Monthly Archives: September 2018

Movie Magic Is a Fantastic Beast

Movies don’t always deliver movie magic. It’s just a reality.

Some are easy to predict such a fate from the basic premise and/or cast and director. Some promise an extraordinary cinematic experience in a trailer teaser followed by a series of full-length trailers spread out across a couple of months and then disappoint.

However, some deliver with unforgettable grandeur because of the writing, the director, and the cast.

Ladies and gentlemen, it appears that by some wizarding magic within the broader movie-magic construct is occurring with the forthcoming film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.’

Prediction: ‘The Crimes of Grindelwald’ will surpass ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’

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Is ‘Delta’ the Dawn of a New Era for Mumford & Sons?

Aside from keyboardist Ben Lovett looking like a stereotypical ’70s drug dealer who hangs around the disco on Thursday night before trying his pick-up lines on the ladies, it sounds like British folk rockers Mumford & Sons have a promising new single from a promising new album titled ‘Delta.’

Personally, the band’s previous album ‘Wilder Mind’ was incredible. The guitars and drums were louder when they needed to be and more controlled when they needed to be for a memorable music collection. The lyrics were fantastic and the album’s sound has staying power. Interestingly, the new single “Guiding Light” doesn’t definitively reveal a new daring sound. Nor does it confirm a return to past songs by Mumford & Sons.

It’s just…good.

And on the 14-track album ‘Delta,’ there will be plenty for us to listen to while our mind wanders to something deeply personal, imaginative and–dare I write it–wilder than what we’re expecting from Mumford & Sons?

We’ll find out on November 16 when the new album drops.

This Is the Beginning for Director Jonah Hill

Gritty. Real. And ironically timeless.

The film ‘Mid90s’–written and directed by actor Jonah Hill–looks like a raw wound has been opened up through the lens of Mr. Hill that eventually heals into something that will make us all stronger. Clearly, the skating scene back in the–you guessed it–mid-90s had a powerful impact on the new director’s life; evident by powerful footage that seamlessly translates scripted movie scenes into reality with little to no disruption to the viewer.

The film’s latest trailer showcases just that.

Exhibit ‘Mid90s’ in late 2018:

(FYI – There are a few choice words in the trailer below)

‘Mid90s’ seems different yet familiar.

Much like the actual mid-90s.

Can a Jet Get Jet Lag?

Randomness is a wonderful thing.

‘Silicon Valley’ is a brilliant show, even without T.J. Miller. Although, admittedly, we do miss the on-screen hilarity of the obnoxious yet somehow likable¬†Erlich Bachman of “Bachmanity” and “Aviato” (spoken in that very specific manner).

The off-screen and behind the scenes T.J. Miller is another story altogether. And it was reportedly not a good one as revealed by castmates and executive producers/directors of the HBO show.

Regardless, there are so many fantastic characters who do make ‘Silicon Valley’ one of the best written and acted shows on television. One of these aforementioned characters is none other than Matt Ross who plays equal parts tech giant and megalomaniac,¬†Gavin Belson.

(FYI – There is one f-bomb in the video below)

That’s his character’s signature mentality. He has another signature–I’ll save that for another day when laughter is needed.