Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Force is Strong with this one

Chuck Ricciardi of the Rangers, 

has produced a documentary movie that is premiering this week in NYC at the Cinema Village, starting on Friday, August 16th!  The movie features several Hollywood stars and directors including Harrison Ford

To see what the film is all about just click onto the below links.


DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the INDIANA JONES, BACK TO THE FUTURE and STAR WARS movie posters. 

Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many other filmmakers, artists and critics, the journey spans Drew's early career in commercial and album cover art through his recent retirement as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time.

Three filmmakers have united to bring this film to life; Greg Boas (Hefty Inc.), Charles Ricciardi (Torino Pictures), and Erik P. Sharkey (Sharkey Productions), assembling one of the most intriguing film lineups and crafting a comprehensive presentation about the artist, the art, the stories behind Drew's most recognizable creations, as well as a never-before-seen insider's examination of the industry and the profession of motion picture advertising.

Cinema Village Theater at 22 East 12th Street (between University and 5th Ave)

"Drew" opens Friday, August 16th and runs through August 22, with showtimes at 2:45PM & 6:30PM daily.  there will be a Q&A session and a number of celebrity guests, including Caroll Spinney (Big Bird/Oscar The Grouch)  Michael Uslan(Producer of the "Batman" motion Pictures) & AMC's Comic Book Men, Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen.

The movie features exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Harrison Ford, Guillermo del Toro, Thomas Jane, Sam Witwer and Steven Spielberg, 
the film is Directed by Erik P. Sharkey, Produced by Charles Ricciardi
Photographed by Thomas Mumme and Greg Boas, Edited by Jeff Yorkes, and Post Production Supervision by Greg Boas.  Film Related Links:
          Follow it on Facebook and Twitter at: Drewthemovie

Good luck Chucky


  1. after so long you come back with this? you are lame ricky.

  2. i totally agree im kickin for some softball talk bro wat about all the controversey in the big apple!!! how the league is tryin to fuck west in da ass again with this bullhit schedule having us face bro jimmys this week when we should all be playing in our own divisions. and now all of a sudden they wanna check lineup cards to make sure carlos is eligable to play! fucking lil girls running this league!!! time for someone to step up and take over! jeff got to go! and no more of this committee bullshit it hasnt worked !!! ANG 11 HK!!!

  3. Ang you got what you wanted. Illegal pitcher throws two shutouts. West should be so proud. as predicted, playoff scores show what has become of this league. All 1 run games pretty much dominated by illegal mercenary pitchers. Winning this league is as fraudulent as A-Rod's statistics. The only good thing in the league at this point is parity of talent level but the paid pitching fucks it all up, so the same teams continue to win in the playoffs. Another year, same result....zzzzzzzzzzz

    It is kind of funny that Rangers got bit by the very arms race they helped start. I guess that's why Rick stopped blogging? The whole thing is a disgrace and hasn't been fun at all this year. If things don't change I can't see more than 6 or 7 teams coming back next year.

  4. Well said. The league has lost itself in non-action. Fewer teams will be available next year. If all you want on your Sunday is a bunch of 1-0, 2-0, 2-1 games, you've found it. Most people won't give up their Sunday's wondering if they'll get a concussion from being beaned or going 0-6 in two games. The league dropped the ball. The league is on its last legs.

  5. First of all i have been saying all year long that this is not what i wanted! i dont want Carlos to pitch! been syin it all year. but on the other hand why should we have to throw mod pitchers against slingers! i warned everyone that when Carlos came in everyone avg was going down! we didnt pitch Carlos all year long. but we faced armando and rocka and the slinger on empire and ramesh and jb and langer and parker! is this fair? we have been sayin all year long ! maybe now people will get off theyre asses and do something! cause i tell you one thing if nothing changes this league is done. say what u want about jb and cedric and the great pitchers that were in the league before all these slingers arrived, but none of them had a monopoly on the chip! yeah jb won a few in a row but so did radio free. and so did we! and guess what we had to beat jb and cedric and matty to do it. all these teams like brother jimmys and deisel rangers they tried to take shortcuts to the chip. they cant beat jb so they get an illeagal pitcher! they started it but we will happily finish it! ANG HK11

  6. OH and by the way hell yeah we're damn proud !!! we beat one of the best slingers around! and it was nice to serve it up to one of the teams that tried to take a shortcut!!! AngHK!!

