Spinning Plates: Part 4

Prince in Purple Rain (1984) I like some Prince songs such as Thieves in the Temple, Sign o’ the Times and a fair chunk of the mega-selling Purple Rain stuff. He had something, all right, but too often I find his music tinny and unconvincing. I also got embarrassed by the guy’s self-indulgent sulking, like […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 39

Movie: Best In Show This movie really should have been included in my Top 10 Comedies, but it had to settle for just an honorable mention. The acting from all the outrageous characters made this Mockumentary a joy to watch, but there is one scene where Fred Willard delivered a hilarious performance with his long-suffering […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 38

Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show I think that it is a pretty sound generalization to state that most actor’s film debuts are for the most part, not their best work. Superstars like Jack Nicholson bombed in Cry Baby Killer and Leonardo DiCaprio starred in the stinker known as Critter 3. There was one actor’s debut […]

Spinning Plates: Part 3

Olivia Newton-John in Grease (1978) “Got any porno?” Debbie Harry asks in Videodrome. “Gets me in the mood.” Good line, but I doubt Newton-John ever said anything like it during her movie career. She might’ve been known as Olivia Neutron-Bomb after the release of the image-altering, multi-million selling Physical, but in reality, has any late […]

Spinning Plates: Part 2

Jagger in Performance (1970) & Ned Kelly (1970) Art and commerce have a weird relationship. On the face of it, it makes perfect sense to slap a pop star into a feature film, sit back and watch his or her fans gobble up the tickets. Who needs marketing when you’ve got a built-in audience? Such […]

Spinning Plates: Part One

From Bing Crosby’s silky crooning in The Road to Singapore to Mark Wahlberg’s seven-inch, floppy rubber cock in Boogie Nights, it’s clear that the musical stars of the day have always fancied their big screen chances. Perhaps after topping the charts it’s the most natural of moves. Then again, maybe such success merely prompts their […]

QuickBooks Cloud Hosting – What Sets Top Hosting Solutions Apart?

QuickBooks is one of the most progressive and popular accounting applications for businesses of all sizes. The software has been easing the work for finance groups, accountants, and bookkeepers for years. It comes with the functionality to manage accounting, payroll, payments, inventory, and much more. For QuickBooks Desktop users, Apps4Rent can activate the Cloud for […]

Memorable Movie Scenes: Part 37

Movie: The Color of Money I can’t add a lot to Dave Franklin’s article on Tom Cruise, in which he covered the excellent movie The Color of Money. This film is of course the sequel to Paul Newman’s classic Hustler. With a movie starring these two superstars, the memorable scenes were bountiful, especially considering that […]

Good God, What Were You Thinking, Girl?

There’s an extraordinary scene at the end of the pretty good 1981 slasher Eyes of a Stranger in which Jennifer Jason Leigh’s blind deaf-mute character has just regained her sight after being sexually assaulted and beaten in her home by a serial killer. The teenager has managed to turn the tables and shoot the vicious […]

30 Odd Years Of Walken: Part 3

The least conspicuous turd in Batman Returns (1992) I think I’m on record disliking superhero movies. No, hating them. In Batman Returns I’m supposed to buy into a deformed dwarf crime boss having been raised by penguins in a sewer. Oh, and the dowdy, timid secretary Michelle Pfeiffer is pushed out of a high window […]