Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Miller's can't touch that Nollywood.

Howdy folks!

Another show in the archives, but this week it seems our internet fans were having a wee bit o' trouble accessing the web stream. Most troublesome indeed, especially since I don't have a decent file hosting for the archives. Anyhoot, I played music this week from:

Over the Top (1987) - Frank Stallone
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - Paul Williams
Enter The Dragon (1973) - Lalo Schiffrin
Lost Highway (1997) - Alan Sylvestri
Serial Experiments: Lain (1998) - Nakaido Reichi
Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (2002) - J-Willz
Dolemite (1975) - Arthur Wright
Flight of the Intruder (1991) - Basil Poledouris
Buio Omega (1979) - Goblin
Broken Flowers (2005) - Mulatu Astatke
Manhunter (1986) - Micheal Rubini

In other news, it looks like Sarah Paulson is signed on to round out the posse of leading ladies in Frank Miller's new film The Spirit. In short? Who cares? The only noteworthy thing in her acting career was being in the awesome 1995 television show American Gothic.
Though the real question is why are we letting Frank Miller go unpunished for 300? I mean he didn't direct it, but he *did* write and produce it, and we all remember how it was one of the worst movies ever almost watchable. If I ever see him in person I might scream "This is Sparta!" and kick him in the chest.

Speaking of lack-luster Millers...it was also announced the other day that George Miller (The Australian director) will be directing the new Justice League film scheduled for 2010. Now he's an "oscar winning" director (like that means anything) and the last two well known films he made were Happy Feet and Babe: A Pig in the City. I mean, this dude was on fire in the 80's with stuff like Mad Max, Twilight Zone and The Witches of Eastwick...I guess in 2010 we'll see if his brain has been completely polluted with talking animals or not.

To end on a pleasant note though, I read an interesting article over at the Palm Beach Post about the film industry in Kenya. (article here) I'm telling you guys, this is going to be the new hot spot for foreign film. I mean, look at The Gods Must Be Crazy. "Nollywood" is going to be the shizzle before you know it.

RIP N!xau, we all loved you!

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