Monday, March 28, 2011

****new release list no.313

Dobrodošli moji Slovenski prijatelji!

Elizabeth Taylor died last Wednesday, she was just one month past her 79th birthday. Just about any film lover will have some iconic film memory of Liz. Whether it is her slinking around in a nightgown as Maggie in the screen adaptation of Tennessee William’s brilliant play CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, or her powerful (and Academy Award-winning) performance as Martha in WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, she left nothing on the table as she poured her heart and soul into both her acting career and her life. She starred in 1943 in LASSIE COME HOME and then became a star as Velvet Brown in 1944’s NATIONAL VELVET.

She captured the film world's hearts as a child actor and very smoothly made the transition to movie star, even being nominated at one point for the Best Actress Academy Award four years in a row (including one of my favorite performances in SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER with Montgomery Clift and Katherine Hepburn)! She worked steadily and effectively through the 80’s and then did a bit of work in the 90’s before finishing her career in 2001. Liz Taylor was a movie star’s movie star, the heights she reached have rarely been attained.

Yet, for all of that, for all her talent and beauty and notoriety and for all the 70 some-odd titles she worked on, what really blows me away was something that Elizabeth Taylor did off-screen. In the early 1980’s when AIDS was first being discussed (and condemned and misinformed and ignored) Liz Taylor was one of the first people to publicly speak out against this epidemic and to use her celebrity to publicize the plight of the millions of people who were suffering in the dark at that time. She organized and hosted the first ever AIDS fundraiser benefitting AIDS Project Los Angeles. She spoke out against the widespread ignorance of the establishment and to fight for rights for people dealing with what was then a supremely fatal illness. She was responsible for helping to raise over $100 million dollars to fund AIDS research, and she helped found multiple foundations that worked tirelessly for that cause. In a time where people were scrambling to disassociate themselves from people who were dying from a so-called “gay” disease, Elizabeth Taylor put herself and her reputation on the line to get the medical help needed to get control of what turned out to eventually kill millions of heterosexuals across the earth.

How cool is that? To me, that is the ultimate cool. In a world where celebrities keep their mouths shut to avoid alienating potential consumers, where Michael Jordan once famously declared “Republicans buy sneakers, too” to defend his silence on any political issue, where many wealthy celebrities just work to protect their own reputations, Elizabeth Taylor said fuck that, people are dying and I will do anything in my power to find a cure. And her power was great.

So I say thank you, Elizabeth Taylor. You were a brilliant actor, a beautiful person, you provided the news machine with many a headline, and you helped countless people survive a terrible disease. Thanks, Liz.

I just have a list of movies coming out this week, including BLACK SWAN, MAD MEN SEASON FOUR, TREME – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON, and bunches of cool looking documentaries. I am out for a short break to see the sun shine down like a beacon of glory over Colorado. See you next weekend.

Love and Kisses,

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ALL GOOD THINGS. - Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst – looks awesome!

BLACK SWAN.****BD**** Academy Award nominated starring Natalie Portman.



FAIR GAME.****BD**** - Naomi Watts, Sean Penn…





MAD MEN: SEASON FOUR.****BD**** I think you’ve heard of this one…




SOYLENT GREEN. On****BD***, baby!


TANGLED. - This is supposed to be a good animation.


TREME: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON. - This is a highly anticipated new series from HBO about New Orleans.

WHO’S THE CABOOSE. - Sarah Silverman, among others.

THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON ONE. - I think some of you will like this zombie show.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

****new release list no.312

Добро пожаловать, мои русские друзья и благодарю вас за чтение!

It’s spring, according to my calendar. It’s getting harder for me to quantify my feelings about our seasons, because our weather is so mixed up and confusing. The water came down hard recently, and it has been pretty cold today; but all things considered, January and February were quite warm and lovely and all around it was a somewhat mild seeming winter. The truth is, I am not sure when I am supposed to complain anymore. I need guidance here, so I will not commit a social faux pas. Am I supposed to complain during the Summer, when it is cold and windy and yet mild and wonderful and occasionally fantastic? Or during the Fall, when it is wet and foul, yet mild and wonderful and sometimes superlative? During Winter? When our all-important rainy season kicks off, and in between storms frequently it is also mild and also frequently wonderful? In the immortal words of Charley Partanna (in PRIZZI’S HONOR) – Which one-a dese?

I don’t know, but I know complaining season isn’t the spring.

Not Spring, when the little buds push their way through the ends of the leafless branches of my persimmon tree. Not spring, when dew drops reflect the glint of sunlight that awakens the seeds resting comfortably beneath the soil. Oh, no, not spring. Not when the summer waves to me from behind the clouds with its nostalgic seduction. Not with Passover, Easter, Ostara and eventually clothing-optional Beltane celebrating the newness, the freshness, the visceral ripeness of so many things around us. Not when the very air is intoxicating enough to cause deep sighs the sort of which was described so eloquently by Kenneth Grahame in his fine adventure novel The Wind in The Willows
“Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.”

Oh divine discontent, oh hallowed longing! Oh glorious life! Existence! Divinity! Do you like poetry? Somewhat? Not at all? Fuck it, do me a favor, because we are close and I write to you with my heart. Write a poem, right now, about spring and send it to me. I will publish it in my heart and never share it with anyone. Here is a poem I read when I was young, but for some reason moved me deeply. It was written by e.e. cummings.

in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and




balloonMan whistles

Alrighty, that’s all folks, hope to see you at the stores.

Love and Kisses,

P.S. I came across this crazy online music project recently called. You Are Listening to, which combines very beautiful and trippy music with live police feeds. It is currently set to play feeds from five cities, one of which is San Francisco. Here is You Are Listening to San Francisco.

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Directed by Andrew Lauer.
* This live action 80’s era throwback movie tells the story of Arthur, a kid who happens upon the secret to killing the evil dragon who is threatening civilization.


Comedy/Foreign (French).
Directed by Rene Gainville.
* This 1979 French comedy is about a business owner who creates a fake partner to make the business sound cooler…Unfortunately, as the business becomes more successful, it is the fake partner who gets all the credit.

Reese Witherspoon/Owen Wilson/Paul Rudd/Jack Nicholson.
Directed by James L. Brooks.
* A softball star (Witherspoon) on the US team is in crisis as she is no longer good enough to play and her life feels like it is in shambles. Should she hook up with the baseball player who is shallow but cute and seems somewhat safe (Wilson), or the broken business man (Rudd) she met first who is in the middle of a tough time himself as he is being accused of corporate crime that he has not committed. With Jack as the business guy’s dad.

Ben Gazzara/David Moscow/Talia Shire.
Directed by Andrzeg Krakowski.
* In this low-budget film, an arrogant Hollywood agent is dispatched to Central America to try to find this older Academy Award winning actor who also once happened to be married to the agent’s mother.

Henry Philips/Ellen Ratner.
Directed by Gregori Viens.
* This indie comedy won the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival and tells the story of a modern troubadour, singing and entertaining his way across America. Rachel watched this film this weekend and said it was what FUNNY PEOPLE, the Apatow comedy starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, should have been; funnier, more down to earth, and nearly an hour shorter.

Drama/LGBT/Comedy/Foreign (German/Serbo-Croation/Bosnian).
Directed by Dennis Todorovich.
* This coming-of-age story is about a Yugoslavic family living in Germany whose teenage son is gay and in fear of his family discovering his sexuality. He loves his piano teacher, and confides in his best friend, who his parents think is his girlfriend, until, that is, his younger brother starts getting jiggy with her himself. Ah, it’s complicated, it’s heavy, it’s emotional, it’s funny…It’s teenage life.

Eric Balfour.
Directed by Colin Strause and Greg Strause.
* Brain sucking aliens arrive on Earth for supper. Smartly, they begin in Los Angeles.

Angelina Jolie/Johnny Depp/Paul Bettany/Rufus Sewell/Timothy Dalton.
Directed by Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck.
* Jolie plays Elise, on the run after her lover stole serious coin from a very nasty mob boss and disappeared. She meets Frank (Depp) on a train and uses him as a decoy to hide from the bad guys. Frank is just a sad sack American tourist trying to nurse his broken heart with a lovely trip to Italia.

Comedy/Foreign (French).
Bruce Dern/Stephane Audran.
Directed by Claude Chabrol.
* This 1976 film is not considered one of his better movies. It is the story of a couple who are both accusing the other of infidelity. While writing this, I was reminded of one of my favorite Dern movies, 1987’s WORLD GONE WILD. Co-starring Adam Ant as a psychotic cult leader, this film is one of the schlockiest, freakist, post-Apocalyptic films ever made, and Dern is hysterical in it as the hippied out leader of a small enclave of people who are struggling to defend their tiny water source in 2087 America. As Fozzy would say – Funny!

YOGI BEAR (2010).
Dan Aykroyd/Justin Timberlake.
Directed by Eric Brevig.
* Goofy new version of the classic cartoon, saved especially by the brilliant pairing of Aykroyd and Timberlake.



............//NEW ON BLU/............

