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


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Titus Andronicus

"I heard them say the white man created existential angst
When he ran out of other problems
Cause the thing about those problems was
Typically, more money would solve them"

- Ecce Homo

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Killer Mike on Ferguson


Week Recap (8/18-24)

MOVIES

The Fisher King (1991): 69%
directed by: Terry Gilliam
written by: Richard LaGravenese
actors: Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl
production company: Columbia Pictures Corporation


Volver (2006): 82%
directed/written by: Pedro Almodóvar
actors: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave
production company: Canal+ España, El Deseo S.A., Ministerio de Cultura


MUSIC

Dry the River - Alarms in the Heart (2014)
label: Transgressive Records
producers: Charlie Hugall, Paul Savage and Peter Miles

Every Time I Die - Discography (1998-present)
band members: Keith Buckley, Jordan Buckley, Andy Williams, Stephen Micciche, Ryan Leger
origin: Buffalo, NY

Kanye West - College Dropout (2004)
label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
producers: Kareem "Biggs" Burke, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Damon "Dame" Dash, Evidence, Kyambo "Hip Hop" Joshua, Kanye West

The New Pornographers - Bill Bruisers (2014)
label: Matador, Last Gang
producer: A.C. Newman, John Collins


Dry the River - "Gethsemane"
Killer Mike - "Reagan"
The New Pornographers - "War on the East Coast"
Sharon Van Etten - "I Know"
Sharon Van Etten - "Every Time the Sun Comes Up"


BOOKS

Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath by Andrew Holleran (2008)