Sunday, September 30, 2007

MOVIES THAT SHOULD BE ON DVD

The Ambitious
The Blade (1995)
Blood Money (1933)
Carmen from Kawachi
A Cat and Two Women
Catch Us If You Can AKA Having a Wild Weekend
Crazy Safari AKA The Gods Must Be Crazy III
Crazy Thunder Road
The Five-Day Lover
Funeral of Roses
The Humanoid (1979)
Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wasteland
Magic Cop
My Heart Is That Eternal Rose
Paranoia (1969)
Raiders of Atlantis
Secret of the Urn
Sleepy Eyes of Death AKA Son of the Black Mass series
Tenchu!
2020 Texas Gladiators
Wolf Devil Woman

MORE SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION

This photo has been published in the Schmap Minneapolis guide.


IN WHICH JFRO'S WORTH IS FINALLY APPRECIATED


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Originally uploaded by ash966
Well, after participating in every Twin Cities Flickr contest known to man, finally I get a second-place showing. In your face, $1000 SLR owners! My Nikon Coolpix is mighty!

The theme of "Tough Neighborhood" was meant for me. The combination of melted roof and scrawled message had the right touch of pathos, I guess. Thanks to all my fans who believed in me, and especially my sweetie, who inspires all my work. Not to mention, he pointed and said, Hey, look at my laundry that burned!" You like me, you really like me!




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Now playing: Groove Radio
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Thursday, September 13, 2007

THE HORROR OF THE NEW TELEVISION SEASON

It's embarrassing to admit this, but when I was a kid, I used to get all excited about the TV Guide Fall Preview issue. I'd go through it and circle the shows that sounded good. These days, nothing much is tempting me to give up my resolution to watch less TV.

The themes this season include: stealing stuff from England (Kitchen Nightmares, the leading actors from Bionic Woman and Life) pandering to nerds (Big Bang Theory, Bionic Woman, Reaper, Journeyman, Moonlight, Pushing Daisies) and women over 30 (Women's Murder Club, Big Shots, Dirty Sexy Money, Private Practice). I'm a nerdy woman over 30, but I don't like it when they go so calculatedly for one of my demographics. For every David Lynch and Joss Whedon who genuinely are nerds, there's 50 drones trying to be just quirky-and-offbeat enough to generate a buzz without turning anyone off.

It's sad that TV people are so strapped for ideas that they are ripping off series that weren't even that successful, such as Angel and Forever Knight in the case of Moonlight (yes, I'm still bitter at Angel's cancellation). Ironically, I might have to give it a try, since the delightfully snarky Jason Dohring from the tragically cancelled Veronica Mars plays a supporting role. Big Bang Theory sounds like a rip-off of the failed 70's Adam Arkin vehicle Busting Loose. Did anyone else but me watch that?



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Now playing: Bo Peep - Step 1, 2
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