Well... Everything was awesome until I decided I wanted vectors and Blogger couldnt deliver.
Everybody We are MOVING to Wordpress! The Page is already up and running all the posts are there also. And the Interview with The Hosts is there too! So GOOO and Check it out. Even if Im still wroking on some things. Visit and leave your mark
Go to: http://www.mandmgalore.wordpress.com/ Now!
Monday, 15 September 2008
Well... Everything was awesome until I decided I wanted vectors and Blogger couldnt deliver.
Posted by The Grasshopper at 22:13
Sunday, 14 September 2008
I love my blog very much and writing about music and movies is reallly a nice way to pass my day. I have been thinking of new ways to take this blog to the next level and two days ago I got my answer. We will be having interviews now! This is very exiting for me so I'll be remodeling the site to fit the part. Meaning Ill have to install all the widgets again but oh well It'll be worth it hopefully.
I already have our first interview with an awesome indie band from Detroit called "The Hosts" believe you dont want to miss this. It'll be up in a few days so hang in there. In the meanwhile go to their myspace page: myspace.com/thehostsmusic and start listening to their awesome tunes I gurantee (If you like my taste ;) ) that you wont regret it. So wait for it. And we will have many more interesting interviews coming soon.
I hope this will be a succes and well until next posts...
Friday, 12 September 2008
Nick and Norah's Infinite PlaylistDirected by: Peter Sollett
Toronto Rating: 8 out of 10
What do you get when you throw an awkward heartbroken music lover and a socially misfit rich girl together in a car for a night in New York City? One of the sweetest romantic comedies all year long - Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. It's tough to compare comedies, especially when Tropic Thunder (which is one of my current favorites), couldn't be more different from Nick and Norah, but here I am comparing the laughter in one to another. As of this moment, I would call this film one of my favorites of the fest, but that might change as time goes on. It's not the newest timeless comedy classic, but the film's charm is overwhelming and should leave audiences with a smile on their face.
As I already mentioned, the story is about too awkward high school kids named Nick (Michael Cera) and Norah (Kat Dennings) that end up spending a night together driving around New York City falling in love. It's not that simple, but it is a romantic comedy where the story pulls itself together as the film moves on, give or take a particular moment where I thought all hope was lost. Right from the beginning, we see that Nick and Norah are made for each other, but it takes time and overcoming personal faults on both sides for each to realize that. The brilliant soundtrack and musical selection is as exceptional as anyone might expect, but the chemistry between Cera and Dennings wasn't as strikingly perfect as I'd hoped it would be. The two worked enough to convince me, but it wasn't as pristine as Juno.
One of the biggest problems with films like this is that I set my expectations too high, and I wanted to see the next unforgettable punk rock Juno with an awesome soundtrack and great love story. Alas, that wasn't exactly the film that Nick and Norah was, instead it was full of stupid humor surrounding Norah's drunk friend and some writing choices that weren't as polished as they should've been. Overall it's a fine film that younger audiences will definitely fall in love with themselves, but it has some flaws that detract from the overall experience. If you love high school humor and awkward comedies as much as I do, then give Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist a chance - I'm sure you'll find an entertaining and sweet film just as I did.
BlindnessDirected by: Fernando Meirelles
Toronto Rating: 6 out of 10
Fernando Meirelles is a filmmaker who I've been anxiously following ever since I saw City of God. Blindness is his latest film, an apocalyptic and considerably brutal drama adapted from José Saramago's novel about an epidemic of blindness that overtakes the entire world. It's very hard to actually "enjoy" a film that's as cruel as this, but I'm not going to say that this film doesn't have its merits. Meirelles is a very talented filmmaker and both Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo do a great job in the lead roles, but the film has such a wicked story that after a certain point audiences will get tired of watching it.
From the very start, we see that a mysterious "disease" that instantly causes blindness brings out the very worst in people. Ruffalo plays an optometrist who looks at the man's eyes but can't find anything wrong. The next morning he wakes up blind as well, but remarkably his wife is still able to see. The government rapidly starts to quarantine those who are blind and sends them to wards in an abandon insane asylum. As the numbers grow and the disease spreads, more and more blind people are dropped off into the hospital and a society begins to form. Unfortunately the worst in human nature starts to creep out and the already disgusting conditions get worse when one of the wards confiscates the food and attempts to sell it back to everyone else, all while Moore remains the only person who still has sight.
