V.23 No.9 |
The Daily Word in a not-so-dead guy, an epic b-ball shot and Vermont's heroin
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 28 2014 10:01 AM ]
President Barack Obama sheds light on the problems of young minorities in America.
A federal appeals court ruled that it wasn't unconstitutional to ask students to remove shirts with the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2010 at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill.
You ever watch a movie on Netflix and fall asleep in the middle? And when you wake up, you can't remember where you left off? It looks like some engineers found a solution.
Wanna know what Jaws was like? Some researchers got the scoop …
“I was shocked at the depth of addiction here,” James W. Baker, former director of the Vermont State Police, said in regards to Vermont's current heroin “epidemic.”
Just in case you missed the basketball game, watch an Eldorado High School girl score the winning shot from 70 feet away, with only 1.7 seconds on the clock. It's pretty awesome.
A state auditor claims that the Human Services Department cost New Mexico millions of dollars by mismanaging funds.
Albuquerque police are looking for a woman that is stealing from the elderly.
To the Lobo fan who threw a cup at an opposing player at a basketball game … they're coming for you.
A man who was pronounced dead woke up later in a body bag in the morgue … reminds me of that movie Death Becomes Her.
V.23 No.8 |
The Daily Word in touring Old Main, New Mexico ranks first in something and the collapse of Bitcoin
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 25 2014 8:33 AM ]
Judge's ruling on Albuquerque's DWI vehicle-seizure program is being interpreted in two ways.
An accused pedophile once worked at a Nob Hill magic shop.
Elevator Gossip tweeter identified.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford was on The Today Show.
Some politicians who voted for Arizona's "anti-gay" sb 1062 are feeling like maybe the whole thing isn't such a good idea after all.
25 cases (since 2012) of a polio-like disease affecting children in California have parents and officials very worried.
V.22 No.22 | 5/30/2013
America Love Family
“Arrested Development” on Netflix
By Devin D. O’Leary
Netflix gives viewers all the Bluth they can handle with 15 new episodes of “Arrested Development.”
Bluth Family Reunion
By Devin D. O’Leary [ Sun May 26 2013 10:00 AM ]
Do you love hot ham water and cornballs? If so, then you know Netflix finally lets loose the new season of “Arrested Developmet” today. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Albuquerque’s Tannex (1417 Fourth Street SW) will host the “100% Good Time Family Viewing Solution or Family Love Michael” event. Wear your cuttoffs, feast on frozen bananas and watch as much “Arrested Development” as organizers can cram into a single night. The festivities start at 7 p.m. But no touching!
V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Film & TV
Arrested Development Running Jokes Supercut
The Bluths just can’t let things go
By Emily Aragon [ Thu May 23 2013 1:39 PM ]
As many of you might know, the very-long-awaited 4th installment of Arrested Development is set to release via Netflix this Sunday, May 26. As a latecomer to this cult classic (I’m just finishing season 3), I’ll admit a great deal of excitement at having 13 new episodes with which to stuff my Buster-loving brain.
In honor of this glorious event, and to whet your appetite for everyone’s favorite dysfunctional family, I present to you 8 solid minutes of recurring in-jokes, catch phrases and chicken dances.
V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
“Hemlock Grove” on Netflix
By Devin D. O’Leary
V.21 No.28 |
The Daily Word in dead turtles and a missing Congressman
By Tom Nayder [ Thu Jul 12 2012 10:36 AM ]
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh releases his report on the investigation into the coverup at Penn State.
House Republicans vote for the 30th time to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.
The Las Cruces doctor who wrote more prescriptions than the entire UNM medical school has had his license suspended.
The Bosque will reopen on Friday.
Workers in Trinadad are totally sorry about crushing thousands of endangered leatherback turtle eggs.
Mississippians will still be able to get abortions, for now.
Pantone chart of all human skin colors.
Scientists finally discover a new moon orbiting Pluto.
Netflix is your new babysitter.
Who drinks the most soda? USA! USA! USA!
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has been missing since June.
Five classic movies you'll never get to see because they were never made.
If you want to eat french fries at Olympic Park in London head to McDonald's.
