The Hobbit has officially lost one half of the unbelievable, visionary duo of Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro. It seriously saddens me to hear this news for the LOTR books were a large part of my youth along with Star Wars. I know it hurts him more than it hurts the movies to leave but the show must go on and Jackson will do a wonderful job with converting the classic novel into a movie or two.
He has started a facebook and twitter campaign for him to become the new spiderman in the reboot. While Sony has been searching and determining who will be the new Peter Parker, Glover, I believe would be a fabulous fresh face for the franchise. I think that he has always been funny all through the Derrick Comedy videos. I do not watch Community on NBC but I just know that he must be great; he is a great writer and will bring energy and true humor to the role. Even though his forte may be comedy, he does have some serious acting chops. I believe that he can be the kid who is down on his luck kid who is living with a single parent, who wants to get the girl and save the day.
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
I posted about them a while back, I posted a link to their myspace. Their myspace was streaming their album, it might be. I just got the debut album and talk about sweetness; these three boys from Perth know how to rock. Bring the fuzz and old school 60s psychedelic feel to the scene is not an easy trick to pull of with countless bands trying to capture that sound. These guys do it well and make it look easy. These guys could be the 2010 version of Girls in my eyes. Now that is saying something because their debut was in my top five of best albums of 2009. I can’t wait to see them when they tour in the States. Again check out Tame Impala, they are rocking with that Aussie fuzz.
I know a lot of people are not real fans of his fuzz-punk but it is appealing to me and i am pretty stoked to hear the news that his new album will be out on August 2nd. I have the previous two albums and was big on them for a hot minute. I am really stoked to hear that its a new and different sounding record; you have to admire any artist who challenges themselves to abandon a winning formula for the unknown. If my memory serves me correct than that is the same date that the new Arcade Fire album will be dropped. Potentially two big albums on the same day. WAVES would be a sweet and fun live show, even if you don’t mosh and crowd surf.
MIA is so whack, don’t believe the hype. This guy is pretty accurate with his piece on her, not the music but her image is a gimmick. I love the diplo quotes. He doesn’t need her and they hate each other but she needs him so they have to make music together because it will be dope. Her image is so bad, she wants to be a terrorist while not giving up the lush lifestyle of the rich and famous. She can’t be both, she doesn’t even know what is really going on in her backyard. Such a fabulous article, this is why I want to be a journalist
After seeing LCD Soundsystem (Another post in it of itself) my friends and I discussed the problems with the world, what we all believe to be wrong in society and potentially how to fix it. Now this is not your run of the mill high kids talking about a bunch of hoopla and nonsense, the conversation took a very serious tone and it was filled with the whimsical and the serious threats to our very humanity as species and inhabitants of Earth.
As we started to debate and bounce ideas off each other a few things became very clear; 1) most of us believed that people are doomed 2) People can save us from the destruction filled future 3) Technology is a huge asset for change 4) Corporations control us and the government more that we believe or dream to be true. It was a really eye-opening discussion and am ever grateful for taking part in such a deep and insightful talk with my friends; it is rare that such issues are talked about and ideas are delivered with such passion and conviction.
Countless issues were discussed but one I that I would like to start off with is the belief that America is committing countless wrongs and that no one is there to stop it. Now when my friends and my generation talk about war we tend to talk about war in Iraq and Afghanistan. We do this because we were almost born into this war and unlike World War II the post-war America isn’t rosy. The future is bleak because of difficult and poor decisions made by our government. I believe it is wrong to peg everything on W because there is a checks and balances system set in place to regulate the power equally between all the branches and with such a system in D.C., just as much as the wealth is spread so should the mistakes and the responsibility to own up to them. The media may scapegoat one or a handful of men, but it is the wrongdoing of more that just a cabinet of individuals who are at fault. I see that what we did was wrong, I think that America doesn’t have the right to knock down your front door, tell you everything wrong you are doing and develop their own ideals and infrastructure while your life is in ruins because a war and a clash of cultures is being waged in your backyard. I believe that you are destroying the childhood and setting confrontations in the future. Even though you may do some good for the people by setting in place some programs and do some good works, no one wants a war in their backyard. People don’t want to run around in fear when they are at home. It is extremely disrespectful to do that, in war soldiers and people don’t even care to understand their enemy. If this step was taken I think that the process would be a lot easier.
