Segarini – Watch It, Buster!

I have very little to say and too many things to address …including taxes, health, my desire to eat an entire Banana Cream Pie, a sadness stemming from not being able to have a Costanza’s enchilada, and an overwhelming urge to sit on the living room couch and have ALL my favourite food and beverages delivered to me free of charge and eat and drink and watch television series and movies until we can all go back to having regular problems instead of these irregular problems. Music may help you or distract you from our current ickiness, but I need more …I need laughter, special effects, and well written dialogue to get me through. Not all of these movies are to my taste, (well, just one), but they might appeal to you. Just trying to help. At least watch the trailers. Be well, stay safe, let me know where I can get a good Banana Cream Pie.

Stowaway

For whatever reason, there have been so many of these outer space set dramas, that a name, “Crying in Space” has been given to them, making them a legitimate genre. This one starts out promising, well acted and developed characters, but when the major plot development ‘drops’ into the proceedings, it begins its trajectory toward dumb decisions, dumber plot clutter, and an ending that made me feel like I got short changed. Don’t let my taste or opinion stop you from seeing it …you may like it a lot. It does have a lot of good things going for it, including its terrific cast. Available now on Netflix in the U.S, and on Prime Video in Canada. Consult your local listings elsewhere.

The Comeback Trail

Good Lord! Look at the cast of this film!

Robert De Niro

Tommy Lee Jones

Morgan Freeman

Zach Braff

Emile Hirsch

Eddie Griffin

It’s not streaming yet, but should be available from the usual suspects soon. If you know how to get a copy, do so. A very funny flick.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Ryan Reynolds can do no wrong. Except for Green Lantern.  …but that wasn’t his fault. Not available yet …but I wish it was. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is set to arrive in theaters on June 16, 2021. ONLY in theatres streaming will come later. Bummer.

Love and Monsters

Okay …this is a Sci-fi-coming-of-age-teen-rom-com-dystopian-road-quest-adventure-monster-horror-comedy that also has an adorable stray dog. It’s funny, exciting, scary, charming, and fun to watch. (The dog is brave, not stupid) Also …Giant Frog Creature! You can watch this movie in the comfort and safety of your own homes by renting or purchasing ‘Love And Monsters’ from one of these VOD platforms – Google PlayiTunesVudu, and FandangoNow,. or Amazon Prime.

Mortal Kombat

Released at 12:01 this morning, Mortal Kombat has already been voted the greatest Video Game movie adaptation of all time by zealous fans. They’re 100% right. An amazing display of action, gore, combat, story arc, and clever kills. If you loved the game, this will definitely grill your cheese. Be prepared to wince, yelp, and watch through your fingers. This is a violent, over-the-top romp for the inner child psycho-murderer we have all suppressed for years.

If you want to stream Mortal Kombat online, you’ll need to sign up for HBO Max. HBO Max is the only place to watch Mortal Kombat online — you won’t be able to find it on iTunes, Amazon or any of the other usual video-on-demand sites.

Army of the Dead

I am impatiently waiting for this one. Dave Bautista is the new Rock. Love him in everything he does. This looks like BIG fun!

Army of the Dead will begin streaming on Netflix on Friday, May 21, 2021. Until then, it is playing in a few select theatres. Check your local listings.

Suicide Squad 2

Looks like they got it right this time.

Suicide Squad 2 hits theatres and HBO Max on the same day, August 6th, 2021.James Gunn directed this. High hopes.

The Space Between

Kelsey Grammer as a reclusive rockstar. This could go either way, but I am hoping for big laughs at the expense of the Record Industry, and the Egos of “Artists”. Opened today in a limited amount of theatres, consult your local listings. Debuts on VOD and digital platforms on June 15th, 2021.

Music

Speaking of ‘Artists’ This is a project from Sia. If you like quirky performance artists whose pretention can sometimes result in entertaining diversion, this may be just what the Pandemic ordered. Music is available to rent ($6.99) or purchase ($12.99/HD, $9.99/SD) on FandangoNOWiTunesVuduGoogle Play, YouTube, and more

Get Crazy

I thought I knew all the obscure rock and roll movies ever made, but clearly, I was wrong. Just look at this cast….

Malcolm McDowell as Reggie Wanker

Allen Garfield as Max Wolfe (credited as Allen Goorwitz)

Daniel Stern as Neil Allen

Gail Edwards as Willy Loman

Miles Chapin as Sammy Fox

Ed Begley, Jr. as Colin Beverly

Stacey Nelkin as Susie Allen

Bill Henderson as King Blues

Lou Reed as Auden

Howard Kaylan as Captain Cloud

Lori Eastside as Nada

Lee Ving as Piggy

John Densmore as Toad

Anna Bjorn as Countess Chantamina

Robert Picardo as Connell O’Connell

Bobby Sherman as Mark

Fabian as Marv (credited as Fabian Forte)

Franklyn Ajaye as Cool

Paul Bartel as Dr. Carver

Daniel Stern looks like he’s 12 years old. …so does everybody else, actually.

You need to watch this….this is the whole movie.

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Bob “The Iceman” Segarini was in the bands The Family Tree, Roxy, The Wackers, The Dudes, and The Segarini Band and nominated for a Juno for production in 1978. He also hosted “Late Great Movies” on CITY TV, was a producer of Much Music, and an on-air personality on CHUM FM, Q107, SIRIUS Sat/Rad’s Iceberg 95, (now 85), and now publishes, edits, and writes for DBAWIS, continues to write music, make music, and record.

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