November 27, 2013
November 12, 2013
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Alamo Drafthouse-Richardson will present MOONRAKER with Roger Moore as James Bond. Remember Jaws? Yep, to make this an extra special event, Richard Kiel, the man behind the teeth, will be in attendance. A villain who appeared in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER, Kiel will have a Q&A and sign autographs. Be sure and bring some good questions and a camera. And I might just bring my steel cable to see if he can chomp through it.
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November 8, 2013
I have to admit that my faith in Netflix was kind of waning. I don’t watch House of Cards, Hemlock Grove (though I think I might like it), or Orange is the New Black. The line-up of new shows to streaming is kind of stale, but for $8 a month, I haven’t dropped it. I have considered it, because I can get the same movies through my Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus accounts. But now with news that Marvel and Netflix are getting together to makes some original content, I believe I’ll be hanging on to it. I’ve never been a big comic book reader of the characters Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage and I don’t know who Jessica Jones is, but if they’re part of the Marvel Universe, then I’ll watch it. How do you feel about this announcement? Do you have Netflix yet? Will this make you get it?
November 5, 2013
The Lewisville Science Fiction Group will discuss Stephen King’s novel, 11-22-63, Friday evening, November 8, at 7:30 PM inside the IHOP located on the northwest corner of Round Grove Road and I-35. The group meets once a month to discuss books that are chosen every six months.
In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.
It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry's, like America's in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
So begins Jake's new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there's Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.~112263.com
IHOP in Lewisville – 2345 Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, Tx 75067
October 30, 2013
Thursday October 31, 2013, is Halloween and what better way to celebrate it than with a little Vincent Price? You can enjoy the awesome horror flick of THE TINGLER and not just that, but enjoy it with Percepto!
You see, way back when, as a marketing gimmick, many of the major theaters had seats in the auditorium fitted with little buzzers. So that when activated, your chair sent a “tingling” up your spine. This was supposedly the “tingler”, a parasite that resided in your spine and fed on fear. The only way to survive was to scream! This great movie was directed by William Castle who also did HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL. Follow the link below to get tickets and see a trailer for the movie.
What are your go-to movies for Halloween? Mine? The classics such as DRACULA, THE MUMMY, CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, etc. No particular favorite.
(Movie poster from Columbia Pictures)
Cut, Thrust, and Run will present Steampunk November for the third year running on November 9, 2013 from 2 PM until 2am.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Cut, Thrust, and Run at one of the cons here in Dallas and they are a blast to watch. A four-man sword fighting comedy troupe, they have been entertaining audiences across the country with a combined theater experience of over 85 years and over 60 years of stage combat.
This will be the third year that they present Steampunk November. It’s an event that plays hosts to musical acts, burlesque shows, belly dancing, tarot readers, wine tastings, food, and more!
October 29, 2013
The Second Annual STARFLEET USO Show will be held November 9th, 2013, at Louie Louie’s Piano Bar in Arlington from 8 PM until 2 AM.
Last year, USS Navras, a non-profit Star Trek fan club, and Louie Louie’s Piano Bar put together the first ever Starfleet USO Show and raised over $4,000 the DFW USO. This year, they’re back and attempting to raise even more money. Sponsored by Genuine COA and Almost Nerdy, the STARFLEET USO Show welcomes all costumers and fans, regardless of genre, to a night of fun, drinks, prizes, and music. The theme is “A Night on the Holodeck,” so expect to also see Stormtroopers, Whovians, Ghostbusters, or just about anything you can imagine.