Peter Boyle Dies at 71

Man, I hate to hear that. Goodbye Peter.

I loved him on Raymond, however, I will always remember him from Young Frankenstein. – Peter Boyle, Ray’s Dad on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Dies at 71 – Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment
The movie’s defining moment came when Gene Wilder, as scientist Frederick Frankenstein, introduced his creation to an upscale audience. Boyle, decked out in tails, performed a song-and-dance routine to the Irving Berlin classic “Puttin’ On the Ritz.”


Frank Miller has really turned it on. I personally didn’t really care for Sin City that much, but I did like the cinematography, and the style a lot.

300 looks stunning. It is like every frame of the film is hand crafted. I can’t wait for the film, but in the mean time I am really enjoying the trailers for it.

300 on Yahoo! Movies
Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, “300” is a retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy.

Superman Returns Again!

I saw it last night at the 10p showing on Tuesday.
There is a lot to say about this movie. Here are my reactions being a Superman fan, and a fan of the original 2 films. (3 and 4 didn’t work for me in the way Star Trek 5 didn’t either)

  • The Special effects were spot on. Seeing Superman really work himself and his powers was fantastic.
  • Pacing on the movie slowed sometimes a little too much for Character development…but I think that it was needed..

Overall…A really good movie, and really keeps pace with the really good Superhero movies we have been given (Spiderman, and Batman Begins). Superman is at a crossroads in his life now, and they updated the world that he lives in.

I do get the feeling, and I read another reviewer who thought the same, that all the character development was really a set up for the next film. I will definitely see this again.

I will be talking about this more tonight on Technorama

Pixar Cars World Premiere Report!

First off I have to say that having the premiere at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC was a lot of fun! With an exhibition race of 12 cars (Which the “Cars” car won…go figure) Fireworks, a Military Fly over (which is customary at Races), and a killer movie made this one memorable night.

I will be talking more about this on my Podcast Technorama Sunday Night (read below to see what I thought)
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Cars Movie Premiere Tonight!

…at the Lowes Motor Speedway! Finally a movie premiere on this coast!

It will be on 4, 11 story screens built at Turn 2.

I just hope the rain holds off…I can’t have cameras of ANY kind (phone or otherwise) so they say, or recording devices…because it is a movie, and they do check. During races you can take coolers of beer in, actually just about anything and they check that too.

So, Probably no pics from me…I am scared to take my camera then have to take it back to the car.


Corpse Bride Unveiled

First off, I want to say that I really like Tim Burton. I enjoy his art, and his film making. The creepy and likable characters that he creates appeals to me. One of my favorite movies is The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was a visual delight.

About a month ago, I saw the trailer for The Corpse Bride and my jaw hit the floor. I thought that it was Nightmare again.

I can’t wait to see this film.

Here is a link to an article talking about the process and the equipment used in making this. I was surprised that they used Canon SLRs and Macs for editing and that is it, no CGI. Awesome.

‘Bride’ Stripped Bare
Technologically, this is a movie of many firsts; it’s the first feature-length, stop-motion film edited using Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP), it’s the first feature shot using commercial digital SLR still photography cameras and, perhaps most significantly, it’s the first movie to choose digital cameras over film cameras based on the criterion of image quality.