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December 12, 2006 by averjoe
I watched the documentary starring former Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore on global warming called “An Inconvenient Truth”.

I found the film thought provoking and engaging, but I’m still glad I waited to see it on DVD.

I think I mentioned before that as a rule I do not go to a movie theater to see a documentary film (maybe if the film is shown in an IMAX theater I would consider it, but otherwise I don’t see the point).

I just don’t feel like shelling out money to view...
November 30, 2006 by averjoe
The tabloids in New York have been having a field day with newly divorced Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton and their partying in California. Headlines like “Bimbo Summit”appeared in these tabloids.

I think the entertainment news rags and the gossip section of tabloids were pushing for Britney to divorce Federline.

They actually labeled Federline a loafer stifling Britney’s fortunes made by using female sexuality to the fullest in her videos and music.

Federline is a dan...
July 9, 2006 by averjoe
I saw “Syriana” on DVD the other day. “Syriana” is about the relationship between oil, the oil (or energy) business, government and people and the intrigue that happens between these entities.

The movie is a well-made tale that has multiple characters that are decently developed. Many themes are running through this story where an oil company is trying to secure access to oil and get a merger cleared by the US Justice Department.

The junior partner (Killens) of a proposed merger with Conne...
July 8, 2006 by averjoe
I saw “Good Night, And Good Luck” directed by George Clooney on DVD a couple weeks ago. As I found with the movie “V for Vendetta” (B minus grade), the main subject matter is very timely in this political environment we find ourselves in.

The movie is about Edward R. Murrow dealing with a Senator Joseph McCarthy’s communist in government and society witch-hunt of the 1950s US. Murrow (one of the most respected broadcast newsman by people in the broadcast news business back then and today) wa...
June 25, 2006 by averjoe
If I hear one more news report about Brad Pitt’s and Angelina Jolie’s baby, I’ll sh*t Brads and Angelinas. Its like no one ever had a baby before.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are American actors that had the distinction of being declared by People magazine as the most beautiful people on earth one year. No one knows how People magazine determines this or who gives them the right to declare this person or that person as the most beautiful on earth (this is a free country though) like they ha...
April 29, 2006 by averjoe
I saw the movie United 93 today. It is about the hijacking and the events on airline United 93 during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

It is a pretty straightforward dramatization of the event with very little embellishment. In this regard it is not an absolutely spectacular movie, but it does cover the events in a succinct and dramatic fashion

It puts the audience directly in the midst of the incident. You are actually their listening in and witnessing the events of that day (in general) and f...
March 20, 2006 by averjoe
I saw the movie “V for Vendetta” yesterday. The movie concerns an Orwellian like state that arise in Great Britain due to the war on terrorist and terrorist attacks. The story is one of conspiracy, liberation and vengeance. It is quite a mix.

The screenplay is by the Wachowski brothers and like there past work it is full of philosophical and political dilemmas.

V who was the victim of some government sponsored medical research gone wrong (and which assisted in the rise of the police state)...
March 6, 2006 by averjoe
I watched the Oscars last night. I must give Jon Stewart credit for keeping the jokes and humorous bits coming. Usually after the host does the opening there is very little humor left or expressed in the program. It was different this time.

Jon Stewart who is the host of the funniest talk show that is based on the Tonight Show format showed some of his talent last night.

It amazes me that a person with his talent cannot find a home on regular broadcast television with its larger than basi...
February 1, 2006 by averjoe
It was around Christmas time of 2004 and the T.V. was playing in the background when all of the sudden I hear a constant piercing shriek and rumbling wail without end coming from the television. What could it be? Was it a horror picture? Were people under attack? No, it was the Oprah Winfrey Christmas show. From the point Oprah gave out the first gift to the end of the program she could not utter one word without being drowned out by the screaming of the audience. There was no announcing what th...
January 23, 2006 by averjoe
I watched the movie “Pitch Black”on DVD the other day. I went to the theater to see this movie when it came out and was impressed then and on seeing it again I am more impressed. It is a good movie. The story is about a cargo ship that crash lands on this hostile environment three-sun world that is on its way to entering a total eclipse that the planet goes into every twenty-two years.

Coming out of the catacombs and caverns during this eclipse are hundreds of thousands of huge winged bat lik...
January 15, 2006 by averjoe
I am not one of those people who engage in celebrity worship (for the most part). I even find it difficult to remember the names of actors (or any other of the key positions in film-making).

Only once in my life have I ever written a movie star. Mind you it is highly unlikely that big time stars will ever read a letter or email you send. They have public relation firms handling their mail and screening their mail. They probably receive too much fan mail or emails to read each letter.

I wro...
January 11, 2006 by averjoe
I mentioned on my last blog entry that the movie “Brokeback Mountain” about two gay cowboy sheepherders would not be that popular with the masses in the US.

I am surprised that it is not even being shown at the theaters in the county I reside in which has a pretty dense population and a good mixture of urban, suburban and rural communities.

It also has many megaplexes with there 12 to 20 movie screens. Yet not one of them wants to exhibit “Brokeback Mountain”, not even in one of those sm...
January 4, 2006 by averjoe
Another year is here. As usual the media went crazy with all kinds of list and what not. Everybody has a list of some sort. MTV and the VH channels are filled with meaningless list. List like the 100 worst songs (by whose standards?) or 50 worst music videos. I quickly ignore most of the worst this or best that being propagated on MTV, VH1 or any of those channels.

I further ignore most top this or that list on the news networks, or other channels like TV guide, E, Bravo, or any of the other...
December 13, 2005 by averjoe
Christmas Day is almost here. I must admit the day has lost its luster since adulthood. I guess because there is no week off from school or mucho toys under the Christmas tree waiting for me.

I also now feel the day has become too commercialized. Businesses relentlessly try to push their wares on us. And is it may imagination or what that kids are getting greedier for ever more expensive and ever more stuff. It is ridiculous.

Although I am an agnostic I feel the meaning of Christmas has b...
November 22, 2005 by averjoe
When an American says he listens to Spanish music he’s usually not only referring to music from Spain. So when I posted some of my taste in music I mentioned Spanish music, which means all types of Latino (includes Portuguese) music.

Maybe to be more precise I should say music from Mexico, South America, many Caribbean Islands and Spain.

Or maybe I should be even more specific and say I like music like Spanish pop, mariachi, salsa and tango.

Also I failed to mention that I like rap mus...