You think you’ve seen this before? Yes, it’s basically Phone Booth but this time, the drama happens inside a speeding car. And this might just catapult Tom Hardy to A-ist celebrity status, the way Phone Booth made Colin Farell a household name. Locke is relatively a low budget flick, and is getting massive recognition from critics and movie goers alike.
If Quentin Tarantino likes it, then I like it. Though I wouldn’t go too far calling it the “Movie of the Year”, Big Bad Wolves is definitely up there with one of the bests, hands down.
Iggy Azalea’s album is surprisingly better than I expected. Time to renew my stan card.
— Mac DeMarco
"NEVER LET THEM GO" - Lykke Li
Don’t know about the other bands but just to let ya’ll know, it’s 3k to see The Drums LIVE!! They can take my money now!
A TOUCH OF SIN: A World Cinema Masterpiece. Jia Zhangke is arguably one of the most important directors of today. A Touch of Sin is audacious, bold, violent and fearless. A multi-narrative film of 4 different stories, interweaved by one thing- the distress of modern China. 'Sin' accurately depicts that dark reality to the point that it would unnerve even the most ignorant in this partly socio-commentary film. A brave dissection of culture, society and politics and there is nothing out there quite like it nor there hasn’t been one for awhile. One would recall Paul Haggis’ Oscar Winning 'Crash' or Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-nominated 'Babel' ; the inevitable comparison of having the same cinematic theme, but Touch of Sin delivers a more palpable genuity about it. A film metaphorically made with blood, sweat and tears that it’s almost like a riveting experience to watch it entirely.
Mac DeMarco ‘Salad Days’ Album Review
Mac DeMarco is a name that has been floating around the blogosphere for quite awhile now. Though the name isn’t as resounding in comparison to other hipster faves, the amount of hype is fairly conspicuous as generated by his impressive early works. Predictably, everyone is anticipating for a full album and DeMarco wasted no time in serving Salad Days; hands down the best album of 2014’s first quarter. Carefully streamlined, effortlesly fitting in between the mainstream and the indie, Salad Days is a mixture of carefree and catchy tracks with Lennon-esque sensibilities. Basically, it’s an album for everyone and we could already foresee a huge cult following.
Listen : Salad Days, Let My Baby Stay, Chamber of Reflection
Interview: Have you ever had to do any big, hot scenes in movies?
I just did my first one. It really wasn’t that bad. I had built it up to be so much more than it was. I kept psyching myself out. But then, you stick to the script, and it’s a character, so it’s a lot easier. - Logan Lerman
" Models are the dirtiest human beings on the planet because they’re all attractive woman who are like, ‘I don’t need to clean up!’ " - Cobie Smulders
London Grammar ‘If You Wait’ - Album Review
The new London Grammar album is anything but derivative which works to its advantages and (somewhat) disadvantages. The entire album is cohesively sombre, dark and beautiful that is almost reminiscent of early Florence + The Machine but only stripped down to the core and the trio couldn’t be more deserving of the same success and recognition. The only problem with If You Wait is the absence of a standout track that it would seem to be a hard task to recognize a torch piece for this album as each track tries to play along a common ground that nothing soars above. Quite a misfire for a band that has the potential to garner mainstream limelight. It might not be fully recognized yet but the promise is definitely there if this album is any indication.
Listen to: Strong, Nightcall, Metal & Dust