|matthew [15-03-2010 17:22]|| |
|heard Graves on a radio interview a couple years ago and he seemed like the nicest guy. he mentioned something he was working on and the host really seemed enthused. Graves told him to call him at home around a certain time after it was done and the host was floored. |
|Petrey [15-03-2010 06:55]|| |
|Sorry Michael, didn't mean to bring such a downer article up to someone in the field however I was just astonished that that many had been let go. You've been fortunate and hopefully things will turn around soon and people can breath better. That goes for many friends of mine also whose jobs are hanging on by a thread.|
|ED [15-03-2010 06:12]|| |
|That is sad news about Peter Graves but 83 is a more than respectable run. I was a huge Mission: Impossible fan growing up and was thrilled to get to meet him at the FX show in 2007. To be honest though, he did not seem like he was 100% there then.|
|Simon Lynx [15-03-2010 04:39]|| |
|R.I.P. Peter Graves......
This Readers comment with self destruction in 5 sec......
|matthew [14-03-2010 20:05]|| |
|RIP Peter Graves|
|Terence [14-03-2010 18:54]|| |
|well considering the movies nowadays thats not shocking.|
|Phatness in South Tampa [14-03-2010 18:25]|| |
|anyone in Tampa noticed that the Tampa Tribune/Friday Extra movie reviews are always negative?|
|Michael [14-03-2010 10:24]|| |
|I didn't think you did, T. Just having some fun while sitting around in my "How to Train your Dragon" pajamas! Actually, on occasion we do get some cool goodies. One of my favorite items is a boxed set of action figures from "Tropic Thunder." We do have a critic here in Kansas City that I'm sure you've seen in every other movie commercial. Roger Ebert has even written a piece about him, calling him a "quote whore." Often times he just goes to screenings, gives the studio a blurb ("best movie starring Martin Lawrence this year) and that's it....doesn't even do a review. I'm proud of the fact that two of my quotes, both attributed to the PCR have been used on DVD releases. I hope if people read them it brings them to the site.|
|Terence [14-03-2010 09:03]|| |
|i wasnt meaning you Mike GEEZ. i didnt think you did that.|
|Michael [14-03-2010 07:07]|| |
|" online movie reviewers and newspaper reviewer are full of crap mostly. i think they do stuff just to secure screeners. and give good review to companys that send them free stuff. pathetic."
|Michael [14-03-2010 07:04]|| |
|Petrey, your list of ex-critics is quite frightening, especially since I still write for a newspaper! Many names on that list were "old friends" that I grew up admiring. One name on that list actually is an old friend, Stephen Hunter, who mentored me in this position. He's also a pretty successful author as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner, so I think he's going to be ok. I hadn't seen that Mike Clark from USA Today, had gotten let go. I've never met him but I think that he and I write alike, using life experiences sometimes in our reviews.
Todd McCarthy was THE highest paid print critic in the country....very influential. Well, gotta go. If Variety is looking for stringers I need to get my name on the list.
|Jason Fetters [14-03-2010 01:33]|| |
|Terrence-Also all the references to his culture shock and the way he carried himself showed that if he had been in Japan before, he would have gotten over those shocks and interacted with society better.|
|Jason Fetters [14-03-2010 01:21]|| |
|Terence-I got the impression that the Bill Murray character was in Japan for the first time just to work on a commerical because his career was going nowhere back in America. Evidence is in the way the Japanese production crew greeted him at the hotel and made sure he had a ride to the studio. If he had been in Japan before he would have gotten around himself by using the subway, train, taxi, etc. He wouldn't have received so many gifts from the Japanese staff. |
|Terence [13-03-2010 19:20]|| |
|Jason- its funny that you didnt like or relate to Lost In Translation. a friend of mine visited there and later saw that film and said it was just like his experience. i also think you are totally misunderstanding the Bill Murray character. always got the impression that he went there many times and was bored by everything he had done a million times and that Scarlett Johansons character let him see everything in a new light. then again maybe its just that i have a hard on for both Scarlett and Sofia Coppola lol|
|Terence [13-03-2010 19:09]|| |
|poor old Bob Ross. its a shame cus i could always count on his reviews for one thing and that is if he liked the movie i knew i wouldnt and if he hated it the movie was actually good. it never failed me except maybe once. i also saw him at a premiere of I believe Halloween H20 and he was alseep for most of the movie. i sympathized since the movie was so damn terrible but seriously how is he allowed to review a movie he slept through. thats hack work. i cant remember if it was him at the tribune or the st. pete times that originally when they reviewed the 1991 Addams Family movie claimed that it wasnt even the real Uncle Fester and that it was a cop out to fans. obviously they didnt even stay for the ending when it was revealed that he was really the real Uncle Fester with amnesia. online movie reviewers and newspaper reviewer are full of crap mostly. i think they do stuff just to secure screeners. and give good review to companys that send them free stuff. pathetic.|
|Brandon [13-03-2010 14:48]|| |
|Why would a newspaper pay a movie critic when most people turn to the internet anyways? Just another dying breed.|
|Petrey [13-03-2010 10:57]|| |
|I've included a link to the 65 critics that have gotten the shaft. Lot of jobs lost and our own Bob Ross is on the list.|
|Randy [12-03-2010 18:38]|| |
|I didn't see "Avatar", but I did see "The Hurt Locker". "The Hurt Locker" was intense. I know people who have seen both. Practically all of them have said that "the Hurt Locker" was the better of the pictures, |
|Petrey [12-03-2010 15:27]|| |
|Nolan - Love the CVS in the url. ha!
