Articles in the Film Category

Jurassic Park Stan Winston Puppets & Animatronics
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Posted in Film on 5 January 2013
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Evolution of the Jurassic Park animatronics including full-size cable-controlled puppets, half-puppets and insert legs, some Raptor shots were most efficiently captured with a man in a suit. There’s also a video. More photos and info at Stan Winston’s. Jurassic Park is coming back in 3D next summer. Tweet This Post

Amazon “Never Before on DVD” Section
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Posted in Film on 28 May 2012
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Several studios have created a line of “on-demand” DVD’s (DVD-R’s) that they create after you order them because they don’t feel there might not be enough in sales to warrant a full retail release. Amazon has gathered up all the releases on one section now. What are we waiting for?     Tweet This Post

YouTube: Star Trek Next Generation Reunion – Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo
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Posted in Film, Star Trek on 2 May 2012
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You need about an hour to view all five parts – first time all of the original cast of ST: TNG has been gathered together at a comic con. And surprise guest … Tweet This Post

Movie Budgets & Grosses: It’s Definitely Hollywood Creative …
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Posted in Film on 13 March 2012
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So, the question is what is a movie-film budget and how much does it cost to make a film. There is NEVER a real answer because: SOMEONE/SOME CORPORATION wants to hide the truth. It’s kind of like asking how much did you spend on your kid to get them to college age. In theory, there […]

Monty Python’s Holy Grail + iPad App: Holy Book of Days
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Posted in Film, Gadgets on 8 March 2012
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Monty Python & the Holy Grail is out on Blu Ray … Lots of fun extras including: Terry Jones Introduces the Outtakes Enlightening Commentaries by Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones, Plus General Complaints and Back-Biting by John Cleese, Eric Idle & Michael Palin Join Michael Palin and Terry Jones in their Special Documentary: The Quest […]

John Carter 10-Minute Free Preview
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Posted in Film on 5 March 2012
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Disney must be pretty confident that John Carter is the first big hit of 2012 ny unleashing a 10-minute clip from the film … (do I need to note SPOILER ALERT if it’s the film itself?) This is Director Andrew Stanton’s first full length live action film (previously he’s directed some animated movies you might’ve […]

Star Wars Conceptual Artist Ralph McQuarrie dies at 82
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Posted in Film on 4 March 2012
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Via Variety. Conceptual designer Ralph McQuarrie, who designed the look of “Star Wars” characters including Darth Vader and Chewbacca, died Saturday, March 3, in Berkeley, Calif. He was 82 and had been suffering from Parkinson’s. George Lucas hired him to illustrate scenes from his “Star Wars” script, and McQuarrie not only created the look of […]

The Complete Indiana Jones Saga – Coming to Blu Ray – Fall, 2012
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Posted in Film on 2 March 2012
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Coming this Fall (no specific date announced yet). The Press release announces that the films were remastered โ€œusing the highest possible high definition picture and audio presentation … includes a feature-length documentary about the making of the first three films, as well as a collection of vintage featurettes from the Lucasfilm Archives … the new […]

“Divers” Animated Short
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Posted in Film on 24 February 2012
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Instead of working, here’s a fun video … from Paris Mavroidis. Tweet This Post

Marvel’s The Avengers Super Bowl XLVI Commercial (Extended)
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Posted in Advertising, Film on 18 February 2012
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And a closing line from Iron Man that clinches the deal … ๐Ÿ™‚ Tweet This Post