A few Yuletide letters persuaded me to try out (and likely offer to write, unless I change my mind) a few movies I hadn't seen before now--like Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters, and The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec.
*This works for Yuletide, as well as for Halloween.
I just know that I’ll either request or offer Peter Capaldi's Eyebrows Anthropomorfic. I can’t help it, it seems like it would be so bizarre.
Several movies and tv shows were nominated that I had plans to watch somewhere down the line. I’ll see if I’m able to watch a few between now, and October 19th-October 25th, when sign-ups start and end.
✔ Egon Spengler
✔ Peter Venkman
✔ Ray Stantz
✔ Dana Barrett
✔ Legend (1985)
✔ Lily (Legend)
✔ Darkness (Legend)
✔ Honeythorn Gump
✔ Oona (Legend)
✔ Endora (Bewitched)
✔ Samantha Stephens
✔ Darrin Stephens
✔ Dr. Bombay (Bewitched)
So far, unless something else comes along during the month, I plan to go to see Halloween (1978) on October 25th at 4:30 PM, and Psycho (1960) on October 26th at 2 PM. After doing a lot of reading up on it, I opted to avoid The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, playing this Sunday. It’s just not one for me.
So if the people who voted for Sleepy Hollow could please go back to the poll and change their vote to either Murder By Death or Bewitched, that would be wonderful. The two of them are currently at 3 votes each. I’ll extend the poll to go until Friday morning, rather than tomorrow, as a result.
Also, I’m adding two more polls here, depending on which fandom you voted for. Or even if you didn’t vote for it, but still want to see a particular character receive a nomination, go for it.
For Murder By Death:
As before, those on the Livejournal side, if you are unable to vote on Dreamwidth--please add your character votes in the comments.
I was merely waffling on Murder By Death (1976), and Bewitched (the tv series). However, I’ve also learned that Sleepy Hollow is still eligible for Yuletide. So, here's a poll.
Pick One--Or Two, If You Can't Decide Either
Bewitched (TV Series)
Murder By Death (1976)
Sleepy Hollow (Fox series)
And for those on the Livejournal side and unable to vote in the poll, please post your answer in the comments. I’ll factor it in when I close the poll on Thursday afternoon.
The third fandom I’m considering will be one of these:
-Bewitched (original series, due to watching an outrageous amount of it on Me-TV and FamilyNet, and rediscovering an interest in it)
-Mr. Boogedy (1986)
-Columbo (just started watching the series on Me-TV this year, sort of love it)
-Dark Shadows (1991 series)
-Fright Night (1985)
-The Goldbergs (2013 sitcom)
-Murder By Death (1976)
-Night of the Comet (1984)
If you really wish to see one of the above, please let me know.
Suspiria is due to recently having started watching some Italian horror movies on Youtube. I don’t see how a fanfic could come out of it due to its lack of real coherency, but hey. It’s on the ‘maybe I’ll nominate it’ pile.
I assume someone else will nominate Sleepy Hollow, (the series, unless it doesn’t qualify anymore) the new Flash series or Gotham when they premiere.
Highlights from my showing? There weren't too many speak of. I was the only person there at all, in the room Ghostbusters was shown in.
The air was terrible, sort of a mix of stuffy, and severely humid. But it still felt as though the air conditioning was running, just not right. It was like someone had opened the exit door and left it open for a few days, in that one particular theater room and the air coniditoning was just moving it around. It was starting to get oppressive--then, someone popped their head in the door, glanced around, shot a text message to someone, to presumably confirm there was one solitary soul in attendance, and left--and then the air conditioning worked harder for five minutes, it started to get better...before going dead.
So around when Mr. Stay Puft was stomping on a church in Peter's town, before the heat actually got any worse, I went on my way. We've been getting a heat index of around 107 for over a week, and I'd rather not sit in a theater and overheat.
Aside from those issues, the showing looked very crisp and clear. I finally spotted Ron Jeremy's cameo. However, for the first time I noticed a character on a stretcher outside Dana's building, as the Ghostbusters pull up. From a distance, it appeared as though it could have been the elderly woman that spotted the Terror Dog chasing Louis, who ran back inside. I could be wrong.
*The movie started 27 minutes later than expected, due to all the trailers.
So August 29th, provided there are no severe thunderstorms, illnesses, or anyone requiring the use of the car for a doctor’s visit (my sister goes the day before, provided nothing changes) then once I get tickets, I should be going to the 11:30 AM showing. They have it five times that day, so if something happens I’ll be heading for the 2 PM showing.
People keep bringing up Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam as better movies of his—I’ll have to watch them sometime. He was great in The Birdcage. I also remember this little cameo that he and Billy Crystal had in an episode of Friends.
You can read reactions from the White House (they issued a fantastic statement), Pam Dawber, and several others over here and (if you’re interested in one from Sarah Michelle Gellar in this next link) here and here.
John Fasano has passed away at the age of 52—as of now, while no official cause of death has been released, they do know that he died in his sleep. May he rest in peace. He was one of the many writers for Alien 3, and directed several horror films. I recall a few of the VHS covers for some of them, from back in the 80’s. I had been meaning to watch The Jitters (1989), so I’ll track that down shortly.
James Garner passed away Saturday night at the age of 86. May he, too, rest in peace. While he was most famous for his roles in Maverick and The Rockford Files, MST3K fans may also remember him from the episode where they riffed a movie called City Limits. As I have never seen an episode of The Rockford Files, I’ll have to catch an episode when it airs on Me-TV later today. Sound On Sight made a list of his top ten films.