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The Young Graduates, a review by Jimmy


Title: The Young Graduates (1971)

Genre: Drive-in
Director: Robert Anderson
Rating: PG
Length: 1h39
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Patricia Wymer
Tom Stewart
Gary Rist
Bruno Kirby
Marly Holiday

Reflecting the humor and problems of the "love generation," this is the story of high-school graduates, who, eager to grow up and experience life, find themselves involved in adventures they'd rather live without. Starring Patricia Wymer (The Babysitter), Dennis Christopher (Breaking Away) and Bruno Kirby (City Slickers).

My Thoughts:
I've decided to watch some of the movies stuck in my unwatch case for quite some time. This film is from the vol #4 of the BCI Drive-in cult classic that I got in february last year and is now OOP since BCI doesn't exist anymore. I can't say it's the best film ever made or the acting is great (but Bruno Kirby for his first film is quite good), but this film had some charm. It's a drive-in free for all... You got the girl just turned 18 who had an adventure with her teacher, the hippies talk (to be honest sometimes I had no idea what they were talking about), the pool fight, the graduation party, the biker gang, a little bit of innocent nudity, a great theme song and it's a cautionnary tales (hitchiking is dangerous).

This film alone worth the price of the set and it's a good news after all the bad one included in the After Dark thriller set. The restoration job is surprisingly good for a budget release, in fact it's more than good since the print had no defect at all...
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(From The little known movie review depot on January 22nd, 2010)

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Celebration at Big Sur, a review by Antares

Celebration at Big Sur (1971) 2.5/5 - Up until the last year or so, I never understood the fascination with YouTube. I don't know if either they changed their policy towards copywritten material or if the people who own the rights to films have just given up trying to stop people from uploading. In the last few months I've been able to find long forgotten films on this website, and now I find myself spending most of my computer time, scouring the site in search of rare gems from my youth. Celebration at Big Sur was a little indie documentary made on a shoestring budget back in 1969. It chronicles the sixth annual Big Sur Folk Festival, which took place just one month after the famous concert at Woodstock. Whereas that famous documentary was shot with multiple cameras and employed some unique editing techniques in the final product, this film is more or less a wanna be to its successful predecessor. The music acts are not as stellar as the show at Yasgur's farm, with the exception of Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. The headliner at this show was Joan Baez, long one of my least favorite folk singers. You get a lot of anti-war songs from her and they are interspersed with a heaping dose of flower power ramblings from some very stoned concert goers. With the exception of Joni Mitchell debuting her acoustic version of what would become CSN&Y's hit song Woodstock, and the latter's short segment on stage, the music and the performances are pretty stale.

(From Antares' Short Summations on January 17th, 2012)

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Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom

     Lateline: The Complete Series (1998/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

Paramount Home Entertainment (United States)
Length:417 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Late-night TV news programs get turned on their ear in Lateline, the hilarious sitcom spoofing the stories, talent and upheaval behing the cameras. Based in Washington, D.C., Lateline follows news correspondent Al Freundlich (Al Franken of TV's "Saturday Night Live"), who works side-by-side with an entertaining gang of zany, ambitious and pretentious co-workers. This three-disc collection contains the entire LatelineG. Gordon Liddy, Kathie Lee Gifford, Buddy Hackett, Joan Lunden, Conan O'Brien, Rosemary Clooney, Allison Janney, Martin Sheen, Vanessa Williams... and many more. It's time for LatelineLateline
1.01 Pilot Episode
Writer: Al Franken (Created By), John Markus (Created By), Al Franken (Writer), John Markus (Writer)
Director: Andy Ackerman
Cast: Megyn Price (Gale Ingersoll), Miguel Ferrer (Vic Karp), Catherine Lloyd Burns (Mona), Ajay Naidu (Raji), Sanaa Lathan (Briana), Robert Foxworth (Pearce McKenzie), Al Franken (Al Freundlich), Natasha Pavlovich (Yelena), Zaid Farid (Darryl), Cal Bartlett (Tobacco Spokesman), Bob Glouberman (Prompter Techie), M. Joycelyn Elders (Herself), Candace J. Gingrich (Herself), G. Gordon Liddy (Himself), Ralph Nader (Himself), Laurin Sydney (Herself), Terry Murphy (Herself), Robert Prosky (Boone LeGarde), Dana Carvey (Sen. Crowl Pickens (uncredited))

A short-lived series I haven't watched in a long time. The pilot episode is a really great introduction to the series. The plot is nothing new, but I really liked the execution of it.


(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 5th, 2012)