February 3rd, 2008

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Creeping Menace Radio Episode 4: Full Moon Entertainment Pt.2



New reviewer Jessica joins Jose and Javier in the beginning of the show to review a few new to dvd summer bummer blockbusters: "SPIDER-MAN 3" and "TRANSFORMERS".

Then the boys finish their epic Full Moon Entertaiment retrospective by focusing on stand-alone classics like "BAD CHANNELS" and "ARCADE", and trashing junky crap like "GINGERDEAD MAN" and "EVIL BONG"! Here is the link;
http://creepingmenace.mypodcast.com/2007/11/Episode_4_Full_Moon_Entertainment_Pt2-57256.html

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Creeping Menace Radio Episode 5: SPIDER BABY ORGY



Jessica joins Jose as the DVD DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (or DAMSEL IN DVDISTRESS) with the word on new horror and sci-fi releases soon to crowd your overstuffed shelves.

Then the lovely couple review the creepy classic "SPIDER BABY", discuss the dirty deeds of "MR. BROOKS", try to make sense out of "LEGEND OF THE 7 GOLDEN VAMPIRES" and warn you not to visit Spain during "VAMPIRE'S NIGHT ORGY"! Here is the link; http://creepingmenace.mypodcast.com/2007/11/Episode_5_SPIDER_BABY_ORGY-57597.html

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Rambo" is better than the box office

"America opposes genocide in Sudan.
We support freedom in countries from Cuba and Zimbabwe
to Belarus and Burma."
President George Bush
2008 State of the Union Address



Like President Bush, the motion picture "Rambo" will
be treated better in history than by popular culture.
Unlike "Rocky Balboa," the box office for Sylvester
Stallone's new film has been tepid. Given that
"Rambo" has been produced by the fledgling Weinstein
Brothers organization, the box office beating for
"Rambo" is similar to the beating of last year's
"Grindhouse." In contrast to the fluff of
"Grindhouse," "Rambo" actually has depth and reveals
an inhuman condition. Thus far, **Rambo** has made
10 million dollars more than the Oscar nominated
"There Will Be Blood."

The film opens with documentary footage from the Free
Burma Rangers organization. The vision is cruel;
witness the naked bodies strewn across the field,
covered with flies. The perpetrators of Burma's
Genocide do not discriminate; men, women and children
are butchered with equal intensity. The variety of
torture is sickening; decapitation, burns and the
people who received mercy were merely shot in the
head.

Director Sylvester Stallone makes a convincing
transition from reality to fantasy. The next sequence
features the Burmese Army creating mine fields in the
swamps and then unleashing their prisoners as sport.
As the prisoners flee, the army makes sport of their
victims like Count Zaroff from Richard Connell's
classic short story from the early 20th century, "The
Most Dangerous Game."

Enter John Rambo (Stallone), a snake wrangler and
blacksmith living in Thailand. Rambo is approached by
missionaries who want to cross the border and provide
supplies to the repressed people of Burma, most
notably the Christian resistance group, the Karens.

Reluctant at first, Rambo escorts the missionaries
through the genocide zone. From this circle of death,
Rambo is reborn. Eventually the missionaries are
captured and Rambo marches into hell for a Heavenly
cause.

At 91 minutes, "Rambo" feels like an epic
experience. As the film's writer and director,
Stallone created an economic narrative and makes the
most of the jungle setting. The violence is explicit
and one suspects toned down for major release. Unlike
the previous **Rambo** movie, this film presents
responsible violence. John Rambo does not single
handily defeat the Burmese Army in this motion
picture.

Italian director Giuseppe ("Cinema Paradiso")
Tornatore is planning to make his first
English-language movie about the Burmese democracy
icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi,
titled "The Lady." By using entertainment fantasy,
Sylvester Stallone's "Rambo" "Rambo" has lit a
match against the repression of the Burmese
Government. Unlike the heavy handed politics of his
Hollywood contemporaries, Stallone has managed to tell
an entertaining story.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Fewer Want Bill Clinton Back in the White House



The negative coverage of Bill Clinton over the past couple of weeks seems to have hurt his standing with the public. A new survey finds that fewer voters these days like the idea of the former president being back in the White House.

Forty one percent of registered voters told the latest Pew Research Center survey that they disliked the idea of Mr. Clinton back at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which could happen if his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton, is elected president. In October, 34 percent of voters disliked the idea.

The latest survey was conducted between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2, after a couple of weeks of heightened media attention to Mr. Clinton’s increasingly dominant and visible role in his wife’s campaign. Pew surveyed 1,502 adults and the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

The poll found that independent voters have become more uncomfortable with the idea. In October, just 35 percent of independents disliked the idea; now, 45 percent dislike it.

Democrats seem to be generally comfortable with bringing Mr. Clinton back. In October, only 10 percent disliked the idea of him back in the White House, and even after his bad week only 12 percent object now. In October 68 percent of Democrats said they actually liked the idea and that number has not changed. So he may still be an asset to his wife, at least in the upcoming Democratic primaries.

In a general election, however, the prospect of Mr. Clinton back in the White House would be a bigger burden for her to carry. Republicans never liked the idea. In October, 66 percent said they disliked it; now 80 percent dislike it.
By Katharine Q. Seelye http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/02/03/fewer-want-bill-clinton-back-in-the-white-house/

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Superbowl XLII = the Miami Dolphins are still perfect

I do like the New England Patriots, ever since they upset the Saint Louis Rams six years ago in the 2002 Superbowl. However, I've been a Miami Dolphins fan for most of my life and I am glad that they remain the only perfect team in the history of the NFL.

Interesting note, when the Miami Dolphins pursued their excellence in 1972, the team that was determined to beat the Earl Morall lead team, was the New York Giants. I guess the Giants were destined to beat an undefeated team some day.