The Long Riders, 1980 - ★★★

A knife fights occurs where both participants clutch a single connecting ribbon in their teeth and this raised numerous questions about the apparently many rules of etiquette in such a contest, but sadly they went unanswered.

And loses ½ star for having a readily visible safety rope pulling a stuntman backwards as he is shot off his horse- c’mon people, stage plays have better disguised visual effects.

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Q.4: What is the Word of God?

A. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, and the only certain rule of faith and obedience.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness” (2Timothy 3:16; NASB).

“having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone” (Ephesians 2:20; NASB).

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Up in Smoke (1978)

Up in Smoke is the ultimate stoner comedy and stars Cheech & Chong.  Up in Smoke is their first movie, prior to the film the guys had been very successful with their comedy albums. 

So, the question is always - Do you need to be stoned to enjoy the movie?  Look, if you like to get stoned and watch movies, of course you’ll love this movie!  However, if you don’t, the movie is funny regardless, so don’t let the stigma cloud your judgement about watching Up in Smoke.  (pun intended) Basically, if you enjoy newer stoner comedies like Half Baked and Pineapple Express, you might as well check out the movie that started ‘em all!

Life in the Real Desert: The Stacy Keach Lookalike or Who WAS That?

Life in the Real Desert: The Stacy Keach Lookalike or Who WAS That?

Stacy…Was that you?

Life in the Real Desert continues to be amusing, challenging, frustrating and, sometimes, really odd. A perfect example of the “odd” occurred this morning when a Stacy Keach “lookalike” had a right old go at me outside the Burger King where I write most days. It may even have been Keach, Quartzsite is very close to the California border and I have seem people who looka bit…

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TITRE ORIGINAL : American History X

TITRE U.S.A. : American History X

LANGUES : Français / Anglais

ANNÉE : 1998

DURÉE DU FILM : 1h53mn58s


GENRE : Drame



SORTIE DVD FRANCE : 22 mars 2000


ÉDITEUR : Metropolitan Vidéo



Cherchant à venger la mort de son père abattu par un dealer Noir, Derek a épousé les thèses racistes d’un groupuscule de militants d’extrême droite et s’est mis au service de son leader, brutal théoricien prônant la suprématie de la race blanche. Un soir, il abat sauvagement devant les yeux de son jeune frère Sanny, deux Noirs qui tentaient de lui voler sa voiture. Son incarcération va bouleverser ses croyances et à sa sortie de prison, il n’est plus le même. Mais Danny a rejoint à son tour les anciens « amis » de son aîné.

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Featuring Glen Campbell, Kim Campbell, Ashley Campbell, Cal Campbell, Shannon Campbell, T.J. Kuenster, Ry Jarred, Siggy Sjursen, Kiefo Nilsson, Ronald Petersen, Bobbie Gale, Jay Leno, Jimmy Webb, Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith, Kathy Mattea, Vince Gill, The Band Perry, Clancy Fraser, Bill Maclay, John Carter Cash, Joe Osborne, Hal Blaine, Don Randi, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner and President Bill Clinton.

Directed by James Keach.

Distributed by Virgil Films/PCH Films.  105 minutes.  Not Rated.

Glen Campbell was one of the greatest guitarists of the 20th century. He was never flashy or edgy and sometimes was underestimated as just a good-natured, middle-of-the-road country singer, but that was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to Campbell’s skills.

Long before he became a solo singing star, Campbell was a standing member of the legendary studio posse the Wrecking Crew, the musical engine behind many of the biggest hits of 1960s and 1970s.  Campbell’s deceptively complex guitar lines (though best known as a country singer, Campbell was weaned on jazz piano) anchored some of the biggest hits of the era.  Campbell took Brian Wilson’s place touring in the Beach Boys when Wilson decided he no longer wanted to tour, but wanted to concentrate on studio albums Pet Sounds and Smile.

By the late sixties, Campbell was a superstar himself.  Blessed with a supple, unassuming voice to go with his guitar prowess, he had a long line of classic hit singles (often recorded with songwriter/producer Jimmy Webb) which included “Wichita Lineman,” “Gentle on My Mind,” “Galveston,” “By the Time I Get To Phoenix” and many more.  He had a popular TV variety show (The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour) and even made a series of movies, making the biggest splash playing opposite John Wayne in the classic True Grit.

