I was in a band from 1966-68 in Seattle that opened for many of the rock groups on tour back then. Most in the Seattle version of the Fillmore which was the Eagles Auditorium. Acts we opened for included Buffalo Springfield, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Byrds, Jefferson Airplane and so on. If you have seen the movie "Strange Wilderness" our recording of the classic folk tune "Maggie" is on the soundtrack (at around 30 minutes).What? That's super cool!
I watched it last night. I was certainly surprised at the reveal of the town it was supposedly taking place in: Pasco, WA. I grew about 20 miles from there. Downtown Pasco doesn't look like that but then some town in Manitoba was standing in for it. And the University of Washington is not that close to downtown Seattle either.Watched Run. Same director as Searching (which I loved). Thought this was a pretty awesome thriller. This guy knows how to hook you on relatively simple plots. It's available to view on Hulu.
This sounds right up my alley. Will add it to my watch list.Holy Pixelation! Those in love with the 80s will love "Max Reload and the Nether Blasters" homage to the 80s on Amazon. It's about a group of employees at a video game rental shop (run by Kevin Smith) who come into possession of a rare copy of a 1980s Coleco game made by a local game programmer that produces unexpected results. Lyn Shay also appears and Will Wheaton narrates a short clip on the local game company. So it is a hoot but could have been better. Looks like Kevin has gained some of that lost weight back.
I've been looking for some holiday horror movies I haven't already seen. The offerings seem pretty sparse checking everything from Hulu to Tubi (which has the most). I suspect such movies are probably being held back and may debut this week. But I know there must be a number of obscure 1980s holiday horror that hasn't made it's way to rejuvenation via streaming.Fatman (2020) Mel Gibson is the jolly ol' elf who is on hard times. Makes a deal with the military and has a hit put on him by a 12 year old who got a lump of coal. It's pretty good. Make yourself a couple Johnny Carsons and get out the mistletoe. Ho ho ho.