Archive for Rick Baker

Video: STARLOG Television Commercial!

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, UFOs, Video, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2011 by ghostradioworld

If you were a sci-fi kid in late seventies to early eighties, chances are Starlog magazine was a big part of your life.  It’s hard to explain the impact of Starlog to someone too young to remember it.  This was a time not only before the widespread adoption of the Internet.  But if was before the entertainment press was a part of most people’s lives.  Entertainment Tonight was a few years off.  And cable television was still pretty rinky-dink.

Starlog opened up a world to us kids.  A world of future movies and televisions series.  A world where the wizards who created special effects became real people to us.  For Starlog readers Douglas Trumball, Rick Baker, Jim Danforth or John Dykstra were stars!  And interviews with them were as exciting as Q &As with Mark Hamill or William Shatner.

It was a great magazine.  And a great time to love genre movies.

TRAILERS FROM HELL Launches a Blog!

Posted in Audio, Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by ghostradioworld

Trailers From Hell is quite simply one of the best movie sites on the Internet.  Their remit is simple:  Post trailers.  Have cool film people (e.g. Joe Dante, Rick Baker, Edgar Wright, Guillermo del Toro, Larry Cohen, Roger Corman, and many, many more) comment on those trailers.  Lather.  Rinse.  Repeat.

But for many of us TFH fans that simply wasn’t enough. And the dudes at TFH must have sensed this.  Because they have now launched a blog.  They’re calling it:  FROM HELL IT CAME!  Here’s their rational for its creation:

… our endemic TFH commentaries are necessarily limited to the lengths of the individual trailers, and sometimes there’s more to be said. Moreover, there are lots of things on our minds that don’t lend themselves specifically to trailer commentaries, many of which have been recorded long before they actually appear on our site.  So we thought we might give this a shot and see how it goes.

Count us in!  And if you wanna join in on the fun all you have to do is click here.

All of Rick Baker’s Oscar Wins and Losses!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by ghostradioworld

It warmed the cockles of our heart to see Rick Baker take home his seventh Oscar.   It’s not that he needs any more recognition.  But we’re a bunch of Starlog/Fangoria kids who’ve been following Baker’s career for decades.  And we feel invested.  We also wanted to share a few factoids.

This is Baker’s seventh win.  What are the six other films he won Oscars for?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001), Men in Black (1998), The Nutty Professor (1997),  Ed Wood (1995), Harry and the Hendersons (1988), and An American Werewolf in London (1982).

Yup, Harry and the Hendersons is an Oscar wining film.

He lost five times.  Those films were:

Norbit (2008); Life (2000); Mighty Joe Young (1999); Coming to America (1989);  and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984).

And here’s a few films that he worked on that received no Oscar attention and probably should have:

King Kong (1976), Gorillas in the Mist (1988) , and Planet of the Apes (2001).

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