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Entries from August 2008

Chasing Amy (1997)

August 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Synopsis Holden McNeil (Ben Affleck) and Banky Edwards (Jason Lee) – two guys from Highlands, New Jersey who made good self-publishing their own comic book – bust up the convention they’re signing copies of their work Bluntman and Chronic at when they seem to outrage Black militant cartoonist Hooper X (Dwight Ewell) arguing that Lando […]

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Tags: Cult favorite · Famous line · Unconventional romance

Joan Allen

August 19th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Joan Allen was born August 20, 1956 in Rochelle, Illinois. Her father was a gas station owner, her mother a homemaker. Attending Rochelle Township High School, Allen described herself as “shy but desperate to meet boys.” Her sister suggested Allen try out for the cheerleading team. She was not accepted. Allen auditioned for a play […]

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Tags: United Federation of Character Actors

Stop Making Sense (1984)

August 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Synopsis In December 1983, acclaimed art rockers Talking Heads concluded their “Stop Making Sense” tour, documenting the event by filming three shows at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Ambling onto a completely empty stage in a pair of white tennis shoes and carrying an acoustic guitar, singer/ songwriter David Byrne performs “Psycho Killer.” As the […]

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Tags: Concert · Cult favorite · Documentary · Music