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Model Hunger DVD Release Party July 13th

Wednesday July 13th from 6:30 – 8:30 come celebrate the DVD release of Model Hunger at Forbidden Planet NYC!

Model Hunger Forbidden Planet NYC signing Debbie Rochon

One of our favorite companies, Wild Eye Releasing is putting out the feature film directorial debut of Debbie Rochon, one of our most favorite people in the world, and we’re gonna have a release party of epic proportions to celebrate!  Just look at this guest list…

Debbie Rochon – Director
James Morgart – Writer, Executive Producer
Mary Bogle – Star
Voltaire – Star
Kaylee Williams – Star
David Marancik – Star
Michael Thurber – Star
Carmine Capobianco – Star
Suzi Lorraine – Star

You probably know Debbie from at least one of her two hundred plus roles (you read that right… TWO HUNDRED PLUS – that means more than two hundred). In fact IMDB currently boasts 246 acting credits. She’s been directed by a countless number of independent auteurs, so it’s about time she got behind the camera to give us her visceral vision. I’m sure anyone who has been directed by the likes of Lloyd Kaufman or Chris Seaver has said to themselves… “I can do that!” and we here at FP are glad that Debbie did.

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Former model and actress Ginny (Lynn Lowry) had been cast aside by the modeling industry when she was a young woman due to her body type – and she didn’t take the rejection well. When new neighbors Debbie and Sal move in, they begin to notice strange things happening, as the list of missing young women begins to grow. What has Ginny been doing in her basement all these years, and can she be stopped’

So come down to Forbidden Planet to celebrate the release of Model Hunger and get your copy signed by a whole slew of people! Wait… what’s that you say? You can’t make the event but you really want to support  independent cinema and grab an autographed copy of Model Hunger. Well don’t you worry your pretty little head. Forbidden Planet is now taking pre-orders for signed copies! All you gotta do is order your copy now and we will make sure that director Debbie Rochon as well as all cast and crew members in attendance sign your copy at the event before we ship it out to you. This way you can reap all the benefits of attending this killer event without even putting your shoes on.

What: Model Hunger DVD release party and signing.
Who: Debbie Rochon, James Morgart, Mary Bogle, Voltaire, Kaylee Williams, David Marancik, Michael Thurber, Carmine Capobianco, and Suzi Lorraine
When: July 13th 6:30 – 8:30
Where: Forbidden Planet NYC 832 Broadway NYC
Why: Support independent cinema!

Click right HERE to pre-order signed copies.

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What time is it? Adventure Time Gift Idea List Time!

Another day, another gift idea list! In the last couple of years Adventure Time has become one of those trail blazing pop culture phenomenons that just doesn’t seem to have a foreseeable end to its popularity. That being said, when your little one comes to you this holiday season and says “Mom, it would be totally Algebraic if you got me a Lumpy Space Princess this Christmas!” it is still understandable for you to respond with a blank expression, slacked jawed and wide eyed. Don’t worry your kids are not on drugs, this is really something that they are interested in. Ok, your kids may be on drugs but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make them happy this holiday.

Lumpy Space Princess Pull String Plush with Sound – Let’s start with that Lumpy Space Princess we we’re just talking about. Let’s call her LSP for short. Pull the string on the back of this 12 inch plush and hear her say some of her most popular catch phrases like “Drama Bomb” and “Oh My Glob!”

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Fold Up Finn Stereo Headphones – Rock out with your… wiggly arms out? These sweet fold up headphones have Finn’s image on each ear piece! Also comes in Jake, LSP, and Lady Rainicorn! See, you thought LSP was weird.

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Marceline Comic Pack – Marceline is one butt kicking, axe grinding, rocker of a Vampire Queen. Get the fist issue of her own comic mini series and a 12 inch plush representation of her in this self contained gift box with carry handle. Perfect for the little Scream Queen in your life.

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Finn Head Belt Buckle – Don’t get caught with your pants down this Christmas when your giftee asks for a sweet new belt buckle. Lucky for you this Finn Head belt buckle is readily available for you to present as a present.

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Fionna and Cake Mad Libs – Remember Mad Libs? Who doesn’t? People who don’t know what fun truly is, that’s who. You’ll be dropping nouns and adjectives till the sun comes up when you give this Fionna and Cake (Finn and Jake’s female counter parts) Mad Libs to your Adventure Time obsessed buds.

