So this movie came out recently...this past weekend in fact. Pretty damn good, and the trailer does a good job of giving you the main details. Four central characters, lots of corruption, merciless hits, a bit of violence and a somewhat complex storyline...if you can pay attention. It's mixed tagalog and english, so it's not hard to understand. Oh and everyone is good looking. For real. Watch with caution and enjoy.
This project made its goal not too long ago. When I first heard about it, it all ready made its way into the six figure mark and kept rising in real time. It was crazy to see the numbers going up like that.
So this will be Zach Braff's sequel to, Garden State. But keep in mind, and he does mention this in his video, that it's a continuation in tone, not story. I hope he adds a track from Joshua Radin on the soundtrack. And maybe he'll have a speaking part in this one? That would be awesome. And I'm pretty sure this movie will be too.
I know, this campaign has less than three hours to go, but here's to hoping someone out there will see this and think about pledging for this project. And then make a pledge! Check it out and you decide! But you should probably back this. Yes. :-D
Oh, and be safe out there for tonight the Irish come out of everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Green bottles tonight and green salsa burritos :-D
Another cool Kickstarter campaign for a short film, Iceberg. I like the premise of this little short. A rock band is invited to play in a foreign country, people falling in love for the first time, tension in relationships with friends and family, and lots and lots of music. Only five days to go and it's at the moment at the 80% mark. I hope it makes it. I want to see this regardless. Looks really cool.
This will be happening next month. OPPOSITION RISING on tour. Looks like it will be all East Coast dates. Nothing here on sometime-rainy-mostly-sunny West Coast :-D. Wish I could make it to one of these though. Dope stuff. Never heard any of their music? Well, this Boston based band has their album, Aftermathematics, up for free download on their BANDCAMP. Pick up the vinly though, it's pretty sweet looking.
After a little whiles now, the new record is on its way. And some little bitty samples to prove it! I can't wait to hear this new stuff. Not exactly new, original, material, but some new music nonetheless. If ya haven't heard, Vultures United will be releasing a new 7" titled, Girls, which will feature their own special, weird, renditions of songs originally sung by female vocalists. I know one of the songs they will be covering, which I'm pretty stoked to hear as I do love that particular song. For reals. And the way they'll be releasing this record is pretty cool too. They recorded nine different songs and will be releasing it on three different formats (vinyl, CD, tape). No, each format won't have all nine songs, but instead, about five songs, each with an exclusive track not featured on another format. Get it? If not, read more about it HERE.
The second teaser video has some more intimate, graphic visuals. Is that a bass clarinet in the background? Or the Ricola instrument? Recyle breathing is a tricky technique! I bet this is one of the more weird sounding phrases they will have on this record. Should be interesting. And of course, this record will be something to look forward to in the upcoming weeks (or month?) and hopefully it will be out before the world ends. Even better if it's before Halloween. Be prepared to get your ass kicked in your ears. Or something like that. #getintoit
I contributed to this kickstarter. Everything about this clip is amazing. I especially like the music in the background. Very late-70's-early-80's-horror-ish and everything in between. Whatever that means. I can't wait to see the rest. #getintoit
This movie is the dopest shit. The knife-shot count is uncanny. A sequel must be made. Similar to the Vanishing Son series. Or something. Yes. #getintoit
The compilation, Sí San José, features nine bands local to San Jose, Costa Rica with two tracks from each of the bands. Produced by Vito Petruzzelli, Daniel Ortuño, and Adrian Poveda, the compilation features tracks by Las Robertas, The Great Wilderness, The Tower, Niño Koi, Monte, Polar, Los Problemas, Zopilot!, and Continental. The songs were recorded live in an old house by each of the bands using only a board mixer and four-track cassette recorder. Each of the songs were recorded in one take with some overdubbed vocals. The songs vary from band to band, with some being a bit more punk influenced than others. There's a bit of rockabilly and even tracks with some electronica and others just strictly instrumental compositions. It's a nice variety of tunes from the San Jose local scene. And Sí San José is not just a compilation of songs, it's also a documentary. More info on that will be posted on their website soon. Check some of the music out.
Once again, it's that time of year to be thankful for a lot of things. And eat till you over-stuff yourself and take a breather during a movie marathon on television. Lots of good movies on right now, I know Taxi Driver is playing right now. But to be safe, I kind of scheduled something of my own. Right now, Predator is playing :-D
8:00am - 10:20am: Aliens
10:25am - 12:15pm: Predator
12:20pm - 2:10pm: Predator 2
2:15pm - 4:05pm: Predators
4:10pm - 6:00pm: AVP
6:05pm - 7:45pm: AVP: Requiem
7:50pm - 9:30pm: Resident Evil
9:35pm - 11:15pm: Resident Evil-Apocalypse
11:20pm - 1:00am: Resident Evil-Extinction
1:00am - 2:40am: Resident Evil-Afterlife
2:45am - 4:25am: Resident Evil-Degeneration
8:00am - 10:00am: Alien 3
10:05am - 11:55am: Terminator
12:00pm - 2:20pm: Terminator 2-Judgment Day
2:25pm - 4:15pm: Terminator 3-Rise of the Machines
4:20pm - 6:20pm: Terminator Salvation
6:25pm - 8:45pm: The Matrix
8:50pm - 11:10pm: The Matrix: Reloaded
11:15pm - 2:35am: The Matrix: Revolutions
2:40am - 4:20am: Big Trouble in Little China
8:00am - 10:00am - Alien
10:05am - 12:05pm - Back to the Future
12:10pm - 2:00pm - Back to the Future Part II
2:05pm - 4:05pm - Back to the Future Part III
4:10pm - 6:10pm - Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn
6:15pm - 8:15pm - Star Trek: Voyage Home
8:20pm - 10:10pm - Star Trek: First Contact
10:15pm - 12:25am - Star Trek
12:30am - 2:50am - Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
2:55am - 5:15am - Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
8:00am - 9:50am - Alien Resurrection
9:55am - 11:35am - Diary of the Dead
11:40am - 1:10pm - Survival of the Dead
1:15pm - 3:25pm - Dawn of the Dead
3:30pm - 5:10pm - Day of the Dead
5:15pm - 6:50pm - Land of the Dead
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Break
8:00pm - 10:00pm - Walking Dead
Yeah, this thing is going on through the entire weekend! Until Sunday, and then it's back to work and school and such. Not bad though, at least I think so :-D
I have a lot to be thankful for. Family, friends, good health, work, and school. I want to also say I'm thankful for all the doctors out there who treat and heal people. The teachers and professors who educate us kids and adults, both traditional and non-traditional :-D The pilots who travel the skies on a daily basis, who fly passengers to their destinations safe and sound. The chefs who make wonderful meals for the entire day. The nurses who take care of people. The person at Starbucks making awesome coffee. I'm thankful for all of you!
Tomorrow is Black Friday! Anyone doing anything special? I might participate, only to spectate. For real. Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving! Now to drink that special something that I can only limit myself to having once a year :-D