* The film that rocketed River Phoenix to fame…One of the top couple Steven King stories to be made into a film. Also featuring a very creepy and young Kiefer Sutherland. Directed by Rob Reiner.


* i.e. Four Star Video.

............//NEW ADDITIONS/............

* In anticipation of IP MAN 2, I got this film…Here is a description direction from imdb: A semi-biographical account of Yip Man, the first martial arts master to teach the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun.


* I love this show so much that I bought an entire new copy of the series in anticipation of telling so many of you about it.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

****new release list no.311

Bonjour mes merveilleux amis de la France!

In THE FIGHTER, Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale play half-brothers struggling to help each other as life threatens to drag them down…Bale is the older, substance-abuser, ex-fighter turned trainer and Wahlberg is Micky Ward, a real life future boxing champion at a cross-roads in his life. Two Academy Awards were won for this film and it was nominated for five others.

HEREAFTER is Clint Eastwood’s new meditative exploration about death. Matt Damon stars as a psychic who has the tantalizing but frightening power to commune with the afterworld.

We have a new trio of documentaries that all look awesome this week. WASTELAND was nominated for an Oscar and is about art and garbage and where the two connect. THE PARKING LOT MOVIE is a strange, funny and wonderful story about parking lot attendants at a huge lot in Virginia. WILDEST DREAM follows the lives of two men who are forever connected but never actually met. One, George Mallory, was one of the first people to attempt to summit Mount Everest and the other, Conrad Anker, found his cold dead body 75 years later. Interesting!

NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT PERSIAN CATS is a new Iranian film about a band trying to find new members while simultaneously trying to obtain visas to go play in London. It is ground zero for rockers in Tehran and while it plays like a documentary, it is actually a feature film, full of longing, desperation and hope.

In THE SWITCH, Wally (Jason Bateman) switches out his good friend Kassie (Jennifer Aniston)’s newly purchased sperm with his own. Oh, the humanity!

I have been mentioning here and there to some of you that Amy and I are completely gaga for SLINGS AND ARROWS, a brilliant Canadian television show from 2003-2006. Only lasting three seasons, full of just six episodes apiece, it is the tale of the New Burbage Shakespeare Festival and the completely crazy theatre people who work there. Funny, sad, outrageous and brilliant, I would characterize it as the best show you’ve never seen. Had this been an HBO show, it would have been insanely huge. I have just bought a second copy of the entire series and next week I will further encapsulate the entire show. For those of you searching for something different, something you haven’t seen, something with depth and beauty and a story line that will hook you, this just might be your show.

Last week I mentioned that we are now open on Friday and Saturday nights until 10pm. Many of you asked us for this, and we listened. Please do come in during those hours so that we know that this was indeed a smart move. Also, I want to remind everyone that we are offering all of our shirts at 50% off for the next month. That is $10 for the adult sizes and $7.50 for the kiddos. Thanks everyone, for shopping at Four Star!

Alrighty, that’s all folks, hope to see you at the stores.

Love and Kisses,



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............//NEW RELEASES//............



Mark Wahlberg/Christian Bale/Amy Adams/Melissa Leo.

Directed by David O. Russell.

* The story of "Irish" Micky Ward was made into an Academy Award winning film (Best Support Actor for Bale and Best Supporting Actress for Leo). Wahlberg plays Ward, a boxer from Massachusetts whose half-brother, former fighter Dicky Eklund, helped both of them regain their path to success both in the ring and in life itself. This is a true Rocky story about an underdog, addiction struggles, a fractured family and a burning desire to pummel someone in the ring.



Mena Suvari/Jack Huston/Matthew Modine/Caterina Murino.

Directed by John Irwin.

* This sexy erotic film is based on the last novel of Ernest Hemingway and follows a young American writer and his wife and her Italian girlfriend across Europe in the 1920’s.



Matt Damon/Bryce Dallas Howard.

Directed by Clint Eastwood.

* This Oscar-nominated (for Best Achievement in Visual Affects – it didn’t win) Eastwood film follows three characters around the world who are having intense experiences with death and its ramifications. Damon plays a young man whose psychic abilities let him communicate with people from beyond, a seductive ability that he feels burdened and frightened by. Features intense tsunami footage…


Drama/Music/Foreign (Persian).

Directed by Bahman Ghobadi.

* Ghobadi (A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES) brings us this awesome rocker story about a couple of Iranian musicians trying to fill their band for a big gig in London, and having even more difficulty getting visas to make it to the gig. Wanna know what it might be like for a Western-minded young person living in Tehran right now? Check this film out.



Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman/Patrick Wilson/Jeff Goldblum.

Directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon.

