Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tom Cruise is the man. That being said this film plays out just like an episode of the now defunct show Under Covers that came on NBC for about 12 episodes. And oddly enough both are/were produced by JJ Abrams. The action was fast paced and good chase scenes. A few corny parts. Nice gadgets. But even after all of that it still seemed like the movie was missing something. Something that I still can't quite put my finger on. Maybe it was the whole "Russian Launch Codes" thing. I don't know. I'm just glad that the twist that I thought was going to happen didn't. Ving Rhames shows up at the end for nostalgic reasons I guess.
Did the Wall Move Sawyer?!
Did the Wall Move Sawyer?!
This song was written to show that no matter what you believe in lives are being lost under the guise being upright and Holy. We are only human and should treat one another as such.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
DRAG - KING SHIT I'M ON (Prod by. DRAG co-prod by J Dauma) by PenDragon
I'm me. No one else. No comparison.
Restaurant Week???!!! Nawh
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Round 2 of the Street Scott Flame On Cypher Series. This time it includes Rico Blox, Ryshon Jones, KM, Starrz and Myself the PenUltimate DRAG. S/O Street Scott and Buck Marley.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
This was a good movie. It had a lot of twists and didn't seem illogical or seem to have a bunch of plot holes. The only downside of this film was the damn rap music they kept playing. Who was in charge of music for this film??!! Horrible choices. Even when the RZA does scores its not just rap music thrown in, it's actually cohesive sounds that make sense. It would be a great scene and then BOOM some awkward GangStarr song starts playing. Really? For real? Who's idea was that? And who approved it?
The rest of the film is excellent. It's pretty long though. But the performances are great and the story is very well written. Definitely a good movie just try to think good thoughts when the rap music kicks in.
Monday, December 5, 2011
New DRAG! Biggie Sample! Baltimore Baby! Let's Go!
DRAG - DRIVE ft. Notorious B.I.G. prod. by Mark Shotta by PenDragon
Belize When They Find Me
Monday, November 28, 2011
I met 2 Hale about 8 years ago. I don't really even remember much about the homie, but when news circulated that he passed I was saddened. He passed Friday morning (11/25/11) from complications of Sickle Cell Anemia. Below is a song that he recorded in Feb of this year.
Here is what Amoion of Deep Flow Studios had to say about him.
"I did not realize how much my heart would hurt when you left us today. I know I told you I like your music as I do all the rappers who I like that I produce. But I REALLY regret not explaining to you just how much your music meant to me! I listened to you like I listened to Pac. Your songs made me and think and feel in a way most artists can't do. There is a reason you never got to fulfill your potential, it must be you are in a much better place. R.I.P. you are missed..."GET MORE INFO ON SICKLE CELL HERE
Monday, November 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The construction of this very confusing, very strange building is still under way. It has already killed a construction worker earlier in the construction phase, and I foresee much more people getting killed after the construction. Last week 2 people were shot in the parking lot of Dave and Buster's at Arundel Mills. If you have ever been to Dave & Buster's you know that there are about 3-5 Anne Arundel Police Cars worth of Police outside and around this establishment. So if two people can get killed around plenty of Police imagine the depths things will turn to when the motive is money and the incidence are a lot less "isolated" ... though to me unless it was a serial criminal pretty much all incidences are isolated. People's cars are being broken into now. Imagine the crime levels as the crowds start to build and the casino gets into full swing.
In a state in which they are raising the bottle tax to supposedly help with school construction (???) when in 2010 - 11 more than almost 20 schools closed this seems to be a misappropriation of necessity over greed. And I'm sure with the casino built they will continue to plan to build hotels for people to stay in so they can stay a bit closer and gamble a bit longer even though the airport hotels are very close to that area anyway.
