Not-so-standard movie reviews with the added bonus of regular romps through author Cindy Mc's Memphis-bound life, both external and internal! Whoa! What was THAT?
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday Tiny TV Tidbits
How many Rescue Me fans are out there? I love this show. I love Denis Leary. He and his creative baby Rescue Me are both so politically incorrect that I titter at the thought. Irreverance is my middle name (but I spell it M-a-r-i-e), which makes this show and me kindred spirits. Since last year's painful Hollywood writers' strike pushed the new season of the show all the way out to spring of 2009, Sony Pictures or FX or Dreamworks or someone is throwing fans a bone in the meantime. Starting two Tuesdays ago, FX is airing 10 original, stand-alone "minisodes" (not my word, by the way--I do have some literary dignity left) every Tuesday night at 10 Eastern/9 Central. The first two 5-minute episodes have been great fun and have provided a small fix for fans in withdrawal, but I feel like I'm being toyed with by the dope man. I need more and he's not giving it up. C'mon, C'mon.
If you haven't see these fabulous films yet, then you need to procure them from your video/DVD source of choice and watch them. If you've already seen them, now would be a good time to watch them again:
1. Groundhog Day. It's the right month for it, after all.
2. Reds. This award-winning ambitious and engaging film tells the true story of American journalist John Reed, his relationships and especially his connection to Russia's 1917 Bolshevik revolution, both as an observer and ultimately a participant in the early years of the Soviet Union's genesis. Warren Beatty wrote, directed and starred in this fascinating and tragic look at the life of a passionate man ultimately dissillusioned. Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton head an impressive list of co-stars. The movie also gave birth to the always entertaining Warren Beatty-Jack Nicholson-Diane Keaton red carpet "shows" of the '80s.