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1  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Devastating News on: August 28, 2014, 02:55:27 AM

I'm adding my good thoughts to the mix. Let's hope you get some awesome news today, Mark!


2  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: R.I.P. Richard Attenborough on: August 25, 2014, 12:55:23 PM

He was also in THE GREAT ESCAPE! And he directed Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger in Shadowlands. A great little movie about C.S. Lewis falling in love late in his life.

3  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on: August 24, 2014, 06:33:47 PM

I saw it. Aaaand...

I thought the movie was pretty badass. It walked a precarious line between parody and straight up superhero action. MUCH better than any damned Star Wars.

I can't call Guardians a favorite, and I doubt that I need to see it again, but I had a great time. For its intentions, Guardians of the Galaxy is almost shockingly good. Almost certainly the best movie of its kind I have seen.

Well, I'll be damned. Will wonders never cease. I really thought you were going to hate it with a passion, Mark. I'm really glad you enjoyed it! It looks like GOTG will be the top grossing movie of the summer. I'm so glad it has surpassed the latest Transformers abomination, and that lame excuse for a TMNT movie.


4  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: The Destroyer Movie on: August 24, 2014, 10:03:09 AM

It's concerning for the Doc Savage movie. It seems to keep taking a back seat to many projects that Black is being attached to. He's also been linked to a new Predator movie. Shane Black is one of my favorite movie scribes, so I'm jazzed to see him getting all this work after he had such a long drought in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Although, I do wish "they" would allow him to make Doc Savage before investing him in all these other properties. His next project seems to be directing his original screenplay for a Noir film set in the 1970's. I'm down for that. His original stuff is always top of my list.


5  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Has anybody seen Calvary? on: August 23, 2014, 08:51:19 AM

Nope. I still haven't seen Gleeson in The Guard, and the trailer for that looked awesome. These days I watch what's available on streaming, and for that I'm at the whim Netflix and their oh so incomplete movie library.


6  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' on: August 23, 2014, 08:46:20 AM
I had absolutely NO desire to see this myself...and ended up loving it!  The special effects in Imax 3D were absolutely dazzling!

And the character I thought would be the silliest--Rocket Raccoon--turned out to be my favorite.

I love it when you go to a movie you have no interest in seeing--and end up thoroughly enjoying it.  Broadens one's horizons a bit I think.

I don't think that's going to be the case with, Mark. It's got too much of a Firefly/Star Wars: A New Hope vibe for Mark to get on board the GOTG love train. I loved it myself. Saw it twice. The second time I dragged my wife along, who had absolutely no interest in a movie with a talking raccoon. Well, she ended up loving it, and Rocket was one of her favorite parts.


7  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: RIP: Don Pardo on: August 19, 2014, 05:19:38 AM

He truly had a great voice, and  lived quite a life. He also died, how I assume most of us would probably like to go.  R.I.P.


8  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Harlan Ellison $1.99 Kindle today on: August 18, 2014, 04:26:37 PM

Picked up six:

Beast that Shouted
City on the Edge
Strange Wine
Deathbird Stories
I have no Mouth.

Picked up Shatterday last June for $7.99

What do I start with? Best Story?

If you haven't read Jeffty Is Five from Shatterday yet, I'd recommend you start there. One of his best, in my opinion.


9  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Oh Crap, RIP Robin Williams on: August 11, 2014, 07:46:53 PM

This is crazy. Robin Williams has always been a part of the popular culture of my life. It's hard to fathom he's gone. To me, it's sorta like when Michael Jackson died. It's just surreal.

I was the right age to enjoy Mork & Mindy for a number of years, and even like him as Popeye. And he was wonderful in The Fisher King, Awakenings, Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come.

Another Icon gone too soon. R.I.P. Robin Williams.


10  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Crowther's Cold Comforts on: August 08, 2014, 08:26:27 PM

I'll send you a PM. Let me know if you still want to sell it.

11  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Devastating News on: August 08, 2014, 08:25:45 PM

Very sorry to hear this, Mark. Seems like a real asshole move by those who ran your shop into the ground. I'm sure you'll land on your feet, but I wish you well in the interim. I know it can be scary as hell to have to find another job after so long out of the job market. I'm sure we're all pulling for you!

12  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Murder mystery recommendations for a pre-teen girl on: August 06, 2014, 03:07:06 AM

This is more of a Steampunk Espionage/Mystery suggestion. I've heard nothing but good things about Gail Carriger's  Parasol Protectorate series, and she did a young adult series set in the same world, The Finishing School Series. That series might be of interest to your stepdaughter. And the story is about girls, which is always a plus for a young female reader. http://www.gailcarriger.com/books/finishing-school-series


13  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Evil Dead: The TV Series on: July 29, 2014, 01:34:49 PM

If done right it could be awesome. Some  recent TV series have been better than a lot of recent Hollywood movies. Breaking bad, Game of Thrones, etc, etc.

I agree that over the past ten years or so TV has surpassed movies in quality of storytelling, and in a lot of cases acting. I love Bruce Campbell, so I'm sure to give the TV show a shot.

14  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Re: Indiana Jones on: July 25, 2014, 10:29:57 AM
He's a pulp hero, much like Doc Samson. I never thought his world was ours, but one where fantastical stuff like 1000 year old Knights and hearts beating after being ripped out of the chest was possible.
As for Short Round, perfect character to get kids into a film about an archeologist. I love him and so does everyone my age and younger, usually.

Good point, since Indy was based on the old movie serial heroes, which were based on pulp characters like Doc Savage. Although, I still think the lead lined refrigerator scene was way over the top even for a pulp style character. But all the pulp style of Temple of Doom never bothered me a bit. And I too love Short Round. "No time for love, Dr. Jones!"


15  Horror Drive-In / Drive In Theater By Night / Leslie Charteris's The Saint ebooks on sale for $1.99 on: July 23, 2014, 11:17:52 AM

I've always wanted to dip my feet into The Saint books by Leslie Charteris. If anyone else ever thought about giving this old series a try there are currently a slew of Saint ebooks on sale for $1.99 at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I0I02YS/ref=s9_hps_ft_g351_i19?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=1Z5A468S13YEC4JBKH2W&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1865423382&pf_rd_i=1000677541

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