Tuesday, 01 August 2006 |
From 1979 to 1985, “The Dukes of Hazzard” was televised every week,
detailing the over-the-top and sometimes silly adventures of Bo and
Luke Duke, along with their Uncle Jesse and cousin Daisy, as they
fought against the machinations of Boss Hogg and Sheriff Roscoe P.
Coltrane to rip off the hardscrabble citizens of Hazzard County. The
series might have started out as serious fare, with tongue in cheek,
but quickly migrated to slapstick humor and commentary by the narrator,
Waylon Jennings. Jennings even made fun of the situation in the theme
song, saying his momma always wondered why they kept showing his hands
but not his face on TV.
The series premise was that Bo and Luke had once run moonshine that
their Uncle Jesse made; he had once been a runner too. But Bo and Luke
had been put on probation by the judge for running Uncle Jesse’s shine.
Uncle Jesse had ...
Saturday, 01 July 2006 |
Off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Fisherman Billy Tyne (Clooney)
and his crew (Walberg, Reilly, Fichtner etc.) return from a month at
sea with a disappointing catch. Currently suffering from a patch of bad
luck, the determined Tyne is dead set on breaking this demoralizing
streak and cuts his crew’s shore leave short and sets out again three
days later. After weeks at sea, and another poor yield, Tyne sets his
boat for the distant Flemish Cap where he finally scores a dream catch
and heads home with a revitalized crew—but fate holds a nasty surprise
for them. Three separate storms are about to collide mid-sea and create
a record-breaking atmospheric cataclysm (the Perfect Storm of the
title)…and Tyne is heading straight into it.
events that occurred in late October 1991, “The Perfect Storm” tells
the gripping and tragic story of the swordfishing boat The Andrea Gail,
its crew and the Gloucester ...