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E.C. McMullen Jr.
E.C. McMULLEN JR. ISN'T PONDERING WHAT YOU'RE PONDERING
JULY 22
53 SCIENTIFIC STUDIES PROVE I'M RIGHT
That's the latest news from Science Daily. But will the knowledge of my accurate forecasting make my hubris insufferable?

Nonsense. My delightful ego is as adorable as it ever was. Possibly moreso!

I wrote, SEX WON'T SELL YOUR GENRE MOVIE, over six years ago. Since that time, nearly year after year, history has repeatedly proven me right.

My movie knowledge was neither quick or cheap. I talked to lots of film makers, attended plenty of film festivals, heard from scores of experts (who turned out to be wrong), closely watched a few indie successes out of nowhere and witnessed some tragic downfalls. Most of all, I monitored the box office and critically analyzed the "Why?" of it all.

This isn't the first time I've done this. Before that I investigated what came to be known as the UNFAIR RACIAL CLICHE ALERT.

The point for genre indie film makers trying to break into the business and get distribution? Ignore my advice at your peril. I called this a long time ago. Long before a lot of indie film makers lost a lot of money and gave up on their dreams.

Read SEX WON'T SELL YOUR GENRE MOVIE.

JULY 21
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How Kerry Conran saw Hollywood's future - then got left behind
Over a decade ago, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow laid the foundations for today's effects-driven blockbusters. Why haven't its creators made a film since?

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Continued at Telegraph.

AND

That Physicist in Omaha Is Still Working on a Warp Drive in His Garage
Comparisons are often made to Bill Gates and Steve Wozniak building computers in their own garages, but it is quite a leap from building a better something that exists, to building something that may not be able to exist.

So yeah, massive gulf between the two.

Even with that said, there is something so intrinsically cool about the fact that David Pares would not only try, but he actually has the knowledge to make it work.

This isn't some uneducated tin foil nutjob gluing toothpicks together. David knows the calculations involved.

That too is not to say that despite his his bones in science and mechanics, David may not be nuts.

It's just unbelievably believable enough, that I want to see it work.

Is it realistic to think that Pares could make warp Drive work?

It's improbable, but it's also entirely possible!

Read the article at Vice.

PLUS

Ian McKellen almost didn't play Gandalf or Magneto...because of Tom Cruise
Ian is more than just an amazing actor. He is also a cultural icon who has won hearts and minds due with a demeanor both fun and rational, without ever being mean.

And this is entirely because he won the enormous attention of box office success from the most popular genre in the world.

The world would definitely be a different place, had Ian got the job with Tom.

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Full story at EW.

ALSO

10 Creepy Facts About 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'
We covered a lot of this in Paul V. Wargelin's excellent reviews of the franchise here. But there are a few new gems even I didn't know about.

For example: Did you know that the original A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET would have been even better if Wes Craven had got his way?

I know that now, so now I know everything.

Read the article at MentalFloss.

WASSMOR

Sigourney Weaver: 'Alien vs. Predator' "Really Depressed Me"
I have to agree. While I enjoyed them in the theater, they don't age well and they wear out their welcome fast in home video.

The first one went from cool to okay to video exchange.

The second one, bleh!

That said, ALIEN vs PREDATOR in the Darkhorse comics was pretty sweet, as was the advanced, intelligent and speaking ALIEN.

Check out Sigourney and her thoughts on her cinema legacy at The Hollywood Reporter.

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