Saturday, June 22, 2013

The New Music Weekly: 'Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors)' by Major Lazer (2013)

Artist: Major Lazer
Song: Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty) Projectors)
Year: 2013

Under Neon Movie Reviews: 'Contagion' (2011)

Movie: Contagion
Year: 2011
Rating: 7/10 Stars *******

The epidemic movies have sort of formed their own "epidemic thriller" genre over the years, and this one reminds me a lot of so many others (e.g. 'Outbreak). The cast is star-studded, which makes it more interesting and it is worth watching. It is also believable to an extent, in terms of the kinds of things that would happen if such an epidemic (similar to the smallpox epidemics that wiped out the Americas post-Columbus) were to spring up as the self-serving rich and powerful run for the hills only to save themselves whilst leaving the rest of humanity behind to die. Sounds kind of similar to those old Sumerian and biblical deluge stories, but with plague instead of floods.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The New Music Weekly: 'White Noise' by Disclosure (2013)

Artist: Disclosure
Song: White Noise
Year: 2013

Under Neon Movie Reviews: 'The Front Page' (1974)

Movie: The Front Page
Year: 1974
Rating: 7/10 Stars *******

This 1974 movie is an instant classic! I highly recommend it. The 2nd richest man in the world leaves one mansion for the holidays to head to one of his many other estates for the holidays, all during a depression when many are out of work and looking for places to live. One man has figured the pattern out and alternates squatting at each un-occupied mansion/estate, but this time he makes friends, and before he knows it the mansion is full and the owner has found out. But there is more to this story, and it shades of the current foreclosure crisis and situation in America.