Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Me being very very unsure about it all. Apparently a bidding war though so we shall see....
I've been eye-balling this new rollercoaster every single time we've driven to Toronto this past year. Partly out of delight and partly out of bone-shattering fear. Thankfully, somebody rode the Behemoth for me and was kind enough to videotape it. Now maybe I never EVER have to ride it myself...
The Woman of Ahhs: Loosely based on The Wizard of Oz, this film tells the story of a man searching for a woman he's never met, a woman he's only ever seen on the internet. Definitely an arty dark comedy, this movie had dance pieces, a documentary feel and a great wee little dog. This production company recently relocated to Northern Ontario and while I can't say this movie was my favourite of the week, I sure do like the producing team a whole lot.
Daybreakers: I know, I know, a big Hollywood vampire flick?? You're disappointed in me, I can tell. But it's Ethan Hawke and I will always have a giant crush on Troy Dyer and I am drawn to every movie he makes. That aside though, it certainly was not your average vampire flick. The gore was stupendous and there was nary a gentle Twilight-y love bite to be seen. It was all throat-tearing, blood-spewing vampire greatness. There were ladies all around me jumping clean out of their seats throughout this whole movie. Yeeeeeahhhhhh........
Tetro: The new film from Frances Ford Coppola, funded through the profits of his winery, this film is a visual masterpiece. Filmed in black and white (artsy fartsy I know), this film could have taken place in any country, in any decade. Admittedly, this film was much much too long, despite how much I loved it. The talk around the town is that Alden Ehrenreich is the next Leo DeCaprio and seriously, google this kid's face and tell me it's not true. Mainly, I am happy to see Vincent Gallo doing something good cuz man, when he's good he is SO good. But then he does something like Brown Bunny and it all goes to shit. This was like Buffalo 66 kind of Vincent Gallo...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
OK, this is just adorable for parents who want to show their kids cool stuff but still want it to be kinda cute and cartooney. Spotted over at Ohdeedoh, a little video of Bob Marley's song "Three Little Birds"
The video is super cute with little birds and wee walrusesssesess... "The song is part of the B is for Bob album, compiled by Bob's son Ziggy which features versions of his father's songs remixed for a younger audience. According to Ziggy Marley, "My father's music spans generations and with B is for Bob we give the youngest their very own Bob Marley record."
Worth a watch even for us big kids...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
- Black Lips -- Bad Kids -- (500) Days of Summer OSR
- Eels -- The Longing -- Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire
- Amelia Curran -- The Mistress -- Hunter Hunter *
- Joel Plaskett -- On & On & On -- Three *
- Modest Mouse -- Truckers Atlas -- The Lonesome Crowded West
- Sleater-Kinney -- Let's Call It Love -- The Woods
- Dan Mangan -- The Indie Queens are Waiting -- Nice, Nice, Very Nice *
- Bob Dylan -- Joey -- Desire
- The Wooden Sky -- My Old Ghosts -- Friends of Bellwood comp. 2 *
- My Morning Jacket -- I Will Sing You Songs -- It Still Moves
- The Antlers -- Sylvia -- Hospice
- Broken Social Scene -- It's All Gonna Break -- Broken Social Scene *
- Phoenix -- Love Like A Sunset Part I -- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
- Jenny Lewis -- The Next Messiah -- Acid Tongue
- The Balconies -- The Slo -- The Balconies *
- She & Him -- Bring It On Home To Me -- unreleased track
- Amy Millan -- I Will Follow You Into the Dark -- Masters of the Burial *
- this Eels song is not a good song for boys in a break-up;
- honestly Amelia Curran....HONESTLY! I can't even believe the sound of your voice...
- Dear Dan Mangan: I must love anyone who names their album from a Kurt Vonnegut book;
- Veda Hille on backing vocals too Dan Mangan? Very nice indeed;
- The Wooden Sky just might be becoming my new fave obsession;
- Man...playing a show of big fat giant long songs makes for a short playlist;
- Oceans of thanks to Big CIty Kelly for unhiding that unreleased She & Him Sam Cooke cover song;
- Can we ever get enough of Amy Millan? I think not.