* Kassie (Aniston) wants a baby, she doesn’t need a man. She turns to the sperm bank and methodically picks her donor for a myriad of reasons. Her curmudgeonly best friend Wally thinks she’s crazy. But who is crazier? Kassie, for wanting to take control of her life? Or Wally who secretly switches out Kassie’s specially-picked donor sperm with some of his own life-creating juice? Oh, the humanity!



Documentary/Oh, the Humanity.

Directed by Meghan Eckman.

* This little bit of brilliance is about the owner and workers of a parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Is this an unusual parking lot? Are the workers here secret geniuses? Is there something incredibly unusual about the philosophical nature of these young attendants? Or are their secret geniuses at every little business, toiling away in obscurity, struggling to maintain their dignity in the face of disrespect and condescension? I don’t know. But we think this movie is extra funny and cool



Directed by Lucy Walker and Karen Harley and Joao Jardim.

* This documentary follows Vik Muniz, a successful contemporary artist, on a journey through landfills and mayhem as we learn about recyclers who pick through the garbage and find the most amazing things and use them to create incredible art. This gorgeous film was nominated for the Academy award for Documentary, and won Sundance’s award, and many other awards on the festival circuit.



Directed by Anthony Geffen.

* George Mallory and Conrad Anker will always be connected, although they never met. Mallory was the first guy (that we know of for sure) who attempted to summit Mount Everest, and for many years afterwards, his story ended mysteriously, without a trace. That is until Anker found his frozen body 75 years later. This documentary uses gorgeous imagery to trace their stories.



* Shhhhh, it’s a secret!

............//THE REPLACEMENTS/............



* It’s a long title, right?


* Bradley looks very handsome in this one.


Monday, March 7, 2011

****new release list no.310 - I'M STILL HERE

Ласкаво просимо до моїх українські друзі!

Today is March 7th, 2011. Four years ago, this week, Amy and I became the proud owners of Four Star Video, a neighborhood institution that has been around since 1986 (25 years!). We became the 4th owners of this excellent store, taking over from the estate of David Ayoob, which included Jamie and Jeremy and Dave’s wonderful daughters, Kelly and Julie.

When we purchased Four Star Video, we went in with our eyes wide open. Our idea from day one was to think about the future and plan for a time when technology might force the video store into extinction, but also to focus on ways of holding onto our customer base. Our close friends berated us for buying a video store (except the ones who were jealous that we snapped up THE video store). You don’t understand, we told them, Four Star is much more than a video store, it’s nearly a community center.

We had always been big fans of the store. We joined when we moved to the neighborhood in the late 1990’s. We met Dave when he bought the joint from Rick. We brought our new baby boy here to meet Dave and crew when he was born in 2001. We were here the day Dave put up the new shelving in the middle of the store. We were here the day Dave took down the “adult” section (telling us he wanted the store to feel safe for Huckleberry and the other neighborhood kids). When Dave introduced the new block system of renting, we bought one immediately and always kept a block from then until we bought the store. We lost movies occasionally, we lost movie boxes occasionally, we asked Dave to buy PURPLE RAIN and he did. We ran into friends here, we lingered with our kids in the middle of the afternoon here, we flirted with the staff here. We stopped on the way to Good Life, on the way home from Martha’s, after yoga, before heading to the bookstore and the library, before and after the playground. In short, it was a place we went to just because.

When Dave died, we cried together at our respective jobs. We cried for Dave, for the community, for ourselves and our fear of growing older. You know what I mean; many of you cried that day, too.

When we discovered Four Star was for sale, I was fascinated with the idea that I could find my place in our community as a merchant. What fun, I thought! What responsibility, what excitement. What a way to finally fit in. The idea that I could be “the movie guy” and putter around in my store like I used to see Dave do was very alluring.

When we bought the place, we thought to ourselves, how long can this store last? Three years? Five years? Longer? Well, people, we still don’t know. It has shrunk a lot in these four years, but it is still vibrant as hell. This weekend I was here every day working at Four Star’s sister store, Succulence, and each night was like a fun party in the store with regulars and non-regulars hanging out, reading movie boxes and talking film.

In fact, we have decided to change the hours again to be open until 10pm all Friday and Saturday nights starting this weekend! Please show us that this makes sense by coming in and utilizing the store. Also, as thanks to everyone for keeping Four Star going, we are offering all of our shirts at 50% off for the next month. Represent!

During these four years both Amy and I have settled into being business owners in Bernal Heights. We now own and operate Succulence here at 402 Cortland, and Amy has her own estate-planning legal practice here as well. We are thankful for the ability to do business here in Bernal Heights. We are thankful for the trust you place in us, and we take that trust very seriously. We don’t know what the future holds, but we hope we’ll be able to continue to make our living right here in the village we love so much for a long time.

