Friday, July 31, 2009

Special Screenings_ "The Big Lebowski" and "The Dark Crystal"

One my favorite things to do on my blogs is to promote special movie screenings whenever I get notice of them. Since I reside in a fictional town in North Carolina, I generally promote screenings in the Tarheel State, but since I proudly hail from Roanoke, Va., I also like to mention film screenings at the historic Grandin Theatre which almost makes my hometown seem hip.

We start with a special screening of "Death Race 2000," a '70s cult film that was recently remade into a bad Vin Diesel vehicle, that will take place at the Colony Theatre in Raleigh on Wed., Aug. 12 at 8:00. The admission fee is five bucks (whoops! I forgot to check that for the other films).

Just down I-40 in Greensboro, my friend Joe Scott is putting together a special screening of "The Big Lebowski" which kicks off the Mixed Tape series sponsored by UNC-Greensboro's college radio station WUAG 103.1 FM, which features a movie show hosted by Scott. The best bowling movie ever made (apologies to those who somehow favor "Kingpin") will show on Wed., Aug. 26 @ 7:30 p.m. Afterward, there will be a bowl-a-thon @ Brunswick Triad Lanes on 21 Oak Branch Road, where White Russians will be served! Jeff Bridges and John Goodman would be proud.....

And, lastly, The Grandin Theatre in Roanoke, Va., the cinema where I originally saw "Lebowski" when it first came out is showing a midnight screening of "The Dark Crystal" at midnight on the nights of Aug. 28 and Aug. 29. This movie was made in 1982 when I was 12 years old! Incidentally, that was the same year that "Tron," another cult classic with Bridges came out. Supposedly, a sequel to that film is coming out next year. Are they actually remaking "Clash of the Titans" too?

Anyway, if you need directions to any of these venues go to Mapquest (or the official web sites of these places), and hopefully you won't get freaking lost!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Silly Photo to Fill Space_ Big Lobster

Unlike my sister and brother-in-law who reside in a nice plush mansion in Provo, Utah (that is an in-joke), I can not afford to eat lobster every night. But, I'm not sure I would want to eat one quite this big. As author Trevor Corson said in his book "The Secret Life of Lobsters," when it comes to lobsters, bigger is not neccessarily better. Ahh, this brings back memories of my trip to Belfast, Maine, back in the summer of 2007. As one might expect, there are lots of lobsters up there!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Quote of the Week- Mao Tse-Tung

I had a chance to read Tom Stoppard's hit play "Rock and Roll," which was being staged in Chicago and Washington, DC, earlier this summer.

Since it takes place (primarily) in the former Czechoslavakia in the summer of 1968, I'd thought I'd go with a quote from two figures from that era on my two respective blogs.

We were initially going to go with Jim Morrison here and Mao Tse-Tung on the other blog, but I like the former Chinese leader's quote better, and it is ironic considering that he was a dictator:

"I voted for you in the last election."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Silly Photo To Fill Space: "Three's Company"

Today, we are featuring photos of silly '80s sitoms although "Three's Company" actually debuted in 1978.

If you want to know when the 14th season* will be available on dvd, check out my friend Moviezzz's blog (see links section!)_I don't know how he keeps up with such things.

*- Yes, I know "Three's Company" was not on the air quite that long. It just felt like it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quote of the Week- Marilyn Manson

"Is adult entertainment killing our children or is killing children entertaining adults?"

Marilyn Manson

We have a quote from Marie Osmond to 'complement' this entry on our sister blog "Politics, Culture and Other Wastes of Time."

Monday, July 13, 2009

Quote of the Week-Hugh Hefner

Today's quote is from "Playboy" magazine's founder Hugh Hefner. To complement Heff, we have a quote from one of his arch rivals, feminist Gloria Steinem.

Here is today's quote from Heffner:

"The major civiling force in the world is not religion, it is sex."

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Special Fourth of July Quote_ Paul Simon

"Music is forever, music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die."

We have a quote from Art Garfunkel on our other blog "Politics, Culture and Other Wastes of Time."