Archive for January, 2015

First anticipated album of 2015 is…

January 7, 2015

Fall Out Boy? The four tracks I have heard from American Beauty/American Psycho are better than anything I ever expected to come from this band. So I’m as confused by this pronouncement as the rest of you. Beyond that i am highly excited by new Modest Mouse, new Imagine Dragons, and the release of Meghan Trainor’s first full length album. 2015, I love you.

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Foxcatcher

January 5, 2015

I still have a few year in review segments to throw your way, but first, I think I should talk about the movie I just saw. Foxcatcher is haunting, uncomfortable and weird. Steve Carell delivers an intense performance as wrestling coach, and self-proclaimed American Hero John “Eagle” Dupont, while Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo really cement the oddly disfunctional dynamic between USA wrestling champs and brothers, Mark and David Schultz. Going into it you know something bad is going to happen, but unless you are fully aware of the details surrounding the true story this is based on, you will really be caught unawares. Foxcatcher also shows the viewer just how strange the sport wrestling is, and is a great portrait of just what is wrong in professional sports, being pushed to win, to care about nothing other than winning. and the psychologically damage that one can wreak on themselves when all they even know how to be is a champion, and all they even know of life is training after training after training. Although I don’t think Tatum’s full range of acting talents are on display in this, I would consider this to be one of his best roles, and truly a role worthy of the attentions of people who have only shrugged him off as a muscley hunk. All I can say to wrap up is that, there is no way I would ever want to be in the olympics.