Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cordula Reyer

ph: Mario Sorrenti

New Stuff: Björk

Not an official cd, but my pal Ralf made me this one from the online sound clip: "Björk made a surprise appearance at Tri Angle Records’ fifth anniversary party over the weekend. Set up inside an old Wall Street bank vault as part of the month-long Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York, the event featured performances by a number of Tri Angle associates, such as The Haxan Cloak, Evian Christ, Forest Swords, and Holy Other. The highlight was no doubt when the Icelandic songstress showed up for a special DJ set, which she’s now uploaded in its entirety.
The mix featured tracks from Kate Bush, The Haxan Cloak, Death Grips, Jeremih, and even Brandy."

Sarah Pauley

Gamer (2009)

In a future mind-controlling game, death row convicts are forced to battle in a 'Doom'-type environment.

Action-packed sci-fi thriller made in video game aesthetics and with a message, but basically just as mindless as the games it seems to critisize.

Maltin**1/2: "Neo-modern take on this premise is unexceptional in terms of plot but holds its own for techno-thriller devotees, upgrded by Hall an Butler's performances."

Fardau Van der Wal

New Stuff: B.B. King

My very first B.B. King album...

Magali Amadei

ph: Walter Chin

Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery (2013) (TV)

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team arrive in Three Pines to solve the unusual murder of a much-loved woman and find dark secrets shadowing this usually peaceful village.

By TV standards well-made crime mystery with a good cast, but not really too exciting. 

Josephine Skriver

ph: Henrik Adamsen

New Stuff: Ex Machina

I appreciated this movie so wll I needed to get it on dvd.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Hanns Pellar

Rachel Rutt

Friday, June 5, 2015

A day in the life, Jun 2

A day in the life, Jun 2, standing outside looking inside

Maria Borges

ph: Rory Payne

New York

Anais Pouliot

ph: Cedric Buchet

First Lines: Francis Iles - Malice Aforethought

It was not until several weeks after he decided to murder his wife that Dr Bickleigh took any active steps in the matter.

Ruby Jean Wilson

A day in the life, Jun 1

A day in the life, Jun 1, standing outside looking inside

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Breanna Green

The Movies I Watched in May

15 Minutes 2001  5
A Countess from Hong Kong 1967  6
A New Leaf 1971  6
Alien Siege 2005  3
An Enemy to Die For 2012  6
Band of Angels 1957  5
Blue Steel 1934  5
Driftwood 2006  5
End Game 2006  6
Ex Machina 2015  8

Fallen 1998  5
Flying Tigers 1942  6 
Gambit 1966  6
Head in the Clouds 2004  6
In Her Skin 2009  7

Inhale 2010  7

Les Misérables 1935  8

Long Shadows 2008  6
Looking for Mr. Goodbar 1977  6
Olympus Has Fallen 2013  5
Rock of Ages 2012  5
Sheitan 2006  6
Solitary Man 2009  6
The Desperate Hours 1955  7

The Door in the Floor 2004  6
The Lady from Shanghai 1947  7

The Third Man 1949  10

Three Times 2005  7

White House Down 2013  7

Witness 1985 Feature 7

Karolina Kolodzicka

15 Minutes (2001)

A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

Awkwardly uneven thriller that only perfunctorily seems to deal with the more serious topic about crime and media relations, but rather stresses the action elements and violence and even seems to mix in some humour with little success.

Halliwell*: "An action thriller is combined with an angry satire on those who seek their 15 minutes of fame and the celebrity-worshipping media that encourages them; it doesn't cohere and the violence panders to the audience it condemns, but at least it is thought-provoking."

Maltin***: "Highly charged, in-your-face, sometimes over-the-top moviemaking with attitude to spare."

Pilar Moraga

New Stuff: Peanuts

Continuining my collection of the Complete Peanuts edition.

Isabella Rossellini

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

A disgraced former Presidential guard finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, he works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

The similarities to White House Down are amazing, and this action thriller is just as silly, but by far not as much fun.

Maltin**1/2: "Nonstop action is the order of the day in this disaster film...The story is far-fetched and some of the characters deeply stereotyped but Fuqua keeps it all moving along; if you don't care about credibility it's reasonably entertaining, mindless fun."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Terence Donovan

Stephanie Bertram Rose