January 01, 2008

Happy 2008 to all, and many thanks to those of you who visit and read my scribblings! Still a few '07 movies to catch before the Best Of list goes up; one more weekend at the movies should do it.

In the meantime, here's a rare chance to catch a cult favorite: Turner Classic Movies will be showing Otto Preminger's 1968 movie Skidoo on Friday night. It's rarely screened anywhere, and it's not available on video or DVD, so II've never seen it, and have no idea if it's any good or not, but it's reportedly one of the weirdest artifacts of the psychedelic era. The cast list alone is enough to get my attention: Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Groucho Marx (as a Mob boss called "God"), Mickey Rooney, Frankie Avalon, Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith, George Raft, Cesar Romero, Arnold Stang, Slim Pickens, Harry Nilsson, Richard Kiel, and Austin Pendleton.

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