July 29, 1993

Another Stakeout

The original Stakeout is a strong mix of action and comedy. This sequel adds Rosie O'Donnell to the mix. I just counted, and I have seen six Rosie O'Donnell films in the theater: Tarzan (voice only; 1999), Beautiful Girls (1996), Exit to Eden (1994), Another Stakeout, Sleepless in Seattle, and A League of Their Own (1992).

July 25, 1993

Coneheads

I brought this upon myself. No one tied me up and dragged me to the theater!
(Assembly Square Cinemas)

July 19, 1993

In The Line of Fire

Two high-quality thrillers in four days: Wolfgang Petersen's breakout (English-language) film.

July 15, 1993

The Firm

Perfectly executed thriller from Sidney Pollack. Pollack's career is alarmingly uneven- he made great movies like Out Of Africa, Tootsie, and Three Days Of The Condor, yet he also cranked out Havana, the Sabrina remake, and Random Hearts. The Firm is not great, but it is an expertly crafted thriller: Tom Cruise's ambition gets him in too deep at a Mob-owned law firm, run by a Who's Who of great character actors (Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Wilfred Brimley). Can his patented Tom Cruise Run save his bar license...and his life?

July 3, 1993

Much Ado About Nothing

Ken Branagh and Emma Thompson at their best.

July 1, 1993

N's Mix #10

Side A: Frank, James, Paul, Jules, Mary Jane, and God
  1. This Poem Sucks, Mike Myers
  2. Frank's 2,000" TV, "Weird Al" Yankovic
  3. God Only Knows, The Beach Boys
  4. Breaking Us In Two, Joe Jackson
  5. Sweet Baby James, James Taylor
  6. Mary Jane's Last Dance, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  7. Blister In The Sun, Violent Femmes
  8. The Love Cats, The Cure
  9. Lightning Paul, The 4 Of Us
  10. J for Jules, 'til tuesday
  11. The Thanksgiving Song, Adam Sandler
Side B: Brazil, England, Australia, Canada, America
  1. Ponta De Lanca Africano, Jorge Ben
  2. 25 or 6 to 4, Chicago
  3. If You've Got Trouble, This is an unreleased Beatles song from 1965, written by Lennon and McCartney for Ringo to sing. It was the custom for Ringo to sing one song per LP, but this composition and performance were so lackluster, the track was discarded. Ringo sang a cover of Buck Owens' "Act Naturally" on that LP instead. I acquired this track on a bootleg, but The Beatles would eventually release the song on the Anthology box set in 1996.
  4. Sink The Pink, AC/DC
  5. "Bank on Your Love" is a Hall & Oates song using the game of poker as a relationship metaphor.
  6. Run to You, Bryan Adams
  7. Breaking The Girl, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. Mirror In The Bathroom, The English Beat
  9. 99.9 F, Suzanne Vega
  10. Pop Life, Prince & The Revolution
(Maxell 100 minute cassette)