Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Artist: My Review

So In November I had The Pleasure of seeing the Artist, and before i get into How fantastic the film was, i wanna say, GO SEE IT! now i was super duper gassed and excited about this film, and wasnt sure if my date was gonna like it, but i went foward with it, got my popcorn and candy, and sat down, and was ready for this amazing experience, i cant really explain what its like to see a silent film, within an audience that you know is used to watching "Talkies" its very different, almost tense, uneasy, its just interesting. but frame to frame i fell in love, the music, the acting, the visuals, its like watching talent from a different perspective, i almost felt like this was footage from the golden age of film, until i see john goodman and james cromwell, then i was brought back down to earth, and even more perplexed, that someone could capture the very essence of "Chaplin", and "Keaton" the fathers of silent film, and to bring the storyline, of the struggle, these silent actors had, with the coming of sound film, was genius, and i know we have seen it before, but this was deeper and more nostalgic, amazing. i wanna thank you Michel Hazanavicius, for making this flawless film, and taking me on a jouney that blew my mind and spirit. i loved it a thousand times over. 


I have recently been listening to "the weeknd" more just because the sound is infectious, and im sickly in LOVE with "Echoes Of Silence" especially "INITIATION" production-wise, it is put together flawlessly in my eyes. bravo/kudos, keep it up, my ears are horny for you.
Abel Tesfaye (born February 16, 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd (pronounced weakened), is a Canadian recording artist and record producer of Ethiopian descent. Songs recorded under The Weeknd name first leaked in late 2010, though the identity of the individual behind the project was initially unknown. The Weeknd released a nine-song free album, House of Balloons, on 21 March 2011. This album is a part of a trilogy which includes Thursday, released on 18 August 2011, and Echoes of Silence, released on 21 December 2011. The song "High for This" was featured in the promo for the final season of the HBO show Entourage On June 16, 2011, House of Balloons was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. On July 6, the album was named as one of ten shortlisted nominees but eventually lost to Arcade Fire's The Suburbs. On December 21, 2011 at 11:07 p.m. EST Tesfaye released his highly anticipated third album Echoes of Silence. The Weeknd's site crashed shortly after due to the large number of downloads. The Weeknd quickly provided a Hulkshare link to keep the album available while the official site was down.
Since hitting the scene, The Weeknd has received praise from a number of musical publications, including those of MTV, BET, Rolling Stone, XXL, The Source and 2DopeBoyz, who have all dubbed him the "Songbird of his Generation", as well as the "best musical talent since Michael Jackson" (John Norris, MTV).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Glimpse At Blue Ivy Life

What do you buy for the baby whose parents have everything?
If you are Blue Ivy Carter, a.k.a. the newborn daughter of a superstar rapper and singer, not only are you liable to receive cool gifts, but they are probably going to come from some pretty high profile folks.
While her dad, Jay-Z, has already composed a song for (and featuring) her, the newborn also reportedly received some presents from some of her parents' celebrity friends. Auntie O (that's Oprah Winfrey for those not in the know) supposedly purchased a trunk full of children's books, according to The Insider. Given her love of the written word – what with her book club and offering Jay-Z's book "Decoded" as one of her "favorite things" – it's no surprise.
Meanwhile, mommy's former group mate and BFF Kelly Rowland is said to have gone a more fashionable route.
According to People magazine, Rowland stopped by an upscale boutique to snag a onesie featuring a drawing of Bob Marley for B.I.C.
The green, long-sleeved onesie was reportedly purchased from an upscale New York City kids boutique, Lucky Wang. Entertainment Weekly also reported that the former Destiny's Child member has gifted the couple a $5,200 Swarovski crystal baby bathtub for the little darling.
The new parents reportedly took their bundle of joy home early Tuesday morning


Nine years after Bruce Almighty, Universal is plotting a second coming. (Or technically a third.) EW has confirmed a Varietyreport that the studio has plans to reunite Jim Carrey with the Yes Man writers (Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel) for a new chapter in the life of the newscaster who is handed God’s powers and responsibilities after complaining about the big man’s negligence. The 2003 film, which co-starred Morgan Freeman as God, Jennifer Aniston as Bruce’s girlfriend, and Steve Carell as his hated rival, grossed more than $484 million worldwide, making it Carrey’s biggest hit. This wouldn’t be the first Bruce sequel; Evan Almighty attempted to hand the reins over to Carell’s character, but that expensive, effects-heavy 2007 film underperformed and barely grossed $100 million.