Compilation video of pop culture moments of 1999. There were many. Movies: The Sixth Sense, American Pie, Fight Club, The Matrix, American Beauty, October Sky, Election, 10 Things I Hate About You, Office Space. Music: Korn, Ricky Martin, Santana, Limp Bisquit, Blink 182, The Offspring, Eninem and Kid Rock (when Kid Rock was cool). Television: Family Guy, Futurama, That 70′s Show, Freaks and Geeks and Pokemon. Top it off with the launch of Napster, the Columbine massacre, Slick Willy’s impeachment acquital and the computer glitch doomsday fears.
Along with Bridegroom, I’m anxious to see Greetings from Tim Buckley. While it’s based on one true event, the rest is fiction. ”Greetings from Tim Buckley” explores Jeff Buckley coming to terms of being abandoned by his legendary father. Cast as Buckley is Gossip Girls Penn Badgley. I imagine that it would be difficult for anyone to portray someone who, because of his untimely and tragic drowning at age 30, has become a mythical hero.
I’m not a fan of NBC’s “Smash”. So much whining! I must give major props to Andy Mientus who blew me away with his cover of Buckley’s “The Last Goodbye”. It was the emotional closing song of Saturday’s episode. I was starting to change my mind about this show…until the last second. Why do they always kill the (cute) gay character?!
A couple movies to look forward to in the coming months. James Duke Mason stars in “Disappear Here” a thriller mixing the world of Hollywood and politics from the executive producer of Sex, Lies and Videotape. I always hated all things Star Trek, that is until the 2009 remake. This summer’s sequel looks good.
Into the Thicket – Trailer from Sitka on Vimeo. Into the Thicket chronicles the journey of a few skateboarders’ treck into the forests of Vancouver Island to skate a ramp constructed using the surrounding environment and few other materials. Full length video coming soon. Featuring: Chris Haslam, Todd Myers, Mat Howell Music: Woodsman – Benny Shuetze & Ben Gulliver
A couple of year end music and movie mashups. The first one is D.J. Earthworm (Evanston, Illinois' Jordan Roseman) annual "United States of Pop" mashup, followed by a massive fifty song compilation. The last clip is a mashups of the movies that were released in 2012.
Because we need more zombie movies (but this one looks good!)… The zombie is played by Nicholas Hoult, who some may remember as “Tony Stonem” in the (original) British television series “Skins”. Some may also remember him as Hank McCoy (“Beast”) in the X Men First Class. Everyone should remember him as “Marcus Brewer” in the Hugh Grant movie “About A Boy”. The movie also stars John Malkovich, Dave Franco and Rob Corddry
The book that some called the millennial’s ”Catcher In The Rye” will be hitting the big screen this fall. I obviously enjoyed the book-I read it cover to cover in one evening. Whatever your age, it’s worth the $9.99 Kindle download.