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My friend Sam dropped a link on my Facebook page this afternoon with something quite unexpected - a new STAR WARS fan film called SUMMER '78. Directed by J.C. Reifenberg, this 3½-minute gem captures childhood for many, myself included. The backyard movies... those Kenner action figures... the required Super 8mm camera. Funny enough, those same elements that landed me in a Target commercial for the new toys from THE FORCE AWAKENS (something tells me that's gonna keep coming up for a bit). Thing is, this is an Easter-egg laden short that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated by a certain audience... one largely made up of kids that lived this the first time, and are sensing that "awakening" right now. Take a peek...

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Two things I really love: STAR WARS and ENTOURAGE. Both have new movies in theaters later this year, and today comes a potentially-viral clip from the folks at Quiznos (yes, those purveyors of tasty subs that massively over-expanded in the Chicago market, and all but disappeared following the "Great Recession" and prior to their 2014 bankruptcy - I know too much about this stuff). The new short from Windowseat recalls a time when STAR WARS mashups were just coming into their own with "fan films" like AMERICAN JEDI or TROOPS. Check out STARTOURAGE: THE FOURSOME AWAKENS below, and let me know - does it make you want a sub? Toasty...

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