I was wondering the other day about a way to donate to the cause and this, on the surface at least, appears to be legit. It’s Fight Goliath, and it’s to help pay the legal bills of Patti Santangelo, who’s refusing to back down from the music industry’s litigation barrage. I think it’s a worthy cause since they have a history of suing the wrong people and, really, they brought this on themselves by being dicks about the whole thing. Frankly, they make real creative types look like jerks. So I hope she kicks their asses.
Man, is there any way of free press that Narnia flick hasn’t gotten? First, it becomes the center of a rap song that’s the first thing funny to come out of SNL since the Andals crossed the sea. Now, apparently they’re having press releases run where they’re pissed at the WTO. Bizarre. Found via Boing Boing.
Written by Clifton Ko and Raymond Fung Directed by Ronny Yu Starring Brandon Lee, Michael Wong, and Regina Kent
Released by: Fortune Star/20th Century Fox Region: 1 Rating: R Anamorphic: Yes
My Advice: Skip it. If you want to see Lee in something, rent Rapid Fire instead.
Brandon (Lee) is a fairly normal guy, with a fairly normal, if financially challenging, life. He works a couple of bullshit jobs to save for a future with his fianceé May (Kent) and maybe buy a motorcycle. Things go a bit south when Brandon’s childhood friend Michael (Wong) decides he’s interested in May, and frames Brandon for the murder of a meddlesome dirty cop that was making Michael’s drug-dealing difficult. So off Brandon trundles to prison for eight years, while May, who now discovers she’s pregnant, flees Michael’s “amorous” advances by moving to, of all places, Brazil. While in prison, Brandon learns that Michael wasn’t the friend he thought he was, and decides to get a little payback when he finally gets released.
Here’s yer DVD goodness…we’re a day late. It was New Year’s. You’ll get over it.
DVD of the Week:Mr. & Mrs. Smith. A film that looks like War of the Roses mixed with C-4 and automatic weapons can’t be all bad, can it? It’s entertainment, pure and simple, featuring two Beautiful People armed to the teeth. That’s what you can say for this Fox release, although the DVD is pretty well stocked as well: deleted scenes and commentaries are here to bolster it up. For a silly good time with bullets, sure, turn your brain off and go. (Buy it)
TV DVD of the Week:A Different World: Season One. While you’re waiting for the next boxed set of Cosby Show to smack into shelves, fans should be reminded of this spinoff, the first season of which is released thanks to Urban Works. Lisa Bonet’s Cosby daughter Denise goes off to college, where she would eventually leave the show to more memorable performances by Kadeem Hardison and Jasmine Guy. This set comes with twenty-two episodes across four discs, a lost episode, bloopers, and more. (Buy it)
Written by Paul W. S. Anderson, Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett based on the ‘Alien’ character created by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett and the ‘Predator’ character created by Jim and John Thomas Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson Starring Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner, and Colin Salmon
Running audio commentary by director Anderson and actors Henriksen and Lathan
Running audio commentary by visual effects supervisor John Bruno and creature effects/creators Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr.
Extended version with alternate beginning
Dark Horse AVP comic book covers
Released by: Fox Home Video. Rating: NR Region: 1 Anamorphic: Yes.