To say that the casino is plopped in the middle of the parking lot of the mall is a very accurate observation. Who knew it was actually going to be a mere 50 feet from the mall? The college is further away from the mall and its just across the parking lot walk way. Traffic is horrendous now and will probably be that 10 fold when it is ready for business. I think Arundel Mills will be the new mall to stay away from. Parking isn't as bad as Towson or Columbia but it will surely surpass that in no time. I'm just not so sure that this was well thought out. Seems like people and politicians were so greedy for money that they missed a few steps when thinking this through.
Only time will tell though. Hopefully things will go good and people won't get knocked over the heads for their winnings (or lack there of). Happy Hunting...bad choice of phrases.
Can somebody explain what these dudes want?! Derek Fisher is the spokesman for the League Union and quite frankly I just don't know what they want. They offered 49% and they declined. They offered 51% and they declined. Now they are back down to 47%. At this point I really don't know what they plan to achieve. Next to Baseball they are they highest grossing sports earners. I really just want to know what they are trying to get from all this?! David Stern should cancel the NBA and start something new. The New NBA. If you want to tryout for the new NBA you are more then welcome. I would grab up some new kids from college and from Foreign leagues and some street ball guys. Most of these guys in the headlines are close to retirement anyway so I'm missing what they are gaining. Everybody is losing money. Say goodbye to the season! And goodbye to this season's paycheck.
Skip To My Lou
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Originally this song was supposed to have like 6 or 7 people on it but that didn't happen. Poet send his verse back like immediately so he ended up on it. Shot this here video out in Dutch Country PA at some burned down bar.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Best movie of 2011!!! It has everything you need in a film. Action, suspense, gore, tiny bit of romance, chase scene, mobsters. Everything. The acting is great. Ryan Gosling is becoming one of my favorite actors. His jackets are always bad ass in his movies. This movie reminds me of another great film History of Violence. The characters have a similar demeanor. It's an epic tale of when not minding your business goes wrong all b/c of what??? A woman. Of course. But still and all its a great movie! Friggen Ron Pearlman --- Hellboy aka the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Just a great range of characters and they all play there parts excellently. And it's shot beautifully! 2 Thumbs 5 stars! GREAT!
Damn these things really work! As soon as I put them on I feel relieved. It doesn't really stay on your nose like the commercial suggests or maybe it stays on white people's noses better. And if the advanced ones only kinda stay on I'm sure that the regular ones fall off pretty soon after you put them on. Get the advanced...so you can breathe!!!!
Monday, October 24, 2011
Top Shot comes on the History Channel and is about challengers competing to hit various targets with different weapons. Knives, guns, Arrows. Interesting show based on skills. Sidenote Jake from season 3 was an asshole and a coward.
New JASE video -- Chicken Box (BBQ Wings) --- shot by me.
Note to self. Get a shotgun mic. Note to others. don't ask if I'm shooting a video or why I'm taking pictures.
The Waiting Room coming Soon
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Man this thing is sad as hell. Razor Ramon was one of my favorite wrestlers growing up. It's crazy to see him like this. Drugs will fuck your life up kids! Wrestling is fake but these people have real lives. Man, what a downer.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
This is a sad depressing movie about 2 people who used to be very in love. What I can appreciate about this movie is the way it was edited. It started kinda at the end of the relationship, then at the beginning and back around. They tried to give this movie an NC-17 rating for some strange reason. It was nothing in it more sexual then any other sex scene in other movies. It was well acted though. And Ryan's jacket was bad ass.
The Future Room
Man Frozen Food is a rip off! The pic on the box must be the closest photo magnified at about 300% Because what you actually get is about 2 tiny pieces of chicken per package. Lean Cuisine is the same damn way. Those P.F. Chang dinners are extremely wack too. Just not enough food and it's really not that good. I could eat a whole bag to myself and it's supposed to be for 2 people. Freschetta makes a damn good frozen pizza though.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
One of the illest interviews I've seen and it comes from no other then Irv Gotti. It's only a handful of people that give good interviews and who knew he was one of them.
Steve Jobs was an innovator and creative genius. Father of the Ipod, Iphone, Ipad, Airbook, MacBook and many more. The world has lost a pioneer. He seemed like a pretty nice guy, fueled by technology's progression and the overall betterment of the world. What I've learned is that money can't buy you health and live your life expressing your dreams because you never know when it will be taken away.
Salute to the Mac
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This is the movie 50 Cent lost 60 lbs for. Its been talked about for almost a year and finally is set to release within the next to weeks officially. He plays a football player that ends up getting cancer and has to make a way in his new life. As a star football player everything was given to him and when he got cancer everything was taken away. I liked that his homeboy from the beginning stayed down with him through the whole ordeal. The ending was a bit cheesy but eh it was a cool film. Ray Liotta was in it for about two scenes and the movie poster got changed from the original which was pretty terrible. Check it out.
Don't Get Your Brother To Get That Chicks Phone Number
Monday, September 19, 2011
I swear Obama could come up with a cure for AIDS today RIGHT NOW, and Republicans would say, "This is not what the American people need at this time. " America needs to be able to vote on bills and issues the same way we do for president. Let the people say yes or no to the issues, not these people with agendas that have nothing to do with the general interests of the people. Warren Buffet one of thee richest people on the planet say that the rich should be taxed different and here's how and the republicans hate the idea. Flip side of the coin, if a Republican would have announced the idea it would be the greatest thing ever proposed. Poor bastard. Sometimes I think he got voted in just to put him and "us" in our place.
Land of the Free
Man the weekend was a weird time for Air Shows. 2 crashes in two days. The crash in Reno was the deadliest with 11 fatalities. The pilot was old as hell at 74. And Im not discrediting his skills its just that some 74 year olds can't even drive so operating a WWII aircraft seems a bit much. Additionally this was a super old aircraft. Unfortunate in both cases.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
When cell phones first hit the scene in the early 90's they were this massive brick of telecommunication. Weighing in at about 2 to 3 pounds and with a length (including the antenna) of about a baby these things weren't sleek or in design at all but maintained functionality and people bought them because they were super rare and cool at the time. I'm not sure it met a convenience market as its size and weak signals and huge car charger you had to bring along to accompany this behemoth added 20 pounds to any real on the go person.
Then the next wave of phones hit and they were super small. They had white and white screens and an internal antenna. This was excellent for everyone. Form plus function were met in these newer models. The only concerns were people constantly losing their new smaller phones and the thought that the phones gave people brain cancer which is still pretty inconclusive.
In the early 2000's flip phones and slide phones were introduced. This left people with a lot of broken phones and cracked screens. But the phones were way better at sending and receiving information and the form fit better in the newer digital society.
Recently "smart" phones are getting bigger! They are way thinner but they are getting pretty wide. The Sprint EVO is friggen monstrous. So it seems that the more the phone is capable of doing the bigger they have become. It won't be too long until we are right back with a huge block of technology to carry around and thus the cycle will begin again.
I Don't Like Nobody Playin' On My Phone
See the thing is women love this movie so much so that they overlook the fact that Julia Roberts was a prostitute in the movie. Women look at the film as a love story between a successful business man and young girl that made poor life choices (or did she?). If America didn't act like this was one of the greatest love stories of all time then maybe this mother wouldn't have dressed her child in this costume that she believed was appropriate. Some people aren't smart enough to figure out that she was a prostitute in the film, she wasn't portraying your everyday run of the mill prostitute. So in a sense I can sorta see the mother's confusion in a moronic kinda way. This poor kid though, she doesn't even know how messed up she is gonna be in the future.
"You and I are such similar creatures Vivian. We both screw people for money. "
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Here is the new video from Express' old mixtape Gametime. Available on Datpiff Here. We shot this in 30 minutes. Thanks to the homie Xavier. And thank you to the Police Officer that left my car alone while we shot.
