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Twitter Movie Review: The Black Swan

6 Dec

“While The Black Swan was a great retelling of the tale, it felt like the sex scenes were plotted by a 15 yr old.”

 

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Twitter Movie Review: Legion

26 Jan

(Occasionally we get caught up with hype when it comes to all things cinema, and when that happens we feel the need to share our thoughts. Sadly most of these films don’t merit full reviews, so we’re just going to take blurbs for them directly from our Twitter.)

Legion is just like a Thomas Kincaid painting….but with guns.

VEXED UK: BARE FACTS.

2 Dec

by Paula Anne Socco Anicete

Nothing fancy here, just the bare facts on the biggest musical breakthrough in Texas since Daniel Johnston.

WHO IS VEXED UK?
Sarah Ruth Alexander and Michael Andrew Briggs, of Denton, TX.

Michael has been working on creative projects since 2003. Some ensembles he’s been in are Malise and Dirty Water Disease. He has worked on some solo stuff as well, c e re b oso.

Sarah has worked on some projects of her own as well.

Sometimes Sarah Ruth plays solo shows, with a group called Zanzibar Snails, or Hentai Improvising Orchestra. Sometimes, she gets asked to play in various improv groups put together for a particular show, most recently being this past Friday in Dallas: a group she was in performed a graphic score by Jacob Wick (Brooklyn composer). Past chapters of her musical experience include accompanying a dance class and dance festivals. Last summer, she was commissioned to write an electro-acoustic piece for a photography installation by Susan K. Grant.

They are basically two separate musical entities who have been planning on working on music together for a while, and finally it happened. This was a live recording of their first musical collaboration. Continue reading

Live Review: The Mountain Goats at the Granada 11/19/2009

23 Nov

The Mountain Goats

By Jesseca Bagherpour

Thursday night began with a manic rush from the DayBowBow meeting at Sweetwater in Denton to The Mountain Goats show at the Granada in Dallas. I probably pushed my Cutlass Ciera a bit too hard because I didn’t want to miss seeing Final Fantasy (aka Owen Pallett) once again. He played at Hailey’s in 2007, but I couldn’t go because I was sick and I was determined to catch at least half of his set this time. But unless he only played four songs, I didn’t meet that goal. I didn’t count on the Granada being packed, leaving the spots in the neighborhood where I normally park completely full (I eventually parked in front of Buffalo Exchange, which I assume was all right since they were closed and my car was still there when the show ended).

When I finally walked into the auditorium of the Granada, I could tell the end of Final Fantasy’s set was drawing near. I had a ticket for one of the seated sections, but I stayed glued to the back wall during those two last precious songs(not counting the five he played with the Mountain Goats). For 10 glorious minutes I got to witness Pallett’s brilliance. My eyes never left the stage and the serene smile never left my face as he played “This Lamb Sells Condos” and “Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”. The violin loops and accompanying vocals (I’ve tried to find who is backing him on this tour, but I’m still not certain) sounded perfect. Although not everyone in the audience was impressed, most people were. I hope I get another chance to see him live, because I’m sure a full Final Fantasy set is incredible.

When I finally found my seat, I had a few minutes to relax before The Mountain Goats played. Having never seen the band live, I had no idea what to expect. I thought I was in for a relaxed, low-key evening, which I would have welcomed after the stress of my drive. I thought I would simply watch in rapt attention as the band played, like I did with Pallett. I thought wrong. And I realized it the second the Mountain Goats ran out on stage, Shellac blasting, the audience screaming and applauding. The band was clearly fired up to perform. Continue reading

It’s all Vince’s fault

15 Oct

That guy right there is responsable for the deaths, of almost every person in The Lost World. I know, right now you’re thinking to yourself “But, he’s Vince Vaughn he’s so charming, and loveable!” Well, your right, but that doesn’t make him any less responsible for everyone dying, let’s bullet point this.

  • Death #1: Loyal, hard working mechanic Eddie Carr is eaten by two very angry T-Rexs. How is this Double down Trent’s fault? Because brilliant Vince Vaughn thought it would be a good idea to “rescue” the T-Rex’s off spring from the evil hunter, and mend it’s leg, despite it being the offspring of two FUCKING HUGE MEAT EATING KILLING MACHINES.
  • Deaths #2-12: Because of Mr. “Save the Animals” all the captured dinosaurs are freed front their cages, and are allowed to run free through the camp of the mercenary hunters, causing many to be trampled. Because only Norman Bates redux would think freeing multi-ton wild animals is a good idea.
  • Death #13: Karl Hungus is eaten by a pack of crazy green chickens. again this is caused by Lester Long’s need to free the animals.
  • Deaths #14-20: So because they have no camp, no radio, and no cars the groups is forced to hike through Dino Island to find a radio, only to encounter a pissed off T-Rex, and a whole bunch of Raptors. Way to fucking go Vince.
  • Deaths# I lost count, but there are a ton: At some point Beanie steals the great white hunter’s ammo, so when he preps to shoot the T-Rex he dry fires (How the hell does a great hunter not have two extra cartridges?) thus causing his assistant to die, but he manges to tranq the king lizard, which then get’s put on a boat to San Diego, but at some point wakes up, kills everyone on board (while still being below deck, this makes little sense) then escapes the boat, rampages through San Diego (causing some Godzilla jokes to pop up) destroys half the city, kills a dog, destroys a ton of cars, and finally kills the snobbish business man. all in the name of PETA.

Verdict: They should have dropped VV into a Volcano for that bullshit.