Sunday, August 30, 2009

Deaths Come in 3s?


DJ AM
Adam Goldstein
1973-2009


The Palms Hotel in Vegas, where AM had his residency, dimmed their lights this weekend in memory.

The Funeral


Gawker

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rest in Paradise Ted Kennedy

The greatest public speaker I ever witnessed.

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem

"Forever" off the soundtrack of the upcoming Lebron James high school documentary. The big collaboration comes on the 1 year anniversary of Swagga Like Us.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Collaboration

Creative Genius Spike Jonze (Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich, former husband of Sofia Coppola and director of every cool music video you can think of) has directed a 10 to 15 minute short film inspired by Kanye West song See You In My Nightmares.

Kanye and Spike previously collaborated for the music video of Flashing Lights.

MTV breaksdown the short film which will be released on iTunes on September 8th.

"In the film 'Ye plays a drunk, belligerent and boastful version of himself at a club, where he keeps informing fellow clubgoers that the song playing over the speakers is his. He then wanders into an adjacent room, starts having sex with a woman and passes out on her, only to come to in a VIP room where he is getting amorous with a pillow. He's so disturbed by the scene that he runs to the bathroom and vomits rose petals, cuts his belly open with a bowie knife, which produces more rose petals, and then rips out a little furry demon that is living in his guts, who then is handed his own miniature bowie knife so he can commit suicide.

The movie will feature a remixed version of "Nightmares" worked over by N.A.S.A, which features Jonze's brother, known as Squeak E. Clean (a.k.a. Sam Spiegel). The Swarm described the film, written by Jonze, as walking the "fine line between aggrandizement and self-mockery that runs through all of Kanye's endeavors." The cinematography and sound design is reportedly such that it "authentically renders that feeling of being really disoriented in a nightclub.""

September 11th + 15th

Jay-Z The Blueprint 3

Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

District 9


Coming out in theaters this Friday.

Read more about District 9 here.


Current District 9 Tomatometer = 100%.


Check out these links as more reviews come in this week:

Great Journalism









All pictures courtesy of the great website, Probably Bad News

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hyperizers


NBA players Mo Williams, Kevin Durant, Rashard Lewis and Andre Iguodala star as Fog Raw, Velvet Hoop, Ice-O and Chief Blocka in the new Nike advertisement for the Hyperize Basketball shoe.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Freestyle in The Basement


Jay-Z rhyming over Stand Up right around the release of The Black Album (2003).

Friday, August 7, 2009

Heath Ledger's Last Film




The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is scheduled to come out Christmas Day.

New York, I Love You



Starring Bradley Cooper, Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Ethan Hawke, James Caan, Blake Lively, Shia LaBeouf and Chris Cooper.

New York, I Love You is coming out October 16, 2009.

BONUS:

Because I Love The Song In The Trailer::: Phoenix - "1901"

WTWTA Long Trailer


Where the Wild Things Are - October 16, 2009.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rest in Peace John Hughes


Filmmaker John Hughes died today, August 6, 2009, at age 59.

Hughes created some of the most influential movies in my life. He wrote, directed and produced Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Planes Trains & Automobiles, and Uncle Buck, as well as writing Home Alone.

Hughes lived the last 20 years of his life in mystery (a la J.D. Salinger). Retiring to an easy life in the midwest. He has been noted as a huge inspiration by filmmakers Wes Andersen and Kevin Smith.

Rest in Peace.

Hughes died of a heart attack in Manhattan during a morning walk, according to the Associated Press.


"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."


Los Angeles Times - Obituary

Radiohead - "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)"

In memory of Harry Patch, the recently deceased last surviving WWI veteran.


MP3 of the song can be purchased for £1 @ Radiohead's Dead Air Space website. Proceeds going towards the United Kingdom veterans' charity.

The Lovely Bones


Peter Jackson's adaptation coming out December 11, 2009.

At At At Nite



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Avatar


Avatar, James Cameron's first narrative direction since Titanic, is coming out December 18, 2009. This 3-D Science-Fiction Fantasy film is reported to have had a filming budget over $240 million. There is plenty of information online about the plot, how the movie was filmed and actors starring in, but I'm going to recommend to all to appreciate the mystique of the poster and to wait for August 21 when the trailer will be released.

Cameron also directed The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgement Day and True Lies.

Monday, August 3, 2009

J. Cole

J. Cole, first artist signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation.







Today Was A Good Day


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Tron 2



Watch it in full screen.

So many movies are coming out in 3-d these days: all the Pixar animated features, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar and this one.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

When's the Last Time...

...you were this excited for a movie?

I remember exactly where I was when I first saw this trailer, Corpus Christi, Texas on spring break.

Even after getting out of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (a great movie) all I could talk about was how great the Lord of the Rings was going to be.