Äppelknyckarjazz

24 May

Äppelknyckarjazz

Here’s a new genre for you: Jazz. Fused with rap. Fused with swing. Entirely in Swedish.

I know what you might be thinking: “That’s a horrible idea!” Well, take a listen to this, then tell me whose ideas are horrible:

That’s what I thought.

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Know Better Learn Faster

14 May

Know Better Learn Faster

Remember that one time when I wrote a blurb? Let’s do it again!

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Marry Me

7 May

Marry Me

I have a crush on St. Vincent.

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Oldboy

25 Apr

“OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OLDBOY!!!”

That was me for months before seeing this movie. I had heard so much about it. “One of the best films of the decade!” they said. “Such brilliant twists!” they said. “Asian cinema!” they said. “HAMMER FIGHT!!!” they said.

HAMMER FIGHT!!!

Fun fact: This was the image chosen to be featured in the main menu of the DVD, and the selector icon for each menu within is in the shape of a hammer. I found this to be highly amusing.

Indeed, there are many reasons to geek out about this film.

BUT IS IT WORTH THE HYPE?

In a word: yes.

In several:

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Tekkon Kinkreet

4 Apr

Tekkon Kinkreet

HOLY.

CRAP.

This movie is fantastic! Incredible! So, so, so, so, SOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!

Now that that’s out of my system, allow me to actually talk about the movie.

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Middlesex

25 Mar

Middlesex

You forgot I had a book list, didn’t you?

Indeed, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from reading books, it’s that I am an incredibly slow, unmotivated reader. No matter how gripping the novel is, no matter how many times I tell myself “I WILL READ A CHAPTER TONIGHT,” I hardly ever take the time to sit down and read the book. Though, in my defense, it’s not entirely my fault that it took me 3 ½ months plus to read Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex.  The thing is hella long.

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Contra

19 Mar

Contra

I almost started this review gushing about how awesome the internet is. That is so, so, so lame, but, still, it’s impossible to avoid the fact that the internet has changed a hell of a lot in a hell of a short time. Even if you think back to just five years ago, you’ll see just how much this is true. Facebook didn’t exist then; people still had to actually talk to their friends to keep up with them! YouTube didn’t exist, either; that new Lady Gaga video would take just a bit longer than eight hours to make a full circle around the world. It’s especially hard to ignore all of this when you’re talking about Vampire Weekend. In that strange, far-away time five years ago, nobody would have ever thought that a band like Vampire Weekend could exist. These days, though, anything is possible.

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