Posts Tagged ‘ News ’

Welcome Back!


Much like when Batman disappears for an extended period of time, friends of this blog have begun to get very worried.  For several months now, life has been a bit up and down for not just myself, but the writers of this site in general.  We know subscribers noticed when things somewhat trailed off, and then came to a complete halt.  Now that things have calmed down quite a bit, we’re going to slowly start back up again, hopefully by next month, we’ll be back to 10 or so posts a day of new music, art, “sciency stuff”, movie news, and the like.  So please do your best to bear with us, as we all get back up on this horse and continue the ride.  Also although he asked not to be named, I still want to give a warm shout out to our newest writer on the team.

The Purple Reign Of Future.


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Earlier this year, Future hit 22 cities in 32 days on his Purple Reign tour, and MTV were along for the ride. In this new documentary, Future’s Reign, we get a closer look at Hendrix’s tour stop in Dallas, where he prayed, performed and made it rain at the strip club.  The Atlanta rapper also sat down for an honest (no pun intended) conversation about his early days hustling, dealing with loneliness and unhappiness when he moved to L.A., missing his Aunts funeral due to rap commitments and the realities of juggling a busy music career with fatherhood. Hit singles and platinum plaques aside, Future’s biggest concern is staying true to himself.

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“The best thing I can do is be myself,” he said. “If people try to tell you to change and do something else and try new things that you not comfortable with — basically sell your soul — you’re going to wake up and look in the mirror and you gon’ feel like you don’t know this person.”

via MTV

Batman v Superman v Justice v Suicide Squad v Joker.


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San Diego Comic Con is in full effect, and some folks though that with Marvel’s absence, there wouldn’t be that much to cheer for.  Wrong.  The 3 minute and 40 second full length trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tore the roof off the convention center in San Diego.  I myself was furiously texting my homegirl Vicki, and screaming at the to of my lungs at my television, when I got a fresh look at the movie.  The 9/11 style opening shows Bruce Wayne’s relation to events of ‘Man of Steel’, and you see his true nature as people flee from danger, and he runs directly into it.  A dead Robin suit, the hint of Doomsday, Superman tearing to doors off of the Batmobile, and the Dark Knight using the man of steel as a skateboard, are all in the extended trailer.  Words can’t describe the excitement, check the method below.

 

The Batman/Superman news isn’t the only thing that DC and Warners had up their sleeve.  The ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer was also put online, in a much more glorious fashion.  In traditional Comic Con fashion, there is a grainy cell phone video, of the trailer, and many a person whooping when the new Joker shows up.

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From the logo, to Joker being the antagonist to the character designs, to Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis) explaining how Superman brought out more individuals with “abilities”… this movie seems a bit more solid than people have given it credit for in the past.  Check the method.

A Brilliant Recap Of 2014… In Rap.


skillzIt’s the 3rd day of 2015, and some people are still stuck in last year.  But Skillz has given folks a way to look back at 2014 in his now traditional “Wrap Up”.  Starting in 2002, and “ending” in 2012, a 1 year hiatus was enough, and Skillz is back with his legendary track, summarizing the previous year. Other artists have attempted to do their own “rap ups”, but Skillz is still the most thorough, funny, and all encompassing version.  Check the method below.

The Avengers 2. (Age Of Ultron).


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At the Marvel Studios panel in Hall H for this years ComicCon San Diego, writer/director Joss Whedon took to the stage to announce that the official title for the sequel to The Avengers will be Avengers: Age of Ultron.  Whedon also revealed a brief logo teaser for the film.  Age Of Ultron features favorites from the first “Avengers” film and new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen.  Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters on May 1, 2015.

R.I.P. Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini Passes At 51)


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James Gandolfini, best known for his role as an anxiety-ridden mob boss on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” died in Italy, possibly of a heart attack, an HBO spokeswoman and the actor’s managers said Wednesday. He was 51.  Gandolfini was on holiday in Rome, said Mara Mikialian, HBO’s vice president for program publicity.  The actor was scheduled to make an appearance at the Taormina Film Fest in Sicily this week, according to the festival.  Gandolfini won three Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Tony Soprano, the angst-ridden mob boss who visited a therapist and took Prozac while knocking off people. “The Sopranos” aired from 1999 to 2007.

Avicii To Headline Radio City Music Hall.


“Althouth he’s played sold-out arenas around the world, EDM sensation Avicii makes music history September 27th when he becomes the first DJ to headline a show at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Even envisioning performing at the iconic venue is a shock, the DJ tells Rolling Stone. “It’s unbelievable that I’m going to play there,” says Avicii, born Tim Bergling. “It’s really more of a prestigious thing for me. It’ll be cool that no other DJ has been there before which makes it even more, you know, like a fun thing to do and something that a lot of people I don’t think would have expected.”

Avicii’s Radio City gig was announced yesterday as part of a multi-city North American fall tour that finds the Swedish superstar crisscrossing the continent, touching down at a variety of venues on college campuses, in Las Vegas and at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The historic Radio City show follows less than a year after his countrymen in Swedish House Mafia became the first EDM act to sell out nearby Madison Square Garden. “It’s been coming for awhile,” Avicii says of the genre’s global takeover, “but this year it’s just skyrocketed. The EDM world is really on top of its game right now.”

The 22-year-old, who recently headlined Lollapalooza perched atop a massive skull-like apparatus, decks at arm’s reach, says a comparatively intimate performance at a venue like Radio City offers fans a chance to better experience his sensory-shaking stage production. “We have done smaller theaters before and it looks amazing,” he says. “Especially then, if it’s not one of those really huge arenas, you can really see the production in its fully glory.” Although Avicii’s nonstop touring affords him little chance to get his hands dirty with such production-related decisions, he says he has complete confidence in the choices his manager and artistic director make. “They do such an amazing job and are so competent,” he says.

Coming off the release of a collaboration with Lenny Kravitz on “Superlove” and his most recent single, “Silhouette,” Avicii says he plans to return to the studio “in a couple of weeks” and has “about 10 or 12″ tracks he’s readying for release. With some vocal touch-ups yet to do, the DJ says he’s aiming to release a slew of tracks later this year or early in 2013. “There’s no lack of music,” he says. “I have a lot of solo releases lined up. There’s going to be a lot of songs.”

But DJ’ing is only part of Avicii’s recent global domination: he’s also the new face of Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply. Is he prepping for a second career as a fashion icon? “I don’t know about that,” he says, laughing. “It just felt right from the first moment they said they wanted to do something together. We were like ‘Yah, let’s go’”