Man I didn't realize how many newspapers have dumped their movie critics.
Oh, and I am hereby changing my middle name soon. Alan is to close to the ficticious God known as Allah.
|Billy Ocean [12-03-2010 09:05]|| |
|Get out of my dreams, get into my hearse!|
|Petrey [11-03-2010 15:30]|| |
|Well Steve better safe than sorry. You know, all that "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" and stuff. I definitely wouldn't want to give any feds any chance to bust in and say 'look, there's images of kids naked on your computer'! You explain you innocently clicked a link and they are like. yeah right! You know how paranoid our laws are. My concern was they would wonder why you hadn't cleaned the image off your hard drive, not just clicking the link. Call me paranoid but I'm just thinking ahead.
I haven't seen the website at the nudist lakes in Tampa and if it involves kids I don't want to. If it were just adults then it wouldn't be a big deal. I mean the Pete Townsends of the world has the money to just say 'But it's for research", however we'd be doing time.
|Steve [11-03-2010 12:43]|| |
|Who was it a few months back that said Corey Haim had died? ED's right, that is kinda freaky! Do we have a Nostradamus lurking around CFB?|
|Steve [11-03-2010 12:40]|| |
|How could they hold us responsible for clicking on an innocent link that turns out to have been purchased by a naturist website in the years since then?
Besides, we have naturism in Tampa at Paradise Lakes. 'Naturist' websites aren't porn or at least they aren't supposed to be, it's just pics and articles revolving around the nudist lifestyle.
|Petrey [11-03-2010 00:08]|| |
|No sweat Nolan. I was just looking through the archives and stumbled upon the link by just reading random letters. The people who own that site should be investigated. |
|Nolan [10-03-2010 23:01]|| |
|OK, the only other active link to Film State 51 I could find was in PCR #308 from 2006. It was on a list for a film festival. It, too, has now been removed.|
|Nolan [10-03-2010 22:35]|| |
|That is very weird about Corey Haim's death. A mysterious Readers Comments poster posted that notice, like, two weeks ago, well before the fact. (I wasn't able to determine who that poster was.) Strangely prophetic, eh?|
|Nolan [10-03-2010 22:31]|| |
|The rogue link to the Russian nudie site has been removed.
To Mr. Petrey: I am in your debt, sir. Thanks for the head's up. ED and I had a brief brush with a rogue link before, but that one wasn't salacious. How in the heck did you find it? That Lettercol is over four years old.
Andy never stuck with a company name long back then, but I fear there might be more of those links lurking about (he was still writing for us back then). Guess I should search for some.
|Chris Woods [10-03-2010 16:49]|| |
|New Schlock Review posted: THE DEFILERS|
|Chris Woods [10-03-2010 16:48]|| |
|ED - Liked your article on MST3K. Always been a fan of the show.
I haven't watched Town That Dreaded Sundown in years. I've always remembered the cover too and wanted to see it based on that. From what I remember it was pretty good.
I remember seeing Haim at the same Spooky Empire in 2008, Wynkoop interviewed him for the Spooky Empire video.
|Petrey [10-03-2010 16:19]|| |
|My advice to anyone here who clicked the 2005 link I explained in detail below and instead got the enature russian nudists with the nude kids showing and who gives a crap what images are stored in your computer is to clean out your cookies, temp folder, etc. NOT COOL GUYS! All it takes is one little .jpg stored without your knowledge to put ya in to hot water!|
|Michael [10-03-2010 15:55]|| |
|Wow, so sorry to hear about Charles B. Pierce. His trailers were always the cheesiest when we ran them, and his movies, at Twin Bays. I remember "The Norseman" well....condos on the horizon, planes in the sky and a great battle with one of the sword wielding Vikings wearing a very nice wrist watch. A friend of ours from high school (his name escapes me) auditioned for a part and was given a pretty decent sized role as an Indian. However, he was "Robin Williams" hairy and one of the requirements for the part was that he shave his body hair, which he did. On the first day of shooting he was let go because they hadn't noticed his piercing BLUE eyes!
