If you have any awareness of pop culture you know the Matrix. When it came in 1999 it was a surprise hit. It spawned two bigger budget sequels that made oodles of money but seemed to get progressively worse. It instantly changed sci-fi and action movies, though it seemed that it was used more for […]
Amelie is a French film starring Audrey Tautou and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The movie has a magical realism style and is known for its distinctive green tint. When it came over to the States it became an instant indie darling. The Set-Up Tautou plays the titular Amelie. Amelie is a pretty but shy and […]
Memento was director Christoper Nolan’s breakthrough movie. You may know him from directing such movies as Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy. Memento is low budget psychological thriller. It’s high concept is that it’s told backwards. Nolan has done other high concept movies on bigger budgets. I think he pulls this high concept as well […]
When gangster films are considered it usually comes down to two – the Godfather and Goodfellas. Goodfellas is also considered legendary director’s Martin Scorsese finest work, up there with Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. In my opinion, yes it’s really that good. The Set-up Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) wanted to be a gangster his whole […]
Office Space was the first live action feature length film directed by Mike Judge, the creator of King of the Hill (and Beavis and Butthead) . It was a box office failure initially, but become a hit on video release. It’s now referred to endlessly in seemingly every office. The Set-Up Peter (Ron Livingston) is a […]
It seems like a lot of races are foregone conclusions already this year. Birdman seems to have a lot of all-around support, but less support in each category. It seems very unlikely for any film to sweep the major awards this year. Best Picture Prediction – Birdman Should Win – Birdman Snubbed – Guardians of […]
Here are my favorite songs of 2014. With only this one comment, I’ve limited each Artist to one song maximum. Architecture in Helsinki -“In the Future” Cold Specks – “Season of Doubt” Ingrid Michaelson – “Girls Chase Boys” J. Cole – “Be Free” La Roux – “Sexotheque” Lana Del Rey – “Brooklyn Baby” Lecrae – […]
2014 has been an incredible year for music. For my shortlist I’ve got an astonishing 22 albums. I believe that’s the most I’ve ever had. So, now it’s your turn, what’s your best album of the year? Poll closes on New Year’s Eve at midnight.