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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TONY SIMMONS as DET. NEMO (From HNM)
IT's OFFICIAL! After several weeks of talks and thoughts and scribblings...
 
Black CAB Productions has––as of meetings with key project players yesterday––green lit what will become a new feature length film, starring TONY SIMMONS reprising his role as DETECTIVE NEMO from HUMAN NO MORE.

The project is yet untitled, and is progressing under the working moniker "3DG+" ––simply due to the fact that the film will be uniquely incorporating the films SCREAM FOR ME, MY SKIN! and HUMAN NO MORE. Sorry, but I can't tell you more than that right now.

Shooting of all NEW SCENES will begin this year with SIMMONS and an as yet undisclosed actor portraying MR. BLIGHT (from HNM).   If I can pull this one off, folks, I truly will have accomplished something greater than all my previous efforts...and it really will be the end of an old––and the beginning of a new––era. So let's all keep our fingers crossed.

NOTE: I will be looking for helpers and supporters as the 3DG+ project proceeds, so send me a message outlining your talents, if you'd maybe like to be involved at some point. This will include Production Assistants (movie slaves) and might also include some crowd funding cheerleaders––so those who can help dredge up some money and drag some cash out of people might become a necessity. More on that later.

Please visit BLACK CAB PRODUCTIONS on YouTube:
 
TONY SIMMONS as DET. NEMO (HNM)
 



 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The parents and I saw ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD yesterday (after our delicious lunch at Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.) at the ANGELIKA FILM CENTER THEATER.

We all agreed the movie was very good. Intelligent and interesting––intriguing, then absorbing even––yet at first almost a casual meandering stroll that soon enough becomes quite intense to the bitter end. It is director RIDLEY SCOTT at his most subtle and masterful. You will definitely take away what a greedy, skewed bastard J. Paul Getty was––played outstandingly by CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, one of my favorite actors.

I highly recommend ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (it was good fortune to lose Kevin Spacey––Plummer made a superior Getty, I speculate.)

Enjoy ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zKtvOMKd50




The parents and I had an excellent lunch at the new DALLAS GRILLED CHEESE CO. in Mockingbird Station, just down from the Angelika Film Center Theater.

Very tasty grilled cheeses of many varieties, from the basic to elaborate. I had the D’s BSTC (grilled sourdough with bacon, spinach, tomato, Gruyére)––very yummy! And the onion rings are great! Highly recommended.

Worth taking a look at the DALLAS GRILLED CHEESE CO. Menu: http://dallasgrilledcheese.co/menu-set/






Saturday, January 27, 2018

A CATCH IN TIME: CHAPTER ONE

LONELY GIRL FILMS photographer/filmmaker Katrena Rochell (the better half of "Scream For Me" cinematographer Stewart Eastham) sent me this very cool pic to let me know they finally watched my new film on the big screen in their haunted chateau. Katrena commented, "Yes!!! It was great. I've never seen anything quite like it!" Many thanks, Katrena, you really made my whole week. Love the pic!

Monday, January 22, 2018

UPDATE!––A CATCH IN TIME: CHAPTER ONE!

Just sharing the adventure here––or the plummet-ride off the cliff into the void. lol Enjoy the screenshots of the FilmFreeway.com project pages. Looking nice.

The new movie (CITv) is currently submitted to 15 festivals: San Antonio Film Festival, South Carolina Underground FF, Indie Suspense-Horror-SciFi FF (Florida), Sydney Lift-Off FF (Australia), Dallas VideoFest 31 FF, Storytella Los Angeles FF, Leeds International FF (UK), Another Hole In The Head FF (San Francisco), Sunset Film Festival (L.A.), Defy Film Fest (Nashville), Twister Alley FF (OK City), London Lift-Off FF (UK), Oak Cliff Film Festival (Dallas), Atlanta Underground FF, Los Angeles Lift-Off FF. Good luck little movie!

If you already haven't, please give A CATCH IN TIME: CHAPTER ONE a watch or two (or three) and rate and leave a comment. Thanks! CITv here: https://tinyurl.com/y9h4wegb

Please "click" on graphics to enlarge.
 


Sunday, January 21, 2018

"The Judas Engine -- Raw & Uncut!"
Presents

THE FIRST SHOW 
(33min)
CLUB CLEARVIEW in Deep Ellum
Dallas, TX, August 1st, 1992!

This is a rare one for sure.
Not superlative audio and picture, but hey––it’s vintage VHS!
So please enjoy THE JUDAS ENGINE unleashed upon the world!
(Originally flying in as MOTH)
 



THE JUDAS ENGINE CD
Available @

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

THE SHAPE OF WATER

I finally got to see the new GUILLERMO DEL TORO film THE SHAPE OF WATER, this last Sunday morning.

I quite enjoyed it! The best way I can describe the film is Del Toro finally made a "date" movie. This one the little boys in us will enjoy, but the girlfriends and wives will likely love. It is literally a "fish out of water" story, as well as the familiar misunderstood monster tale. But it's very much a girl (played with endearing, sexy empathy by a mute SALLY HAWKINS) meets monster, monster and girl spook then connect, (share many hard boiled eggs!), monster and girl fall in love, and love (and water) will save all. Maybe.

The art direction is wonderful to look at––a dark fairy tale, slightly steampunk world set in cold war America, that is reminiscent of JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET's film THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN. The story is not an original one––a mishmash of Frankenstein, Creature From The Black Lagoon, and The Hunchback Of Notre Dame––but it is told up close and personal, one-on-one much of the time, and with tender loving care.

THE SHAPE OF WATER is worth watching if you're in the mood for old Hollywood nostalgia, sweet sentimentality, want to despise Big Brother and the KGB, and want to see a Del Toro movie your better-half will shed a tear in, while she holds tight to your hand and arm, with her head on your shoulder. You might even get a kiss afterward. 
And you'll know there was a little magic in this movie.

Enjoy THE SHAPE OF WATER trailer here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYWazblaUA



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

XTC: THIS IS POP (2018)

XTC is one of greatest all time pop bands to me––underrated and overlooked by too many––and a modern Beatles in songwriting skill and reinvention. I've been a huge fan since the 80s. Loved this new doc now on Showtime. If you appreciate XTC as I do, this is a must watch. Enjoy!

Watch the XTC: THI IS POP Trailer:

On SHOWTIME:

Monday, January 15, 2018

TALKING HEADS: THE VENT HAVEN PORTRAITS
(Photography by Matthew Rolston)


I've been enjoying this most excellent book Mom and Dad surprised me with for this last Christmas. :) Over 100 portraits of ventriloquist dummies chosen from over 700 at the VENT HAVEN MUSEUM in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. A museum whose collection of ventriloquist dummies began back in 1910 by William Shakespeare Berger. Enjoy some pics from my book!


More About he VENT HAVEN MUSEUM:

The BOOK on AMAZON: