Friday, April 29, 2016

Why?

On several different media outlets I have heard variations of reports about polls stating that if it is Clinton and Trump as the Dem & Rep nominees that a large percentage has stated they will just stay home.

Why is no media talking about any of the other parties!

This could be what the libertarian or green party needs.

But no mention of them.

Stupid. Just stupid.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kind Of A Movie Review

I was really looking forward to Inherent Vice when I first saw the trailer. I used to love Paul Thomas Anderson, although his last several movies fell short for me.

But this looked good. So much so that I decided to read the book before the movie came out.

I could not even come close to finishing the book. I hated it. Boring, convoluted, uninteresting.

So I was hoping the movie would add focus and through great performances and cinematography improve my experience.

Nope.

The movie was a confusing mess. I made it maybe 40 minutes in to the 2.5 hour runtime and could not take another second.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

100 years. 100 shots.


Love this. very very cool.

Baby Cakes

I had not thought of this in a long time, but was reminded about this guys stuff this morning by a friend who sent me a video. I originally found out about this at a tattoo shop but I can't remember from who.

Enjoy:

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Jaws Shoes

One of my 3 favorite movies of all time.

Not sure I would wear these but it doesn’t stop me from wanting them.

[see more here]

Horace and Pete Review



My wife and I just finished the series last night.

Foe those who don’t know H&P is a show that was only available through louisck.net
He wrote directed and stars in his own show, and without it being on any sort of network it can really do whatever it wants.

Episodes aren’t a set length. Some are around 30 minutes, others run over an hour.

The show mostly feels like watching a live play. It takes place predominantly on 2 sets, a bar and  the bars upstairs apartment.

The cast is pretty stellar; Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, Alan Alda, Jessica Lange and many more.

The plot has us get a glimpse into the lives of a very dysfunctional family and their historical 100 year old Brooklyn bar. While there are some funny parts, it is more of a drama. It feels like a throwback to 70s shows like All in the family. It tackles some dark serious issues but makes fun of some things through character dialogue.

It’s not a perfect show. There are times it feels uneven. But I applaud Louis CK to continue to create things that are completely unique and not follow the rules whatsoever. It’s creation also didn’t follow the normal format episodes were filmed and edited and partially written in the days leading up to the show’s weekly release.

I certainly looked forward to the email from Louis CK each saturday announcing the latest episode was available. I am also happy that it told the story in 10 episodes. That it didn’t go the way of greedy network shows and drag on for years and years. Retelling the same story in slightly different ways.

So you can go buy the the whole series for $31 here. I think it is well worth it.

Read some actual reviews here:
film maker magazine
NY Times

Some great trivia for the show from IMDB:

On mondays, the cast has a table read. On tuesdays, they block the scenes for the cameras. On wednesdays and thursdays, they film. On fridays, Louis C.K. edits the episode and on saturday Louis releases the episode on his website.


Joe Pesci was Louis's first choice to play Uncle Pete. (I think he got lucky this didn’t happen. It was far more interesting to see Alan Alda play that character)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Slow Posting

I am going to have to find a new schedule for posting things. The problem is at my new agency we use Gmail for our email. So it makes it hard to be signed in for all of my work items, then have to sign out and log into my personal Gmail account, just to post something that moment.

Not that anyone is concerned other than me.

I did watch another movie this weekend that I didn't do a review for. It was The Invitation. It was a slow burn thriller. But once the reveal happens, it went downhill quickly.

We also watched the series finale of Togetherness. I have really enjoyed that show, but the finale felt disconnected from the rest of the series. It felt network sitcom like to me. I was disappointed how neatly everything was wrapped up.

Well back to work.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Movie Review

The Boy-

It started of slow, with the occasional jump scare. You know there is something more going on, but when the something more is revealed it is utterly stupid.

They took what could have been a decent suspenseful movie and turned it into a complete piece of crap.

Save yourself 90 minutes.

Friday, April 8, 2016

First Full Week

Today was the end of my first full week at my new agency.

It was a good week. I am very excited about everything that lies ahead.

Aside from work, I got my stitches out and was put into a light cast for a month. The cast comes off a week before my pool opens, so that’s good timing. And I have two tattoo appointments before pool season starts.

Good times.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tancred In St. Louis This Week

Playing this Friday at The Luminary.

The new album by Tancred is produced by That Dog’s Anna Waronker and Off!/Redd Kross member Steven McDonald. It feels poppy and powerful all at the same time. There is a 90’s retro quality about it, that I really dig. Since it is a female vocalist I can’t help but draw comparassdons to Veruca Salt or Juliana Hatfield 90’s work. Take a listen below. Well worth checking out.

The Luminary presents Foxing with o'brother, Tancred, and Adjy on Friday, April 8. Doors at 8:00 pm, show at 8:30 pm. Tickets: $11 adv, $14 dos.

 [polyvinyl records]

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Voted today

For a person who never used to vote at all I have now voted twice in less than 4 weeks.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Sticky Business Magazine

The good folks at Radiant (Jen, Amy, Jeff) invited me to take part in an event they put on last week. The epic was leadership. They take the content from that evening and create a digital magazine the next day.

Take a look at the Leadership issue here.

Want to take part in one of these events?

Sign up for the next one here.

#stickybusiness

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sheer mag

Movie Reviews

10 Cloverfield Lane-

GO INTO THIS MOVIE KNOWING NOTHING!

The less you know about this movie the better your experience will be. My friend only told mr he wished the movie ended a tad sooner than it really does. I completely agree with him.

But this is well worth seeing.



Baskin-
This movie is suckin.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice-

I was excited about this movie from the very first teaser trailer. I have liked every single thing Zack Snyder has done. Yes... even Suckerpunch. His Man of Steel, was the only Superman movie I ever liked. He gave a depth to him that no one had before. And his movies always look insanely good.

Ben Affleck is Bruce Wayne. I thought he was perfect for this role. They also do a little bit of explaining the “bat voice”, which probably would have helped the hate Bale got in the Nolan films.

I will say there is A LOT  going on in this film. A second viewing could be in order. But I liked that we aren’t told every detail. We don’t get backstory after backstory. But we the audience should be smart enough to start to see how all theses characters are connected, and be excited for where it can lead.

That said, I do wish some of the heavy handed shots that are nothing but a studio commercial for the franchise they are launching from this film would have been cut.

I do think this movie plays better for true comic book fans than normal movie goers. But I’m not sure about all the critic hate going on for this movie. PEOPLE it’s a comic book movie. A beautifully shot, well acted one, that has a strong common theme that runs throughout it.

Was it all I had been anticipating for years? No. But I had to move past the movie that I had imagined would be made and let myself be absorbed into the one the director had created.

I’m looking forward to the rumored R rated 30 minute longer blu ray release. I do think either some scenes need to be longer or that the current film needs to be trimmed a bit more.

I certainly can’t wait to see it again. so if you haven’t seen it, I think you should.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Hey Movie Studios

So I’ll get right to the point. I want movie studios to send me movies to review,

I know I’m not a professional reviewer, but I’ve been writing my opinions of movies and music for as long as I’ve had this blog going.

It has gotten the attention of several small labels, who send me releases from their bands, put me on lists when they play here. It’s been nice.

I’d like some movie studios to do the same.

Thanks.

For The Star Wars Nerds


"A New Awakening" - Star Wars Episode IV and VII Shot Comparison from Zachary Antell on Vimeo.
 
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