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Whether or not this would have happened had he not died, who knows. But he's back! And I made a little playlist. Of course.

Or you could, you know, just listen to "The Hits and B Sides" or the newer "Prince 4 Ever"...

Remastered (with extras maybe?) Purple Rain comes in June.

YAY!! Let's go crazy.

EDIT! Well now. Apparently this happened second week of February and went unnoticed by me until yesterday! LOL! I guess a judge ruled that the estate needs to monetize quickly to recoup $$ it will owe in taxes. Plus he left no will so it's kinda messy. Don't think this would have happened were he still alive.
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10 Beatles songs that make me very happy.

1. Dear Prudence
2. Good Day Sunshine
3. Here Comes The Sun
4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
5. I've Just Seen A Face
6. Ob La Di Ob La Da
7. Hello Goodbye
8. I Feel Fine
9. All Together Now
10. Twist And Shout
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Performer Category:


• Joan Baez

• Journey

• Pearl Jam

• Tupac Shakur

• Yes

Award for Musical Excellence:

• Nile Rodgers

It's going to be great this year! YES! PEARL JAM! And I'm looking forward to singing along with some Journey as well!


The induction ceremony takes place on April 7, to air on HBO a bit thereafter.
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Who stole that hour? I want it back!

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Mary Tyler Moore has died..

RIP Mary. You turned the world on with your smile, took a nothing day and suddenly made it all seem worthwhile. Thank you for brightening the television landscape. ❤️

The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Opening) from DERTV on Vimeo.

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I realized I needed to do a post, procrastinated and the show's tonight, so here it is. The Golden Globes nominations and my picks. I haven't seen everything yet, as I'm looking for screeners online and haven't much luck. But I'll make preliminary picks.

Nominations )

Well there they are.

THE AWARDS ARE TONIGHT on NBC ! Hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
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Just one day after losing her daughter Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds has died..

My heart goes out to this family. Godspeed, Debbie. A little more sunshine has gone.
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Sadly, Carrie Fisher has died.. She'd had a massive heart attack on a plane a few days ago. CPR was administered until she reached the hospital where she was put on a ventilator. She was 60.

Rest in peace, Princess.

2016 strikes again. I tell you it's been brutal.
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King Crimson / ELP's Greg Lake has died.

Thank you for your creative contribution to the world, Greg. This year has been especially hard regarding those we've lost.
hippie_chick: (John  / All you need is love!)

Thinking about John today. That day is still so fresh, so vivid, even all these years later. But I choose not to dwell on his murder this day. Rather, I choose to think about his life, his message.

There's a song that goes "let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me." John and Yoko always said that we CAN achieve peace if we want it. And I still believe that. Let peace begin with each and every one of us. And what a better time to start than the Holiday Season. Be kind. Give love.
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Florence Henderson, best known for her role as Carol Brady, matriarch of The Brady Bunch, has died.

Godspeed, Florence. The show is still in reruns today, and new generations have grown up with the Bradys.
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And so ends another Halloween Month Movie A Night!

Of course as is tradition, we're watching Halloween.

Stay safe, have fun, and see you next October!
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Oct 29

The Hills Have Eyes

I guess watching American Horror Story this season made me think of watching this one. I put on the 1977, not the 2006 remake. From IMDb: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Buy or rent on Amazon Prime
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Oct 27

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

I cued up the 1931 version with Frederick March. The best.

Buy or Rent on Amazon Prime

Oct 28

Drag Me To Hell

From Rotten Tomatoes (98% on the Tomatometer, 62% Audience Rating): Evil Dead director Sam Raimi takes the helm for this "spook-a-blast" shocker about an ambitious L.A. loan officer who incurs the wrath of a malevolent gypsy by refusing to grant her an extension on her home loan. Determined to impress her boss and get a much-needed promotion at work, Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) lays down the law when mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) literally comes begging for mercy at her feet. In retaliation for being publicly shamed, Mrs. Ganush places the dreaded curse of the Lamia on her unfortunate target, transforming Christine's life into a waking nightmare.

