In my job, I’m frequently in rental cars, hotels, and airplanes, which gives me some down time to listen to tunes (though because I usually have a metric ton of work to do, I can’t contribute to GoD like I used to). So, when I received the CD of the soundtrack to ost Boys: The Tribe, I felt I could get a few listens as I drove hither, thither, and through yon cornfields.
So on my way to a small Midwestern college through the Illinois farmland, I switched off of Fred 44 on XM and popped in the CD. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting much, since the movie was a rather unauthorized sequel of a movie that I always felt was OK, but not all that and a silver crucifix. Plus, it starred one of the Coreys, a dude that looked like a younger Corey, a generic hot chick, and the half-brother of Kiefer Sutherland. (What? Were Joe Estevez and Robert Z’Dar not available?)
And the first track, a remade of the theme song from the original movie (“Cry Little Sister” by Aiden), solidified my predisposition that this was not going to be a very exciting CD. That song signifies the worst qualities of the current emo/goth/hard rock/whatchamacallit scene that’s been popular since the ’90s, with bombastic choruses that offset ‘gentler’ moments that show they have ‘emotion’ but are too calculating and generic to be sincere. Yick.
However, starting with track two, a classic hard rocker called “Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast” by Airborne, things picked up a bit…
The long out-of-print MST3K movie that pokes fun at This Island Earth has finally been re-released on DVD.
Review of two Saturday Night Live compilation DVDs, one from the 1980s, the other from the most reason season of the show.
This DVD contains four episodes of the PBS Kids animated series about the learning adventures of 4-year-old Caillou and his family.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Carl Reiner, Mandy Patinkin, Sid Caesar, The Jewish Americans, David Grubin, Liev Schreiber
This 4-DVD set includes every episode from Season Three of the 1970′s TV sitcom starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall as roommates who are polar opposites.
This four-part PBS documentary series showcases the early days of television sitcoms and game shows as well as late night and variety programs.
Jason Lee and Amy Adams star in this Disney live-action remake of the classic television cartoon series.
The first 13 episodes of season one of the 1970′s TV show are now available in a 4-disc DVD set with bonus features.
The former Beatle offers up a new solo album with accompanying bonus DVD.
These two DVDs include the 1976 and 1977 Christmas Specials that featured guest appearances from Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Tony Orlando!
This complete 7-DVD set contains all 26 episodes of Season 2 of this 1960′s TV show starring Raymond Burr.
This DVD set delves into the history the legendary British rock band, The Who.
This is a 4-CD compilation from Rhino Records contains 77 songs of the ’60s San Francisco rock scene ranging from the predictable to the obscure.
Sean Penn directs this true story of a man’s spirit of adventure and his search for the truth.