Sweet new Banksy pieces

Posted: October 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Sweet new Banksy pieces

Edit: originally written in June but never clicked “post”. Also, the Banksy movie was great, but since our valley movie giants only have one theatre that would play it, we didn’t get a tour event like the ones below.

In Detroit & Boston.

Can’t wait til his movie comes to Phoenix.

I’d be super-cheesing if I saw a Banksy piece on Roosevelt.

(all pics via Wooster Collective)

The Endorsement: Scoot Pilgrim vs The World

Posted: August 15th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on The Endorsement: Scoot Pilgrim vs The World

After my burrito-defeato at Verde on Saturday morning, I decided to take in a movie before the guys came over to record episode zero of our podcast. My original intent was to see Inception, so that I didn’t have to keep hiding from every spoiler linked on the damn interwebs. Timing, however, precluded my waiting til the next showing, and I opted to see Scott Pilgrim instead.

Since the whole premise is about boys fighting over a girl, and the graphic novel was more cartoony/less graphic, I imagined this was going to be a totally girly experience that I’d walk out of. Boy was I wrong.

1.) The sequencing in Scott Pilgrim is probably the closest anything has ever come to capturing the way my brain works when I go into nerd overdrive. 8-bit sounds and arcade/NES graphics may seem kitschy to the MTV crowd, but for me, this is pretty much how great nostalgia works.

2.) The bands in the movie, while fictional, where actually pretty good. In fact, I downloaded the soundtrack on my iPhone while I was still watching the movie.

3.) Towards the last 1/3 of the movie, I found myself wondering if this was going to join the select few movies that I wished were available to purchase while still in the theatre. The cinematography is great, and somehow reminds me a lot of Eternal Sunshine.

4.) Michael Cera ALMOST broke away from playing himself in this role. So close… you’ll get ’em next time, slugger.

5.) The movie is filled with attractive brunettes. Ellen Wong is actually a pretty strong character by the end of the story, and I’ve already documented how much I dig Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

6.) How could you not love a movie with a Bass Battle scene? Shoot, it was good enough to convince me that I should really learn how to play my strat and then go buy a bass and be double-sexy.

scott pilgrim trailer with original panels

NY Export: Opus Jazz

Posted: March 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Opus Jazz performed on the High Line

After our Mojo Yogurt date last night, the GF and I watched NY Export: Opus Jazz.

Let me tell you, this film is visually stunning and emotionally evocative. For a film with nearly zero dialogue, it communicates wonderfully and uses the city as setting without making it a cliche character.   I particularly loved the scene that was filmed at the great new High Line Park (former elevated rail allowed to fallow until it turned into a park naturally)

I agree with the introduction, while they are dancing Jazz, the film is hardly about jazz and almost all about the way life is lived and loved.

The story telling is fantastic and the cinematography looked better than Fern Gully 3D.

Oh yeah, and it’s sexy as all hell, too.

I definitely recommend that you try it out.

If you don't love this movie, I don't know what's wrong with you.

Posted: February 7th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments Off on If you don't love this movie, I don't know what's wrong with you.

 (500) Days of Summers rocks.

P.S.:  High-Five Anie

Banksy Movie

Posted: January 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Banksy Movie

Banksy + Movie

Two words I’ve loved separately, but never thought of putting together. 

Then I saw the trailer below and got hyped beyond imagination.

I’m really not sure how you do a Banksy movie without revealing who he is, but I’m very excited to see the massive OBEY head about half-way through.  Shepard Fairey + Bansky.  That’s like DiMaggio & Teddy Ballgame on the same field.

Can’t wait to hear what people say when it debut’s next week at Sundance.

Posted: October 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Comments Off on

This movie would be so kick-ass to see.

Who can make this happen??