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Great Times at the Jean Cocteau

We had a great weekend at the Jean Cocteau.  Joe Lansdale was in town, his own self, to host our showings of COLD IN JULY and BUBBA HO-TEP, and sign books as well.  The bar was serving Good Ol' Boys, another one of Nicole's great specialty cocktails.  And on Monday we had Joe's daughter, fast rising country star Kasey Lansdale, entertaining us a great set of songs off her new album.

Couldn't make it?  Damn.  You missed out.

But you still have two more chances to catch COLD IN JULY, tonight and tomorrow, before it goes away.  You should.  A terrific little film, that got rousing ovations at Cannes and Sundance.  You also have two more chances to catch our Danish superhero film ANT BOY, this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.  And before he left, Joe Lansdale signed lots of copies of his novels, so if you're looking for an autographed Lansdale book, head on down to Montezuma, right beside the railroad tracks.

On Friday, a whole new slate of films debuts.  We have the soccer movie NEXT GOAL WINS, and the drama LULLABY.  And for our midnight movie (starts at 11pm) Friday and Saturday, straight from the 70s, we've got UNHOLY ROLLERS:

See you at the movies.


Jun. 11th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
Swanky. I'm back in SF for a few days on a road trip and I'll try to make it in. I tried breakfast at Chris's Cafe this morning. The breakfast burrito didn't disappoint, but I miss Tec. Have you tried La Plancha over in Eldorado? Their enchiladas bring the house down and they have a scrumptious buffet on Sundays. Maybe a little too scrumptious.

Really hope to catch Cold in July. The film. Not the illness.

- Jared
John Doherty
Jun. 12th, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)
A song of ice and fire
Dear mr George i am a huge movie fan i watch over 5000 movie in my life at least and some of them 10,20 times but your charachters beats evry other charachter in every movie.The Corleone family is nothing againts the lannisters.I just wanna say you ARE A GOD.I would like to see a movie about your life :)
Jun. 12th, 2014 04:06 am (UTC)
Re: A song of ice and fire
It would be a very dull movie.
Periklis Metaxas
Jun. 12th, 2014 10:19 am (UTC)
Re: A song of ice and fire
I disagree, the guy who bought the first ticket to the first Comic-con in '64 surely has some stories to tell.

You've become the Tolkien of the 21st century and that's coming from a guy who spent a large portion of his teens with Tolkien's works under his pillow.

PS: Ever been to Cyprus?
Jun. 13th, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)
Re: A song of ice and fire
your modesty and humble demeanor is ever most refreshing for such a great mind. To think...one day..in this galaxy far ahead in time from now, when people are asked who they would like to spend a day with from the past, there will be many people saying .."why, George RR Martin, of course". No matter how many interviews I watch and read and even knowing my friend took a picture with you last week FOR me, I still know it would be fun to just hang out with you and Parris on a regualr basis...talking, chilling, traveling, planning...actually..i think it might tire me out. :)
Kasper Mucha
Jun. 12th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
Next goal wins
Next goal wins is a fantastic film. It shows the nature of that fantastic sport, and something that is impossible to happen in any other sport. It also proves which football is the best ;)
Jun. 12th, 2014 01:20 pm (UTC)
LIVE Journal :)
Jun. 12th, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
Which my son Erik and his girlfriend watched last week, told me I would have bowled over crying if I decided to go with them..Directed by Josh Boone, you might want to consider for future reference!

Thanks.. :)

Jun. 12th, 2014 10:50 pm (UTC)
Question regarding actor's contracts...
Read the NYT article & like yourself want 7+ seasons of GoT. However the actors are signed up for 6 seasons so far. Isn't it unlikely that the actors will stay on a single show for longer than 7 years (can't think of a major hit where that happened)? Also wouldn't the actors demand a lot more $$$? Wondering if you have any insight into this as the show is based off your baby & you believe 7 seasons isn't enough...
Mary Ellen Wofford
Jun. 13th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
Bubba Ho-Tep
I love this odd little movie but have never seen it in a theatre. Gosh, I wish I lived closer to NM than I do but it's a long drive there from FL!!

Hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I do.

Thanks for making it a theatre experience for folks out there!
Claire Hirondelle Gillman
Jun. 13th, 2014 04:37 pm (UTC)
Dear George
I'm a drama student from the other side of The Wall (Spain).
But my greatest wish is to become a writer, I've been writing stories since I was a child.
Sometimes it's hard to finish something you've been working on for years because you send it to twenty different editors who kindly reply you that it's a really good story but sadly in Spain no one cares about new authors. Sometimes I just want to make a big fire and burn everything I wrote so the idea of being a writer gets out of my head, because maybe it's not my destiny.
But then I read your books and the books of many other authors that I also admire and I tell myself that this is excatly what I want to be.
For many years I have been trying to publish one of my first novels and I've decided that if this year no one is interested in it I'll cross that Wall and try abroad, although I still don't know any editors that could be interested in the genre.
I'm now rewriting something I wrote when I was 12, because I really like the idea although my style has changed within the years and I know I can do it better. This story in particular happens in a fictional world and I've started creating its geography on a clearer way and thinking about that world's history, regardless from the characters actions.
Do you think I'm starting things right or do you recomend me to start with something else first? What did you start with when you created the land of Westeros, without going insane?
If you could give me your advice I will be obliged. And even if you find the time to reply me or not, well, I wanted to write you at least once.
Sorry for my bad english, it's been a while since I have practiced it.

Kind regards,

Clara Gillman

Edited at 2014-06-14 03:44 pm (UTC)
Jun. 14th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Dear George
I always recommend that aspiring writers start with short stories. I had written and published dozens of short stories, novelettes, and novellas before I even attempted a novel.
Claire Hirondelle Gillman
Jun. 14th, 2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Dear George
Thank you very much for your advice :)
Jonathan Snow
Jun. 13th, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
Stark inspiration was Duran Duran?
Hey George, was reading an Arya chapter from Storm of Swords today (getting ready for this weekend) when Hungry like the Wolf mysteriously went on repeat. Did this 1982 British pop hit have anything to do with your writing of the Starks back in the day?

I think it would be awesome if HBO ended a episode next season with this song!
Ever Light
Jun. 14th, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
Sad about Asians...
Dear George, I'm a huge fan of ASOIAF and a tv show, and I'm pretty sure there are lots of Asian fans just like me. ASOIAF has become a serious project, attracting people of all countries and all races. There are a white race, a black race in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, and many other races. Why there is no Asian race (Chinese-like, Japanese-like) in the Game of Thrones show and ASOIAF books? I know this can sound offensive, but I just wish to know the fact. That would be awesome to meet a character who would inspire Asians as much as Daenerys or John Snow. I heard there are many dragons and other wonderful creatures over the Jade Sea.
Jun. 14th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Sad about Asians...
Well, Westeros is the fantasy analogue of the British Isles in its world, so it is a long long way from the Asia analogue. There weren't a lot of Asians in Yorkish England either.

That is not to suggest that such places don't exist, however. You will want to get THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE when it comes out in October. In the "Other Places" section you will find a lot of material about Yi Ti, the island of Leng, and the plains of the Jogos Nhai, which you may find of interest,
Jun. 15th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Have to vacant my timetable, I think I will enjoy walking in.
Jun. 16th, 2014 02:26 am (UTC)
Too long to wait.
Well, You've done it. I can't wait all year for more of the story. I am going to have to start reading your books. Books are always better anyway. I hope television has done your writing justice. I intend to find out.
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Jun. 16th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Re: samurai cowboy
Unless you live in northern Ireland, or are a well established actor with strong credits, it's unlikely. In any case, I have little to do with casting, so you're writing to the wrong person.

Good luck with your writing.


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