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This Week at the JCC

We have a big week coming at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.

ERNIE CLINE will be here tomorrow (Sunday) for an interview and booksigning. He'll be talking about the film adaptation of READY PLAYER ONE, and signing copies of ARMADA, his new one... and READY PLAYER ONE as well, of course. For more details, see Jenni's post below.

The next day, Monday night, we'll show the last two hours in our season five marathon of GAME OF THRONES. That's "Hardhome" and "Mother's Mercy," two huge episodes. If you haven't seen "Hardhome" on the big (well, medium sized) screen, you haven't seen it at all. And best of all, admission is FREE. First come, first seated. Don't be late.

And we another special event scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. For TWO DAYS ONLY, we will be screening the new Project Itoh anime blockbuster out of Japan, EMPIRE OF CORPSES.

Only a few selected theatres in the US will be showing EMPIRE OF CORPSES. We're very pleased that the JCC will be one of them. Come join us -- and remember, this special screening is for two nights only.

Then, come Saturday, we're thrilled to announced that our midnight movies are returning. First up will be FLASH GORDON. No, not the old Buster Crabbe serial (and not FLESH GORDON either), but the Sam Jones version from 1980. Brian Blessed and Ming the Merciless, what more could you want?

Come in costume, you pathetic earthlings.

See you at the movies.


Apr. 17th, 2016 02:35 am (UTC)
Not in Santa Fe, so I can't watch either of these at your theater, but I need to check out EMPIRE OF CORPSES somewhere.

I know you're not much of an anime/manga guy, George, but have you at least seen some of the really famous anime films? AKIRA, PRINCESS MONONOKE, SPIRITED AWAY and the like? If you haven't, you really really should.
Apr. 17th, 2016 07:39 am (UTC)
I've seen all of them.
Apr. 17th, 2016 09:43 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it! :)

You're probably familiar with Sturgeon's Revelation/Law? From Theodore Sturgeon? In his words:

"I repeat Sturgeon's Revelation, which was wrung out of me after twenty years of wearying defense of science fiction against attacks of people who used the worst examples of the field for ammunition, and whose conclusion was that ninety percent of SF is crud."

I don't know if I agree with the '90% of SF is crud', or the more general '90% of everything is crud', but every time I watch anime I'm reminded of that 'law'. There is a huge amount of anime that downright makes my skin crawl, and which I imagine alienates lots of people new to the genre, but every once in awhile there's an absolute gem and I lament how some of the other stuff might keep people from watching it.
Apr. 17th, 2016 10:56 am (UTC)
You might like this AMV (Anime Music Video) by Vlad G. Pohnert, mixing the de Laurentis Flash Gordon with the anime series Gurren Lagann...


Bernhard Vienna
Apr. 19th, 2016 07:39 am (UTC)
How did you like Princess Mononoke? Have you read the Nausicaä manga?
Apr. 17th, 2016 05:27 am (UTC)
I love Flash Gordon!
Apr. 17th, 2016 03:44 pm (UTC)
Hi George do you watch any anime?
If so, what are your favourites?
Shane Fallon
Apr. 17th, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC)
ASOIAF Castles
Hi Mr. Martin, I was wondering if you knew of or had ever worked with a company who created book-faithful castle replicas of some of the landmarks in the Seven Kingdoms and beyond the Narrow Sea. I've seen the HBO-licensed Winterfell and Castle Black pieces, but I'm in the process of building an ASOIAF/GoT themed display wall and I'm looking for my very own Casterly Rock, Dragonstone, Sunspear, the Eyrie, Riverrun, Harrenhal, the Twins, and more. I was wondering if you could recommend any artist or company.

Have an awesome day, and happy writing! Can't wait for Winds and Season 6!

Kind regards,
Apr. 18th, 2016 03:59 am (UTC)
Re: ASOIAF Castles
The 2011 ICE & FIRE calendar, illustrated by Ted Nasmith, has the most accurate renditions of the castles of Westeros. The same paintings also appear in A SONG OF ICE & FIRE.
Shane Fallon
Apr. 18th, 2016 07:12 am (UTC)
Re: ASOIAF Castles
I have those calendars, and A World of Ice and Fire, which I adore. I was wondering if any of those castles were available as 3D models on their own, or if they even exist (I've only been able to find the 4D Westeros and King's Landing puzzles)

Sorry if I wasn't clear!

Rasmus B Wayne
Apr. 18th, 2016 11:12 am (UTC)
Re: ASOIAF Castles
Do you mean the World of Ice and Fire?
Apr. 18th, 2016 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: ASOIAF Castles
Ooops. Yes.
Apr. 17th, 2016 07:48 pm (UTC)
Especially poignant now considering that Ming is on Game of Thrones. :)
Apr. 18th, 2016 12:09 am (UTC)
8th and final episode
*Hardhome was not part of the final 2. It's the 8th while the Dance of Dragons was the 9th.

Edited at 2016-04-18 12:12 am (UTC)
Apr. 18th, 2016 03:59 am (UTC)
Re: 8th and final episode
Collin Heisler
Apr. 18th, 2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
Re: 8th and final episode
...And again

(This comment refers to my previous comments not passing screening for some reason. No hard feelings, George.)

Edited at 2016-04-19 01:11 am (UTC)
Apr. 18th, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
Your Bouncy mood emoticon is synchronized to the Queen soundtrack.
Javin Joseph Hatcherian
Apr. 18th, 2016 01:21 am (UTC)
Gordon's ALIVE!!!
Apr. 18th, 2016 02:53 am (UTC)
While I won't be anywhere near the selected theaters for Empire of Corpses, thank you for bringing it to my attention. I love anime and between now and next year, I'm sampling as much Frankenstein inspired stuff as I can for it's 200th anniversary next year.


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