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Monday, December 13th, 2004
3:57 pm

toy_nostalgia if you want to remember the good ol days

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Sunday, December 12th, 2004
3:52 pm

my friends were talking about She's Too Young w/ the girl from Degrassi: The Next Generation. (Miriam MacDonald, i believe.) It's on WE a lot, and it's about some kids in middle school who get the Clap because they have oral sex and stuff. I think it sounds amazing and like STV material. Has anyone actually seen it?

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
9:19 pm

Anyone here a fan of 1990's "Sock 'em dead?"

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Thursday, June 10th, 2004
4:47 am

here is an updated list of the higwater waltz tour dates coming up. tell all your friends and i hope you can all make it out and catch them, you wont go wrong. and if you need check their music out at http://www.hxcmp3.com/bands/1252/

[6/13] Houston, TX ::: rhythm room
[6/14] Shreveport, LA ::: 516 Soundstage (516 Texas Street) @ 8:00
[6/15] West Monroe, LA ::: Cottonport Coffeehouse (405 Natchitoches St) @ 7:00
[6/16] Baton Rouge, LA ::: The Furnace (16026 airline hwy, in prarieview)@ 7:00
[6/17] Pensacola, FL [day off]
[6/18] Tallahassee, FL @ tba
[6/19] Tarpon Springs, FL ::: Neptune's Lounge (13 Safford Av S)
[6/20] Orlando, FL ::: Backbooth (37 w. pine st.) @ 3:00 p.m.
[6/21] Daytona Beach, FL ::: Teen and Rec Center @ 7:00 p.m.
[6/22] Brunswick, GA ::: The Waterfront
[6/23] GA @ tba
[6/24] Cornelius, NC ::: Liquid Recordz
[6/25] Virginia Beach, VA ::: Huby's (1365 Virginia Beach Blvd) @ 5:00 p.m.
[6/26] Sterling, VA @ tba
[6/27] Baltimore, MD @ tba
[6/28] Skippack, PA ::: Hallman Avenue Pavillion (3807 Hallman Avenue) @ 4:00 p.m.
[6/29] Sayville, Ny ::: House show (615 chester road) @ 2:00 p.m.
[6/29] Smithtown, Ny ::: Molly Bloom's (43 e. main st.) @ 5:00 p.m.
[6/30] Middleburg, PA ::: Lucky 4's (167 W. Willow Ave.) @ 5:00 p.m.
[7/1] OH @ tba
[7/2] South Bend, IN ::: Cheers Lounge (103 Dixie Way S.)
[7/3] Pontiac, IL ::: Old Moose (902 Custer Ave)
[7/4] Day Off
[7/5] Peoria,IL ::: american legion hall @ 7:00 p.m.
[7/6] davenport, IA ::: events center @ 7:00 p.m.
[7/7] des moines, IA ::: port of burlington @ 7:00 p.m.
[7/8] Omaha, NE ::: power pad @ 7:00 p.m.
[7/9] Omaha, NE ::: ranch bowl @ 7:00 p.m.
[7/10] Tulsa, OK or Kansas City, MO @ tba
[7/11] Oklahoma City, OK ::: The Conservatory (8911 N. Western) @ 8:00 p.m.
[7/12] Denton, TX ::: Rubber Gloves (411 east sycamore)
[7/13] San Antonio, TX @tba

if you see a "tba" that you can help with, please let us know! [booking@highwaterwaltz.com]

at all cost also has this information [perhaps a little more] on their website ::: www.atallfuckingcost.com

thanks everyone.... we'll see you on the road!

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2004
9:03 pm - the newbie

has anyone ever mentioned HIGHWAY (2000) with Jared Leto, Selma Blair, and Jake Gyllenhaal?

im pretty sure it was straight to video. it had a straight to video feel about it. its not the greatest movie and i dont know why it appeals to me.

"Set in 1994, this is the story of two Las Vegas 19-year-olds (Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal) forced to skip town because of their illegal activity. The pair head to Seattle, where Gyllenhaal gets caught up with the thousands of fans hosting vigils following the recent death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Since no road trip is complete without an abused prostitute, they snatch one up (Selma Blair) along the way."

tell me what you think and if this movie has ever been covered before.

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Friday, March 7th, 2003
4:50 am - Restaurant (1998)

I caught this movie on one of the Showtime affliates a few weeks ago, and wasn't too terribly disappointed. I can't be sure if this was a STV, but I certainly don't remember hearing about it.

