Here's a groovy site all about the exciting world of After Effects expressions. That's MotionScript.com.
Does the VFX world really need another "standard" 3D program? Apparently it does because a lot of people out there are working in Maxon's Cinema 4D. Oh I do wish we'd just settle on one 3D program. I've been irritated with Maya lately (it does things like make it very hard for you to tell it where it's going to put your render files, and it absolutely hates it when you save your project to another folder -- it'll make you re-find your textures manually) and I've been forced back into Blender (because that's what we have the awesome new city model in.)
Mattepainting.org has a forum for matte painters.
Picard sings... the alphabet.