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
“Lilyhammer” on Netflix
By Devin D. O’Leary
V.21 No.4 |
The Daily Word in Mitt wins Florida, Colbert raises more than Palin and New Mexico's newest gang
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 1 2012 8:17 AM ]
Chicago's draconian eavesdropping law poses problems for protestors and journalists at the upcoming G-8 summit.
Traffic crackdown in Rio Rancho.
New Mexico has a new prison gang with a lame name.
In response to an invasive abortion law, a Virginia state senator proposed an amendment requiring men seeking erectile dysfunction drugs to receive a rectal exam and stress tests.
Meet the monkey refugees of Louisiana.
Louis CK sold a sitcom to CBS.
Netflix won't be renting games after all.
DC Comics unveils its long-rumored line of Watchmen prequel comics. I wonder what Watchman co-creator Alan Moore thinks about it? "As far as I know … there weren't that many prequels or sequels to Moby Dick."
What does an artist with Alzheimer's paint?
Everything is cool guys, that red river in Texas was just polluted with pig blood.
Where did the Frito pie really come from?
Every overhead hand shot from Wes Anderson films.
Check out this recently discovered test footage from a proposed 1936 John Carter of Mars animated movie.
When I'm President this fake Breaking Bad RPG will be real.
Completely mesmerized by this video.
V.21 No.1 |
The Daily Word in Tebow and his Broncos, flea market busts, faulty bungee cords.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Jan 9 2012 9:25 AM ]
UK Netflix launch may trigger TV bidding war.
Texas drought may wipe out the world's last remaining whooping crane population.
Albuquerque police and federal agents bust vendors at weekend flea market.
UK police identify remains found in Queen Elizabeth II's front yard.
Man found dead outside of Graham Central Station.
Bungee cord snaps and sends girl plummeting into crocodile-infested waters.
Horse abandoned at Amish-area Walmart up for adoption.
New study suggests that dogs can read our facial expressions.
Tourists in Pisa, Italy think they're super original.
Thanks to Uncles Carl and Tom for sending me amusing content!
V.20 No.52 |
The Daily Word in a close caucus, quasicrystals and zombie bees
By TOM NAYDER [ Wed Jan 4 2012 9:33 AM ]
Close one in Iowa last night.
Is it now OK for presidential candidates to cry?
New interchange design for I-25/US 550 unveiled.
Teen run over in Rio Rancho Hastings parking lot.
How much money does Sesame Street make?
Bandai Entertainment, one of the major companies involved in bringing anime to America is closing its doors.
Hybrid sharks found off the coast of Australia.
Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to friendly hackers.
Should smokers who roll their own have to pay the full cigarette tax?
The only known naturally occurring quasicrystal is actually part of a meteorite.
Top 10 worst women of 2011.
Yeti crab is one of the new creatures discovered near Antarctic hot springs.
George Leutz's third attempt at a Q*Bert world record fails.
Dennis Rodman is starting a topless basketball team.
Hey, what's under that woman's dress?
Snoop stops smoking long enough to help a lady win a car on The Price Is Right.
Trailer for Steven Van Zandt's new Netflix-exclusive series Lilyhammer.
The 11 best comics of 2011 were …
What's worse than bees? How about zombie bees!
These Christian kids just fixed your favorite song.
Welcome to The Obliteration Room.
Year-long exposure of the Toronto skyline is pretty sweet.
R.I.P. British cartoonist Ronald Searle.
V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
I Like to Watch (Instantly): Circus of Horrors
Halloween Countdown Edition
By Jerry Cornelius [ Mon Oct 31 2011 5:36 PM ]
Circus of Horrors (1960)
Directed by Sidney Hayers
Cast: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur, Donald Pleasence, Jane Hylton, Kenneth Griffith, Conrad Phillips, Jack Gwillim, Vanda Hudson, Colette Wilde, William Mervyn
Are you an insane plastic surgeon on the run for pursuing your unethical experiments? Have you directed your own facial reconstructive surgery in a mirror using only a local anesthesic? Do you enjoy dallying with the lovely ladies whose deformed features your skill has made whole again? Are you willing to cut down anyone in your path who dares defy your iron will? Well, have you ever considered running a circus?
