Thursday, April 21, 2005

Pick of the Week:

Has to be "Gigi" starring Maurice Chevalier which is screening at 7pm tonight at the Regent Theater on Medford Street in Arlington tonight, FOR FREE!

Otherwise "Robots" and "Fever Pitch" are screening at the Tri Town Drive In (3 Youngs Rd Leominster)starting at 7:30pm. Alas rain is predicted but if you are a die hard Sox fan and a Drive In Mark whats a little rain to you?

Grace Note from Air America Radio:

Don Novello in his ever dependable "Fr. Guido Sarducci" character called into the Al Franken Show Monday and airly predicted the next Pope's name would be "Benedict" although he said he'd be "Benedict the 17th"...not much laughs there but a
pretty close prediction I'd say.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Either it is Patriot's Day

in (Romantic) Arlington, or else the Shriners have risen and are marching on the Town Hall to stage a military coup.

One way or another, Arlington's Patriot's Day Parade does pack a wallop...plenty of bands-clowns-re-enactors and suchlike.
The American Legion looked good the local notables ditto and the muster of klassic kars was neato keen.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Sports Thought...

Since Alex Rodriguez saved a tyke from being run over on Newbury Street (Sure-n who ELSE can afford to shop on that bumptious boulevard now that the Avenue Victor Hugo has gone the way of the Wooly Mammoth and honest men in Politics?)...does this mean Johnny Damon will have to save someone from drowning in East River? I that we've reached rough parity with the Yankees then we've got to find new ways to keep the rivalry fresh.

No Pick of the Week this Week I'm afraid, nothing particularly interesting is out there. But the Mendon Drive In opens up next weekend so things will pick up.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Is it my imagination or

did Drew Barrymore get some of her tattoos lasered off? Her unsvelte self all over the local papers thanks to the local premiere of "Fever Pitch" co-starring Jimmy Fallon. Or maybe all her alleged tattoos were mere fakes cooked up to enhance her character's bad grrl image for the "Charlie's Angels" franchise?
Oh who the hell cares anyway?

Friday, April 01, 2005

I've decided that TV Producer J.J. Abrams...

is "one of us".
I mean, as the high priest of his own personal cult of television obscurity.
What is "Alias" but a straightened-out version of Stephanie Powers' old one season wonder "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E."?
"Lost" though, that has a more tangled lineage. The setting is suggestive of Aaron Spelling's 1969 flop "The New People" (screened by Channel Zero last summer as a matter of fact)...the science fictional elements (mysterious monsters, strangers on the island) evoke everything from "Land of the Giants" to more notorious stuff like "Lost in Space".
So what is old is what is new...either that or J.J. Abrams was sneaking into our old shows at the Liberty Cafe and Phoenix Landing.
Whats next for him I wonder...a reconfiguration of "Captain Nice" starring Andy Dick?

Pick of the Week...

Has to be an improbable revival of "Ishtar" starring Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman at the Coolidge Corner Theater at Midnight tonight.
On 35mm no less, of course I do wanna note, that Channel Zero was shown the door over ther for screening the likes of "The Gorilla" starring the Ritz Brothers and Bela Lugosi.
Yup its a strange film market we live in, and getting stranger all the time.