Monday, December 11, 2017

Phoenix Fan Art

This Pheonix fan art was drawn and submitted to Wizard Magazine by Jessica Tucker.

Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Concept Art

The movie version ended up looking a little smaller and a little grungier.

Sci Fi News from 1981

Probably the most interesting mention here is Spielberg's upcoming project, The ET and Me

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Summer Movies of 1981

Starlog's recap of how the summer movies of 81 did.  The big winners were Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman II, Cannonball Run, For Your Eyes Only, Four Seasons, Clash of the Titans, Tarzan the Ape Man, and a re-release of The Empire Strikes Back.

The big losers that year were The Great Muppet Caper, Dragonslayer, Honky Tonk Freeway, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, Blow Out, Condorman, and Zorro the Gay Blade.  A couple of those have gone on to become classics, and Zorro is kind of a cult classic.

Escape From New York and An American Werewolf in London also get mentions.

Movie Videos

Just looking at this list of top selling home movies from the 80's makes me nostalgic.