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The two part Woody Allen Doc is on Netflix. Watch and notice how differently he treats female leads and male actors.
"Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game. In the deed the glory."
John Benjamin Has a Van is now up.
The TED talks are great, and nicely categorized; really enjoying watching them with my kid.
I just watched Goon and loved it! A bit violent though. I'm sad Sean William Scott isn't in more things.
"I Think We're Alone Now," the documentary about two people obsessed with Tiffany, was like jumping headfirst into Crazy River while drunk on Crazy Juice. One scene in particular where one of the subjects goes to the Santa Cruz boardwalk about 12 hours before a performance to grab a spot and starts talking to employees about Tiffany and how "close" they are, and the looks on the guy's faces as they realize how insane the dude is, makes the flick worth it. Plus it's only about an hour long.
Did Netflix lose "Roseanne?" I hadn't checked in a while but searched for it and it appears they're no longer streaming episodes. And I was really in the mood for some Illinois rural poverty humor.
Rural? Poverty? (Thousands? Clock?) We can't all have San Francisco burger blogs.
Yeah wtf Brasky
You guys! You guys! Raising Arizona is on Netflix, you guys!
Oh, I think it is time to introduce the child to this work of art.
The Inbetweeners is an awesome British show, high school comedy, that I watched both seasons of last weekend.
Hey everybody! Long time, long time. I've popped in every here and there but haven't been posting. Can't remember which one of ya'll recommended Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox but I finally got to it last night.
That was equal parts fascinating, unbelievable, ridiculous, funny, endearing, puzzling, shocking and feel-good. What a bizarre and strange tale. This is the definition of life being so insanely strange that if you saw a movie about it, you'd think it was made up. This isn't a whole hearted recommendation or anything, I'm just saying I started watching it out of curiousity, almost turned away but each new bit of info kept me along just a little longer. It was too weird to be real, 90s home movies, odd religious fanaticism, but without any pretense, hate or ulterior motive. There was heart and truth to what he was saying (be nice to each other), but how he lived his life, where he came from... you could write a doctoral thesis on the mental psychology that went into the making of Dr. Bronner. Nazis, brain tumors, Thomas Paine, socialistic business practices, 70s counter culture, mental hospitals, off-boroadway plays, Strauss... this documentary has managed to cram all these things into one visual experience. Shit... life can be odd.
Then his kids! Jesus what an even odder and differently traumatic upbringing his kids endured turning them into the men we see "today". The documentary centers on one son as the narrarator so to speak and his journey in telling his father's story (where at one point in his life, he hated the man with a passion). Now the kids run his soap company and it does gangbuster business. The religious stuff is gone but how he ran the company is not. I've heard about this product, it's actually quite famous. Too bad the story behind the soap isn't as well-known... it would make a great movie.
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Those scenes at the porn convention, especially the part where Tiffany starts to realize he's crazy while he keeps rambling in her ear... surprisingly chilling.
The Ernie Kovacs Collection. It's been available since October but I just found this gem.
Fishing with John just went up. That is a really good show. I have been watching the Kovacs stuff on there and it is unbelievable. Shout! Factory just announced a second set as well.
Mutant Girls Squad is awesome. In the vein of Machine Girl and other comedy-gore movies by the same director.
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