As Far As The Eye Can See
This was like an updated ET, but cooler and more cursing and explosions. It still wasn't what I thought it was going to be. I could appreciate it from the aspect of the little kid making movies. It wasn't really that breath taking, suspenseful or anything really. It's a movie. Ehh!
Just go the F home!
Just go the F home!
Monday, September 12, 2011
The title is simple, the movie is fun, its good. Aliens invade Earth for gold. And kills or kidnaps anyone in their way. This is the first hybrid Sci Fi Western I've seen (I think it's the 1st ever) it was pretty cool. Directed by Jon Faveau of Iron Man fame. It's like War of the Worlds the Western.
We want your gold *Pirate Voice*
I stumbled upon Film Riot while looking fir video tutorials and effects for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. The show is hosted by Ryan Connelly and is about how to shoot short films, movies, and how to do effects in camera and with the use of programs such as After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro. Great show.
CHECK IT OUT HERE
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
New video from Die Brilliant dropping later this month from Rickie Jacobs and features Street Scott. Ill video.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
From lasts weeks 5.8 (some say 5.9) Earthquake, to this weeks "Hurricane" (Tropical Depression" and power outages. There have been a lot of disturbances in the force. Some people's power is still out over this wimpy storm. For a Category one storm, it sure left many without Energy, and caused lots of flooding in Vermont. The masses of people that filled the markets worried about being stuck in the house (because of rain??) didn't take in account that they wouldn't have power to refrigerate the stuff they were buying. Sales of generators went up as the rain came down and days went by and thousands were and still are out of power. I'm sure glad this want a Category 2 or higher storm. The whole city might have been pitch black. But this is the beginning of Hurricane season so until October its all fair game. Be Safe
Auntie Em Auntie Em It's a Twister
Monday, August 29, 2011
This movie started off pretty good. Wife gets locked up forever for killing her boss, her husband concocts a plan to free her and move to somewhere safe. The planning of the escape was great. Everything was going well until the Police got involved. Movies & Television always make up these "Super Police" that are brilliant and know all and find out everything. The way they even started getting the ball rolling on knowing something was ridiculous. And the movie got more far fetched from there. I had high hopes from this movie, but it just went all the way down hill. And its LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG! The first hour (yeah the first hour) is cool, the second hour...complete bullshit.
The Next Three Hours
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The sad thing is, Sheila Dixon as much as people didn't like her for whatever their reasons were brought a lot of business to the city. The Orange, Purple and Green shuttle buses that travel through the city are a hit and people are excited about The Baltimore Grand Prix. Unfortunately she got kicked out of office before she could see these things come to life. Anyway, crews have been working for over about 8 months on the streets downtown and they are still pretty horrible. They have even fixed some streets and have repave a lot of them over.
This race is supposed to draw a huge crowd and bring in big money. The course looks a little treacherous to me but I'm just a guy. The race is in about 2 weeks, bleachers are up, guard rails are up lets see what happens.
Start Your Engines
If you want to watch this guy suffer for an hour and a half boy is this the movie for you. This is one of thee most FUCKED UP FILM ENDING EVER. The movie gets a little boring because of the pitch black screen for long periods some times. The thing is your roped into, how is he going to survive. You are intrigued by the steps that he takes knowing that he is buried somewhere in Iraq. I thought the ending to The Mist was fucked up. This is WAYYYYYY MORE FUCKED UP. I'm not really endorsing watching this movie, but the ending is just sooooooo damn FUCKED UP!
Dig Dug -- Trust No One
Dig Dug -- Trust No One
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Man I kinda remember when the talks started circulating that Jay and Ye were making a CD together. It seemed to happen pretty fast from inception to completion. Then the revealed marketing plan made retailers very upset and perked the interests of other music industry. I understand the retailers who feel like they are getting slighted by the deal but you have to look at it this way. EVERYTHING IS DIGITAL NOW! I understand that the digital copy being available on a separate day interrupts sales but there are lots of ppl that still want physical copies so Best Buy/Target/Wal-Mart chill out! Evolve and move on. Jay and Kanye avoided the album being leaked probably the first high profile rap album not to be leaked in about 10 years.
