Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Festivus update (Dec. 8-9; food details, bad movie contest!)
- Shouldn't the movies have a computer connection? - or at least technology?
The movie we watched last year, while more of a date flick, was obscure, computer-related, and shown on obsolete, vintage (betamax) equipment. That will be hard to beat! Blu-ray my ass!
On 11/13/2012 8:27 AM, corey986 wrote:
Well at first I was thinking "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" , but then I realized if I drag along a blu-ray player, this would be a great opportunity to put on an amazing HD transfer of "Forbidden Planet" and the original "The day the earth stood still". Not really B movies, but ones I think that people would enjoy seeing in a way they have never seen before in HD (Film resolution with the correct pull-down). If our projectors don't support HD, I could hop on a ladder and unhook my HD projector from my theater and bring it in, but I would only be able to be there one of the two days.
--- In email@example.com, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
> Festivus is just one month away.
> Our party is Dec. 8-9 at the museum, same room as the past couple of
> years. We'll have a sign up on the front gate for any first-time attendees.
> It starts on the 8th (Saturday) around lunchtime and ends on the 9th
> (Sunday) whenever people go home.
> MARCH will supply $100 of food basics -- burgers, hot dogs,
> non-alcoholic beverages, chips, plates, etc. -- and we encourage
> everyone to bring more such as other meals, snacks, beer (mmmm .... beer.)
> We'll collect $10/person ** for InfoAge ** .... last year we
> inadvertently used that money for food. That was a mistake.
> I will ask Fred about the usual sparse sleepover arrangements.....
> As it turns out, Bill Deg., Justin, and myself are all only able to
> attend our own party on the first day. Jeff B. accepted my request to
> supervise clean-up, etc., at the end of the second day.
> New this year: worst movie contest!
> The rules:
> 1. Whoever shows us the worst movie, as judged by cackling, groans, and
> spilled beer, will win a prize. I determine the prize. It'll be a good one.
> 2. Nothing too mainstream.
> 3. Nothing that we've already watched as past Festivuses (Festivii?)
> 4. No higher rating than PG-13, or equivalent if the movie is older than
> ratings, as there may be some children present (use common sense.)
> 5. You may call dibs on a movie by replying to this thread.
> 6. If people show up with the same movie, but neither called dibs, then
> we'll flip a coin to see who gets to take credit for it.
> I'll start: I call dibs on "Terror of Tiny Town" which is a 1938
> western. Good guys vs. bad guys. But, it's a musical, and the actors are
> little people -- same ones from The Wizard of Oz. (Thank you Larry S.
> for the tip!)
> And of course, we encourage people to bring videogames, vintage
> computers, and whatever else that's fun and legal.
> New this year: worst movie contest!I have something that I would like to show. It wasn't a movie, but a TV show
that lasted 10 episodes. We don't have to watch all episodes, just a few.
Can I use that instead ?
>>> New this year: worst movie contest!Great ! I call dibs on "Fat Guy Stuck in Internet" It is 10 episodes lasting
>> have something that I would like to show. It wasn't a movie, but a TV
>> show that lasted 10 episodes. We don't have to watch all episodes, just a
about 12 minutes each. Totaling 2 hours.
*AND* it fits Bill Degnan's suggestion that it be technology related.