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coming out today...4/3...jarvis cocker...death proof...

Posted by Brad Schelden, April 2, 2007 10:43pm | Post a Comment
OK everybody, it's April. I'm not sure how 3 months already passed by this year, but they did. Today is a Tuesday, which means another street date. So every Tuesday I'm gonna discuss the new releases that are coming out -- at least the important releases. or at least what is important to me...which may not be important to you...but it should be. As far as music goes, there is not a whole lot out today.

But most important is the new album by Jarvis Cocker Jarvis. I have loved Jarvis for a long long time now, but I have to admit that I had not paid much attention to him lately. After Pulp broke up in 2002 I never thought Jarvis would be able to put out anything nearly as interesting or fun as those Pulp albums. Back in the 90s I wore out my old Pulp albums: His 'n' Hers (1994), Different Class (1995), and This is Hardcore (1998). These 3 albums have all been reissued as deluxe versions. They are available now as imports but I'm sure they will be out soon domestically, especially now with the domestic release of his excellent solo album.

It's been over 12 years since Different Class came out. Seriously, one of the best albums of the 90s! I danced many nights at Pop Scene to Pulp along with Blur, Oasis, and Suede. This album made Pulp huge stars both in their native England and in the U.S. and this album blew me away. It was just one of those albums you can't get enough of. I could never hear "Mis-shapes," "Common People," or "Disco 2000" too many times, and it seemed like most friends I had at the time agreed with me. This album came out when Brit pop was one of the most popular styles of music. They were on the cover of all the music magazines and everyone was talking about them.  1995 was the year Blur's Great Escape and the Oasis album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? came out. Suede's Dog Man Star was released the year before, just as Jarvis is now releasing his solo album ...

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Stonewall

Posted by Job O Brother, April 2, 2007 07:52pm | Post a Comment
               EXT. PALM DESERT HOUSE - DAY

               TOM, early 30's, fit, exits the house from a sliding glass
               door to the backyard swimming pool. He wears swimming trunks
               and a T-shirt that reads "ABOUT TO BE TOSSED".

               He removes shirt and walks on to the diving board.

               He dives in.

               I/E. POOL - CONTINUOUS

               UNDERWATER SHOT.

               Tom swims down, down, down.

               He keeps swimming downwards; the pool is impossibly deep and
               he never reaches bottom.

               He suddenly stops; looks concerned.

               He looks up.

               SHOT OF WATER'S SURFACE, VERY FAR AWAY.

               The last bubbles of breath escape his mouth.

March 21, 2004

Posted by phil blankenship, April 2, 2007 12:43pm | Post a Comment

The Power

Posted by phil blankenship, April 2, 2007 01:26am | Post a Comment
  

From the minds of Stephen Carpenter & Jeffrey Obrow, directors of Video Maniacs' faves The Dorm That Dripped Blood & The Kindred! Thankfully this film didn't stop them and Carpenter went on to write the Martin Lawrence vehicle Blue Streak.

If anyone is feeling generous, this poster would make a great addition to my office.

Vestron Video VA4128

Chickboxer !

Posted by phil blankenship, April 1, 2007 01:38am | Post a Comment

This flick is pretty self-explanatory:


Bonus YouTube Bonanza!

Bad Move Police vs. Chickboxer:

Cinema Home Video #1574
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