No Church In The Wild --- Frank Ocean delivers a killer hook and perfect opening for the CD. Jay-Z paints a vivid picture of chaos and death then the Dream auto tunes it up for a great bridge and Seal does some wild background vocals chanting. Kanye talks about misadventures with women, love and lust. (Great)
Lift Off --- I hated this song at first. It was too much Beyonce not enough Ye & HOV. Then it grew on me. Just knowing all the elements that make that song is pretty impressive. Q-Tip/The Neptunes/Beyonce. 5 4 3 2 we need fuel. (Production Quality makes this Great)
Niggas In Paris --- This has got to be a single. The energy on the record is just crazy! Jay kills it and Ye goes crazy. "You gotta crawl before you balllll." And the sampling of Jay saying "Ball so hard" within the song itself as the line is actually in his verse. That takes care and attention. If you make music you know that's a added little sparkle that you notice and say to yourself that was a genius moment. (Ultra Great)
Otis --- I still say the version where Funk Master Flex premiered on his show is the best. But Otis is a great song that keeps the energy moving and the bravado as well. Cataloging their achievements in their verses Jay and Ye have a lot of fun on this and it shows in the video as well. Plus, nobody has ever used that Otis Redding sample in that way before. (Great)
Gotta Have It --- Neptunes and others on the beat (that SYNTH is CRAZZZY) Jay and Ye's word play on this is just immaculate. The back and forth rapping is incredible. It's short and sweet. "Planking on a Million"!!!! (Awesome)
New Day ---- RZA on the production flipping a sample that he has flipped a thousand times but this one seems the most important. Ye spits real verses about if he had a child, the things he would shield the kid away from. He touches on losing his Mother, the "George Bush Hates Black People," thing and a little Amber Rose. Jay expresses to his unborn child values and morals and apologizes in advance for the life that the child would be born into. Very deep song. (Great)
That's My Bitch --- This sounds like an OutKast song. Laroux and Connie from Sneaky Sound System on the background vox!!!!! Which is awesome. The break beat in the song is so driving and energetic. Jay questions America's icons. "Why all the pretty Icon's always all White?" He throws in Halle Berry, Selma Hayek and Penelope Cruz for a discussion of beautiful woman. (Excellent)
Welcome To The Jungle --- SWIZZ on the beat! More Social commentary. Jay and Ye go back and forth trading bars about how things are messed up and how people cope. "Where the fuck is the press? Where the Fuck is the Pres? Either they know or don't care I'm fucking depressed." DEEP!! Jay kills this! (REAL SHIT)
Who Gon Stop Me --- More social commentary mixed with bravado. Beat is CRAZY RIDICULOUS. "This is something like the Holocaust, millions of our ppl lost." Then the beat changes and Jay goes nuts! (Incredible)
Murder To Excellence --- Great Song! MORE SOCIAL COMMENTARY! This song details the countless deaths that occur in America. More so black on black crime. Kanye makes a numerical stat that states more ppl died in Chicago than US soldiers in Iraq. The crazy thing is if White people were dying/killing each other at the rate that black ppl do everything would change within a matter of 2 to 3 years. This is actually two songs Murder and Excellence. On Excellence the 2 display the greatness that can come from the people that make it out of these situations and go on to make great success. (Beyond Great)
Made In America --- This reminds me of a beat that I would make and nobody would rap to and look and me crazy. And the crazy thing is Ye has a few lines that basically say he rapped over his beats that people were supposed to buy. Thus making hits to his music that other people were supposed to have. Frank Ocean doesn't do it for me on this one. The "Sweet Baby Jesus" part is too funny! I don't know how he did this without cracking up. This might sound audibly like a misstep on the album be its a guaranteed hit and probably we be a single. Although Frank's runs (when he is singing none words) are pretty good. (HIT)
