DAVE CHAPPELLE: STICKS & STONES

Poffy The Cucumber

Breaking Bones. I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray But when I woke up this mornin’ could’ve sworn it was Judgment Day. The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere Tryin’ to run from the destruction, you know I didn’t even care… — “1999,” Prince. Dave Chappelle calls the world a bunch … Read More

GRAFFITI BRIDGE

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Bridge of Sighs. Prince oversteps his genius by taking on GRAFFITI BRIDGE as writer, director, actor, dancer, composer and messiah complex… From what we can tell in this disjointed, surreal, badly-constructed sequel to PURPLE RAIN (1984), The Kid (Prince) is part-owner of a nightclub, for which his co-owner Morris (Morris Day) is trying to squeeze him out and acquire full … Read More

PURPLE RAIN

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Hendrix’s Purple Phoenix Writ Large. The soul of Hendrix – and then some. And then some more. Dearly beloved, I give you: Prince Rogers Nelson, passion bleeding every note, saturating every choreographed gesture, purple feather boa and avant garde guitar, high on the genius of esoteric creation… PURPLE RAIN, at the time of its release, was Prince’s THE SONG REMAINS … Read More

BATMAN

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Part Noir, Part Comicbook, All Knight. Who knew MR. MOM could make such an awe-inspiring, vigilante crimefighter? With gadgets formulated from watching Martha Stewart, a cape hewn from a reconditioned wooby and an unsurpassed knowledge of daytime soaps, Michael Keaton squeezed his distinctive lip structure into that sacred cowl and surprised everyone to become the Sean Connery of Batmen. Arguably … Read More