a family dinner at Chashu in Worcestera
Jim Fetzer on Disobedient [ 2022 June 28 ]
Truth Jihad Radio : Jim Fetzer talking about his Sandy Hook court case and other news
MWF Xtra : Dan talking about being “hustled” by Jake Roberts
a cop trying to arrest a shoplifter at a Lowe’s in Kingston
video review : Knowing
This movie starts off interestingly enough and stays that way for a while, but soon the plot heads Hellward. There are some awesome disaster scenes scattered about, all of which happen to include people running around on fire or being smashed to death by man-made vehicles gone awry, but they don’t even begin to make-up for all the numerical nonsense happening elsewhere in this two-hour yawner.
Part of the problem isn’t that it tries to cover several sci-fi subgenres at once, but that it does so clumsily, going from paranormal thriller to disaster flick to religious allegory only when it’s convenient to the plot. Marco Beltrami’s over-the-top score isn’t appreciated until the end, during a muted scene in which the jovial orchestration doesn’t at all fit with what’s happening on screen but sounds terrific nonetheless.
my rating : 2 of 5
Paula Cole performing a song at The Cabot in Beverly : God’s Gonna Cut You Down
YouTuber Peekay22 showing “proof” the Boston Marathon bombing was a hoax : The Trouser Bomb Trilogy
Wrestling Insiders : Tatanka talking about his WWE career
Keep This Party Going ( song ) … The B-52s
One For The Road ( story ) … Stephen King
The title refers to the flask of brandy a man named Booth brings along as he, his friend Tookey and a stranger named Lumley venture out into a winter blizzard to rescue Lumley’s wife and daughter. They’re stranded in his car, stuck in the snow, “six miles south” of Tookey’s Bar.
This is a tale, straight-forward but for a funny flashback about a drunken pulp truck driver, that might’ve been even more engrossing than it is if it’s concept weren’t buried in vampiric folklore. The plot rolls along a path of realism until the end, where it starts to get silly.
my rating : 4 of 5