Archive for January 2011

Movie Review - "The Mechanic" with Jason Statham

Movie Review - "The Mechanic" with Jason Statham
by David Schuster One of my favorite movies growing up was “The Mechanic.” It wasn’t that it was a cinematic success but it was right at the height of Charles Bronson’s career and the subject material and story were cool. So when they decided to come up with a remake thirty-eight years later I was... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "If You Must Leave My Life" by Richard Harris

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “If You Must Leave My Life” by Richard Harris Along with Glen Campbell and Art Garfunkel, Richard Harris was one of a handful of great interpreters of the songs of Jim Webb. When he wasn’t acting in films like “A Man Called Horse,” “Camelot” and, of course... Read more »

Handicapping the Best Picture Race

After this weekend I will have seen seven of the ten Best Picture Oscar nominees. Seen it: Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, King’s Speech, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are Alright.Still to Come: Winter’s Bone, 127 Hours, Black Swan I probably will skip the NBA to catch the Natalie Portman/Mila Kunis “psychological” thriller,... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Rosanna" by Toto

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Rosanna” by Toto OK, this is a total guilty pleasure on my part. Toto were much reviled by rock fans and critics alike during the late 70s and early ’80s…me included…except for this song.  It was written for then girlfriend of Steve Lukather, Rosanna Arquette, and is... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Bury Us Alive" by Starfucker

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Bury Us Alive” by Starfucker Well, their name may ensure they never get much radio airplay, but with tracks like this one, rules will have to be bended.  If they’d do it for Cee Lo, they may just have to do it for them.  This one comes... Read more »

Eleven Great Movie Satires

Eleven Great Movie Satires
A great satire has to not only skewer its subject; it needs to be a terrific film as well. The movies I have chosen not only do an excellent job of lampooning their targets, they were sometimes trendsetters for a whole array of imitators.  This was a tough list to make as movies such as... Read more »
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Song Of The Day - "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" by My Chemical Romance

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)” by My Chemical Romance Last year, New Jersey based MCR released their glam-infested album “Danger Days: True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys” with this as its lead track.  Part “Rocky Horror Picture Show” outtake…part Gary... Read more »

Movie Review - "No Stings Attached" with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman

Movie Review - "No Stings Attached" with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman
by David Schuster and Steven Leventhal Kutcher tries to snuggle with an emotionally challenged Portman Finally some material that Ashton Kutcher can actually look good in. Up til now the movies he has appeared in have been garbage but the writing in “No Strings Attached” is superb and packs a punch. Kutcher hasn’t had such... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Fidgety Feet" c/w "Jazz Me Blues" by The Wolverine Orchestra

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Fidgety Feet” c/w “Jazz Me Blues” by The Wolverine Orchestra Recorded in February of 1924, here is the recording debut of trumpet great Bix Beiderbecke. This is the A and B side of their first recording on the Gennett record label. Both songs were originally part of... Read more »
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Movie Review - The Dilemma with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James

by David Schuster Ryder, Connelly, Vaughn, and James Went to see “The Dilemma” the other day. No, the title isn’t about the Bulls having a shooting guard who can’t shoot or about the Bear’s deciding whether or not to give Lovie Smith an extension. Rather it’s about a guy who see his best friend’s  wife... Read more »
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