Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Everyone seems to love this film. Everyone but me. I mean it's a good movie but nothing to flip out about. The 2h 30m run time alone is enough to make you think twice about seeing it in the theater. The 1st Iron Man was better than this. Captain America was surprisingly better than this. The 2nd Hulk movie was almost better than this. Hawkeye??!! Really?! Hawkeye?! Listen I like Hawkeye...in his element, but when you are the "guy with the arrows," it kinda makes you a lame duck. He was really only used for a plot device. He was introduced in the Thor movie just to use him in the Avengers film. I think the only reason they threw him in there is b/c they don't own Spider-Man or the X-Men or the Fantastic Four. And really Loki again? We just had Loki as the villain! Hulk was the only entertaining part of this film. Captain America is not only a bore but he has this since of entitlement that he should have known that he had. He was frozen for like 60... 70 years but its not like that sense of time hit him, so the idea that he feels older and called the one guy "son," is simply unbelievable. Black Widow?!! Come on man. They could have cut out about 45 minutes of this film and it still would have been just ok. I really don't know why people are jizzing in their jeans about this movie. But ppl seem to love it and it made several boat loads of money, so let the sequels come.
Avenge My Time
As much as I enjoy Brad Pitt as an actor this film was just ok. The last 3 minutes of the movie shows why it was up for an Oscar. The dialogue between him and his daughter was the best part of the film. The real guy that Jonah Hill played didn't want anything to do with the movie after the producers wanted to change key things in the story. So ultimately what we have here is art intimidating life, interrupted by some made up shit. This film made Billy Bean look like the greatest Dad and the biggest loser. And that's fine I guess, you just kept hoping that something good would happen for this guy. When he gets a huge opportunity to move to Boston to work for the Red Sox he doesn't take it and other people use his formula all over the league for themselves. Oh moral compass, it may have lead you down the wrong path Mr. Bean. But who knows.
Monday, May 14, 2012
As young Jase God prepares to release his upcoming video for Let Me Live (Nightmares) on the 28th, I caught up with him and talked about his upcoming album and more.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The fact is most people don't care about the NBA until the playoffs. In fact I didn't care about the lockout at all. They could have stayed out the entire season as far as I was concerned. But due to the shortened season it seems like the playoffs have come in the blink of an eye. I think that... and this comes from a place knowing how the world works, since the season was shorter the officials have to cheat more. WHOA! WHOA! DRAG what are you saying?! I mean read this if you need more info, but bottom line is officials cheat. They can change the outcome of a game no questions asked. This playoff season there seems to be a lot more of the officials not letting the players play. It's really evident in the Miami games. Some calls you say to yourself "ehh ok whatever." But in the playoffs man you are supposed to let the lions roar. I feel the lions are being silenced for the sake of personal gain. Just the fact that 5 people on the Clippers team got Technical fouls the other night is pretty ridiculous.
I'm not sure (though a different animal completely) if even that many people got Tech's in the Pacers v. Pistons Brawl. Ejecting Rondo from the game for him showing emotion in the middle of a heated and bad call. It just looks fishy. The extra crazy thing about that eject was the refs back was turned so he really didn't know what part of his body touched him. That could have been Rondo's hand on his back trying to talk to him. He didn't even see what or who it was, he just threw him out?? Seems odd. In the Miami series anytime anybody touches LeBron (Floppy) James he gets the call. This is a full contact sport and it is being mangled by bad...scratch that over officiating. It def seems like they want Miami in the finals, but do they want them to win? I guess we will see.