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Adventure Time Memory Challenge – Here is a perfect way to get to know the ins and outs of the Adventure Time universe with your gift recipient. This edition of the classic game of Memory replaces the classic images of apples and worms with the Adventure Time Crew! After a few rounds you’ll never foolishly get The Lich and the Ice King mixed up again!

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Oh no! A huge shipment just showed up! I’m gonna have to cut this list a little shorter than hoped to process all this new Adventure Time stuff we got in… looks like this Adventure Time gift list might just have a part 2 in the future.

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MICROWAVE MASSACRE Midnight Saturday @ Spectacle

Saturday, May 5th / Midnight

Spectacle Theater 124 South 3rd Street. Williamsburg Brooklyn

HORROR BOOBS presents: MICROWAVE MASSACRE

dir. Wayne Berwick, 1983

76 mins, USA

Donald & May are a working class couple in Los Angeles. When May decides she want to try up their social status by getting gourmet in the kitchen, she purchases a humongous new microwave. Donald, content with bologna and not impressed by his wife’s poor attempts as haute cuisine, spends a lot of time complaining to his co-workers. One night in a drunken rage, he kills May. He stashes parts of her in the fridge and some in the microwave. A few days later, while looking for a midnight snack, Donald accidentally eats some of May’s hand. From there it’s a downward spiral of hooker murder and serving human flesh to his friends and co-workers. How long can Donald keep this up? Can his heart, and more importantly his stomach, take it?

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Brooklyn Zine Fest One Week Away!!!

Alright kids it’s almost here!!! The First Annual Brooklyn  Zine Fest is taking place on Sunday April 15th 2012 from 11am to 6Pm at Public Assembly, located at 70 N6th st in Williamsburg.  Not only is this gonna be an awesome event where tons of zinesters will be tabling, hocking, and talking all things ziney, but get this… it’s FREE!  If that isn’t enough to get you down there, maybe the fact that 2 Daily Planet contributors will be tabling will! Morgan Pielli and I (separately that is) will be promoting our current projects and I will be hosting the raffle, so if you wanna see me act the fool and possibly win some killer prizes (one being a Forbidden Planet Prize Pack!) then you best be at the BZF!

First Annual Brooklyn Zine Fest Arrives at Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY (April 15, 2012) — Filling a long-standing void in New York City print culture, zine publishers Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh, in partnership with writer/curator Eric Nelson, present the First Annual Brooklyn Zine Fest. The BZF is a space for creative, independent voices from Brooklyn and beyond to connect with an engaged audience, while making their self-published magazines available to fans and attendees of all ages. This event will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. Admission is free.
More than 60 writers, illustrators, photographers, and publishers will be selling their printed matter in all three of Public Assembly’s cavernous rooms, with DJing by Rachel Kowal of music blog Sonic Smörgåsbord. This curated line-up includes zine scene heavyweights like Slice Harvester, Birdsong Micropress, Put A Egg On It, and Ayun Halliday’s East Village Inky, plus local pillars Desert Island, ABC No Rio, and Printed Matter. And newbies too: Tom Blunt is adapting his monthly “Meet the Lady” variety show into zine format for the Fest.
Said Carman, “Zines can have an immense impact on a reader. You could make a blog called ‘Tom Selleck Eating Various Indian Desserts’ and briefly reach millions of people, but a zine is tactile and memorable. You can’t pull ‘You’re the man now, dog’ off the shelf when the power goes out.”
Zines have enjoyed a recent rise in popularity as evidenced by The New York Times’ “Zines Have a Resurgence Among the Web-Savvy,” Gothamist feature “Six Killer NYC Zines Worth Reading,” and MoMA’s “Millennium Magazines” exhibit. Still, there are few outlets for local zine makers to present their work to the public. Said Yarosh, “Zines are small, sometimes scrappy, sometimes beautiful, and it can be hard to find the right place for them. So we decided to create that place.”
“The last major zine fest in New York City was several years ago. At this juncture in DIY culture, it’s critical to bring zines into the public eye as a medium that’s been thriving for decades and continues to do so in the digital age,” said Nelson.
In addition to homegrown talent, exhibitors are coming from Philadelphia, D.C., Portland, Chicago, and Reno, NV. The goal is to not only promote local zine makers, but also introduce attendees to publications they might not discover otherwise.
More than $1,500 in prizes have been donated by Brooklyn businesses and creators to a raffle that will be taking place at the Fest, including a one-year membership to 3rd Ward, signed Ugly Americans merch from Augenblick Studios, Forbidden Planet comics, a year subscription to Zine of the Month, organically crafted skin care from Australian Scent, and two pairs of glasses from Classic Specs.
While the event is all ages, attendees 21 and over can enjoy drink specials at Public Assembly’s full bar, including “marzinis” and beer from Brooklyn Brewery. Cubana Social will have a table at the Fest selling coffee, pastries, and lunch items throughout the day. As the weather warms up, the Brooklyn Zine Fest is the perfect place to find some new reading material for those lazy afternoons in the park.
Carman and Yarosh have been creating their zine I Love Bad Movies and hosting film screenings in New York City since 2009. Eric Nelson is a writer/performer who has curated art and literary events in Brooklyn and around the country. To contact the organizers directly, e-mail brooklynzinefest@gmail.com. For the latest updates and interviews with participants, visit brooklynzinefest.com
The Brooklyn Zine Fest is FREE & open to the public, with more than 60 writers and artists showcasing their self-published works.  It will be held on Sunday April 15, 2012 from 11am to 6pm at Public Assembly (70 North 6th St.) in Williamsburg [Google Map].  Take the L to Bedford Ave., the G to Metropolitan Ave., or the J, M, Z to Marcy Ave.

