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The Gadget Laid Bare: Some Rambling Thoughts On Quantum of Solace (2008), Liberalism, Montage, Stalin's Aesthetics and A.I.

Posted by Charles Reece, December 6, 2008 07:26pm | Post a Comment
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I'm not much of a James Bond fanatic; I can take him or leave him, and have tended towards the latter for the past 20 years of installments. I grew up on the Roger Moore version, but the problem with the Quantum of Solace upcoming posterfranchise started there, only getting worse with each new Bond film. Too many gadgets and too many one-liners were used to cover the fact that Sean Connery had been replaced with a bunch of pantywaists (except George Lazenby, but his reign ended after one film). Not that there's anything wrong with wit, it's just that in an action film it should be backed with the assurance of brawn. That's why Christian Bale makes for a better Batman than Michael Keaton or George Clooney. No matter how editing might be able to slice and dice the action sequences, there's always going to be an aesthetic flaw in any machismo-centered film where the physiognomy and somatotype of the lead don't meet the iconic demands of the hero. (Just consider two recent examples: fresh-faced fratboy Matt Damon playing a badass in the Bourne Trilogy and pipsqueak Freddy Rodriguez as a renegade secret ops soldier in Planet Terror.)

Night Terror

Posted by phil blankenship, December 6, 2008 01:56pm | Post a Comment
Night Terror horror movie  Night Terror directed by Michael Weaver & Paul Howard

Night Terror horror video on Magnum Entertainment

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PAUL McCARTNEY AMOEBA MUSIC LIVE RECORDINGS UP FOR GRAMMYS

Posted by Billyjam, December 6, 2008 12:07pm | Post a Comment
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Thanks to Amoeba Marc for linking to the recent BeatlesNews.com blog which noted that Paul McCartney got name checked twice on the Grammy announcements TV special on Wednesday night this week when the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards were announced. The former Beatle has been nominated for two Grammys for the tracks "I Saw Her Standing There" & "That Was Me" from his live record, Amoeba's Secret, which was recorded live at Amoeba Music Hollywood, last year. Click here to read full blog or here to see pics from that McCartney instore at the Hollywood location on June 27, 2007, and  click here to read about it in a past Amoeblog.

Ped-Antics

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 6, 2008 11:10am | Post a Comment
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Carly Simon the Boys in the Trees LP coverbilly joel streetlife serenade LP back coverPeabo Bryson Take No Prisoners LP cover
carly simon playing possum LP back coverRick James Come and Get It LP coverThe Graduate Soundtrack LP cover
Another round of exposed toes for all of you Elmer Batters fans out there. ..
Mark Radice ain't nothin' but a party lp coverTony Macalpine edge of sanity lp coverMark Radice ain't nothin' but a party lp  back cover
Jazzercise LP back coverLesley Duncan maybe it's lost lp coverGeorge Shearing New Look! LP cover
Mcguinn Hollman LP back coverTracy Chapman Crossroads Lp coverRobey, Falk & Bod Kentucky Gambler LP cover
Sea Level cats on the coast lp coverThe Surfadelics Lp coverPhillip & Lloyd the Blues Busters lp cover
the Castells So This Is Love LP coverThelma Houston Any Way You Like It LP coverBurt Kaempfert living it up LP cover

Tell Me That You Love Me

Posted by phil blankenship, December 5, 2008 03:27pm | Post a Comment
Tell Me That You Love Me directed by Tzipi Trope  Tell Me That You Love Me on Lightning video

Tell Me That You Love Me plot synposis

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