Monday, January 29, 2007

New names

Saw "Children of Men" and now I have to remember how to spell Alfonso Cuaron. And I guess after seeing "Blade 2," "Hellboy" and planning on seeing "Pan's Labyrinth," I'd better remember how to spell Guillermo del Toro.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

New symbol

Okay, so too many entries about Turner Classic Movies. But still, I'm looking at my TCM program guide and there is a new symbol at the end of a movie next to the "black and white" and the length of the movie and the closed-caption symbol. Looks like a little maple leaf with a slash through it. I look at the front of the guide and sure enough, the symbol means this movie is not shown in Canada. Weird and weird. Not shown in Canada.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


There are some logos, and some typefaces, that lend themselves to the addition of sparkles and highlights. But, I think these sparkles on this logo are wrong.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Frostie Blue Cream Soda

Cream soda and the color blue go together like . . .

. . . okay, they don't go together at all. Even in this beverage they don't go together. I'm sorry.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Rabbit Apple

I'm not going to spell it out for you. Okay, I will: I like these picture/word hybrid logos.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Zombie passes on

I've been enjoying the movies on Turner Classic Movies' new program, TCM Underground. Exploitation movies, monster movies, Russ Meyer movies, all stuff that is way out of place on Turner Classic, but if they want to show 'em instead of a 50th showing of "Operation Petticoat," that's fine with me.

Current-day exploitation movie maker and rock star, Rob Zombie, was the host for the first batch of movies. But he's been dropped and now there's just a Zombie-esque guy running around in a brief credits sequence.

That's okay. Zombie didn't seem comfortable playing the host. And as long as TCM keeps on showing those odd and awful movies, I won't miss him too much.