Why I Love You --- I thought Mr. Hudson was a sample. That's what I'm saying though to the attention to detail they put in this album. It really is a musical masterpiece. This is basically Jay addressing everyone that has taken shots at him from the old ROC days. Ye and Jay trade a few bars on this one too. (Put together Well)
Illest MF'er Alive --- SYNTH IS CRAZY! Kanye goes in on this. This one is all about balling out of control. Bragging on accomplishments. Nothing wrong with that! "The ROC is in the building you shoulda stayed in the house." "This is what the ending of Scarface should feel like." I agree I never liked Scarface. It was too bullshit for me. Them Indian ppl would been chopped Tony's ass up in that bathroom and the movie woulda been over. Plus the movie was too damn long and the first 40 minutes of the movie was like a documentary on immigrants. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! Plus he got shot the fuck to pieces . No Thanks! (DOPE)
H.A.M. --- This was the first indication that these two were putting out a collaborative effort. Bottom line Ye shouldn't rap fast. Jay kills this. Ye says some stuff but Jay kills it. But! The extras that Ye adds at the end are amazing. The choir!! Oh man. Just great. (Museum Quality)
Primetime --- If No I.D. isn't in your top ten for producers you suck! This is currently my favorite beat on the album. This is just a crazy. I wasn't that excited with this song at first, but it grew on me. It just has that rap from the essence feel to it. (Classic)
The Joy --- Pete Rock kills the beat. This actually sounds like something from Kanye's second album. Jay talks about growing up in Brooklyn and Ye is talking about h ow some black ppl name their kids and other black related things such as Egyptians and what have you. (Boom Bap)
To me this is definitely ALBUM OF THE YEAR. I don't even remember what else came out this year rap wise. It has as much bravado as it does social commentary. I love that no one else is rapping on the album only these two. Great! This album is about Black excellence, opulence, greatness, sorrow, over coming the odds, loss and gain. Some people love it, some people don't. Some people plain just don't get it. To me it seems like some people just don't want to like this album for whatever crazy reason they can think up. It's the only album I have been playing for a week! And that is saying a lot coming from me. And the art work is by Givenchy. High quality, high class. The bar has been raised.
I Invented Swag
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Darryl McCreedy aka D-Lo runs the site IAMHIPHOP.com he recently put together a mixtape entitled Fly University. The mixtape features music from Lenwood, Street Scott, Rickie Jacobs, Ase, Hunnit Proof, Skarr Akbar and more. Oh and I'm on it a few times.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE
DOWNLOAD IT HERE
Monday, August 8, 2011
Parts in yellow are parts that are linked to the other films or A Bathing Ape/Bape references.
This past weekend I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes (I'll get to that in a second) and it made me want to check out the original 1968 version. Upon downloading the original I found that there were several sequels. I watched Planet of the Apes, Beneath The Planet of the Apes, Escape From The Planet of the Apes and Conquest of The Planet of The Apes. I still have one more to watch Battle for the Planet of the Apes. The movies alone by today's standards are pretty laughable. The costumes were pretty good and the music is cool.
