Sunday, March 30, 2008

Jon Pertwee - Kung Fu Fighting!

Clips of Jon Pertwee engaging in some fight scene during his time as Doctor Who with background music from a classic 1970s songs. It's both hilarious and exhilarating.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More than Just a Timelord

A tribute video to the seventh doctor played by Sylvester McCoy. Having seen a few of the seventh doctor episodes of Doctor Who, I'll just have to admit most of these episodes aren't that bad. It was just unfortunate that they couldn't eke out another season of Doctor Who for McCoy beyond 1989 and we would see the seventh doctor briefly at the beginning of the 1996 FOX TV movie called appropriately enough Doctor Who.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

1940s animated Superman

An old Max Fleischer cartoon with animation unrivaled until the 1990s saw the production of Batman the animated series. I often compare the animation seen in this 10 minute cartoon short with what I would see in the Batman, Superman, and JLA series of the last decade. If you can I would expect that you would find these series, especially Batman on DVD.

Monday, March 24, 2008

A documentary - American Beer

Well it's not often that I will talk about a documentary here. This one is worth buying and I hope that in the future I can discuss more documentaries. Especially those of a more light hearted nature. Anything more serious I would put over at It's My Mind.

In any event, let's talk about this documentary. I'm not a beer drinker but for the past few months I've been interested in this idea that people can brew their own beer at home. They choose not to drink a Coors, Budweiser, or even Miller. Those are the mainstream beers out there.

Of course beyond those there are much smaller brewers out there. Some of them you might see at your local supermarket, liquor store, or bar. In other instances some of these brewers might operate their own bars or they may operate a brewpub. Essentially some brewers own a restaurant and they serve their own "homegrown" beer.

This is what American Beer is about. These smaller brewers who had a passion for beer and turned it into a moneymaking enterprise, even if they're not exactly millionaires. It could be concluded that some of these craft or micro-brewers are taking advantage of a market that just doesn't like the beer provided by the more mainstream brewers.

To be sure I haven't had a beer from a craft/micro-brewery. Though I do think about it, besides I can always find my way to Goose Island and have their craft brew when I get the first opportunity. What I do know is that I've had a Bud-light and a Coors and while I drank them I didn't have a great love and this documentary makes me even more curious about how much different these craft brews are.

This movie was a lot of fun to watch. These guys take a road trip from coast to coast from Maine to Washington state. They sampled beers from 38 breweries in 40 days. They interview these businessmen and women who own these breweries. They tour these breweries even taking a look at the oldest brewery in the United States, D.G. Yuengling & Son. This brewery is so old, these intrepid guys literally tour some underground caves where once upon a time they would store the brews before the time of refrigeration.

Some breweries are very well run and they almost look like major league operations. There are those that aren't but they might still be able to get the job done. Most of these brewers started off homebrewing with most having jobs one was a foreign journalist and another was in the computer industry and another still used to be a police detective. They all left their respective occupation/professions to become brewers.

I won't give too much away but this is a great road trip style documentary. Perhaps there might be other roadtrip style documentaries out there. Maybe one wouldn't want to watch a documentary touring bakeries or what not, but surely one documentarian can actually do one about visiting historic sites around the nation.

I would suggest though that you buy this documentary when you get the first opportunity. I don't know if it's available in a video store near you, but surely you can trust the internet to provide you with this documentary.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I'm in a James Bond mood now!!!

I haven't written a lot of reviews lately! I want to change that but watching movies hasn't interested me in a while. Not sure why but I want to change that.

Also ever since I discovered Doctor Who, I've been writing almost non-stop about Doctor Who or even about sci-fi in general. I don't want this to be a genre blog I want this to be more well rounded.

I did do a Bond film, Casino Royale. Of course I saw the film itself on the now fabled TV-Links website though I do have it on DVD now! Still I just got into a For Your Eyes Only mood and then I went back to the legendary Sean Connery. One of my favorite Connery Bond film believe it or not is From Russia with Love.

So anyway it'll take me some time but I want to get back to this blog's roots. The other movies that I have reviewed overtime of course can be seen in the sidebar. Most of them are great movies.

Some are period pieces. Some is mostly for entertainment and I'd think you would enjoy it. Others are just good movies worth watching and I'll allow you to make of them as you will.