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  • August 17, 2018 - 11:44am
    marye
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    Shinyribs, Brokedown Palace
  • October 3, 2017 - 1:12am
    martin.george
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    A movie from the Sundance
    A movie from the Sundance Channel about an Irish cop named Sgt. Boyle. The opening scene is really good with a bunch of kids partying in a car going down a country road passing around a bottle of whisky.
  • July 28, 2017 - 7:35am
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    Inuto Imago
    Inuto Imago Setouchi Triennale 2016 Inujima Performing Arts Program Kazuhisa Uchihashi Inujima Sound Project “Inuto Imago” Improvise music and musical workshop program held in Inujima Island Japan August 22 (Mon) - September 4 (Sun), 2016 Artists: Kazuhisa Uchihashi (JP) Rully Shabara (ID) Wukir Suryadi (ID) Iman Jimbot (ID) Featuring Artists : Samm Bennett (US/JP) Isabelle Duthoit (FR) Masaharu Sato (JP) Mikagami Koichi (JP) Hannoda Taku (JP) Yumiko Tanaka (JP) Concept: Kazuhisa Uchihashi Film by Gigi Priadji Produce & Production Management: Akane Nakamura Yoko Kawasaki (SAYATEI) Mihoka Kawamura Hikaru Tsuchiya Megumi Mizuno http://gigipriadji.net
  • June 8, 2017 - 5:41pm
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    I liked it. I watched all episodes in one sitting, so some of the details are blurry.Overall, I agree that Parrish got too much air time, even if everything he said was straight up true. (Side note...watch Wayne's World 2, the expert they bring on to help get Waynestock going seems to be modeled after Parrish). I don't think I necessarily learned anything startling or new, because I've read some of the books and articles, and was there for a tiny part of the scene, but I think the overall project was done and presented well. Hearing Jerry's own words and voice about the impact of his dad's death was compelling. I have read (Bill's book for one) and now have seen/heard about the quantity and frequency of drugs ingested, and wonder how they functioned at all. I'm sure some would say that is how they managed to function in their own particular way. My only (small) disappointment was their using the Winterland footage from the Grateful Dead Movie as if was a news feel or personal movie or something. Maybe they figured we all I knew it, so why even comment? Anyway, I give it 2 thumbs up, as someone used to say. I'll watch it again at some point, because I did watch it all in one night, so I'm sure I missed details.
  • June 8, 2017 - 10:30am
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    I'm still digesting it. I really liked parts, and I was "glad" they didn't gloss over Jerry's struggles with stardom and drugs at the end. As well as how their finally reaching fame sort of was their undoing. I was disappointed at the screen time Parish got. Having read his book, I was already somewhat jaded against his version of their history. He kind of tries to glorify the transition to hard drugs and rationalizes his enabling of Jerry's heroin addiction. I suppose I would have preferred more content like Trixie or Barbara, who gave heartfelt interviews behind the scenes. Parish seemed more to glamorize the wrong things. As for the cinematography and such, I'm not sure. I liked how they weaved songs into the narrative, but the quick stock clips to literally show things said was not my favorite. A specific example is eluding me, but they would have been like, if the speaker said "and we took off like a rocket", we would cut to video of a NASA rocket taking off. Sometimes done, could be quirky, but it seemed like every analogy was done. I did, however, really like how they wove Frankenstein in. That was cool. But all in all, I'm glad it was made and that I got to see it. Peace, -Dave
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    Dave, I liked it a lot. It wasn't comprehensive but it was real. Like a Shakespeare tragedy with a kickass soundtrack. What did you think?
