Happy Monday MMT Fam! Here’s another list of recommendations featuring TV, online and streaming suggestions that you and/or the family can enjoy from home, or at a reasonable social-distance. And I’m still sharing events and cool posts on Instagram and/or the MMT Facebook page throughout the week, so hit those hyperlinks, give me a follow, and don’t forget to share the wealth with others.
- Our friends over at FilmRise are inviting horror fans to check out their Halloween-ready October content, featuring spooky marathons and showcasing the channel’s film catalogue with hundreds of genre titles all for FREE! All month long, FilmRise will feature some of its scariest titles on the FilmRise App, including the Jamie Lee Curtis classic PROM NIGHT, teenage werewolf feminist thriller GINGER SNAPS, the original ‘90s TGIF classic “Sabrina The Teenage Witch,” starring Melissa Joan Hart, the popular BBC sexy, supernatural roommate series “Being Human,” and much, much more. The FilmRise Free Movies Channel is available on The Roku Channel, XUMO, IMDb TV, Samsung TV Plus, TiVO+, Redbox Free Live TV, and Vizio. Get additional info at www.filmrise.com.
- And FilmRise isn’t leaving the younger ones out! The FilmRise Family Channel is featuring selections such as “Young Dracula” and “The Cantebury Ghost,” and is available on The Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Samsung TV Plus, TiVo+, Redbox Free Live TV, and Vizio.
- Our friends at the Philadelphia Film Society are continuing virtual streaming offerings of newly released and recommended films, including titles like “12 Hour Shift,” “Possessor Uncut,” “The Disrupted,” “Blackbird,” “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President,” and “I Am Woman.” You can get additional information about all these events and more at the PFS website here.
- PFS is also continuing to offer drive-in movie options at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Current selections include The Forty Year Old Version. Maybe Next Year, and Rocky. Click the hyperlinks for each respective film’s info and click here to see the full line-up through November 2.
- The American Film Institute’s AFI Fest is taking place virtually October 15-22. Tickets to individual films and events will be available to “unlock” for $8 ($6 for AFI members). Tickets to special presentations will be available to “unlock” for $15 ($11.25 for AFI members). Centerpiece Drive-In Screenings are $40 per vehicle. And tickets for Cinema’s Legacy and AFI Conservatory Showcase are free programs. Festival passes are available starting at $100 ($75 for AFI members). Different films and events will be made available to view each day of the festival, many with Q&As to follow. Once the film becomes available, you will have 48 hours to begin watching the film and then 48 hours to conclude viewing. Special Presentations screenings are one-night-only events and will have different availability and viewing windows. Get tickets and additional information at the official website fest.afi.com, and watch the video below to learn how to AFI Fest!
- Lastly, our friends at the Wizard World Virtual Experience have released additional schedule info as follows: Bruce Campbell takes on pal Ted Raimi in a “Live and Uncut” battle of wits on Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. Then Lee Majors returns to Wizard World, this time alongside his “The Fall Guy” co-stars Doug Barr and Heather Thomas on Saturday, October 17 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. The “Doctor Who” sextet of Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, Paul McGann, Nicola Bryant, Sophie Aldred and Terry Molloy bend time on Sunday, October 25, at 1 p.m ET / 10 a.m. PT. For a fuller Virtual Experience, Wizard World will also feature live art by Mike Watson of Freestyle Komics on Wednesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET, and geeky WizQuiz trivia with Wizard World’s own MikeGDoesThings on Thursday, October 15 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. And fans can look for scheduled re-watch parties of select celebrity panels during the week as well. These live Q&A panels are FREE for fans to view (on Twitch, Facebook, YouTube) and submit questions in text chat. Separately fans may purchase live video chat sessions, recorded videos and autographs. During each session, the celebrities will participate in a free live moderated video Q&A, followed by one-on-one video chats, recorded videos and autographs that are available to purchase. Fans can interact with Wizard Entertainment, obtain additional info and purchase tickets at wizardworld.com/comiccon.
That’s it for now MMT Fam. Until next thought, Thomasena