Category Archive: movies

Jan 10

“Katmandu”: Cat Stevens

Two 2014 inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame appear on this beautiful song, and neither one of them is Kiss.

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Jan 08

“Space Oddity,” “Major Tom,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Hallo Spaceboy” — David Bowie, Peter Schilling

“I’ve never done good things. I’ve never done bad things. I never did anything out of the blue.”

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Dec 24

It’s A Flawed Life, When You Really Think About It

“It’s A Wonderful Life,” by virtue of being a delightful classic of Christmastime Americana,

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Sep 01

What We Can Learn from Count Orlok

Both The Nosferatu of Carpathia and Mark Twain liked boats and aphorisms.

Jul 06

Farewell And Adieu, Bruce

It was the best Fourth of July Amity (which, as you know, means “friendship”) had ever had, until Estuary Victim was gobbled. The bright side was that Mayor Vaughn’s kids were on that beach, too, so he did something he was good at: he signed a voucher to pay Quint to kill the shark. Listen …

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Sep 21

Jackson: 12-part “Hobbit” Will Attract Tolkien Fans

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ—Academy Award winner Peter Jackson is hoping his upcoming dozen installments of “The Hobbit” will appeal to readers of late British author and linguist J.R.R. Tolkien. “People who watch closely will definitely see some Tolkien influences in the movies,” says Jackson, noting that the title character—a small humanoid with hairy feet—is similar to characters …

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