mercredi 17 mars 2010

Playlists: o6 things you should be watching, listening to and/or reading.



o4. Skins (Seasons 1&2)
o5. 3o Rock


o1. Glee OST (Volumes 1&2)


The ONLY YouTube channel you should be watching is: Indieghetto.

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Hmm. I don't know where to begin... The killer cast? The great script? The bitchin' soundtrack?
I guess I do know where to begin.

Renée Zellweger & Liv Tyler are two actresses that annoy me always have & despite the fact that in a general manner of speaking they make okay movies I think they always will. But, I will admit that in this movie they play their roles to a tee.
This is the movie that made me fall in love with Ethan Embry, it's a shame that he has vanished off of the movie scene because I think he is an extremely underrated actor, but he is only one amongst a whole list in this movie.
Johnny Whitworth, Rory Cochrane & Brendan Sexton III, all actors that we don't hear much about but good actors none the less. Robin Tunney fits very nicely into the mix & Anthony LaPaglia isn't playing a mobster, it suits him.
The script is very real, you really do feel like all of these people know each other very well & have been working together forever.
In a movie about a record store the soundtrack is crucial & this movie has one of the best OST's evvvvvvvvver, very 9o's but in a good way, it's everything you love about the begining of the 9o's.

Empire Records has become a timeless movie, cult classic, it's one of the few movies that actually makes you want to become an underachiever. The first time I saw this, I was 11 years old & all I wanted to do was work in a record store. Funny, entertaining, good music, good actors, good story, wonderful location. I don't know what else people really look for in a movie.

mercredi 10 mars 2010

watching on the TV...

So, an other show produced by Mark Wahlberg amongst others. On the contrary to Entourage this show isn't about once you make it big, it's the before part.
I think that the location is use a lot better than in Entourage. New York is a beautiful city & you can see it in the show.
Bryan Greenberg is what I think an extremely underrated actor. I have loved him in pretty much everything I have seen him in, and here he does a great job of a struggling underacheiver who wants it all but doesn't nessecarily want to have to work for it.
Victor Rasuk has one of those faces, you are sure you have seen him somewhere but you just can't place it. He plays the role of the loud mouth, out-going somewhat cooky best friend to the tee. He is likable, but has the potential of becoming very annoying soon.
I am THRILLED to see Shannyn Sossamon is in this, she is a beautiful, elegent & talented actress & I think the NYC art scene role that she has taken on suits her very well.
I am curious to see how Scott Mescudi will succeed as an actor, everyone knows him a lot better under the pseudonyme Kid Cudi. I like the music, will I like the acting? After o4 episodes it is hard to tell.
That being said this show has a lot of potential. Great location, because after all is said & done who doesn't love New York? Good cast. Real writing. Great producers. Amazing directing. Everything that this show has going for it, is being used to perfection. The fact that the show isn't about having loads of money, women, material things, etc... Is what I like about it. Don't get me wrong I love Entourage, but I love this aspect of making it in the art business aswell, it's what every artist wants, the story of struggle before success, because who wants to listen to a story where having it all came easy? We all want to know that we are working our asses off for a reason...We do it because we hope that one day it might turn into something great & in the mean time, you are doing what you love & that is the story being told by this show.
I would tune in if I were you.

mardi 9 mars 2010