Jeff's Entertainment Page
There's a huge difference between art, decoration, and entertainment.
Here I mix them all together. These are my favorites for recharging
the soul; some through exemplification of positive values, some through
enlightening sarcasm, and others via relaxing escapism.
Books have a page of their
Favorite TV Shows:
Call to Glory - Show about a '60s test pilot and his family. Absolutely
Nikita Took me awhile to get used to the style but then I was
Star Trek the New Generation
Land of the Lost (www.landofthelost.com
seems to be shutdown. Hope it comes back.)
the Lost (another page)
X-Files - Of course.
Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, Ark II
Please help: I'm trying to find the name of a television special from around
1972 (perhaps a Lassie episode) that featured a Red Tailed Hawk that had
been raised in captivity but flew away. There is one scene where
the hawk tries to fly with some R/C airplanes. One of the planes
crashes into a tree and the hawk lands beside it and sort of tries to repair
it. The film was done in the same narrative pseudo-nature-documentary
style as "Cougar Country".
Music: (I don't follow recent music much, but here
have been some of my favorites)
Fight Club: Stupidest promo's I ever saw - swore I wouldn't
bother to see it. Surfed into accidentally on cable and was hooked
before I figured out what it was. Most original concept and screenplay
I've ever seen. Great acting. Very unpredictable plot. Even
my wife liked it! "You've met me at a very strange time in my life."
Office Space: Cubicle-rat rebellion. Most notable for the
strangely appropriate rap music during the fax machine destructothon: Ain't
it Great to be a Gangsta. Keep your eye on the red stapler.
The Usual Suspects: Before everyone knew who Kevin Spacy was.
Long live Kaiser Souse' (sp?)
Ghost Busters: The only movie I've watched more than 20 times.
A Boy and His Dog: Dumb post-apocolyptic less violent version of
Mad-Max. Starred a very young Don Johnson. Tedious but has
the funniest final line ever spoken (but wouldn't be funny at all if you
hadn't sat through the boring parts).
Dark Star: Even worse sci-fi than a Boy and His Dog but almost
as good of an ending.
Ladyhawke: Michelle Pfeiffer. Great acting by Matthew Brodrick
Farris Beuler's Day Off:
Star Wars: The perfect movie in every respect: theme, plot, characterization,
acting (considering the genre), score, special effects, etc. So what
if everyone else likes it too and it made a gazillion dollars - I'm not
an art snob.
2001: A Space Odyssey: Actually, it has so many slow/boring parts
that I sometimes doze off on this one. Still, it's one of my favorites
for the shuttle/station docking scene, and the a cappella by HAL.
Also, I was about 5 years old when I first saw it and was quite impressed.
Born Free: How can anyone not love that movie, or forget that song?
Cougar Country/Charlie the Lonesome Cougar: Pseudo-documentary about
a mountain lion. My first movie. Drew pictures of cougars for
Rock Concerts Attended: (I used to camp out and buy
up whole main-floor rows. At least I was popular for something in High
them live from the front row on their only American tour for the Voulez
Vouz album. Other
Billy Joel: Saw live
The Ventures: Our house was built in 1962 and was
purchased from the original family that built it. They had stayed
in early 60's style so
"Walk, Don't Run" is the house's theme song.
birthday present from my daughter. Popped in in the PC's CD player
on loop-back and have listened for about two weeks straight and still love
it. Her voice and music style is similar to Aimee Mann.
Fleetwood Mac, ABBA (front row center on their only US tour),
Gary Neuman (his final tour), Foreigner, John Denver, Journey, AC/DC, Queen&BillySquire
(3rd row), Pat Benetar (4th row), Joan Jett (4th row), ZZ Top(row 10),
BlackSabath&BlueOysterCult, Nazareth, Billy Joel,
10), Stray Cats (horrible), Beach Boys, Roger Waters (of PinkFloyd), Brian
May (of Queen), "Lonesome" Dave ??? (of Foghat), Mick Sterling and the
Stud Brothers(?), various South American flute groups
Network/Cable TV Station links:
The Independent Film Channel
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