Planet of the Apes --- This starts off with Charlton Heston's character Taylor navigating a ship in space preparing for hyper sleep and a return to Earth. They say that they were gone 6 months their time but 700 years our Earth Time. When they land they discover that they have actually been gone 2000 years and one of the crew mates (the woman) died in hyper sleep. Upon exploring this seemingly strange new planet ( I still don't understand why they didn't think they were on Earth. They could breath the air, the sky was blue regular clouds etc.) They run across primitive humans and then get captured by Apes on horses. Interestingly enough the black guy gets killed, and later the other guy gets his brain meat cut out. Taylor was shot in the throat in the field chase and was not able to talk for a few days. The first word he shouted was "NO," when they tried to hurt his new cave girl friend Nova. Taylor is befriended by two scientist Apes Zira and Cornelius. He is then set free and learns that he was on Earth thee whole time.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes --- In this sequel a space crew is sent out to find Taylor's group on a rescue mission of sorts. It was only two of them and the one guy died as soon as they landed. The main guys name is Brent (which is very odd for the charcters to be named Brent and Taylor in these movies it really bugged me out). Brent acts just like Taylor its like the same movie as the original for a while. Taylor gets lost in a way and Nova is just kinda roaming around on this damn horse when Brent finds her. He tells her to take him to Taylor but since she is like thee dumbest person of all time she takes him back to the Ape village. Insert Zira and Cornelius... insert rescue. Now this is where the movie takes a turn. Brent learns that under the village in the "Forbidden Zone" are the ruins of New York City. He has his moment of "what has the world I know come to" blah blah. He then follows this weird humming noise and discovers a race of Super Humans with telepathic (pathetic) powers. They are a defenseless people but they have a huge Doomsday Atomic Bomb that they pray too. (Yeah this one gets wacky) The problem with this part is that they have telepathic powers and can make you see visions but they didn't use them on the Apes??? Plus the Apes found where they were very easily and based on no information. Taylor and Brent finally meet up in a cell in the Super Humans quarters. They are made to fight each other but they manage to get out of that situation. Unfortunately Nova dies during this part I think she managed to mumble something before she died. *Shrug* So the Apes are pillaging the Super (dumb) Humans lair and the leader is about to fire off the Doomsday missile. He gets shot. Brent gets shot to hell and Taylor gets blasted too. Upon his last breath Taylor pushes the button to release the Bomb thus destroying the entire Planet. Which then becomes ironic by the way the first one ended and Taylor thinking that we (humans) ruined the planet, b/c now sir you have blown it to shit. Also the styling of the General Gorilla's uniform is used again in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. And the General Gorilla says the line "Ape Shall Never Kill Ape" that is used in A Bathing Ape t-shirt designs.
Escape From The Planet of the Apes --- Zira, Cornelius and Milo escape the Planet in what seemed to be the ship that Taylor used to get there. They follow his flight pattern back and they end up in 1973. They are apprehended by the military and taken to the Zoo. There they are put through tests and the base for the Ape house keeper character in Rise of the Planet of the Apes is seen antagonizing them while in there Cages. Milo was killed by a Gorilla in the cell next to them. When they were found to be harmless and intelligent they were put in front of a hearing for press and the world to ask them questions. When questioned what happened to the original humans Zira says a virus wiped us out. After the world sees that they are harmless and intelligent they become celebrities. (this ones kinda wacky). They say they escaped the planet because the Gorillas and Orangutangs were at war. Which was a lie b/c the Humans and Gorillas were at war. They said that they saw a bright flash and that the world was destroyed. Which was the effect of Taylor pressing the button for the Doomsday Bomb. Turns out Zira is pregnant and the bad guy in this one Dr. such and such says he wants the child killed and the parents too. For fear that they will one day rule this world knowing that 2000 years in the future they come to rule the Earth. The President says that the parents should live be the child should not. Insert chase scene. Zira names the baby Milo....which is wear Bape gets Baby Milo. She throws a fake baby in the water and both of them are killed.
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes --- in this we find that Baby Milo has been saved by Ricardo Montalban and renamed Caesar. The setting is 1991. A virus kills all the worlds pet type creatures so humans use apes as the new pets, because they are so smart as they learned from Zira and Cornelius 20 years ago. The thing is humans started using the apes as slaves. Training them to be waiters, janitors and lowly workers. Caesar gets separated from Ricardo. Ricardo then gets questioned by the government about him knowing the whereabouts of the "talking ape." He passes one test then refuses to take another and jumps out of the window for some reason. Caesar left alone to fend for himself gets bought by the Governor. He is sort of befriended by the Governors assistant and is helped to be freed. Caesar puts together an army of Ape slaves to over throw the human captors thus giving you how the Planet became ruled by Apes.
