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Fred Ward 4th of July Marathon

Why not? Raining again. Tremors was on AMC earlier and I found an HD version of Remo Williams on Youtube that I am watching now. The one I want to see that is impossible to find is UFOria (1985). I have Miami Blues, Carny, and Southern Comfort on DVD but the lineup is uncertain at the moment.… » 7/04/15 1:43pm 7/04/15 1:43pm

Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

DVD rewatch. I like it on weekend mornings for some reason. Wake and bake special. Get motivated for housework. I saw this in the theater when it opened. It was a dud. It has since developed a following. Some people still hate it. Ossie Davis is great.http://www.rogerebert.com/mzs/the-unlove... » 5/31/15 10:43am 5/31/15 10:43am

Robert Siodmak:  Phantom Lady, Criss Cross, The Killers

A trio of film noir from director Robert Siodmak. A movie refugee from Germany with his brother Curt, who was a writer. One of the best and most prolific of the noir directors, he also did Son of Dracula and Cobra Woman for Universal when he was starting out. Phantom Lady (1944) was his first noir and this was the… » 5/30/15 7:31pm 5/30/15 7:31pm

The Outsiders - Gerald Seymour

Library book. A 2012 thriller from Gerald Seymour. I don’t know why Mr. Seymour doesn’t get more attention. He has been writing thrillers since the 70s, beginning with the excellent Harry’s Game, and continues to be among the best in the business. This one is about a Russian crime figure who has been implicated in the… » 5/07/15 7:44pm 5/07/15 7:44pm

Geoffrey Lewis, RIP

Sad to see that one of my favorite character actors has died. Geoffrey Lewis. Father of Juliette Lewis. Star of such films and TV as: High Plains Drifter, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Every Which Way But Loose, Magnum P.I., X-Files, and many more. I just watched Bad Company (1972) again last week.… » 4/08/15 8:14am 4/08/15 8:14am

Sphere - Michael Crichton

Used paperback I rescued from my mother's at Easter. I had been looking for this book. Rereading Crichton is always fun and it may have been 25 years since I read it last. A huge spaceship is found on the ocean floor in the Pacific. A crackerjack team of scientists must use a submarine base to try to determine… » 4/08/15 3:32am 4/08/15 3:32am