Friday, April 20, 2012

ICS Update-A-Roo - April 20, 2012

Greetings ICSers! I hope that everyone is doing well these days. I don't know about you all, but all kinds of nasty bugs seem to be filling the Spring air. I was badly sick all week.

The April Meeting will be April 28, next weekend. The days just seem to fly by. We were originally scheduled to have Martin Grams do "the Twilight Zone", but as you probably know by now, he canceled on us. So we will be having a "Bring in your Blu-Rays" movie night, to inaugurate the new blu-ray player.

Now Jovial John Ward has suggested that since there won't be a movie that night, that we have a discussion of recent genre stuff on TV and the movies. Now for some reason this is a topic that provides a lot of mixed feelings. Those who are in favor of discussing movies say, "We're a movie club. We should talk about movies". Those who are against say "Even though we are a movie club, very few of us go to the movies (due to time constraints, cost, etc) and that it was the same people every meeting who had a movie to talk about. That it's a lecture, not a discussion.". I've been trying to streamline the business meetings, so that we have a. more time to socialize and b. Get to the movie. It's one of those situations that is not easy to please everybody. But since this meeting we don't have a presentation, I think we'll go ahead and have a movie discussion session. Now if it's a shame it isn't next month, after "The AVENGERS" and "Dark Shadows" come out. Based solely on John's recommendation, I am going to see "Cabin in the Woods" this weekend. Hey, it's by Joss Whedon!

Speaking of Dark Shadows, for those who have not heard, Jonathon Frid, the original Barnabas Collins, passed away a week ago. He was 87, and has a cameo in the new DS film. 

                                 Johnathon Frid                   Johnny Depp

According to preliminary surveys, it appears "The AVENGERS" may give "Hunger Games" a run for its money... among men! The survey shows an unusually high number of males want to see the Avengers. And I am one of them. My guess would be the first weekend will be tough to get into. But we may try to organize a flash mob to go see it, and DS.

That's all for now!

Keep dry, and hope to see YOU next weekend! Same bat-time, same bat-channel! 

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