HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!! Hope all of you are having a fine and dandy holiday. In terms of what to expect to see in 2005, this year sees the San Antonio Spurs becoming the NBA champions once more, Ron Artest continuing his reign of terror when he returns to the Indiana Pacers this Fall, the Cardinals getting revenge on the Red Sox this October, the Patriots winning the Super Bowl, George Dubya trying to come up with more reasons why the Iraq war was a good thing, them space shuttles making a long-awaited return into space around May or June, a tsunami early-warning system deployed in the Indian Ocean by the end of this year (or two years. I'll leave this fact in, anyway), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson trying to strike gold again with King Kong, Steven Spielberg trying to strike gold with the motion picture version of War of the Worlds, the return of the Dark Knight Detective to the big screen with Batman Begins and the final installment of the Star Wars saga. To celebrate these eleven facts—well, at least the one about Star Wars (I was being sarcastic about George Dubya, and the sports ones were a bunch of BS...except the one about Ron Artest)—I decided to post up a few screenshots and publicity stills from Revenge of the Sith. Of course, all but two of these pics haven’t officially been released by Lucasfilm yet...meaning I’m totally screwed if they visit this page. But you didn't hear that from me, haha! Thanks to the beauty of Statcounter, however, I’ll know if someone from Skywalker Ranch is prowling through my journal. I hope! My lifelong (not really) geeky dream of working on a Star Wars film is pretty much moot now that the release date is only four months away (May 19), so whatever! Enjoy! And I’m rooting for USC to beat Oklahoma this Tuesday.
Oh, and if Lucasfilm wants to send me a cool cease and desist letter, e-mail me here. On second thought, go here. I don't think this is something I should be joking about...since I am overdoing it with showing all these pics.
WARNING: If you don't have DSL or any other high-speed internet service, leave now!! Or else it's gonna take forever for you to download all these pictures!! (UPDATED with more pics!)
BELOW: The cover spread of the January, 2005 issue of Vanity Fair (which comes out on newsstands January 11...in case you're planning to buy a publication other than Sports Illustrated, Slam, Maxim or High Times magazine anytime soon. Not bloody likely.).