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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
    Randall Lard
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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
    mkav
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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
    dwlemen
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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
  • June 8, 2017 - 10:02am
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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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all vids were for YOU rider. all 4 YOU. love&peace&peace&love p.s. foosball is for mooks.
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of course they were! :) ha ha ! Mystery & legend surround that Ol' Attorney ( wasn't he a bit obsessed with Barbara) ??. His name has slipped my mind. Hope he's where the climate suits his clothes anyhow :) I've got an interview on CD somewhere in the rubble, gonna have to dig it up ..... PEACE
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I can dream of j.... can't I? (without the belly button is much sexier) *** not yet, still rubbing ben gay (not that there's anything worng with that) on the bum hip. a lawyer? shit, enough people hate me. AND, I never passed a BAR in my life without stopping in for a couple of drinks... still waiting on that rider footfetish 'she's got bells on her toes' DVD... talking about movies, that is. ON topic, as ever here in deadland. ( -: peace.
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never a lawyer, nor an attorney, but, however, ever so often a 'solicitor' read into that what you will. ( -; (getting old, forgot to include that joke in the previous post-- or blame Carlo Rossi) peace.
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thanks for the hunter clips ccjoe. that man is still one of my heroes.nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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my pleasure gypsy. *** watch your local 'Straight to Video, Video shop' in a nighbourhood near you for: 'The Tie-Dyed Atache Case' the true life story of cc the 'solicitor' international scoundral ... a treatment under consideration in some lesser known indie Hollywoodland studios. (you heard it here first) ( -; peace.
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.that is definitely on my must buy list, if you are serious. heck, even if you are not nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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I don't know why i love this.
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... Hunter Thompson said, you can see the high water mark. Ain't it true! RIP Hunter S. Thompson
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Couldn't let this one go by... Jerry & Hunter are alike in some ways, different in others. They were both artists and they both took their own lives, which is a controversial and radical expression of freedom. To say that Jerry didn't know he was taking his own life at some point in the 20 years he was using is ridiculous. Is that the distinction you are trying to make? Please PM me on this if you'd like to reply, most people have no appetite for this subject.
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George Clooney will probably win an Oscar for his role as a corporate exec. who flies around the country firing people. His goal in life? To accumulate 10,000,000 frequent flyer miles. It is a very witty and sophisticated comedy. The people he fires are played by people who have been recently laid off from their jobs. This whole movie is really quite poignant and very good. One of the best I've seen in the last 5 years.
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At one point, a "prophet" named Benjamen Creem say's: "God told me to watch in the window. the're was a carB.M. and you got in the car? B.C. Yes" Sound familiar to me. lmao, Richard.
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Samuel L. Jackson fans will love this one. The movie is a thriller about a terrorist who plants a number of nuclear bombs around the country in the major cities, exactly what number is the main question. The movie has several statements to make about fighting terrorism in general: Who the players are Who has the moral high-ground: Are both warring parties on the same level?? How far are the players willing to go to accomplish their missions? This is a movie you watch from start to finish without stopping, or at least hitting the pause button. Highly recommended if you are into action thrillers that are well done and leave you thinking afterward.
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A great film from 1990 (I think) w/ Tim Robbins. Very underated and highly recommended.
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I remember feeling sorry for Jacob Singer and then really happy for the guy once I figured it all out. Having eaten a couple of bad ones in my day, I realized it could have been alot worse. This film really spoke to me at the time. ( Can't remember why?). I think this was Mackuly Culkin's first role.
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....to me, if I want to laugh I'll throw on "Blazing Saddles" or "Life of Brian". My two favorites. I wonder what would have happened had Mel Brookes teamed up with Monty Python? Mmmm...
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Have any of you seen an environmental documentary called "The Cove"? About a guy trying to save dolphins from being slaugtered in a bay in Japan?? My animal-loving almost 13 year old is asking to see it on tv tonight, but I am not sure whether this is a good idea.********************************** By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity -- another man's I mean. Mark Twain
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but I think it's pretty gory and somehow I think your 13 year old already knows that slaughtering dolphins is not so swell.
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filter for the fact that my gore tolerance is just about zero.
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America's finest actor or a guy with a real problem? Made me laugh ....and sort of therapeutic
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is pretty much how I feel today********************************** I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde
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It was funny!!!
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Pineapple express!!!!!
