darthnome

Writer and Director based in Southern Maryland.
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  • The Star Wars Holiday Special

    The Star Wars Holiday Special

    ★½

    “Mom, Dad, guess what! I got cast in the next Star Wars movie!”
    “That’s great son! What role are you going to play?”
    “Will you be starring alongside Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher?”
    He replies “I sure hope so. All I know is that those four years as lead trumpeter at the local circus is finally going to pay off!”



    I just don’t understand how this got made. Who thought this was a good idea? I guess you can chalk…

  • The Lost World

    The Lost World

    ★★★★

    Intertitle: ‘What are you thinking of, Paula – in this lost world of ours?’
    (Rick Dalton pointing at the t.v.) They did the thing, they did the thing!

    Harry O. Hoyt’s adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel of the same name, “The Lost World,” just recently celebrated its 96th anniversary. Can you believe it? This movie is nearly 100 years old and still holds up. It’s frustrating to see lists of classic silent films where “The Lost World” is…