Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: 'Sex and the Single Girl' (1964)

Movie: Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Director: Richard Quine
Rating: 8/10 Stars ********
Great Movie! A 60's era romantic comedy, with little to no seriousness to it, starring Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, and Natalie Wood. A young pHD female psychologist gets pursued and scammed by a tabloid-magazine writer who is looking for a juicy dirt-story to publish about her, however he finds himself in love with this pretty psychologist and a lot of misunderstandings ensue. Check this one out if you like goofy old romantic comedies.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: 'Time Rider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann" (1982)

Director: William Dear
Rating: 5.2/10 Stars ******

Wow, one of those not-so-good 80s sci-fi movies about a moto-cross rider who gets lost during a long-distance race and wanders onto a government test site and inadvertently is sent back in time to 1877 where he finds himself being pursued by cowboy outlaws and life in the wild west. Check it out if you don't know what else to watch, its at least entertaining, but don't expect much, the poster may be the coolest part of the movie :-)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Track of the Week: 'Endless Summer' by The Jezabels (2011)

This week's track is Endless Summer, by Sydney-based Australian indie-pop-rock group The Jezabels. The band formed originally back in 2007 where the members met at University and started up the group, which consists of Hayley Mary (vocals), Heather Shannon (piano/keyboard), Nik Kaloper (drums), and Samuel Lockwood (bass guitar). Endless Summer is a track off of the groups latest album Prisoner, which was released on November 8th, 2011. If you like what you've heard here go check out their website HERE, or their Unearthed page HERE.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: "Mostly Martha (Bella Martha)" (2001)

Movie: Mostly Martha (Bella Martha) (2001)
Sandra Nettelbeck
Rating: 8.8/10 Stars ********"

I never cease to be amazed at how much better European movies and actors are than their American counterparts, probably has to do with the fact that Hollyweird is all about the bucks, and only formula movies get a pass when it comes down to that. This movie, however, is quite good and about a top female-chef in Germany who's sister has just died and by default adopts her 8 year old niece who is going through the trauma of losing her parent at such a young age (also never having met her Father who lives far away in Italy). Seems realistic and a bit intense, but not too intense, their is tragedy and comedy in this one, so take your pick.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: 'Monsters' (2010)

Movie: Monsters (2010)
Director: Gareth Edwards
Rating: 5/10 Stars *****
Arrrghh, I keep falling farther and farther behind on my movie reviews, will need to seriously catch up at some point. I Saw this on Netflix streaming. Its a sci-fi thriller about a photographer for a big media outlet who is assigned by an company executive to escort his daughter out of Mexico, which has been over-run by alien beings (basically giant floating octopi, which is so over-used by alien sci-fi movies) and back into the USA. This movie was hardly good, but entertaining if you can't decide what else to watch, and I believe their may be some undertones of social commentary going on regarding illegal immigration and the whole US-Mexico anti-immigration mumbo jumbo going on.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Weekly Music Post: 'Get Down Party (with Raashan Ahmad)' by Meem (2011)

Welcome back fans, its time for another weekly music post. This week the post goes to Australian music producer, DJ, and radio host Meem, and his track Get Down Party (feat. Raashan Ahmad).  Meem (Michael Moebus) is an electro/funk/soul/disco musician and producer who started out on the Australian music scene in the early 1990's, and he is based out of Sydney, Australia. He has worked with many major artists including Thievery Corporation and Groove Armada. The song Get Down Party, comes off of his latest studio album Monsters Don't Sleep OK!, which was released on November 11, 2011. If you like what you've heard here you can head over to Meem's website HERE, or his MySpace page HERE. Til next week ;-)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sneaks' Movie Reviews: 'The Smiling Lieutenant' (1931)

Movie: The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Rating: 6.5/10 Stars ******'
A musical from 1931, and an oldie at that. Probably one of the first years movies starting having audio. Quite a non-serious and more comedy oriented musical about a lieutenant (Chevalier) and his romance with a Viennese violin player, only to be confused by a visiting princess' crush after a fateful wink and smile. Check it out, its funny and seriously old school. Its good though, to have some variety in the movie reviews, old and new, they've all had their moment under the bright lights.