I saw Corey Haim last year at the Chiller Theater convention in New Jersey. He spent most of the weekend whining about the line to meet Linda Hamilton blocking his table and the many fans wanting to meet him. He could have been sitting alone in a room and not sold an autograph. He and Scott Schwartz couldn't get arrested that
|Lonnie Dohlen [10-03-2010 13:37]|| |
|Nolan,Ed,They say Corey Haim's Death was not in any way Drug Related.He had Flu-Like Symptoms & was treated with over the counter Medication.Ed Remember Spookyempire(Scramfest) on Oct 18,2008.when we saw Corey Haim going out for a Ciggy.|
|Petrey [10-03-2010 07:41]|| |
|Just Russian Naked Chicks? Those nude bodies look extremely young as you scroll down their page guys. I'd have that link taken down immediately!|
|ED [10-03-2010 06:53]|| |
|Freaky but true this time! Link attached.|
|Happy Young Man [10-03-2010 06:26]|| |
|Corey Haim really did die this time.|
|ED [10-03-2010 05:38]|| |
|That tends to be what happens if you let a domain name registration lapse. These people come in and buy up the name and then link it to some embarrasing site hoping someone will buy it back from them at a tremendous mark up.|
|Simon Lynx [10-03-2010 04:32]|| |
|Ha Ha Naked Russian chicks....|
|Petrey [10-03-2010 00:44]|| |
|NOLAN - If you go to the archives, click on 2005, click on the 'Letters' link at the bottom of issue 301 (December 26--31, 2005). Once you see the pop-up that takes you to 'To Nole and the world of Crazed Fanboy (writing staff & fans alike), click on the Film State 51 link in the second paragraph and you will be in for a big surprise. I wonder how long that's been like that.|
|Jason Fetters [09-03-2010 23:26]|| |
|Ed - liked your review of MST3K. I always liked the Mike episodes best.|
|William Moriaty [09-03-2010 17:44]|| |
|I did a Schlockarama review of the Legend of Boggy Creek years ago (http://www.crazedfanboy.com/schlock/indexprimePB. html). I'm freaked out to find out he also directed "The Norseman"!|
|ED [09-03-2010 16:59]|| |
|Ter - you will probably like Boggy Creek for it's similar docu-drama feel. I finally saw Town about a year ago and it seemed stilted to me although there were a few good creepy scenes. I have yet to see Norseman but no one is making me regret that so far!|
|Terence [09-03-2010 16:11]|| |
|i really want to see Boggy Creek. i never have.|
|Terence [09-03-2010 16:10]|| |
|say what you will about boggy creek or the norseman but The Town That Dreaded Sundown was great. saw it as a kid based on the video box and it didnt dissapoint. ok well the keystone cops bits did but its still the creepiest docudramas you will ever see.|
|Mr. Beasley [09-03-2010 15:36]|| |
|Picnic Island shoot:
I REMEMBER WELL...AND I AM STILL RECOVERING!
|ED [09-03-2010 15:09]|| |
|Coincidentally, Boggy Creek II, also directed by Pierce, was used on an episode of Mystery Science Theater. It aired in the tenth and final season immediately following Blood Waters of Dr. Z.|
|Nolan [09-03-2010 13:29]|| |
|I liked "Boggy Creek" though!|
|Nolan [09-03-2010 13:28]|| |
|BTW, he was 71 when he died.|
|Nolan [09-03-2010 13:25]|| |
|OMG, "The Norseman"! They shot some of that just a few miles away from here at Picnic Island Beach in Tampa (the opening to my 1999 public access horror film was shot at the same location. Mr. Beasley will definitely remember that!). I remember when "The Norseman" came out. In some scenes, you could catch glimpses of high-rise buildings over the treetops and airplane vapor trails in the sky. Many critics said you could make out the Sunshine Skyway, but I don't remember seeing it in the film.
Nevertheless, RIP Charles Pierce, I'm sure he was a very nice man. "The Norseman" remains as one of the worst , most gawdawful films ever.
|ED [09-03-2010 13:13]|| |
|RIP Charles B. Pierce. He passed away last Friday, March 5, but I held off posting until this week's issue. He was the director of such Southern fried turkies as Legend of Boggy Creek and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. He also directed the infamous shot in Florida Lee Majors Viking opus The Norseman.|
|ED [09-03-2010 13:08]|| |
|Actually I was already a fan before this set was produced but it certainly didn't hurt. I already own several episodes on DVD including Giant Spider Invasion but of course Blood Waters is my favorite for many reasons!|
|Nolan [09-03-2010 13:00]|| |
|ED, glad to see you eventually became a fan of MST3K, it was always one of my favorites. Of course getting yourself a special credit on the DVD set probably helped a bit, haha! Nice piece.|
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