Sunday, December 30, 2012

Film - (Viewed In) 2012

Still too early to name favorites (I'm catching up) , but here's a long list of movies I watched during the year.

The Artist: Trailer
The Interrupters: Trailer
Magnolia: Trailer
Moon: Trailer
Tillsammans: Trailer
Hanna: Trailer
Grave of the Fireflies: Trailer  (*tears*)
WALL-E: Trailer
Take Shelter: Trailer  (A 2011 favorite)
Days of Heaven: Trailer

Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme: Trailer
Tales from the Script: Trailer
When Harry Met Sally: Trailer
Rosemary's Baby: Trailer
Macross: Do You Remember Love?: Trailer
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer: Trailer - (Eliot Spitzer Report Card)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Trailer
The Secret Lives of Dentists: Trailer
The Great Silence: Trailer
8: The Mormon Proposition: Trailer

Glengarry Glen Ross: Trailer
Downtown 81: Trailer
Please Give: Trailer
Chameleon Street: Trailer
Bullitt: Trailer
I Love You Phillip Morris: Trailer
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: Trailer
Wild Style: Trailer
Young Adult: Trailer
John Carter: Trailer

Parenthood: Trailer
The Skin I Live In: Trailer
Laputa: The Castle In The Sky: Trailer
Dog Day Afternoon: Trailer
Fast Food Nation: Trailer
My Neighbor Totoro: Trailer
Match Point: Trailer
The Cabin in the Woods: Trailer
The Outlaw Josey Wales: Trailer
Devil: Trailer

Friends With Kids: Trailer
Monsieur Lahzar: Trailer
My Winnipeg: Trailer
Son of Rambow: Trailer
Milk: Trailer
Piranha 3D: Trailer
Island of Lost Souls: Trailer
Beauty is Embarrassing: Trailer
Incendies: Trailer
Dysfunctional Friends: Trailer

Think Like a Man: Trailer
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford: Trailer
Marvel's The Avengers: Trailer
Pretty In Pink: Trailer
The Prestige: Trailer
Rampart: Trailer
Old Boy: Trailer
Bram Stoker's Dracula: Trailer
Deliverance: Trailer
Erin Brockovich: Trailer

National Lampoon's Animal House: Trailer
Gremlins: Trailer
Serpico: Trailer (Styles...)
The Station Agent: Trailer
Pan's Labyrinth: Trailer
Bottle Rocket: Trailer
Out of Sight: Trailer
Zoolander: Trailer
The Squid and the Whale: Trailer (Styles...)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Trailer

Newman >> McQueen

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: Trailer
Boogie Nights: Trailer
The Dark Knight Rises: Trailer
The Towering Inferno: Trailer
The U: Trailer
Source Code: Trailer
Inside Job: Trailer
Burn After Reading: Trailer
Friday The 13th: Trailer  (Haha...that cable knit sweater)
My Left Foot: Trailer

Chronicle: Trailer
Saving Private Ryan: Trailer
Picnic At Hanging Rock: Trailer
Tougher Than Leather: Desperado Clip
The Incredibles: Trailer
Punch Drunk Love: Trailer
Serenity: Trailer
The Night of the Hunter: Trailer
The Dark Knight Returns Pt.1: Trailer
Zodiac: Trailer

Paris Je T'aime: Trailer
Fantasia: Trailer
Pumping Iron: Trailer
First Blood: Trailer
Broke: Clip
Almost Famous: Trailer
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie: Trailer
Benji: Trailer
Private Lessons: Trailer
Argo: Trailer

The Master: Trailer
Beasts of the Southern Wild: Trailer
Moonrise Kingdom: Trailer
Django Unchained: Trailer
The Secret World of Arrietty: Trailer

That's a lot of links.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Books - (Read In) 2012

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means To Be Black Now - Toure
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - Amy Chua
Paul's Boutique - Dan LeRoy
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Great God Pan - Arthur Machen
The Call of Cthulhu - H.P. Lovercraft
The Lottery - Shirley Jackson
The Monkey's Paw - Diane Mowat
Y: The Last Man (Vol. 1 - Vol. 3)
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion - Janet Reitman
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars...- Thomas Lennon & Robert B. Garant
The Devil All The Time - Donald Ray Pollock
This Is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz*
Superman For All Seasons - Jeph Loeb
NW - Zadie Smith*
Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank

*Published in 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Music - 2012

I sorted my iTunes tracks by date and selected those I enjoyed listening to this year.

That's it.

Don't trip.

Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools

Algiers - Blood

Black Classical Meets Sarah Webster Fabio - Echo Of Rain

El-P - Full Retard

Fiona Apple - Every Single Night

Jean Grae - Kill Screen


Iz-Real, Chris C, and Yo_urs Truly - 81



Trinidad James - Gold On My MacBook

Monday, December 24, 2012

Transparent Speaker by People People

A nice piece of design.

 Project information:
Home audio systems have come a long way from the blocky, black and silver painted stacks of particle wood and plastic. No longer are we building giant stereo systems that take up half of your valuable living space. Our iTunes, Pandora and Spotify accounts drive our music towards whatever device we choose. At People People, we believe audio is best heard, not seen, and the best electronics should last a lifetime! We set out to design a beautiful audio component that emphasizes the drivers, solidifying the speaker’s rightful place as the ultimate icon of what’s really important: Your Music! A year ago, we introduced the People People Transparent Speaker to the world - The response was tremendous!

Kickstarting here: Link

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Black List 2012

Earlier this week, Franklin Leonard released his annual list of top screenplays not yet produced or released in theaters. It seems those participating in reading and grading these scripts have moved on from stories of  zombies, vampires, and other tales of the undead. A quick scan of the list revealed ZERO screenplays of that sort. I did notice a couple of time travel themed stories. Perhaps that will become the latest trend. 

There really isn't anything on this list that made me scoff. Maybe I just don't care enough anymore. 

I did find it interesting that the number one film on this list involves the sad sack Buffalo Bills.

 Moneyball was received a lot better than I expected, so there might be a place for this one too.

The Black List 2012: Link

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Episode 14: Boardwalk Empire - Season 3

Nucky Thompson Is Dead.

Matt and I reconnect for a quick discussion on the recently concluded 3rd season of Boardwalk Empire. We both thought it was a fantastic season. The finale? Well...

Direct Download: Link
Subscribe via iTunes: Link

Appearing occasionally on Twitter to tell me that I'm wrong about something (mostly Snupe), you can follow Matt at justhere4tacos.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Antoinette - Who's The Boss

Was chilling with a homie the other night, and we happened upon this video:

What I remember most about this video is hitting that FF button on the VCR when going through video collections. The video we previously watched on YouTube brought a lot of laughter, and I was expecting the same here, but I was derailed and thrown into Hip Hop nerd/trivia mode.

Did y'all catch this?

Had no idea Yogi was around that long. Also, it makes this guest appearance seem a lot less random.

CRU - Bluntz & Bakakeemis

Now, someone find me Ha, so that I can interview him.