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At the ‘Fire David Letterman’ Rally…
June 18, 2009, 4:56 pm
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Man oh Man !
Sometimes people are just plain stupid.
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Autumn Beds
June 16, 2009, 2:34 pm
Filed under: Music | Tags: , ,

Man oh man, a new modest mouse song surfaced today.
It’s quite stunning (while being extraordinarily simple).¬†Instant love on my side.
Check that great chorus : just a strong, deep and loud vocal line, intertwined with another radio voice. Simply beautiful.

To listen, go here



Crazy in Love…
June 16, 2009, 2:25 pm
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Antony and the Johnsons covering Beyonce ??
Don’t believe me, check out that video.

I have to say this is simply heartbreaking.
Who knew that song could be interpreted like that ?



Scorcese in thriller-mode
June 11, 2009, 10:17 am
Filed under: Movies | Tags: , , ,

Here’s the latest trailer from Martin Scorcese…
Looks a lot like a conspiracy thriller ! Which, in the hands of Mr Scorcese, could be BANANAS!!!… or it could be a disaster. We’ll see in october…

oh, and in case it wasn’t clear just yet, DiCaprio is the new De Niro.



Panic !!!!
June 10, 2009, 12:22 pm
Filed under: Movies | Tags: , ,

This is simply one of the most hilarious and original animation films I’ve seen in a while.
Here’s a trailer for it.

Hopefully you can catch it soon on DVD or in theatres if you’re lucky.

(Stoners, beware….)



Total Eclipse of the heart Redux
June 9, 2009, 9:49 am
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absolutely hilarious.



UP we go !
June 1, 2009, 2:37 pm
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Every year, around may, I get to say the following sentence : “Pixar’s done it again”.
This year is no different.

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Their latest film, Up, is simply magical, moving as hell, and funny beyond expectations. I don’t want to talk too much about it to avoid spoiling it. I do want to say, though, that it’s films like these that make you glad that some corporate minds are still in charge of pushing animation forward. Pixar was always the best example of art being made with shitloads of money. When other studios keep coming up with crappy films like Monsters vs Aliens, and focusing on action and stupid modern-day references, Pixar is still trying to uphold one core value : goodness. And that one transcends religions, social backgrounds or race. It’s universal, and that’s why you get the urge to cry so many times in their films, especially this one.

Also, in a world where all characters have to be modern, flashy and silly, this flick comes packed with characters that are so far from your expections that you wonder what went through their heads. Two of the three lead characters are grumpy old men, the child is NOT wiser than the adults (breaking the usualy sterotype) and actually learns something, the sidekicks character animals don’t talk (at least not in the traditional way). And, most importantly, when someone gets kicked in the face, there’s some blood (no gruseome splatter, just plain human bleeding)…

And my god the colors. and the camera work. and the acting. and the pace. and the music.

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I can’t say enough good things about this film. It’s not a masterpiece like Wall-E, but it’s definetly a huge success !