Posts Tagged ‘May’

The Future of Tomorrow

June 2, 2015

Disney’s Tomorrowland was a veritable crowd-pleaser, and a visual delight. I’ve seen a lot of negative reviews of this, but everything I had worried about in reading them, is severely unfounded. Disney’s most recent spat of summer failures is finally at its end one might say. I mean what was that “Lone Ranger” bs anyway? Though they’ve already cut their losses by acquiring Marvel and Star Wars, and with the records broken once again by an Avengers movie, they really have nothing to worry about, not to mention that they are Disney and they pretty much run the entertainment industry. Tomorrowland delights by reminding us of the power of our imagination and its lack of limitations, while also reminding us of our impending doom, a doom which may be postponed, if we begin to care. Many have passed this message off by saying it makes the film too moralistic, or some such thing. But I think the entire point of the movie is to instill hope for the future, is to ensure that we do something about this road we are going down, and no we can’t just run off to some pocket dimension and create a better future to somewhere down the line share with the real world, it still gives us hope, and what’s wrong with hope. The story is interesting, and there’s just the right mix of humor, drama, and true heartfelt emotion that all of the over the top imagery still finds itself balancing in the world of the real. You don’t see this enough in mainstream cinema if you ask me.

Boston Callinged

May 29, 2015

Went to Boston Calling on the weekend. What is Boston Calling? Only one of the better music festivals that our region has to offer, of course. It happens twice a year, once in the pre summer of May, and in September. Smack dab in the heart of Boston. A three day pass surely gives you the most bang for your buck. Easy to get to from the train, within walking distance of Quincy Market and several other popular Bostonian locales. Bring your water and your sunscreen, and your friends, and let the good times roll as it were. Dance your flippin’ heart out, see some of your favorite bands, and pick up a whole bunch of free shit along the way. This time the amazing headliners were Beck, Pixies, and My Morning Jacket, diversity enough right there if you ask me. Throw in some Tenacious D, Tove Lo, Marina and The Diamonds, Jason Isbell, The Lone Bellow, Tame Impala, St. Vincent, and Halsey, and you’ve got yourself a grand old time. Three days, lots of music, lots of free stuff, lots of fun, in Boston, what else do you need? And the September lineup is killer. Go Go Go!