Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Censorship: What the bleep? Thursday in Frisco!

This Thursday 2/26 in San Francisco, I'll be part of the fun, rollicking Censorship panel in San Francisco- Fun? Rollicking? Censorship? Yeah, that's right! Show up & see how we do it!

“Censorship: What the 'bleep', I can't say that?”

Presented by Independent Arts & Media

TIME & DATE: Thursday, February 26th 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Chez Poulet- 3359 Army, San Francisco
DESCRIPTION: Freedom of Speech doesn't mean we can't say or print anything we want. We will discuss what can and can't be said; and if what we aren't allowed to say - should be said or not.

Our panel will tell what they know of censorship from what they have heard and what they have experienced in their lives.

Jennifer Joseph - Manic D Press
Jesse Townley - Alternative Tentacles, KALX, & Gilman
John Hell - Community micro radio DJ on Pirate Cat Radio
Moderator - V. Vale - ReSearch Publication

Monday, February 23, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Death Race!

First off- Death Race 2000 is my favorite movie ever. Period.

So I rented the "remake" of it, last year's Death Race, not expecting much. Credits showed that Roger Corman, who directed the original, was involved peripherally, so that was a good sign. The remake, though much more limited in scope than the original, is good- crap, considering how bad it could've been, it's a frickin' masterpiece- and its car effects were super.

What pissed me off though was the smacked-ass director, in some dvd extra, claiming that his version was a broader statement about society than the original. Huh. Sounds like he's never seen the original. That's a broad dystopian vision of a corporate/religious dictatorship pandering to the masses. His is a limited, focused dystopian vision of a corporate dictatorship pandering to the masses.

Little creep. Other than that, Death Race is pretty darn good, but isn't going to knock the original off its pedestal.