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DVD Reviews: Jedi Junkies, Katy Perry, 6 Bullets, The Packets and The Pinochet Case

DVD Reviews: Jedi Junkies, Katy Perry, 6 Bullets, The Packets and The Pinochet Case
President Obama may have gotten in hot water recently by evoking the mixed metaphor of a “Jedi mind meld,” but “Star Wars” absolutists can seek solace in the form of “Jedi Junkies,” the nonfiction answer to 1999′s “Trekkies” and its subsequent follow-up exploration of “Star Trek” fandom. A “Star Wars” fan film on par with those geek-outs, this title is sure to be a warmly embraced subcultural hit — particularly as we move closer to a new big screen trilogy in the franchise. Directed by Mark Edlitz, this brisk but rangy documentary takes a look at everything from “Star Wars” collectors and tribute bands to those who’ve fashioned their own spin-off fan films, like [ Read More ]

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I have decided that I am going to make my mother watch Mark Edlitz's Jedi Junkies because maybe then she will finally realize that the hundred or so vintage Star Wars action figures that are packed away in my childhood bedroom does not constitute a collection by any means. I bought my last Star Wars action figure in 1984 and every piece of my "collection" has been used and abused; so nothing in that "collection" is worth anything other than sentimental value to myself. Of course, I knew all if this before watching Jedi Junkies; but to hear it from my mother, she makes it sound like I threw away so much of my hard-earned money (from birthdays, holidays and my paper delivery route) on a massive collection that has taken over her home. (I challenge you to search my parents' home for any Star Wars memorabilia -- I guarantee you will find nothing.
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Jedi Junkies Review

Fantasy has a funny way of capturing the imagination of the geek demographic. While readers of Harlequin romances, fans of John Ford westerns, or lovers of historical epics may daydream about their particular field of interest and imagine themselves as heroes or lovers in their genre of choice, 'hardcore' fantasy adherents simply aren't content with wondering "what if?". A true geek's love for his beloved material invariably translates to a real-life imitative lifestyle. A lover of all things medieval visits ye olde Renaissance Faires, complete with broadsword and chain mail. A Trekker wouldn't dream of attending the latest Star Trek convention without his Starfleet uniform, replica tricorder and phaser, and a practiced Vulcan salute. A Dr. Who fanatic has his Sonic Screwdriver and 1/6th scale Tardis. And a huge Star Wars nerd has...well...a seriously-distressing compulsion, to the average layperson.

Such is one of many issues touched upon, but never mocked,
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Review: Jedi Junkies

Let.s be honest… there’s no shortage of films out there about Star Wars fans. With as many people as there are who love — and I do mean Love — the Star Wars saga, it’s no surprise. The make-believe universe that George Lucas created, and subsequently materialized and capitalized, has in many ways been taken over by a siege of die-hard fans. Star Wars is no longer limited to a six-film trilogy, nor does it end with the official merchandise, authorized novels or animated spin-offs. Fans has created a living, breathing and ever-expanding society filled with extreme collections, fan-art, fan-fiction and fan films.

This underground society of Star Wars fans that live un-apologetically in plain sight, this is what Jedi Junkies is all about. Initially, one conjures the image of the nerdy, geeky acne-faced 40-year old dude with no social skills that live with his mother. Well, that.s not entirely accurate.
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Live in Phoenix or the nearby environs? Interested in seeing Little Fockers on December 16? Then, pal, I have just the ticket for you. In fact, I have a lot of tickets so by all means shoot me a line at and I’ll see about hooking you up with passes to see it.

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This holiday season come Little Fockers the third installment in this blockbuster series (Meet The Parents and Meet the Fockers.) The test of wills between Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) escalates to new heights as Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) and the family
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Review: Jedi Junkies

Genre: Documentary

Director: Mark Edlitz

Cast: Olivia Munn, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, D.M. Atlas, Jeremy Bulloch, Vince Collura

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Summary: Star Wars has its hundreds of millions of “Star Wars Fans,” but there’s another kind of fan, one whose appreciation goes well beyond mere admiration for the films and becomes a part of their everyday life. This film is a fun, affectionate look at the men and women who have dedicated their personal and

professional lives to all things Star Wars -­ we call them the “Jedi Junkies”.

Run Time: 75 minutes

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Jedi Junkies, directed by Mark Edlitz is a grand tour through the fandom of the Star Wars galaxy. While the film does include a few celebrities, including Attack of the Show’s Olivia Munn, and Star Wars alumni, including Ray Park (Darth Maul), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and more,
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El Guapo Presents: Three Nerd Documentaries You Should Watch

Trekkies, The King of Kong and Trekkies II are some of my favorite documentaries. I must have seen them around 20 times each. I'll even put them on in the background while I'm working. It's not the subject matter that fascinates me, it's the people in the documentary. I am fascinated by geek culture. I could watch a documentary like Trekkies and King of Kong for hours on end. Obsessed fans of whatever thing they're into, for some reason, grab my attention. Most of these people are the most socially awkward, nerdiest dorks you could find and for some reason I want to watch them go about their daily lives. I don't know if it's pity or jealousy that draws me to these documentaries. I guess it's a little bit of both. I pity them because most have issues that they're trying to work out through their fantasy lives. Some just
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