ENJOY THE MOVIES
In the history of cinema, there's perhaps no other film that has been such an enormous, surprise hit on a global scale the way that Steven Spieblerg's 1982 classic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial has been. After all, the seemingly unassuming, low budget tale of an alien who is accidentally abandoned on Earth, and his encounter with a boy that befriends him, doesn't necessarily conjure up the likes of a "whiz! bang!" action adventure, or convey a special effects laden bonanza. E.T. is hitting its 30th anniversary this year, and the Los Angeles Film Fest held a "bike-in" outdoor screening this weekend, complete with red hoodies.
On Wednesday this week, I attended a special preview at Paramount Studios in Hollywood of one of this summer's most anticipated blockbusters: Transformers: The Dark of the Moon (which was moved up to June 29th), where select scenes and sequences were showcased from this third installment in the live action Transformer movie saga -- the first ever 3D movie venture for Hasbro and Paramount's Transformers franchise. Not only that, but director Michael Bay was on hand to talk about the footage and was joined by none other than James Cameron for a discussion on all things 3D and giant effin' robots.