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Monday, August 14, 2006

The Mind of Matt: Blogging from Denver

Posted on Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 11:08 AM

We gotta give Matt Smith credit. He's in Denver partying and rocking and playing on vacation and still has time to file his "Mind of Matt" blog column for Little Rocking. Thanks, big guy. By the way, here's Matt in this photo with Motley Crue's Vince

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There's plenty going on in Denver, far more than we ever get here, and Matt will be keeping us posted through the week on movies, rock and other things on his mind:


Well, Jim Harris gets his way! That is just how things are around here. “The Great New Wonderful” will open at Market Street Cinema on Friday,
Aug. 18. The film stars good old "Monk" (Tony Shalhoub) from the USA network. Jim requested the film be shown in Little Rock, so I will make it happen. See next weeks Arkansas Times for a review. In this week's issue, you can catch reviews of “Scanner Darkly” and “Strangers With Candy.” Yes, they are cult type films and require a certain taste to really enjoy.  As always,“Word Play” is still on at MSC, and Judge Vic
will be at the cinema on Thursday, Aug. 17, for a question-and-answer session with the audience before and after the 7 p.m. showing.  I keep making the remark – this time it is for sure -- Thursday, Aug. 17, must be the last day for “The Heart of the Game,” a great documentary, and “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Best of the rest? Well ... “Zoom” is for the little kids only. You should take them to see it only if they have already seen “Cars” and “Barnyard.” Those two are much better films for the little guys. “Step Up” and “Pulse” are strictly teenager-only flicks. Junior high and high school students should hit those up, before going school shopping. Grown Folks – stay away from ‘em! You're grown, right? See “World Trade Center.” It’s great! I am shocked to hear those conservative types say good things about Oliver Stone! Amazing!  "WTC" is really, really good. "WTC" is my mainstream pick of the week film. I recommend it.


The Little Rock airport is cool. New TSA regs? No biggie. Just don’t try to bring liquids in the carry-on bags, and you are good to go. No sweat. I didn’t see a change in how long it took to get thru the lines this time. Basically, it is the same as the last flight for me. Just follow the rules, and it is a breeze. Smooth. I think they have a list on the KATV, Channel 7 website concerning prohibited items.

I am attending the Denver Grand Prix and stick around town for some ball games. I will let everyone know how the race and games actually go. Yes, I got the e-mail notes about The Butcher Shop. Ok. Still, Sonny Williams has the best steaks in Little Rock.


I have some backstage, pre-party and after-party passes for the Journey/Def Leppard show at Red Rock in Denver. We will see ... can the boys still Get Rocked? They have been off tour two weeks prior to this show. They should be well rested. I will let you know.

Roland Gladden from the Arkansas Times tells me that Sean Rock has a new CD coming out. There will be a big CD release party at Juanita's on Friday, Aug. 18. I will still be in Denver, but that show should rock. Right? Take a look at for more info.  I will be there in spirit brother! ROCK ON! We should also be selling copies of the CD at Market Street Cinema soon.

I will be checking in from Denver,

“On Thru The Night” -- Matt Smith


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