Archive for August, 2005

Would you advertise yourself on a billboard?

August 31, 2005

What do you guys think about up-and-coming country artist Brian Stace putting up a billboard advertising “Who Would Marry Brian Stace?” to find a wife, and also to further his music career? You can see a pic of the billboard on his site under the news section at http://www.brianstace.com. It’s unusual.

Entourage

August 31, 2005

Anybody into this show? I’m suprised no one has commented on this great and funny show. The season finale is coming up next week and I very much enjoyed last night’s episode. It was great. Jeremy Piven should get an emmy NOW for his performance as super-agent Ari Gold. Funny stuff. Anyway, missed Rome, but I will catch it tonight and post a comment. Heard that it’s pretty good? Anyway, for all you Entourage fans, what do you think of this second season and how will they tie up this whole Mandy Moore mess in next weeks season finale?

“Rome”

August 31, 2005

“Rome” will be HBO’s latest series starting on Sunday.
The first two installments were previewed on Thursday
in DC. A well-made and interesting show, but prepare
yourself for unnecessary nudity and sex scenes.

“March of the Penguins”

August 31, 2005

“March of the Penguins” is an 80 minute international documentary
on the life cycle of the Emperor penguin. It opens at the start of
the mating season and ends when the young are off on their own.
It does include both life and death scenes. At times it is very slow
going (especially during the artsy shots), so don’t see this when you
are tired or you’ll fall asleep. This will make you decide that the
D.C. area winters aren’t so bad afterall. Hopefully, they also did
footage on the making of this documentary.

GRADE = “B”

“Red Eye”

August 31, 2005

“Red Eye” is a claustrophobic thriller about a young
woman married to her job who is headed home on
a ‘red eye’ flight after a funeral. She learns that a
variety of lives are in her hands. This film is intense,
involving, violent, and 85 minutes long.

GRADE = “B+”

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Warner Home Video Goes Retro with New Jack City, Hero At Large, and Corvette Summer DVD Releases!!! M

August 31, 2005

“”Am I my brother’s keeper?”” Warner Home Video loves us now! I know you all thought this day would never come, and there were times when I thought it wouldn’t happen, but it has. And the reason I’ve been hot to get WHV on the EM Bandwagon, is they have some fantastic product coming out over the next few months, and I wanted to bring them to you. First out of the box are 3 of my top 50 films being released on DVD – one of the all time great Gangster flicks, New Jack City gets the treatment it deserves, Mark Hamil’s classic Corvette Summer finally gets a DVD Release, and John Ritter’s “”Hero At Large”” as now available.


First up is though is the classic film, New Jack City. For those of you who don’t know, New Jack City was Mario Van Peeble’s (You can read an interview we did with Mario and Melvin Van Peeble by CLICKING HERE). In it Wesley Snipes gave the performance of his career as the mad dog, Nino Brown a take no prisoners, amoral drug dealer who discovers Crack in the early 80s. He sees the profit potential of the low cost highly addictive drug and immediately sets out to become the Crack Kingpin of the early 80s. He launches his empire by taking over an entire complex and turning it into the city’s first crack house. He surrounds himself with a bunch of vicious killers led by his “”brother”” the smart and smooth as silk Gee Money (Allen Payne). As the movie says, a new breed of criminal needs a new breed of cop to take them down, and the team assigned to the task is Scotty Appleton (Ice-T) and Nick Peretti (Judd Nelson) giving the best performances of their career. Oh yeah, this also featured Chris Rock in one of his earliest and best film roles as the junky who tries to clean himself up – Pookie.New Jack City is one of those films that came along at the right time, and had all of the elements that just clicked. The New Jack Swing music era was in full force and the soundtrack included tracks by Guy, Christopher Williams, and Color Me Bad. This is one of those films that every fan of “”mob”” movies must own. FILM GRADE A+DVD FEATURESThis new Special Edition DVD is packed with some cool features including aNJC: A Hip-Hop Classic A nice featurette that goes over the history of the New Jack Swing sound with all new interviews from the musicians, celebrities, and music historians. Harlem World: a Walk Inside Mario Van Peebles checks out the sights and sounds of the Black Capitol of America.The Road To New Jack City A standard making of documentary with all new interviews with the cast and crew.3 Classic Music VideosIt’s hysterically funny watching Color Me Badd’s video “”I Wanna Sex You Up.”” I used to love this song and the group, now I just shake my head and ask myself, “”What the heck was I thinking?”” also included Ice-T’s “”New Jack Hustler”” and Christopher William’s “”I

Halo 2

August 30, 2005

Is Halo 2 as good as people say it is? I’ve never played an X-Box, but from the sound of it, this games sounds ridiculous….is it just hype though?

TVonDVD: Blue Collar Roseanne vs. White Collar The Office!

August 30, 2005

When

LIL Kim is going to the VMAs

August 30, 2005

I thought that she was already in prison serving her time..:devil:
😎 😎

Alias Season 5

August 30, 2005

Hot on the news that Michael Vartan’s character Vaughn may not survive all of Season 5…

First off, Jennifer Garner’s pregnancy will apparently be written into Season 5. And perhaps of even greater interest, according to the Slice of SciFi podcast, Jennifer Garner has indicated that she may depart the ABC vehicle at the end of season 5.

Alias without Syd *and* Vaughn ? I don’t think so.