The 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicked off yesterday in Park City, Utah, at the Sundance Mountain Resort. Every year the festival plays host to an impressive array of independent films, both foreign and domestic, and has featured such successful films as Blood Simple, Hoosiers, Reservoir Dogs, Clerks, Memento, 28 Days Later, SuperSize Me, Boyhood, and more recent notables like Dope, Mudbound, and Wind River (just to name a few!). Sundance not only presents feature-length films but also shorts and documentaries, and presents awards in such categories as acting, cinematography, screenwriting, directing, and short-filmmaking. The 2018 celebration will showcase 110 feature-length films from 29 countries; 47 of those films come from first-time filmmakers, out of a pool of 13,468 total submissions, including features, shorts, and documentaries. Some of this years more anticipated entries include Juliet Naked, Wildlife, Heart Beats Loud, The Catcher Was a Spy, and documentaries like Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock, and Our New President. The 2018 celebration, however, comes at the helm of the whirlwind that was 2017. Continue reading →
Fans of the Divergent films, which are based on the books by author Veronica Roth, finally get to see the last chapter of the series on the big screen this weekend, or at least half of the last chapter. Like so many series-films have all done since the filmmakers behind Harry Potter split the final book into two movies, this final chapter, Allegiant, will also be split into Parts 1 and 2, with the second installment expected in theaters next year. Allegiant – Part 1 picks up after the conclusion of Insurgent, and finds the protagonist Tris Prior and Four trying to escape over the wall surrounding futuristic Chicago in order to discover what is hidden behind the other side. Insurgent director Robert Schwentke (FlightPlan, Red) returned to direct the new installment, working from a screen adaptation by Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner, Jackie), Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Accepted, Exodus: Gods and Kings). Starring in the series are actors Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, White Bird in a Blizzard), Theo James (The In-between Movie, Underworld: Awakening), Naomi Watts (King Kong, J. Edgar), Octavia Spencer (The Help, Fruitvale Station), Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber, The Martian), and Zoe Kravitz (Dope, Mad Max: Fury Road). Watch the trailer one more time before you see the movie in theaters, and have a safe Saint Patrick’s Day weekend!
Writer/director Rick Ramuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar) will see his latest dramatic comedy Dope open on the big screen this June 19th. Narrated by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Lee Daniel’s The Butler), the film follows Malcolm, a young high school senior living in Inglewood, CA who struggles with gang-bangers and drug-dealers in his neighborhood while attempting to finish high school and complete his SATs, all while applying for and going on college interviews with the goal of going to Harvard. Ramuyiwa directed from his own script, which first showed at the Sundance Film Festival back in January and which will also be shown at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival this June. Starring in the film are actors Shameik Moore (The Watsons Go To Birmingham, Joyful Noise), Tony Revolori (The Perfect Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Kiersey Clemons (Shake It Up, Transparent), Kimberly Elise (John Q, For Colored Girls), Blake Anderson (Workaholics, Neighbors), and Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class, Divergent). Keep an eye out for an upcoming trailer!
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Tomorrow night at the U of M campus, K.Raydio, BdotCroc and Glow Mechanics will be performing. The event, which is hosted by the Whole Music Club, is entirely FREE to attend. With the ever talented K.Raydio in attendance with other local favorites, it seems like a no brainer to stop on down to support the local scene.
The Seattle emcee will be releasing his latest record, Raw Sheep, this upcoming March 30th. The record will be produced by the familiar Ackryte and released through Cascade Records. This will be the third record released by Ackryte and J’Von, and there is no issue telling they have built solid chemistry on this record. With Ackryte’s heavy beats with deep basslines and snares, all coupled with J’Von’s ability to use real life stories in tongue tied linguistics – Raw Sheep, should be on everyones calendars.
It has been a while since we have featured a anything from Go Yama. With that said, the versatile producer released his latest track titled, “Goron Blizzard”. Titled after arguably the greatest Zelda game ever (Majoras Mask), Go Yama samples a variety of sounds from the game to make one heavy hitting instrumental. Press play and stand on your dining room table or something.
As promised, we now present part two from, Our City’s True Beauty. As we made our way from the basement to the top, there were many opportunities for photos, as the building was littered with dope graffiti and amazing lighting effects.
Once we reached the top, there was a moment of awe, as the city and the landscape that surrounds it seemed so minuscule. Blues skies and trees dominate the world with the faint city in the distance. At the very top, we didn’t have long to be up there as we were prone to be seen by those around. After a quick glimpse, it was time to leave.
At our second location, it is quite obvious where we are, as it is more of a well traveled place. Once we were in, it was a breezy 10 story walk up the stairs and you are to the top. With great views all around, this trip is good for those wanting something much easier to access. All in all, we hope you enjoy some of these photos, and if you missed part one of the mini-series, feel free to keep scrolling down or click here.
Not too long ago, DICE announced that they were picking up the Star Wars Battlefront series and ever since, the hype has been REAL. With little to no details being released on the upcoming game, they were finally kind enough to release some new visuals. Their latest visuals give us an idea of what some of the maps will be like. Those of you who were a fan of DICE’s Battlefield games, should be more than excited for Battlefront.
With a great variety of maps being tailored to specific game modes, all fans of the game will be fully immersed into its gameplay. Incase you missed the original trailer, we saved you the extra clicks of the mouse below.
Another year another chapter. J’Von and Zuke Saga continue to release some fresh material with their latest track “Jedi”. With the laid-back keys mixed with the tongue twisted lyrics of the two emcee’s – “Jedi” picks up right where they left off from in 2014. Press play and let the undeniably addicting sounds flow through your eardrums.