Category: Obscuro Appreciato

Obscuro Appreciato – Artist Armen Mirzaian RIP

RIP Armen Mirzaian, artist for Hasbro, formerly also of Cartoon Network, Walt Disney and other endeavors.

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Happy National 227 Day

It’s 2-27, or National 227 Day here at VisualNoiz. Obscuro Appreciato normally shouts out to the obscure, but since it’s been a long time since the cast has been in the limelight, we salute you, Cast of 227! Happy 227 Day!!! We salute you: Marla Gibbs Hal Williams Alaina Reed Hall Jack√©e Harry Helen Martin […]

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Obscuro Appreciato salutes Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity

You know… Spirit and Opportunity are still up there working on Mars. Years after they were supposed to have gone silent these two boys still talk to home base.. well Spirit it taking a nap to conserve power… I appreciate you JPL and NASA! Wow. What engineering on those two droids.

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Jack Hill

This month’s Obscuro Appreciato salutes overlooked master writer/director Jack Hill. He emerged from the Roger Corman stable of talent along with the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme,and Jack Nicholson. Hill may be lesser known than these names, but his solid track record of entertaining films stands up to any of them. Hill’s movies […]

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Joe Pantoliano

This Obscuro Appreciato goes out to Joe Pantoliano. Joe always fills out a cast in the perfect way. He’s the guy you love to hate, he’s the annoying creep, he’s the witty retorter. He’s been in so many wonderful films, it’s hard to pick a favorite. As a comic book nerd I should say Daredevil, […]

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Lloyd Kaufman & Troma Studios

Our November Obscuro salute goes out to Lloyd Kaufman, founder of the legendary Troma Studios. Lloyd has been keeping the spirit of independent film alive for decades. Some people think that independent film means stuff from studios like Miramax or Lion’s Gate. News Flash: THAT AIN’T INDIE!! True indies don’t a have a studio bankroll, […]

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James Karen & Jim Winburn

This month Obscuro salutes actor James Karen and Stuntman extrordinaire Jim Winburn. James Karen has been involved in film & television acting since 1962. He has played in everything from light comedies to gruesome horror films. Some of his most notable films include The China Syndrome, Capricorn One, Poltergeist, Return of the Living Dead, Wall […]

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Reggie Bannister

This month’s Obscuro goes out to Reggie Bannister. Reggie is a wonderful character actor most prominently featured in the wonderful Phantasm films (The Star Wars of horror!) as Reggie the demon-killing ice cream man. In addition to being a Grade-A dwarf-blastin’ asswhomper, Reggie is a hell of a nice guy in person. This hardworking actor […]

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Ernest Borgnine – The Legend Lives On

This month’s Obscuro Appreciato goes out to dependable character actor Ernest Borgnine. Borgnine has been appearing in films since the 50s, breaking into the big time with his Oscar-winning turn as the title character in Marty. He’s played roles big and small since then, standouts including The Dirty Dozen, The Vikings, The Wild Bunch, The […]

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The Genius of Zach Braff

OBSCURO APPRECIATO!!!! This month we salute Zach Braff, upon the DVD release of his feature film directorial debut, Garden State. Zach is best known for being in the cast of the TV show Scrubs, but he’s showing the world he is much more than on-screen talent. Garden State is the best romantic comedy I’ve seen […]

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For Geeks and Nerds only.

This annoucement is for the geeks and nerds only. If you don’t own an iPod or a PDA you can move on to the next message in your inbox. VisualNoiz is now providing an Atom XML feed for the news section. The XML link is http://www.visualnoiz.com/Noiz.xml For those of you with an iPod and Pod2Go […]

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RIP Jerry Goldsmith

This month’s Obscuro isn’t all that obscure, but he is worthy of note.  Jerry Goldsmith died in his sleep after a long battle with the Big C.  In his 75 years he scored over 200 films, including Visualnoiz faves like Planet of the Apes( the original, of course!) Alien, Poltergeist, Gremlins (big props!),  the Twilight Zone, Man […]

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Bruce Campbell

This month’s ridiculously late Obscuro goes out to Bruce Campbell. Today (June 22) is the birthday of the man who defines Michigan cult actor coolness. Anyone out there who hasn’t seen the Evil Dead trilogy or Bubba Ho-Tep by now needs to turn in their Cool Kid Klub Pass and report to Administrator Boujoulian for […]

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Greg Colton – GVSU Alumni

i sure do like that Greg Colton. this fine man has done a lot for himself in the last few months and we are totally super proud of our GVSU alumni brother. If anyone deserves a jumping “Woot Woot!” it’s him so get your tennis shoes on. Greg we salute you. Obscuro appreciato!! Individuo di […]

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Nick Valenti /RIP Jim O’Dea / Chris Wirth / Justin Miller / Robert Rodriguez / Deanna Morse / Ray & Jean Boujoulian

VisualNoiz salutes Photographer extraordinaire Nick Valenti. Nick was my photos professor at OCC. It was in those final days of obtaining an Associates Degree that I realized what I really wanted to with my life. (i.e. what I would study at a university.) True, the seed of my love for visual entertainment was first planted […]

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Jason Roths of the World

This Obscuro Appreciato is a strange one. We honor Jason Roth. Not OUR Jason Roth, different Jason Roth’s. #1 – This Jason Roth is from California, but don’t hold that against him. He animated “My Pinkie” in 3D and it turned out very cool. We all know our Jason Roth is a drawn character animator […]

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Adrian Lamo

This Obscuro Appreciato is not film/video related but with the Hacker Love Story “Ones and Zeroes” coming from Visual Noiz in the future, it does seem fitting. Adrian Lamo We salute you! Adrian is a hacker extrodinaire who’s “victims” have included the NY Times and Yahoo. he gets in, he gets out, he doesn’t really […]

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Announcing Obscuro Appreciato

According to the ill-informed Madonna Magazine…Stay tuned for Mr. Chump goes Berzerk and The Guy Saga, coming soon…. In addition to bastardizing the names of our flicks, they also know how to horribly mis-pronounce VisualNoiz. (they say Noiz like the oi in Noir Leather.) **SPECIAL THING**There is a new segment on VisualNoiz.com: Obscuro AppreciatoIt is […]

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