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singrdave's Articles In Movies & TV & Books
December 19, 2007 by singrdave
Lynn Spears, mother to Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears, is writing a new book about how to do some good ol', downhome Christian parenting. That book has been shelved by her publisher -- the release date has been pushed back indefinitely due to the unexpected pregnancy of her younger star daughter, Jamie Lynn. Turns out the 16-year-old star of Zoey 101 announced to OK! Magazine that she is pregnant by her long-time co-star boyfriend Casey Aldridge, who was 18 at the time. From SoFeminine...
August 20, 2007 by singrdave
I know I'm taking on two different topics in the same article, but there is a connection, I promise you. I love movies. Now that I'm done with grad school, I look forward to seeing more films in the theaters. So I am on the lookout for good films to enjoy. Saw two trailers at Apple's Movie Trailer site and boy was I surprised with the comedies I saw... the funniest thing about them is that they are both pure melodrama. And they are not being played for laughs. First, the film Renditi...
August 20, 2007 by singrdave
My list of worst films ever made: Drop Dead Fred Double Team Highlander 2: The Quickening The Forgotten See No Evil, Hear No Evil Grease 2 Any additions?
July 26, 2007 by singrdave
We are having a discussion at work that I think is JU-worthy: Is the current spate of real-crime dramas like the many cities of CSI and the many departments of Law & Order teaching people to commit murder, rape, and mayhem? Are Hollywood writers showing how to commit and get away with murder? Or is it just entertainment? First off, I think that Hollywood believes that we aren't exposed to enough crime and depravity in our lifetimes, so they feel there's a market for more. I believ...
July 12, 2006 by singrdave
Got to reminiscing about the great teen films of the '80s... Here are my top 5: Breakfast Club -- saw this movie about 150 times. Red Dawn -- kicks Red Army butt. Ferris Bueller's Day Off -- have it at home, still working on the magic number 150. Some Kind of Wonderful -- Lea Thompson at her most beautiful. Oh yeah, good film. Princess Bride -- I am introducing my kids to this fantastic movie. And loving it. "Is this a kissing book?" Real Genius -- the zany exploits of a b...
May 7, 2006 by singrdave
A friend of mine reports for the Onion's AV Club. A fellow reporter of his wrote an interesting article. Apparently last Thursday, the IMDB listing for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince gave directing credits to Terry Gilliam. Gilliam, who is mostly known for breathatking visuals and stunningly over-the-top goofiness (anyone remember "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" or the doomed Don Quixote picture?), would be a welcome change from the directing of the Harry Potter films......
February 24, 2006 by singrdave
Well, JU isn't up yet but I have some stuff to say... It's the start of a fresh new movie week and already controversy. There's this apparent uproar over "Curious George". And of course it's coming from the animal rights lunatics and other assorted libs. And then there's the complaint that the Man in the Yellow Hat represents imperialism. Link For the politically correct Bay Area parent, the "Curious George" children's books are a minefield of cultural horrors through which to tipto...
January 9, 2006 by singrdave
This is supposed to be THE BIG MOVIE OF THE YEAR. I have heard radio announcements and TV spots billing this as the next great American film, in the mold of The Godfather or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Clearly, the iconic image of the American cowboy is under fire in this movie about a couple of cowboys who come to terms with their latent homosexuality while out on the open range. In the words of Henry Oturno, this piece of American history is "purposely being torn asunder in this c...
November 29, 2005 by singrdave
Recently dharmagrl posted a great email conversation with Vincent Gallo. She offered him some advice on "The Brown Bunny", his latest film, and he offered her a proposition for her to show him her boobies. Classy guy. Real piece of work. "Would you show this man your ta-ta's?" So anyway, I happened upon this site this morning and thought y'all would get a kick out of what else Vincent Gallo is offering on the public. In addition to books he's read and motorcycles he's driven, the cu...
November 15, 2005 by singrdave
"...My bags are packed, I'm ready to go..." My tickets are bought online for Arundel Mills Muvico 24. My mother, bless her, took the day off from work to come down and see it with us. (We didn't ask her, but whoo hoo!) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the most action-packed yet of all the books (in sequence... SIX isn't a film yet...) and promises to be extraordinary. I am very excited. My buddy Christopher Bahn wrote a wonderful interactive article for MSNBC. The link is ...
October 29, 2005 by singrdave
Apparently Sylvester Stallone hasn't rid himself of every shred of decency. Earlier this week, it was announced that Stallone was going to start in Rocky VI. Well, today, it was announced that he would star in Rambo IV. When will the madness end? Hasn't Stallone paid for all his fine livin' and bling?
October 25, 2005 by singrdave
Ricky Gervais from "The Office" had a synth-pop group in the early '80s called "Seona Dancing" (pronounced "shaw-nah"). Here is the photo: Seona Dancing.com Yikes, double yikes.
October 23, 2005 by singrdave
Okay, check out this link and tell me what you think! Check this out... Is this the "Hotel of Hugs" or the "Overlook"?
October 23, 2005 by singrdave
Watch this, let me get your feedback. Link Is it a hotel full of hugs?
October 19, 2005 by singrdave
Well, I have got to say, as a card-carrying Republican and a quite conservative person, I have a guilty pleasure. I think that The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is one of the funniest shows I have ever watched. Consistently the headlines knock me right over with their ability to skewer the day's events. Jon Stewart's delivery is flawless and cunning. The interviews are annoying in their over-the-top-ness, but occasionally they'll find some unsuspecting dupe who will either blithely feel th...