Monday, April 29, 2013


 Back in the days when I worked in the ILM Art Dept, the phrase "BLOWN OUT" would be used from time to time to describe a particularly cool, awesome, thrilling, or generally over-the-top kind of's, "BLOWN OUT" nod goes to this WonderCon Promo Reel for the upcoming Kaiju-Robot-Lovefest, PACIFIC RIM-!

Thursday, April 4, 2013



 We lost a giant today, the hugely influential Critic and Writer, ROGER EBERT passed away at 70.  I grew up watching Siskel and Ebert review movies on the PBS show SNEAK PREVIEWS as well as subsequent programs, including AT THE MOVIES...and I sort of feel like I've lost a family member.
   I think I always related more to Ebert's take on the films ( Gene tended to be a bit too tightly wound, IMO ),  and I'll never forget the good impression Ebert's rave about EVIL DEAD 2 left on me. I couldn't find that clip online, so I'm posting S&E's review of ALIENS instead, in memoriam.