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MOVIE REVIEW – Nightcrawler

Posted on 13 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW NIGHTCRAWLER Corporate Crawling by Doug Young Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed; directed by Dan Gilroy Don’t be fooled by Jake Gyllenhaal’s effectively creepy acting performance as a psycho and thereby thinking this is a case study of a weird guy even though he is so “off” and yet ingratiating we worry that at […]

LOST TREASURES – Cook & Moore

Posted on 13 December 2014

LOST TREASURES PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE “The Singles“ By Peter Marston   Between 1965 and 1967, British comic duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore released five singles of (more or less) pop music on the Decca label. At least three of the ten sides are true classics. The most famous of these is “The […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Citizenfour

Posted on 02 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW Citizenfour Citizencritic A documentary filmed at the time that Edward Snowden was providing select jour- nalists the documents and other material regarding the government’s (the National Security Administration) collection of communication data on all Americans; directed by Laura Poitras by Doug Young ENCRYPTED MESSAGE: WxYVcSQUPKLXCVbCWQTSGH>78H1FF,SD3DC KJShHFUWeFBCO;/UHDQUW.HUEgHGASFG>.PER ;SJDHFPUqEYR9238./RUEWFY97FDEUYGHF9UI NNMCBv.AVISHDOERaWIER3HD.JKH;UOSH/:OIT KJSDHFIWEUHGASJKHUHAUSUeSJDHFU/;FHOI H837rHFsHDFWEGF92EFHGIHBDFLASDIPFHHC MMCGDI.WQEGDIUYQIWGUYGQWGDBJKJDVJM CeWEHF7924:<7fHJDSBUIWGHEUFGHpUEFHHA NDVNWeIHFWe/I0HJSDNCIPNVWIRUH9fBHDBN […]

LOST TREASURES – Biff Rose

Posted on 01 December 2014

LOST TREASURES BIFF ROSE “The Thorn in Mrs. Rose’s Side” By Peter Marston My first exposure to Biff Rose was as a comic and personality on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in the late ’60s. He was kind of a goofball, sort of a cross between Gilligan and Timothy Leary. He played funny songs […]

BLOODY RED BARON – November Reviews

Posted on 01 December 2014

BLOODY RED BARON NOVEMBER REVIEWS by Mike Baron HERE COMES THE REIGN AGAIN: The Second British Invasion (Curry Cuts) Following the success of DRINK A TOAST TO INNOCENCE: A Tribute to Lite Rock, impresario Andrew Curry calls on some of the same power pop players and many new ones to interpret these Brit songs of the […]

JANGLE ON – November

Posted on 01 December 2014

JANGLE ON! NOVEMBER by Eric Sorsensen In typical mid-Atlantic fashion, the high temperature of 74 degrees on 24 November tied a record, and a winter storm is in the forecast for two days later – which will make for a challenging start to Thanksgiving-related highway travel.  If weather keeps me from visiting friends in Pennsylvania […]

LOST TREASURES – Judee Sill

Posted on 01 December 2014

LOST TREASURES JUDEE SILL “Judee Sill” By Peter Marston I first became familiar with Judee Sill through the Turtles’ recording of her delicate ballad, “Lady-O,” which features Sills herself on acoustic guitar. While that’s a lovely composition, with baroque-pop flourishes and a soaring melody, when I finally came across a copy of her debut album—which […]

LOST TREASURES – Lewis & Clark Expedition

Posted on 05 November 2014

LOST TREASURES LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION “Lewis and Clark Expedition – (AKA Earth, Air, Fire and Water)” By Peter Marston     Most pop fans will be familiar with the Colgems label—it was the label created by RCA and Screen Gems expressly for the Monkees. But few pop fans will be able to name any of the other […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Gone Girl

Posted on 04 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW GONE GIRL Critic said, reviewer said Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit; directed by David Fincher by Doug Young CLICK ON IMAGES TO VIEW Dear Diary: Doug Young really did a great job with his film review this week. I heard he now works for […]

MOVIE REVIEWS – Birdman and Whiplash

Posted on 04 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEWS BIRDCAGE & WHIPLASH Cinematic (a)musing Birdman:   starring Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis; directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu   Whiplash: Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist; directed by Damien Chazelle by Doug Young I saw these films together and so will review them together. But I’m […]