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Eyes of Hitchcock

The Criterion Collection recently put together this cool and somewhat chilling montage comprised of Alfred Hitchcock films. Hitchcock was a master filmmaker, who knew how to evoke emotion both on and off screen. So much is told from a simple close-up of his actors and the emotion in their eyes.

What does John Travolta think of Battlefield Earth?

With a 3% Rotten Tomato rating, the 2000 film Battlefield Earth is often considered one of the worst movies ever made. The film even swept the 2000 Golden Raspberry Awards and received seven “Razzies”, including Worst Movie of the Year, Worst Actor (John Travolta), Worst Supporting Actor (Barry Pepper), Worst Supporting Actress (Preston), Worst Director (Roger Christian), Worst Screenplay (Mandell and Shapiro) and Worst Screen Couple (Travolta and “anyone sharing the screen with him”). Have a look to see what we are talking about… 14 years later The Daily Beast caught up with John Travolta to get his thoughts on his L. Ron Hubbard classic. And turns out…he still thinks it’s a good movie. “No way, are you kidding?” Travolta said. “Why would I ever regret that? I had the power to do whatever I wanted, and I chose to do a book that I thought was worthy of making into a movie. [Battlefield Earth is] a beautiful film. It’s a good movie.”

Back to the Future REMIX by POGO

If you don’t know who POGO is, then I feel sorry for you. POGO is an Australian DJ known for making songs of a random sounds and vocals from videos, movies and TV. His latest remix is of Back to the Future, the 1985 classic starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. Enjoy.

Chef Aid: The South Park Album

Who remembers this gem from 1998. SIDE NOTE: It’s hard to believe that South Park has been on the air that long, and maintained it’s popularity, but creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have always had their finger on the pulse of pop culture. In the second season (back when Chef was prominent character), Chef discovers that Alanis Morissette’s hit song “Stinky Britches” is actually a song he wrote year ago. While trying to get compensation for this, things turn around and somehow Chef is the one who ends up jail. The boys decide to throw a music fundraiser for Chef entitled “Chef Aid” featuring musicians like Ozzy Osborne, Joe Strummer and Wyclef Jean Not only was this a popular episode, but it turned into a popular album. It even had it’s own spin-off of Behind the Music. With songs like Chocolate Salty Balls, the album did very well on the UK, Canada, and US charts. As much as this is a comical and spoof filled album, it did feature some surprisingly good songs. On …