Over at emburycocktails.com we've debuted a new feature: Cross-Training Mondays, devoted to the rest of life outside of drinking, and how to best
manage and enhance one's imbibing. Wellness strategies (raw vegetable juice, y'all!), ways to maintain while partying and actual food will be explored. Our associate Stuart Krimko (right)contributed the first piece, about an egg & cheese sandwich that made a party we threw a whole lot more enjoyable for us.
After repeated posts of live clips of Radiohead's live-wire performance at the 2009 Grammys were repeatedly taken down from YouTube, sgtpopoy posted a cool hybrid clip that seems to be staying. An excellent audio recording made during the performance plays over a montage of HD stills from the broadcast, and the visuals-to-music ratio is leveraged surprisingly effectively-something to look at, but you're really listening. Very rich sound, something that was missing from compressed YouTube clips before. And the video kinda just made you want to be there, teased you to further imagine the in-person experience. This slideshow gets the ambience down, while letting your mind wander with the music.
"It would be nice to see him work more, though he wasn’t convinced of
this. “You shouldn’t work much more than every six months or so as an
actor, he said.
“People get very bored of you — all those people who do
four movies a year. Barbra Streisand didn’t do four movies a year. Dustin Hoffman
never did four movies a year until recently. They kept amongst
themselves. I think you should do that slightly. You should be able to
putter off and have a breakdown or a heroin addiction, whatever it is,
your particular problem of choice. That’s what makes you an interesting
actor, anyway. We’re more interesting if we are dysfunctional.”"
City, atm, people, corruption, clive owen, bank, ended up dead or
dissapeared, can't allow anyone to put our agenda at risk, has to be a
way to bring down this bank, naomi watts "The International" - looks
like one gigantic cliche
Ruins, year 2018, judgement day, machines, outnumbered, running, this
isn't the future my mother warned me about, at war, explosions, win or
lose-this war ends tonight - Terminator Salvation - Bale's an ass but
movie looks good.
Guy thrown out window, visually stunning, superheroes, one of us died
tonight, maybe someone is picking off costume heroes, dude with sock
over his face, we can save this world, why would I save a world I no
longer have any stake in, producer's of 300, hell of a lot going on -
Huge jackman, all the horrible things in your life, father, war,
helicopter, special team special privildges, embrace the other siden
killing, explosions, bullseye? Liev schrieber some animal guy,
motorcycles - "X-Men Origin - Wolverine"
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Like Thomas McCarthy's 'The Visitor', Neil Jordan's 1991 film 'The Miracle' is bursting with unspoken feeling and intense yearnings, and traffics in a kind of emotional currency that's too uncomfortable, or perhaps just too subtle for a lot of people. And like 'The Visitor' few people actually saw 'The Miracle'--now the film isn't even on DVD, a real shame--this is a perfect candidate for the Criterion Collection treatment. It's not a film that should be encapsulated but rather experienced--I will say it's about the pull and danger of imagination and storytelling, and the pain and liberation of discovering, at last, the truth behind deeply buried family secrets. It's also very much about music as a potent communication of things unspoken, as in this scene with a luminous Beverly D'Angelo singing 'Stardust'.
A few images that have been sitting on a 16 GB SD card in my Canon G10 for the last month--I've been so busy working on Embury Cocktails I haven't had a chance to download anything for a while. Taken during that halcyon period between election day and The Inauguration. I still find myself giggling a little when I hear or see the word 'change' after watching South Park's irresistible satire of Obama mania (clip here, full episode here). I've been watching this giant ramp as it's been built in the East River Park in preparation for a giant snowboarding/sledding/X games demo/Red Bull marketing opportunity this Saturday, February 7th. Shot this from the J train while crossing the Williamsburg Bridge.
Things are starting to jump over at Embury Coctkails, my relaunched drinks blog. We've got a how-to video from Jim Ryan, brand ambassador for Hendrick's Gin, some awesome recipes from my girl Alberta Straub and an article about the quest for the perfect Manhattan from my new contributor Joshua Condon. Josh and I go back to the Cargo Magazine days-since then he's written for most every straight men's magazine while I've written for every gay one, so between us we've got the men's thing covered. I'm very excited to have him on board-check him out over at Embury.
Live from San Mateo, Ca, where he's on a job-whatever it is he does when he's not catching matinees at malls--it's the triumphant return of John Jay's incisive reviews of the comedy manna we know as movie trailers.
20 people in theater
On with the reviews...
I like that Danny Boyle mixes things up
Audio is fucked up for Wolverine trailer huge jackman, scientist, he's
ripped for film, can't hear a damn thing, the origin, looks like
daredevil and electra are in film.
Still nbo audio
Huge stadium. Millions of people, tom hanks, angels and demons
Still no sound
Kid I like from bad wearwolf movie and roger dodger, early '80s, funny
cop from Superbad, nerds, ryan reynolds (who's gotten too good looking)
, from director of Superbad, the best times of his life " Adventureland"
Old people getting in uproar about no audio
Chick ish flick that already came out - anniston, affleck, scarlett
looking really blonde, barrymore, long, sound came on "he's just not
that into you"