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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Jet Set Ready

Songs in my head:
"Rooftops" by Hot Water Music
"Jet Set Ready" by Hot Water Music

So I watched Baadasssss! last night and I was floored. I have not seen Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song, but you don't have to know anything about that movie in order to enjoy Baadasssss! It's an inspiring and well-done movie that doesn't resort to making things black and white. You root for the character of Melvin, but he's not just some hardass. Stuff gets him down but that doesn't stop him. Matters like prejudice (sexual and racial) and relationships (friendship and family) are wonderfully explored without being heavy-handed. Highly recommended.

BBC is reporting a story about the Damned, Christmas lights and some members of a Cambridge church objecting to the two.

Rolling Stone has a review of the new U2 record. Sounds interesting. Rob Sheffield has a tendency of going overboard with reviews but he often tells a real honest opinion.

Ain't It Cool News and Variety are reporting plans for an Evil Dead remake. My question is: wasn't Evil Dead remade as Evil Dead 2?

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