  • June 8, 2017 - 8:44am
    dwlemen
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    Long Strange Trip
    Just finished watching the new documentary last night. Was curious what everyone else's thoughts were on it? Peace, -Dave
  • May 8, 2017 - 8:31am
    Randall Lard
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    Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow
    Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow Directed by Michael W. Dean, Kenneth Shiffrin Edited by Ryan Brown Producers: Michael W. Dean, Ryan Brown Executive Producers: Suzanne Selby, Kenneth Shiffrin Narrated by Robert Downey, Jr. Narration written by Michael W. Dean Featuring: Hubert Selby Jr. & Alexis Arquette, Amiri Baraka, Anthony Di Novi, Arthur Boyars, Carmine "Tony" DeFeo, Darren Aronofsky, Desmond Nakano, Ellen Burstyn, Gilbert Sorrentino, Henry Rollins, James R. Giles, James Ragan, James Remar, Jared Leto, Jem Cohen, Jerry Stahl, John Calder, Kaytie Lee, Kenneth Shiffrin, Lou Reed, Luke Davies, Matt Polish, Michael Lally, Michael Silverblatt, Nick Tosches, Nicolas Winding Refn, Richard Price, Susan Anton, Susan Compo, Uli Edel
  • April 26, 2017 - 7:42am
    Randall Lard
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    Rising Tones Cross
    Rising Tones Cross Direction, Camera: Ebba Jahn Editing: Jeanette Menzel Sound: Jost Gebers, Karola Michalic Ritter, Renate Sami 2nd Camera: Brian Denitz Featuring: Charles Gayle, William Parker, Patricia Nicholson, Peter Kowald Quartet, Peter Kowald Trio, John Zorn Duo, Billy Bang's Forbidden Planet, William Parker & Patricia Nicholson Ensemble, Charles Tyler Quintet, Don Cherry & The Sound Unity Festival Orchestra, Jemeel Moondoc Sextet, Iréne Schweizer Duo, Peter Brötzmann Ensemble The early 1980s were a period of transition for the avant-garde in New York. The loft scene - the days in which Ornette Coleman's home on Prince Street and Sam River's Studio Rivbea provided workshops for experimenters to develop their art - was drawing to a close, and the arrival of the Knitting Factory and it's explosive impact on the Downtown scene was still a few years away. It fell to the artists themselves to create new opportunities. As chronicled in Ebba Jahn's 1984 documentary, Rising Tones Cross, two such motivated visionaries were bassist William Parker and dancer Patricia Nicholson. The film centers around the Sound Unity Festival, a precursor to the couples' current Lower East Side bash, the Vision Festival. This film is a documentary composition of new jazz, New York as the city that generates it, and the musicians playing it. The thoughts of the saxophonist Charles Gayle and the bass players William Parker and Peter Kowald from Germany accompany the film.
  • April 25, 2017 - 7:51am
    Randall Lard
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    Freedom Riders
    Freedom Riders Directed by Stanley Nelson Producer: Laurens Grant Editors: Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil In 1961, during the first year of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, more than four hundred Americans participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed “Freedom Riders” challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act. Traveling together in small interracial groups, they sat where they pleased on buses and trains and demanded unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, even in areas of the Deep South where such behavior was forbidden by law and custom. Their efforts were met with extreme violence and brought international attention to the fight against segregation, exploitation and racism known as the Civil Rights Movement. Freedom Riders chronicles the story behind this courageous group of civil rights activists.
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"Lot's of people go to college for seven years...""Yeah, they're called 'Doctors'!" Evil Doctors? ; - ) "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
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Grate movie!! That's gonna leave a mark!! LOL!!
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Good flick, if you like Wes Anderson's style of movies (Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, etc.)! I laughed 'cause the journey reminded me of The Golden Road with The Grateful Dead and (recently) Bonnaroo (~) ; - ) "The characters are all... Thanks."
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Brilliant! The Coen Brothers have made another masterpiece! "Since you've all been such good boys and girls, I would like to take everybody in this entire audience out for milk and cookies. There are buses outside. Everybody follow me."
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Great movie! Recent posts and issues have me thinking about that movie. Rufus - "He (God) still digs humanity, but it bothers Him to see the shit that gets carried out in His name - wars, bigotry, televangelism. But especially the factioning of all the religions. He said humanity took a good idea and, like always, built a belief structure on it." "Since you've all been such good boys and girls, I would like to take everybody in this entire audience out for milk and cookies. There are buses outside. Everybody follow me."
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Dogma is one of my all time faves. The most recent one I love is August Rush. Keep on rockin in the free world
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; - ) "Since you've all been such good boys and girls, I would like to take everybody in this entire audience out for milk and cookies. There are buses outside. Everybody follow me."
