The only movies I have been watching lately are ones that I have been able to download or watch on a plane. Such has been the spring of 2013 with what seems like endless work, travel and side projects. That being said I have to capture the movies I need to check out in the next 10 days or they will slip through my fingers and eventually my mind. Here is the list in somewhat of an order -
- Iron Man 3
- Great Gatsby
- Star Trek: Into The Darkness
I need to get these as these next few ones our on the horizon -
- The Internship (6/7)
- World War Z (6/21)
- Lone Ranger (7/2)
I also have several kids movies between now and then that I am assuming will jump to the lead of the pack as well. However, this all culminates for me with a singular release on July 12th that I have been looking forward to for almost one year…Pacific Rim. This movie basically encapsulates everything that I like into a movie with a perfect director and cast. The trailer is THE trailer of 2013 and I think the movie will lead up to the hype. Check out if you have not see it yet…
After this I get another gem on July 25th that is built for me as well. The Wolverine.
oops. I must have forgotten about it. Well on with it.
With the exception of 1991-1997 Metallica has been consistently one of my favorite bands. Master of Puppets is still in my top 5 desert island discs and even in the years when their albums sucked (Metallica, Load, ReLoad) the live shows more than made up for it. Also even an album like St. Anger (not good) shows that they were willing to try new things and for a metal band I respect that.
So off the heels of Death Magnetic, an album I like more with each passing day they have done the path of a concert film. My first thought was….well I had no thoughts as it seemed boring and too traditional. However, after reading about the upcoming Metallica Through The Never and checking out the trailer (Below) I have to admit I am a bit stoked about seeing this in IMAX. Check it out…
I have never been a New Balance guy. I have always been a Nike/Puma/Adidas guy when it comes to sneakers. No need to add new friends to the party right? Well I am sadly wrong as New Balance makes a damn nice shoe. Picked these up last week, love the hell out of them and expect a few more NB’s to grace my presence in the new future…
New Balance Surfer 574
New Balance Surfer 574
I like the way the colors and the texture pop off each other. The next pair might require a clown shoe mentality to squeeze in all the colors I like.
For those of you who did not have the balls to listen to Sabbath back when you were growing up and instead were drinking from the fountain of shit….aka…Led Zeppelin it looks like fortune might still shine on you.
In a moment of pure glory, Producer/God Rick Rubin has worked with Sabbath on their new album, 13 and it is due out on June 11, 2013. This track is 8:52 of fucking awesomeness and pure traditional Sabbath. Ozzy has not sounded this good since No Rest For The Wicked (my estimate) and the whole track has Tony Iommi’s gimpy fingerprints all over it and the inclusion of Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) is a clear upgrade.
Enjoy God Is Dead?…
Watches, painting and now shoes. I need new hobbies and collections like a hole in the head but shoes is the newest rabbit hole I have jumped down. This will not be long lived but I am in the mood to turn over my shoes and add 10-15 new pairs this year as my infatuation with Campers have come to a bit of an end for now.
Last month I picked up these Great Jones Saddle shoes made by Cole Hahn…
Great Jones Saddle
I thought these would be new dress shoes but I have to admit I prefer them with jeans over my suits but I think that is based more on the fact that my suits are very traditional as opposed to anything to do with the shoes. These saddle shoes wear exceptional and just have a great overall presence with the slight accent of gold/yellow to the sole and laces.
I am not a wingtip guy in general but I think my next foray into the C-H world will be with the Cooper Square Wingtip and I am leaning toward the Charcoal Grain as seen below.
Cooper Square Wingtip – Charcoal Grain
and I am still on the lookout for the Cooper Square Chukkas that are killer in this color combination…
Cooper Square Chukkas
Down the rabbit hole to find this break ass track. Crazy cross of Chevelle/Anberlin with hints of Bad Company for those of you old enough to remember them. Respect.
Devour The Day – Good Man
As part of my continued Oscar hangover I have been trying to watch all the top movies over the last few weeks and a few oddballs here and there. It also is driven by the absolute lack of anything decent out at this time.
- The Master – This is a case where the sum is less than the parts. Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix were fantastic and both Oscar worthy. The concept was excellent as well regarding damaged people and the issues around cults and cults of personality. However, the overall message did not carry through enough to make this a great movie.
- The Man With The Iron Fist – Yes I know this was not an Oscar movie in any way shape or form but I caught this on my flight out to LA this week. I assumed that it would be meh as anything with Tarantino and Roth involved normally bores the piss out of me. However, I really liked this and what RZA brought to the genre as a writer, director and actor. If you like spaghetti HK cinema then do yourself a favor and check it out. I will also highly recommend the song The Baddest Man Alive from the movie featuring The Black Keys & RZA -
- Downfall – If you have not see this movie make sure you check out. One of the finest movies ever made in any genre. Mesmerizing to say the least.