Sunday, January 29, 2012

ICS Update - January 29, 2012

Greetings one and all! We had a great turnout last night for a cold January. I want to thank everyone who made it out.

We had our annual elections last night- and we have a new board. John Ward, Nina Hawes, Charlie Wittig, Tom Proveaux and myself were elected. Annual elections are an important part of our club. We have had many serve on the board over the years. And that's a good thing. We encourage everyone to consider running one day.

We have $1224.78 in the Treasury! Very good. We will be looking into getting a blu-ray player. Charlie thinks it's compatible with our current projector, although it might not quite be HD.

We have some interesting stuff coming up over the next few months:

In February, Nina will be doing "Dracula in the Movies".
In March, I'll be showing "Hammers You Probably Have Not Seen". Despite being know for its horror films, Hammer did a lot of other movies.
In April we will have Martin Grams, talking on the Twilight Zone.
In May, Dave W will be doing a movie which I forgot the name of...
In June I can't remember who signed up... CRS Syndrome.
In July we will have Betsy, ICS-ACADEMIC with your host, John Weber and PIZZA!.
In August we will have Tom Woodward.
In September, John will be doing a presentation to commemorate our 150th meeting!
In October we (hopefully) will have Greg Mank back.

John Ward would like everyone to do some list compiling. He wants a listing of your favorite 150 Genre Movies (if you can't think of that many, list what you can), top 50 all round movies, and top 10 of guilty pleasures. The most important list is the one for your top 150 Genre movies.

Also John will be conducting the Annual Oscar Pool. To obtain a ballot, simply google in "Oscar List" and pick a winner for each category. Costs $5 to play- all money goes to the club.

We picked up a new member at the last meeting. His name is Joe, and I will only mangle his last name. I'll point him out at the next meeting. 

We watched "Cowboys and Aliens". 

And that's all I have time for for now. I'll be back again in the near future!

See YOU at the movies. Maybe.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

ICS Update - January 26, 2012, Upcoming Recent Movies Night

This will be RECENT MOVIES MONTH! Bring in a recent movie and we'll vote on one to watch! Now John Ward mentioned bringing in blu rays- I don't think we have a blu ray player yet. But that should be something to consider for the coming year, what with more and more folks switching to B-R.

This weekend is our yearly elections, too. Once again running for office are myself, John Ward, Nina Hawes, Charles Wittig, Thomas (The Velvet Voice) Proveaux, and David Willard. If you won't be there, but would like to vote, email your choice of
FIVE (5) to Sam Diblasi or Rick Arnold.

John Ward will again be having the Oscar Pool. C'mon, take a chance. The money goes to the club. I take part every year and vote and actually get 1 or 2 right!

So, I hope to see all of you this Saturday!


Monday, January 9, 2012

ICS Update - January 9, 2012

I hope that all are doing well! Put the holiday decorations away, and are hoping for a snowless winter and a Raven's playoff win!

Must say I've had a nasty few months at work. Nothing managers like better than taking happy people and making them miserable. But with luck, in a little over a year's time I'll be able to join our growing band of retirees. But that's another story!

So, this month will be--
FAIRLY RECENT MOVIE MONTH! Yes, friends, we want you to dig into your "To Watch" pile and find a movie that was say, released in the last year or so. Like usual, we'll vote for one to watch! I myself will be bringing in that German Zombie Film RAMMBOCK full of der walkingish zomberneibeilugen. What have you got that's new? Bring it on in!

We'll also be having our elections in January! Running are John "The Movie Geek" Ward, Nina "We got $45 from Amazon!" Hawes, Tom "The Velvet Voice" Proveaux, Charlie "You're a good man" Wittig, Dave "Record holding board member" Willard, and myself.

Remember, dues are dooby dooby do.

I recently noticed that there's another movie based on Susan Hill's "the Woman in Black" coming out. Now some of you may've seen the PBS version done a few years back. Without any gore, they built a very suspenseful film, that frankly kept my every nerve on edge. A truly scary picture. Well, the story's been dusted off again for a new version, starring some actor named Radcliffe. Name sounds familiar, but I can't think of what he's been in. Anyway, whereas the original had minimal SPFX, it looks like this one makes use of modern techniques. But from the trailer, it looks like the same suspenseful story. Take a gander at the YouTube clip:

 Woman in Black

It opens Feb 3, and maybe this could be an ICS Flash Mob Movie.

We're really empty on people signing up for movie presentations! If you'd like to do a movie presentation, please see Charlie at the meeting. Else we'll be having a lot of pot luck movie nights. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Talk to you soon-