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Help Support Practical Effects!

Help Support Practical Effects!

So this kickstarter thing isn’t all that new, but it’s certainly gotten a lot of publicity lately with Hollywood folks getting involved and getting results. Cancelled shows are seeing fan-based resurgence. Stars, directors, writers, and all sorts of artists are turning to the Kickstarter method to avoid

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American Psycho with Huey and Al

American Psycho with Huey and Al

It’s not very often Funny or Die is actually funny. But you throw enough crap in the wind and you eventually uncover…I don’t know where this metaphor is going. But watching Huey Lewis do his Christian Bale impression from American Psycho is pretty funny, mostly because it

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Everything’s Coming up Jaws

Everything's Coming up Jaws

It wasn’t very long ago that I would tell people about how Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was my favorite movie and people thought I was joking. There was a long while that the mastery of Jaws was overshadowed and diluted by its crappy sequel brethren. But the last

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Film Site: Movies in Color

Film Site: Movies in Color

I realize I see so many more things than I tend to share. Part of the purpose of starting this little web space was to highlight some interesting film related material that wasn’t like the movie news sites where you could get your rumor fix for the

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Jurassic Park/Star Wars Mash-up

Jurassic Park/Star Wars Mash-up

Watching Han Solo say, “Clever girl” to an AT-AT is the highlight for me. But the whole thing is just good fun for us movie geeks. Take a look! decreasing

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Love Affair: Poltergeist

Love Affair: Poltergeist

Having grown up partially in suburban California around the time Steven Spielberg was making it big, it’s easy to say I was somewhat shaped by his world. Spielberg is easily one of the best directors when it comes to children and accepting their viewpoints as completely valid,

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SNL Actually Funny with Djesus Uncrossed

SNL Actually Funny with Djesus Uncrossed

I often find SNL skits to sort of miss the mark, either starting with a great idea and not doing enough with it, or taking a bad idea and getting slightly more from it than should be possible. But their Tarantino revisionist history parody Djesus Uncrossed is

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Black Swan Frame by Frame Findings

Black Swan Frame by Frame Findings

I don’t hide my love for Black Swan. Both Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman are two of my favorites working in Hollywood. I had so looked forward to Black Swan because I knew that a director like Aronofsky could get the most out of the under-utilized and

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Hollywood Hates Math

Hollywood Hates Math

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Writing and maintaining this blog isn’t my full time job. Notice this hasn’t been updated lately but on the weekends. Professional bloggers don’t write on the weekends! My actual job is as an academic advisor. Clearly not related at

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Lego Cinema

Lego Cinema

I’ve always loved making models, and while I was never huge into legos, I’ve always enjoyed the endless possibilities a good lego set can provide. Lego has certainly been keeping itself modern by smartly partnering with Hollywood films, kid shows, and video games, and now they’ve caught

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