Tuesday, April 1, 2008


SameSame on the ratings success of Gladiators and the gay porn history of one of its contestent. There are so many things that are amazing about that.

Low Resolution's winter preview is up. And by "winter" I'm confused. It's winter here in two months, so how can it still be winter over there? Doesn't summer start in May?

EW looks at the 25 most shamless cases of "I did it for the money" casting. Oddly, Gene Kelly is not on the list for his bizarre role as a club operator (and victim of a scary montage sequence) in epic tome Xanadu.

Paul at Melbourne Film Blog discusses Paranoid Park and includes a bunch of worthwhile links for further reading. I keep meaning to write something about that movie. Maybe soon.

My New Plaid Pants spoils Son of Rosemary and yet I don't care in the slightest. Funny!

Lastly, click here to read a review of the new Estelle album, Shine, over at OMH. I, personally, like the album about as much as I did her debut from 2004 called The 18th Day. Nothing on Shine quite reaches the heights of "1980", which I still atest is a masterpiece. I think my favourite tracks are "So Much Out of the Way", produced by Wyclef Jean, and "Shine", produced by Swizz Beatz who is really starting to make a name for himself. There's also a surprisingly nice George Michael throwdown on "No Substitute Love", taking the skin and bones of Michael's "Faith" and adding a bit of her own muscle. I was just glad it still had that British feel to it despite Estelle working with very American performers like Kanye West and John Legend.

Watch the clip for her Kanye collabo, "American Boy", below.

1 comment:

Joe Reid said...

Siiiiigh. Yeah. Technically it's spring here, but that whole enterprise started in January, when it *was* winter, and I wanted it to run through the first quarter of the year. And "First Quarter Movie Preview" sounds too corporate to bear. So...uh...it's purposefully weird. Like a PT Anderson movie.