Thursday, October 30, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I was in the first audience to see this movie at a screening last night 10/15/08 in NYC. I knew nothing about the book or the movie coming into this.
This was the most amazing movie I have seen in a long time. It's very intense and the audience were literally on the edge of their seats from the beginning to the end. The desperate hopelessness was palpable from the screen. Even the men were sniffling at some point. Some of the scenes were disturbing and violent but not gratuitously so, they were necessary to move the story along. All the actors in the movie needs to get an Oscar. This should win for best movie.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This would be the real Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and action sequences--as opposed to the Will Ferrell version that's also supposedly in production.
In the photos at Ain't it Cool News, Downey, Jr. looks like a fit, trim Holmes in vintage clothing. Law looks more like a shotgun-toting assassin (Road to Perdition) than the Watson you usually visualize.
HT: Commercial Real Estate in Memphis & Our Galaxy
Monday, October 13, 2008
However, I'm not pirating, I'm just buying from DRM-free sources like Amazon.
Friday, October 10, 2008
...and Asher will still think it's hilarious.
X-posted on arieljvan.com
Scout.com reports: Robinson is ranked by Scout.com as the #20 player in America, and the #7 PF. Robinson had recently narrowed his college decision down to two schools - Kansas and Memphis.
It's over. Thomas Robinson gave Bill Self's Jayhawks a verbal commitment to play his basketball at KU. Robinson, a 6-8 power forward from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, is the first commitment in KU's 2009 class.
Robinson is ranked by Scout.com as the #20 player in America, and the #7 PF. Robinson had recently narrowed his college decision down to two schools - Kansas and Memphis.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
This disc is nothing like you'd imagine. Not even almost. I've been over it again and again looking for some cause, some reason, anything, that would compel a band with this much unfiltered creativity and kinetic energy-- a band without even the slightest suggestion of tear-stained poetry or bedroom catharsis-- to fall victim to the worst possible Vagrant Records clichés. I can't find it. All I know is that when I press play, and this disc whirrs to life, it inexplicably sheds its crybaby façade and becomes... sort of infinite.This is the kind of album that will more than reward your $2 risk.
The University Daily Kansan has a well-written piece on Phase 2 of the KU-Memphis battle. As you know, the Jayhawks pulled out an amazing comeback victory to take home the NCAA title this March. Now Bill Self and John Calipari are going head-to-head for the nation's top recruits:
And here we thought Kansas had beaten Memphis.
John Calipari might like to remind us that, through the national championship game was certainly a momentous victory, it was also only a battle. The war, he might say, is far from over.
It looks like fictionalized John Calipari is right.
Monday, October 06, 2008
If you're not familiar with Rogue Wave, you should know they're on the same label as The Shins, and share that band's knack for melodious hooks and instrumental variety, but with a grittier approach. These free MP3s from a MySpace session are a decent introduction. My favorite RW album is probably Descended Like Vultures.