2010
04.13

Spanking the Wookie: See ‘Star Wars’ Strippers on Video!

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Back in January, I posted a story about the Devil’s Playground burlesque troupe and their Star Wars themed strip-off events. Now, we have video (courtesy of G4).

Check it out:

Since becoming aware of this show, I have searched my feelings repeatedly and have regrettably determined that I can not spank the wookie to this type of gimmick. Don’t get me wrong, the concept is gold. It’s the execution that sucks wampa balls.

Watching Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Chewbacca strip down to frilly lingerie is downright disturbing. It’s obvious these strippers don’t really know a thing about Star Wars and have simply found a hook to part geeks from their druggats.

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Otherwise, they would know that, along with  Princess Leia and Queen Amidala, the Star Wars universe is rich with sexy female characters including lady Sith Lumiya, bad-bitch Mara Jade, Jaina Solo (Han and Leia’s daughter), Queen Apailana, Rabe (Amidala’s royal handmaiden), and Oola, dancer for Jabba the Hut (and obvious choice for a Star Wars themed strip-show if you ask me).

Oh, and another thing … some of these dancers really could stand to do a few laps around the Dagobah system (yes, I’m talking to you lady Vader).

OK, I’ve gotten my Jedi robes in a bunch over this. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll be in my room resting on my Millennium Falcon bed.

Photos: LA Weekly

2010
04.13

Robert Rodriguez & Nimrod Antal Talk ‘Predators’

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A new featurette for 20th Century Fox’s Predators has hit the web. The clip provides new footage and plenty of insight on the reboot courtesy of producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal.

Check it out:

Predators looks pretty damn cool and I have dug the photos and previous BTS clips, however, I just can’t stop snickering every time Rodriguez says “I leaned on Nimrod here.”

The film stars Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, and everyone’s favorite Mexi-can Danny Trejo. It arrives in theaters on july 9.

2010
04.13

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French weather-girl-turned-actress Louise Bourgoin headlines her first fantasy-adventure feature in director/producer Luc Besson’s (The Fifth Element) adaptation of Jacques Tardi’s comic book series The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec.

Adele Blanc-Sec’s many adventures are indeed extraordinary. From what we see in the trailer, this first outing finds the feisty novelist/adventurer battling against a pterodactyl, outwitting corrupt officials and demon-worshipers, releasing the mummy of Patmosis, and soaking her tired nude body in a tub.

Set in Paris before the first World War, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec was first published as a comic strip in 1976 in the French newspaper Sud-Ouest.

Louise Bourgoin was a weather-girl on Canal + in France.

Louise Bourgoin was a weather-girl on Canal + in France.

Luc Besson’s The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec will hit theaters in France on April 14. No word yet on a U.S. release.

2010
04.13

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Former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” star Nicholas Brendon has been charged with four misdemeanors after attempting to fight off cops during an alcohol-fueled night of disorderly conduct in Venice, California last month (click here for that story).

The charges include vandalism, resisting arrest, and two counts of battery against a police officer. He faces up to two years in jail and $4,000 in fines if convicted.

Unlike Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Grudge) and Eliza Dushku (”Dollhouse”), both of whom continue to work despite a string of failed projects, Brendon’s lack of breasts and vaginal talents have doomed him to a soul-killing career in such straight-to-DVD crap as Blood on the Highway, available June 29.

Take a look:

Maybe this flick could be used in Brendon’s defense. It’s easy to see why he would want to break something after starring in it. I’m sure, if he had a home, he would have broken his own stuff.

Brendon played lovable dork Xander on “Buffythe Vampire Slayer” from 1997 to 2003.