Buy or Rent on Amazon Prime

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Oct 25

Double feature: The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and Beetlejuice.
Felt like something a little more light hearted. I've loved The Ghost and Mr. Chicken since I was a kid. It's a fun one, and parents, you don't have to worry about watching it with your kids. Attaboy, Luther!

Beetlejuice is another I have just always loved. We would shout lines back to the screen throughout. And of course you have the big sing along worthy scene to "Banana Boat Song (Day-O)". Iconic.

Buy or rent The Ghost and Mr. Chicken on Amazon Prime!. You can stream free with a Starz! subscription, too.

Buy or rent Beetlejuice on Amazon Prime!

Oct 26

Carnival of Souls
We have the Criterion Collection edition of this one. From Rotten Tomatoes (85% on the Tomatometer, 74% Audience Rating): Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance. Effective and atmospheric.

Watch on Hulu. Do this while you can, because Ted Turner and Criterion are starting up their own streaming service called Filmstruck, due to open in November now (got delayed) and Criterion will be gone from Hulu and only available on the new service soon.

Buy or rent on Amazon Prime (stream free with a Fandor subscription) ! Same thing with Fandor, I'm sure Criterion Collection titles will be gone once Filmstruck opens.
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Oct 21

They're heeeeere!

Oct 22
Sleepy Hollow

Oct 23
Goodnight Mommy

Oct 24
The Taking of Deborah Logan
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Oct 19


Another that isn't new to me in the least, of course. One of the better screen adaptations of Stephen King's work. It's not so much the car that's creepy / scary here even though yes, it is, as it is watching nerdy Arnie change. Keith Gordon is fantastic here.

Rent or buy on Amazon Prime

Oct 20

We Are What We Are

From Rotten Tomatoes (85% on the Tomatometer, 49% audience rating):
The Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.

Disturbing, violent imagery and yes there's gore.

Watch on Netflix
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Oct 16

Funny Games

I'd heard about this one and never saw it so finally queued it up. Two psychotic men take a family hostage in their vacation cabin. This one I'm still thinking about... it really is disturbing. The all encompassing dread and doom are done masterfully here by director Michael Haneke. It's a movie that isn't for the faint of heart. I'm not into torture porn at all. Hated Hostel and movies of its ilk. But this was genius.

Rent or buy on Amazon Prime here.

Oct 17

Lights Out

From Rotten Tomatoes (where it has 77% on the Tomatometer, 67% audience score): When a bloodthirsty supernatural being that lurks in the shadows preys upon a family, a young woman must fight to protect herself, save her little half-brother, and uncover a mystery about her family's shadowy past. A simple and spare, but quite effective little film. James Wan (director of The Conjuring) produced this one. I see in looking that a sequel has been greenlit. Movie's out on DVD on Oct 25.

Oct 18

No movie tonight. You'll see why (If you're on my friends list) when I post my next "Stuff..." entry. *sigh*
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Oct 14

Night Of The Living Dead

I had to bring out this classic, right?

Watch on Amazon Prime.

Watch on You Tube

Oct 15

The Conjuring
From IMDb: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.. The suspense is built very well. Atmospheric and creepy. It's not what you see here, it's what you don't.

Rent on Amazon Prime
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Oct 12

Village of the Damned
From IMDb: In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers.

I chose the 1960 film. The 1995 John Carpenter remake is equally good, but to me, a different movie.

Rent on Amazon here.. And while you're at it, why not make it a double feature and follow up with the sequel, Children of the Damned?

Buy double feature DVD on Amazon here.

Oct 13

I love me some Hitchcock. Of course I'll be pulling out Psycho , Rear Window and The Birds before Halloween is all done and dusted, but this one is fantastic. It's inspired by the Leopold and Loeb case. From IMDb: Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Rent on Amazon here.


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