November 17th, 2006

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Hannibal" Author Thomas Harris wrote me on the same day O.J. went public about his book!

On the day that Florida sociopath O.J. Simpson announced promotional plans with the Fox Network to sell his book, ""If I Did It," Thomas Harris has written a new Hannibal
Lecter novel, HANNIBAL RISING. It goes on sale nationwide December 5th,
but YOU can read a chapter TODAY.

To read the excerpt and visit the newly redesigned Thomas Harris Web
site, go to:

The evolution of his evil is revealed. In his first novel in
seven years, Thomas Harris takes readers back to the origins of Hannibal
Lecter. HANNIBAL RISING reveals how the extremely intelligent and
passionate young Lecter evolved into one of the most haunting characters in
literature, the man who has kept fans riveted in RED DRAGON, THE

Intrigued? Visit to read a chapter from the
book or listen to the author’s own reading and enter the sweepstakes
for a chance to win a signed limited edition of HANNIBAL RISING.

While you are there, you can view an exclusive still from the movie
HANNIBAL RISING for which Thomas Harris wrote the screenplay. This major
release will be in theatres February 9th.

Visit and be sure to sign-up for the e-mail
list to receive updates about HANNIBAL RISING, the upcoming movie, and
other Thomas Harris news.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and


Following the very successful first Florida Supercon last week, we are proud to announce our plans for 2007.

The first show of 2007 will be ANIME SUPERCON: The Ft. Lauderdale Anime Convention (A.S.C.)
taking place April 13-15, 2007.
A.S.C. will take place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
A new website has been launced to support the show and will be updated on a regular basis with event information, guests of honor and band info.
Tickets for A.S.C. will go on sale next week with pricing as follows:
$12 weekend pass (before Jan. 1, 2007),
$15 weekend pass (before April 12 ,2007),
$20 weekend pass at the door.
Children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult.

FLORIDA SUPERCON: The South Florida Comic Book, Sci-Fi & Anime Convention (F.S.C.)
will have its second show June 22-24, 2007, 2007 at the Inverrary Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Fifteen guests have already signed up for the show, including,
Alan Burnett (Producer/Writer of Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The Batman, The Smurfs, Gobots and more!),
Dustin Nguyen (Artist of Batman, Wildcats and The Authority),
Ted Mckeever (Artist of Metropol, Eddy Current, Zombies),
Joe Pekar (Artist),
Allen Bellman (Golden Age Comic Legend),
Chris Notarile (Filmmaker of Power Girl: The Classifieds, Catwoman: Principles),
Niki Notarile (Actress, Catwoman: Principles),
Terribly Odd (Design & Art),
Terry Cronin (Creator of Students of the Unusual),
Mitch Hyman (Creator of Bubba the Redneck Werewolf),
Austin Janowsky (Comic Artist),
Greg Kirkpatrick (Comic Artist),
Adam-Troy Castro (Author),
Carlos Castellanos (Creator of Baldo comic strip)
Joe Fauvel (Comic Artist).
Tickets for F.S.C. are on sale now:
$15 weekend pass or $20 weekend pass at the door.
Children under 10 are free when accompanied by an adult.
For more info go to

FLORIDA SUPERCON: The South Florida Comic Book, Sci-Fi & Anime Convention (F.S.C.)
will have its third show December 7-9, 2007
in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. at The Inverarry Hotel.
More info will be posted at in the coming months.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Happy Feet" is a joy to the world.....

For the past three years, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery's IMAX theatre has created a
family holiday tradition with screenings of “Santa vs. The Snowman” and “The Polar Express.” This year's holiday movie, “Happy Feet” benefits the Museum of Discovery with an entertaining lesson in physical and social sciences.

Using last year's Oscar winning documentary
“March of the Penguins” as a prologue, this Warner
Brothers animated feature details the saga of Mumbles
Happy Feet (voiced by Elijah Wood), the son of Memphis
(Hugh Jackman) and Norma Jean (Nicole Kidman). Mumbles was
hatched during a difficult gestation period and is
born with a horrible voice. Given that penguins woo
one another with their song, Mumbles' prospects in
forming a family dwindle.

When he attempts assimilate into penguin society during a social ritual, his obnoxious voice upsets the festivities and Mumbles is exiled. Alone and abandoned, Mumbles takes comfort with a group of outcast penguins. By living in a different environment, Mumbles perfects his unique tap dancing talent, which upsets the conformed status quo of his former penguin community. Fortunatley, Mumble's good nature helps save the community that made him an outcast.

Elijah Wood and Mumbles Happy Feet become one character in this movie. The animators create an uncanny resemblance between the actor and the computer generated character. Brittany Murphy reveals an incredible vocal range as Mumbles Happy Feet's love interest, Gloria. Robin Williams voices two characters, a Chicano penguin named Ramon and Loveless, an evangelical guru with the tendencies of Sunday morning television preacher, Pastor Mack Carter.

“Happy Feet“ works as an interesting feature for
both adults and children, much like the successful
elements of the original “Shrek” and “Monsters
Inc.“ The children will enjoy the stunning visuals
and hearing the music of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder,
Prince and the Beach Boys for the first time. Adults
will enjoy the stroll down amnesia lane, but pick up
the subtext of global warming, and group dynamics.

“Happy Feet“ is directed by George Miller, a director
more noted for the violent Mel Gibson “Mad Max“
movies from the 1980s. Miller and his special effects team created
beautiful scenery. One particular shot features the beauty of the Northern Lights.
Unlike the condescending environmental message movies claiming to be non fiction,
“Happy Feet“ shows how one's natural behavior and good intentions can transform the world
in a positive manner.

Ever since Bambi's mother got shot, humans have had a
bad name in animated features starring animals. “The
Ant Bully“ and ”Open Season” were fun motion
pictures with a quirky sense of humor, but “Happy Feet“ appeals to mankind's more noble motives. ”Happy Feet“ is a glorious motion picture that
celebrates life.