Ever since I caught his performance in Requiem For a Dream, I felt a certain amount of indifference towards Jared Leto, so when he decided to start a rock-band, I was curious. Not knowing fully that he’d decided to pursue music at the same time he was planting his acting roots, it seemed like an interesting twist. When 30 Seconds to Mars came out and I heard “Capricorn” for the first time, I was intrigued by the name, and the music wasn’t half-bad either.
Now it’s 2013 and I’m sure where experimentation has been the leading drive for the band’s work, I’m quite certain that this latest album is driving me away from their music entirely.
Now we’re getting into dangerous territory. Maki versus Lexxy was going to be a hard battle from the onset being one of the last eliminations in the competition, but because of Lexxy’s ability to not die.
French electronic group M83 has grown a lot since their 2001 self-titled debut, but one thing has always remained consistent: the artistic direction and core of Anthony Gonzalez. Yeah, I gave him some trouble for a pared down soundtrack for Oblivion, but he has a long history of making me excited to start up my music player and plow through the celestial cosmos he weaves through every one of his records. Here are my top 10 favorite songs from the electronica dazzler.
The last few weeks have seen some pretty big opens while some of them failed to impress while others did better than expected. Let’s layout of the top 5 from this weekend. After Earth and Now You See Me both opened this weekend, can you guess which one is number one? If you said neither, then you would be correct. Ouch! Let’s take a look! Read the rest of this article…
It seems silly to put $3-4 a pop down on a movie rental, but when you’re a few winks shy of falling asleep and sitting in bed, sometimes the best thing is to rent a bloody movie. that said, here are the last five movies that I’ve rented from Google’s Play Store. Check it!
Perhaps if I’d been born two or three decades earlier, I’d be able to rattle off a tale about how I became a helping hand at a little-known amusement park. Through the lens of Stephen King’s easy-to-digest prose and incredibly thorough research, we get to experience what it must’ve been like to ride a train down the eastern seaboard to take up a summer job learning carny talk, minding the rides and “wearing the fur”. In King’s second paperback exclusive, we follow the yarn of Devin Jones, a 21-year old college kid who just wants to forget about the girl who broke his heart.
Wow. What a complete piece of shit this movie is. If you throw and egotistical movie star, his talentless son, a washed up director, and a metric ton of shitty CGI into a blender, After Earth is the sludge that drips out. The movie may not be as mind numbingly awful as last year’s Battleship, but cast and crew here find a way to achieve new, infuriating levels of pure, unalloyed mediocrity.
Now You See Me is a movie I desperately wanted to like. In the midst of a season that Hollywood has exclusively dedicated to superhero movies and Will Smith vanity projects, Summit Entertainment releases a dialogue-driven, heist flick with one of the stronger ensemble casts in recent memory. Now You See Me isn’t a modern summer action blockbuster, and that makes it refreshing. On the other hand, the screenplay is downright infuriating.
These movies just aren’t meant to live. Both Shyamalan’s After Earth (which is really Will Smith and Gary Whitta’s) and Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion similarly-themed post-apocalyptic romps were exposed to air in the same breath. Oblivion is set to close well south of $300 million worldwide, which is far removed from the middling success of Kosinski’s previous film, the cultish Tron: Legacy. Now that After Earth is up to bat, it looks like expectations are low, lower than low, that the film will generate much of a blip on anyone’s radar. Also, the film isn’t even in theaters yet.
It’s been a long time coming, but that Pixels short film you enjoyed so many years ago now has a fate assigned to it. When an amorphous multi-colored blob busts out of a TV, it begins to turn the world and everything in it into cubic reductions of their previous forms while a cast of classic video game characters helps with things. A brilliant concept with more insane compositing, Adam Sandler bought the rights to make it a full film when it debuted in 2010 and it’s languished in development hell ever since.