  7. damn i wish people would sign they're post.

  8. Hey Ang, Jack here. We play you this week and when facing Los I worry more for my health than worrying about hitting him to some degree. No league should reach that level, especially this one since it was never intended to get like this. That said, I totally understand why you're throwing him. Can't blame you at all. The league has really failed to enforce things. You're throwing the best there is. 12+ k's in 2 games is insane against BJ. So we'll give it a shot. Probably won't score too much. It is what it is. Unfair but you have every right to pitch him since the league doesn't care. We'll give it our best shot. Great luck.

  9. Just to be clear...the "league" as you refer to it is everyone in it, including the managers who run it and are the very ones escalating its demise. Let's not talk about the league like we talk about the government, as some nameless faceless entity. It's all of us, the players and especially the managers. There is a lot of clamor on Rick's site, but where is the outcry to your respective managers not to participate in the cheating? The very managers who profess loyalty to the league and to act in more than just a self-interested way have done the opposite. I totally understand Ang's point of view and surprisingly, believe that West was one of the few honorable teams going into all of this. But we can't have it both ways anymore - you can't have an exception for good guys or long-time pitchers or whatever justification. Everyone over a certain level is out as a pitcher at least. That level has changed over the years, but we all talk about the same guys so there is no real disagreement over who they are. Otherwise, things will persist with this if you can't beat em join em attitude and the league as we know it will disappear, perhaps as soon as next year. Since the inmates have proven they can't run the asylum, it would be a good move to provide executive power to a commissioner to make all committee, appeals, etc. What he says goes, just like pretty much any other league we've all played in.

  10. A fabulous idea. I doubt it will ever materialize. Maybe, just maybe, if the league folds, your idea will become a reality. One governing power is what's needed. A power that understands what's good for the entire league and not just a few who want to win at any cost. Remove all the illegal pitching no matter who is involved. Whether a new one just bought on board or one who has pitched for twenty years. Establish a protocol and hold to it. Again, it's unlikely but you never know.

  11. I would prefer to keep things just like they are now. Let the good pitchers do what they want and we will have a league filled with great players like we do now. Take away the pitchers and the good players will leave.


    1. Really, great players? Since when do great players only score 1 run in most games or get shut out regularly? We have a lot of very good players who can't hit against pitching that has such a large advantage, from the small field size to the extra OF to the lack of bunting and stealing. Yes, there are talented players which is the one positive but even they look mighty helpless most of the time against most of these pitchers. Keep the pitching and make the necessary changes to give offenses a chance, and then all you've got to worry about is that you have completely changed a league that has existed for decades as a midpoint between extreme competition and beer league. Either that or just get it back to the awesome league it used to be.

    2. Yeah Mike Peckins!!! lmao ang11 HK

  12. I'm amazed that someone would actually imply here that a 1-0 or a 2-1 softball game is some kind of fail. This kind of person must have both lost sight of what makes the game great and have such a low self esteem that if they go 1 for 4 with a game winning single instead of going 4 for 4 with 4 home runs off of a lob ball pitcher in a blow out, that they can't look themselves in the mirror. The challenge is the fun. A competitive close, and potentially low scoring game is not the problem here. Sounds like some people here actually want a beer league, and maybe that's what they should look for instead of crying about their batting average and wishing the league water down the talent so a few guys can brag when they talk with their drinking buddies. In the off season a discussion needs to happen to address the pitching. make your voice heard and let's see what happens. If you have to walk away, walk away. But please don't hate on the low scoring game.

  13. mike peckins makes a good arguement!