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Movie Promos of the Comic Strip Kind

Now playing in the local Bijou Theater are some movies that would seem custom-made for advertising in a comic strip format. That supposes movie companies spend money on print advertising these days.   In the past comic strips were used to promote movies, though I don’t want to imply that it was a frequent occurrence. […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Movie Promos of the Comic Strip Kind

Once Upon a Time … in MAD … with Tom Richmond

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood takes place in 1969 and it is filled with meticulously researched and re-created period detail. Leonardo DiCaprio plays television star Rick Dalton, whose western series was once a big hit but whose career has faded. How bad is it for Rick? He’s relegated to doing guest shots on […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, How-to, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Flash Gordon Now Planned as Animated Movie

  Among the properties Disney gained when it bought the film and TV assets of 21st Century Fox earlier this year was the rights to Flash Gordon. In development for years, without movement, as a live-action movie it has now been turned over to Taika Waititi and is planned as an animated film. Mike Fleming, […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

Watched the newly released The Peanuts Movie

Today 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios released a new trailer for THE PEANUTS MOVIE!. It’s the most extensive peek into this anticipated release (November 6, 2015). My first reaction to the announcement was of worry that this was going to totally wreck any positive feelings for the original Peanuts. As more of these […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 5 Comments

Pixar’s Inside Out teaser trailer released

We finally get a peek at Pixar’s Inside Out which is due out next June. Looks like a funny premise.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Check out the new Peanuts movie trailer

Today, Blue Sky Studios released the official trailer for The Peanuts Movie. I loved the first teaser they put out. This trailer has me a bit more worried about the film. Despicable Me didn’t feature the minions enough. Once the studio saw how likable and entertaining they were, Despicable Me 2 featured them too much. […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Marvel to increase super-hero movie output to match DC Comics. Spandex shortages expected

Marvel announced they’re increasing their super-hero releases from two films a year to three. DC Comics has previously said they’re releasing 10 films in the coming years. From Business Week: Then, on Tuesday, Oct. 28, Marvel released a plan for a slate of nine new superhero movies featuring the Avengers, Thor, and a Guardians of […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Marvel to increase super-hero movie output to match DC Comics. Spandex shortages expected

Video: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is released

Yesterday Marvel/Disney released a trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. It hints at Marvel is adding a few more characters from the Marvel Universe: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The movie comes out in May of 2015.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer is released

Video: Chad Carpenter’s Moose movie

The movie Tundra creator Chad Carpenter raised money to make has posted its first trailer online (see below). The live-action movie is based off the graphic novel written by Chad and his brother Darin Carpenter. It was illustrated by Robert Duckett.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Chad Carpenter’s Moose movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beats Guardians of the Galaxy; sequel announced

This weekend box office numbers are in and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles knocked out Guardians of the Galaxy for the top grossing film (domestically $65 million). That was good enough for producer Michael Bay who announced he’ll make a sequel for a 2016 release date according to Hollywood reporter. From Hollywood reporter: Heading into the […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014,  Section: Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Join the worldwide viewing and live-tweeting of STRIPPED

This Saturday night will be a worldwide viewing and live-tweeting of the documentary “Stripped“. Anyone who has the film and wants to participate need to queue up the film and hit play at 7:00 pm PST and then jump over Twitter (computer, tablet, phone) and share your thoughts. Using the hashtag #strippedfilm you can see […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Join the worldwide viewing and live-tweeting of STRIPPED

New trailer: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie

The summer when I was 15 years old, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became a really big thing. I purchased a couple of those early comic books and my cousin and I spent way to many hours pretending to be ninja turtles. So I have a soft place in my heart for these pizza eating mutants.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Trailer released for The Graphic Novel Man – The Comics of Bryan Talbot

Posted on: Mar 26, 2014,  Section: Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Trailer released for The Graphic Novel Man – The Comics of Bryan Talbot

Video: Dave Kellett and Frederick Schroeder on MSNBC The Cycle

Nice interview with Dave Kellett and Frederick Schroeder on MSNBC’s The Cycle.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Stripped promotion kicks in to high gear – how you can help

Today, Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder will be on MSNBC’s The Cycle to talk about their feature documentary Stripped (3:30ET/12:30PT). On his blog, Dave tells a bit about everything he’s doing to promote the launch of the film on April 1. I’m sure he’s got several goals/objectives, but one that we can all help with […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment