Shuffling On My iPod: Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks

Childish Gambino – Freaks and Geeks

Trailer of the Day: [REC] 3 Genesis

[REC]3

Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding.
Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind… – Bloody Disgusting

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Cover Me Monday: I Heard It Through the Grapevine

The Slits

This week we’ll take a listen to a version of the oft-covered song “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”. This song was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles in 1966 for Motown. The song is a classic and has been reinterpreted through the years by everyone from Gladys Knight & The Pips to the Kaiser Chiefs. The version I am most fond of is by the British punk band The Slits. The Slits version took a standard R&B classic and roughed it up a bit so that it became a harder more rock-ish song.

The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Good, Bad & Ugly Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 83% (Critics) / 80% (Audience)
Directed By: Lynne Ramsay
Written By: Lynne Ramsay and Rory Kinnear
Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and Ezra Miller

Synopsis: Told in flashback form, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores the fractured relationship between a mother and her son who eventually ends up going on a murderous rampage at his high school.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Devil Inside

The Devil Inside
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7% (Critics) / 29% (Audience)
Directed By: William Brent Bell
Written By: William Brent Bell & Matthew Peterman
Starring: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth

Synopsis: This documentary style film follows a woman as she treks to Italy to discover what exactly happened to her mother 20 years ago during an exorcism.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Apocalypto

Apocalypto
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 65% (Critics) / 79% (Audience)
Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Mel Gibson and Farhad Safinia
Starring: Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Trujillo and Dalia Hernández

Synopsis: Mel Gibson’s vision of the Mayan kingdom in the period leading up to its decline. The movie focuses on Jaguar Paw, a peaceful hunter whose village is raided and is captured to be used for a sacrifice, as he struggle to escape his captors and avenge his tribe and save his family.
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Shuffling On My iPod: Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks is the personification of the term unsigned hype. Originally from Harlem, NY but not getting any love in her home country, Azealia skipped across the pond to the UK where she was quickly embraced by the hip-hop loving youth culture and discerning music critics there. She came in 3rd place on the Sound of 2012 list (an annual list of promising new musical talent that counts acts like 50 Cent, Adele, Corrine Bailey Rae, and Jessie J as past winners) and was #1 on NME’s annual Cool List. Azealia is the flip side to Nicki Minaj…focusing on her lyrics and in your face quirkiness as opposed to the glam and sexuality that Minaj traffics in.
Here’s hoping Miss Bank$ gets signed and blows-up on both sides of the Atlantic in the very near future.

Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay – 212

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