I think a government can tell you how to live your life; you should be able to live your life within the boundaries of law and order. Law and order is a term that is used too frequently and is misused. People misinterpret the law, the lawmakers misinterpret the law and the people and lawmakers see what they want to see; they redefine the law to what they want. They are not only cheating themselves but are cheating the common man, the society and the people who the law is meant for. The law should be a tool that aids not hurts and limits the general populous. By limiting and constricting people you are creating a volatile situation; you are setting up a me vs. the law battle with the police men and women in the crosshairs. I am not saying that laws should be burned and thrown out, but the outdated and absolutely ridiculous ones should be the first ones either on the chopping block or on the editing table.
A question many people ask is Has the American Dream changed? I say yes is most certainly has and with each passing decade and generation it changes. It originally was to make it, as in have a decent paying enough job so that you can support yourself and family back in the homeland. The it became has a job, wife stays home, have two cars and a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence. Nowadays its become a celebrity and how do we get out of the middle class. It is our nature to want to next, newest and shiniest item on the market; but at what cost? Is it worth to partially suppress the craving for the time being or should you ride yourself of the addiction for good? Most people are too afraid and do not want to look at themselves in such a light; they may be afraid of who the person that they have let themselves become. The change, I believe has a great deal to do with a change in American and personal values.
The core values that we acquire throughout our lives, whether through religion, schooling, our family or society, these values drive us. I believe that the change in values from human based value on life, people care about human to human relationships and the community, to a material and monetary value on life is our downfall as a major civilization, possibly a reason for the recession and a teaching tool for the future children. People stopped caring about each other, I am not sure when it started but I wish it never occurred. I know everyone is different for we all come from different places and are brought up from various backgrounds but we are tied together whether we like it or not. We are humans, no matter what barriers that we or the environment may out between us, the fact remains unchanged. When people start to realize that placing the material world on a pedestal is tragic and the wrong way to live, then we may start to get some progress. I . Everything we buy, for the most part, is made by big corporations and cheap labor thousands of miles across oceans and continents. We have people who are without jobs and the technology to keep some, if not all of these, jobs within our borders. Corporations and big business are in the nature of caring for the people who log the impossibly long hours and difficult tasks in order to give us what we take for granted everyday.
I think that lobbying should be outlawed. A law has been passed that basically makes lobbyists a political party. I think that business and the people who have enough cash to bully others out of being heard is a genocide of the voice of the American people. These people should not have to pull strings, pay people off and have back room meetings. They are not looking out for their fellow man and brother but looking out for themselves. The selfishness that runs through the water of our nations capital. The greed that drives men mad is at the heart of the matter. It began as an idea that had great potential but not it has been ruined by people who are hellbent on getting the most out it they can; whether by legal or illegal means. Corporations and lobbying, I believe have a significant pull in Washington and are constricting the people and the government of the proper change needed in order to usher in a new era of American and worldwide prosperity.
The business sector i believe are not the only suspects but the political parties are also in the way of progress.Instead of working together to achieve something special and meaningful, they bicker, battle and are only out to make sure the other party isn’t in a position to pass a bill. We, the people, elected these individuals to represent us in the Senate and the House of Representatives; it appears to me that they are not doing their job as a public official. They are tied down to political party who preaches a message of hate and closes their eyes and tune their collective minds out to the ideas and concepts of people who are not apart of their party. If all the ideas one listens to are from the same group of people, then you are not expanding yourself as a thinker; you are sticking yourself in a mental rut. Tying back to the core values, big businesses are only out to get more money. The greed that fills that ego is at the backbone of the financial mess we are currently struggling to get out of.
We talked about other things and I am not in the mood to talk about them because this tired me out as is.
Well Michael Bay has just dropped a huge bombshell - Megan Fox is out of Transformers 3. Talk about a recession. Deff losing a lot of money by leaving her out of the film. Her acting was horrible but she did bring a lot to the films for teenage and horny boys. I could care less if she is in it or not the movies were not that great but there is always hope that then next one might be a cracker.
“To me, it’s really so simple, that life should be lived on the edge. You have to exercise rebellion. To refuse to tape yourself to the rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge. Then you will live your life on the tightrope.”—Philippe Petit
I can’t believe the American Film Industry. Not everything produced is not meant to be in 3D. This is a cult classic here in the states and a huge film in the land of the rising. I am in no way bashing 3D, its a cool visual for the audience and in some ways enhances the experiences. However, the directors, studios and producers have to use some self control because you will end up ruining a great film by making it 3D.