The Home of the Creative Mind

Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Comic Critic Reviews Magic

I still remember the long, cold shiver that went down my spine when I saw a 30-second teaser preview for Magic. What’s driving me nuts is I can’t remember where I saw it. It might have been at the theater or maybe on Showtime. All I know for sure is that it wasn’t on broadcast television. The studio pulled that spot immediately after parents’ complaints that a ventriloquist’s dummy reading poetry was scaring the living daylights out their children. Although it might not have been the first movie to use a ventriloquist’s personality to make an audience jump, Magic still holds the crown. This is in no small part to the fine acting of Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, and Anthony Hopkins.