Thursday, August 03, 2006

Thursday Theatrical Throwdown

Posted by codemorse

Yippee-ki-yay, motherfuckers. John McClane returns to the big screen in "Live Free Or Die Hard".

Speaking of Die Hard, that film's biggest fan reviews "The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" right here. Since I am this reviewer's biggest fan, that works out well.

Ava Green joins Nicole Kidman in the cast for New Line's upcoming "The Golden Compass" film. The movie is based on the first in Phillip Pullman's extraordinary "His Dark Materials" trilogy, the only modern-day kid's lit that can compete with Harry Potter in terms of sophistication, characters, and story.

Take a look at the poster for Clint Eastwood's "Flags of our Fathers" right HERE.

And maybe it's just me, but does "Idlewild" look amazingly fun, or what? One of my favorite time-periods in American history + speakeasies + musical numbers + Terrence Howard + Outkast = Luv.


At 9:42 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Idlewild does look like quite a bit of fun.

As a side note, looks like I'll be joining the Fake Life doing a news hound gig.

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

With you on IDLEWILD. Plus, it may be the last time to see OutKast together.

At 10:53 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Congrats, Scott.

I've been turning to you guys more and more for my ent. news. It's just so much less of a sucking void of negativity than Chud these days.

It would be a crying shame to see Outkast separate. From all I've read, it seems like Andre's just decided he doesn't like rap anymore, along with whatever private personal issues exist.

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

I think the guy is just massively talented. It was pretty telling how disparate Speakerboxx/The Love Below was.

At 11:40 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

I think the guy is just massively talented.

I agree.

It was pretty telling how disparate Speakerboxx/The Love Below was.

What's interesting about that double-disc is how much I admire what Andre shot for on his half, but how much more I listen to Big Boi's.

"Hey Ya" is indisputably great, as are a few other tracks, but th majority of the album comes off like Miles Davis' more adventurous jazz fusion albums: Intensely ambitious and artistic, but less approachable.

I really do think that together, they make music that's far superior to either of their individual efforts. They bring such fantastically different things to the table. Andre's sensibilities make Big Boi's more populist leanings into kick-ass music.

At 11:42 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

In fact, Big Boi/Andre's whole relationship is remarkably similar, in some respects, to John and Paul's.

Talented in hugely different ways, and failing to create a significant body of music nearly as compelling without the other.

But you can't force creative chemistry. It's there, and then it's gone.


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