Thursday, September 29, 2016

WELL SAID.....



I love JEEP's new tv commercial called FREE TO BE.

Laugh all you want, but this commercial put a BIG smile on my face, and made me feel genuinely good. That's one of the things a tv commercial should do.



The song in the JEEP commercial is performed by Cat Stevens - now called Yusuf.

The first time I heard IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT, SING OUT, was while watching a movie called HAROLD AND MAUDE. I may have been young, but I still have fond memories of both the movie and the song. I also remember how that song made me feel ( it still has the same effect on me ).



They may not have intended for the commercial to be a 'subliminal jab' at the beliefs of NAZI TRUMP, and all the other right-wing lunatics, but that's what it felt like. I'm happy they chose this song.

Plus, let's not forget the way Mr. Stevens was treated by our government ( in the recent past ).



To the real MAD MEN that made this tv commercial for JEEP.... THANK YOU!, and well said folks, very well said.

I'll be back in December. Let's hope our country and the world, can survive whatever happens in November.....

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DOLLAR TREE DVDs: THE BRASS TEAPOT



Alice and John are a young married couple. They're living from paycheck to paycheck in a crappy rented home. Despite all their financial hardships they genuinely love and care about each other.

One day, John gets fired and things get even worse.



On a lonely rural road, their car gets t-boned by a flatbed truck. A dazed Alice gets out of the car and walks into an antiques shop. Minutes later, Alice steals a teapot from the elderly woman that owns the store. She runs to their car and tells a bewildered John to put the pedal-to-the-metal.



Soon after, they discover this is no ordinary teapot. So what makes it special?... It spits-out money! But, it doesn't come easy. They only get a payday after experiencing physical and emotional pain.

They get two unwelcomed violent guests, and then a man shows up at their new expensive home and warns them about the teapot.

Alice turns into a very nasty person and they end up in a very dark and ugly place in their lives.

Will they destroy themselves and everyone around them?... I'm NOT going to tell you.

When was the last time you gave a shit about the characters you were watching on screen?... Well, I gave a shit about Alice and John.

THE BRASS TEAPOT was written by Ramaa Mosley and Tim Macy. It was also directed by Ramaa Mosley.

It stars, Juno Temple as Alice, Michael Angarano as John, Alexis Bledel as Payton, Ben Rappaport as Ricky, Billy Magnussen as Arnie, Cristin Milioti as Brandi, Alia Shawkat as Louise, Bobby Moynihan as Chuck, Steve Park as Dr. Ling, Lucy Walters as Mary, Jack McBrayer as Joe, Debra Monk as Trudy, and a lot of others.



I never paid much attention to Juno Temple before, but I was really impressed by her. Plus, as an added bonus, she looks really cute in this film.



The region one DVD was released by MAGNOLIA HOME ENTERTAINMENT. I purchased it for ONE DOLLAR ( at DOLLAR TREE ).



The DISC EXTRAS are.....

COMMENTARY ( director Ramaa Mosley and executive producer P. Jennifer Dana ).

PROLOGUE / ALTERNATE OPENING

DELETED SCENES

UNCOVERING: THE BRASS TEAPOT

INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR RAMAA MOSLEY

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL ANGARANO

AXS TV: A LOOK AT THE BRASS TEAPOT

Optional English and Spanish subtitles

Plus TRAILERS, for KISS OF THE DAMNED, SHADOW DANCER, TO THE WONDER, VENUS AND SERENA, AXS.TV, and THE BRASS TEAPOT.



A tremendous job by everyone behind and in front of the camera, and I sincerely mean that.

I'm very happy to add this to my movie collection.

This movie put a BIG smile on my face for many reasons, and I think it's a crime that it's not more well known.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

QUARRY - EPISODES ONE & TWO


Screengrabs from QUARRY: YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER

QUARRY: YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER & QUARRY: FIGURE FOUR.....

Quarry just got back from Vietnam.

After only a few days back in the states, he's greeted by disdain, betrayal, and death. Not the best welcome home, is it?


Above, my three favorite QUARRY novels... so far.....

I've only read five QUARRY novels - by Max Allan Collins - but that was enough for me to get hooked. I'm happy to say, that I love this show just as much as I love the books.

The show's characters feel genuinely human.


Screengrabs from QUARRY: YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER

QUARRY is an absolutely beautiful looking show. I repeat, the camera work is amazing.

Even the music in the show, fits the mood perfectly. I loved listening to YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER, sung by Otis Redding, and the Spanish language version of WITHOUT YOU - SIN TI - performed by Harry Nilsson.

Plus, most of the props seem to be period correct.


Screengrabs from QUARRY: YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER

The first two episodes were written by Graham Gordy and Michael D. Fuller. Both episodes were directed by Greg Yaitanes.


Screengrabs from QUARRY: FIGURE FOUR

QUARRY stars, Logan Marshall-Green as Quarry, Jodi Balfour as Joni, Peter Mullan as the broker, and many others.


Screengrabs from QUARRY: FIGURE FOUR

QUARRY airs on cable channel CINEMAX, and NO, I don't have cable. However, as of September 2016, the first two episodes were posted by CINEMAX on YOUTUBE for free!... So watch them while you can!


Screengrabs from QUARRY: FIGURE FOUR

One last comment.... To the handful of professional 'critics' that bashed this show, you were all born with the attention spans of five year olds! Go home and watch your GLEE DVDs, you bunch of FUCKING PUSSY RETARDS!

Monday, September 19, 2016

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY.....


Screengrab above is from Jewel Shepard's video called SLASHER.COM AND A PHONE CALL...

If you have a fully functioning brain, you know that far too many BAD people - like Bashar al-Assad, NAZI TRUMP, and countless others - usually end up having long healthy lives. Meanwhile, almost everyone that's decent, gets FUCKED in a BAD way... and that's life. Well, I don't like it, I never have, and I never will!


ISBN - 9780878164752

Just for the record, I've always preferred Jewel Shepard's writing and sense of humor to her films. I don't dislike most of the movies she's in, but I do feel that her skills are usually wasted in them - as in THE COOLER for example.

I like the short films she makes and posts on her YOUTUBE channel.

If you've visited my blog in the past, you know that I've posted - and later deleted - posts about Jewel Shepard's battle against cancer. Well, that battle is still going on.

I don't know what the hell else to say.

Below are links to her YOUTUBE channel and her latest film SLASHER.COM.....

Ms. Shepard's YOUTUBE channel

SLASHER.COM ( IMDB )