Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Wrecking Crew

Been wanting to see this great music documentary since I first heard if it being made more than a decade ago. On Netflix now!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Battlestar Galactica

I must confess i never saw a single episode of the critically acclaimed revival of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA from a decade or so back. I was never even that much of a fan of the original--a TV series expressly designed to cash in on the unexpected but immense popularity of STAR WARS. As such, a revised (I believe) version of the TV pilot was shown in theaters at the start of the 1978 TV season. When I saw it, it was augmented with the novelty of Universal's Sensurround process which made theater seats quake and shake when the action on the screen warranted it, supposedly giving you a fuller impact to the action.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Top 10 Brandos

In later years, his massive weight gain made him the object of ridicule and his personal life was marred by multiple tragedies. But in his best films, Marlon Brando's acting is brilliant and his charisma burns right through the screen.