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Friday, May 12, 2000

Mark Harris is right on the money re The Corner:

"The Corner" is to the miniseries what "The Sopranos" has been to the hour-long drama -- head and shoulders above everything else in the genre this season.

Critics, including EW's Ken Tucker, have been expansive in their praise of "The Corner"'s unsentimental, fierce, alternately funny and wrenching look at life on a drug block, but the show and its dazzling cast seem not to be generating much else in the way of hype. Why not? Well, the next sentence, unfortunately, begins, "If these actors were white..."

posted at 5:02 PM Central Time <link>

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Please, for the love of all that is good and holy, do not go see Battlefield: Earth. It's based on a horrible book by L. Ron Hubbard. It sounds like a hideous movie. Sure, you may be curious and like seeing bad movies, but wait 'til you can see it for $1 or for free, please.

I am amused by the reviews. I love scathing reviews, but I guess even more so in this case.

Roger Ebert's review starts out with "Battlefield Earth is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. It's not merely bad; it's unpleasant in a hostile way."

posted at 4:00 PM Central Time <link>

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Just because there are no more new episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street, doesn't mean there aren't still lots of cool articles and things to be found at The Links. Right now there's stuff about Andre Braugher, about Richard Belzer, about The Corner, and about Julianna Marguiles' stint on Homicide before she landed ER (for good). And lots more. Pretty spiff stuff, IMHO.
posted at 3:44 PM Central Time <link>

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I saw Great Big Sea at The Cedar last night. Was a lot of fun. Great Big Sea is a spiff Canadian band from Newfoundland who play folk-rock stuff, a fair number of trad things. Four guys who all sing and play multiple instruments and have good stage presence. You should've seen/heard the crowd singing along last night. (Not quite as much energy as Moxy Fruvous, but cool like that in a different way, if that makes any kind of sense).
posted at 3:18 PM Central Time <link>

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