Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Now with that out of the way. This movie had a lot of promise, until after it was over and I had realized that it left me with an empty feeling. Not empty like A Serious Man empty, but under developed plot line empty. These guys do big jobs for big money and are very good at what they do. They are very well connected, use high tech methods and have a set of rules and guidelines that they follow. Rule 1. No contact if any members get locked up. Rule 2. Wait a year between jobs. T.I.'s character comes home early and presents his former partners with a job. They accept...Rule #2 BROKEN!
Matt Dillion plays a police Officer that is investigating a bank job that they just did. Neglects his kid and pretty much ruins his life in the process. The action was good, the story and how the events played out left me a bit baffled. So lets begin.
1. Police aren't that smart. Point blank LA, NY, TX, FL.
2. What are the chances that the Jamaicans Matt and his partner went to bust were under surveillance and in that same room is where they kept the money?
3. What was the point of Idris Elba's sister? She actually served no point to the development to the story. It was a waste of 15 minutes of time that could have been used elsewhere, like showing the actual 04 heist that they kept referring too.
4. If you had a crack head sister, and you didn't want her to stay at your place for various reasons why would you even let her know where you live in the first place?
5. Given Rule #1 (no contact if caught) wouldn't you still keep tabs on the guy locked in? Esp if none of them trusted him and since they seemed so smart. He got home like a year early, you would think they would be prepared for that.
6. When the shit hit the fan. Chris Brown (21) was running, jumping, flipping, hurdling through all sorts of buildings and obstacles, but sleep deprived (maybe alcoholic) Matt Dillion (46) and his partner were right behind him???
The movie was semi entertaining though for the most part. A couple of "didn't expect that" moments made the film a bit more enjoyable.
Taken not Stirred
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wyclef has been in the forefront of aiding Haiti way before the earthquake leveled the entire country. He has always given his time, money and voice to help in the development of the Haitian people. So with the Haitian election coming up --- why not let this guy run for office?? I mean could Haiti get worse under his guidance? It's was for the most part a 3rd world country and after the Earthquake it's more like a wasteland. If the guy wants to run...let him run! Sean Penn....shut the fuck up. You don't live there, and you are not knowledgeable enough to even talk about this man's contributions??? What's your beef? What's your solution?? Wyclef isn't just some insert your face here celebrity that shows up on TV gets a check and then rolls out. He is consistently there for his people and his country.
And who knew the "nail in the coffin" to the Fugees reunion (if there was every really going to be a such thing) would come from Pras. I thought Pras and Clef were actually cousin then the second this President stuff starts happening Pras puts his 5 cents in and starts squealing like a pig. Said they aren't really cousins AND that he doesn't think he is fit to be President of Haiti. Damn, first off where did they find Pras?? Nobody has seen him since Mya and OBD made him semi - famous'er. Then he pops up out of has been thin air and gives his disapproval and denounces being related. Boy with friends/family like that.....you know the rest. They are both Haitian. So where was Pras when the earthquake happened and people needed help?? Exactly. Let the man try to represent and recover his country!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Kenzo Digital is a cool film company that teamed up with Dee and Ricky who make crappy items outta Lego's and sell them for crazy prices. But that's neither here nor there. The videos are pretty dope and Dee & Ricky designed a cool G-Shock available in very limited quantities.
How can they sell Lego's without getting sued?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
This had all the 80's cliche moments compiled into one movie. And nobody died!! I was grateful that Terry Cruz didn't get blown up in some tragic thumbs up helicopter ride turned wrong scene. But the thing that got me was....where was the nudity??? At least Scott Pilgram had the girl in her panties for a scene. Sly went alllllllllllll the way to some godforsaken 3rd world country for this chick that he didn't even kiss?! Word Sly?? That's how you roll?
Does Stallone Speak English...oh I get it, it's a Foreign Film
Monday, August 16, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I just got a note that this blog has been cancelled...thanks a lot!!
This show displayed great challenges, good artists and creativity that is way beyond the average reality show that airs the same nonsense over and over. Hopefully this show keeps going and shines light on all different types of artists.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Even though this is the same length as a Snuggie commercial it's still FRESH! Kanye's first "video" off his new album currently untitled, features him in the role of an Emperor to a lush, war ridden, wealthy, sex driven empire. Sold more as a moving painting than an actual music video, the images are stunning and the tools used to create this piece were executed grandly. I especially like the way Kanye's Horus Chain swings side to side during the composition. This reminds me of Ghost Busters 2 when the ghost dude would come out of the painting! Yeah it's only 90 seconds but its a DOPE 90 seconds.
I Ain't 'Fraid of No Ghost...
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
These works of art are by Jeff Nishinaka and are made 100% from white paper! He has collaborated with, Bloomingdale's and Galeries Lafayette, advertising work for Visa, Coca Cola, Playboy, American Airlines, Toyota and Mattel and Jackie Chan is his homeboy who owns the largest of Nishinaka's collection.