Saturday, November 17, 2007

K-ville Season 1, Episode 6

I've been busy and have been in and out of town so I am watching this episode online at It's a bit slow getting started. I hope the performance is decent once it gets going.

It's going now. Very nice! Hi res and speedy!

Cobb chases a guy down and the guy recognizes him. The guy smacks Cobb in the face and gets away. glue Buy is jumped and has to shoot the guy.

Cobb tells Boulet the guy ran with a gang that Cobb also ran with.

I can't get over how good the video.

Glue Boy goes into an induced coma due to brain swelling. Cobb decides he needs to take out those bad boys. The drama queen!

Cobb is going undercover to take out the gang.

Best line so far: Boulet says, "There has to be another way." Cobb says, "There is." Boulet says, "I like it without even hearing it." After a pause, "Maybe I should hear it."

Turns out this is the gang that Cobb took the money from. Where I'm from, they'd just shoot him.

Boulet sees his wife and she's hugging another dude. Uhoh.

The dude is the daughter's teacher from Atlanta. Nothing physical. Uhoh. Emotional cheating. That's bad.

After 5 years of nothing, they decide to bring Cobb back in. They give him the info for the next job right away. It's got to be a set up.

Yep, it's a set up. No job planned. They wanted to see if anything got leaked. Which it did. Didn't see that coming.

Online only has 1 advertisement. It's nice not to have to sit through 10 minutes of commercials but that cingular commercial is getting old.

A young punk is keeping an eye out for cops. He spots the cops but not before Boulet spots him. He makes the kid call and say everything is ok.

And there's even a red-head hoodlette named wanda involved. Cobb diggs through a dresser and one of the hoods busts him (what did he think was going to happen) so the fight. Sissy slap fight.

Boulet watches his wife sleep.

Cobb makes time with wanda.

The head hood asks Cobb to get C4.

Boulet and Love Tap visit the guy's wife that got killed at the beginning of the show.

Boulet feeds the new property guy some nuclear corn mach choux. It's a test to see who's got the biggest. To bad Boulet rigged it. ;-)

Boulet gets the C4 while the other cop is puking. Boulet tells him to drink some milk to help the burn. He also tells him, "You might as well eat a banana because that's gonna burn twice."

Boulet gets home but no one is there. The wife left a message saying that she was staying at a friends house. I think she's with the boyfriend.

Boyfriend visits and drops off flowers at Boulet's house. The guy is a complete numb nut. He's got the balls to call Boulet out about not being in Atlanta with his wife after Katrina. Boulet let's him go but he should have popped him one.

Head hood popped hoodlette one. Cobb gonna get some of that.

Cobb hooks up with Boulet at a bar to discuss what's going on. Wanda sees them leave and see the light in the back of the car. Not good. She tells head hood.

Cobb is not in a good place right now.

Boulet gets the cops and they bust into the gang house. No one is home.

The hoods go to the house of the guy who got killed. They plan to use the C4 to blow the guy's safe.

Boulet makes a single call and finds out that the only person in New Orleans with that safe is the guy who got killed.

Cobb grabs the little girl and jumps out a window right as the NOPD shows up. Hood starts shooting.

They realize Cobb is a cop but Wanda doesn't believe it. Dumb hood decided he's going to rig the explosive himself.

Kerboom, house goes up in flames but not before head hood shoots hoodlette. Wanda is down. Permanent down.

Glue Boy makes it back.

Cobb lives in a pull trailer by the water. I didn't notice that before.

Boulet's wife comes home and he has dinner cooked and the wife's favorite flowers on the table.

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Panic In The Streets: 1950

Here's a New Orleans movie I ran across on the Internet Archive. It's Panic in the Streets from 1950.

Here's the text from IA:

One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie (Jack Palance) and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed (Richard Widmark-this time not seen pushing little old ladies in wheelchairs down the stairs) of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren (Paul Douglas), despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try. Spellbinding

This one won an Oscar, a Venice Film Festival Award and a WGA.

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