I actually really love Meirelles' filmmaking aptitude - he's an powerful creative talent that just needs to given a sandbox big enough to play in. Blindness has all of the visual elements down, in fact the visuals in it are absolutely genius, but the story and the brutality pull the film out of that beauty and into the darkness. Meirelles has done a fantastic job of allowing the audience to experience all of the other senses that a human has without sight: specifically, sound and feeling. These are subtlety highlighted in Blindness in a remarkable way, courtesy of Meirelles' creativity. And his use of white glows and entirely white frames was also a brilliant way of giving the audience a glimpse of how it feels for all of these people.
Unfortunately I wish could speak so highly of the story and of the film overall, but I can't. Blindness really fails to succeed on the apocalyptic levels like I Am Legend and is often-times too revolting to enjoy. It's a good film, but most will find it a challenge in itself to sit through - good luck!
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Thursday, 11 September 2008
Batman fans I have a scoop for you If you havent heard! Yes you already guessed theres another movie coming out but the cast might still be a mistery to you, we´ll here´s a brilliant piece of news I recently found.
The next one will be a "Batman Forever" (1992) kind of movie and the villains played will be The Penguin and The Riddler. There is an interview were Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth) scooped that they already had two people in mind to play them. Í will rather post the interview because it´s quite funny to read and you´ll get the drift better. Enjoy:
So Caine is like the rest of us, reading gossip in the tabloids, right? Except for one thing…according to the actor, he confirmed the news through the studio itself.
“When Christopher [Nolan] said we were going to do ‘The Dark Knight’ next, I didn’t what that meant in Batman terms,” related Caine, who plays Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth. “I said, ‘What’s the story?’ and he said The Joker. I said, ‘Oh, s–t! How are you going to top Jack [Nicholson]?’ He said,
‘Well, I’ve cast Heath Ledger. And I went ‘Ha! I couldn’t top Jack, but if anyone could, maybe Heath could.’ And he did.
“I was with [a Warner Bros.] executive and I said, ‘Are we going to make another one?’ They said yeah. I said, ‘How the hell are we going to top Heath? And he says ‘I’ll tell you how you top Heath — Johnny Depp as The Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin.’ I said, ‘S–t, they’ve done it again!’” [Laughs]
Well their you have it. I personally love Johnny Depp not only for him but for his works. His is acting genious and well another Batman Movie I absolutely dying to see. Whats not to love when the second one had your favorite missed actor and the third one will too!! I´m super exited ...However this is not totally confirmed yet so there´s a chance it´ll change. (Phillip Seymour denied these rumors already)
Well Until Next posts! =D
Original Piece By: MTV News copyrighted
They are not a signed band which assures you your gonna get some amazingly creative music and well they sound like a european 60´s band with a little bit of an edge. Their sound, as they admit, is The Beatles meets Garage Rock. They aren´t really a copy of the Beatles but you feel the good vibes that music always brings. If your still thinking about it I suggest you listen to this.
They come from Winsconsin originally but are in Brooklin, NY; the curiosity is that as they couldnt get signed they decided to do everything themselves and they even made their very own EP called "Dont Make Me Wait" which they just re-released (Sept 9). The songs are catchy and good plus it doesnt hurt they have style and looks covered too. My favorite song was "Let Me Know" which has a nice drum beggining and just made me want more and more. I encourage you to check it out and leave them some love God know´s they deserve it.
Cheers to Independent thinking and Real Creativity!
Sunday, 7 September 2008
It's MTV's 25th birthday so what do you expect? An awesome kick ass show! Something worthy of the name and to its leagacy. What did we get? A mess of mediocre performances and a show totally dedicated to boost the confidence of Britney Spears.
