Schlock du Jour: Rollergator (1996)

directed by Don G. Jackson
runtime: 83 mins

I am a disappointment. Before you attempt to console me, please, just listen to my story.

I had it all planned out, see? I held my horses for the perfect opportunity. I had waited so long to finally see it, and I knew I needed my best mates Jade, Jeremy, and Tim there to enjoy the experience with me. I also needed drinks of course. You can’t forget the drinks when you’re screening an A+ Schlock bomb that would rewire our synapses after it blew our collective minds. This was going to be a great night. We were going to watch Rollergator. Hell. Yes.

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Hell.
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Yes.

Fast forward 83 minutes to me sitting there, in silence, embarrassed and ashamed as the credits rolled. Because that’s when I realized that I showed the wrong movie. What I meant to watch involved women in skimpy clothing turning into reptiles, and then killing other people to turn them into gay zombies! It had been Repligator I meant to watch! Bret McCormick’s erotic sci-fi romp from the same year. Not whatever the shit this was. I had never even actually heard of Rollergator, it had merely incepted its way into my mind like its name was Berenstein Bears. Press [F] to pay respects.

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Art Lives On #7 – “What It Is”

During the month of July, in which we celebrate Independence Day, community activities range from parades, fireworks, outdoor concerts and gatherings of families and friends. It’s also a great time for individual reflection about what’s important and to recommit to positive action to benefit self and others.

While I planned to write a song called “You Get My Goat,” I wrote this melody and decided, “This isn’t that song.” For no particular reason, I then changed the title to “Election Day.” After writing the lyrics to the tune, I again changed the title to “What It Is.” This is, in fact a meandering song, starting out as a reflection of frustrations of searching for work in a tight job market, then morphing to an expression of a wish to find meaning in life, then starting a diatribe, an ain’t-it-awful commentary about our culture, then a questioning of whether involvement in social problems is worth the effort, then a decision to embrace action, commitment and self-acceptance, then a wish for others to see their own value and how that value may be appreciated by others, and finally extolling the value and uniqueness of each individual who chooses to try to maximize their potential.

There are two versions of “What It Is” – a moderately slow lyrical version and a faster instrumental version. The addition of lyrics and change of speed tend to create different moods. It’s my hope that after listening, you’ll at least conclude, “It is ‘What It Is’”, and not “You get my goat!” 🙂

Cheers!

Collaborating on Art

Art can be an extremely personal thing– the manifestation of an idea that originated inside of the deepest part of your psyche.

I’ve had the extreme pleasure of working on on film and video projects for the past 20 years, and I understand the importance of collaboration. As much as I want to write, shoot, direct, and edit (and I have on several projects)– it’s just not practical to think one person can be successful in all of these roles (Although we can all find an example to prove me wrong: Charlie Chaplin, etc). And at the end of the day, it’s just not necessary.

If you surround yourself with competent contributors who you trust to pull their own weight on a project, you have more energy to hone-in and focus on specific portions of the project. More importantly, when you lean on others to help produce a piece of art, the end result is an amalgamation of ideas and input from various perspectives.

Tom Cox, Nic White, Vicky Cox, Michael Welborn at 2018 Indy Cinema Sunday Event

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CinemaSlice in Tromaville!

Troma has officially selected the CinemaSlice film Terminal B as an official selection at TromaDance Detroit 2018!

Freaks and Geeks from the metro Detroit area and beyond will gather to worship world-class slime cinema at it’s finest!

If you are in the Detroit area on Sat, June 16th, swing out to Ant Hall  for this awesome FREE one-of-a-kind film festival!

Expected NonSense – “Ready Player One”

Hey gang!

O.G. Momo Pete Floyd here, and this week I’m going to give you my appraisal of Stevie Spielberg’s Ready Player One.

Going back to theaters and seeing movies the way they were meant to be seen is a true joy. It’s been a while. And this film is why we go!

A somewhat faithful adaption of Ernest Cline‘s novel of the same name, Ready Player One is a great popcorn movie if you will.

The movie takes place 20+ years from now where overpopulation and societal decline has left people seeking to escape reality in a total immersion VR world called the Oasis. Continue reading “Expected NonSense – “Ready Player One””

Win A Free Merch Bundle!

CinemaSlice.com wanted to find a way to give back to the ‘Slicers out there– SO..

IT’S CONTEST TIME!

Simply Like and Comment on this post for a chance to win a FREE Merch Bundle including:
– Pins
– Paper Stickers
– Vinyl logo sticker
– T-shirt
– 2 DVDs
– 3 VHS Tapes
– 1 Deck of Collectable CinemaSlice Character Cards

(Contest ends on 4/29 at 11PM)

Randomly selected winner will be announced and shipped on 4/30/2018.

See all CinemaSlice merch as CinemaSlice.com/store

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GOOD LUCK, ‘SLICERS!

Official Rules:

  • All ages are invited to enter this contest
  • Head over to the CinemaSlice Facebook page page BEFORE 4/29, and LIKE AND COMMENT on this post (image above)
  • Winner will be randomly selected
  • Winner will be announced on 4/30/2018
  • Merch bundle will be shipped within 2 weeks of winner announcement
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Meet the Slicers: Ken Leinaar

CinemaSlice is proud to introduce you to our resident illustrator, Ken Leinaar!

We are lucky to work with such a talented and dedicated artists! Anytime CinemaSlice finds a need for a sketch, or custom illustration, we go straight to Ken– and Ken always delivers– shattering our expectations to create something even more interesting!

See below a few of Ken’s CinemaSlice contributions:

Ken has worked with CinemaSlice to develop Poster art, Mixtape Covers, Animated promo videos, and rumor has it he’s current collaborating to develop a top-secret animated series….

Stay tuned for more great art from Ken!

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CSX – Announcement

This SUNDAY (2/25/2018) we’re releasing DARKLING on the big screen in Bay City, MI, and we’re considering this the inaugural event for our CSX series!

CSX (CinemaSlice Convention) is a convening of Slicers— a gathering of collaborators and fans of CinemaSlice— to celebrate the artistic efforts of which we dedicate our lives.

Join us on February 25th, 2018 at the State Theatre in Bay City Michigan for CSX:I, the first ever CinemaSlice Convention!

Check out the MLive.com article about the DARKLING Theatrical release at the link below:

http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2018/02/bay_city-filmed_psychological.html

Interested in attending the ever CSX?? Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or online here.

Slice the Bump Fest

A Bump in the Night Film Fest 2017 Review

Transmission Error;

As I sit in the grass and look around me I see people and the comforts of community strewn throughout the lawn chairs that sit side by side, eager to watch the externalized dreams of a collection of artists in cinema, sound, and event production.

The screen is blank,
But the machine starts,
And with an eruption from the crowd.

Transmission Begins:
“Terminal B”
by Cinema Slice

An Intergalactic Serial Killer space /explorer who lures in victims with distress signals. The song galaxy Gary was just as good as the film. The audience gives way to a much deserved applause.

Transmission Paused:

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