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Guest Post: Growing up with the Bearded Trio by Andy Watson

Andy Watson Takes Us On A Journey Through The 70's And 80's And His Memories Of Classic Movies At The CinemaMovie Milestones I spent much of my youth outside, reading small books, playing imagination games, and yes; watching way, way too much television. But movies, big movies, those that I remember and have watched numerous times and replay scene by scene mentally, have had a great impact on me. I can link some milestones (or at least markers) from my childhood to various movie events. Growing up as a military dependent or Army Brat, has also flavored some of these memories. Everyone has different remembrances and touchstones. Here are some of mine.

Early movies: Star Wars, Superman, Empire Strikes Back, Jaws
In 1977, Star Wars conquered the box office. My family lived in West Germany at the time and we did not watch it, as it was delayed in coming to American theaters overseas; which was a pattern for the future. When we returned to the United States in 1978 it was a special…

A Retrospective Look At John Badham's 1979 Horror Classic, "Dracula"

Guest Post By Douglas Meacham - A Retrospective Look At The 1979 Classic, DraculaDRACULA
U.S. Release Date: July 20, 1979
Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence
Music by: John Williams
Directed by: John Badham


1979 was a bumper year for vampire movies with no less than five hitting the big screen that year.  The one that stood out was "Dracula" directed by John Badham.  Frank Langella takes on the role of the Count in this remake of the 1931 Lugosi film, based on the remake of the Broadway play. Langella portrays the character as a charming seductive Gothic romantic versus the mysteriously frightening take given by Bela Lugosi. Because of this, it’s the first time the Dracula tale is told as a tragic love story. Years later Francis Ford Coppola would take this concept and run with it in BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA.

Shot on location in England at Shepperton Studios and Black Park, Buckinghamshire.  The be…

Fan Re-Creates Kitchen Door Scene From Jurassic Park With $30 Toy

Jurassic Park Stop-Motion Magic Earlier this year we reported on a super Jurassic Park fan, Mason Drumm who had created a stop-motion video called "Indomation."   Mason admitted that a lot of the scenes were heavily influenced by the 1993 Spielberg classic.  Well, Mason has contacted us to let us know that he has created another video and this time it recreates the infamous kitchen door scene from Jurassic Park using a $30 Raptor toy.

Not only will you see the video but Mason explains how he made this impressive short clip.  It really is worth a watch and shows how much effort, patience and talent goes into these kind of productions.

Mason says "I guess I spared expense."  I disagree if you take into account the amount of time taken to create those mini sets, expense was most definitely not spared.

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

New Images and Video Released For The Latest Episode Of Star Wars Resistance

We have a load of new images and a video for the latest episode of Star Wars Resistance which hits your TV screens on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 at 6pm ET/PT on Disney XD and 10pm ET/PT on Disney Channel!

The episode is entitled "Live Fire," and in this exciting episode we see Kaz officially joins the Aces, as does Yeager – who trains them to become better combat pilots. Meanwhile, Tam learns what it’s like to be a First Order pilot.

The new episode - "Live Fire" - will also be available SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th (12:01 a.m. PT) on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD, giving kids and families access to the series wherever and whenever they want to watch.

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.