All American Rejects
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Yeah yeah I'm late catching on to the show I know I know. I've heard people talk about the show and never really know what it was about, until two weeks ago. It's only 16 episodes each at 26-ish minutes so that's not too much of a time investment. This show centers around Ben Epstein and Cam Calderon 2 friends in their late 20's seemingly directionless. Ben works at Barney's and Cam works odd jobs here and there. They tried to sell skate decks designed by a local skater Will Fredo, but since Will went crazy nobody wants to buy those decks. Cam stumbles across a guy selling Marc Jacobs leather coats from a truck by the docks. Ben notices that he also has a roll of Raw Japanese Denim as well. Ben and Cam borrow money from Cam's newly freed convict cousin Renee to buy the denim to start a jean line called CRISP. Horrible name! Super terrible. After they swindle more money from Ben's high school friend (Caplan) to pay a tailor to make a sample for them they realize that the sample is wrong wrong wrong! Dude looked like Urkel!
At the same time they stumble into getting a meeting with a designer from Japan. He hates the pants but loves the shirt Ben is wearing. Its a shirt he designed in high school. He says he wants 300 shirts like like 2 -3 days. They find these vintage shirts from a tip a girl in a vintage shop gave them. They get the shirts and have them silk screened and miraculously make the deadline.
With that money they got from those shirts, they decide to go to Japan and get more shirts? Which was odd b/c they had plenty of stock at the warehouse they found. They decide to just do shirts and hoodies. They now have a rival group called the Neanderthals and to be honest their clothes looked wayyyy better. Through more luck and stumblings they end up at a house party of this supplier named Nancy. they crashed the party and got thrown out. Ben left the clothing samples and said he would get it the next day, which was Bullshit b/c they guarded the samples almost with their lives. So he returned the next day to Nancy saying that her son loves the hoodie. She convinces Ben to design a class shirt for her son's middle school. The shirt is a success and they start to do business together.
Nancy hooks Ben and Cam up with 2 girls who supplies stores with clothes and offer them a 5500 piece order for Gadzooks stores. It is no way they can fill the order in the time allotted so it is suggested that they use a manufacturer who so happens to be Nancy's husband Yosi. Yosi loves the brand and gives them each $10,000 upfront. Cam starts to have his doubts about Yosi after it's discovered that he wants to change the name to Crisp by Yosi and change the design. Ben likes the idea and loves the money involved. After finding out that Nancy suggested Yosi manufacture the brand Ben feels double crossed and walks away from the deal....which to is BULLSHIT b/c Cam and Ben both signed the contracts from Yosi. Ben and Cam reconcile and Ben reveals that they are going to start to make jeans.
Now that's just the story of the brand. There are other sub plots going on with Ben's ex, Renee and his Business Rasta Monsta and Ben and Cam's friend Domingo played by Kid Cudi. This show isn't the best written but as I have come to learn, great shows are about characters just so much story. Like why would Don Draper marry his secretary who is way younger out of the blue and barely knows?! Very uncharacteristic very un-Don Draper like but still a great show.
This show is complex but very very simple. Every character is rich and diverse and has a dream. The only problem with this show is its unbelievability. They trip on their dicks every episode and stumble into a pot of gold. That's not real life. The biggest pitfalls they have had is who are they going to borrow money from this week. 5,000 here 3,000 there, plus the level of coincidence is very high. Still though this is a cool show with great music and the acting in it is very good. It was cancelled after 2 seasons on HBO but executive producer Mark Wahlberg says he is going to try to get it on another channel. REVOLT? Take That Take That!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I've been in Baltimore my whole life and as long as I have been alive the home team has never won a thing. Cal Rikpen Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's record and that's about it. I've never seen the organizations as a whole do anything phenomenal, except lose. I'd love to root for the home team even though watching baseball is like watching cheese grow mold. To put it bluntly I'm trying to catch O's FEVER! I want to. I really want to. I'm following the games, seeing who did what and to see if they actually won. I know they always start off great, on a fantastic win streak then it kinda wears off. But I'm hoping that this season they can at least make the playoffs and not settle for not letting another team in like that sucker move they pulled last season. Weiters, Jones and Markakis make a good core and it seems like they have some decent guys as a supporting cast this season. So I'm hoping that they can pull it out and have a great season and start a new chapter in the Orioles franchise.