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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Aziz Ansari's Deleted Scene from 'The Dark Knight'

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You Should Be Watching; Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Neil Patrick Harris stars as 'Dr. Horrible' in Joss Whendon's online, ongoing, live-action comic series. You can check out parts I, II, and III at the show's website.

Thanks to Whitney Matheson at USAToday.com for posting these.

Movie Review: The Dark Knight

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine

The night (knight) finally had arrived for far and away the most anticipated movie of the year - and arguably of the past few years - amidst a shadow of glory and loss. Nearly six months after star Heath Ledger died of self-inflicted consequences, the movie that very publicly brought his mental collapse was released. It's the unmoved cascade of a movie that grew so large in its nature, that Ledger's life will forever be cataloged not so much for the great performances prior (Brokeback Mountain), but rather the Dark Knight alone.

But, without exception, Ledger is ironically the brightest light in the movie. His role is perfected, far and beyond even what rumors may have held. He not only puts to shame Jack Nicholson for his now comparatively so-so performance, but the rest of the cast as well. I'm not saying that anyone in this movie did not act supremely well; they all did immeasurably well. But Ledger's role was so dark, conniving, surprising, and all-out insane that there's nothing on the screen that makes him seem any less than the ultimate of what The Joker could have been. Relatively speaking, it's the best role i've seen since Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men (which he won an Oscar for ... Ledger 09'?).

As for the others? Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Michael Caine are all great actors, and everyone knows. Each of them compliment the other, amassed in maturity and self-conflict to complete the hero of Batman. Yet, in an odd circumstance, Maggie Gyllenhaal (who replaced Batman Begins Katie Holmes) as Rachel Dawes delivers a suprisingly good performance as the female lead. Something which comic book movies rarely ever do. The largest surprise to me, however, was how good Aaron Eckhart was as Harvey Dent. I knew Heath Ledger would steal the film from the start, but I was unaware of how close Eckhart would come to that. His change from Dent to Two-Face nearly two thirds of the way through the film only surmised his performance that much more.

For the first time in a long time, I can confidently say that there was no major problem with this film. Zero. It's nearly flawless. The script, written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan, is filled with hints and clues that lead the viewer throughout the movie, furiously completing an immense plot to near perfection, while still giving the characters their just do's. Never has a comic book movie emphasized so much on character and buildup so much, and never has one done it so well.

The Dark Knight is an absolute must see for anyone, and I mean anyone who likes movies. How can you beat the greatest comic book movie of all time?

Score: 9.7 out of 10

New Futureheads - Walking Backwards

The Futureheads - Walking Backwards

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Terminator Salvation Teaser Trailer

Icare Enzyme

Via Core77, readers can get their fill of the ultra-modern Icare Enzyme concept bike, based on the concepts by France's Enzyme Design team. It falls into the thin niche that I have of being enamored with ultra-modern anythings, and my lack of care the automotive industry - a lazily consumed middle of modest interest.

Zach,Tim, and Eric's 3rd Absolut Vodka Ad

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

MTV News: Portland

It's late, but whatever.

20 Healthiest Foods Under $1.


Finally, a publication to fill my fascination of small, translucent, glow-y things.

More Sigur Ros, Dammit!

Them Jeans has remixed Sigur Ros' Illgresi, off the band's new album ‘Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust’. Good, it's all I needed to feel lesser this morning. Well, not really.

Sigur Ros - Illgresi (Them Jeans Remix)

Sigur Rós - 'Heima' Film Trailer

Time to feel lesser compared to Sigur Ros.

A.P.C Men's Fall/Winter Line

Via Hypebeast and JimmyC we get our first taste of A.P.C.'s Fall/Winter line for Men. I've always had it in myself to dearly want to be able to afford some A.P.C. jeans, considering they're probably the best in the world. But I'll just sit and happily wait until that reality sees itself fitting.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

cntrst Mixtape (via Electric Zoo)

18 year-old DJ cntrst sent his new (huge!) summer-mixtape to Ryan Jones at Electric Zoo. Enjoy all 41 tracks of music from Santogold, to N.E.R.D., to Burial.

cntrst - a Summer Soiree


Marlena Shaw - 'California Soul (Diplo Remix)'
Black Grass - 'Set It Straight'
Soul Torino Orchestra - 'Soulburger (DJ Tib Remix)'
DJ Shepdog -'Jah Wish'
Parker - 'Western Soul (Beathoven Remix)'
All Good Funk Alliance - 'Weakness Of A Trade'
Nick Thayer - 'Get Up (Edit)'
Little Boots - 'Meddle (Toddla T Remix)'
Roots Manuva - 'Buff Nuff'
Bird Peterson - 'Bills'
Santogold - 'Creator'
Eryka Badu - 'Honey (Seiji Mix)'
Tes La Rok - 'Up In The VIP'
Cotti - 'The Search'
Sukh Knight - 'Jinglist'
Alias - 'Enough (Bombaman's Talking Shit Remix)'
Joker - 'Snake Eater'
Sukh Knight - 'Born Invincible'
Magnetic Man - 'Ligma VIP'
L-Vis 1990 - 'Change The Game'
Estaw - 'Dope Boy'
N.E.R.D - 'Everybody (Douster Remix)'
Voodoo Chilli - 'Streetplayers'
Chavy Boys of London - 'Request Line'
Capture The Castle - 'Comeonbaby'
Lil' Bo Tweak - 'Dub Be Good'
Goon & Koyote - 'Keep Dancin'
Cap n' Harry - 'Take Me B'
Boy 8-Bit - 'The Cricket Scores'
Jak-z - 'Far Out'
Kelevra - 'Grab Ya Funkstick'
Don Rimini - 'Rave On'
Fake Blood - 'Mars'
Machines Don't Care - 'Afro Jacker'
Detboi - 'Jump Up Jump Down'
DJ Rampage - 'Fuck What You Heard'
Destroy Disco - 'Fly Or Bounce (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)'
Chrome Hoof - 'Tonight (The Count Of Monte Cristal's Ghetto Sax Mix)'
Leon Jean-Marie - 'Bring It On (Rusko Remix)'
Martyn - 'Broken'
Burial - 'Shell Of Light'

Thanks Shepard Fairey!

Kanye's Absolut World

Monday, July 14, 2008

Western Spaghetti by PES

I found this orignally on Rob Huebel's blog, and was enamored with it. Really, it's something special.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Slutty Fringe passed on this remix of Cut Copy's Hearts on Fire by C90's. Here's your chance too.