The Bar Tab of Rassilon (new Internet TV program/podcast)

Gordon and I are starting a new weekly Doctor Who Internet Radio program. We have a new name, The Bar Tab of Rassilon. It debuts next Sunday, March 25 at 1:00 P.M. at http://www.livestream.com/egentv We'll be video streaming live from Chicago Bar & Grill, 810 N. Clark Street in Chicago. If you can make it, come on out and be a part of our audience! Have some food and drink while you listen to us blather for an hour about our favorite Time Lord. We also have a new Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bar-Tab-of-Rassilon/312433292155892

Phil

Mary Poppins stage musical

Is anyone interested in seeing the stage musical of Mary Poppins? It's opening at the Cadillac Palace Theater on March 11 and will run until May 17, mostly Wednesday through Sunday with a couple of Tuesdays in the mix. I was thinking of buying a ticket at the end of this week and thought I'd see if anyone wanted to see it with me. The date will depend on when the best seats are available as tickets went on sale a month and a half ago.

Phil

My Dark Knight scenes

I picked up the 2-DVD set of The Dark Knight (plus bonus Batman Unmasked disc) at Target yesterday. I haven't had a chance to rewatch the whole movie, but I was able to locate my scenes in the film. I'm at 15:51-15:56 (walking from left foreground to right background) and 40:30-40:33 (among a sea of spectators). My face is pretty small in the latter scene. It's defintely more visible on the big screen, especially IMAX. I may have to see it again when it's re-released on January 23. I wonder how I look on the pan-and-scan edition.

Phil

Bolt

I'm looking forward to this Disney animated movie coming out this Friday. I'm planning on seeing it this Friday at 7:20 P.M. at River East 21. Anyone in the Chicago area thinking of seeing it? I've seen online trailers recently for Up and Coraline, so I hope they're also shown before Bolt.

EDIT: Check out animation historian Jerry Beck's review at http://www.cartoonbrew.com/disney/notes-on-bolt#comments The sixth paragraph seems slightly spoilerish to me.

Phil

Rich Koz (Svengoolie) on Chicago Tonight on October 31

Rich Koz mentioned on his Svengoolie blog that he'll be interviewed this Friday, October 31 on Chicago Tonight. It's on WTTW-TV (Channel 11) at 7:00 P.M., rerun on Friday night/Saturday morning at 1:00 A.M. and 4:30 A.M. Rich mentions 7:30 P.M. on his blog, so I suppose he'll be on halfway through this hour program. Still, I'll record the whole thing just in case.

Phil