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Fantastic Week for Movie Trailers

What an excellent few weeks for geeky sneak previews of upcoming movies! It's a good time to be a fan of superheroes, dinosaurs, science fiction, action/adventure, and anything else that would make the 12-year-old in all of us cheer.  Here are some of the trailers that debuted recently, making us count the days…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 21, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

Daredevil Triumphant

The Man Without Fear, otherwise known as the comic book superhero Daredevil, seems to finally be earning some respect. The new Netflix series has generated mostly good reviews and, based on the first few episodes I've seen, has done justice (pun intended) to the blind attorney by day / masked…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 15, 2015 at 12:33pm — 3 Comments

Best Cars in Popular Culture Entertainment

In commemoration of the New York International Auto Show taking place at the Javits Center, allow me to present to you my choices for the best cars in popular culture entertainment history. …



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Added by Nick Leshi on April 10, 2015 at 9:52am — 12 Comments

TV Shows They Should Revive

We are in the midst of a nostalgia trend, ladies and gentlemen.  I'm not just talking about reboots and remakes of old television favorites (although I'm still excited about The Twilight Zone coming back yet again); we're seeing the continuation of beloved series with the original cast returning to…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 9, 2015 at 6:55am — 10 Comments

Guest Post: The Return of Star Wars

Thanks to my friend Vinny for today's excellent guest post about the imminent return of new  Star Wars movies. 



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Added by Nick Leshi on April 7, 2015 at 8:14am — 5 Comments

Joni Mitchell, Morgellon's syndrome and the Twilght of Stars

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When asked, if reincarnation is real, what I wanted to come back as, I've always joked Joni Mitchell.  Joni has been one of the stars in my firmament since the days of "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Clouds".  As Joni moved from her sort of folk-rock beginning, the girl from the Bay of Fundy has moved into…

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Added by Rodney Roe on April 4, 2015 at 7:30am — 22 Comments

The Cuban Renegade - 4 - Sun on the Rocks

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE AMUSEMENT

When precious metals agent Cubandor and teleoperator Clarity Nice reach the northern island of Cayo Coco in Cuba, a group of revolutionary Cuban security guards working for colonel Swarez da Silva, men known as Marrulleros, arrest them as counter-revolutionary elements, and send them to a high profile prison, in the name of a new revolution which the colonel hopes, will lead him to power in Cuba.…

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Added by Workstudio on April 3, 2015 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Blaise Pascal-Scientist and Philosopher quote for the day.

Among other bon mots of in credible pithiness Blaise Pascal wrote this:

"All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone."

Added by fred hallman on April 2, 2015 at 7:28pm — 4 Comments

Feeling Old During the Nostalgia Trend

I've enjoyed all the revivals of entertainment from my younger days, but then I started feeling ancient.  It will be wonderful to see new episodes of Twin Peaks and The X-Files, but I will also realize that it's been decades since I first saw the originals. I'm thrilled to see Van…

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Added by Nick Leshi on April 2, 2015 at 6:29am — 19 Comments

Easter & the new gay Jesus

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

“We have no need of a god, each of us is his own.”

Those words were sung in the mid-60s by a 16-year-old folksinger whose debut album shocked the nation with a song (“Society’s Child”) about interracial love. If you guessed Janis Ian, you’re right. 

What most people probably don’t remember is her song “New Christ Cardiac Hero,” also on the same Lp, a declaration that her generation and mine were god-free, carefree and, as Sartre had said,…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on March 31, 2015 at 8:24am — 5 Comments

American Titles

Hollywood loves generic titles for its movies and television shows. Right now I'm seeing a trend in the (over)use of the word "American."  We have American Horror StoryAmerican CrimeAmerican Dad, and The Americans.  Coming soon…

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Added by Nick Leshi on March 20, 2015 at 8:53am — 13 Comments

You Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee

As a lot of you probably did, I got an e-mail last week from Open Salon saying they were closing the doors.  I wasn't really sure how I felt about that; I was having a good time chronicling the events in my neighborhood, and apparently more than one person liked reading them.



But I had no idea where to go from there.  I remembered several people talking about OurSalon, and LorianneZ, so I contacted her to see if bringing The Crimson Jesus Chronicles here was do-able.  She not only…

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Added by QuattoSpeaks on March 18, 2015 at 12:58pm — 4 Comments

The Cuban Renegade - one - Sun on the Rocks

SYNOPSIS - BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE AMUSEMENT

When precious metals agent Cubandor and teleoperator Clarity Nice reach the northern island of Cayo Coco in Cuba, a group of revolutionary Cuban security guards working for colonel Swarez da Silva, men known as Marrulleros, arrest them as counter-revolutionary elements, and send them to a high profile prison, in the name of a new revolution which the colonel hopes, will lead him to power in…

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Added by Workstudio on March 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

1973: Marjorie Lord, Hotel Paradiso & Prufrock’s

Marjorie Lord… - 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lord

‘Doc’ Berger worked at the University of Houston for…

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on February 19, 2015 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

1971 - 72: The FBI, Carol Burnett, Burt Reynolds & my NRA Jewish Girlfriend???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_F.B.I._%28TV_series%29

The FBI… - From 1965 to 1974, before he read scripture on The Christian Broadcast Network, …

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Added by JMac1949 Memories on January 31, 2015 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Short Attention Span Christmas Medley 2014

A Christmas post from me?

What the Hell, I'm at Disney looking at decorations, so I'm in the mood.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ugPHQHpfHT8

This is the 2014 version of something they do on A Prairie Home Companion. It's a piano performance, well under three minutes, really just over two. What kind of a medley can you perform in that amount of time?

Funny you should ask.....

Added by koshersalaami on December 24, 2014 at 4:23pm — 14 Comments

For Anyone who may have Missed it...Smaug & Colbert

This one makes me laugh out loud:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaRoqslM4W0

Added by JMac1949 Today on December 13, 2014 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Don't drive like my brother

A couple of days ago, Tom Magliozzi died. He was one of my favorite radio personalities. I often listened to him on Saturday mornings on NPR broadcasting from Harvard Square with his younger brother Ray, doing a show called Cartalk. They were Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers.



There are assorted obituaries out there. What I will probably remember most is something they read at the end of the show, the famous Car Talk Credits, consisting of a partial list of their staff. You'd hear… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on November 6, 2014 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Duck, when you hear the 'n' word...

Why racism persists....and why we must remain vigilant re the role of the media in perpetrating and perpetuating racism, racial stereotypes, code words, signals and symbols...



Keeping in mind that the "media" is not limited to news organizations and outlets, one can't help but wonder: What were Disney Productions and Stephen Spielberg thinking? Were they thinking at all?



"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was released in 1988...This semi-animated "action/comedy" blockbuster grossed… Continue

Added by Ron Powell on October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

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