Life for those of us in the “Sandwich Generation” can be quite stressful. Between our jobs and volunteering commitments, we are also caring for our children and aging parents. The need to get away and escape from the everyday pressures
After over a decade of rumors, failed scripts and other production woes, an A-Team movie finally hit the big screen on June 11, 2010, just in time for the summer movie season to kick into high gear…
The Judge is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. I know it’s been out for awhile – 2014. I think I remember the trailer. And I might have been interested to see it back then.
When Stewart Copeland first formed the Police, “Stewart decided to form a new band fashioned on the vibe and energy of punk music,” according to a blurb from the bio on his official website. Stewart has approached virtually every project since with that same sensibility…
Maneater is quite different – Drawing on both The Quatermass Experiment and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers as an influence, with a hint of The Day Of The Triffids, this deals with an alien plant form trying to take over Middle-England.
Robbie also learns of an auction of a rare malt-whisky that could be worth a million pounds, and hits on a plan to steal some for a private collector, using his Community Service chums to help him out.
I particularly like how open Gru is with his villainy, treating it as just a job, as he lives in a suburban American community, with his evil castle right in the midst of a row of terraced houses where he chats to the neighbours.
Eisenstein’s formidable 1926 silent classic heavily stylized reconstruction of the events of the Russian Revolution, as Lenin’s Bolshevik’s seized control of Petrograd (Leningrad). It was inspired by John Reeds’ journalistic, but biased record of the revolution, Ten Days That Shook The World, later filmed by Warren Beatty as Reds.
Homages to the Anderson originals were strong; the whole solar panel threat to a city threat was a reprise of Lord Parker’s Holiday, John watching Stingray on TV, etc.
Jiles Perry Richardson wrote the song himself, and recorded under the name, Big Bopper. It became his biggest, and in most countries, his only hit. He was tragically killed the following year in the same plane crash that took Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly from us. Richardson’s overt sexual call was a sharp, loud contrast to Buddy Holly’s gentle romantic style in songs like True Love Ways.