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Trailer Trash — Sherlock Holmes 2, Alvin and the Chipmunks 3, and Underworld 4

Trailer Trash — Sherlock Holmes 2, Alvin and the Chipmunks 3, and Underworld 4

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. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows I quite enjoyed the first Sherlock Holmes, even if it retained very little of the pure cerebral charm of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels and short stories. I get that it's the 21st century, so big explosions are par for the course. What carried the first movie for me was pacing, good dialogue, and of course Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law. A Game of Shadows looks like it'll retain those key ingredients, which alone means it will be entertaining. What may take this one to the next level is
Album cover of the week: Blues for Dracula

Album cover of the week: Blues for Dracula

Album Cover of the Week, Music
A few weeks ago on the Halloween edition of my Sunday Jazz series I featured a track from Blues for Dracula (Riverside Records RLP 12-282), so today I'm sharing the rather campy but memorable album cover. Blah! That's Mr. Jones himself in full vampire regalia. Despite the rather jokey album cover, the music is fairly serious, straightforward jazz. Well, except for the rather comical Dracula-esque dialogue in the title cut. But elsewhere it's a solid set of straight bop. I don't have any information on who took the photo for Blues for Dracula, but the info from the recording session is well-known. All five songs from the album were recorded in New York City on September 17, 1958 with the following personnel: Nat Adderley, cornet Julian Priester, trombone Johnny Griffin, te
And now, your 2010 Golden Raspberry Awards nominees

And now, your 2010 Golden Raspberry Awards nominees

Movies
Kudos once again to the Razzies for doing the Lord's work.  There are a lot of bad movies and actors out there, and it's important to recognize the worst of the worst.  So here are this year's nominees, with my predicted winners in bold: Worst Picture The Bounty Hunter The Last Airbender Sex & The City 2 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Vampires Suck Worst Actor Ashton Kutcher: Killers and Valentine's Day Gerard Butler: The Bounty Hunter Jack Black: Gulliver's Travels Robert Pattinson: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Remember Me Taylor Lautner: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Worst Actress Jennifer Aniston: The Bounty Hunter Miley Cyrus: The Last Song The Four "Gal Pals": Sex & The City 2 Megan Fox: Jonah Hex Kristen Stewart: The Twilight Saga: Eclips
GFS at the movies: RiffTrax Live – Plan 9 from Outer Space

GFS at the movies: RiffTrax Live – Plan 9 from Outer Space

Movies
It's been almost 10 years since the final episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 aired, but I'm happy to report that the legacy lives on.  Not just through a dedicated community of fans trading episodes, but through the creative forces behind the series.  There are actually two post-MST3K projects kicking around these days - Cinematic Titanic features MST3K originals Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu (Crow #1 & Dr. Clayton Forrester), J. Elvis Weinstein (Tom Servo #1), and Frank Conniff (TV's Frank), as well as later addition Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester).  I've never seen any of their stuff to be honest, but then again I was never a huge Joel fan. I have seen a fair number of works by RiffTrax, headed by former MST3K host and head writer Michael J. Nelson, as well as Kevin Murphy (Tom