Star Wars: The Clone Wars

NOCTURNA discs

Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Nocturna Tim is a typical orphan, round-headed and curious about the night, but when an after-hours misstep lands him in the grip of a creature named Cat Shepherd he finds himself on a very unique adventure. His new friend becomes a guide of sort as he shares with Tim the world of Nocturna, the nighttime world the rest of us sleep through, and shows him the true faces and beings behind our tussled hair, late night noises, dew-covered trees and very dreams. It’s not all fun and games though as a dark shape is floating over the night threatening to steal the stars right out of the sky. This Spanish film is a 2007 release, but its US debut was worth the wait for fans of animated wonder and pure imagination. The story keeps one sleepy toe in the real world even as it reveals an original and beautifully-crafted one behind the curtain of the night, and the animation follows suit as the familiar gets an inventive and enticing make-over. It’s a gorgeous dream of a film with scenes of true beauty and inventive thrills, and it deserves to be seen by more eyeballs. [Blu-ray/DVD extras: Making of, featurette]

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Reject Recap: The Best of Film School Rejects

This might have been a difficult week for you to keep up with news and necessary stories. Between Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day celebrating, you could have been busy with king cakes and candies, revelry and romance. Also, it had to be difficult to navigate through all the posts and lists related to these holidays, which include our own look at cynical Valentine’s Day films and a Commentary Commentary column devoted to (500) Days of Summer and post-Valentine’s romance tips from Sasha Grey. Of course, now you’re probably too busy this weekend with your free Criterion Collection marathon viewing to review the week in movie discussions, but that’s okay because this Reject Recap post doesn’t self-destruct after today. It’s here for your convenience whenever you’ve got the time. But at some point, check out the biggest and best stories and original content from the past week, from FSR and our friends around the web:

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves working as Roger Thornhill’s personal drycleaner… between the dust-ups and the crop dusters, Thornhill has lots of suits in need of cleaning. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. This week… North By Northwest, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Aliens In The Attic, and more!

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

Brian Gibson loves to buy DVDs. Come with him on his weekly journey into the depths of credit card debt as he tells you what to buy, rent and avoid.

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While we sort-of, luke warmly enjoyed Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we have some Unanswered Questions.

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Tropic Thunder hits theaters today

Oddly enough, it wasn’t Tropic Thunder that made history, even though it ended up in first place with a haul of $26 million. Instead, the Caped Crusader set another milestone.

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Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano contemplate playing a drinking game

While Anakin Skywalker and his young Padawan apprentice are saving the stinky Hutt baby, knock a few back and enjoy the newest installment in the Star Wars universe like you’re in a cantina.

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Controversy is all over the place as Kevin calls for a boycott of Tropic Thunder due to insensitivity to fat people while Neil takes some shots at Tim Shriver. Nothing is sacred, and everyone should be offended at this week’s Fat Guys at the Movies.

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Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

I say “threesome” in honor of Woody Allen’s new love-triangle movie Vicky Christina Barcelona. As well, four other flicks roll out wide including Star Wars:The Clone Wars and Mirrors.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

As a child of the 70s, this movie brought me back to all the early extended universe stuff I enjoyed as a kid – from the old ‘Droids’ cartoon to the Marvel comic book series (and yes, even The Ewok Adventure and The Star Wars Holiday Special).

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The Officially Cool Collector

Star Wars is going animated again this week with the release of The Clone Wars theatrical movie. This gives me the opportunity to take a look at one of my favorite current collectibles lines, Gentle Giants’ Star Wars animated style statues.

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It’s tough to tell why there hasn’t been much buzz for the latest offering from Team Lucas. Whatever the case, that lack of excitement actually matches the tone of the film near-perfectly.

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Film School Rejects went to Lucasfilm and LucasArts recently, and you can bet we brought our camera. Check out the good in our massive gallery.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The producer and director of Stars Wars: The Clone Wars got access to George Lucas’s personal character files and went wild, creating a whole new universe with some familiar faces.

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George Lucas and JJ Abrams

Which is faster, the Millennium Falcon or the U.S.S Enterprise? This photo captures Lucas and Abrams ending the debate.

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The Dark Knight in IMAX

There has been tons of speculation around which trailers will occupy the prime real estate in front of the year’s most anticipated summer film, Warner Bros. The Dark Knight. Here is some more…

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Warner Brothers at Comic-Con 2008

Much of the talk around Comic-Con 2008 thus far has been about who is not coming. Thankfully, it appears that Warner Bros. is going to be a shiny beacon of light — delivering the main event.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

A new trailer and some new desktop wallpapers may not be enough to get Star Wars fans excited about this new animated Clone Wars flick.

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Many dedicated convention goers will attend Comic-Con 2008 simply for the merch booths. Come on. Why leave the holiest of tombs without any loot?

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