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‘Star Wars’ Turns 40

When George Lucas’ Star Wars premiered in 1977, the movie quickly became a phenomenon. On its 40th anniversary, The Onion looks back on the franchise’s defining moments:

Ringo Starr Announces 26th Beatles Album With New Backing Band

‘Moonbeam Sunday’ Slated For Release On June 16

LONDON—Excitedly informing fans that the iconic pop group was back with more original music, Ringo Starr announced Tuesday that on June 16 he would be releasing a 26th Beatles album titled ‘Moonbeam Sunday’ with an all-new backing band.
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Protests Over The Golden Compass

Catholics and other religious groups have organized boycotts of The Golden Compass, a film based on a children's book by an avowed atheist. What are their complaints?

Directly competing with Margot At The Wedding, which they love

Compasses inherently promote travel and broadened horizons

The most sympathetic character is not killed in a prolonged and bloody torture sequence

Though God is not referenced directly, subtitles pop up on screen to remind viewers when things symbolize God and religion

Daniel Craig would be better served doing the Lord's work in the next Bond installment

Breaks unspoken rule that talking CGI animals must be allegorical to Catholicism

Would have enjoyed some broader anti-Semitic themes

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