HALLOWEEN MOVIE FEST
Possibly inspired by the German expressionism pioneers, the drive-in movie “Blood Bath” is a very pretentious American International effort and worth a view. A beach scene in this vampire thriller is styled after a Dali painting.
I almost stopped the DVD but said this is crazy enough to be entertaining. Stars William Campbell and Sandra Knight. It is in the Comet Channel rotation this month.
REAL ESTATE DILEMA
BLOOMINGTON — Nathan Coulter, my candidate for city council, last night at the forum admitted that he got backing from the real estate lobby to help in his campaign. If you aren’t attending forums for city councils and school boards, start going now.
I have a long standing distaste for real estate agents and developers who hold public office because they don’t represent social justice issues. This dates to my days as an Idaho Statesman local government reporter when I wrote an editorial saying the city should name a housewife to the Planning Commission because the architects and developers were setting the agenda.
In defense of Coulter he is campaigning for more responsive government and recognizes that “voices are not being heard.” So let’s hope that the real estate endorsement is all “eyewash.”
Veteran council member Jack Baloga said the city should increase mailings of it’s newsletter from quarterly to monthly and I think that is a huge waste of tax payer dollars. Information is now available on the city’s website.
We need fresh ideas in city government and the candidate for the east side Peter Martin is exciting. He agrees with me that plans for a new community center should be made with neighboring cities because there is a regional need for this facility. Martin is a man to watch in Minnesota politics.
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LOS ANGELES NOIR
One of the best of the new film noir is the 2006 “Hollywoodland” where Adrian Brody, Ben Afffleck and Diane Lane all give memorable performances. Like “Sunset Boulevard,” this is a dark tale of desperate living in the Southland and no good comes from the struggle to survive.
Did Superman TV star George Reeve commit suicide or was he murdered? The question becomes irrelevant in this tale of deceit and disappointment.