Life Post Parkland Slash Columbine

So… Is anybody else amazed that it’s essentially been 20 years since “Medieval Air” was released in ’98?? Well, not entirely — that would officially come this fall — however, this middle school video by Garett Thomas started off so many things, you really have no idea if you’re just reading your first blog post Read More …

Another Golden Night at the Roxie

Where will you be to view the 90th Academy Awards, live this Sunday, March 4th? I know where I’ll be: The Roxie on 16th! They have a good gig there, in which their live projection on the movie screen of the show also includes other humorous clips and music videos *INSTEAD* of the commercials — Read More …

Point Shoot n Eat – 110 – The Shape of the Mind in 4K!

Host Garett Weston Thomas discusses the widest range of topics yet in this vlog entry, first for 2018, on a rainbow spectrum ranging from epileptic status and fried chicken to LGBT indies and the #MeToo movement to the 90th Academy Awards and The Three Amigos. First “Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat” released in 4K! Also took Read More …

One Degree of Kevin Bacon

These CSU Monterey Bay connections, very much in notes/draft format, show just a few of the colleagues I attended and graduated from my university with, on their path to the limelight: Ram Paul Silbey ==> 2nd Assistant Director, “Get Out” ==> Jordan Peele DGA Nomination! https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-directors-guild-awards-20180203-story.html Jordan Peele with his DGA award. https://t.co/eWnWotGBBU pic.twitter.com/bImxrc9Zzi — Read More …

Give Them What They Want – Talking Movies in 4K – 107 for 90th Academy Awards

So, ever heard of Patreon? It’s a platform to contribute to online videographers like myself! We can start there: https://patreon.com/directorG Now, onto the better stuff — it’s our latest Talking Movies episode, the first ever in 4K, also the first episode to air on PenTV ever filmed in 4K, all of which was filmed using Read More …

Six Dames, Seven Knights

Some actors seem to get very lucky in terms of winning, like a constant lottery. Others may seem to almost get there, again and again, as if only reaching the Silver Medal instead of the Gold for more fingers than a single hand. Looking back at the history of Academy Award nominations, there are three Read More …

MAAA: 525,600 Minutes

Happy 525,600 minutes, 2017!! https://t.co/Xx8JnkskPj — Bess Kalb (@bessbell) December 29, 2017 The bizarre insanity that makes up the mind of our current dotard in what is left of 2017 is… unique, to put it mildly. In some ways, it reminds me of the spoof commentary promos that I would make in college for assignment, Read More …

Reminiscing Kaiseki Thanksgiving in Japan

If you can believe Trump is [still] in office, you might believe anything (thus, “fake news”…). Welp, let’s avoid that ugly topic today. Part of coping (though unintended) was a trip last year to three main cities of Japan mid-November: to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Goodness gracious, if you have a passport and/or ever get Read More …

Kickoff Trailer Bash to the 90th Golden Night

Cinebuffs like me and [maybe?] you are elated it is finally officially the so-called “awards season,” past that typical summer blockbuster moment that, with few exceptions, is the lame excuse for Hollywood to continue wasting more money on endless sequels and remakes, all unnecessary. It is finally time again for their movies that can matter! Read More …

On Both Sides: Their “Emperor’s” New Clothes

Well, isn’t this interesting: two people of high power, one from each end of the political spectrum, now sailing in the same ship of doom: frowned upon by the general public, and yet one was removed from position, and the other continues to bask in their supposed glory as long as they can manage. Their Read More …