1968: more october 26 tv
they aren't done tearing up the basement

what i watched last week

The Visitor. Already out on Blu-ray ... when an indie movie like this makes Blu-ray only months after its in-theater release, you know the format is here to stay. 8/10.

Kill Bill: Vol. 2. Tarantino is one of our greatest writers of film dialogue ... he's like Joe Mankiewicz drunk on pop culture. And in his absorption of film history, he's the Peter Bogdanovich of his generation. Like Bogdanovich, though, he is not Howard Hawks. He sure loves Uma Thurman, though. I have to watch Jackie Brown again ... I have a feeling that's his masterpiece. 8/10.

The Abominable Snowman. Early B&W Hammer offering that is obscure but has a decent reputation. It doesn't suck, but it's kinda boring, despite clearly high intentions. The real classic from writer Nigel Kneale is Quatermass and the Pit. 6/10.