In 2002, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater began shooting scenes for a movie that was to take twelve years to complete. Linklater, who is known for such films as Dazed and Confused (1993) and The School of Rock (2003), is directing the film, which follows a boy all the way from his childhood to his young adult years. The idea was to film scenes at various points throughout the production, showing the actors actually aging with their characters in real time. Ethan Hawke began filming when he was 33 years old. Having just completed the film he is now 43, while his co-star is now 19, having started shooting at the age of 7. Many have speculated that this style of filming may lead many to expect a documentary-style film like Cloverfield or Paranormal Activity, but the filmmakers have maintained that it will not be a documentary. With shooting set to completely wrap-up this November, reports are saying that the film, thus far known as The 12-Year Project, Boyhood, or Growing Up, could be set for release as early as 2014, and may even make the cut in time to showcase the Cannes or Sundance Film Festivals. With all the recycling that’s being done in Hollywood right now, it’s always refreshing to see filmmakers take on an original concept for film. Keep an eye out for more on the release!
This year New Bohemia is hosting their very first Oktoberfest. The place, which is home to one of a kind brats, has decided to bring the rightful tradition to its establishment. New Bohemia will feature over twenty beers to be on tap, as well as a variety of activities to go along with it. Some activities include: Keg Bowling, lederhosen contest, live bands, mug hoist competitions, and a brat eating contest. Expect lots of lederhosen during this weekend as you enjoy alligator or rattlesnake brats to fill your beloved gut up.
The event costs $3 and all proceeds will be donated to Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors.
This is a rather old video, but it is a classic. Ed created a character called “mumbles,” which he tries to order food at a drive-thru. Yeah it sounds bland, but this dude is damn good and it has over 5 million views for a reason. Check out the video if you have not seen it, this video gets me every time. BARTLE DOO!
Back in 2011, 106 & Park featured an emcee by the name of Blind Fury on Freestyle Friday. To this day, not one person captivated the moment better than him. The blind artist made faces drop, people laugh, and his opponents salty. It’s safe to say Blind Fury absolutely destroyed his opponents in the ring, check out the video.
As expected, more and more details have began popping up all over the place in regards to GTAV’s in game content. Dating back to GTAIII, the soundtrack has always been an awesome part of each Grand Theft Auto game and the guys at Rockstar plan on continuing the tradition. Word around town is that there will be over 240 songs on the games’ air waves and producer Flying Lotus will have his own radio station called “FlyLo FM”. Some of the confirmed artists that will be featured on Flying Lotus’ station include Tyler The Creator, Thundercat, Clams Casino, Outkast and Hudson Mohawke just to name a few; it’s also rumored that Wavves will have their own station as well. Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to the release date and make sure to pre-order GTAV if you haven’t already.
Save Money youngin Caleb James has dropped the video for his stand out track “6AM” off of his last project “The Jones”. Caleb has been riding a pretty decent wave since the release of his mix tape and we hope he continues his roll. As suspected the video takes on a house party vibe with a few cameos from some well known Chicagoans and was styled by none other than Vic Lloyd of Leaders. Take a look at the above video and keep an eye out for more from Caleb and the guys over at Save Money.
Chicago spitter Vic Mensa took to YouTube today to announce the release date of his highly anticipated project “INNANETAPE”. For those who remember The DJ Nate Video from a couple months back, you’ll quickly catch onto Vic’s hilarious parody as he gets robbed for his new tape. The “INNANETAPE” is set to drop on September 30th, stay tuned for more visuals and another single as we get closer to the release date and go check out “Orange Soda” & “Hollywood L.A.” if you haven’t already.
Swedish car company Volvo has released a short clip and a few images of what they’re calling the “Concept Coupe”. Like Cadillac’s Elmiraj that we posted a few weeks ago, this bad boy will most likely never actually hit the streets; it’s simply meant to showcase the companies new design direction. Peep the center console, no buttons just one big ass touchscreen; giving the car that ultra-modern look. Check out the video below and stay tuned for more as car companies start rolling out 2014 models.
Super late on this but we thought it would be cool to post anyway for those that haven’t seen it yet. A couple weeks ago MTV (MTVother) hit up Minneapolis to spotlight some of the local artists that make the city’s music scene so awesome. The short clip features appearances from Sean Anonymous, The Calice, Greg Grease, P.O.S, Doom Tree & Marijuana Death Squad to name a few; they also hit up a couple venues to showcase where exactly all these dope shows go down. Check out the above segment and stay tuned for more from Minneapolis’ ever growing music scene.
With the final season of Breaking Bad winding down on AMC, Emmy award winner Aaron Paul is moving on to bigger and better projects! Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton have taken the lead roles as Moses and Ramses in Ridley Scott’s upcoming epic Exodus, and now Aaron Paul will be joining the cast, along with A-listers Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, and Sir Ben Kingsley. Paul is slated to play Joshua, the young Hebrew who is given the task of leading the people into the Promised Land by Moses. Turturro and Weaver have been given the roles of Ramses parents, while Kingsley has thus far been been rumored to be playing a Hebrew scholar. Scott’s next film, The Counselor, will be hitting theaters this October, and also has a star-studded cast including Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, and Javier Bardem. Be sure to stay caught up with the final season of Breaking Bad, Sunday nights at 9/8c on AMC.