Archive for June, 2011

'Goodfellas' Versus 'Love Ranch'

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

I think it’s time for a genre called ‘Scorsese’. Continue reading

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Hell's Angels

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , on June 17, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

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No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride…and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well… maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.”

No doubt Fear and Loathing is a fabulous read, but I’m disappointed it’s the book Hunter S. Thompson has become best-known for. As a teenager, I bought Hell’s Angels and it has become a stand-out amongst all the books I own. Continue reading

In Defence of Pornography

Posted in Pornography with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

“There is no place for pornography in a just society.”

–          Gail Dines, ‘How the Hardcore Porn Industry is Ruining Young Men’s Lives’, as published in The Age, May 18, 2011.

“Those magazines, they aren’t about sex. They’re about beauty.”

–          Martin Grimwood, in reference to my collection of Penthouse Magazines, published circa 1970. Continue reading

Cardinal Sin

Posted in Film, Journalism with tags , , , , on June 4, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

 

When you go to see a mainstream film, you know you’re going to have to put up with certain things. Continue reading

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