The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Americana

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Goat at House on the Rock As many of you know, I just completed a nice road trip, a 2,000 mile journey through Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska. According to the world of Matt Cale there is no bad Americana, but I beg to differ. I present, the Good, the Bad, and […]

THE ABCs OF BBQ-Smoking the meat edition

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VERSES OF BBQ Salvations 1:1 Verily,verily I say unto thee, an open flame shall not touch thy cooking flesh or thine days will be numbered before you are cast into the lake of ire. Goatesians 1:2-4 The only way to the BBQ is with the meat. It is blasphemous and very naughty in my wholly […]

Danny Collins

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Danny Collins

Synopsis

An aging rock star finds a long lost letter from John Lennon

Director

Dan Fogelman

Cast

Al Pacino
Jennifer Garner
Christopher Plummer
Bobby Cannavale
Annette Bening
Melissa Benoist
Josh Peck

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Can’t decide between naughty or nice

The Top 10 Most Outrageous YouTube Eating Channels

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YouTube. The Morphine Drip of the Internet. The Alpha and the Omega, the amazon dot com of anything and everything, you will find it there. I know that this list leaves off things like Epic Meal Time and other worthy dumpsters for the eyeballs, but too bad, it is what it is. It is just […]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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The Second Most Exotic Marigold Hotel

Synopsis

A second chance to die.

Director

John Madden

Cast

Judi Dench
Maggie Smith
David Strathairn
Bill NIghy
Penelope Wilton
Dev Patel
Richard Gere
Tamsin Greig
Tina Desai
Lillete Dubey

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was aptly named, riding on the coattails of a moderately successful and enjoyable movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which was a surprise box office hit. Although it was not essential to see the first Marigold Hotel movie to understand and enjoy tolerate the second movie, it is recommended […]

THE ABCs OF GLOBAL WARMING-Climate Change Edition

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The ABCs of Global Warming-Climate Change Edition Adiabatic Lapse Rate– This is basically the impact that the change in atmospheric pressure has with altitude on a parcel of air. These rates are distinguished by wet/dry and involve transfer of heat by induction. Wait!†Are you kidding me? We have Saudi Clerics preaching in 2015 that the […]

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Film Title

The Blues Brothers

Director

John Landis

Cast

John Belushi
Dan Aykroyd
James Brown
Cab Calloway
Aretha Franklin
Ray Charles
Steve Cropper
Don Dunn
Murphy Dunne
Carrie Fisher
Twiggy

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Tagline: They’ll never get caught. †They are on a mission from God. The Blues Brothers, starring Saturday Night Live legends Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, is not the best movie ever made, but it may be the most fun to watch film ever released. I am reviewing the 25th Anniversary DVD Version which includes one […]

Young Frankenstein

Film Title

Young Frankenstein

Synopsis

Mel Brooks knocks it out of the park with huge knockers and riotous hilarity.

Director

Mel Brooks

Cast

Gene Wilder
Peter Boyle
Terry Garr
Marty Feldman
Madeline Kahn
Gene Hackman
Cloris Leachman
Kenneth Mars

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It is no secret that comedies are a genre of movies that are overlooked, underestimated and treated with a yawning disdain by many reviewers and moviegoers alike. Reading any Top (Whatever) list of the Best Comedies of all time will†reveal a swath of disagreement, if not downright hostility over the inevitable picks and omissions.Tastes vary […]

Ida (2014)

Film Title

Ida

Director

Pawel Pawlikowski

Cast

Agata Kulesza
Agata Trzebuchowska
Dawid Ogrodnik
Jerzy Trela
Adam Szyszkowski

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I thought that I had already watched the two best movies of the year in Birdman and Boyhood, but after watching this beautiful and haunting film, Iím not so sure. Ida was set in the drab and joyless country of Poland, around 1962, at the height of the Cold War. Ida was a young woman […]

THE TOP TEN CHRISTMAS MOVIE CHARACTERS

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The Christmas season has wound down and the reflection begins. We all have our favorite Christmas movie classics, but what about some of those memorable and Ruthless characters that made the movies what they are? I proudly present my Top Ten Christmas movie characters. *Honorable Mention* †He probably should be included in the Top Ten, […]