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Music from the Worst Album Covers — Millie Jackson, Back to the S__t!

Music from the Worst Album Covers — Millie Jackson, Back to the S__t!

Album Cover of the Week, Featured Posts, Music
My first exposure of any kind to the music of Millie Jackson was her song "All the Way Lover" from the compilation album Blaxploitation, Volume 3: The Big Payback. It's a surreal cut that's alternately soulful and hilarious. Jackson sings and speaks as she exhorts her man to, well, go all the way. Oh and then she admonishes other women to stop watching soap operas or gossiping, and get down to pleasing their men lest they stray. But hey, why not hear it for yourself? It's an experience you should enjoy at least once. So now that you've heard that, the following album cover should come as no surprise. Wait, does that say Back to the Seat!? Back to the Suit!? No, that doesn't make sense. Must be Back to the Shit! Released in 1989 on Jive Records, well after Jackson's peri
Trailer Trash — The Lorax, A Thousand Words, and 21 Jump Street

Trailer Trash — The Lorax, A Thousand Words, and 21 Jump Street

Movies
I don’t have time to go to the movies much any more. So instead I’m going to just review some new and upcoming films based solely on their trailers. Because let’s face it, most movies only have about two or three minutes’ worth of good material anyway. The Lorax I'm not familiar with the Dr. Seuss source material for this movie, so I don't care a whit about whether it deviates from the book or not. What I do care about is whether or not that stupid Polyphonic Spree song gets played in the movie. I hate that friggin' song and every commercial it infests. In any case, this looks like a lot of fun. I'm still not 100% sold on CGI animation in movies, but I think the world of Dr. Seuss is particularly suited to this type of visual approach. I can even overlook the inclusion o
Fletch makes me sad

Fletch makes me sad

Movies
So I'm enjoying the Fletch/Fletch Lives double feature on AMC tonight, and a question occurs to me - has there ever been a bigger fall from funny for a once-great comedic actor than Chevy Chase's? There was a time (about 1975-1989) when he could legitimately claim to be one of the funniest men in American film (and TV, although his time on Saturday Night Live didn't even last 2 seasons). Sure, there were some real stinkers in there (I'm looking at you, Under the Rainbow), but the triple whammy of Caddyshack, Vacation, and Fletch should've been enough to be his lifetime meal ticket. Then there are the movies that, while they may not be in the same class as the Big 3, are pretty damn good anyway - European Vacation, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos, Funny Farm, Fletch Lives, and Christmas Va...
I love a good movie meme

I love a good movie meme

Movies
I even love bad ones. But this one is pretty good (lifted from Culture kills). Of course I'm the special kid in school so I'm probably the last one to do this, but that's about par for the course. I just got rid of my last pair of Z Cavaricci pants like 5 years ago. 1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times. I can name more than one - Flash Gordon, Weird Science, Caddyshack, and Nightmare on Elm Street for starters. 2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater. The Empire Strikes Back and Private Parts come to mind, although I know there's more. 3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie. Edward Norton, hands down. Or hands up. 4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie. Robin Williams and Ed...