Good, Bad & Ugly Review: My Soul To Take

My Soul To Take
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 9% (Critics) / 28% (Audience)
Directed By: Wes Craven
Written By: Wes Craven
Starring: Max Thieriot, John Magaro and Denzel Whitaker
Studio: Universal Pictures

Synopsis: A serial killer returns 16 years later to the town where he met his demise intent on killing the seven teenagers who were all born on the day of his death.

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Happy Birthday Carol Channing!

Carol Channing
Carol Channing was born on this day in 1921. While most of the whippersnappers in this generation will either not know who the hell Carol Channing is or think she is just a character from an episode of Family Guy (Up yours, young people!), in actuality Carol is a veteran of stage and screen with multiple Tony Awards and even an Oscar nomination. Of course my love of Ms Channing comes from her iconic appearance as the White Queen in the 1985 Alice in Wonderland TV movie.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 42% (Critics) / 35% (Audience)
Directed By: Rod Lurie
Written By: Rod Lurie
Starring: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods
Studio: Sony Pictures/Screen Gems

Synopsis: A Los Angeles screenwriter David and his actress wife Amy relocate to her family home in a small town in the deep South after her father’s death. Before long old conflicts and relationships begin to boil leading to an explosive confrontation that the transplanted couple may not survive.

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Cover Me Monday: A Sunday Kind Of Love

Etta James
While most people associate the dearly departed songstress Etta James with her signature tune “At Last”, I have always been partial to her cover of this Louis Prima number that was first popularized in the 1940s by Fran Warren. “A Sunday Kind of Love” has been recorded by a laundry list of great performers from Ella Fitzgerald to Reba McEntire  but to me it belongs to Etta James.

A Sunday Kind Of Love

Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Spiderman 3

Spiderman 3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 63% (Critics) / 54% (Audience)
Directed By: Sam Raimi
Written By: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent
Starring: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace
Studio: Sony Pictures

Synopsis: In the third installment of the franchise Spiderman faces a three-pronged assault from a new Green Goblin, The Sandman and the alien symbiotic Venom while Peter Parker’s personal life goes through an almost equal upheaval.

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Shuffling On My iPod: Foster The People Remixed

Foster The People

I love the original version of this song but this remix is the shiznit and helps me immensely while on the evil elliptical machine.

Foster The People – Color On The Walls (Don’t Stop) FatCat Remix

Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Grey

The Grey
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79% (Critics) / 76% (Audience)
Directed By: Joe Carnahan
Written By: Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts and Frank Grillo
Studio: Open Road Films

Synopsis: A group of oil-rig workers must fight the elements and a pack of bloodthirsty wolves when their plane goes down in the Alaskan wilderness.

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