Hawk-faced Anton Diffring (Fahrenheit 451, The Blue Max) excels as the cruel, oddly sympathetic and totally bonkers Dr. Schüler (or is it Rossiter?), mad doctor turned circus master, in this outrageous, non-supernatural, vibrantly technicolor horror film (from the producers of Michael Powell’s notorious Peeping Tom). The ridiculousness of the scenario (Schüler collects scarred criminals—mostly women—heals them and binds them to perpetual service in his circus) is made compelling by its twisted character studies, particularly the doctor’s toady-like accomplices (Kenneth Griffith and Jane Hylton) who seethe with mixed worship and revulsion for their master. Hurried exposition (especially at the beginning) and laughable animal costumery detract only slightly from psychodrama, blood and intrigue. Great actual circus performances and a genuine pop hit (“Look for a Star”) round out the lurid entertainment.
V.20 No.43 | 10/27/2011
I Like to Watch (Instantly): The Legend of Hell House
Halloween Countdown Edition
By Jerry Cornelius [ Thu Oct 27 2011 9:02 AM ]
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Directed by John Hough
Cast: Clive Revill, Gayle Hunnicutt, Peter Bowles, Roddy McDowall, Roland Culver, Pamela Franklin
For this ludicrous-
The setup is archetypal. Four quirky characters investigate a haunted house: The physicist and his wife (Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt), the touchy-feely medium (Pamela Franklin, formerly haunted as a child actress in The Innocents) and the sole survivor of a previous expedition (Roddy McDowall). The cast is great and utters potentially clunky lines about “ectoplasm” and “multiple hauntings” with so much in-character authority that they totally work.
My previous VHS viewing of this film did not include the pleasure of beholding the awesome wide-angle, widescreen frame composition employed throughout (and especially during the opening sequences). Creepy exterior shots of the fogbound house with datestamps presage each supernatural incident, creating both quickie verisimilitude and a rhythm of suspense. The general aura of competency and class—plus Delia Derbyshire/Brian Hodgson’s extra-delicious electronic score—makes Hell House an excellent Halloween A/V treat. (Well, aside from the overwrought ending.) I watched it twice.
V.20 No.42 | 10/20/2011
I Like to Watch (Instantly): Deathdream, a.k.a. Dead of Night
Halloween Countdown Edition
By Jerry Cornelius [ Wed Oct 19 2011 12:15 PM ]
Directed by Bob Clark
Cast: John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus, Henderson Forsythe
This low-budget riff on the W.W. Jacobs short story “The Monkey’s Paw” begins where the original ends: Instead of wishing the undead son away, his family invites him in. Sure, he seems a little weird, preferring to sit silently in his room all day and waiting for dark before he emerges with mod sunglasses and white turtleneck to prey upon the living. But that’s how it is when you’ve been dragged back from the grave by a mother’s love.
Director Bob Clark (himself now one of the undead) made a handful of notable indie horror films in the ’70s (not to mention an all-star Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper flick) before hitting box office paydirt with Porky’s and A Christmas Story. Much of the credit for Deathdream’s effectiveness must go to screenwriter (and monster-makeup artist) Alan Ormsby for creating a queasy sense of doom, Richard Backus who rocks it as the deadpan, unwillingly-revived son, as well as actors John Marley and Lynn Carlin for convincingly transplanting their troubled-
V.20 No.41 | 10/13/2011
I Like to Watch (Instantly): Daughters of Darkness
Halloween Countdown Edition
By Jerry Cornelius [ Thu Oct 13 2011 6:00 PM ]
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Directed by Harry Kümel
Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Andrea Rau, Danielle Ouimet, John Karlen, Fons Rademakers
This truly strange Belgian vampire film (original title Les Lèvres Rouges or The Red Lips) oozes style, dread and languid sensuality, not to mention an unhinged sense of humor. The dreamlike scenario: Newlywed innocents—or maybe not-
The glorious, desolate backdrop of an off-season resort is almost a character in itself, swallowing up the machinations and psychodramas of the tiny cast of good-looking vampires and victims. Extra points also awarded for smashing ’70s fashions, slick editing, inspired location shooting (done entirely after dark or at dusk), letting the foreign actors dub their own lines, and a sinister-yet-groovy score from French soundtrack composer François de Roubaix. Unlike other lesbian vampire films from the same time period (cough Jess Franco cough), Daughters of Darkness is an intelligent, warped pleasure, equal parts art and exploitation film. The HD version on Netflix is terrific, the very definition of eye candy.
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