Sunday, February 26, 2017
This is a bit of a misnomer, I only saw three of the nominated pictures this year and I'm pretty sure it is a three dogfight between "Hidden Figures", "La-La Land" & "Manchester by the Sea". Arrival, Amy Adams killed it in this one, I never did see the Big Twist Coming...but this one won't win lets face it. Hacksaw Ridge, The rehabilitation of Mel Gibson is proof positive that Hollywood willing to make exceptions for the right Alt Right Drunken Racist Buffoon.... Hell or High Water, I loved this movie, so like Arrival, it'll do no business whatsoever. Hidden Figures, I liked this one as well (I'm a sucker for the Golden Age of Manned Space Flight), but it's Uplift is just a tad stilted as well, but then Hollywood likes em' stilted and they've yet to answer the whole #Oscarsowhite meme. So I'm guessing "Hidden Figures" will close at the finish. My main takeaway is that there will probably be A LOT of politics tonight, I doubt anyone will pass up the opportunity to cheap shot the So Called President.
Monday, February 20, 2017
It is definitely, tomorrow night's one-time-only screening of "Dangerous People" at the Somerville Theatre (micro-cinema) at 7:15pm. Dangerous People takes place in the early 1970’s and is about two murders who pick up a girl in a bar and then take her back to their apartment. A moment of brutal violence occurs which leads to a series of mind games to see who lives and who dies. Dangerous People is psychedelic trip that is equal parts crazy, scary, sexy, funny, sick and tragic. Starring Playboy model Angelina Leigh and Vincent Stalba and is directed by local boy Garo Nigoghossian. Okay he is local by way of Florida, but these days we have to support local independent cinema however we must! Besides the damn thing sounds right up my alley!Dangerous People will be distributed later this year by SGL Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and Streaming. Tickets are $8 at the door, The Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square Somerville Ma. This is something of a homecoming for Garo, this is likely the above film's only public screening, so one hope's the event will be a success....remember eight bucks cash at the door who can beat a deal like that???
Sunday, February 12, 2017
“SATURDAY MORNING ON FRIDAY NIGHT!” (An Unorthodox Review of Classic Saturday Morning Cartoons!) What do The Lone Ranger, Beanie & Cecil, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn & Becky Thatcher, A Superheroic Rock Band called “The Impossibles” or a something called “Frankenstein Jr” have in common? They & many other cartoons once ruled Saturday Morning TV back in the late 1960’s, a critic-free zone where all kids of craziness constituted reasonable children’s entertainment. Join us for this unique exploration of a now vanished institution as we screen a dozen examples from the golden Age of Saturday Morning KidVid! The Somerville Theatre Micro Cinema 55 Davis Square Somerville Ma Friday March 10th 8pm-10pm Admission: $7.50 Friday March 10th (cash Only, tickets on sale thirty minutes prior to showtime)
Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, has some sort of cameo lined up in the upcoming "Wonder Woman Movie" next summer. For the Love of Hera, let it be a brief one, Arnie was a goodly sized reason "Batman and Robin" tanked at the Box Office (the guy can't play evil he just can't)...assuming of course he is indeed playing a bad guy. The way Hollywood rewrites this comic book properties we will be lucky he isn't the Amazon's Estranged Father or something....