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Into the Wildwith Emile Hirsch.. Directed by Sean Penn A college graduate leaves his life behind and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
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I mentioned it here a while back.. I don't go to the big theaters much, but this one was awesome on the big screen. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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Hal recommended this to me and I liked it very much. Grate sound track, too. "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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With Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale...Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.Not a bad flick, but Midnight Express (1978) was better!!
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scary shit there mom. another one was Bangkok Hilton, about a brother and sister. lots of books out too, written by people who were / are inside for smuggling. don't do the crime if you can't do the time. BIG warnings printed in RED on the Malaysian arrival/departure cards, that drug traffickers will be sentenced to death. they also announce that on the plane before you land. Thailand has similar punishments for traffickers. but yeah, Midnight Express is the best among all of those films. peace
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at the mention of that movie, and i can picture him twisting his neck and the cracking sound
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I watched this movie last night on HBO for the 2nd time, I'm not a Tom Cruise fan,but he rocked this movie!
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...there will be bats! "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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"Gonzo", this Saturday night (7/12/2008) @ the E Street Cinema, NW Washington, D.C. in the beating heart of the Beast itself.... if you dare. We're hedging toward the 7:20 pm show, at the moment. "I like to load up on mescaline and turn my amplifier up to 110 decibels for a taste of 'White Rabbit' while the sun comes up on the snow-peaks along"... Pennsylvania Ave. "Fear and Loathing in America - The Gonzo Letters, Volume 11, 1968 -1976", p. 235. Note that HST says, "... Continental Divide" and not Pennsylvania Ave but I think he'd share the sentiment, had he stayed in town long enough (and met me).
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*The following is for entertainment purposes only and is dedicated to and inspired by a true American hero, Hunter S Thompson (HST). This is a test of each reader's humor response system, as required by Homeland Insecurity, on an annual basis. My attorney has advised me to include this disclaimer* OK, for anyone within a day's drive and the stones to meet me face to face, I'll be reserving an entire section of the ESPN Zone, just down the street from the E Street Cinema, in the name of Raoul Duke, for around 5:30 pm. I want to take over the entire restaurant with crazed Deadheads like locusts in Egypt, if possible. I want to remind the current status quo, in that God forsaken city, what they're up against if they keep fucking with us. Selah! If The Man is out there reading this, along with your bullshit "new" surveillance law, I'll just let you know that I'll be loaded down with all types of contraband so I would advise bringing everything at your disposal and prepare for an ugly scene reminiscent of the town when it was taken over by drug addled hippies during the Viet Nam crisis. Mace, dogs, tasers, those tear gas guns used to kill Salazar, fuck man, whatever you can get your hands on will be needed to subdue me and my attorney by the time the hor d'oeuvres get to the table. Fair warning...
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The Trips Festival Film Screening This Saturday: August 16th 7:30pm Sanchez Concert Hall 1220 Linda Mar blvd. 650-355-8000 advance tix www.pct26.com $12 general admission Film Night Pacifica is here again. On Saturday, August 16th please join us at The Sanchez Concert Hall. On this evening we'll be enjoying some truly Magical films witha 1960's theme. Learn about our region and the birth of the "hippie" generation as well as many other facts that have impacted our community and the world. Celebrate with PCT as we bring history and a look back at history Saturday, August 16th. Start time 7:30pm SHARP! Advance tickets at 650-355-8000 Background: What's The "Trips Fest"? from Charles Perry's A History of the Haight-Ashbury On new Year's Eve 1965, Stewart Brand and some associates staged a parade down Montgomery Street, the heart of San Francisco's financial district. The real reason for the parade was to get a little press attention for an event three weeks in the future, a sort of circus that would gather together the Acid Test, the Open Theater, Tape Music Center activities, rock bands, light shows and everything else the organizers could think of. Brand and his friends were going to use Longshoremen's Hall and have Bill Graham coordinate it. The name was straightforward: the Trips Festival. The Trips Festival was the seminal event that was the passing of the baton from the beatnicks to the hippies. It also was the coming out party for Bill Graham, the father of modern concert promotions as we know them. Before graham's experiment at the Trips festival, the idea of lights, multi-media and other "mood inducing" production elements in live music was pretty much unheard of. Many aspects of concert promotion and pop culture that we now take for granted were breakthroughs at the Trips.Festival. Many acts whom we now regard as part of Rock & Roll royalty were also discovered at The Trips Festival; acts like Jefferson Air-Plane (today known as star-ship) and The Grateful Dead. In Fact, one of Pacifica's own, Steve Brown, worked for the Grateful Dead and contributed in the making of the film. Steve will be on-hand Saturday to share rare footage and stories with us.  The film's creator will also be on hand to discuss this amazing piece of local and international history. Please join us this Saturday at 7:30pm at the Sanchez concert hall. Advance tickets can be found at PCT: 355-8000
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I want to make Rock-&-Roll movies with the AXIS Guitar reefer with calm honest merkin burger toys & Mahawkma Rentacotux the caulmn BA peeshorezz lady ~rocketzz w/ spuing corn on shakers .. I was playing my fiddle and it was smoken each note -primo¹
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Primo? You know a guy called Felipe, by any chance? or already been to the fest that marye was just writing about, on your own?********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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this is the movie topic. Perhaps this might have a better home in, say, the spinnin' spinnin' free topic. Thank you.