Yes I was completely dissapointed and I'm preety sure all fans were...well except if your a hardcore Pop fan then today was your day. The venue (Paramount Lot in Hollywood) was not VMA worthy I mean they used the Palms last time for God's sake! That was the first mistake then there was the nominees! Frankly I do advocate for choice making and having an opinion but honestly letting the fans choose the nominees was totally wrong. It doesnt show the real desearving talent. It was obvious when in Video of the Year (Which is the most important award) had the Jonas Bros and Pussycat Dolls, or even the Ting Tings (Which I love) on them! Come on they are fairly new and they havent done anything really meritory. Total idiocy...I believe the only prize that was fair was Chris Brown's best male, he totally deserved it. I clapped incredibly when Slash practically snorted when Linkin Park was anounced winner of the best rock video!??! I mean COME ON the song doesnt even fit in rock! It's sooo stupid...Paramore or Foo Fighters would have been a more suitable choice. But hey it was all about pop and ass kissing on this years VMA's.
Britney had'nt won a Moonman ever! (I wonder why?) she has a major crisis and what do you know Voila! She wins all her nomination's prizes. Coincidence? I think not. She was visually disturbed and out of it the whole time...Please in the beggining of the show, which by the way MTV made such a deal about, she covered her face with the microphone talked incredably fast and ran off. Honestly she has issues and she should do herself a favor and call it quits. I feel no pity and I think the Moonman's were totally wasted, If the Jonas Bros won something it would have been worse...thank God!
Russel Brand wasn't the best host ever but he did make me laugh enough times to give him a 2 star rating. I just love the unorthodox comments he was right in reffering to Bush in that way and yes American's should do the world a favor and vote for Obama. Its just common sense. Ive been reading opinions about Russel in Entertainment weekly and I was impressed at the amount of people who where, dare I say, offended by his comments on Bush, the republicans and Palin! Oh and the virginity remarcks of course. It's preety lame I mean the guy is supposed to make jokes about stuff like that people get so serious about it when it wasnt a big deal at all. So the Jonas Bros wear a purity ring and he made fun of it...Fine ! It was really funny and they are just sissy boys for getting upset about it. They should have laughed at him I mean they just shouldnt give a damn what the guy thinks in the first place.
Then there's dear Jordin Sparks. She just blew up! I mean what the hell was she thinking, it's okay to diss Russell by sticking up and saying abstination is so awesome and personal but she just when overboard and said "Because some of Us dont want to be SLUTS" She actually said that. What the hell? I mean now shes gonna say your a slut if you have sex before marriage dude honestly her fans wont forget this and not to mention the millions of girls who have had sex before marriage and like her. This will leave a negative mark on her career. Mark my words.
The performances honestly lacked I mean it all seemed recycled from the artists tours. Kid Rock was a joke I mean what was he thinking singing that particular country song? And then with Lil Wayne of all people? Give me a break. Pink delivered the best performance of the night and even then I wasnt surprised at all plainly because I didnt like the song that much. Kanye West dissapointed me completely the song wasnt good, he has more to offer than that, and too slow for a VMA ending. It wasnt the right choice. Paramore was good keeping the rock legacy intact with their "concert gig" type performance very strong. Rihanna was more of the same and really doesnt compare to past appearences, and to tell you the truth I dont even remember anyone else who performed "big". It had to be bad when it was completely forgetable.
The karaoke type performances were dissapointing in the fact that you couldnt actually see them. You just saw a few seconds and commercials came in not good at all. I would have loved to see the Ting Tings rock it. DJ Am and Travis Barker where awesome I liked their set allot throuout the show. The jokes the celebritys made seemed soo acted out...read out I should say because it was telepropter magic. Gosh! Couldnt they just learn it? Or improvise! I mean if they are sooo talented they could at least manage that.
The Twilight Cast appeareance was awesome (Im a Fan!!) to me one of the few highlights of the whole thing. But Russell killed it when he interrupted Robert! Hoow Rude! But...I liked him haha Let me remind everyone that Russell wasn't as rude as other presenters like say Sarah Silverman which I totally loveeed! When she stood up and said what she tought of celebrities whic should be done more often to give them a most needed reality check. Oh before I forget Tokio Hotel??? Emo bands?! What the hell?? Totally unnecesary award this is something I expected of the Latin VMA's because in Latin America, I say this with shame, Emo bands rule. Believe me there are more emo kids in Mexico and Chile that in the whole eastern hemisphere Im not even kidding. But hey another dissapointmen of the night. Miley Cyrus? A joke enough said.
MTV's Worst Birthday Ever!
Well Please share your opinions! Until next posts...
Friday, 5 September 2008
Hellou Everyone =D
Posted by The Grasshopper at 17:05