‘Paranormal Activity’ screenings this weekend in Tempe

You demanded it. But are you ready for Paranormal Activity? The film, billed as one of the scariest in the last decade, is not opening in wide release; instead there will be three preview showings at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Harkins’ Tempe Marketplace 16 theaters. Valley residents brought the film to Tempe […]

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‘I sense a great disturbance on the server’

“As if a million page view requests cried out at once, and were suddenly silenced.” Apologies to the great Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi for the paraphrasing, but it seems particularly appropriate. Video game company Bioware opened up beta tester applications for their upcoming online role-playing game, “Star Wars: The Old Republic.” Gamers promptly hammered the […]

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Local events: ‘Star Wars’ deconstructed — the LEGO way

A couple of events coming to the Valley next month will help to usher in the release of DK Publishing’s LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, due out Monday, Oct. 5. The LEGO Store at Chandler Fashion Center will be invaded by Imperial stormtroopers for its event, 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10. In addition, […]

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‘Dollhouse’ debut is ratings deja vu

The surprise renewal last season of Joss Whedon’s sci-fi drama ‘Dollhouse’ may end up as only a temporary reprieve. The ratings for Friday’s season premiere are in and they are pretty bad. Though this is certainly disappointing, it’s not exactly surprising given the show’s performance last season. The Eliza Dushku vehicle only managed to garner […]

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Weekend Reading

Daredevil Movie Reboot (Atomic Comics) Don’t Ask The Wall Street Journal How To Wean Your Kids Off Reading Science Fiction (io9) Kirk Cameron Stands Behind Controversial Darwin Statements (People) Craters Show 1970s Viking Lander Missed Martian Ice by Inches (Wired Science) Sony to launch new motion controller next spring (AP) Review: Rubik’s TouchCube a little […]

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Jocks bow to the nerds when fantasy meets football

Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment, is now part-owner of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers franchise. Did the global economic summit that just concluded in that city include a secret delegation of Night Elves, Tauren, Trolls and other representatives of the races of Azeroth from Blizzard’s online RPG World of Warcraft? Well, no one […]

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Anthony Daniels September 2009 Arizona Star Wars in Concert Copyright Nerdvana Media Jayson Peters

It’s no Tatooine: C-3PO’s impressions of the Valley

The last part of my interview with “Star Wars in Concert” narrator and C-3PO performer Anthony Daniels: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 PHOTO: JAYSON PETERS, EAST VALLEY TRIBUNE When Anthony Daniels visited the Valley Sept. 14 to promote his Oct. 4 appearance for “Star Wars in Concert” at Glendale’s […]

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