Battle For the Planet of the Apes ---- DIDN'T WATCH IT YET
Rise of the Planet of the Apes --- James Franco stars as a scientist that thinks that he has discover the cure for Alzheimer's. And as with most things we test this drug on animals, Apes in specific. During a sort of show and tell session the Ape named Bright Eyes (which is what Zira called Taylor) flipped the hell out and was killed. Turns out she was just trying to protect her baby. The program is shut down and Franco takes the baby Ape named Caesar. He cares for Caesar and he becomes part of the family and grows smarter and smarter. Franco gives the drug to his father who then gets better. After learning that the human body starts to fight the drug and that his father condition worsens Franco makes another version of the drug. Caesar gets into an altercation with the neighbor and is court ordered to be placed in a Ape Shelter. After Caesar feels abandoned (Franco didn't really do a good job of acting like he wanted him when he bribed the dude to release him) he settles in and stages a revolt. He steals more of the drug from the lab and exposes the other Apes to it. Somewhere in here Caesar yells "No" as his first words to the shelter keeper guy. Somewhere in between they make sure they let you know that a Space Shuttle was launched for a deep space program, hopefully for a (good) Planet of the Apes remake. Eventually Caesar and his new friends end up in the woods of Southern California where he tells Franco that he "is home." The drug that was developed turns out to be deadly to humans thus wiping us all off the planet!
I think these movies tie in very well with the new one. I like how they took parts from each film and incorporated it in the prequel. The space exploration, time factors and virus concepts are all very interesting. The idea that the two Apes that had compassion and helped a stranded astronaut and that astronaut destroyed their Planet and then their baby basically destroyed ours is pretty fucking DEEP if you ask me. Had the President listened to the Dr. in Escape ... and killed the baby the planet would still be run by humans. Had Taylor would have died the Gorillas would have never searched the "Forbidden Zone" and the Earth as a whole would still be in existence. There are many if's and then's to this story and that's what I enjoy. I like how linear it is as well. Unlike Star Trek or Star Wars' Sagas this is just about Apes and Humans nothing more. And for films that were made from 1968 - 1973 they aren't that bad production wise.
Damn Dirty Ape
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I have never seen any of the Fast and The Furious films so maybe starting at the end wasn't a good idea. This movie was crazy over the top and did things that real cars could never ever do. BUT I'll be damned if this wasn't a hell of an entertaining movie. The fight scene between The Rock and Vin Diesel was great. All the characters were cool (not as cool as the Ocean's 11 group though). And it was just plain entertaining. If you're looking for movies that make sense this isn't for you. If you're looking for action this is definitely you're film.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Over the weekend singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home in the UK. This unfortunate event was the ending to an up and down career. Throughout her music she expressed her life. Her real life. And in that you could see the trouble that she made into beautiful music.
NO NO NO
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This is a pretty "ehhh" movie. It's not really that funny and Justin Timberlake adds nothing to the film. I guess it promoted a good body image message but that was about it. Humor was few and far between. It was pretty much a bore.
I mean damn. Half of thee appeal though is because the sample is so familiar. Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. You've heard it a million times I swear. Jay kills it with "I invented swag." For me the song could truthfully end there. This song is full of quotables! Watch the Throne! Aug 1st - 5th. It'll be epic. Currently the live version with Funk Master Flex screaming wild and talking reckless is my favorite version. People keep saying that Kanye is going to mess the album up. You've got to be kidding! This is the new Biggie and Jay-Z. This is Brooklyn's Finest thee album. Kanye is the outrageous to Jay's wit and insight. It's the perfect balance. If you don;t get it....you never will!
Here It Here
In Flex We Trust
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
So Gone feat. Jae Poet (prod. by Street Scott)
This joint is CRAZYYYYYY. Street and Poet go off on this. This will bus ya speakers open and a music child will emerge.