V.22 No.7 |
The Daily Word in Albuquerque's "voluntary" minimum wage, Ganymedean slime mold and the Chubby Checker
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 19 2013 8:07 AM ]
Albuquerque restauranteur's decision not to pay the new minimum wage has sparked a call to boycott the business.
Some high ranking APD cops are the subjects of a new internal affairs investigation.
Documentary about the file-sharing site Pirate Bay premieres Friday.
Assange for Senator? Interesting new interview with the Wikileaks founder.
There was a diamond heist in Brussels.
Are drones armed with shotguns and grenade launchers and operated by local police departments in our terrible and absurd future?
It appears the Chinese military is responsible for a great amount of cyber espionage world wide.
V.20 No.2 | 1/13/2011
I Like to Watch (Instantly): 11 Harrowhouse
Notable titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world
By Nick Brown [ Tue Jan 11 2011 3:22 PM ]
11 Harrowhouse (1974)
Directed by Aram Avakian
Cast: Charles Grodin, Candice Bergen, James Mason, Trevor Howard, John Gielgud, Helen Cherry, Peter Vaughan, Clive Morton, Leon Greene
Set the time machine for 1974 and make like a jewel thief in Aram Avakian’s 11 Harrowhouse. Charles Grodin plays Howard Chesser, a likable everyman who, along with his thrill-seeking girlfriend Maren (Candice Bergen), conspires to pull off the largest diamond heist in history. The story is silly but the pacing is fast, so the whole thing goes down like a box of Junior Mints. One of the things that makes it work is Grodin’s wisecracking narration popping up here and there throughout the film. His wry observations, while never gut-busting, are amusing, comfortable and seemingly ad-libbed, like a distant cousin of MST 3000. The voice-overs fall just short of distracting at times, but also take the edge off some overly long car chases and whatnot. Our all-star cast includes James Mason, John Gielgud and Trevor Howard.
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