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Rehab: GROOM LAKE, A Film by William Shatner…

March 16th, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Movies, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard, Tempe Entertainment

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My copy of the new GROOM LAKE DVD from Koch showed up this afternoon, so I gave it a quick spin. On the plus side, the transfer is (finally) 16:9 anamorphic the way we shot it, where the previous disc that Full Moon/Shadow Entertainment briefly released was only 4:3 letterboxed.

But that’s about the only positive thing I can say.
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Shameless plug: PLATOON OF THE DEAD

March 16th, 2009 | Comments Off on Shameless plug: PLATOON OF THE DEAD
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Movies, Tempe Entertainment

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I’ve been locked away most of the last 3 weeks finishing post-production on PLATOON OF THE DEAD, which is being released on June 16 by my Tempe DVD shingle. It’s the first new release for 2009, but there may not be too many more in the near future. Here’s why.
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Just when the ‘Nam-style flashbacks had stopped…

March 8th, 2009 | 2 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Complaint Department, Movies, Seen & Heard, Tempe Entertainment

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Not sure how this slipped by me, but a flick I produced 8 years ago is resurfacing on DVD this Tuesday… yes, William Shatner lives again in GROOM LAKE!!

Dear God, make it stop…

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Good riddance, 2008!

January 3rd, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Family, Random Thoughts, Tempe Entertainment, Travel

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I can’t recall wanting a year to end as much as I did 2008! I mean, did that year just suck ass or what?!

I should have known what the year would hold for me… I spent New Year’s Day evening emptying the contents of my stomach outside of an Applebee’s in Niagara Falls, Canada. (Can’t blame the food here… I had a bug on the drive up there and I could barely eat soup. It was some kind of stomach flu, and it wouldn’t be my first bout of it in 2008). I take things like that as a bad omen.
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Akron Screams! event roundup

November 3rd, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Movies, Publicity, Tempe Entertainment

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The first Akron Screams! event is now a memory and THE DEAD NEXT DOOR was well-received by those in attendance.
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Reminder: Akron Screams! this weekend

October 31st, 2008 | Comments Off on Reminder: Akron Screams! this weekend
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Publicity, Seen & Heard, Tempe Entertainment

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Just a quick reminder that the Akron Screams! event is starting tonight at 7 pm, with a DEAD NEXT DOOR reunion on Saturday at 6:30 pm followed by a big-screen showing of the movie at 10 pm to wrap up the show. Akron Screams! is taking place at the Akron Civic Theatre in downtown Akron, 182 S. Main St.

See you there!

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Cinema Wasteland recap

October 12th, 2008 | Comments Off on Cinema Wasteland recap
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Movies, Random Thoughts, Tempe Entertainment

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I’ve been MIA for the last few weeks mostly due to an avalanche of freelance work, which includes editing some trailers for another distributor, but last weekend I had the good fortune of hitting Ken & Pam Kish’s excellent Cinema Wasteland convention in Strongsville, Ohio for the second October in a row.
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R.I.P. Randy Rupp, 1959-2008

August 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on R.I.P. Randy Rupp, 1959-2008
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Movies, Seen & Heard, Tempe Entertainment

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Very sad news today from the Cincinnati filmmaking community… BLOODLETTING and SATANIC YUPPIES star Randy Rupp passed away on July 30.

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Throwing in the (hand) towel

August 1st, 2008 | 3 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Family, Random Thoughts, Tempe Entertainment

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I’ve been a freelance kind of guy by trade since quitting the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in July, 1985 at the beginning of my second year. The stroke of luck that landed me with the deal for my first film, THE DEAD NEXT DOOR, has continued more or less for 23 years to varying degrees. Never rich but not quite poor, I’ve essentially accomplished what I set out to do more than two decades ago, which is to get by doing what I love. I never wanted to be famous and I never wanted to be rich. Ask and ye shall receive! 😉
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DEAD NEXT DOOR at Akron Screams festival on Nov. 1

July 27th, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Movies, Publicity, Tempe Entertainment

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Quick update to let folks know that THE DEAD NEXT DOOR will be closing out the forthcoming Akron Screams! festival, where I will also be appearing as a guest (and Tempe will have a table pimping our goods, too).

Akron Screams is a 2-day event, October 31 and November 1, 2008 in downtown Akron, Ohio at the landmark Akron Civic Theatre. Movies, live bands and cool vendors… if that sounds like fun, then head over to the Akron Screams MySpace page for more information.

The Akron Civic is a great old theatre and an awesome place to see THE DEAD NEXT DOOR up on the big screen. Hope to see you there!

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