Thursday, September 12, 2019

2 Classics Return

Two great classic movies return to the big screen in Jackson this month.

Something for the Trekkies.....

September 15
Malco: 1

September 18
Malco: 7

And everyone's favorite movie in The Fondren:

September 22
Malco: 4
Tinseltown: 4, 7

September 24
Tinseltown: 7

September 25
Tinseltown: 7
Malco: 7

If neither movie is your speed, there is always Rob Zombie

September 16, 17, 18
Tinseltown: 7

Unfortunately, no midnight showings.


Anonymous said...

Great except for Tim Robbins...perhaps 11 years and 2 children with Susan Sarandon produced a vulcan mind meld. Although Robbins would probably be considered ultra-conservative now...estimated net worth...$60,000,000.00.

If you ever get bored, read the SAG union contract and their healthcare benefits, pensions, ect and costs. This is why you see actors doing 15 min video shorts. Not to make money, but to remain qualified for the benefits. They have a 2 tier benefit schedule, and you only have to earn around 17k or 34k per year to qualify.

A few of his bio quotes...

Was kicked off his high school hockey team for fighting.???

I'm six foot four and a half and I have a temper.

After the September 11 attacks, he tried to fly out of New York City to be with Susan Sarandon and their children in Hollywood. Upon finding out that all flights were grounded, he and a friend drove from New York City to Los Angeles in a 56-hour trip that began on the morning of September 12, 2001.

Admits that he only did Howard the Duck (1986) for the money.

Hollywood is full of closet Republicans, and also you're sometimes not sure who your friends are. When the whole Bull Durham (1988) controversy happened there were three people who came very vociferously to our support, all either very conservative Democrats or Republicans - Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner and Jack Valenti. And how many liberals? I didn't see any. So I am not one that makes a judgment on someone because they are Republican. I know enough Republicans that are decent people, they love their families, we might have differences of opinion but we can find common ground....but this was the 1988 Tim Robbins.

Something ... this way comes said...

Definitely will be there for Shawshank and I'm not from Fondren. Lol

Anonymous said...

Shawshank, Yes! Buttered popcorn and airplane size Jack Daniels for large coke. Turn off them damned phones!

Where's the 'big screen in Jackson'?

Hermit King said...

I really wish they would do a showing of Jeremiah Johnson.

Gul Dukat Did Nothing Wrong said...

We prefer to be called Trekkers and we consider "Tr*kkies" to be a pejorative similar to the N word.

Burke said...

Geez, 1:58, get a grip. Time for you to de-politicize. Elia Kazan, for an example from the right, was a staunch anti-Communist, but he was also a top-five director. Robbins did a fine job, mostly as a foil to Freeman, and that's all he needed to do to help create one of the classics.

Anonymous said...

ST:TMP is such an underrated film. Yes, it's long and could have benefited by editing leaving 30 minutes or so on the cutting room floor, but of all the ST movies (including the reboot), it is THE most "Trek-like". I didn’t care for it as a kid, but I’ve come to love and appreciate it so much more as I’ve gotten older.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your sentiment @3:58 PM, but it ain't no date movie.

Anonymous said...

Burke...Kazan was a member of the American Communist Party. He bumped heads with it's leadership because he thought it should be more like Stalin's Party in Russia.

"But for years after I resigned, I was still faithful to their way of thinking. I still believed in it. But not in the American Communists. I used to make a difference and think: "These people here are damned fools but in Russia they have got the real thing," until I learned about the Hitler-Stalin pact, and gave up on the USSR.

What in fact happened was that like many party leaders, they are capitalists. And Kazan decided to become a surviving Capitalist. Having watched almost all of his films, I would highly recommend "A Face in the Crowd". Which was Andy Griffiths 1st movie, even before his tv series. And Andy is so good, because Andy isn't acting, he is being himself.

An enemy of your enemy isnt necessarily your friend. Korea was given to the communists as an incentive to get Russia to fight Japan, but they did nothing as the war was almost over.
If you know about Ayn Rand, then you'll enjoy the WWII propaganda movie, Mission to Moscow.

However, the most pro-Soviet movie was 1943 “Mission to Moscow.” It was made at the request of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and based upon a book by U.S. ambassador to the USSR Joseph E. Davies. The ambassador was the main character of the film. They say that Roosevelt met with Davies several times in the course of the film's production.
The movie starts with the real Davies stating that, “no leaders of a nation have been so misrepresented and misunderstood as those in the Soviet government during those critical years between the two world wars.” The filmmakers did not stop at this. In the movie Davies hints that the Moscow show trials of members of the Communist Party elite during the late 1930s should be taken at face value: those condemned then were guilty as they confessed in their attempted plots against the Soviet state.

“Based on 20 years’ trial practice, I’d be inclined to believe these confessions,” the main character says. In his book Davies went further and wrote that Stalin’s purges helped to remove the “fifth columnists” – those who worked for Germany and Japan – and this contributed to the low level of collaboration with the Nazis occupiers in the USSR during the war. The HUAC criticized the film and its scriptwriter, Howard E. Koch, was denounced as a Communist and blacklisted by Hollywood despite his earlier Oscar for “Casablanca”.

When MGM ousted Mayer, and replaced him with Dore Schary, Schary had learned the valuable tool of propaganda during the war years. His focus was on "message movies", and molding public opinion.

In the late 1960s, TV networks really got on board, especially CBS (referred to as the Rual Puge). Television was and is a powerful tool to mould public opinion, especially while young. Parents didn't know the power the tube would have over their children.

Here is a memorable quote from that era...

The numerous cancellations prompted Pat Buttram ("Mr. Haney" on one of the canceled shows, Green Acres) to observe, "It was the year CBS canceled everything with a tree—including Lassie."

Being in the age group that was formed watching tv in the 70s, I attempted to re-watch the MASH series. I could only make it to the episodes where Wayne Rogers left. The messages aren't veiled. And grandma and grandpa Walton were both communists, although grandma wasn't as die hard.

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel


Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS