Wednesday, September 30, 2009

OMFG(ossip) - The Hills is Back!

The Hills Is Back!

(Photo by Miranda Penn Turin)

The Hills premiere was last night on MTV.  Surprisingly enough, I'm already into the idea of having Kristin Cavallari back on tv. I guess I had forgetten about how much more exciting Laguna Beach was with her on it years ago. I have to say, Lo & the rest of cast seem a little dull now (in my humble opinion).  Although the mini-plots seem way too contrived, I still have hope that this season will be good.

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One character that is already screaming for attention is, of course, Spencer Pratt.  Making headlines, on CNN of all places today, for talking about his sex-life with Heidi, or lack there of.
In the article , Spencer starts by saying: "I'm not even kidding, my wife -- OK, I'm gonna get crass here -- but we're barely having sex because I'm scared that she's gonna have a baby, that's the level our marriage is on right now. I'm not even kidding -- my wife has me debating cutting off my nuts." It seems Spencer is worried that Heidi's desire to be a young mother could make her stop taking her birth control without telling him. (I would normally post a pic of them with this post....but I'm kinda over looking at Spencer right now.) :)

Visit MTV for more info.

~S

OMF(lood)G - ATL Rappers T.I. & Luda Help Flood Victims

Good thing Atlanta has it's rappers!

TMZ has just reported that Atlanta rappers T.I. & Ludacris are each donating $10,000 to help flood victims.

(AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton)

"TMZ has learned The Ludacris Foundation has partnered up with Home Depot and Sam's Club to help victims of the Atlanta floods -- which City Hall officials say caused $61 million in damages and wrecked nearly 500 homes." "They are planning a food bank & gift card giveaway", too.


(AP Photo / John Bazemore)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OMFG - Coca-Cola Tests Out The NEW Freestyle Machines in Atlanta!

Introducing: The new Coca-Cola Freestlye Machines
What it is: Coca-Cola has revamped their coke machines and are testing them out in select locations in Atlanta and California. The machines can be seen in 3 different colors (red, black & grey) and with over 100 flavors! These machines let drinkers experiment with drink flavors they have never seen or thought of before.
How it works: Drinker's first option is to pick their soda (ex: coke, sprite, fresca, vault, etc..).  Then, pick the flavor they want mixed into the soda (ex: cherry, rasberry, orange, etc..). Then you push the 'Pour' button and you are all set to drink your favorite flavored soda.
Flavor Review: Mark's favorite flavor discoveries were the Rasberry Coke & Peach Vault. Our friend at Coke recommends the Rasberry Lemonade. S recommends not trying the Cherry Sprite though. It was interesting that despite all the flavors, we found they they didn't offer: Vanilla Sprite! (at least we still have Waffle House for that one)


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Click here for a map of locations: Map of Freestyles

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Eyedrum revitalized: new leadership, more community support, planned capital campaign, maybe a new space

"The crowd was small when I stopped by in the evening, but dancing well before midnight — no small feat, as any DJ will tell you."


"It was the quintessential Eyedrum event: walls filled with art, artists making art, DJs  and a marching band sharing a stage"


Follow the Link to read the Article


Eyedrum revitalized: new leadership, more community support, planned capital campaign, maybe a new space


Im pretty sure those quotes are directed at me and brandon. Thanks again to all that came out. 

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~MarK

OMFG - SMOAK Cosmetics!





This is something I've really been looking forward to for a while now. 
Become a fan of Shanna Moakler's new makeup line, SMOAK cosmetics









~S


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Filthy Rich




Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta '09 recently came out! If you are new to the area, or just looking for some popular places around town, check out Best Of Atlanta '09 Filthy Rich. They’ve put a little extra emphasis on what’s good around town on the cheap! So you can have fun, eat well, and not go broke in the process…

Categories include Oral Pleasures (good places to eat), After Dark (music), and Consumer Culture (Fashion and Shopping) - A little bit of everything we love here at itsomfg!

 
 P.S. I'm the newest contributor here at itsomfg, and will be posting from Athens on a regular basis! I'll focus on literature, happenings around town, music, and maybe even some fashion and celebrity gossip from time to time!!!

chiarita

Friday, September 25, 2009

Audio Sensory Awakening Part 8

"Is Doc Miles gonna have to choke a bitch?" - BEST line from Crank 2 w/ Jason Statham, yes I highly recommend you catch it, out on DVD this week.

Right then, what's on the menu this time P.A.T.T.?? I'm so glad you asked!  Have you had enough Miike Snow? No? Good. I caught this one over @ bigstereo yesterday. Black & Blue was defnitely one of my fave tracks off the Miike Snow album and I was stoked to see another version. This remix is kinda tribal, kinda wobble... definitely a dancier version of the original. Overall, not a bad remix. Would definitely work well in the club, I guess I was just more a fan of the dreaminess of the original. Black & Blue (Savage Skulls Remix) - Miike Snow

Last week I brought you that sweet Tuff Wheelz remix of "Paint The Town" (still diggin that track).  Well this week, the duo has brought you something a lil more bangin.  House legend, Armand Van Helden, has teamed up with Dizzee Rascal (this guy is working with everyone lately, check out his myspace and buy his new album 'Tongue n Cheek'!!) on a new track and Tuff Wheelz brings you the remix. Bonkers (Tuff Wheelz Edit) - Armand Van Helden & Dizzee Rascal

Here's one that I think Grav3y will LOVE! From up and coming rapper, Curren$y... come on, it's got Beck, and Dazed & Confused... you can't go wrong!!  Newer Pollution - Curren$y Find more info on Curren$y here.

Rawr! While I'm on a slight hip hop tip, I'll throw you guys a hottie. If you've never heard Dead Prez - Hip Hop...  well, either you need to open your mind and your record collection big time or you probably shouldn't own a computer because you obviously don't know how to use it. But yes, I digress. Here's an amped up wobble remix that will definitely rock the floor. Hip Hop (Nujax Remix) - Dead Prez

Hmm, it seems I stumbled onto a trend. Is Snap! getting back together? I mean, they haven't made it onto the U.S. charts since 1992, yet "Rhythm Is a Dancer" is back in a big way. I brought you the Mobin Master Bootleg remix last week and this week I've got two more!! The Mux Mool Edit is a slow burner, but I think it's my favorite right now. Then I also have another dance style remix from Andrew Friendly & Rokk Odyssey. Anyone working on "The Power" remixes?  Rhythm Is A Dancer (Mux Mool Edit) - Snap!  Rhythm Is A Dancer (Andrew Friendly & Rokk Odyssey Remix) - Snap!

I guess I do get hooked on retro remixes quite easily. But when I saw a new remix of "You Dropped A Bomb On Me", you know I had to get that schitt!! I love disco and funk. Love the old tracks and the new tracks. I used to think I should've been a 20 yr old during the 70s, but now I realize that I would be in my 50s now and headbanging in your 50s is probably not a good idea. This rework is brought to you by DJ Kue who also put out one of my fave tracks from earlier this year "Don't Get High" (Breakdown Remix).  Without further delay... You Dropped A Bomb On Me (DJ Kue Remix) - The Gap Band


Okay, now I thought "Embrace The Martian" was the hottest collaboration between Italian production team Crookers and Mr. I'm tearing up the charts/blogs, Kid CuDi. The original was pretty chill, but an awesome track to bump in the car. Well, Seiji (a London based producer who has been releasing tracks in several genres) has given us a dancey, acid remix so we can finally Embrace that Martian on the dancfloor! Embrace The Martian (Seiji Acid Remix) - Crookers ft. Kid CuDi


If you were a french house fan during the past decade or so, then like me, you probably remember Cassuis. I guess I really have to give credit to my long lost buddy Mugillicuty for turning me onto Cassuis with the 1999 release "1999" (Prince, eat your heart out).  Well, outside of "The Sound Of Violence" back in 2002, I haven't heard anything from thses guys since then. Now is the time my friends. They have delivered with a new release and the always hard hitting remixer, Don Diablo got a hold of it, YAY!  Here ya go:  Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigarettes (Don Diablo Remix) - Cassuis


HOT N FRESH! Looks like the Melbourne indie electro rockers, Midnight Juggernauts are back together and stirring the pot. They've got a limited release single (only 500 copies, no repress!) with an exclusive B-side that you can pre-order now if you're not too late already!!  Here's the A-side which has already been with every other music blogger and now I just feel slutty for posting it, but it's good! This New Technology - Midnight Juggernauts

BNGR ALERT!  I really don't have to tell you much about this one. It's been rockin the drum n bass dancefloors for some time now, but Props! has brought it down a notch and left us with a tight electro mix, enjoy!  Rockit (Props! Edit) - Subfocus

Now, before I leave you for the weekend I wanted to share one last thing.  This is mainly for the DJs out there. Prepare yourselves. You may think you're rig is complete.... but you are very wrong. I imagine people who don't DJ will look at this thing and mistake it for military hardware or a N.A.S.A. control panel. Either way, it still makes me drool. Not available in stores... but you can find tons of promo videos on youtube with huge names like Laidback Luke, Eddie Halliwell, Roger Sanchez, Swedish House Mafia, Armin Van Buuren... hey where's James Zabiela?


-- P.A.T.T.

"Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man." - Hubert H. Humphrey

OM(usic)FG! A Dance-A-Thon @ Eyedrum This Sat-Sun


Hey Atlanta! This Saturday (9-26-09) @ Eyedrum:


2 of our contributors: ((Obskure & Grav3y)) are playing from 7pm - 9pm.







It's $5 - $10, a benefit to help the venue.
The art gallery is free to view til 6pm that night.
We hope to see you some of you!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

OM(ovies)FG - A Christmas Carol 3D Movie & Train!




From the director of Back to the Future & Forrest Gump comes Robert Zemeckis's 3D version of A Christmas Carol. The movie comes out on Novemeber 6th and stars Jim Carey.  Jim not only plays Ebenezer Scrooge (throughout each stage of his life), but he also plays The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.



Someone very close to me worked on this movie, so I've got an extra treat to tell you OMFG readers about: you can get a behind-the-scenes look by going to visit Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour.  The train tour will be stopping off in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday October 6th from 9am to 7pm.  It will be located @ The Southeastern Railroad Museum (3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth GA 30096).  For other scheduled stops on the tour visit: Train Schedule. 
Click Here To See Pictures From The Train.

Also..I thought it was interesting to see how movie posters can look so different in other countries.
Here are the posters for Japan and Germany.               ~S


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

OMFG- Creepy Spin on Disney Art

Halloween is a little over a month away...but I'm already getting into that fun & spooky mood!













These interesting Disney images were created by Jeffrey Thomas.
You can visit his blog @ http://jeftoonportfolio.blogspot.com/
For larger resolutions of his work go to: http://jeftoon01.deviantart.com/








&&& Have you ever imagined what Jessica Rabbit would look like in real life?
Then check out this site: http://pixeloo.blogspot.com/



There, I found the before and after pictures of Miss Jessica Rabbit herself!

Amazing to think of what you can do with Photoshop these days.








Visit the site to see a larger image of her and to view other characters.


Which twisted character is your favorite? Let us know by commenting below.
~S

Sunday, September 20, 2009

omfGrav3y

This is my introduction post to OMFG! I am very excited to see this fruition start here : ) I wanted to make this post to let everyone know a little bit more about me, and how I know the rest of our lovely contributors. I've been living in Atlanta, GA since birth and dont mind stayin for a little while longer. I love the city and all it has to offer. 
Growing up I've been an avid fan of musical formats. Mostly vinyl though :drools: Collecting since around 1999 I've accumulated around one thousand pieces of vinyl. Thanks to a lot of people including Brian Flis, David Whitaker (and his Father), Roy Graves III, Billie Jo Robbins, Amos, April, Dixie Sound Works, Wax N Facts, Satellite, Rewind, Criminal Records, More Dusty Than Digital, Virgin Megastore (NYC), and Breakbeat Science. Now with almost every cent I earned from 1999 to 2007 I am surrounded by music. Whether it be in my room, on my computer, in my car, in my dang head. I have been playing records on two turntables since 1999 as well.    
With a focus on drum and bass music from 2002-2008 I was able to start a series of complex dj mixes, play at the world reknown Transit club night at The Mark Ultra Lounge on numerous occasions including notable times like opening for Teebee, Fierce. I also placed in the finals for the Test Your Fucking Locals dj competitions. Joining Resource and with the guys, holding down the dnbtv.com radio show was fun, but after a year or so I took my leave. Other memorable times in the recent past include playing as Technolojesus (dvdeath,grav3y) for New Years Eve at Lenny's, then re-forming featuring Obskure one year later for East Atlanta Love. 
Lately Atlanta has seen a lot of amazing talent come through and its mind has been thoroughly blown in the process. Ive had the pleasure to have had some fun with the other contributors! First off, Mark (Obskure) is my older brother. S is pretty much my sister by now. P.A.T.T. is my long time friend and spiritual advisor. Steph Geezy is my cuz for real. Mo is my partner in crime on the omfg. Kate is my friend I see randomly at Buddy's at midnight. Markos! is my past present and future deciphering of life mastermind hey man poopoo! Nat Nat Nat Nat Nat Nat Nat Nat.... Hit The Ducky! And Fozzy, well thats between him and I. 
Thanks to OMFG. Thanks to You. Keep your eyes open for special interviews with some of Atlanta's deepest crews and for the latest news on the shows you should know about. For instance:




(thanks 404audio)







TAMBOR Y BAJO
Wednesday October 7th 2009.
404 Audio presents: TAMBOR Y BAJO [Drum + Bass en Español]
1 YEAR STRONG AND RUNNING!
Once a month - every 1st Wednesday!

Featuring:
SPKTRM
[Human Imprint / Evol Intent Recordings / Barcode Recordings - Kalamazoo, MI]
ADVERSE
MAYHEM


Hosted by:
PROPPA MC

$5
21+

DRINK SPECIALS
THE SHAWTY: Tecate + shot of tequila or whiskey only $6!
PBR: $2 all night long!
SHOT SPECIALS: Bartender's pick!

Located at: EL BAR
939 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
404.888.8755

LOCATED BEHIND EL AZTECA IN THE BASEMENT!

http://www.404audio.com
http://www.myspace.com/404audio 

Friday, September 18, 2009

Zombie Rampage!

Be one of the first to taste Zombie Rampage!
It's Strong enough to RAISE THE DEAD!

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This extreme energy Drink was created by Necrotech Labs, which was designed by a pioneering bioweapons defense contractor (scary)! This elixir is designed to help you basically last 18hours! It is still awaiting the Final FDA approval, but is being offered on a limited basis to specialized markets throughout the US and Europe. Atlanta, Ga will be the first to roll out Zombie Rampage (great let us die from it first, ha jk jk)when it is introduced @ Netherworld Haunted House in Fall 2009!
SO get ready to Raise the Dead Atlanta and be first to try it out!
FOr more info on flavors and exact locations visit:

http://www.zombierampage.com/




Zombie Rampage will first be introduced to the general public in September of 2009 at NETHERWORLD Haunted House located in Norcross GA.

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Visit www.fearworld.com for more information on dates and times of operation.
 
I don't know about you but I am getting so psyched for Fall and Halloween!!
 
-Nat
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Audio Sensory Awakening Part 7

Muah! It's lucky number 7!  It must be a lucky week for me. Finally got 2 days off this week, had a great set @ Apres Diem last night, and I've got tons of new tracks to sift through. Which means it's a little harder for me to pull out the gems, but not to worry my lovely coconuts, I will deliver!

First of all, I need to address something I mentioned in my last A.S.A. post. What the hell is with the street date on this deluxe vinyl edition of you new album, Scott?!?  I have sent several emails to 11spot.com because I keep thinking they have not sent me the package, only to have them reply that the street date for this release has been pushed back to Sept 29th! I realize that I am part of a minority of people who actually would prefer to have this album on vinyl, but come on!! I have to sit here in the ATL and watch you promote your new album and these badass shows in NYC and Cali with artists I would die to see perform with you (Lisa Shaw, Bobby Hughes, etc..), all the while I still haven't even been able to hear a single track!!!! ARRRRR!! (there's my pirate contribution)


Ok, now to deliver some aural ecstacy. First up, I've got a couple of classic reworks that I think you'll love. I was recently introduced to the mashup duo, The Hood Internet thanks to earmilk. These guys are coming out with tons of interesting combos like BON JOVI vs KID CUDI vs CROOKERS, GZA vs SALVADOR SANTANA, KID SISTER feat PITBULL vs PHONAT, and my personal favorite... MICHAEL JACKSON vs. FLASHMEN - Billie "Wildcat" Jean. I would link the track for you guys, but I have failed to relocate it today (did earmilk remove it??). I would search the two links I provided if you really want to hear this awesome track. Oh, and don't forget to check out Summer Circuit - DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE vs. DAFT PUNK!

The second classic rework I want to share came from dsquared. Dani, I love your taste girl. Most of the time you keep it hard, dirty, and absolutely body movin but you also appreciate good music no matter what form it comes in.  We all emember Snap! We all loved it and then equally hated it (but still listen to it on our iPods). Just when you thought it was safe to forget about this song, it's back and better than ever: Denzal Park and Funky Coad: Rhythm is a Dancer (Mobin Master Bootleg)


Here's a couple of hotties on the chill side.  I've posted about CFCF before, and he's back with another gorgeous composition. I get hooked on tracks like this because they're simple, beautiful, and still make me bob my head.  Show him some love and then check out his newest, Monolith. CFCF (Michael Silver) is preparing for the release of his first full-length debut album, Continent, on Paper Bag Records on October 27th. 

Chill track No. 2 is one that's been on heavy rotation during my sets @ Apres Diem and Cru Lounge.  It's from one of my favorite new artists, DCUP. Here's what his myspace descrip says:
        "The latest signee to Ajax’ record label, Sweat it Out, Dcup has already drawn comparisons with Treasure Fingers, Miami Horror, and Shazam, from influential names in the industry. He’s funk fuelled disco for right now. Signed in May, this year, he’s the seventh artist to join the cutting edge roster of Sweat it Out members. Others include Gameboy/Gamegirl, Act Yo Age, KillaQueenz, Yoland Be Cool, and Pablo Calamari. When Sweat it Out received his EP, four originals, there was no question whether or not to sign him. Snapped up instantly for pioneering the nu-disco sound, he’s booked his ticket to the top. June 2009 saw the release of Style, his debut EP, picked up by DJs around the world including Italian (and now UK-based) talent Phonat. Signed to East London label, MofoHifi, Phonat loved Style so much he remixed it for the Style remix EP. With remixes expected out from label mates Pablo Calamari, Yoland Be Cool and Act Yo Age, shortly, he’s the DJ/producer to watch this year. No doubt! Already climbing the ropes, his music combines keyboards, old drum machines, and records from the 80s, as well as his own Dcup special touch. Already being played on the national party circuit his remixes have also been picked internationally in the UK, Europe and Asia. His distinct sound has been perfected over the years – he pushes boundaries, plays venues because he wants to, not because he has to. He’s created “his own kinda style, not like the rest” – watch out Australia Dcup’s about to change the way you move."  
Brotherhood of Broken Hearts – Together Lonely (Dcup Mix) is the track I really want you to hear. If you like, he's got a lot more where that came from, including his own rework of one of my favorite classic house tracks: TO BE IN LOVE - MAW feat India (DCUP Mix)

Good Stuff

This is a track that I don't know much about other than the fact that Dani Deahl and I both want to show some love for the hypnotic result of French produtionc duo Tuff Wheelz doing their thing on The Robot Disaster track - Paint The Town.

BNGR! Here's a nice wobbly, dubby, head banger provided by jsully over @ earmilk Boreta – Bubblin’ In The Cut

DISCO BNGR! Bringing it back to that disco sound I used to love and even using some of those ol' school samples and heavy piano lines, I present you with Barcelona, Spain's: The Requesters. Go check out a couple of http://rcrdlbl.com/artists/The_Requesters/music

BALLS TO THE WALL BNGR! Unlike most of the blogsphere out there, I have not been a fan of most of Felix Cartal's recent work. But it seems that Pance Party has taken his original track and rocked it out into something I would definitely throw down peaktime. Skeleton - Felix Cartal (Pance Party Remix)


Thanks again for listening!! Spread the virus!!
-- P.A.T.T.

Ahoy! Tis time to talk pirate, me hearties


International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello," but with "Ahoy, me hearty!" The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy.

How do you plan to celebrate this unmarked parodic holiday? Drink up me hearties, Yo Ho!

~Steph Geezy~
My favorite Pirate, Jack Sparrow!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Moon's extended Trailer revealed at VMA's

'Twilight" fans tuning into Sunday's 2009 MTV Video Music Awards thirsting for a glimpse at the film's stars, also got a surprise taste of the next film to come.
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"Twilight's" toothsome love triangle – Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Kristen Stewart (Bella) and Robert Pattinson (Edward) – presented an extended trailer for "New Moon" during Sunday night's show, which now has launched a fan frenzy.
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"Whether you're Team Jacob or Team Edward, we want to thank you for your undying support over the past year," Stewart said, sporting a strapless Valentino minidress and Rock & Republic heels.

"For tonight, we're bringing you and only you a first look at a movie we've been working on for months," Pattison said.

And Lautner, dressed smartly in a Calvin Klein suit, wrapped with, "Just for the MTV Video Music Awards, this is the extended trailer of ‘New Moon.'"

The audience learns along with Bella that vampires have laws, and they are enforced by the elite Volturi.

It seems Edward's relationship with Bella has put him in some seriously hot water with the vampire royalty.

Bella also becomes a bit self-destructive, and one of her adrenaline-junkie stunts leaves her undead lover convinced that his human paramour is dead, with near-tragic results.

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"New Moon," the second film in the vampire romance saga, hits theaters on Nov. 20.
-NY Dailynews.com








For those of you out there who read the Twilight Series Nov. 20th can't get here soon enough. Presale tickets are already almost SOLD out and the film is still 9 weeks away from being released!! I am personally really impressed with the new director. This film seems to be done alot better and more close to the book than "Twilight", which is definatly what fans are looking for. It will be very interesting to see how the whole thing turns out!

-Nat

"Synecdoche, New York" (2008): An Art Movie's Art Movie. a markos! review

Synecdoche, New York
Written and Directed by Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine, Adaptation)
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

"Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play. His life in New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele (Catherine Keener) has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. His therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Hope Davis), is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counseling him. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one.
Worried about the transience of his life, he leaves his home behind. He gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in New York City, hoping to create a work of brutal honesty. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside."
-Summary from © Sony Pictures Classics

"A soul-altering, heart-changing, brain-transplanting masterpiece." - Matthew De Abaitua (Channel 4 Film)
"It's a cerebral, smart and downright surreal trip into the far reaches of the mind. I'm still having trouble working out whether it's a work of genius or a self-indulgent pile of guff." - David Edwards (Daily Mirror [UK])

Here's my review of this bizarre think-piece:
Part Gondry, part Lynch, and part Jonze, surreal, Kafkaesque, existential, dark, narcissistic, funny at times, irksome, and grandiose. Ambitious in its attempt to stridently encompass many aspects of human nature especially art, dying, love, meaning, and vanity. As people, we each play a part: we each spend out entire lives learning to live, and we never really 'get it' until we die. Also, you can never fully know anyone else and you can never really know yourself. One major aspect of human nature that was only subtly, instead of blatantly, portrayed (in the later 'casting scenes' of the movie), is the human struggle and desire for power, whether by hegemony or coercion. Still, the film does a thorough job of showing how human identity and understanding are always obscured.
What most impresses me, besides the brilliant acting (Hoffman) and good cinematography, was the fact that through all of this deep shit and heavy subject matter, Kaufman somehow managed to still induce a few laugh out loud funny moments. It's an art movie's art movie, no objectivity here, about as postmodern as you can get. There are many many subjective little elements in the film for all different people to take their own unique meanings from. Kaufman had to walk a difficult line between telling the audience the themes and showing them the themes. Considering the weight of the themes, he did great work. Shakespeare already said it best of course, "All the world's a stage and all the people merely players."
-- Mark Anderson

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

OMFG(ossip) - The Hills Is Coming Back!







The Hills is coming back on September 29th! Without Lauren Conrad this time.
That's right..."the bitch is back"..it's Kristin Cavallari!














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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Deadmau5 rocks me.

I LOVE THIS SONG.



(sorry if i stole a post from ya P.A.T.T.)

~MarK~

Kanye with Leno.

Kanye got quiet with Leno.



~MarK~

Friday, September 11, 2009

OMFG - BREAKING MOVIE NEWS! Beatles + Disney


The Walt Disney Studios, The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd., and Oscar(R)-Winning Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis Dive Into New Magical 3D Adaptation of the 1968 Classic Yellow Submarine

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Walt Disney Studios has made a deal with Apple Corps Ltd. to develop a new 3D performance capture adaptation of the 1968 hit animated film "Yellow Submarine" to be written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, it was announced today at the D23 Expo by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. The film will be created by ImageMovers Digital, Disney's state-of-the-art performance capture animation studio operated in conjunction with Zemeckis and his partners, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey, who will serve as producers on the project.

For this fantastic new voyage to Pepperland, Zemeckis will incorporate the 16 Beatles songs and recordings from the original motion picture licensed from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and EMI-Capitol Records, respectively. The songs include "All Together Now," "All You Need Is Love," "Eleanor Rigby," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "With A Little Help From My Friends" while combining his unique vision and style to bring this dazzling tale to life.

In making the announcement, Cook said, "This is truly an inspired collaboration, and a wonderful opportunity to revisit one of the most imaginative and memorable musical fantasies of all time. To be working with the amazing folks at Apple Corps, and to have Bob helming the sub is truly as good as it gets. With all those incredible Beatles songs and imagery, the spectacular vision of Bob and his pioneering team at ImageMovers Digital, and a classic adventure full of wit and action, we're sure that moviegoers are going to have a great time on this latest trip to Pepperland."

Zemeckis said, "'Yellow Submarine' is one of the greatest fantasy films of all time, and making this new 3D performance capture movie is a dream come true for me. With the latest advances in technology, we will be able to take moviegoers on a voyage unlike any other, and bring new excitement and dimension to Pepperland and the various sea worlds they encounter. I'm thrilled to be working with the good folks at Apple Corps and our partners at Disney on this epic retelling of one of my all time favorite films."

Jeff Jones, CEO, Apple Corps Ltd., said, "With The Beatles and Walt Disney Studios, we have a partnership between two of the best loved creative entities in the world. We're very excited about the magical fantasy that will result from this collaboration. The marriage of the music of The Beatles with the talent and technical wizardry of Robert Zemeckis and ImageMovers Digital should produce something very special. We look forward to working with Bob and his team on realising his new vision for 'Yellow Submarine'".

~S&Mark

'Vampire Diaries' stars arrested in Ga. | accessAtlanta


'Vampire Diaries' stars arrested in Ga. | accessAtlanta

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By Megan Matteucci

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Five stars from CW's "The Vampire Diaries" were arrested in middle Georgia for dangling from the side of a bridge and flashing drivers on I-75.

Among the actresses arrested were (clockwise from top left) Candice Accola, Kayla Ewell, Sara Canning and Nina Dobrov.

The actresses -- three who live in Atlanta -- told deputies they were just filming for the show, which aired Thursday night.

But to sheriff's deputies, they were a safety hazard and traffic jam.

Dozens of drivers called 911 on Aug. 22 to report the women hanging from the side of the bridge on the Rumble Road overpass in Smarr -- just north of Macon, Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Allison Selman-Willis said.

"They were flashing drivers, hanging over the bridge," she said. "One girl was holding another girl's ankles and hanging her over the bridge like she was going to drop her."

Sheriff's deputies arrived and checked out cameraman Tyler Shields' footage, which confirmed the drivers' reports.

"Deputy Morgan checked their camera, and discovered numerous photographs of the females hanging, sitting and straddling the bridge," the sheriff's report reads.

Deputies arrested Shields, 27, and actresses, Nina Dobrev, 20, Sara Canning, 22, Kayla Ewell, 24, Krystal Vayda, 23, and Candice Accola, 22.

The six were booked in the Monroe County jail on charges of disorderly conduct. They have since been released on bond, Selman-Willis said.

Dobrev, Canning and Ewell all live in Atlanta, according to the sheriff's report. Vayda lives in New Jersey. Accola and Shields live in California............
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~S

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dragon*Con 2009

It's official!! Dragon*Con is my favorite fake holiday of the year! I get lost in the random assortment of people, costumes, and smells (that's another story). This year, I went with my friend Keri from North Carolina. For us, the party started Thursday night and didn't end until Sunday when we finally crashed at home.


madness at Mariott



You can't put a theme to D*C, it's just not possible! There is a mix of sci-fi, anime, fantasy, art, etc. Guests range from Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) to Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen from Twilight). We went to a few panels Friday & Sunday and then just hung out all day Saturday getting pictures with Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Alan Ruck (Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off). The costumes were amazing! Friday, I dressed up as Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy 7. I spent a good bit of money making my costume, so I can only imagine what other people spent on theirs. There was a movie size Chewbacca, pirates, Harry Potter characters, TONS of characters from "The Watchmen, Jedi, Captain America, and the list goes on!


Cloud & Tifa (Me)


This year was HUGE for Trekkies! Star Trel veterans William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Patrick Stewart were all guests at D*C. People were lining up hours in advance to Star Trek panels. They definitely still have their fan base. I was able to catch a glimpse of Nimoy & Shatner at the "Walk of Fame," and for some reason I got really giddy! OK, let's talk about "Walk of Fame." It was definitely my happy place, and I could have spent hours in there! You just walk around and look at famous people, and if you want to fork over enough money, you can get your picture with them or get their autograph.

My guilty pleasure was meeting the Ghost Hunters. For all you skeptics out there, don't ruin my moment!! Grant, Jason, Steve, Tango, Kris, Dustin, Joe, and Brent were ALL awesome. Catch them Wednesday nights on Syfy! ::plug plug:: I was like a kid in a candy store.


Grant Wilson, Jason Hawes (Ghost Hunters)


We're still not sure who Garreth David Lloyd is, but he was very nice to look at. We also saw John Schneider (Bo Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk), Barry Bostwick, Eric Roberts, Traci Lords, Karen Allen (Indiana Jones movies), James Marsters, as well as a lot of other people I'm not nerdy enough to know.



Catherine Bach and John Schneider


The countdown to next year has already started! Only 357 days left until D*C 2010! I'm open to suggestions for next year's costume(s). We partied hard, stayed out WAY too late, and I can't wait to do it all again next year!

--Mo.

p.s. - I know you want to see Alien doing the "Thriller" dance!