Wednesday, September 24, 2008

#1 in My SnagFilms Queue

I have been wanting to see this film and just discovered it is available on SnagFilms.com, this really exciting new website where you can watch really good documentaries online for free. The site has all kinds of great features including the ability to donate money to support causes associated with each film. Check it out.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Watch the ITTY BITTY trailer, buy the DVD!


Yes, it is my favorite lesbian movie of the year (this year AND last year)! Jamie Babbit's ITTY BITTY TITTY COMMITTEE is finally out on DVD and you can buy your copy now from WolfeVideo.com, or from fine retailers everywhere. Or click here to add it to your Netflix queue!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Don LaFontaine (1940-2008)

The King of the Trailers passed away on Monday in Los Angeles.

Best known as the guy who did the omniscient summarized plot narration for thousands of movie trailers (as well as being the voice of Oscar broadcasts), Don LaFontaine was an amazing talent.

As a longtime trailer fanatic and scholar of this unique genre of filmmaking I sent Don LaFontaine a fan letter several years ago. He sent back an enthusiastic and gracious reply and even offered to do the trailer voiceover for my next film project!

Don's voice lives forever in the many, many trailers we know and love. Here's a nice quote to remember him by:

"When you die, the voice you hear in heaven is not Don's. It's God, trying to sound like Don." — Ashton Smith