The Burnettwork has officially opened its "official poster selection" contest for the First Annual Intergalactic Imagination Connoisseurs' Film Festival (IICFF). Sixty designs have been submitted from around the planet - although no designs were received from off-word by the entry deadline. News October 6, 2020 0 Help select the "official" poster for the IICFF! Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, provides his review of the Hitchcock classic, TO CATCH A THIEF, and explains why it's an American Cinematic Masterpiece worth putting on the shelf in anyone's home video collection. Reviews October 5, 2020 1 Why TO CATCH A THIEF is a great escape Blogger Ian Samuels has watched some episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks and he's decided that it's fun and wacky ... but it's not Star Trek. Ian-Izations, Reviews October 5, 2020 0 So LOWER DECKS is fun ... but is it STAR TREK? Long-time Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, takes a closer look at the films and shows that focus on man traveling to Mars and makes note of the fact that only half of the missions sent to the Red Planet actually land successfully. Dean asks a crucial question: Can we afford the risk in real life... Letters October 5, 2020 0 Is going to Mars too risky? Imagination Connoisseur and frequent contributor, Omar 94, is a fan of the Robin Williams-starrer, HOOK. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the riff on the children's classic, Peter Pan, is not considered a classic in its own right - but that's not stopping Omar. Letters October 5, 2020 0 What's not to like about HOOK? The Imagination Connoisseur who goes by the name "dokvader" has a deep-seated passion for still photography. He shares his love with the rest of the PGS, recommends some great movies about photographers and submits his own little "riff" on taking a photographic break at work for everyone to enjoy. Letters October 5, 2020 0 Taking a long look through the lens. Film history buff and Imagination Connoisseur, Cinema Gulp, shares his appreciation for editing legend Anne Coates and the remarkable job she did stitching together David Lynch's classic, THE ELEPHANT MAN. Letters October 5, 2020 0 Appreciating editing legend Anne Coates Long-time Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, writes in with his thoughts after viewing the under-appreciated adventure film: JOHN CARTER (known by pulp fiction fans as JOHN CARTER OF MARS). Reviews October 4, 2020 1 The Chairman is over the moon about JOHN CARTER We love hearing about our fellow Imagination Connoisseurs' journeys through geekdom. And Synthia Barlow has a particularly compelling story that looks like it may end with her submission to the 1st Annual Intergalactic Imagination Connoisseurs' Film Festival this fall. We anxiously await her entry! Letters October 4, 2020 0 This geek's journey takes her to a film festival. Imagination Connoisseur, Jay Canada, talks about the shows and movies that influenced him while he grew up in the 70s and 80s - and how the "randomized" content he watched as a kid has given him a broad perspective on entertainment today. Letters October 4, 2020 0 Did you grow up as part of the "TV" generation? Imagination Connoisseur and frequent contributor, Omar 94, thinks there's something forgettable about the music from Dinsey's latest movie offerings. Why have songs from Tangled, Moana and other recent films failed to capture the hearts (and ears) of fans like their predecessors? Letters October 4, 2020 0 Why have Disney's movie themes hit a sour note? Imagination Connoisseur, Jared Snyder, explains what he sees as the critical difference(s) between European and American horror films - and shares his appreciation for the "demented vision" of PHANTASM. Letters October 4, 2020 0 What's the diff between Euro and American horror? Imagination Connoisseur, William La Rochelle, shares his experiences of trying to assemble a team for producing a film. Challenges abound, but William offers some tips on how to avoid major pitfalls. A "must read" for those considering producing something for this year's IICFF. Letters October 3, 2020 0 Producing a film is a lesson in teamwork Philip Alvarez, a member of the Post-Geek Singularity and lover of all-things horror, writes in to share his love of the genre and how he thinks it's grown and matured over the years. Letters October 3, 2020 0 What's not to love about the horror genre of films? Will movie theaters survive the COVID-19 pandemic? ROBSERVATIONS host, writer-director-producer Robert Meyer Burnett, talks about the challenges facing movie exhibitors and the effect of piracy on independent films. RMB also provides an update on the upcoming Intergalactic Imagination Connoisseurs' Film Festival, plus dozens of letters from fans and live questions from viewers of the... Robservations September 29, 2020 0 The viewer letter tsunami continues (#524) ROBSERVATIONS host, writer-director-producer Robert Meyer Burnett, shares plans for the upcoming Intergalactic Imagination Connoisseurs' Film Festival (IGICFF), his insights on the motion picture industry, plus dozens of letters from fans and live questions from viewers of the live stream. Robservations September 28, 2020 0 Industry insight and a tsunami of letters (#523) Imagination Connoisseur, Jason Webster, asks why studios remake successful movies instead of remaking films that had great promise, but could have been made better. Jason proposes ten possible remakes - add your suggestion to the post in the comments section, below. Letters September 27, 2020 1 Do some films deserve a second chance? Imagination Connoisseur, William La Rochelle, provides a slightly different take on how we can view motion picture directors who might be a bit eccentric and the work they produce - which we may not like at first and grow to appreciate with additional viewings. Letters September 27, 2020 0 The beauty of difficult directors and complex work Imagination Connoisseur, Vesna Lukic, has a confession to make - she prefers Peter Jackson's HOBBIT trilogy over the LORD OF THE RINGS series of films. But before the PGS devolves into its own version of the War of Five Armies, be sure to read Vesna's critique of the Hobbit films. Reviews September 27, 2020 0 A little love for the Hobbit movies ... Imagination Connoisseur, Kenny Kraly, Jr., has more than one re-mastered DVD release with a sound mix that is underwhelming (to say the least). Why aren't re-mastered movies put out with high quality sound remixes that reflect the improved image on-screen? Letters September 27, 2020 0 Classic films deserve re-mastered sound, too. Imagination Connoisseur and classic movie buff, Omar 94, fact checks Harlan Ellison's claim that you can't "make a good movie from a bad script" ... "but it is possible to make a bad movie from a good script." Letters September 27, 2020 0 Can you make a bad movie from a good script? Imagination Connoisseur, Pedro Ferreira, asks about the role of subjectivity in reviews of creatively-told stories like movies, TV programs and video games. If he feels a generally-beloved film is bad, or a generally-maligned program is actually pretty good - does that invalidate his critique? Letters September 27, 2020 0 The subjectivity of movie criticism What is the "three-body problem?" The host of ROBSERVATIONS, Robert Meyer Burnett, explains this and its connection to the Chinese government, Netflix and co-producers, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff (of Game of Thrones fame). So you get all three bodies, plenty of problems plus letters from fans and live questions from viewers of the... Robservations September 26, 2020 0 Netflix and the 3-body problem (#522) Imagination Connoisseur, Donny Pearson, is a BIG fan of Power Rangers and he is totally charged up and ready for the upcoming Power Rangers series: DINO FURY. Let us know if you're ready to "feel the fury" too in the comments, below ... Letters September 26, 2020 0 Can you feel the "Dino Fury" power? Donny can!

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