Friday, August 2, 2013
2 August 2013
Sam Worthington b. 1976 (Clash of the Titans, Terminator Salvation, Avatar)
Edward Furlong b. 1977 (Terminator 2)
Kevin Smith b. 1970 (Dogma)
Wes Craven b.1939 (Nightmare on Elm Street, Twilight Zone (reboot TV series))
The actors belong on the list more than the directors do, but Smith is obviously a big fan of the genre - especially comic books - and Craven's slasher movies almost always have some fantasy element and he directed several segments on the 1980s version of Twilight Zone.
Signs released, 2002
Let me start by saying I liked The Sixth Sense. Has any other director's reputation fallen as quickly or as far as M. Night Shyamalan's? What was his last good movie? Consensus agrees it can't be The Last Airbender or After Earth.
In the Year 2000!
Prediction: Entire city blocks will be loaded on platforms and moved by train.
Predictor: postcards distributed by Hildebrand's German Chocolate in 1900
Reality: This is pretty darned impractical. It looks like smoke is coming out if the chimneys on the last two buildings, so people are likely inside. That has to be a violation of code.
The other reality is that there are only twelve German Chocolate postcards, so this is the last. There are still plenty of French postcards, so we will still see several of them in the weeks ahead.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Songs from the future gets a visit from the most disappointing band from San Francisco's Summer of Love.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!