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PCR #297  (Vol. 6, No. 48)  This edition is for the week of November 28--December 4, 2005.

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
 by Mike Smith
Xmas Toy Roundup
 by Vinnie Blesi
VNV Nation
 by Dylan Jones
Tampa Indie Film Fest III....The Tampa Giant Toy and Comic Convention...."Walk The Line"
 by John Lewis
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Creature's Corner

Hey Gang:
What a week we had last week. A real roller-coaster ride. All of us were busy at the "Castle" getting ready for the Tampa Indie Film Fest III at the Tampa Toy and Comic Convention hosted by Creature Productions.

Tampa Indie Film Fest III
Everything went smoothly with the festival being well attended. Four full-length productions were among the offerings at TIFFIII. First up was Joel D. Wynkoop's "Lost Faith." Following was "Grub" by silver-age comic legend Nick Cuti and Creature Productions and "Light Of Blood" By Gustavo Perez. The main Feature at TIFFIII was Tampa film Legend Joel D. Wynkoop's newest release, "The Bite." Everyone had a great time and all look forward to the next one. All you filmmakers should mark it on your calendars. The Tampa Bay Indie Film Fest # IV will be on May 7th, 2006. Get your submissions in early or just come out to support Florida Filmmaking and have a good time.

The Tampa Giant Toy and Comic Convention
Not to be forgotten, across the hall from the movie room, The Tampa Bay Toy and Comic Convention was going at full speed. The dealers tables were buzzing with activity and the guests (there were many) signed lots of autographs. Guests included; Alex Saviuk, Pat Broderick, Pablo Marcos, and actors Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), and Kenny Miller (I was a Teenage Werewolf). There were many other guests as well.

Tim Gordon puts on a top quality, one-day show so if you have never attended one of them, by all means go to the next one (May 7, 2006).

"Walk The Line"
Next it's on to the movies. Our usual gang gathered together Saturday night to "Walk The Line." Yeah, yeah, I know, it's not horror but it was a very good movie regardless. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon had the chemistry kicked up to the max to really make for a heck of a good movie.

The story covers "The Man In Black's" time form his childhood through the early years of his career. Both good and bad were covered equally as well as the years he courted June Carter.

The acting, directing, and the cinematography were all top-notch and added up to a very good movie. Phoenix even went through voice training so he could portray Johnny's unique singing style.

All in all I thought the movie was very well done, the drama and action well paced. There are no dull moments in this one folks so get out there and see it. I give "Walk The Line" a full Four Screams on the Creature Scale.

Anyway, have a Great Week. C-Ya!!!

The "Creature"  The Creature from Clearwater

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