Sunday, November 9, 2014

Two Week Recap (10/27-11/9)

MOVIES

Wolf Creek (2005): 75%
director/writer: Greg McLean
actors: John Jarratt, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi
producer: Greg McLean, David Lightfoot

Audition (1999): 82%
director: Takashi Miike
writer: Daisuke Tengan
actors: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina
producer: Satoshi Fukushima, Akemi Suyama, Toyoyuki Yokohama

Gone Girl (2014): 84%
director: David Fincher
writer: Gillian Flynn
actors: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens
producer: Leslie Dixon, Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon, Ceán Chaffin

Interstellar (2014): 84%
director: Christopher Nolan
writer: Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan
actors: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn
producer: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Lynda Obst



TV SHOWS

Inside Amy Schumer (Season 1, Eps. 1-8)


MUSIC

Bjork - Discography (1977 - present)
artist: Björk Guðmundsdóttir
origin: Reykjavík, Iceland

Radiator Hospital - Discography (2010 - present)
artist: Sam Cook-Parrott
origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2 (81%)
label: Mass Appeal
producer: El-P, Little Shalimar, Wilder Zoby, Boots



CONCERTS

Dry the River / Nathaniel Rateliff (Brighton Music Hall, 11/4)

Waxahatchee w/ Radiator Hospital and Alison Crutchfield (Arts at the Armory, 11/6)

Two Week Recap (10/13-26)

MOVIES

Rosemary's Baby (1968): 84%
director/writer: Roman Polanski
actors: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon
produced by: William Castle
recognition: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon), Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture (Ruth Gordon)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)
director: Edgar Wright
writers: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis
producers: Nira Park


TV SHOWS

Transparent (2014): 89%
creator: Jill Soloway
producer: Victor Hsu
directors: Jill Soloway, Nisha Ganatra
writers: Jill Soloway, Bridget Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster
actors: Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Judith Light

True Trans (Eps. 1-4)
starring: Laura Jane Grace
short webseries on AOL

Intervention: Nikki (Season 6, Ep. 6)


MUSIC

Stars - No One Is Lost (76%)
producer: Liam O'Neil
label: ATO

Circa Survive - Discography (2004 - present)
band members: Anthony Green, Colin Frangicetto, Brendan Ekstrom, Nick Beard, Steve Clifford
origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Radiator Hospital - Torch Song (77%)
producer: Sam Cook-Parrott
label: Salinas Records


CONCERTS

Parkay Quarts / Thundercat (Northeastern University, 10/19)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Two Week Recap (9/29-10/12)

MOVIES

The Normal Heart (2014): 88%
director: Ryan Murphy
writer: Larry Kramer
actor: Mark Ruffalo, Joe Mantello, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons
production company: HBO Films, Plan B Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions


TV SHOWS

Transparent - Season 2, Eps 1 - 4
creator: Jill Soloway
writers: Jill Soloway, Bridget Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
directors: Jill Soloway, Nisha Ganatra


MUSIC

Charli XCX - Discography (2005 - present)
name: Charlotte Emma Aitchison
origin: Cambridge, England

Iceage - Plowing Into the Field of Love (2014): 87%
label: Matador Records
producer: Nis Bysted, Iceage

Lykke Li - Discography (2007 - present)
name: Li Lykke Timotej Svensson Zachrisson
origin: Ystad, Skåne, Sweden

Los Campesinos! - Discography (2006 - present)
band members: Gareth, Neil, Tom, Kim, Rob, Jason (past: Ellen, Aleksandra, Ollie, Harriet)
origin: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

mewithoutYou - Discography (2000 - present)
band members: Aaron Weiss, Michael Weiss, Greg Jehanian, Richard Mazzotta, Brandon Beaver (past: Daniel Pishock, Ray Taddeo, Christopher Kleinberg)
origin: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Perfume Genius - Discography (2008 - present)
name: Mike Hadreas
origin: Seattle, Washington


Concerts
Lykke Lie w/ Mapei @ House of Blues, Boston (10/3)
Charli XCX @ Royale (10/4)
Perfume Genius w/ Matteah Baim@ Brighton Music Hall (10/6)
Cloud Nothings @ The Sinclair (10/8)



Monday, September 22, 2014

Two Week Recap (9/8-21)

MOVIES

Doubt (2008): 75%
director/writer: John Patrick Shanley
actors: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
production company: Goodspeed Productions, Scott Rudin Productions

This Is Where I Leave You (2014): 30%
director: Shawn Levy
writer: Jonathan Trooper
actors: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll
production company: 21 Laps Entertainment, Spring Creek Productions, Warner Bros.

