First off today is my birthday so I figured it was a good time to announce some things. My two latest short films have been submitted to a lot of festivals all over the world. In fact, earlier this evening I submitted to three more festivals. Fingers crossed! I created a poster for my short film No Witness which was added to the IMDb listing but is also now making it’s official debut below. Outside of a very few people no one knows much about the new feature film. I can finally announce that the new film is called Killer Talk. Now, if you’ve known me for a few years you may be thinking that sounds familiar. Indeed it is. I came up with the original story about 7 years ago. At the time I had debated making it my next film after Distortion but then things change. I would […]
The third trailer has been released for Star Wars The Force Awakens and it’s making it hard to wait two months until it’s released. For those of you that know me, or have read my blog(s) over the years, then you know my love for everything Star Wars is enormous. My admiration for it extends into the personal since the original film is what literally changed my life when I saw it when I was 4. I never thought I would actually see the story go beyond Return Of The Jedi so this is a true event on every level. Now comes the hard part. Waiting until it comes out.
The rise of the arcade boom in the early 80’s began thanks to a game that initially no one was really overly excited about. So the game no one at the company thought would do much ended up turning the arcade into an event and brought video games into the mainstream. It’s hard to explain to people who weren’t there just how huge Pac-Man was when it came out. They were everywhere and there was always someone playing it if not a line of people waiting. It was truly an event. As a young kid I was fascinated by it and no doubt is what began my lifelong love of video games. Pac-Man was also the the first game that started merchandising tie-ins. Everything you can think of had Pac-Man on it. I had a few things (including Pac-Man bedsheets!) and it was really fun to see it. I used […]
I just realized I never did a blog post right after this. I think I was too busy doing the Halloween Horror Movie Challenge. As if one 24 hour horror movie marathon wasn’t enough I was lucky enough to have two in October (you can read about the other one, The Massacre, here). The second one was the Music Box Of Horrors which was at my favorite movie theatre The Music Box Theatre. Beginning on Saturday the 19th at noon and going until noon on Sunday the 20th (actually it went to 1:30 so it was even longer than 24 hours!) it is non-stop horror movies and a celebration of the genre. With the exception of one film, which was a restoration so it was okay with me, all of the films were presented in 35mm original prints. For this kind of event that means a lot to me. Seeing […]
Day Fifteen – What is your favorite monster movie? KING KONG (1933) d: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack Name your favorite monster movie? Where does one begin? I guess for me it has to go back to the granddaddy of them all, ‘King Kong’. Everyone knows the story, the expedition, the girl, the giant ape. A true cinematic marvel and one that is just as exciting today as it was when it was released. It holds special meaning for me because it always makes me think of Thanksgiving. Why does a giant ape remind me of Thanksgiving? No, it has nothing to do with watching relatives devouring their meal. Well, not entirely. When I was a kid they used to show ‘King Kong’ every Thanksgiving on TV. And it usually ended right before it was time to eat so I always knew that when Kong climbed to the […]