Buck Cracks Cars (Weekly Links)

Buck Brannaman

Links to reviews I wrote for the Herald this week, and etc.

Cars 2. “Everybody’s fallible.”

Buck. “Hard to resist.”

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop. “O’Brien’s compulsion to riff comes across as surprisingly naked and surprisingly needy.”

Cracks. “Nobody would make a movie about a private English boarding school if everything went fine and the students all got along.”

Bride Flight. “The movie’s cup runneth over.”

And an interview with Buck Brannaman and Cindy Meehl, subject and director of Buck. Read Brannaman’s words with something very close to Sam Elliott’s voice in your head.

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I survey the Cultural Moment with Steve Scher, including the futuristic notion of politicians trademarking themselves and a rock band of Mike Huckabee enthusiasts re-writing Cee-Lo’s “F*** You.” The talk is archived here; the movie bit kicks in at the 14:10 mark.

At What a Feeling!, more Eightiesness with a vintage review of Steve Miner’s House.

Sunday night, June 26, I’ll be sitting in judgment of a dance marathon at the Nectar Lounge, in the company of Nancy Guppy, Joe Guppy and assorted others, for a “Dance Your Cash Off” fundraiser on behalf of the literacy group 826 Seattle. More about this entry in the “How Did I Get Into This?” file here.