I am sure I can’t add anything to all the professional obituaries of Adam Yauch, so I thought I’d add something a little more personal. Back in the early to mid-1980s, there were two musical movements happening in New York City that were important and influential to me and my friends (among many many others, [...]
This is my favorite new band and I’m telling you all to go to You Tube, watch their stuff and then buy their CDs. Seriously. Now.
Even though “We Are Young” is a big hit (and an amazing song) I suggest you start with their debut Aim and Ignite and then move on to Some [...]
Attention men and women of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment:
Just in time for the TNT premiere of season 2 this summer, Warner Home Video has announced a release date of June 5th for the season 1 DVD and Blu-ray sets of one of my favorite new Sci-fi series of last year, Falling Skies. A [...]
Until this year, the only big time film industry awards show I had ever been to was the Independent Spirit Awards and it’s been almost 10 years since the last time – and who can forget Elvis Costello’s “surprise” opening of the show with (“What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?”). I had never [...]
This year, after an eleven year absence, I made my return to the Sundance Film Festival and yes, there were a lot of changes but as the saying goes, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose! There were new hotels and condos, new restaurants and a much better transportation system but there were also [...]
The first of my Bad Robot Action Movie Sundance mini-films. All fest I am going to be taking little clips of people, places and things and blowing them up, dropping giant rocks on them or rolling cars into them.
Not because I don’t like them, but because it’s fun! For example, I am very [...]
5:53 – My 1st hour scorecard? 5-3. That’s pretty piss poor.
5:52 – Yay! Even Madonna gets played off!
5:48 – Am I wrong in thinking that playing off a non-English speaker because it takes him longer to get the words out in his second language is in bad taste?
5:47 – Another no-brainer, but [...]
My latest CNN.com review, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Tilda Swinton in "We Need To Talk About Kevin"– Photo © Oscilloscope
On Monday night I was among a relatively privileged few that were invited to a special screening of Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory that was held at CAA, with Berlinger and one of the West Memphis 3, Jason Baldwin, in attendance for a Q&A, following the screening.
After seeing the Paradise [...]
Here’s a video clip of Michael Giacchino conducting an orchestra playing a suite from the landmark TV series Lost. My apologies for the orientation. It was a combination of a new phone (first video shot on it) and being entranced by the music!