Love Is Strange (2014): 80%
director: Ira Sachs
writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
actors: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Charlie Tahan
production company: Parts and Labor, Faliro House Productions, Film50

The Skeleton Twins (2014): 84%
director: Craig Johnson
writer: Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson
actors: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell
production company: Duplass Brothers Productions, Venture Forth



TV SHOWS

Girls - Season 2 & 3
favorite episodes: 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 3.3, 3.6, 3.10, 3.12
writers: Bruce Eric Kaplan, Murray Miller, Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Paul Simms
directors: Richard Shepard, Claudia Weill, Lena Dunham, Jesse Peretz, Jamie Babbit, Judd Apatow
actors: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver, Zosia Mamet, Alex Karpovsky


MUSIC

My Morning Jacket - Z (2005)
label: ATO
producer: John Leckie, Jim James

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges (2008)
label: ATO
producer: Joe Chiccarelli, Jim James

Grimes - Visions (2012)
label: Arbutus
producer: Grimes

The Format - Discography (2001 - 2008)
band members: Sam Means, Nate Ruess, Mike Schey, Don Raymond, Marko Buzard
origin: Peoria, Arizona

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Week Recap (9/1-9/7)

MOVIES

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975): 82%
director: Milos Forman
writer: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman
actors: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
production company: Fantasy Films

Mysterious Skin (2004): 81%
director/writer: Gregg Araki
actors: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeffrey Licon
production company: Antidote Films, Desperate Pictures, Fortissimo Films


TV SHOWS

Girls - Season 2, Eps 1-3
creator: Lena Dunham
writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Sarah Heywood
directors: Lena Dunham, Jesse Peretz


MUSIC

Bright Eyes - Discography (1995 - present)
band members: Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott
origin: Omaha, Nebraska

Death Cab For Cutie - Discography (1997 - present)
band members: Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Jason McGerr, (past:) Nathan Good, Michael Schorr, Chris Walla
origin: Bellingham, Washington

The Decemberists - Discography (2000 - present)
band members: Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, John Moen, (past:) Jesse Emerson, Ezra Holbrook, Rachel Blumberg, David Langenes, Petra Haden, Lisa Molinaro, Sara Watkins
origin: Portland, Oregon

Future Islands - Discography (2006 - present)
band members: Gerrit Welmers, William Cashion, Samuel Herring, Michael Lowry (Touring Drummer), (past:) Erick Murillo, Samuel N. Ortiz-Payero
origin: Greenville, North Carolina

The National - Discography (1999 - present)
band members: Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf
origin: Cincinnati, Ohio

Neutral Milk Hotel - Discography (1989 - 1999, 2013 - present)
band members: Jeff Mangum, Scott Spillane, Jeremy Barnes, Julian Koster
origin: Ruston, Louisiana / Athens, Georgia

Wild Beasts - Present Tense (2014):
label: Domino Records
producer: Lexxx, Leo Abrahams, Wild Beasts

Future Islands - "Inch of Dust"
Conor Oberst - "Double Life"
Conor Oberst - "You Are Your Mother's Child"
The National - "Mr. November"
Neutral Milk Hotel - "King of Carrot Flowers (Pts. 1-3)"
Wild Beasts - "Mecca"


Concerts
The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Future Islands - Boston Calling (9/5)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Week Recap (8/25-31)

MOVIES

Eyes Wide Shut (1999): 90%
director: Stanley Kubrick
writer: Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael
actors: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
production companies: Warner Bros., Stanley Kubrick Productions, Hobby Films

Calvary (2014): 79%
director/writer: John Michael McDonagh
actors: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly
production companies: Irish Film Board, Lipsync Productions, Octagon Films

The Dog (2013): 69%
directors: Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren
production company: Unleashed Films

But I'm a Cheerleader (1999): 83%
director: Jamie Babbit
writer: Brian Wayne Peterson
actors: Natasha Lyonne, Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Cathy Moriarty
production companies: Cheerleader LLC, Hate Kills Man (HKM), Ignite Entertainment



TV SHOWS

Looking, Season 1: 80%
creator: Michael Lannan
actors: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Álvarez, Murray Bartlett, Raúl Castillo, Lauren Weedman, Russell Tovey
directors: Andrew Haigh, Ryan Fleck
writers: Michael Lannan, Andrew Haigh, Allan Heinberg, Tanya Saracho

Masters of Sex, Season 1, Episode 2



MUSIC

Fleet Foxes - Discography (2006-)
band members: Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Casey Wescott, Christian Wargo, Morgan Henderson
origin: Seattle, Washington

Rufus Wainwright - Out of the Game (2012)
label: Decca/Polydor
producer: Mark Ronson

The Tallest Man on Earth - Discography (2006-)
band member: Kristian Matsson
origin: Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

Thursday - Discography (1997-2011)
band members: Geoff Rickly, Tom Keeley, Tim Payne, Tucker Rule, Steve Pedulla, Andrew Everding
origin: New Brunswick, New Jersey


Kevin Devine - "Ballgame"
Radiator Hospital - "Our Song"
The Tallest Man on Earth - "The Dreamer"
Wild Beasts - "A Simple Beautiful Truth"


Concerts

Titus Andronicus w/ Liquor Store @ The Middle East Upstairs



BOOKS

Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath (2008): 88%
author: Andrew Holleran
publisher: De Capo Press