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Then check out "A Wild American Forest" narrated by Susan Sarandon. It's a film about the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion which straddles the Oregon-California border and where I've lived for the past 25 years. Check it out and then come visit ! Walk you in the tall trees
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Just saw this particular version for the first time. Had me rockin' even though I didn't attend. Fell in love with '69 Grace Slick. Triple Scorpio with those piercing blue eyes! Janis Joplin with the crazy quilt stargown. Wavy Gravy's announcements from the stage. Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner>Voodoo Chile (I think) ~ Hipsters, tripsters, real cool chicks sir ~
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Soldier Of The Road - a film about Peter Brötzmann. "This film came out of an irrepressible desire to hear Peter Brötzmann's music live, to record his sounds as he crafted them, to film the energy and the freedom of this man. I knew the old vinyl covers he had designed as well as his posters, but the discovery of his painting was a revelation, Above all, as we discussed, enjoying a good cigare, I discoverd a sensitive, open minded man. It was a privilege..."
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A variation on the mad scientist theme. Modern pharma hires bright young DNA splicers to create new life and come up with life saving medicines. They create Dren, a humanoid creature that can be aquatic or avian when the need suits and has many other attributes as well, like being able to change sex. Which she does and has sex with the boy-friend, girl friend couple who are the splicers. Worth seeing but the morality play part (big corporation toys with life for profit) is weak in this movie to concentrate on the main character.
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Riveting! I feel as though I knew this man my entire life yet we never met and I never saw him perform. An acquaintance over on rottentomatoes (as well all three of my sons) turned me onto Bill Hicks a few years back and my life changed for the better ... I no longer felt alone. I also really like "Sane Man".
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. always a stretch to challenge the '79 adaption with Alec Guinness. but with a superb Director in Tomas Alfredson; Let The Right One, yes the original Swedish film, not the pointless American remake. are U.S. citizens really so dumb that a language outside of English, a cinematic production with subtitles is so completely incomprehensible? Remember: SUBSTANCE OVER STYLE. digression in the rear view mirror. nicely paced, nicely shot and nice sound. not exceptional, but anything with Gary Oldman has a certain gravitas. and Kathy Burke is always a treasure. dominates any scene she's in.
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from the mind of Hunter S Thompson. Johnny Depp plays Hunter not so well in this book that was not so good. Trying to squeeze every last dollar out of the estate, eh? The movie opens 10/28
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Johnny Depp reading the phone book is probably worth the price of admission, but still.
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i wonder if he'd read it in a faux kooky 'I'm eccentric, me' exaggerated dead dull void like tone?talent deserted long ago, producing visual ennui while the crowds gawp on in pleasure, drowsily spooning mouthfuls of congealing nachos into their glistening chops. Depp's recent films represent untertainment at it's finest and will be warmly welcomed by anyone who regularly sits in front of the screen with a loaded shotgun in their mouth, trying to pluck up the courage.
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the last time I set foot in the local multiplex was for the Dead movie screening. They're not going to get my money for this. But there's nothing wrong with being fun to watch, and luckily Johnny Depp can make the phone book fun to watch. You want high art, this is probably not your movie.
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Oh, it doesn't have to be high art!! I like my candyfloss fluff too!I just don't like candyfloss fluff dressed as high art. Still, nice cheek bones though. I would.
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The karma you will suffer is pollution of your work in the future lives. We don't want spam.
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a documentary by visionary filmmaker Jan Kounen.the heart of the Shipibo Shamans.
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Kevin Spacey, Donald Sutherland & various others team up on a witty, fast-paced comedy about three white guys in LA trying to kill their bosses. How they managed to make this plot very good is beyond me. Great acting, production values and blooper reel at the end.
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unrelentingly grim but another astonishing performance by Tom Hardy.
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great documentary film on the history of surfing.
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beautiful short film "Poleaxed", written, directed and part filmed by the always impeccable Helen Petts.A meditation on stillness and perception following a road accident and subsequent illness. A contemplation of her life over the course of a year in her local park. Part 1 - Part 2 - Helen Petts is an extraordinary artist. She often collaborates with musicians, as well as running a Youtube channel devoted to free improvised music and is co-promoter of the Mopomoso series of free improvisation concerts with guitarist John Russell. She is currently making a film about Kurt Schwitters for a solo exhibition at the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle to open on the 21st June 2012. www.helenpetts.com www.youtube.com/helentonic http://www.youtube.com/mopomoso Schwitters project blog - http://helenpetts.tumblr.com/
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"I dance because I believe I can furnish something for my time in the next stage." Min Tanaka and his Mai-Juku Company. Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 -