Halloween’s not for a few more weeks, but Kansas City started their celebration early.
Archive for December, 2011
While I could go on and on about my utter hatred that seethes for shows that aren’t Community, I must take comfort in the fact that Community is a film lover’s delight. Every episode has some form of an homage or parody to pop culture movies. I fall in love every time I catch something in this show that appeals to the cinephile in me. It doesn’t matter if the movie is obscure, the writers and actors find a way to make it seem so natural and apart of the show setting.
So today, I want to list the top ten movie references in the three seasons of Community!
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt want to know “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” My answer is overloading on twee cuteness by listening to the little ditty the two stars recorded together. I already knew Zooey could act and sing, but I think my crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt just tripled after hearing his vocals on this duet. Again: cute overload!
Midcoast Station listens to a lot of music and 2011 had lots of great hits to cover our every mood and diverse loves of genres. To help share our 2011 favorites, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist with 50+ songs from artists/albums we fell in love with in 2011. Synth heavy electro pop acts like M83, Charli XCX, Neon Indian and The Wombats got us dancing. We fell in love with the beautiful sounds of folksy acts like Typhoon, The Civil Wars, Lindi Ortega, etc. We found some guilty pleasures in pop rock with Hot Chelle Rae. We loved the mad rhymes and beats of rap and hip hop groups such as Childish Gambino and Gym Class Heroes.
Spielberg loves to make epic and ambitious movies; and for a movie whose central and only consistent character is a horse named Joey, “War Horse” is definitely an ambitious project. But in its fight to be epic, Spielberg falls prey to the same thing that made “A.I.” such a flop…pacing. Just like “War Horse,” “A.I” was an ambitious project. It was an interesting idea with some spectacular visuals, but it was also long, tedious and incredibly dull. “War Horse” fares a bit better, but at 2.5 hours, there was definitely a lot that could have been cut from this movie to help keep things moving along.
If you couldn’t guess from the title of this film or from the little girl yelling “”We bought a Zooooooooooo!” in the oft played trailer, “We Bought a Zoo” is about a family that buys a zoo. It’s a bit sappy, fairly predictable and some of the dialogue is downright cheesy, but if you’re a fan of the saccharine then this film is right up your alley. “We Bought a Zoo” is a cute family film and is even a bit of a tearjerker.
Middle of the Map Fest is returning to Kansas City April 5-7, 2012. Last year’s festival was a two-day festival featuring local and international touring acts. This year, the festival is expanding to a third day and promises more exciting local bands and even bigger national touring acts.
It might be hard to figure out the plot of the indirect “Alien” prequel “Prometheus,” but this trailer is sure to get you excited and send chills down your spine. We’re glad to see Ridley Scott returning us to this world.
“The Adventures of Tintin” is a grand adventure story for the whole family. This is what the fourth Indiana Jones film should have been like…