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Cine-Rama Episode 30 December 25, 2009

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Because I’m so good to you, another Christmas present!

Cine-Rama episode 30 is up.

“A Very Merry Cine-Rama Christmas”

In this episode Christian and Keith destroy all of your favorite Holiday traditions and traumatize you for life as they countdown their top ten Christmas films. Christmas may never be the same again! All this, plus challenges!


Sweetmint Trailer December 24, 2009

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Here’s a Christmas present for one and all!  The trailer for the movie I wrote with Christian is now up for viewing online.  Go check it out.


24 Frames Now Online December 12, 2009

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24 Frames is now available online! But don’t take my word for it . . .

From Brad:


I posted “24 Frames” on YouTube, in three acts. Here’s act one:


Here’s act two:


..and act three:


The film is still screened at the occasional festival and I imagine it will continue to be for a while. I am working on the Frog film right now but will soon be turning my attention to producing some actual, professionally printed DVDs. Watch for announcement about that in the near future. Thanks again for supporting the film and keep spreading the word!

Too Stupid For Words December 6, 2009

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I’m going to post this. Please read it and see why I say it’s so fucking stupid.


Top 10 Movie Theater Experiences December 4, 2009

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Over on my friend/nemesis Christian Kocinski’s blog he discusses his top ten movie theater experiences.  I decided I would steal the idea from him and share my own over here.

10 ) Gran Torino – AMC Mayfair Mall 18

This is notable because this was the first movie I saw when I was in Milwaukee. I lived there for several months while Christian and I knocked about on the screenplay for Sweetmint.

9) The Departed/Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End/Crank/Fearless and many others – The Movies at Meadville

When I was working in Meadville as a projectionist one of the best job perks was being able to catch flicks when I was waiting for the evening to end. There was nothing else for me to do up there, so very often I’d grab a stool, turn up the monitor level, and watch a new release – AND GET PAID FOR IT.

8 ) The Wrestler – Landmark Oriental

The reason I mention this is for the theater itself. This place was just gorgeous! Ornately appointed in a way you’d expect from Hollywood’s golden age.

7 ) Sky High – Cinemark Milcreek 6

This one was memorable because when we went we only really had a tangential interest in the film (which turned out to be really good). It was just an excuse to go out for the evening and blow off some steam on a Friday night after a long week at film school. We got Chinese at my favorite buffet, we relaxed, we enjoyed the show. That’s what going to the cinema is all about.

6 ) Muppet Christmas Carol – Conneaut Plaza Cinema

I have very vivid memories of going to see this when it came out as part of a school field trip. You can never go wrong with a movie co-starring Michael Caine and Kermit the Frog.

5) The Two Towers – Erie Tinseltown 17

This was a PACKED auditorium. The buzz was high after the first Lord of the Rings movie and people were excited. The movie didn’t let us down either. I can still remember the chills I had through my body during the battle of Helm’s Deep.

4 ) Star Trek – Erie Tinseltown 17

A recent entry, but an awesome one. I saw this at a midnight show the night of opening and people cheered throughout at the high points. It also got a standing ovation at the end. Well done, JJ Abrams.

3 ) Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – Ashtabula Mall Cinema 6

This was actually a private screening the day before the movie formally opened. It was a small group of friends who were all excited to see the final Star Wars movie. Great time had by all.

2 ) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Conneaut Plaza Cinema

This is one of my earliest movie theater memories. I can remember my dad taking my brother Ian and I to see this back when Turtles were at the height of their popularity and we were both Turtles crazy. This may actually prove to have been one of the greatest nights of my life.

1 ) The Fellowship of the Ring – Ashtabula Mall Cinema 6

This was another before-opening private screening, filled with a room of like-minded geeks who had just as large a passion for the highly anticipated movie they were about to see. You cannot ask for better conditions to watch a movie in.

Honorable mention: The time me and some high school buddies went and caught the original Spider-Man film at the old movie theater in Meadville before it closed down.

Donations For Gracie December 3, 2009

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Thought it would be good to share this. From Michael Myers:

An account has been set up to take donations for Eric Martin’s Daughter. As you know Eric Martin passed away on November 18th and we have been working with Michael Martin to set up something for Gracie his Daughter. Eric was the co-host for DC Noise, The Trip and Comics Playground. He also has appeared in many episodes of Geek Brunch.

We received Eric’s PayPal account information from Michael today and he asked that I pass it along to all who are interested in donating for Gracie. He has access to this account and will put the money raised into a savings account for her.

The account to donate to from PayPal is: emartin2112@suddenlink.net

It is truly a testament to the wonderful person that Eric was to see all of the support for his family and his little girl. We really miss his presence in our lives.

Anything that you can donate to his daughter would be greatly appreciated.


Mike Myers.

November 2009 Movies December 1, 2009

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Let the Right One In
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
Gamers: Dorkness Rising
Modus Operandi
The Brothers Bloom
Father Goose
Star Trek
The Conversation
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Operation Filmmaker
Seven Pounds
The Elephant Man
Muppets from Space
Paper Clips
Dakota Skye
Angels & Demons