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Schedule [Jan. 13th, 2009|09:57 am]
Tomas Gallucci
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As I become more and more of an old man, I find that life gets in the way of blogging. I figured that I would "go black" as soon as the new year hit, but I also thought that we would be busier than what we have been. It has been busy, don't get me wrong, but as I author this post, there is a strange calmness. Perhaps the chaos will begin within an hour.

I have several full-length columns I have wanted to author for quite some time. Hopefully I can finally find some time to get started on that tonight and produce something before I go into work in the morning.

In lieu of more of my world-famous columns (I haven't had time to port them over to Xanga), I offer you my schedule for the next few weekends.

This weekend I will venture to the theater to see Defiance


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Next weekend Dark Knight re-releases. I plan to go back up to Nashville to see the Dark Knight on a flat IMAX once again as a pleb. I assume the next viewing of that film in IMAX will be when I have the power to control what plays in my own personal IMAX theater.




The weekend of the 30th, Taken finally debuts here in the States. (Click Here for great discussion of this film from firstshowing.net.


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Also on my entertainment radar is Robin William's stand up tour. (As far as I know there's no official name for this tour yet.) Robin will be in Birmingham, AL on Saturday, March 21 @ 2000. You can even purchase a VIP package that includes a meet and greet. Seats are $65 or $87 regular, VIP Meet and Greet $437.50

I've considered doing the Meet and Greet (price aside) but I think that's a cheap way to meet someone. I think a better way to meet a celebrity is to bump into them at a charity event or at the ballpark or something.

Anyway, I've thought about what I would say to Mr. Williams were I afforded the opportunity to meet him. I think I'd thank him for intelligently representing his political viewpoints in such a manner that, even though I disagree with him, I was able to laugh at the absurdities he pointed out in the interview with Charlie Rose during the press junket for One Hour Photo. Or maybe just simplify that to "Thanks for the laughs over the years."

But this morning while I was composing this post in my head whilst getting ready for work, I considered inviting him back to Birmingham for the 11th Annual Sidewalk Motion Picture Festival.


NOTE: Posters are links to trailers with the exception of The Dark Knight
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[User Picture]From: jesskd26
2009-01-13 04:19 pm (UTC)
Wow....you are a Robin Williams fan? I want to stab that guy in the eye with a rusty ice pick.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-01-13 04:31 pm (UTC)
This isn't the first time I've heard that sentiment from Anna, TX.

Fan...well, I think he's done some great work over the years. His later work leaves much to be desired, but I did enjoy Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, One Hour Photo. I think I can say without a doubt that Aladdin would not have been as successful a film without Williams' Genie. Point in case, The Return of Jafar.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-01-13 04:39 pm (UTC)
I guess you never saw Popeye. My dad took us to see it in the theater when it was released. I'd never wanted any harm to come to father before that point.

I think I hate you.

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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-01-13 04:47 pm (UTC)
No, I have not seen Popeye. I'm sorry you and your dad didn't speak for many years because of this tramatic expirence.
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[User Picture]From: jesskd26
2009-01-13 07:12 pm (UTC)
You know, I don't much mind his movies. They are okay.

I hate him as a person.

Every time I see him on an talk show I want to reach through the screen and slap him when he interrupts someone else's interview. I want to kick him in the nuts when he goes off on annoying tangents for no reason whatsoever other than trying - and trying is the operative word here - to make people laugh. I want to beat him with a mace. The only person I hate more than Robin Williams is Christopher Reeve, and let's not get started on him.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-01-13 07:15 pm (UTC)
You hate Superman? wow... I really liked Reeves in Remains of the Day.

As for Williams, I can't say that I've seen too many of his political demonstrations from round table discussions, but...
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-01-13 04:36 pm (UTC)
I think that's a cheap way to meet someone.
I would venture a guess that meeting a famous actor when he's expecting it would creep him out far less than running into you somewhere, when he's likely NOT prepared to put on his public face. It just seems far less...stalkerish to actually have an appointment.

I'd thank him for intelligently representing his political viewpoints in such a manner that, even though I disagree with him...
Probably the last thing he gives a shit about is some stalkerish fan's political view of his opinion - I'm just saying. There are some things better left undiscussed in a crazy random happenstance meeting. I think your simplified statement is just fine.

Good luck with that heavy burden of movie-watching you have lined up. Must be tough.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-01-13 04:46 pm (UTC)
I would venture a guess that meeting a famous actor when he's expecting it would creep him out far less than running into you somewhere, when he's likely NOT prepared to put on his public face.
I can always count on you to show me the other side of the coin. I hadn't thought about the scenario from this angle.

It just seems far less...stalkerish to actually have an appointment.
Perhaps. My point was I think it would be better if you met a celebrity the same way you meet other people i.e. as you both go about your daily business.

There are some things better left undiscussed in a crazy random happenstance meeting.
Good point.

I think your simplified statement is just fine.
I'll keep that in mind if we do meet.

Good luck with that heavy burden of movie-watching you have lined up. Must be tough.
It's a cross to bear. Someone's got to do this job. Might as well be me.
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