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The Death and Return of Superman - The Drunken Readers Digest Version PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Monday, 13 February 2012 13:39

Death of SupermanDeath of SupermanAnyone remember when Superman died and then came back to life back in the 90s? Well, Max Landis does, and he's created a hyper, almost drunken version of it for our viewing enjoyment.

Landis (the son of famed Animal House director John Landis and screenwriter of Chronicle) has released The Death and Return of Superman, which is basically his version of what happened in the comics back then. I'm not sure I agree with some of his opinions, especially about "comic book death", but it's still an entertaining use of your time to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2012 15:03
 
Our Next Contest - Coming Soon! PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 17:21

Coming This Week! - Our new contest.

Fill in the Caption - Starting this weekend, we will have a new contest. We'll post a photo here, and on Facebook. Then when you think of a caption you think will make us laugh, groan, or roll our eyes, post it in the comments section on the Facebook page. Whoever comes up with the best caption in the eyes of the judge, (me,) will win... Drum Roll Please!...

obsessed with hollywoodobsessed with hollywoodObsessed With Hollywood! Yes, it's a book, but a book with a difference! It has a built in trivia computer that lets one or two players test their knowledge of the silver screen!

"With a whopping 2,500 multiple-choice questions spanning the world of film, Obsessed with HOLLYWOOD is the movie-lover's ultimate trivia experience. This book tests readers' knowledge on everything from unforgettable lines to obscure factoids. Chapters include Classic Films, Celebrity Icons, Academy Awards, and more; there's even a section on Guilty Pleasures, those movies so bad, they're terrific. But, Obsessed with HOLLYWOOD is no average trivia book. Embedded in the package is a computerized quiz module that lets cinephiles compete against themselves or a friend. The book keeps track of how many answers each player gets right and reveals who is overdue for a trip to the video store."

I have a personal copy of this book, and absolutely love it! I am a movie nut, as you may already know, and love quizzing myself with this book!

So, get ready for the photo, it'll appear Friday February 10th, 2012 (ahem, tomorrow), in the afternoon/evening according to your time zone. The photo will be available for viewing on both this website, and our Facebook page, but you'll only be able to answer on our Facebook page. This is only for Facebook users that have LIKED the Big Bad Drive-In page. So, if you haven't already, LIKE us on Facebook! If you've don't like us, we don't like you, and will not give you free stuff!

The contest runs until Wednesday, February 29th, 2012! So, get your entries in early, but only one entry per person! Only your first entry will be considered for the contest!

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2012 17:39
 
R.I.P. Don Cornelius (1936 - 2012) PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 16:22

Don CorneliusDon CorneliusDonald Cortez "Don" Cornelius was found dead this morning of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

Originally a journalist inspired by the civil rights movement, rx Cornelius recognized that in the late 1960s there was no television venue in the United States for soul music, physician and introduced many African-American musicians to a larger audience as a result of their appearances on Soul Train, look a program that was both influential among African-Americans and popular with a wider audience. As writer, producer, and host of Soul Train, Cornelius was instrumental in offering wider exposure to black musicians such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson, as well as creating opportunities for talented dancers that would presage subsequent television dance programs. Cornelius said "We had a show that kids gravitated to," and Spike Lee described the program as an "urban music time capsule."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 16:41
 
What if Modern Blockbusters Were Made in Another Era? PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Sunday, 22 January 2012 11:54

Click to View Larger... Click to View Larger...What if Die Hard was made in the 70s and starred Leonard Nimoy in the role that made Bruce Willis an action star? What if John Wayne starred as the title role in Superman: The Movie? How about William Shatner in Avatar?

The Daily Mail online has a great article today, showing what movie posters would have been like if they had been made in an earlier time period.

The pictures were created by Peter Stults, an artist who saw another designer produce similar artwork and decided to take the idea forward.

Peter, 29, from New York, told MailOnline: "I started doing general fictional movie posters while studying film at University of California, Santa Cruz back in the early 2000s.

"Between my two favourites, Avatar and Fifth Element, there are probably nearly 60 pieces of sci-fi pulp book covers and b-movie posters mixed in. They involved a lot of digging and exploring on the internet.

"Then with the actors (in the posters) it's a mix of looking at film history, getting a sense of who were the leads at that time, or looking at genre pieces and seeing who played what kind of role."

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 January 2012 12:15
 
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