TV Party Tonight! #74
DVD/Blu-Ray

Barb Wire I remember as a kid waiting for the release of Barb Wire with anticipation. Of course I couldn’t go to the theatres to see an R rated movie, so I had to wait for the home video. And why was I waiting for this movie? Because at the time the idea of adapting a comic book was a new and “cool” idea. Of course there was Batman, but that franchise had been consumed by multiple generations. On...

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Tuesday, 30 July 2019
TV Party Tonight! #73
DVD/Blu-Ray

Savage Beach & Picasso Trigger If it’s zaniness you’re looking for in your movies, then look no further than the films of Andy Sidaris. It’s interesting to break down exactly what their appeal is; they’re amateurishly acted, borderline pornographic, and hopelessly predictable. That’s all true. But what’s also true is that they’re a boatload of fun. Keep in mind, the man is responsible for 16 movies of the BBB genre (that’s bullets, bombs, and babes). And I don’t mean mere...

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Sunday, 28 July 2019
SPOTLIGHT: INTRODUCING THE FLESHIES
FEATURES

WHO: The Fleshies WHAT: Introducing The Fleshies WHY: It’s hard to believe that the Fleshies have been gone for 10 years, but 10 seconds into this album and it’s clear why this band is as vital now as ever. Introducing the Fleshies is quite a misnomer for a band who’s been around for almost 20 years but it’s just as gripping as anything I’ve heard from them. It’s fiery, melodic, intense, and raw, and will have you in disbelief at...

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019
TV Party Tonight! #72
COLUMN

Forest Gump 25th Anniversary 4k/Blu-ray combo Boy, Forest Gump hit me like a ton of bricks. Even though we’re celebrating (well, I’m sure SOMEONE is celebrating) its 25th anniversary, I only saw it for the first time like 10 years ago. And that’s because the movie was so inescapable, I felt like I already knew it. I had seen clips, scenes had been described to me and in conversations and the movie had been quoted so often that I felt...

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Monday, 15 July 2019
I Wanna Be Literated #207
BOOKS

We’re Pregnant! The First Time Dad’s Pregnancy Handbook by Adrian Kulp Child-rearing! An event rarely experienced or written about. This book is a first! No of course not, but if you think that books for parents-to-be are probably more woman-centric then you would be very right. Of course there are books detailing the developmental process which should be something that interests both parents, but since the baby is inside the mother, it only makes sense to talk about what changes...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019
TV Party Tonight! #71
COLUMN

Venture Bros: Season 7 Let’s back up a second and talk about why the Venture Brothers is arguably the best show on TV right now. First of all, because The Sopranos is over, obviously. Second, because the proof is in the pudding and the Venture Brothers is mighty tasty pudding. Watching the Venture Brothers is a delight for many reasons. Not just that Doc Hammer and Jackson Public have created a show so perfectly immersed in its world that...

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Vinyl Vlog 391
COLUMN

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Wheeltappers and Shunters LP by Clinic. Speaking as a father, I can tell you that a lot of things can change in seven years – in fact, it’s entirely possible that the whole world will will look completely different from one side of that duration to the other. It’s for that reason Clinic reappearing after seven years with an album of new music – seemingly without warning (other than appearing with...

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Monday, 08 July 2019
Vinyl Vlog 390
COLUMN

A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Serfs Up! LP by Fat White Family. While I can safely say that I did enjoy Fat White Family’s sophomore album (Songs For Our Mothers) when I reviewed it in 2016, it proved to be for the wrong reasons. I liked it, but I missed the point (or at least I think I did); it wasn’t until I sunk a stylus into Serfs Up! – the London-based band’s third album –...

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Sunday, 07 July 2019
Vinyl Vlog 389
COLUMN

Buzzcocks Singles Going Steady (2019 Remaster – Domino Records)photo: turntablelab.com The Buzzcocks belong up there with the Clash and the Sex Pistols for contributing the most to the punk rock of the 70s. Sure the Damned belong there also, but they were never Buzzcocks-calibur in my book. And the Sex Pistols are the Sex Pistols but there’s no denying what a similarly overrated and underrated album Nevermind the Bollocks is. And the Clash? They’re just untouchable. There can be no...

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Friday, 05 July 2019
Vinyl Vlog 388
COLUMN

They Live – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP by John Carpenter There was a time where I regretted being a late bloomer for pop culture. It seemed like whenever I discovered a movie series, or writer, or band, or TV show that had been revered at one point or another I would beat myself up for not knowing about it sooner. Chalk it up to having high standards. But as I get older I’m starting to cherish those moments when...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019