Adrien Brody, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, David Moscow and Simon Baker (among others) play restaurant employees in Jersey, hoping to make it in the city. Most of the plot focuses on Chris and Reggae (Brody and Moscow, respectively) who have been best friends since childhood. Chris is a budding playwright, desperately trying to write an ending to his first play, which is being produced Off-Broadway. Lots of drama ensues(which is sometimes comedic, I have to admit.. especially if David Moscow is in the scene) and the movie ends strangely.

Overall, the movie was pretty good. I didn't feel the urge to change the channel while watching it, and I loved and hated Chris.. which is never a bad thing IMHO..

BTW, I'm new to the community *waves*

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Monday, January 20th, 2003
1:40 pm

This community is the greatest idea ever.

I joined because someone mentioned "Oxygen".

What would you include in a STV marathon?

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Thursday, January 9th, 2003
1:27 am - bullet
1_of_the_crowd did bullet even come straight to video? if it didn't, then it should have. the reason why i rented it like ten thousand years ago was because of mr. adrien brody. i am watching this movie again, and its so cheesy. just rent it, and watch for lester.....his pink car, his cat sunglasses and his "great" taste in music. a (should be) straight to video masterpiece. ha ha ha!

current mood: amused

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Thursday, October 10th, 2002
10:48 am - movie rec.

rat catcher
is a fabulous movie and you must rent it immediately at your local blockbuster video.

itsa STV but also an indi flick...ok.

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Friday, September 20th, 2002
6:39 pm - longshot

i've sat down to write about this movie several times this week, but each time i had to stop, move away from the computer, and turn my thoughts to something else, anything else. sharing my longshot experience with the world was just far too big a task to take on. until now.

okay, so this piece of shit was brought to us by the jabba-esque louis pearlman, you know, the evil creator of the back street boys, and o-town. that alone makes this movie a tool of the devil, something that is sure to cast a dark shadow over humanity. i think this movie was supposed to play in theaters, but no one ever picked it up, so pearlman released it straight to video, and put out a soundtrack full of upbeat pop tunes cranked out by a team writers he keeps imprisoned in a dungeon somewhere, and preformed by the wind up droids in such boy "bands" as lfo, and c-note, whoever they are.

i guess the main draw of the film is supposed to be the fact that it is jammed packed with second rate cameos (ranging from the members of nsync, to art garfunkel), the most exciting of which is a 2 minute appearance by pop princess britney spears. she was the high light of the movie. hands down. the best part about her performance is that she seems like she doesn't want to be there at all, like she's bored out of her mind and on the verge of falling asleep.

i could go on about the cameos (at least the ones where i actually knew who the people were) all day, but i won't waste anymore time on that. on to the "cast"...

hunter tylo, paul sorvino, antonio sabato jr., gilbert gottfried (scared yet?), topanga from boy meets world and brad from home improvement are the actors you'll probably recognized, but they aren't the stars. tony decamillis and joey sculthorpe star. those names might not ring a bell. that's because they've never acted before, for obvious reasons. at first you think the movie is about a teenage basketball player (sculthorpe), mostly because it is made to look like a teen film, and the first 15 minutes of the movie focus on him. but all of the sudden, his older brother has a voice over monologue. it's confusing, but not nearly as confusing as what takes place during his first (of many, unfortunately) monologue. he's driving around, making some lame comment about how he felt like he was stuck in a teen movie with a bunch of cameos (which makes no sense as he hasn't been involved with any of the teen stuff), when these guys try to hijack his car, a big lame chase scene breaks out, and his little convertible is blown to pieces (sadly, after he has been removed). he is kidnapped by mobsters, flown to the bosses mansion, and blackmailed into helping them out. (apparently he slept with the main mobster's slut wife). if he doesn't help them, he is threatened with a little game of baseball, which involves him being tied to a chair while a pitching machine hurls baseballs at him. i would have rather seen fingers cut off, like in bound, but that's the kind of thing you see in real movies, not this shit, and i guess mr. pearlman wasn't down with that. plus, i think he really wanted to see men strapped to chairs, being beaten by balls. lots of ball. big balls. but i digress.)

the plot, if you can call it that, crumbles from there. oakley and i watched it together. we were sucked in by the wretchedness of it all. let me just say this, the movie starts out with the o-town fuckers watching some infomercial (starring 2 of them in disguise) for the movie itself. you can tell there was no script for this little intro, and it seems to go on forever. near the end of the movie, they appear again, talking about how good the movie was, wondering why they didn't get to make a cameo (i don't think their little group existed when it was originally shot). that seems to indicate that the movie is over, right? wrong! it keeps going. apparently we are privy to footage the o-town boys weren't allowed to see. basically, the movie ends with everyone hanging out in a bar/nightclub with chippendales dancers. (it was a dream of antonio sabato jr's characters to open an "upscale nightclub" with male strippers. after he says this, he is shown groping and being groped by trashy women in bikinis, i'm guessing to erase any questions that might arise about his sexuality.)

