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From the Trailer Park — The Dark Knight Rises Trailer 3

Holy cow this looks to be a killer summer at the movies. This one fleshes out a bit more of the story too. Nolan does trailers as good as his movies.

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Yes. You want to get close to me, the feeling’s so clear…

From the Trailer Park — Prometheus (Int’l Trailer)

I would be hard pressed to be more excited about a movie release than Dark Knight Rises, but this looks incredible… please don’t suck. You get a bit more story here too…

Classic Pick O’ the Day — May 1

The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) An Okinawan translator introduces U.S. occupation forces to the joys of local life. Dir: Daniel Mann. Cast: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyo, Eddie Albert, Paul Ford, Harry Morgan. TV-PG. 12:00 PM EDT. TCM.

Which one is Marlon Brando? Right. I haven’t seen this one in a [...]

(Rick) Monday Open Thread

April 25, 1976… the Dodgers’ Rick Monday makes the greatest play in MLB history

Towering Voice

Tom Jones has a new album coming out in May called “Spirit in the Room” — right now it looks to be released only in the UK, but available here as an import.

If this cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Tower of Song” is representative of the rest of the material… it’s frakking awesome.

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New to Netflix Streaming: Musical Edition

I’ve been meaning to post these new additions to the Netflix streaming service for the last week or so, but it’s an enormous update and I’ve been daunted by it.  So, I decided just to organize the new releases and post links, with no commentary.  (I’ll leave that to you in the, uh, comments.)

Jimmy Kimmel on Obama

I didn’t watch this last night, but C-SPAN saved me the hassle by posting the whole thing online. Kimmel rips everybody — but it’s nice to see he didn’t pull any punches here. A little spotty as these things are, but he did a good job — and his WHCA take on his regular [...]

Classic Pick O’ the Day — April 30

Tom, Dick And Harry (1941) A girl accepts three wedding proposals at once and dreams of marriage to each man. Dir: Garson Kanin. Cast: Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Phil Silvers, Burgess Meredith TV-PG. 4:45 PM EDT. TCM.

Fun little comedy. Silvers is especially hilarious as I recall.

Who Let the Dogs Out?

Democrats did… that’s who. Mark Steyn has a great column in the Orange County Register (I know “Steyn” and “great column” are redundant, but I love the closing to this one):

Obama is correct that certain cultures believe a man takes on the powers of whatever he eats. In Liberia, where presidential contests [...]