Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream. Hey, did the water just get warmer?
Steve Newman & Friends give you a taste of the Old Country on their new CD.
The lyrics are nearly pornographic but completely appropriate as the song deals with the obscenity of political and military power...
This double DVD has some of the best live footage around today
The best - and worst - rock had to offer in 2004.
Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 film To Catch a Thief is a big, gooey picture that differs in content over much of the suspense master's other pictures. Cary Grant stars as a former thief, and patriot of the French Resistence, who is currently suspected of a new series of crimes. Grace Kelly plays the beautiful daughter of a rich American woman who is high on the list of possible victims of the new cat burglar.
I knew very little about Saw before I watched it yesterday. It came out during the time I was too busy moving out of my house and preparing to leave for France to pay much attention to upcoming movies. In France I heard a little buzz on the internet about it being a very captivating and scary thriller. I tried not to pay much more attention than that because there is nothing worse than learning too much about a scary movie before you go see it.
There are a few movies I remember being surprised at as a child. These were movies that I saw on television or Beta/VHS that were made before my time and not meant as children's stories. Some of them were genuine classics like To Kill a Mockingbird that instilled in me a sense that beauty and art can be found in a film. Others were like the Poseidon Adventure that while not particularly masterful films still showed me that there were many other films out there besides the "family" films being churned out at the local cineplex. These films eventually opened up to me the world of cinema.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a pretty by the books MGM musical. It is based on a book entitled The Sobbin' Women which is in turn based on a Roman story titled The Rape of the Sabine Women. Which, like the title implies is about the kidnapping and rape of several young women who eventually come to 'love' their captors. How someone decided to make a musical out of this one wonders.
When Frida was released into theatres I had absolutely no desire to see it. I'm neither a fan of Salma Hayek, biopics in general, and biopics about artists especially. Add to that my zero knowledge about the artist Frida herself and the movies fate was sealed into never being seen by the likes of me.
This movie is pure joy to me. This makes it rather difficult for me to actually review the movie and not just give it praise.
Can you figure out whodunit?
Blue Velvet is dark, scary, freaky, and really good. Which is how you could describe most of David Lynch's films.
Alexander Payne's 2002 film, About Schmidt, is just as much the transformation of it's star Jack Nicholson as it is the transformation of the character Jack plays "Warren Schmidt."
James Cameron as a director is a bit of a mixed bag.
I watched 2001 for the first time in college. I had no intention of seeing the sequel because I knew it was not made by Kubrick and felt it would probably be very inferior. However, my roommate, decided to rent it and I watched it. Even though my parents gave it to me a couple of years ago, I have had no desire to actually watch it. But since I have vowed to review all the movies in my collection I did my duty this evening. I was mildly surprised, but not at all impressed.
2001 is one of the few films I find absolutely amazing, and that I dread to watch. Like Citizen Kane I find this movie to be technically brilliant, but mostly boring.
I stood up and .... Excuse me, let me answer that young man. (POEM)
Chris Muir's Day By Day cartoon, for January 17, 2005
A new thriller by the former head of England's MI-5 offers a front-row seat to the "war on terror."
With all this media attention lately about Freemasons, in books and movies, I thought it would be interesting to briefly mention several interesting books that may shed some light on Freemasonry, Masons, and our beliefs.
"Anti-Americanism has blossomed frantically in recent years. Nearly the whole world seems to be pock-marked with lesions of hate."
Lawrence Summers exercises the spirit of free inquiry in some speculative remarks, and thus incurs wrath from some academics.
UK teenagers don't know much about politics, and have little interest in it. So why the surprise?
Philosophy from 1550: not guns that kill, not explosives that carry evil, not the knife in the chef's hand that stabs a man.
I am listening to Seal serenade me on his Best of 1991-2004. I really like the acoustic version! I am feeling relatively at peace.