Saturday, March 28, 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Belcourt

My son Luke and I went to the midnight showing of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last night at the Belcourt theater in Nashville and the place was PACKED! I was stunned - I really didn't think there would be that many people in attendance. Ran into my cohort Cameron McCasland there, which was cool - it turned out to be a really fun evening.

They had an original arcade version TMNT video game in the lobby, served pizza and ooze drinks (which I'm not sure exactly what that consisted of, but I think it was alcoholic) and before the show started they held a pizza eating contest between 4 contestants chosen from the audience who each wore a different colored mask, one for each turtle. They all chowed down on a slice of pizza and Michaelangelo ate his the quickest, winning a pass to a couple of future movies.

Before the feature film they showed a TMNT cartoon from the 80s. Then the main ovie came on, and the crowd hooted and hollered throughout, really enjoying it. Was another fun time at the Belcourt!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Once Around the Bloch

I just finished Robert Bloch's biography - man this thing is terrific! From his early days writing for Weird Tales to his later days hobnobbing with Hollywood types such as Boris Karloff, Joan Crawford and Christopher Lee (all of whom were friends of his), this is one interesting read. He also talks about Psycho, Hitchcock, and William Castle - great stuff!