemployed.  Excuse me while I update my resume. I’ve got a bad feeling about being able to transfer my 401K.

Getting More Out of the Star Wars Universe

Getting More Out of the Star Wars Universe

At some point, people are going to get bored of the same old characters, the same old dynamics, and stop going.  But: the universe of STAR WARS is vast, deep and largely unexplored.   I hope the success of ROGUE ONE will soften Disney’s view of what can work as a STAR WARS property and allow for new and exciting stories to be told in that galaxy so long ago and so far, far away.

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