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498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Davy Jones of The Monk... · 0 replies · +8 points

Another piece of my childhood gone. The concept of "The Monkees" was a stunt from the start but they all seemed like really nice guys who were glad to land a successful gig. Davey Jones in particular was a pleasure to watch and to listen to. He didn't have a great voice but he was personable and easy going. "The Monkees" may have been a manufactured phenomenon but there wasn't a mean or self-important bone in any of them. Contrast that to the waves of pop stars that followed the. RIP Davey Jones!

498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - This Year's Academy Aw... · 1 reply · +13 points

With the progress that is being made in CGI and computerized animation we may be on the brink of the day when we won't need a flesh-and-blood host for the Oscars anymore. In fact we might not even need flesh-and-blood actors and actresses. Maybe thats the real future - The Academy Awards hosted by some absolutely realistic hologram which is physically perfect and an amalgam of every racial and ethnic group. The host will give awards to other physically perfect holograms for their appearances in films that themselves have been completely fabricated in computer laboratories.

And the winners will still make cheap cracks about Republicans.

498 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - NYTimes Tries to Spin ... · 0 replies · +2 points

The New York Times has carried more water for this administration than Gunga Din on steroids. Yo9u have to hand it to them though - They have managed to convince a sizable chunk of the public that a fifteen TRILLION dollar debt is just a blip that will go away (or cease to matter) when "the economy improves." It's total madness yet it looks like most of us have been so chloroformed by the media's need to re-elect Obama that it's OK for us to go over the falls and crash on the rocks provided that it happens five minutes after the election.

498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Thank New Media for Su... · 0 replies · +3 points

What if they gave an Oscars ceremony and nobody came?"

498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Expect Liberal Critics... · 6 replies · +13 points

When can be expect the HBO film about John Edwards and his....er.....situation? After all he was a VP nominee and fearless crusader for the "little guy." How about a flick on the travails of Rod Blagojevich? Both of these guys have hair that is at least is good as Sarah Palin's and provide compelling narratives on the abuses of political power, personal corruption etc etc.

Wait - I just received word from the pressbox that Messrs. Edwards and Blagojevich are affilliated with the Democratic Party. Forget what I said. Lets get that film about what an jerk Dick Cheney is into production right now!

498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Gordon Gekko Cuts Anti... · 0 replies · +2 points

I'll pass on any comments about Michael Douglas. The guy is dealing with cancer so lets be better than the lefties and give him a break. However, as a general proposition, this does look like another thinly veiled campaign tactic from the Obama administration. (Many within that administration undoubtedly have seen their portfolios improved as the result of insider trading.) Don't forget that we are waiting for the next move from the OWS crowd and "insider trading" dovetails perfectly with their mindless mantra of "corporate greed.." One of the principals of controlling mob mentality is that the mob reacts best to short phrases that lend themselves to chanting.

Why not simply have a line that says "If you know someone involved in insider trading then do your government a favor and turn them in." ?

498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Thank New Media for Su... · 0 replies · +3 points

I never watch the Oscars (or other awards shows for that matter) because of the whiff of the mob that always surrounds them. Here we are, a free people (well relatively free) and one with a proud tradition of anti-monarchism yet we are willing to abase outselves before these overrated, overpaid and overexposed nonentities with the same hyperventilating fervor of a Parisian crowd paying homage to Louis XIV circa 1680.

To paraphrase the old saw - "What if they gave an Oscars Night and nobody came?"

498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Thank New Media for Su... · 0 replies · +4 points

I never watch the Oscars (or other awards shows for that matter) because of the whiff of the mob that always surrounds them. Here we are, a free people (well relatively free) and one with a proud tradition of anti-monarchism yet we are willing to abase outselves before these overrated, overpaid and overexposed nonentities with the same hyperventilating fervor of a Parisian crowd paying homage to Louis XIV circa 1680.

To paraphrase the old saw - "What if they gave an Oscars Night and nobody came?"

498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Your Obama Apologist o... · 0 replies · +16 points

Gee Jane - Let's talk about that fifteen trillion dollar deficit. I assume that Ms. Lynch wasn't a GM or Chrysler bondholder or she might feel differently about the "rescue" fo the auto industry. That "rescue" was primarily achieved by figuratively wiping them off the face of the earth.

To me Jane Lynch is a something of a personal tragedy. For years (well before "Glee") I have been a huge fan of her sharp wit, deadpan delivery and perfect comic timing. Her turn as the lesbian dog handler in "Best in Show" was a small comic masterpiece. She has never been less than good in everything she does. Now she has finally gained wide recognition thanks to "Glee" and is revealed as yet another thudding cliche of a Hollywood liberal. Those public service ads she does about anti-gay bullying may be the most clunkingly sanctimonious things that I have ever seen aired. I still appreciate her although I refuse to watch "Glee." Seeing someone I like in that weekly train wreck is too much to take. .

498 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - 'Glee,' Jeff Goldblum ... · 5 replies · +21 points

Am I the only person who rates Jeff Goldblum as be one of the "World's Ten Most Overrated Actors?" He has always had an unbearably smug, smarter-than-thou quality that he must believe communicates "depth." That quality reached it's zenith as the patronizing Detective Nichols on the last two seasons of "Law and Order - Criminal Intent." (In a "Who can be the Most Condescending" Championship it would be a tough call between Goldblum and Vincent D'Onofrio.) No wonder the show finally got cancelled.

Goldblum was certainly born to be "The Fly" (he has a strange insect-like quality) but all of his other work has a "Look at Me - I'm Acting" quality. "Glee" deserves no better.