bottom line, this is the most incoherent piece of shit i have ever seen. it was amazing how bad it was. i don't know if i'd say it was funny, it was more of a laugh or cry kind of thing. it has been the topic of much discussion around our house, most of which consists of, "god that movie sucked nuts!" and "can you believe how fucking awful that was?"

we've been wondering who penned such an abortion of a movie, and were very unsurprised to discover that pearlman and decamillis were the screen writers (although we would've guessed it was written by a 5th grader with a.d.d.). my theory is that decamillis is pearlman's boy toy, and can't sing, so pearlman thought they'd make a movie to sky rocket him into stardom. nice try.

i've left a lot out. my comments are too numerous to include them all. they've been playing longshot on the family channel, and i'm sure it will be on again in the near future. if you want to see something truly terrifying, check it out. until then, if you're feeling brave, pop on over to longshotthemovie.comand take a peek at the horror, but be warned, when i say horror, i mean horror.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002
1:52 pm - take out the trash

i wonder who puts up the money for straight to video movies? theoretically, i guess no one really knows that they aren't going to make it to theaters, but come on! i mean, it's not like they're well written, or have any artistic merit, and as far as actors go, none of them are ever on the a-list while the movie is being made. really, why would they play in theaters?

i'm sure there are a few quality stv movies out there, but none i can think of off the top of my head. that's not to say that there aren't good stv movies, there are plenty, but they're always so bad they're good, and i wouldn't have it any other way.

so that brings me to my point. what is your favorite stvm right now? you can change your mind a few minutes from now and post that one too, but what comes to this second?

i was going to say poison ivy but i watched it recently and the magic was gone. i also have issues regarding its sequels, but i'll save that for another post.

today, i'm in a gia mood. that movie is awesome, up until she gets sick, then it gets really depressing. but if you turn it off early and pretend that she goes on kicking model ass and is still around today, stealing motorcycles, boozing it up, and running around naked, then it can be pretty damn fun.

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Sunday, September 15th, 2002

greg araki's nowhere is so funny & cool...there is this great scene
where shannon daugherty, rose mcgowan, & tracy lourdes are valley girls
talking about their boyfriends & they say words like dodobird &

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Tuesday, September 10th, 2002

do see anything by harmony korin.

we've all seen kids..there is your reference.

do see JULIAN DONKEY BOY and KEN PARK should be out soon if not already.

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9:09 am - The New Guy starring some ridiculously lanky white guy

unfortunately, i don't think this went quite STRAIGHT TO VIDEO. i would like it to be known that this is by far the worst movie i have seen in my entire life. you're thinking "it can't be that bad." NO! believe you me, it is worst than that. p u

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Monday, September 9th, 2002
5:30 pm - Oxygen

Here's a hilarious straight-to-video recommendation: "Oxygen" starring Maura Tierney and Adrien Brody. Good god this is a terrible movie. To the best of my memory, Brody plays a serial kidnapper/killer and Tierney is the cop who is trying to find his latest kidnapped victim (who is buried alive and needs OXYGEN).

It is a quality film, cinematography-wise, but the script is BAAAAAD. There are many awkward moments, and it's hard to tell whether they're intentional or not. It's a deliciously bad movie, and I'm assuming it is straight-to-video? I don't remember it being in the theater.

Check it out!

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4:31 pm - suggested videoso

GEORGE WASHINGTON is a great movie
TRANS is fabulous and features this wonderful song about a tiny little bird
VIRGIN SUICIDES of course and a good soundtrack if you fall in love
AMELIE is great though it did get some cinema play
CHUCK AND BUCK is great childhood blowpop innocence


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12:32 pm - yet another shitty community

when i started made_for_tv i realized that i was overlooking all of the straight to video movies out there. and so i bring you straighttovideo, creating yet another forum to discuss the trash we all love to watch, whether we admit it or not.

i'm still getting things set up here, and i wanted to see if anyone has any straight to video actors they would like to add to the interests list. they can be big stars or little stars, it doesn't matter. if they've done any straight to video movies, they're eligible. just leave your nominees and any other suggestions in the comment area. thanks.

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