This summer, we're going to the movies.

Movies that we can all see as a family. Movies that aren't too scary, too violent, or too suggestive for a 10 year old - or for two 40-something parents, for that matter.

We'll go see them, and let you know what we think.

We're also going to add some video picks of movies being released this summer on video and DVD.

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Has it really been 28 years since the original 'Star Wars?' I was 15 in the summer of 1977, but still enough of a nerd to get caught up the excitement of the SciFi blockbuster.

My brother and I went to see it several times in the theaters, and I got caught up in the merchandise frenzy at the time, buying several of those original action figures, a T-shirt with Han Solo and Chewbacca, listening to the soundtrack LP by John Williams, and building plastic models of X-wing fighters and R2-D2.

The original 'Star Wars' [do I have to call it 'A New Hope'?] had charm, wonder and a real creativity that gave it an energy that none of the others quite captured. 'The Empire Strikes Back' was a real event - I went with some High School buddies to the premiere at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater. We had a blast literally screaming and cheering for Luke, Han and Leia and booing at Darth Vader.

And while I found the latest two Star Wars installments, the prequels, to be not nearly as charming or interesting as the first three, it seemed almost a 'have to' for us to see this final installment, 'Revenge of the Sith' just to bring it some closure.

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