Win the Honeydripper Soundtrack!

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Honeydripper is the new film by John Sayles and concerns rural blues from the Deep South in the 1950s.

Here’s what they tell us about it:

The story depicts a second chance for an aging bluesman, the kickoff to a young guitar turk’s career and the rise of rock ‘n’ roll itself. The movie features an all-star cast including Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DeCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas.

The film is rolling out around the country now. Here’s what the tell us about the soundtrack–that thing you’re going to try and win:

The 15-song soundtrack features Stax Records veteran Mable John (“No Matter How She Done It”) along with legendary artists Memphis Slim (“Bertha May”) and Lil Green (“Why Don’t You Do Right?),” as well as actor Danny Glover performing “Goin’ Down Slow.” The film introduces actor/musician Gary Clark Jr., about whom Texas Music Magazine wrote, “Probably the most talented Texas guitarist since a certain SRV.” The soundtrack showcases his fiery fretwork on “Good Rockin’ Tonight,” “China Doll” and “Blue Light Boogie.”

I’ve got a full track listing of the disc below the entry form.

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By | 2008-03-13T05:40:44+00:00 February 6th, 2008|Contests|2 Comments

A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982) – DVD Review

Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

Film:
DVD:

Written and Directed by Woody Allen
Starring Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Jose Ferrer, Julie Hagerty, Tony Roberts, Mary Steenburgen

Features:

  • Informational pamphlet
  • Theatrical Trailer

Released by: MGM Home Video.
Rating: PG
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Borrow it unless you’re a Woody Allen fan.

Leopold (Ferrer), a renowned professor confident in the rationality of life and his own brilliance, is to marry Ariel (Farrow), a smart, beautiful, and young woman. The ceremony is to take place at the country house of Leopold’s cousin Adrian (Steenburgen) and her husband Andrew (Allen), an amateur inventor and spiritualist. Andrew, we discover, had a relationship with Ariel that was never consummated. This sexual tension does not help the problems Adrian and Andrew have in the bedroom. Also at this pastoral retreat are Andrew’s friend Maxwell (Roberts), a doctor who enjoys giving complete examinations to his female patients and his nurse, Dulcy (Hagerty), a naïve yet sexually frank girl. Maxwell is also attracted to Ariel while Leopold is drawn to Dulcy’s animal charms. Add a flying machine and a spirit ball and you have all the ingredients for A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:56:51+00:00 July 9th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

Sunshine State (2002) – DVD Review

sunshine state dvd cover

Film:
DVD:

Written and Directed by: John Sayles
Starring: Edie Falco, Angela Bassett, Jane Alexander, Gordon Clapp, Bill Cobbs, Timothy Hutton, James McDaniel, Mary Steenburgen

Features:

  1. Running audio commentary with director Sayles

Released by: Sony Pictures
Region: 1
Rating: PG-13
Anamorphic: Yes

My Advice: Rent it.

Florida is a favorite daydream for those stuck in the dead of winter in boring dead-end jobs. The promise of warm sunny days, tropical beaches and easy living tempts many to move to our fair state. But I live here and I can tell you, it’s a load of crap. Not that Florida is the Ninth Level of Hell, but with hurricanes, West Nile Virus, massive overpopulation, humidity of 150%, and the constant fear that Disney will acquire the rest of the state in a coup, it’s not the Garden of Eden either. From the beginning, when Ponce de Leon sought eternal youth and only found festering swamps and alligators with a taste for conquistador tartar, people have seen their dreams die a quick death of heat exhaustion. But if you leave those wild dreams gasping for water, you find that life can be halfway decent here in the Sunshine State.

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By | 2009-01-05T18:52:37+00:00 November 17th, 2002|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

Noah’s Ark (1999) – DVD Review

noahs ark dvd cover

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Peter Barnes
Directed by: John Irvin
Starring: Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, James Coburn, Carol Kane

Features:

  • Trailer
  • Interactive memory game

Released by: Lions Gate
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: N/A, appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Hand it over to Torquemada.

Long ago, there was a man named Noah (Voight), who lived with his wife (Steenburgen) near the town of Sodom. Yes, you read that right. His best friend, Lot (Abraham) was as wicked as Noah was virtuous. One day the Lord (the voice of Voight) decided that he was going to warn humanity away from its wicked ways by destroying Sodom. He does so, but warns Noah so he and his family can get away. After this, humanity still doesn’t learn–so the Lord is going to take more drastic steps.

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By | 2011-12-01T22:23:03+00:00 May 2nd, 2002|Reviews|2 Comments