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and the book by Jon Krakauer the movie "Into The Wild" is quite a trip. Liked it as much as the book. So if you haven't seen it and are looking for a DVD to see, check it out and get the Jiffy Pop poppin.
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we rented "Shine A Light", the Rolling Stones film by Martin Scorsese. It was excellent. "Into The Wild" is still hard to even think about. I guess I've known so many who could have been that guy, including my brothers. Heck, it could have been me. The film "Salvador" which came out some years ago is an important movie and very watchable.
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not a happy ending, still thought is was good.
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saw it in Spain,and was the first time in the cinema for ages. Enjoyed it very much. Was lauging alot all by myself,cuz the Spanish guys didn't seem to understand it all. But was highly amused-no suprise though from Bros.Cohen********************************** Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens
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Though I don't agree with the violence in this movie, its by far got to be the most trippiest. Another great movie is AROUND THE FIRE, its about a kid that jumps on tour. Though it doesn't say witch tour hes on its definately a psycadelic tour. Phatmoye
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"Yes, this is Osbourne Cox, who the *fuck* are *you*?" Yeah TL, I loved "Burn After Reading" too! I just saw it for the first time last week on DVD. I especially loved that the Coens worked in some Hunter S.Thompson verbiage, "For fucksake..." on several occasions. Also, the way they capture the current sociological mythology that's gripping our society in this movie is brilliant! However small the part, I especially thought J.K. Simmons was hilarious as the C.I.A. Division Chief (or whatever his position was supposed to be). Malkovich was incredible too, as were all the other cast members (there wasn't a bad performance in this movie)! While I'm on the subject, "Tropic Thunder" was my favorite movie of the year. Robert Downey Jr. should win an Academy Award for best supporting actor over Heath Ledger for his role in "Batman". While Ledger was the best part of the latest "Batman" franchise installment and his untimely passing tragic, I still feel Downey beat him hands down in this category. Also, how "Tropic Thunder" was ignored for Best Makeup, I can't even begin to imagine! In the same sentiment, how Ben Stiller missed out on, at least being nominated for best screenplay, is yet another mystery to me concerning this movie. In addition to these complaints about singular Academy Awards for this movie (or lack thereof), I never hear anything regarding Tom Cruise turning in his best performance in years as Les Grossman in this movie, including the delivery of one of the best lines of the script! The idea that a comedy isn't legitimate commentary of the human condition, including a well developed plot, characters, theme, etc. is pure bubblegum mentality nonsense, in typical American Idol genre of misinformation, which is spoon fed to our kids *Mrs. GRTUD nudges author* ... well you get the "picture". I'll see you all over at the "Currently Listening To..." thread. "I know what dude I am. I'm the dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude!" - Kirk Lazarus
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Very glad you agree with me! Your observations are dead on. The F.B.I.chief (or whatever)-was brilliant. His face when he found out how they took the disk to the Russians was almost worth the whole rest of the movie. "The Russians?" blank puzzled look, then shrug- "whatever". HAHAHA. Brad Pitt made me snort on several occasions. Think he was great in that dipshit role, Francis McDormand(sp) just adorable with her mission to reinvent herself;and sigh-yes Malkovich was brilliant, as ever. Agree that was no bad performance whatsoever. Whole cast were both blatantly and subtly hilarious.********************************** It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
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"No, no. God no. Burn the body. Get rid of it. We don't need those nitwits bumbling around causing problems." Photobucket
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don't let the "giggle patrol" hear ya
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bear with me cuz i haven't caught up on the last year's worth of posts, but what has become of the movie based on Jerry's life story??? i remember someone mentioned it back in '07, and hope it is still in the works. nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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gypsy soul. "The task is, not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees." - Erwin Schrödinger
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Dr. Tim Leary (playing himself): "You want the key. I've got the key. To the unniverse!" as he doses C&C. Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out!
