Netflix: Popular in Sacto

I wonder if anything comedic could be gathered from looking at the list of the top 25 movies that are popular in the River City?

  1. Nuns on the Run
  2. Haiku Tunnel
  3. Hollywood Homicide
  4. From Dusk Till Dawn
  5. Winning Strategies: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker with Mike Caro
  6. Tigerland
  7. The King of Comedy
  8. Family Guy: Vol.1: Seasons1-2 (4-Disc Series)
  9. Bright Young Things
  10. Holes
  11. Young Frankenstein
  12. American Me
  13. Herbie Rides Again
  14. Beautiful Girls
  15. Fascination (Heart of Stone)
  16. New York Minute
  17. The Cookout
  18. The Hunting of the President
  19. The Blue Planet: Seas of Life: Open Ocean – The Deep
  20. Northern Exposure: Season1 (4-Disc Series)
  21. Love’s Enduring Promise
  22. Seinfeld: Season4 (4-Disc Series)
  23. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (6-Disc Series)
  24. The Sixth Sense
  25. Inu-Yasha: The Movie2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass

Let’s actually talk about #1 last. #2, Haiku Tunnel, is a wonderful little film. I am proud to see a few documentaries on the list, but one of them is some sort of poker scam video and that’s just pathetic. Also some great TV on DVD, Seinfeld and Family Guy. Two anime entries is either a lot or way too little. I guess those are two pretty prominent titles. Yes, #16 is the Olsen twins movie (which starred Andy Richter as the badguy) and Sacramentans do indeed see dead people. And now to #1.


Heritage Festival Comes Downtown

The Sac Rag extends a hearty thumbs up to the Sacramento Heritage Festival for bring it all back home to Downtown last weekend. After puttering around the burbs, the SHF found itself perfectly at home at River Walk Park in West Sac in the shadow of the ziggurat. Pedestrians, cyclists and shuttle-goers left their cars and cares at home and boogied the weekend away. Congrats and let’s keep the same locale for years to come!

Needed: Local Music Scene Coverage

If you live here, you’ll know that the Sacto music scene is like the younger, scrappier cousin to the Bay Area scene–the kind of cousin that gets in a lot more fights and can’t keep a job. It’s been that way since before Daisy Spot and it’ll weather Team Sleep and ride Papa Roach all the way to their Behind the Music. (Do they have one yet?)

I loved me some concerts in my younger days. Nar, Jackpot, The Pretty Girls at Old I, The Troublemakers and Groovie Ghoulies at Cattle Club, Sex 66 at Cesar Chavez, and the best concert I ever attended, Payback at Duke’s. But I’m a daddy now and thus I’m not exactly a frequent concertgoer anymore. That’s where you come in.

We need a few writers to cover the local concert scene. No compensation but the satisfaction of being part of a new voice on all things Sacto. Email me, and let me know if you’re interested.