For as much as the band seems to have a very specific aesthetic, The Decemberists have been known to frequently step out of their folk-rock box and go in some weird directions. For example, 2009's The Hazards Of Love is a rock opera with an evil forest queen and a magic fawn boy and 2015's What A Terrible World, What…Read more...
By all (his own) accounts, Donald Trump is a “really smart” man. In fact, he’s already so intelligent, he suggested at the outset of his presidency that his top officials could keep their daily intelligence reports to themselves, though he eventually relented when he learned he could ask for big pictures in place of…Read more...
In a crushing blow to whatever coolness Star Wars had in the ‘70s and to whatever “ownership” nerds claimed to have over the series with their X-Wing bedsheets and collections of mint-condition Boba Fett toys, the AARP has announced that Star Wars is actually for old people. We’re not sure what specifically caused…Read more...
The Road Movie is a 2018 documentary comprised entirely of footage from dashboard cameras from Russian cars. Their reputation is a matter of internet record, loads of terrifying YouTube clips that seem to reveal a people hardened by bitter cold and streets of absolute madness. I'm talking of course about the Russia The post The Road Movie Review appeare […]
The films of Howard Hawks are more famous than the man himself. As with Billy Wilder his career spanned every genre and style and he mastered them all. He made screwball comedies and film noir, gangster films and westerns. And … Continue reading →
Christmas is a time for the familiar. For turkey and Criterion Collection films as presents. It’s also a time for reflection and seasonal viewings of When Harry Met Sally… and One Fine Day. Two films I’ve watched over and over and … Continue reading →
Coco (2017) Review Directed by Lee Unkrich Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Edward James Olmos Music by Michael Giacchino Plot Synopsis: (via Wikipedia) The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks […]
Well, it’s Year 6 of my blog & Year 3 of me doing this Blind Spot Project where we make ourselves watch 12 movies in a year that we’ve been meaning to watch for ages. Most people choose classics but I like to mix it up with some random shit as well since watching 12 … Continue reading →
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis got nothing on Jessica Chastain and Kate McKinnon, at least for this pretty terrific Saturday Night Live promo. In the clip, Chastain, who hosts this week’s episode, doesn’t have much time to enjoy soaking in her new Studio 8H surroundings before a sinister McKinnon arrives. “You’re in my house,” says McKinnon as the two circle […]
EXCLUSIVE: Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle keeps on rocking at the global and international box office. Through Tuesday, the Jake Kasdan-helmed update on the 1995 board game adventure has grossed $701.7M worldwide. The split is $408M overseas and $293.7M domestic. Offshore, the pic that stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick J […]
Industry executives Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan have teamed to launch their fourth investment fund Platinum Eagle with a $325 million initial public offering. Sagansky (Sony, CBS, Scripps Networks board member) and Sloan (MGM, SBS Broadcasting and Lionsgate board member) have dubbed Platinum Eagle (Nasdaq: EAGLU) as a special purpose acquisition company. S […]
This article looks at the best sidekicks from the small screen.For my first article of 2018, I’m taking another look at sidekicks. This time, however, the focus will be on ones on the small screen.1. TontoSome have understandably taken issue with the Lone Ranger’s companion, stating that the character gives negative impressions of Native Americans. The fact […]
Here is a look at an episode from the original Star Trek series, which is the closet the entire franchise had to a Christmas episode.In the franchise’s entire 51-year history, there’s only been one Star Trek episode of any of the six series that’s been holiday-themed. That episode was the original series’ “Catspaw”, which was the first episode filmed for the […]
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Alice (Witherspoon) is an almost divorced single mother, and the daughter of a famous film maker. When she winds up allowing three young men to move in (Alexander, Wolff and Rudnitsky) she finds her life turned upside down, and… […]
Let’s Get Stuck Into… is a podcast from ScreenMayhem.com which focuses on sets of five films from different influential film personalities and masters of cinema. It’s a really fascinating and fun podcast, and I had a really great time recording this one, about Studio Ghibli and the often overlooked teen drama Whisper Of The Heart.… Continue reading Podcast: […]
Hello my lovely readers 🙂 How’s everything going? Today I want to review some make up and beauty products that I’ve purchased recently. Most of this products are from the drugstore, so they are very affordable if you want to try them. Lip gloss – Burt’s Bees I’m really happy with this lip gloss because […]
Hello my lovely readers 🙂 Happy new year!! I hope you I’ve had a lovely new year’s eve and that 2018 brings all your wishes, and you achieve all your new year resolutions. Today I want to share with you a sweet and feminine winter outfit. This is a very confortable everyday look, but I think it’s […]
Just after donning our virtual reality headsets — and before pulling down the visors to completely surrender to a digital galaxy — four of us would-be rebels were given one major rule: no running. No running? No problem. There were many concerns I had before entering Downtown Disney’s the Void,...
