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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Val Kilmer Is Back! As Batman!

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Nothing would make me happier to report than Warner Bros. deciding to reboot Christopher Nolan's doom-and-gloom Batman series by recasting Val Kilmer in the part—preferably due to some sort of time-travel plot that would let Kilmer replace Batman's secret identity of "Bruce Wayne" with, say, "Mark Motherfucking Twain." But alas, that's not the case. (THANKS FOR NOTHING, WARNER BROS.) Instead, we have to settle for Kilmer showing up on Warwick Davis' Life's Too Short. The resultant clip is now my third-favorite thing on the internet, after (1) that Mark Twain business and (2) Kilmer's Twitter feed.

Thanks to my fellow Val Kilmer superfan Robert B. Fortney for the heads up.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Today's Selected Entry from the Willow Wiki

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Today's selected entry from the Willow Wiki:

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When Madmartigan agrees to let Willow, Elora, and the Brownies accompany him as far as the lake, he refers to the Brownies flippantly as Mumbo and Jumbo.

Willow plays at 9:45 tonight at the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside).

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Today's Selected Entry from the Willow Wiki

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Today's selected entry from the Willow Wiki:

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George Lucas is the creator and writer of Willow. His successes as a screenwriter include American Graffiti, the Star Wars films, and the Indiana Jones films. He met Warwick Davis when he was cast as Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi.

Willow plays at 9:45 tonight at the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside).

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Today's Selected Entry from the Willow Wiki

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Today's selected entry from the Willow Wiki:

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Horses are animals utilized by both the Daikini and Nelwyns. They are seen saddled for single riders and teamed together to pull carts and wagons.

Willow plays at 9:45 tonight at the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside).

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Today's Selected Entry from the Willow Wiki

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Today's selected entry from the Willow Wiki:

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Daikinis are people that generally grow to 5-7 feet in height. The Nelwyns regard them as giants. According to "The Making of..." the word means simply "tall person" in the Nelwyn language.

Willow plays at 9:45 tonight at the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside).

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Today's Selected Entry from the Willow Wiki

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Today's selected entry from the Willow Wiki:

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"Dust of broken heart" is a powdery substance belonging to the Fairies, which is entrusted to Franjean. He wears it in a container attached to a necklace. Rool tries to take some from Franjean to use on a cute girl at a tavern, but in the struggle, he spills it on himself and inadvertantly falls in love with a cat.

Later, Franjean strikes Madmartigan in the nose with the container so that he would stop touching his spear. This causes Madmartigan to temporarily fall in love with Sorsha when he is supposed to be rescuing Elora Danan from her.

Willow plays at 9:45 tonight at the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside).

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Today's Selected Entry from the Willow Wiki

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Today's selected entry from the Willow Wiki:

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Burglekutt is the prefect of the Nelwyn village and presides over the village council. He sells the seeds to the farmers in the village and accuses Willow of stealing seeds from him, but Willow explains that his family has been gathering them in the forest since the previous autumn.

Soon later, he mocks and demoralizes Willow in the fair, as he performs his magic trickery and later is presented among the hopefuls of the High Aldwin.

Burglekutt was then seen in the village council discussing the raid of the Death Dogs that ruined the fair. He suggested that the culprit responsible should be thrown in the pit. When Willow presented Elora Danan to High Aldwin, Burglekutt once more attempted to make Willow's life difficult by saying that it would be fair that it would be Willow to take the child to the Daikini crossroads and also did not allow Vohnkar to accompany him. High Aldwin, sensing Burglekutt's ill-temper, made him the "leader" of the expedition, to which a frightened Burglekutt called Vohnkar to come with him.

Once they reach the crossroads, he insists they give the baby to Madmartigan, the first Daikini they met, eager to turn back home. Willow did not trust the Daikini as he was imprisoned in the crow's cage and objected to giving the baby to him. Burglekutt then took the three warriors with him and left Willow and Meegosh.

Willow plays at 9:45 tonight at the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside).

Friday, March 1, 2013

Today's Selected Entry from the Willow Wiki

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Today's selected entry from the Willow Wiki:

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A troll is a small furry creature. There are several trolls in residence in the ruins if Tir Asleen when Willow and Madmartigan arrive. Using Cherlindrea's wand, Willow accidentally transforms one into the fire-breathing Eborsisk. Willow is deathly afraid of trolls.

Willow plays at 9:45 tonight at the Laurelhurst Theater (2735 E Burnside).

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