Category Archives: Showbiz

‘Before VFX’ Is Fascinating

A couple days ago I posted a video showing some before and after visual effects shots from various TV shows and movies. Many people were surprised at the number of effects being used and also that, in many cases, effects … Continue reading

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Some Oscar Thoughts and Predictions Because People Asked

As you’re likely aware, the Oscar nominations were announced this week by the event’s host, Seth MacFairlane, and the lovely actress Emma Stone. As usual, the nominations brought a flurry of angry denouncements from people on Twitter, and elsewhere, about … Continue reading

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Happy Friday No. 2221 with Added Debate Spin and Harry Hamlin!

I would like to take this moment and wish each and every one of you a happy Friday. I’m having a pretty good day so far. I’ve continued my workouts and went to the gym at 7AM. It didn’t hurt … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Blade Runner’ with Sean Young

I don’t think it’s much of a secret that I’m a film nerd. I love movies of all genres but have a special place in my heart for sci-fi. Among my favorites is Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner. The … Continue reading

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Phoebe Cates Is Number One

How I didn’t see this before I’ll never know, but apparently the site Mr. Skin rated the all-time best nude scenes in movies and one of my favorite actresses of all time was number one. I’m talking about, of course, … Continue reading

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Video Friday – RIP Bettie Page

In case you don’t know who I’m talking about, here’s some video that points out the true phenomenon that was Bettie Page — who, sadly, passed away yesterday at the age of 85. Time Magazine also has some great photos … Continue reading

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Video Friday – The Matrix Runs on Windows

Just imagine how annoying and frustrating things would have been for Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and the gang if The Matrix ran on Windows. Although, if it did and ended up having this many errors, we might have been spared the … Continue reading

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I’ve Been at Comic-Con

Yes, all the thrills, chills, excitement and sweaty fanboys you could ever want. But also, great artists, writers, costumes, cool shows and all the true geekery you could ever want. This is Comic-Con and no matter what the negatives, I … Continue reading

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WGA Strike by The Daily Show Writers

Really, at this point, what more could I add?   

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‘Planet of the Apes’ and LA Locations Fun

For some reason I’m up late watching Conquest of the Planet of the Apes on Sci-Fi Channel. I don’t know the exact reason for watching it other than it happens to be on and I like Planet of the Apes … Continue reading

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Portland – The New Hollywood?

I recently did a piece for CBR about Portland, its creativity and its thriving comic book scene. I found Portland to be inspirational for many reasons, chief of which is the fact that it just feels like a great place … Continue reading

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Trying Something New

As people who know me well can attest, I’m pretty much the kind of person who likes to do the same things pretty much all of the time. I like to eat at the same restaurants, go to the same … Continue reading

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