A new drama called Genius, which is based on the life of editor Max Perkins, is opening in select theaters across the country this weekend. Based on the best-selling biographical novel by A. Scott Berg, the film follows Perkins’ extraordinary career working for Scribner Publishing, where he oversaw famous works by authors like Ernest Hemingway (A Farewell to Arms), F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby), and Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward Angel), and simultaneously dealt with these authors’ personal dramas and often crippling addictions. Screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Spectre) adapted the script for director Michael Grandage (The Madness of King George, Bugs), who is making his directorial debut with this movie. Continue reading →
Now that the Star Wars bubble has burst, it’s time to look forward to this week’s Christmas Day releases. The first up is one we’ve been waiting for since last Christmas, when a version of the script was leaked and writer/director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained) was urged to file a lawsuit over the incident. The Hateful Eight is the eighth writing/directing project from Tarantino and is another Western outing that takes place in post-Civil War Wyoming, where a group of bounty hunters are forced to seek shelter from a blizzard, only to find themselves in a game of betrayal and deception. This time out, Tarantino’s stylistic approach to filmmaking will be backed by a full score from Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, whose last Western-film score went to 1975’s A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot, but he is more famously known in the Western genre for his contributions to films like A Fistful of Dollars (1964), The Good The Bad and the Ugly (1966), and Once Upon A Time in the West (1968). Continue reading →
2015 will mark the years legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone makes his return to the western film genre after a 40-year absence. Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming western The Hateful Eight, out in theaters this December, will feature an original composition by Morricone, who has composed scores for such westerns as A Fistful of Dollars (1964), The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966), Once Upon A Time in the West (1968), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), and A Genius, Two Partners, and a Dupe (1975). Morricone will be following up his western composition with the long-awaited drama Voyage of Time from writer/director Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life). Malick’s film features actors Brad Pitt (Fightclub, Inglorious Basterds) and Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, Blue Jasmine) as narrators as he takes the audience on a visual and musical journey to examine the universe. Continue reading →
As Vic Mensa Day draws closer to it’s end, we’d like to display another video of Vic murdering the mic. Back at the tail end of 2013, Vic was on his TV run and decided to hit up 106 & Park’s Backroom; the above slaughtering ensued. Peep the video above and keep an eye out for a few more before midnight.
If you were lucky enough to be in Dallas last night for Kid Cudi’s tour stop then you were present for a pretty big announcement. Last night Cudi announced that he plans to drop a prelude EP in about 3 months in preparation for his upcoming album “Man on the Moon 3”, he eluded to the fact that King Chip & Dot Da Genius both will have heavy influences on the project as well reverting back to his previous projects. Good news for Cudi fans as we now have 2 projects to look forward too, stay tuned for more; o and shouts out everyone in Shaker Heights, CLE.
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There is no need to talk about who this man is. If you are a fan of hip-hop, you damn well know who Mr. Ali is. This tape was released just a few days ago, and god damn does it bump. Let the tunes ride out, and simply vibe to the pure genius behind the lyrics.