Archive for the 'Movies' Category

RESISTANCE IS MANDATORY…

August 29th, 2013

Sherry Chandler reminded me this morning of the power of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath: The man sitting in the iron seat did not look like a man; gloved, goggled, rubber dust mask over nose and mouth, he was a part of the monster, a robot in the seat. The thunder of the cylinders […]

WHERE I’LL BE THIS AFTERNOON…

December 14th, 2012

Depending upon travel times, I’ll either catch the 1230 or 1300 showing…

IF YOU DON’T SEE A MOVIE THIS CHRISTMAS…

December 11th, 2012

This is the movie not to see… Glenn Greenwald’s updates (at the bottom) are vital for understanding the meta of this film: That so many reviewers walked away with a pro-torture message from the film – that torture was key to finding bin Laden – means that large numbers of viewers likely will as well, […]

THE LESSON, BEST CRIMINAL MINDS EVER…

December 6th, 2012

I watched last night’s episode on line this morning and I think The Lesson may be the best Criminal Minds ever, not the least of which for the homage to Being John Malcovich.

HEY PD WRITERS, YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS…

December 4th, 2012

Via What’s Up: WHAT: Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work WHERE: West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River WHEN: Saturday, 8 December at 7 p.m. WHO: West Shore Film Series CONTACT: Bob Bemer at 440.333.2255 West Shore File Series With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have […]

TONIGHT: START A REVOLUTION…

October 1st, 2012

Via What’s Up: WHAT: How To Start A Revolution WHERE: Northwest Akron Branch Library,1720 Shatto Ave., Akron WHEN: Monday, 1 October, 6:30 p.m. WHO: Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee How To Start A Revolution is predominately concerned with Gene Sharp’s book, From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation, the 198 non-violent “weapons” […]

HOW TO START A REVOLUTION…

September 29th, 2012

Via What’s Up: WHAT: How To Start A Revolution WHERE: Northwest Akron Branch Library,1720 Shatto Ave., Akron WHEN: Monday, 1 October, 6:30 p.m. WHO: Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee How To Start A Revolution is predominately concerned with Gene Sharp’s book, From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation, the 198 non-violent “weapons” […]

IF MOVIE HOUSES DON’T STRIP SEARCH PATRONS…

August 8th, 2012

Expect shell casings everywhere… Zero Dark Thirty is a really, really bad idea… And out just in time for the holidays too.. [facepalm]Feck![/facepalm]

ANYONE CAN GO ALL HULKY…

December 10th, 2011

0828: The Room and film clichés

BEST LORD OF THE RING TWEET…

November 28th, 2011

Frodo, Gollum and the rest are easier to understand if you think of this movie as Peter Jackson’s remake of “Requiem for a Dream.”

KEEF KNIGHT RECOMMENDS: THUNDER SOUL

October 22nd, 2011

Via Keef Knight on Facebook: …watched “Thunder Soul” last night..best flick I’ve seen all year!!

HARRY BELAFONTE: #OCCUPY & SING YOUR SONG

October 13th, 2011

From The Root: TR: You’ve participated in innumerable marches, protests and demonstrations in your life. What’s your take on Occupy Wall Street? HB: The participants are the direct descendants of the people you’ll see in Sing Your Song. TR: Why don’t more of today’s black artists use their platforms for social justice the way you […]

UNDERSTANDING RISING APES AND THE HELP…

September 13th, 2011

As I continue my personal journey to understand I have been taken this morning by the writing of Max Gordon. It is impossible for me to pull the nut from this beautiful piece of long-form journalism. Turn off your phone, turn off the TV/radio, hell, hang the do-not-disturb sign on the door and read.

COMING TO CLEVELAND ON FRIDAY, 5 OCTOBER…

September 7th, 2011

Via the very common Dan Moulthrop…

A WHOLE DIFFERENT DICK GODDARD…

June 1st, 2011

0707: The plight of evangelical ministers

A TAD OVERWEIGHT,…

April 23rd, 2011

…but with violet eyes to die for.

ONLY THE UNLOVED HATE… REALLY…?

December 4th, 2010

MYANMAR/BURMA — On the brink of what would be a great darkness in human history, not the greatest certainly, but great nonetheless, Charlie Chaplin attempted to use ridicule to turn a tsunami. He failed. People who found violence repugnant picked up the weapons of war and defeated those Chaplin rightly called brutes and were changed […]

LESLIE, ANN AND ROBBIE…

November 29th, 2010

Rest in Peace Leslie Nielson: 1926-2010…

FREE SPEECH, FIREFIGHTERS AND PUSHING TIN

October 6th, 2010

0742: Westboro Baptist Church and free speech 0730: Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground 0724: Sanity vs. control

TONY CURTIS: 1925-2010…

September 30th, 2010

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