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Watched Journal: December 2023

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When I learned of Ryan O'Neal's death, I just so happened to be watching his 1979 boxing comedy with Barbara Streisand, 'The Main Event', on a Friday evening in early December.

The Ten Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time

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I keep seeing this clip of Ice-T saying "we don't make albums anymore," as he describes the nostalgic pastime of putting on a vinyl record, where the album is a journey with chapters like a novel. 

Top Ten Albums of 2023

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Here are the rankings of my favorite albums of 2023.

Watched Journal: November 2023

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Set in Chicago during Prohibition, the original 'Scarface' is a whirlwind, with violence nearly as shocking as Brian De Palma's remake.   

Watched Journal: October 2023

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We are in a new golden age of home media. 

Watched Journal: September 2023

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  I spent September patching some holes in both my Blu-ray collection and among two of my favorite late directors, William Friedkin and Michael Cimino.