March 9th, 2006
|09:06 am - "Melvin was a 90lb. weakling until nuclear waste transformed him into..."|
The Toxic Avenger
The Orpheum Theater. Friday, March 10th. Midnight. Five bucks.
Oh, like you have anything better to do.
Do you have any plans for earlier that night? If not, we should do stuff.
Looks like I'm free on Friday, and I would totally be up for doing stuff.
Maybe if I leave by 10-ish... no, that won't work. Crap crap crap, stupid Chicago traffic! I wonder if there's a decent alternative route by 94 there...
I seem to recall you explaining these Troma films before, but I don't believe I've ever seen one. Why pass up an opportunity, right? I'm coming into town for Keith's shindig Saturday anyhow.
If, you know, I can figure out how to have my cake and eat it too.
(and I might need a place to stay for the night, since I think Caleb might be tired of me staying with him by default)
About Troma: _,.-=*Sigh*=-.,_ All right. Troma is a film studio in New Jersey, blah blah blah caters to the lowest common denomiator of comic book/slasher film fans blah blah blah lots of nudity and gore for no reason other than certain people like nudity and gore.
I don't generally like Troma's films, but I do support their efforts as an independant, do-it-yourself studio, and occasionally they do produce an actual good film. I don't know if The Toxic Avenger is an "actual good film," but I do like it. It's the only Troma film I'd see with your mom. That's your mom, Sean.
As for coming to Madison on Friday: I'd certainly be in support of it and could offer you a place to crash if you really thought you could make it in time for the movie. As stated above (in a different post) I have roommates and we live in the squalid conditions that young men usually do. If you do end up coming, just let me know so I'm expecting you.
Sounds like too much Funn to miss!
Honestly, the only other "thing" I have going is I want to catch up on Battlestar Galactica before the finale that night. Ugh. But that's what BitTorrent is for, right? (I'm such a geek, twice over no less!)
Well, that and I was hoping for a little time over the weekend to get more work done on Don't Hang Me (it's two weeks "overdue"). I guess that can wait until Saturday morning!
See, I have no excuses.
I'll text you or something.
DAMMIT. Now I cannot go. Evar again. And that's one of two Troma movies I haven't seen and would like to.
Wait, what? What's the "evar again" about?
Anyway, I assume the other one you want to see is Tromeo and Juliet? I've found a way to play those CDs in my computer, and I think I can transfer them to DVDRs, so maybe -- if you really want to -- we'll be able to watch it sometime. I have The Toxic Avenger in this format, too.
I'm working the 3rd shift, 11pm-7am for Cap Center now. Starting tonight until I either quit or manage to somehow get promoted out of it.
That's right! I was gonna congratulate you on that, so uh, congratulations! We'll find a way for you to see The Toxic Avenger at home, which will afford you the added bonus of not having to listen to the college guys in the balcony calling the movie "gay" over and over. That's what happened when I saw Andy Warhol's Frankenstein.
That sucks; stupid college idots. At least now I can probably make the projectionist feel better on Saturday, by explaining my hours to him.
|Date:||March 9th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)|| |
sadly, i don't have anything better to do... and the orpheum is just a few blocks away... though i do have a 12 hour work day ahead of me tomorrow...
It's up to you, I just think people should support the Orpheum's midnight shows.
|Date:||March 9th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)|| |
but it's so... late!
But... well, actually, you've got me there. I would totally blow off social plans to get needed sleep.
OMG. I am undecided about whether I want to see that in the theater or not. LOL
If it helps you decide, the last two midnight shows I saw there cost me $5, and I think this one does too.
I'm kind of assuming (based on your personality) that you're either familiar with this movie or with Troma in general. I really don't like them very much, but The Toxic Avenger is the one Troma film I'd recommend to a mainstream audience.
...which is not to say that it could possibly be mistaken for a good film.
Everyone here but two came to your Killer Tomatoes marathon, so I think it's safe to say we're up for anything.
So did these plans get totally screwed up or what?
I feel horrible now...
Oh, don't worry about it. It would have been nice to have you in town last night but you didn't miss anything glorious, and there will be other midnight movies. And apparently Keith's birthday party really is going to be a "watching movies and then going to Denny's affair." Can I call 'em or what?
Yeah, but whenever Sean comes to town it's a PARTY!!!
Okay, you can all stop laughing now. :\
Well, then aside from hanging out with you awesome peeps, I don't think I missed much. The good news about me staying home was that I finally got my arbitrary Don't Hang Me character file resources working. The bad news is that I did it in a really roundabout way because I thought I had to read the wave files into memory in a specific fashion or it wouldn't play.
Yeah... I'm... dumb.
I'd still like to see this crazy Toxic Avenger movie, so if you can really burn it to disc, let me know and I'll bring the punch and pie.
My copy of The Toxic Avenger is a MovieCD. Remember MovieCDs? Of course not -- nobody does. Basically, they were CD-ROMs with movies encoded as AVIs using a proprietary codec. The quality wasn't even quite up to really good VHS standards, but they were quite watchable. Waldenbooks used to sell them, and I picked up a whole bunch directly from the company that made them for $1-$4 just as they were getting rid of their stock and refocussing their business.
Anyway, I've found a codec to play MovieCDs on Windows XP, which means I can transfer them to DVD-Rs. We'll see -- I might do that, or I might just borrow/buy/whatever a copy of the DVD. I think your Toxic Avenger party is a good idea.
Am curious about Don't Hang Me, and would remind you that your presence usually does accompany the better parties. I don't think it's a coincidence.
Well, if all goes well I might have a little "surprise" for everyone tomorrow.