Now in our fourth calendar year!|
PCR #195. (Vol. 4, No. 51) This edition is for the week of December 15--21, 2003.
Ref. Andy Lalino's letter in this week's issue: No offense taken, my friend. Sometimes I can only review what I get to see that week. And while I agree that Love Actually and The Cat in the Hat aren't "Fanboy" films, I am limited by what I see and when I can review them. I have already seen Cold Mountain and Big Fish, but am also limited as to when I can issue my reviews. I will say that both films are excellent. Happily, now that the screener ban has been lifted I will be able to see some of the more "Fanboy"-oriented films and be able to comment on them. (But the non-fanboy ones serve an important purpose too and appeal to a wider audience, not to be undervalued! We are glad to support the cult-film community, and they are very vocal, but pop culture is very wide and very broad. Continue your excellent work on whatever films you see fit to review!---Nolan)
As to Brandon's piece last week, I'm so happy to hear that you and your family got to experience what a great guy Joe Jurevicius is. There was a long piece done on he and his family on Sportscenter a few months ago and it broke my heart to see the pain he was feeling over the loss of his son. It's good to know that the hometown athletes are treating their fans with the same respect we give them. Also, I have a couple Fight Club bars of soap if you need one. I also have a few packages of Something About Mary hair gel available. The package says it's "hand squeezed!"
MEL AND JESUS
WILLY SLEEPS WITH THE FISHES
In Los Angeles, a dealer named Gary Zimet is offering an unusual tape. It is a 1976 studio session by artists named John, Paul, George and Rich. The producer's name is George Martin. The tape contains five songs: "Happy Feeling," "Back Home," "Rockin' Once Again," "People of the 3rd World" and "Little Girl." Four originals and a remake. Zimet says he purchased it from a former employee of Apple Records. Could the fab four have been contemplating "getting back" to where they once belonged?
A BIG SHOUT OUT
Well, that's it for now. Next week, end of the year comments, shout outs and movie picks. Special guest writer Phillip Smith will also add his end of the year film choices! Have a safe and happy holiday everyone! See ya.
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