Archive for December 2011

Movie Review - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Movie Review - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
If you’re looking for something light-hearted and amusing, go see the Chipmunks or the Muppets. If an intense, violent, dramatic thriller is your cup of tea, be sure to catch the newest adaptation of Steig Larsson’s international best seller. But beware, this film is not for the faint of heart. David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club,... Read more »

Movie Review- Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise

Movie Review- Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise
After witnessing the debacle at Soldier Field I quickly needed some mindless relief from the beating I had just seen. The latest installment in the “Mission Impossible” series was playing, and all I kept thinking was the title referred to the Bears playoff hopes. Actually as improbable as the movie was,  it certainly was more believable then anyone... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Be Sweet" by Afghan Whigs

  Song Of The Day – “Be Sweet” by Afghan Whigs One of the great underrated bands of the 1990s with one of the most enigmatic lead singers in all of Rock. Greg Dulli has a soul-drenched voice and writes dark lyrics about his liquor-fueled obsessions. As much as I hate to say it, he... Read more »
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Movie Review - "Young Adult" with Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt

Movie Review - "Young Adult" with Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt
‘Tis the season of all the major hyped movies. “Mission Impossible” with Tom Cruise and “Sherlock Holmes” with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law (to name a couple,) will grab most of the headlines but neither will be nominated for anything. “Young Adult” on the other hand wont get much press but guaranteed that two of... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "The Forest from Journey To The Centre Of The Earth" by Rick Wakeman

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Forest from “Journey To The Centre Of The Earth” by Rick Wakeman OK…this is a little embarrassing now, but back in 1974 when this record came out, I spent a lot of time spinning this one. Between this, David Bowie’s “Diamond Dogs,” Lou Reed’s “Rock... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Tell Mama" by Etta James

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Tell Mama” by Etta James Back in 1967, a very pregnant Etta James made her way to F.A.M.E. Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama much like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Arthur Alexander had done before her. What resulted was some of the most soul-drenched music... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Ja Funmi" by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ja Funmi” by King Sunny Ade and his African Beats Ade was born into a Nigerian royal family so, yes; he actually is a real King. He started performing his native Yoruba Nigerian Juju Music in the late 1960s becoming a star on his home turf.... Read more »

Golden Globes Nominations Announced

Our friends at The Hollywood Reporter have the scoop on all the GG noms.

Movie Review - The Sitter

Movie Review - The Sitter
The first thought that came across me when I saw Jonah Hill on the screen in The Sitter” was where did his loss of weight go? I had just seen him a few months ago in “Moneyball” and in that flick he had shed over fifty pounds. Not so in this movie so it must... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Delicious" by Jim Backus & Friend

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Delicious” by Jim Backus & Friend From the zany song parodies of Allan Sherman to today’s own Weird Al, novelty records have been a staple of the pop charts for many years. Back in 1959, Jim Backus and Friend released this delectable novelty and took it... Read more »
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