Shortly thereafter, he opened shops in Hawaii and Malibu.In 1954 Velzy teamed up with fellow board-builder Hap Jacobs to create the Velzy-Jacobs label.See more » Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht by Franz Gruber (as F. Mohr) Performed by Thomanerchor (as Thomanerchor Leipzig) Courtesy of Delta Music by arrangement with Sounds of Film See more » "Jennifer 8" is a passable thriller with an exceptional cast and a relatively cohesive story, but much like the "gialli" of Dario Argento, it's a film that doesn't have the good sense to quit while it's ahead, and expects to tie things up with a reveal that is just so much hastily-assembled pop-psychology cliché.Set in a pervasively dreary New England state, Andy Garcia plays a LA cop who's transferred in order to be under the command of mentor Lance Henriksen, and discovers a bloodied brassiere and a severed hand at the scene of an apparent suicide; thus is unearthed a casefile on a string of murders targeting blind women as a masked assailant goes back into action, stalking attractive music teacher Uma Thurman (who gives a performance better than the material deserves).By decades end, Simmons’ ‘Spoons’ had become a popular choice on California beaches.Circa 1950, Joe Quigg further developed the lightweight fiberglass board with the help of his close friend Matt Kivlin. In late 1949 or 50, Dale Velzy opened what many regard as the first contemporary fashioned surf shop in Manhattan Beach. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. moves to a small-town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder.
While Andy Garcia's sometimes-frantic line readings and bug-eyed expressions make him a dubious choice for the lead, he plays well off his more seasoned costars, particularly Henriksen (whose profane, hard-boiled zingers remind us why he is one of cinema's best-kept character-actor secrets); additionally, John Malkovich shows up late in the game for a brilliantly-performed interrogation scene that, while seemingly extraneous to the ongoing plot, is nevertheless worth watching for the man's undeniable chops (like Charles Bronson, he basically plays the same character in each film--but does it quite well).
Fortunately, my good friend John Iannone graciously took my place at the last minute.
Of course, the Lenten season is also our busiest time of year and consequently, the backlog of materials that have accumulated since our last update in January is immense!
Newly applied sciences developed during the Second World War had been all but unimaginable in times prior.
Brilliant surfers Bob Simmons and his then unrealized protégé’s Joe Quigg and Matt Kivlin, among others, led the charge towards experimenting with new materials.