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Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers = Perfect July 22, 2019

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Cover Battle – “Sweet Transvestite” October 10, 2014


The song “Sweet Transvestite” is one of the many highlights of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a cult movie obsession. It comes up in our first onscreen introduction to Dr. Frank N Furter, played by the remarkable Tim Curry. From that moment on he owns the movie. The song, and Curry, offer an erotic temptation, blatantly causing us to reexamine and redefine our own inner desires and perversions, magnetically drawing us out of the box and over to the kinky side.


This next version is done by actor Mark Pellegrino. You may not know his name, but if you own a television or have gone to movies I’m pretty sure you’ll recognize his handsome face. At the 2012 Salute to Supernatural convention in Vancouver (or VanCon, as it’s known) he performed a really good, sexy karaoke version on stage with costars Richard Speight, Jr., Matt Cohen, and singer Steve Carlson. He definitely has fun with it, and the audience just eats it up.


Actor Anthony Head brings this one back to the Brits with his rendition from a 2006 tribute show. Just as Tim did, he brings a mesmerizing flirtiness and raunch to the role, without imitating Mr. Curry. Anthony puts his own brand on the experience.


Apocalypse Hoboken starts their cover out slow and draggy; making it sound like the song was done not by Frank N Furter, but by the character Riff Raff. I don’t really feel any sort of eroticism in this – just a brute heavy metal sound, that plays more on the wild, counterculture, non-conformist aspect of the whole Rocky Horror proceedings. They do have a bit of fun with the “antici … pation” part of the song, though.


Please don’t hate me for this but I brought you a Glee take on the song, with a woman as Frank N Furter. On one hand it makes no sense, but on another it does. Even though Rocky Horror is considered a “cult” classic, it’s so popular that you might even call it mainstream. By having Frank N Furter portrayed by a biological woman it’s kind of taking it back to its original roots of playing with “alternate” sexualities and making you question the constructs of gender identity. Or maybe I’m just over thinking this. Basically I’m just putting this here as a showcase for the incredible voice of Amber Riley.


There was one version I really, really wanted to find for you guys. And for me, too. It was Eric McCormack performing it in the Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special put together by VH1. After repeated searches using a ton of different word configurations I found segments from other celebrity performers, but not the one I desperately wanted to give you. And myself. So, alas – no video of Eric. ;-(


But, at the last minute, I did find pictures.





“Moto” May 3, 2014

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Final Jeopardy – 1/6/14 January 6, 2014




The Answer



RIP – Rober Ebert April 4, 2013


roger ebert



This is the Leonard Cohen song that Roger credited for saving his life in the above TED video



Chicago Sun-Times Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies

Roger Ebert at wiki

Roger Ebert at the Sun Times


Masterworks for free March 22, 2013


To celebrate the March 23 birthday of Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa, Hulu and Criterion are offering the ability to watch all 24 of his films online, for free. I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen any of his movies, but I know that I’ve seen tons of movies and other endeavors inspired by his vision and technique. I’m really looking forward to exploring some of his works.


Besides, nothing beats free stuff right? Well, unless there’s ointment and shots involved.




































Akira Kurosawa Criterion Films Free to Watch on Hulu Until Sunday

on Hulu

Akira Kurosawa at Criterion

Akira Kurosawa at wiki


Welcome to The Bathtub June 28, 2012



Welcome to the Bathtub



Happy Birthday Steve Buscemi December 13, 2010

Steve Buscemi at IMDB

Steve Buscemi at wiki

Steve Buscemi blog

Boardwalk Empire

The Sopranos

Monsters, Inc.

Trees Lounge

Ghost World

The Big Lebowski

Con Air

Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead

Reservoir Dogs

Big Fish

Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

New York City Fire Department

World Trade Center


Happy Birthday Fritz Lang December 5, 2010

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Fritz Lang on IMDB

Fritz Lang on wikipedia

Senses of Cinema

Fritz Lang: Master of Darkness

Metropolis Film Archive


M (wiki)

Metropolis (IMDB)

Metropolis (wiki)

German Expressionism

Film Noir


Happy Birthday Otto Preminger

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Otto Preminger at IMDB

Otto Preminger at wikipedia

Dorothy Dandridge

Anatomy of a Murder

Porgy and Bess

The Man With the Golden Arm

Carmen Jones


Advise and Consent

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon

Batman (tv series) on IMDB

Batman (tv series) on wikipedia


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