December 31st, 2011

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Museum of Jim McNalis - KIM JONG IL aka MENTA LEE IL

At last the reclusive benevolent and sensitive father of his country has come out of isolation riding atop his big DIC (Defensive Inter Continental) missile.

He had not been seen for awhile and was rumored to have been sulking because of the unfair treatment he has received from the rest of the civilized world for simply playing with his new toys and providing his children (people of North Korea) with a stimulating sky show by demonstrating the power and majesty of his DIC.

“Other countries threaten me because they are jealous of my toys”, he said. “Well I don’t care, I don’t need them. I will just go to Burma and share them with my new friends”, he said. According to Menta Lee Il, his new friend General Than Shwe has told him he would be happy to have a DIC of any size.

*Menta Lee IL is the latest creation in the series, "Cheap Tin Soldiers: The Dictators" by Jim McNalis. All sculptures are fashioned in clay. Clay is dirt. How appropriate.

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Art & Reality - The World of Jim McNalis

Cinema Dave has known Jim McNalis for seven years and wrote an article about Jim two years ago, which is included in Cinema Dave's book - "The Adventures of Cinema Dave in the Florida Motion Picture World." McNalis has had his own share of adventures in Hollywood, Vietnam and Las Vegas. Yet his most passionate cause has been the "Free Burma" campaign.

Of the Christmas Cards that Cinema Dave received, the following may have been the most profound;

Yes, this is a recent picture of Jim McNalis with "the Lady" herself - San Suu Kyi;

As Jim wrote to Cinema Dave, "Some Risks Are Worth Taking."
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2011 Class Acts

Max Winkler

Kyra Schon

Doris Roberts

Jon Provost

Pamela Portier


Pat Novak

Matt "Guitar" Murphy

Danny Murphy

Doug Jones

Steve Hunter

Tommy Henriksen

John Hamblin

Churck Garric

Peter Ford

Dennis Farina

Barry S. Anderson
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2011 Backstage Angels

Volunteers at MegaCon, PBiFF 16, Spooky Empire and FLiFF 26

C.J. Comics

Aimee Adler


Anyone who purchased
"The Adventures of Cinema Dave in the Florida Motion Picture World."
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2011 Top Ten List

"X Men First Class"

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

"The Muppets"

"Midnight in Paris"


"The Help"

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II"

"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark"

"Captain America the First Avenger"

"The Artist"