A teenage witch, an alien, a jock, a child genius and a girl who can telepathically talk to a dinosaur are all about to be late for class. On a sun-soaked fall day in Pasadena, the cast of “Marvel’s Runaways” looks more like a revamped version of “The Breakfast Club” than the latest superhero squad....
Ninety-one years ago today--10 Jan., 1927--Fritz Lang's magnificent sci-fi fantasy METROPOLIS first hit the screen in Germany. This is the kind of movie the phrase "visionary masterpiece" was coined to describe, a gloriously weird epic of the future as seen from the late Weimar era wherein the working class robotically toils away on machines b […]
Born today, 30 Dec., in 1945, Lloyd Kaufman, producer, writer, director, the co-founder of Troma Entertainment and one of the magnificent bastards responsible for, among so many other off-the-wall classics, the Toxic Avenger movies, POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD, TERROR FIRMER, TROMA'S WAR and TROMEO & JULIET. Highbrow snobs may scoff at L […]
I love you as you are – That face that stills my heart. That smile that makes it beat, Still every time we meet. The way you love me so, How we each hate letting go, When we hold each other tight, And talk sweet late at night. The way you hold my […]
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) It is no wonder that Agatha Christie chose the Orient Express, once the most luxurious train in the world, as the setting for one of her fictitious crime scenes. From Paris to Istanbul, a journey of some 1,920 miles, will take passengers around 1883 (the date of its first […]
Tokyo Godfathers (2003) The co-director and scriptwriter of this little gem of an animation is no other than Satoshi Kon, the man who brought to the masses such great animated films as “Perfect Blue” (1997) and “Paprika” (2006), and the story is about three homeless people who discover an abandoned baby-girl amidst the piles of […]
National Polka Dot Day is right around the corner and shopDisney has assembled a brand new collection focused on Disney’s own fashion icon – Minnie Mouse. Minnie Mouse’s classic polka dot look has been reimagined by the fashion industry through the decades and the new “Minnie Rocks the Dots” collection features all kinds of variations […] The post shopDisney […]
SeaWorld Orlando’s all-inclusive day resort Discovery Cove is set to launch a new dining experience called Paradise Nights at Discovery Cove. Guests can indulge in a dinner buffet on the beach beneath the stars: including delicious dishes, drinks and spirits, and up-close encounters with some of the park’s most fascinating animal ambassadors. With dessert co […]
Read our full review of both lunch AND dinner at The Edison -- newly open in Disney Springs!Disney Food Blog Fans, be sure to check out our DFB Disney World Dining Guide e-Books! Find great deals at DFBStore.com! Also, come on over and: Subscribe to our NewsletterFollow us on TwitterBecome a Facebook Fan Related posts: First Look! THE EDISON in Disney Spring […]
Disneyland's Cove Bar closed January 8, but one of its signature drinks -- the Fun Wheel -- is being served in a new location! Guests can find the Fun Wheel at Alfresco Tasting Terrace on Pacific Wharf. Disney Food Blog Fans, be sure to check out our DFB Disney World Dining Guide e-Books! Find great deals at DFBStore.com! Also, come on over and: Subscri […]
When the original Despicable Me first came around, I loved it. To be fair, I was eleven at the time and the film’s target audience, but the off-beat humor and mischievous antics of the characters grabbed me, in a way that few kid’s films could. In a world where animation was dominated by wholesome (usually Disney and... Read More
Six months ago, I began Game of Thrones. Initially overwhelmed by the sheer number of plot lines and characters, I soon became hooked. With the help of Natalie Bochenski’s recaps and the Raven On podcast I managed to learn the names of all the characters just in time for them to be killed off in a... Read More