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AKA TOMMY CHONGIf you haven't seen this yet, I strongly recomend you watch it. Lot of interesting things how Chong was set up for selling pipes.
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sorry lama, but turn on ,tune in , and drop out was the worst advice I ever took. At least the drop out part, I wish he said, "turn on, tune in, and takeover! Anybody seen "SuperHigh Me" yet? Truckin, like the doo dah man Once told me you got to play your hand Sometimes, the cards ain't worth a dime If you don't lay em down
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Lead us to the promised land, wild man! I want to say to my sisters & brothers - Keep the faith. When the storm grows and the wind blows, Blowin' at a steady pace. When the battle is over & the victory is won We can all shout together we have overcome! Talk to the father and the son When we make it to the promised land! (I miss you Jerry... hope you made it.)
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awsome flick...i love how his psychic awareness went up when he was stoned...how about church 420... i just don't get that california is so relaxed about marijuana laws but is still against gay marriage makes no sense..
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my all time favorite movie..i can quote almost the entire movie...it drives my wife crazy she never saw it..best pirate movie of all time... monty python rocks Mrs Yellowbeard: i am talking about mine and probably your son...the fruit of your loins Yellowbeard: are you daft women i don't have fruit in my loins lice and proud of it Yellowbeard: Wheres me map and if you say what map i'll nail your tits to the table Yellowbeard: Did beat you, kick you and smash your teeth in Dan: no Yellowbeard: than what kind of father was he ok i'll stop just go watch the movie
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the movie "Once" is a pretty little musical film with Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova about an Irish street musician.
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I've heard a lot of good about that one. Gotta remember to rent it.
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"The Watchmen" was very, very good... thanks for the tip to my old buddy, What's His Name. Totally different than what I expected (I hated "Sin City" and was afraid I'd have to sit through another version when my son asked me to go see this movie today). Without giving too much away, this movie deals with the failed archetypes of the TV generation and how that part of human nature is part of something even larger (and very real), that has played itself out over many generations, in this version of history. Not sure about the ending though... I'll have to give that some more thought before I score this film. "The task is, not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees." - Erwin Schrödinger
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Adam Sandler should have won some kind of an award for this movie, though not an Oscar. Satire is an interesting way to peek at another culture -- in this case that of the Middle East.
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the Zohan funny! Just watched Oliver Stone's Bob Dylan movie "No Direction Home" yesterday. Lots of good music. It covers from the beginning of Dylan's career up to when he was in his motorcycle accident and stopped touring for eight years. Strike another match, go start anew And it's all over now, Baby Blue
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No catagory could quite get it's hands around this topic so I settled here... I hate Jerry Springer. A country that can produce Jerry Springer should be banned from the universe! No intelligent life there! The fact that this could be produced as an opera is mind boggling. The fact that people would plunk down bucks to go see it is even more mind boggling. I would hope people would look for more worthy causes to donate to. So we have people willing to bankroll Jerry Springer, The Opera. For people who never saw this show, here is the concept: Springer has guests who are involved in various taudy situations which they explain when they come on the show. Then Springer introduces a guest who is at the center of their affair. Then there is a fight, usually verbal but sometimes physical also, between the guests. People have actually murdered each other because of Springer. A theme for a show might be: neo-nazi tweekers who screw each other but don't consider themselves gay. You get the idea. Just when you thought we couldn't possibly deliver another sacrifice to the God of Wretched Excess we bring you: Jerry Springer The Opera!