There is a plethora of limited releases opening in theaters across the country this weekend that you should definitely consider checking out. First up is a new musical drama from director John Carney (Once, Begin Again) titled Sing Street, which follows a group of young Dubliners in 1980s London who decide to form a band while experiencing the ups and downs of youth, life, and rock and roll. Continue reading →
Tony Sleaze of Mermaids & Accolades recently released a new Vintage Hoodie in military green. The 100% cotton hoodie comes distressed and equipped with hemp drawstrings, each piece will differ from the next adding a nice personal touch. These retail for $80 and can be purchased via Mermaids & Accolades’ web-store, click the link below for a better look.
This week I was able to see an early screening of director Clint Eastwood‘s upcoming biographical drama American Sniper. The movie was adapted for the big screen by Jason Hall (Spread, Paranoia) from the book by Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, and James Defelice and chronicles Kyle’s four tours in the Middle East during the War on Terror. It is easy to see Eastwood’s style of filmmaking shine through, especially with the cinematography and camera-work, and the portrayals of Chris and Taya Kyle by Oscar-nominee Bradley Cooper and Golden Globe-nominee Sienna Miller is pretty impressive. What strikes you most about the plot, however, is not necessarily Kyle’s reputation as the most lethal sniper in US military history, but rather the apparent strain that Kyle’s military service has on his personality and his perception of his role in the war and his family life. Eastwood also does a fine job of really pulling you into Kyle’s environment, often building up very intense combat scenarios that you can only see from Kyle’s perspective. Ultimately it was a very entertaining watch, filled with drama, suspense, and yes, some pretty graphic images at times. I would definitely recommend seeing this one. I can’t really provide a comparison to the book seeing as I haven’t read it, but if I do while it’s still in theaters I’ll let you know what I think. You can see American Sniper in theaters this Friday, January 16th. Enjoy!
Director Cary Funkunaga, having just wrapped up the first season of HBO’s True Detective, will be moving on to his next project, an adaptation of Tom Reiss’ novel The Black Count. The story follows that of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the esteemed black general who fought under Napoleon Bonaparte in the French military, and whose son (Alexandre Dumas) would go on to write the world famous novels The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. Stepping into the producer’s role will be none other than iconic musician John Legend and his production company Get Lifted Film Co., as well as Sony Pictures. The role of Dumas has yet to be determined, and Fukunaga will first be adapting another novel for the big screen before this one really gets rolling. Stay tuned for more updates.
Nike SB has been making consistent drops this 4th quarter and will continue the campaign with the release of the “Military Brown” Mid Janoskis. The kicks are brown wool a top a duck bottom, perfect for those cold winter nights out. These should be hitting your local retailers soon, if you like what you see click the link below and order them off Flatspot right now.