That time Topher invited me to watch his fan edit of Steven Spielberg's 1977 masterpiece, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.
I had the privilege of chatting with the incredibly candid Ralph Bakshi for the 40th anniversary of his animated masterpiece.
The origins of Ideal's S*T*A*R Team and how one toy company is giving the short-lived toy line new life.
Are a plethora of pop-culture references enough to keep audiences satisfied with Steven Spielberg's adaptation of READY PLAYER ONE?
I first interviewed Rick Baker in 2012 for ET. He was happy to discuss his humble beginnings and love for Famous Monsters.
THE LAST JEDI is an unapologetic hybrid of key thematic elements from The Original Trilogy in new packaging, and that’s either good or bad depending on how you look at STAR WARS movies these days.
Is Rick Deckard a Replicant or not? Does BLADE RUNNER 2049 live up to expectations? Read the Flick Flack review of the long-awaited sequel.
From Bond to the Beatles, legendary producer David Picker shares incredible tales from the Hollywood trenches with me.
EXCLUSIVE: Talented artist SHAG talks pop-culture influences, licensed character work, what he refuses to paint, and what’s next!
Before STAR WARS, Ray Harryhausen's THE 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD was the big-screen experience that rocked my world.
Thirty-five years ago this weekend, Clint Eastwood's cold-war thriller FIREFOX flew into theaters -- and he played the Atari game for the cameras.
A look at what actors must endure to promote their latest product. Junkets can be psychological torture, a dark tunnel of repetition with no end in sight.
I have very specific memories of waiting in line to see STAR WARS and staring at the lobby cards, images that sparked my imagination and remind me of how patient I had to be as a nine-year-old until I could get through those doors and see the movie.
STAR WARS first arrived in theaters 40 years ago today. Like so many of my generation, the movie rocked my world and changed the trajectory of my future aspirations. This is my story, along with excerpts of my first interview with Mark Hamill.
With the announcement of a new prequel series to THE DARK CRYSTAL on Netflix, I revisit a vintage interview with original creators Jim Henson and Frank Oz.
I love to talk, and so naturally I love the podcast format, which provides a casual, fun, and freeform way to share all the things I love about genre pop culture.
Being both a movie buff and avid comic-book reader had its perks in the '70s and '80s, especially when Marvel Comics rolled out its "Marvel Super Special" comic-book magazine series.
I've assembled a bunch of fun STAR WARS-themed covers of Famous Monsters, classic and contemporary, for your viewing pleasure.
Happy STAR WARS Day! Enjoy a few curated links to exclusive interviews and general excitement related to the film that changed fandom 40 years ago.
The other day, I was overcome by a wave of nostalgia as I was perusing the shelves of my local toy store. I had to reclaim a lost piece of my childhood. I just couldn't help it.
Inspired by our Rondo Award win, I shine a spotlight on the current roster of artists painting for Famous Monsters and the brand-new art that came about during the time that I was editor of the magazine.