Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Michael Leader

More sad news in 2016 as we're getting reports that Michael Leader has passed away.  Michael was the famous Stormtrooper who hit his head on the door in the original cut of Star Wars A New Hope.

A friend of Michael posted this message below on Facebook:


Our thoughts are with his family and friends during these difficult times.



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At the 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams, filmmaker George Lucas toasts the composer and talks about the iconic and enduring music for the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES films.

The Tribute took place at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.




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Monday, 22 August 2016

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At the 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams, Steven Spielberg salutes his longtime friend and collaborator, John Williams. The filmmaker talks about what a scene in E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL would feel like with Williams' iconic music - and without.

The Tribute took place at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. 



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Sunday, 21 August 2016

monkey island fan video

In my opinion there just aren't enough fan videos of Monkey Island.  I mean who wouldn't want to dress up as Guybrush Threepwood, be a mighty pirate and hook up with the beautiful Elaine?  So I had a huge smile on my face when I came across this little gem on YouTube.  It's from Rainy Island Studios and it's full of Threepwood magic as the clever people behind the fan video re-enact the three trials from the Lucasarts game.  In the game The Three Trials were three tasks that the Pirate Leaders said that all pirates must pass.  They included sword fighting, thievery and treasure huntery.  Here comes the blurb below on the video along with the video itself.  Look behind you, a three headed monkey!

This is the first video we made about the game "The Secret Of Monkey Island" in Italy and we replay the three trials of Guybrush Threepwood :) Probably in future we'll produce the sequel :D

Based on the game The Secret of Monkey Island
Written and Programmed by Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman, Tim Schafer.

Produced by Rainy Island Studio
Director and Camera Operator: Marcella Fava
Editing, Sound Design, Digital Colorist: Simone Chierici
Props & Costumes: ArscomicA

CAST:
Guybrush Threepwood: Simone Chierici
Blue, Green and Red Pirate: Lorenzo Mezzina, Angelo Guidetti, Alberto Perdelli
Shaman Woman and Sword Master: Rieta Matsumoto
Juggler #1 and Juggler #2: Ferruccio Fava, Mattia Cirlini
Map Seller: Giulia Lambri
Random Pirate #1 and; Random Pirate #2: Francesco Panciroli, Alessandro Perri
Old Man: Francesco Villani
Sheriff and Governor's Mansion: Beatrice Iannò
Dog: Zeus
T-Shirt Thrower: Federica Villani
Emporium and Sword Master House: Matsumoto Family
Scumm Bar and Scenario: ArscomicA
Open Space: Ravenna and Reggio Emilia

Film with a Canon 5D Mark3, Glidecam HD4000, Slider Varavon S9000 and Manfrotto tripods.



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Saturday, 20 August 2016

last crusade behind the scenes


Technically Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the first sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark as Temple of Doom was a prequel set in 1935 to Raiders 1936.

Here are 25 behind the scenes photos from the 1989 classic.


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Deleted scene from Last Crusade.  When Indy stepped on one of the wrong stones
in the trials at the end, a huge spider appears and climbs up Indy.

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Friday, 19 August 2016

 Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs and Paul Gibbs

 Out of Four

Starring the voices of Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara and Matthew McConaghey
Written by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler
Directed by Travis Knight 

When was the last time you left a movie feeling you'd just seen something truly original? Not only not a sequel, remake or reboot, but an actual new story that stood entirely on its own without feeling like a variation on anything else? Laika animation studios has given us just that. They seem to get better with each movie, and The Boxtrolls was a terrific film. But with Kubo and The Two Strings, the relatively young animation studio has risen to the level of Pixar at it's very best and firmly establishes itself as one of the most exciting filmmaking entities currently in existence.

Set in ancient Japan, the story centers around a young boy named Kubo (Parkinson), who lives in a provincial village and juggles his time between caring for his sick mother and working as an entertainer, playing the guitar and performing magic. But when a spirit from the past changes everything, Kubo finds himself relentlessly pursued by gods and monsters. In order to survive, Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

His only allies on his journey are a wise but bossy Monkey (Theron), and a dim witted Beetle (McConaghey.). The three must move swiftly, as a sinister pair of Witches (voiced by Rooney Mara) are right on their heels, and in the end, Kubo must face down a powerful enemy.


This is a dazzling adventure that stirs every emotion imaginable, and a visual feast that will leave you completely satisfied.  Nobody else today does animation quite the way Laika does, with stop motion so fluid it can be easily be mistaken for CGI. Calling it a perfect visual blending of Tim Burton, Ang Lee and even Akira Kurosawa at their best doesn't quite do the movie full justice, because it doesn't give the film credit for having a strong visual identity of its own. It's amazing to see some of the most thrilling fight and action scenes play out in stop-motion animation (the film has a credited fight choreographer,  and it shows.). The script is funny, touching, full of brilliant twists, and at its best moments, it is profoundly moving First time director Travis Knight establishes himself as a talent to pay close attention to in the future.

The performances are outstanding, and not only are the big Hollywood names not a distraction, they  are nearly unrecognizable (okay, McConaghey doesn't sound very Asian, but he doesn't sound like he's from Texas, either. It's a vocal transformation as impressive as his physical one in Dallas Buyer's Club.). And the musical score by Dario Mariannelli is a masterpiece in its own right.

Kubo is so good and it is being so well received that it stands a chance of giving Finding Dory and Zootpoia a run for their money, even if it won't approach that kind of box office impact.

Do yourself a favor, and don't mistake this for a video to buy to keep your kids busy. This is a thoughtful and exciting adventure, an epic art film to be experienced on the big screen, preferably in 3D. This is the kind of film that reminds us what the medium can achieve when it is filled with artistry and love.

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

E.T. Cereal

Tasting of  "peanut butter and chocolate-flavored crispy, sweetened 2-grain cereal". The cereal pieces came in the shapes of the capital letters "E" and "T" to spell everyone's favourite alien.

It was said the reason for the flavour was to emulate Reese's Pieces sweets which of course was used in the 1982 Steven Spielberg directed movie.  Here's some more photos along with a retro TV commercial.


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E.T. Cereal





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Wednesday, 17 August 2016


the dark crystal logo


Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz, produced by Gary Kurtz along with matte paintings by Industrial Light and Magic to name a few, The Dark Crystal is worthy of being mentioned on The Bearded Trio.  Not only that the movie is a cult 80's classic and to be honest we need no excuse to show behind the scenes photos from a movie especially when Jim Henson is shown producing his magic.

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The Dark Crystal behind the scenes photo of Frank Oz, Irvin Kershner, Stuart Freeborn




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