ALL AGES and open to everyone, though you must be 21 to drink.

FOOD: Cubana Social will be selling NYC’s best empanadas, coffee, pastries, and other items at the Brooklyn Zine Fest. Additional food can be purchased at their location next door to Public Assembly.

DRINKS: Featuring special $5 drafts from Brooklyn Brewery. Public Assembly’s fully-stocked bar will also offer “marzinis” and all other, less-punny drinks.  Soft drinks available for attendees under 21.

DJ: Rachel Kowal of music blog Sonic Smörgåsbord.

RAFFLE: More than $1,500 in prizes from local Brooklyn businesses and creators will be raffled off at the Fest.  Check out the Raffle page for prizes and details.

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Demon Warp Midnight Friday 3/16 Spectacle Theater

This Friday night come out for another Horror Boob’s hosted Midnight Movie at the Spectacle Theater!

Friday – March 16th, MidnightHorror Boobs presents: Demonwarp
Directed by Emmett Alston
1988, 91 mins.

Continuing with Spectacles history of bigfoot related midnight programs, the Horror Boobs crew returns with the worlds only (?) sci-fi, time travel, sasquatchploitation film! A group of teenagers hit the woods for a nice, relaxing camping trip only to be picked off one by one! After a number of twists and turns involving lost uncles, angels, zombie cult antics, and aliens – this total mindbender culminates in an ending that must be seen to be believed. Not that the other 80 minutes are any more believable!

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VHS Trailer Show Part Deux 8/18/11

Coming this Thursday to the 92Y Tribeca Screening RoomVHS Trailer Show Part Deux! I hope you guys are not tried of hearing me talk about VHS cause it ain’t stopping anytime soon.

Some of us refuse to let go of our VHS tapes.

One reason is that they have become a treasure trove of trailers for movies that time forgot. Being forced to scan past them each time you want to get to the feature, you end up developing an affection for these seemingly made-up movies. For the VHS Trailer Show, we present you with our favorite trailers, directly from VHS tapes. Armed with their favorites will be Matt Carman and Kseniya Yarosh (I Love Bad Movies), Mark Freado (Junk Food Dinner), Zach Clark (Modern Love is Automatic), Harry Merritt and Reid Bingham (Cinebeasts), Matthew Desiderio (Horror Boobs/VHS Vault) and a special segment of “VHS Trailers That Should Have Been” from the Found Footage Festival. Expect Vidmark oddities, action heros, and erotic thrillers, to name a few. We’ll also invite audience members to share their favorites, so if you’ve got a tape, cue it up!

Seems like they were stupid nice enough to bring me on board for a segment… finally some recognition! I call it a way to validate all the piles of tapes in my apartment.

Here are the details one more time…

VHS Trailer Show, Part Deux
Thu, Aug 18, 2011, 8 pm
92YTribeca SCREENING ROOM
200 Hudson Street Manhattan NY

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