Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Music is Dreamy

We crossed the halfway point with Twin Peaks Season 1 last night, enjoying the introductions of two of my favorite characters - Ben's eccentric brother Jerry Horne, and the abrasive but lovable Albert Rosenfield.

It's worth noting that the recent reissue of the entire series on DVD (The Gold Box edition that we're using as our programming source) was silently accompanied by a release of a soundtrack featuring music from the shows second season. As with the first soundtrack, and that for Fire Walk With Me, it's filled with classic Angelo Badalamenti themes, and definitely worth picking up.

This Sunday is the SuperBowl, and with Vonna being such a big fan (of the commercials), we'll be showing it on the big screen. Nothing fancy is planned, but folks are welcome to stop by and watch with us. Of course, Vonna's idea of nothing fancy has proven to include curry chicken salad, crab dip, etc. Unfortunately, the SuperBowl won't be the launching point for the trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - we'll have to wait until 2/15 to see that.

Perhaps we'll see some of you Sunday, and look forward to seeing the regulars as we wrap up Season 1 of Twin Peaks next Wednesday.

Next stop - rocket science.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Award Season

So we watched the SAG Awards last night, on the big screen in HD. I have to admit that was kind of cool - being able to see what folks weren't eating, and being right there for those awkward "I'm so happy that so and so won instead of me" moments. Several awards had me thinking about future screening opportunities - I'd love to run The Soprano's as a weekly event, if Vonna was open to it. Maybe after the whole run is available in HD.

The Superbowl should be pretty interesting to see on the big screen.

As we've continued with our move, I've been stumbling across viewers guides from 1993-1994 (the inaugural years of the MMP). It's funny to read my comments on the Star Wars trilogy (which we were excited to be watching on Vonna's brand new 26" TV!), and also see other events that we're on track to replicate. Fortunately, even for those of you who have been regulars that long will either have forgotten them, or will appreciate how different it is to appreciate them on the big screen.

Until Wednesday...


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Lambs to the Slaughter

Welcome to the inaugural post of the official blog for The Slaughtered Lamb Cinema!

Last night we kicked off our mid-week programming with the pilot and first episode of the classic television show, Twin Peaks. The show holds up tremendously well as we approach it's twentieth anniversary. Watching it on the big screen was particularly interesting - from seeing Dr. Jacoby fondling his hula-girl tie to spotting Bob (Frank Silva) in the mirror when Mrs. Palmer has her vision. Here's a link to David Lynch discussing his decision to use Frank as 'Bob'.

We're looking forward to Wednesdays this year as we work our way through Twin Peaks and into other classic and less notable television series.

Last weekend also marked the first Mad Movie Party for 2008 with the Hi-def double feature of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Alien. If you didn't make it, you missed a special night. Not to worry - our tribute to the Dunsmuir Mansion is only a few weeks away with the creepy double feature of Dan Curtis' Burnt Offerings and Don Coscarelli's Phantasm. Hmmm... same location, similar themes surrounding death, and both directors having the same initials. Conicidence? Look forward to this frightening pair on February 23rd!

I hope you'll use this blog as a forum for commenting on the features we watch and the events themselves. To quote Damian's nanny - "It's all for you..."