Tuesday, March 24, 2009

the world should revolve around me

Don't you hate when you go to some website and all the sudden there's obnoxious music blaring through your speakers and it takes you completely by surprise, and the whole ordeal is rather stressful? Me too.

This exact situation occurred the other day, but instead of immediately hitting the mute button on my keyboard, I began to groove along with the unknown song's catchy tune. I scrolled down to find the source of the song and discovered Little Jackie singing on the stoop of a brownstone.

I have yet to dive into the depths of Little Jackie but I'm definitely feeling her song The World Should Revolve Around Me. We all feel that way sometimes, right?

check it: http://www.myspace.com/littlejackiemusic

Friday, March 20, 2009

Public Service Annoucement: Metal Gods

This is a plug. Director/screenwriter Matthew Porterfield is shooting his next film, Metal Gods, this coming summer in Baltimore and is to be released in 2010.

Sean’s a bright kid, but a bad student, a troublemaker living in the pattern of his brother, Trevor, and his brother’s friends, a wild group of small-time drug dealers and drop-outs led by the crazy but charismatic Lee. After their meeting at a party, Sean becomes infatuated with Jenny, a girl from his neighborhood, two years his senior, with good looks and a dark disposition.

Jenny travels the periphery of Trevor’s circle, and has an undeserved reputation for doing drugs and sleeping around. When Jenny scorns Lee, worlds collide as Lee plans revenge with Trevor’s help. Entangled by circumstance and forced to act, Sean and Jenny form a desperate alliance, upsetting the balance of power within their social sphere. The narrative explores these lives over the course of a week, revealing their extraordinary character through the ordinary routines of home, work, and school.

METAL GODS story by Matthew Porterfield and Jordan Mintzer, written by Matthew Porterfield
Check out MG's website (http://www.metalgodsmovie.com) and myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/cast4metalg_ds) for more information.

who said canada sucks?

Driving around the other day I heard a radio personality announce a new song by Sam Roberts. It was called "Them Kids," and it rekindled my love for Sam Roberts. I never really fell out of love with the Québécois, but our flame sort of fizzled out. But with his new song and a new album that I apparently missed, I am all for getting back into Sam Roberts.

Our love affair started with Bridge to Nowhere (from his 2006 album Chemical City) and then to The Bootleg Saint. I'm not sure with the difference between Sam Roberts and The Sam Roberts Band is, but they're both (if they're separate entities at all) are great. From upbeat songs to very chill (see Uprising Down Under), SRB comes full circle.

Start your own infatuation: http://www.myspace.com/samrobertsband

white night wedding

Oftentimes independent movies can be refreshing. They shed new perspective on trite themes, use profound techniques, and are all around revitalizing. But sometimes they're not.

The trailer for the Icelandic film Brúðguminn (or White Night Wedding) looked funny, an interesting take on the mundane rituals of marriage in a foreign country. I don't know if I should blame the deceptive trailer or the film itself, but it was downright depressing and nothing new as far as independent/foreign films go. There were approximately two to three redeeming scenes and a couple interesting characters. The cinematography was prepossessing, but that is in a large part due mostly to Iceland's beautiful.

Some may like this film. My parents did. Just not my thing.

Maybe that's what hell is, the entire rest of eternity spent IN fucking BRUGES.

I usually find Colin Farrell obnoxious, pompous, and acting horribly, but to my great surprise, he was simply hysterical in Martin McDonah's In Bruges. Paired with Brendan Gleeson (who appeared in the mind blowing, heart-wrenching short Six Shooter and in the Harry Potter films), Farrell creates the comic side to a dark, unsettling story of two hit men.

In Bruges follows these the men as their stuck in Bruges (a boring medieval city in Belgium) awaiting orders from their boss. The film's whimiscal and funny side is contrasted with the deep human examinations of death and redemption...and guns and murder. Simply sumptuous. PS: Ralph Finnes also makes an appearance, the icing on the cake.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Today's Playlist.
Weekend Wars - MGMT
Je ne te Connais Pas - Prototypes
We Used to Vacation - Cold War Kids
Crack a Bottle! - Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent
Postcards from Italy - Beirut
Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games - Of Montreal
Missed the Boat - Modest Mouse
Poker Face - Lady Gaga

I have a crush on Andy Samberg


Sign me up.

Oh and he's musically inclined.
My favorite of the moment - and my flippy-floppies

What. The. Fuck.

Joel & Ethan Cohen. Burn After Reading.

John Malkovich - amazing.
Brad Pitt - hilarious.
Frances McDormand - bananas.
George Clooney - george clooney.

see this movie.