Trailer | Lucy (Aug 2014)
An involuntary drug mule, with a surgically implanted cargo, is assaulted causing the package to leak. This leads to her slowly ramping up the percentage of her brain she can use, resulting in abilities people dream about.
Trailer | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aug 2014)
I see Megan Fox + Michael Bay made up. I thought this was going to look horrible but it’s not too bad. I’m glad Leonardo (my fav) is featured a lot. Cowabunga?
Finally made it to the new #WorldTradeCenter. So tall…but not as tall as I thought it would be. | #NYC #911 #NewYork #2001 (at One World Trade Center)
NOS4A2 (novel) - Joe Hill | Rating: 4/5 (No Major Spoilers)
"NOS4A2" tells the story of Victoria "the brat" McQueen, a Massachusetts teen who has a knack for finding lost things. This gift can only be triggered on her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike and a trip across an imaginary (but once real) bridge named "The Shorter Way." Each journey across the bridge takes a little something away from Vic but one trek almost ends her life. After a fight with her parents, Vic goes looking for trouble on her Raleigh and finds it in Charles Manx, an 100+ year old serial killer with a similar gift but instead of a bike, Manx uses his vintage 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith to find (kidnap) children and take them to his pseudo paradise, Christmasland. The day Vic and Manx meet, they forge a rivalry that will span 20 years and culminate with Vic fighting not only her life, but the life of her son.
I really enjoyed this book and it’s characters. The detail and imagination that went into creating this work is amazing. Joe Hill is, like his father, a great writer but I’ve had one similar problem with all of his stories: I hate the endings. Granted, I’m not looking for happily ever after but I never seem to get any kind of closure from the epilogues of Hill’s novels. Besides this little annoyance, “NOS4A2” is a superior horror-drama and an easy read. I definitely recommend it.
Life is but a dream.
Song of the Day | Stevie Nicks “Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You”
This song. Man.
Good Fucking Design Advice | “Because Sometimes, Being Your Own Worst Critic Is Not Enough”
Music Video | “I Got It” - Ashanti (feat. Rick Ross)
First single from her new album “Braveheart,” due out March 4th. Listen to album snippets here on iTunes. Tracklisting below:
5. Early In The Morning feat. French Montana
6. 3 Words
7. Love Games feat. Jeremih
9. Never Should Have
10. She Can’t
11. Don’t Tell Me No
12. I Got It feat. Rick Ross
13. First Real Love feat. Beenie Man/Outro
14. Bonafide Survivor (Target Exclusive)
15. RIP (Target Exclusive)
buster, you’re 8 years old. stop having an existential crisis.
You’d have one too if you were 8 for 14 seasons.
The Wolf of Wall Street (Film) | Rating: 3.5/5 (May contain spoilers)
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
"Sell me this pen."
Let me start off by saying this: I feel like Leonardo DiCaprio has been cheated out of winning an Oscar numerous times (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” / “Shutter Island”). Dicaprio does a great job in this film, however, considering the “Best Actor” competition this year, if he finally wins the Oscar for this, I’d be surprised + honestly, a little disappointed.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" tells the story of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), who starts off as a low-level stockbroker on Wall Street in the 1980’s, right before the stock-market crash of 1987 (Black Monday). Through the encouragement of his then wife Teresa, Belfort takes a lesser job selling penny stocks in a Long Island boiler room. Due to his aggressive selling technique + charisma, Jordan makes a small fortune off commission using the "Pump & Dump" scam (artificially inflating the price of an owned stock through false/misleading positive statements in order to sell the cheaply purchased stock at a higher price). Due to his success, Belfort decides to open up a firm of his own with a group of shady friends he’s taught the tricks of the trade. The group quickly become millionaires + lots of sex, drugs (aka tomfoolery) + the FBI follow.
All in all, this movie was just okay to me. It’s very much a “bros” film. I can see a lot of 20 something college frat guys, ivy leaguers, or NYC financial district yuppies loving this but I couldn’t get into it due to the subject manner and all of the characters being scumbags. The cast did a great job…maybe too great because I just really didn’t have anyone to root for.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" makes for good entertainment but I can’t say I’ll be eager to see it again any time soon.
Totto Spicy Ramen: Chicken + paitan ramen with spicy sesame oil, chicken broth, scallion, bean sprouts + nori. I will definitely be going back! | #Japanese #NYC #HellsKitchen #Food #Ramen at Totto Ramen 51 (at Totto Ramen 51)
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