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Friday, June 12, 2009

Watching Out For; G.I. Joe

As far as film's go for me, the only thing that remains more astonishing than a brilliantly made film is a horrifically made one. As it stands the word on the upcoming release of Paramount's attempted Summer blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra may fall onto the unfortunate rare list of catastrophic movie failures.

Word on the film has been going downhill on a steady basis, but news yesterday released information that entailed the film's failures extend to possible unforeseen distances. According to Erik Davis at Cinematical the film tested so poorly (worst in Paramount movie history, apparently) with viewers that billed director Steven Sommers had to be replaced before the movie was even finished.

For those of you who are interested Sommers, who Latino Review (where the information was originally leaked) notes as a "super hack director," is the director of such critically acclaimed filmed as The Mummy, and Van Helsing, so do declare G.I. Joe a little less than average may be a little deserved.

You can check the story out yourself, or just watch the trailer and rightfully assume.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sonic Youth on Letterman

Sonic Youth made their sixth career appearance on Letterman last night supporting the band's recently released (and first since leaving for Matador Records) album The Eternal with the a performance of the LP's lead single "Sacred Trickster."

Short, sweet, and to the point.

Sonic Youth - Sacred Trickster (Live on Letterman)

Shutter Island Trailer

The trailer for Martin Scorsese's latest film Shutter Island was released yesterday, furthering the legendary duo of DiCaprio and Scorsese. By all accounts, it's the best film duo since DeNiro and ... Scorsese.

Good trailer, though.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

100 Best Movie Lines in 200 Seconds

For those of us, like myself, who have the obsessive compulsive tendency to list any and everything in pop-culture, Liquid Generation's video list of the 100 Best Movie Lines in 200 Seconds would surely please the lot of you.

You can check the video out here.

New Mastodon Video - Oblivion

Mastodon's newest obscure video adventure for their single "Oblivion" off the band's album Crack the Skye takes the four-piece metal behemoth's into the empty reaches of space and the sprawling lands between mountains. The songs and scenes in this band's videos makes me more and more aware that I'm as far away from a metal mentality than I really thought.

Mastodon - Oblivion

- Here's the band's live performance of "Oblivion" on Letterman from a couple weeks ago.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Coming Back

It's been a tough couple of days for me trying to find time to give you guys anything, whether I was busy (I was), or there was just nothing to write about (there was), it's been a long four days.

Regardless, I cannot go on much longer without fulfilling my duties. So, here we go, back to our regular weekday schedule.

Chris at Gorilla vs. Bear has enlightened me to Toro y Moi, a South Carolina (real name Chaz Bundick) artist akin to (according to Chris) Neon Indian and Memory Cassette. Bonus: Bundick also has a good collection of artwork at his blog.