However, by the late 70s, despite a few slightly cheesy comeback hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights,” Campbell’s life and career were in a bit of a free fall. He had an ugly celeb breakup (with singer Tanya Tucker), a bad drinking and drug problem and even got caught in one of the first crazy-looking celeb mug shots.  

Still, quietly Campbell pieced his life and career back together, marrying his fourth (and final) wife Kim, kicking his addictions and returning to the road.  For years he was forgotten in the recording studios, but in 2008 his back-to-basics comeback album Meet Glen Campbell brought him back to critical acclaim.  As he was starting recording his follow-up album Ghost on the Canvas, family and friends started noticing that Campbell was becoming very forgetful.  While working on the album, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Campbell and his family decided to do one last tour, while he was still able to do so.  I’ll Be Me, directed by actor James Keach, is a look at that final tour – but it is so much more.  Campbell, his family and friends gave the filmmakers total access, showing the good, bad and ugly of this difficult time in their lives.  Luckily for the most part Campbell is still a good-natured and generally happy man.  His doctors say that the music has actually been something of a saving grace for the man, his brain is so hard-wired to perform that it helps him fight the evil disease that is ravaging the man.  

Still, for all the good, it is rather shocking to see Campbell like this, a smart and talented man who has now been reduced to wracking his brains to remember his children’s names.

A truly heartbreaking moment, one of several in this clear-eyed look at the man, the disease and all it has taken from him, has Glen Campbell and his band taking the stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (former home of the Grand Ol’ Opry).  Campbell takes the stage playing the opening chords of one of his classics, “Gentle on My Mind,” a song the man has undoubtedly played thousands of times throughout his career.  However he can barely make it through a single line before he has to stop playing.  A teleprompter, which gave the song lyrics and guitar chords of the song, had gone down, and in his condition he could not remember the lyrics of one of his defining songs.

The teleprompter is quickly fixed and the singer is able to continue the song, but this short lived glitch is an eye-opener, a glimpse behind the curtain of a disease that robs a human of most of what makes them vital.

However, it also becomes obvious that the adulation of the audience was able to give Campbell moments of clarity and beauty as he fought for control of his own mind. Eventually, as the tour stretched out over two years and 150 shows, the disease gets more and more of a foothold until it is impossible to continue.

It’s a sad and tragic thing, but at least Campbell was afforded one last go around and the opportunity to remind us of his great skill one last time.  

I’ll Be Me is a depressing film in many ways, obviously, because the audience is watching a very smart, talented man losing his skills.  But it is also a celebration of Campbell’s life and the great love he brought to performing and to life.  We’ll always have the memories of his old performances, and through I’ll Be Me we will also have a bit more understanding of his life, particularly the tragic final act.

Jay S. Jacobs

Copyright ©2015 All rights reserved. Posted: July 3, 2015.

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Premiere

It was a leather-and-lace kind of night for the 35-year-old actress. Channeling her character Gail, who has been known to sport some leather looks (though less of it), she slipped into the figure-flattering spaghetti-strap dress that had pretty, feminine detailing on the sides and bottom.

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Jessica Alba

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Bruce Willis

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Demian Bichir and Stefanie Sherk arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

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A distinct old Hollywood vibe filled the Los Angeles premiere of the crime-thriller, which opens Aug. 22, with the movie’s leading ladies, including Jessica Alba, Eva Green, and Jaime King, hitting the red carpet in some sinfully glamorous — and sexy — styles. Rosario Dawson channeled her character with an attention-grabbing leather-and-lace ensemble, and all eyes were also on her as she hammed it up with her mother. She wasn’t the only one to make it a family affair — Alba brought her husband, Cash Warren, and her co-stars Stacy Keach and Dennis Haysbert brought their offspring. Meanwhile, Mickey Rourke squired his much younger Russian model-girlfriend and wore an eclectic look that only he could pull off, from top to bottom.
“Spiritual Melody, Containing Near 300 Sacred Hymns…” by Benjamin Keach [Free eBook Friday]

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Benjamin Keach

Spiritual melody, containing near three hundred sacred hymns. By Benjamin Keach, author of Trhopolgia, pastor of the Church of Christ meeting on Horsly-down, Southwark

Print souce: Keach, Benjamin, 1640-1704. London: printed for John Hancock, in Castle-Alley, near the Royal-Exchange in Cornhill, 1691.

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