I just can’t believe how fast this year has went,for we’ve only got 31 days left in it until 2012 arrives and we have to deal with both Christmas and New Year’s Eve,as well as the arrival of next year’s upcoming dysfucntional-as-always Presidential race to see if whether or not Barack Obama will be replaced as Presdient or have a triumpant re-election.
And this year has been knowingly shocking for numerous celebrity deaths,with the latest being the passing of British filmmaker extradinnaire Ken Russell at age 84,a man who’s made classics from WOMEN IN LOVE to THE MUSIC LOVERS,to TOMMY,LITZOMANIA,SAVAGE MESSIAH,and THE DEVILS,and to latter films such as ALTERED STATES,LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM ,GOTHIC,CRIMES OF PASSION,THE RAINBOW,WHORE,and his segment for the Straight-To-DVD horror anthology TRAPPED ASHES(which was his last film),as well as many British TV films that went unreleased in the U.S.. Even at the end of his career(which included a stint on Britain’s popular reality series CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER),he was still an incredible talent who left a vast selection of films to highly entertain and challenge us as viewers(which are the best kinds of films to watch).
Speaking of films,Yahoo reports that Roger Ebert’s PBS show “Ebert Present:At The Movies” is going on a monthly hiatus,which is not a good sign and could spell the beginning of the end,counting how the show’s format is outdated for this Internet-savvy era and the show’s critics(Christie Lemire,Kim Morgan,Omar Moore,and Ivanity What’s-His-Face) are just plainly terrible and highly lack Ebert and his deceased colleague Gene Siskel’s strong knack for honestly evaluating films(and how they personally felt after viewing them[a move which Ebert learned from Pauline Kael],as in if they inspired or angered them).
Otherwise,it’ll be interesting to see how this year ends in the next four weeks….
Looks Like Michael Buble Topped The Likes Of Drake,Rihanna,Nickleback,And Daughtry In Having This Week’s No. #1 Album(Not That Any Of The Other Mentioned Music Artists Are Any Good):Yuuuuuuucccccckkkkkkk !!!!