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Got our motors running with the elderly riders this past weekend

Don’t trust anyone over 75

Your Humble Blogger walked out on Easy Rider. Saw this revolutionary movie in its entirety when it first came out in 1969 (was it the first MTV music video?) and almost again this weekend at Madison’s Barrymore theater. 987 more words

Motorcycles

Easy Rider (1969)

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America. (IMDb)

I read afterwards that Fonda and Hopper were drunk and high most of the time when filming this (writing it as they went) and you can tell, for better or for worse: In its camerawork and writing, it certainly carries with it a refreshing air of authenticity and spontaneity (the campfire discussions are both provoking–“They see a free individual, it’s gonna scare ’em”–and unexpected: “We blew it”), but it also often comes off as just plain lazy and pretentious (see the requisite drug trip scene).

6.5/10 (Alright)

ldaho Transfer (1973)

‘Just have a beautiful time like all the other junk litter in the universe…’

A scientist working at a secret government facility in the desert has discovered a gateway 56 years into the future. 1,017 more words

Movie Reviews

SXSW: Boundaries

Laura is making her therapist proud by making and enforcing some strong, much-needed boundaries with her father. She’s also lying to her therapist about plenty of things, including the actual number of rescue animals currently residing in her home, and in her purse on the floor of the therapist’s office. 398 more words

Jay

Futureworld (1976, Richard T. Heffron)

Futureworld ends with a ten minute chase sequence. It feels like thirty. The movie runs 107 boring minutes and I really did think thirty of them were spent on Peter Fonda and Blythe Danner battling evil robots. 762 more words

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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

‘6 Days of Dirty’ comes to a close with – surprise! – a dirty-titled car chase classic starring Peter Fonda, Susan George, and a lime-green Dodge Charger. 26 more words