I don’t have tiger’s blood, and I’m not a rock star from Mars, but I’M STILL HERE, just like Joaquin Phoenix. So let’s make a toast to that. Let’s toast to existence, to endurance, to continuance, to perseverance, and to longevity, to continuity, to durability, to unity, utility, continuity, ingenuity…and while we’re at it, since life = death, and we can always “watch the ripples change their size but never leave the stream of warm impermanence”, let’s toast the other side, because survival means dabbling on both sides of the coin, and desperate longing creates desire and motivates growth, so with that in mind, let’s toast futility, unattainability, unsustainability, impracticality, ineffectuality, insurmountability, and the painful reality of obsolescence. Hey, everything and everyone gets obsolete eventually, so let’s hold on to each other while we have each other and just glance backwards here and there for perspective but resist the urge to project the future, because the future is simply a moment away, and we can wait for just a moment, can’t we?

Alrighty, that’s all folks, hope to see you at the stores.

Love and Kisses,

For amusement sake, here are a few links to notable blog posts from the past. Peace and love.

First Ever blog from me, April 2007
First anniversary, March 2008
Second anniversary, March 2009
Third anniversary, March 2010

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Kayvan Novak/Nigel Lindsay/Riz Ahmed/Adeel Akhtar.
Directed by Christopher Morris.
* I think had I gotten to see this film this weekend that I would be shouting from the rooftops that you should see it. It is both a comedy and a social commentary and it is said to work very well from both angles. The tale is of four British jihadists who are trying to determine how to best focus their righteous anger and revolutionary ideas. Yes, it is a comedy about suicide bombers. Sadly, all but one of them are not super bright and struggle to do anything correctly. I imagine some people will feel like this film is offensive, and I imagine, as most comedies do, it does make fun of something that is not funny. Yet the critics and the casual viewers all seem to agree that this is a brilliant and hysterical film and perhaps just a laugh is helpful to the planet at times.

John Knoxville/Bam Margera.
Directed by Jeff Tremaine.
* These guys are somehow not amongst the millions of unemployed Americans.

Rachel McAdams/Harrison Ford/Diane Keaton/Patrick Wilson/Jeff Goldblum/50 cent.
Directed by Roger Michell.
* McAdams (SLINGS AND ARROWS, SHERLOCK HOLMES) plays Becky, a television producer who gets a big break when she is hired for a popular morning television show. Unfortunately, the job is completely out of control as the personalities on set are bigger than the show. It is a struggle for her to keep this dream job, but she is super determined. The director’s last film was the very awesome VENUS starring Peter O’Toole.


Russell Crowe/Elizabeth Banks/Olivia Wilde/Liam Neeson.
Directed by Paul Haggis.
* Haggis’s credits are pretty amazing, ranging from writing credits on DUE SOUTH, ONE DAY AT A TIME, THE SCOOBY DOO SHOW, DIFF’RENT STROKES, THE FACTS OF LIFE and much more to IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH, CRASH, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, THE QUANTOM OF SOLACE and CASINO ROYALE, all of which he wrote, some of which he directed, and some he won Academy Awards for his involvement in. Although this one won’t win him any awards, it is clear that he knows how to craft an intelligent and compelling story, and with stars like Crowe and Neeson involved, the probability is that THE NEXT THREE DAYS is a pretty good film. It is the story of a couple (Crowe and Banks) whose life is thrown for a brutal loop when the wife is arrested and jailed for a crime she didn’t commit. When hubby can’t take it anymore, and wifey gets suicidal, the film becomes a jail break movie and everything gets crazy.


Narrated by Matt Damon.
Directed by Charles Ferguson.
* This film won the Academy Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY this year. The title of the director’s previous film, NO END IN SIGHT, could be used to describe the debacle that this film is about, the most recent global financial meltdown from unbelievable mismanagement and corruption by the banking industry, the housing industry and mass governmental undersight. Filming all over the world, and interviewing a wide array of journalists, politicians and insiders of all sorts, Ferguson paints a pretty infuriating picture of the people who screwed us all, and who have managed to mostly avoid all prosecution.







............//NEW ON BLU/............

* This is a particularly brilliant documentary from 2001 about Andy Goldsworthy who makes art with nature.

............//NEW ACQUISITIONS/............

* This set includes the films BORN TO KILL, CLASH BY NIGHT, CROSSFIRE, DILLINGER and THE NARROW MARGIN. Ask and, occasionally, ye shall receive. Just ask James Z.