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Top 10 Movies 2000-2009

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 20, 2010 by Hank

Here it is.  My Top Ten Movies of the Oughts.   I’ve been hemming and hawing over how to piece together this list.  What to add, what to remove, what to try and pull my personal grievances and forgiveness away from in an attempt to look at them all objectively.  There were many hard decisions made. Movies that I feel particular personal guilt over excluding, but I removed none-the-less are: Primer, Brick, The Host, Psycho Beach Party, Good Night, And Good Luck,  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Sunshine, The Way of the Gun, Man On Wire, and Casino Royale.

In the end, I don’t know where I, Videodrome, or “the pictures” would be without this group of movies.  I felt it necessary to provide a list that was in keeping with the heart of the radio show, and what we try and do week in and week out.  Tell the truth, be critical, and mostly be right.  Mostly.

If you have some thoughts or grievances, feel free to send a message to and I’ll do my best to thank you or explain to you why you’re wrong.

– Hank

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11/7/10

Posted in San Jose Sharks, Show Notes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by Hank

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On tonight’s show:


Black Angel (1946)


The Walking Dead (2010)


Joe Thornton: Suspended!


Conan begins Monday 11/8/10 at 11pm on TBS. Read the excerpt we talked about on the air here.

– Chilean miner Edison Pena on Letterman

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Joseph Gavin – lunar lander money waster


– Tonight’s score: Basil Kirchin’s The Abominable Dr. Phibes

8/2/09

Posted in Show Notes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2009 by Hank

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On tonight’s show:

Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday (1953)

Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, and Magic
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories & Magic (2007)

Know1ng
Know1ng (2009) (Guest reviewed by The Great Mom)

Hellbound
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) – An appreciation.

– A very important message to the Music Industry: Suck it!

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Tony Rosenthal – sculptor; Clayton Hill – zombie; SybilChief Mouser to the Cabinet Office

shadows
– Tonight’s score: The Shadows Are Go

Show Notes 2009

Posted in Show Notes with tags , , on January 24, 2009 by Hank

Here’s everything we’ve talked about in 2009:

1/25/09

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Hangover Square
Hangover Square (1945)

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Billy Werber – oldest living major league ballplayer

– Tonight’s score: Alejandro Amenabar’s music for The Others

1/18/09

Magnificent Obsession
Magnificent Obsession (1954) – The Criterion Collection

Wanted
Wanted (2008)

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Patrick McGoohan – Legendary Actor, The Prisoner, Danger Man; Ricardo Montalban – Legendary Actor, owner of real pecs
– Tonight’s score: Lee Morgan’s Lee-Way

1/11/09

The Wrestler
The Wrestler (2008)

Gran Torino
Gran Torino (2008)

– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Bob Wilkins – Host of KTVU’s Creature Featuresbobwilkins.net
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Show Notes 2008…

Posted in Show Notes with tags , , on December 28, 2008 by Hank

This is it.  Everything we have talked about on Videodrome for all of 2008.   (Well, almost everything.)

12/28/08
The Spirit (2008)
Valkyrie (2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Third Man (Criterion Collection) Blu-Ray (1949)
– Interesting Death of the Week with Hank (way to sleep on the job, B.K.): Eartha Kitt – singer, Catwoman; Harold Pinter – playwright
– music – score to The Man Who Wasn’t There

12/21/08
Encounters at the End of the World (2008)
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Majel Barrett (Rodenberry) – wife of Star Trek creator, actress; W. Mark Felt – Deep Throat; John Byrne – lead singer of The Count Five; Peter Brothers – WWII ace British Pilot
– music – Vince Guaraldi’s score to A Charlie Brown Christmas

12/14/08
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Profiles In History Auction 33 – One of the most amazing movie memorabilia auctions of all time.
– Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.: Bettie Page – legend; William S. Stevens – writer of The Common Law Origins of the
Infield Fly Rule

– music – Bernard Herrmann’s score to The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Show Notes: 10/19/08

Posted in Show Notes with tags , , , on October 20, 2008 by Hank

Herschell Gordon Lewis’ Blood Feast (1963)

Somebody’s Remember The Titans (for serious…) (2000)

Interesting Death of the Week with B.K.:
Ben Weider – Bodybuilding Promoter, Napoleonic Scholar

Tonight’s Soundtrack: Georges Montalba’s High Fidelity Pipe Organ Favorites