What I Watched: Somewhere

What I Watched: Somewhere

Nitehawk is one of my favorite movie theaters and has some of the best beef jerky I’ve ever had, which is why I’m very excited to have my short film VING RHAMES playing there next month. Buy a ticket and come share some jerky with me.

Nitehawk is one of my favorite movie theaters and has some of the best beef jerky I’ve ever had, which is why I’m very excited to have my short film VING RHAMES playing there next month. Buy a ticket and come share some jerky with me.

What I Watched: Listen Up Philip

What I Watched: Listen Up Philip

The DVD menu for THE SOCIAL NETWORK is the best short film I’ve ever seen.

The University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum is one of the finest examples of scientific dioramas in the world. It’s gorgeous displays show the history of Minnesota’s landscape and wildlife and exhibit some of the finest work by diorama artist Francis Lee Jaques. It is also the only remaining building in North America built from the ground up specifically for the display of natural history dioramas, which in an age when most museum exhibits look and sound like a noisy arcade becomes even more special and important. 
The Minnesota State Legislature has recently appropriated funds to dismantle and move as well as potentially re-purpose and re-interpret the Bell Museum’s dioramas to a new, yet to be built facility, a move which natural historians and museum diorama experts from around the country have said would be disastrous and liken it to trying to move Michelangelo’s ceiling out of the Sistine Chapel.
Everybody is encouraged to contact elected officials and let them know they don’t support moving and endangering such a landmark institution in Minnesota. It would be a shame to move forward with these plans have have this beautiful, unique and one of a kind resource ruined for future generations.

The University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum is one of the finest examples of scientific dioramas in the world. It’s gorgeous displays show the history of Minnesota’s landscape and wildlife and exhibit some of the finest work by diorama artist Francis Lee Jaques. It is also the only remaining building in North America built from the ground up specifically for the display of natural history dioramas, which in an age when most museum exhibits look and sound like a noisy arcade becomes even more special and important. 

The Minnesota State Legislature has recently appropriated funds to dismantle and move as well as potentially re-purpose and re-interpret the Bell Museum’s dioramas to a new, yet to be built facility, a move which natural historians and museum diorama experts from around the country have said would be disastrous and liken it to trying to move Michelangelo’s ceiling out of the Sistine Chapel.

Everybody is encouraged to contact elected officials and let them know they don’t support moving and endangering such a landmark institution in Minnesota. It would be a shame to move forward with these plans have have this beautiful, unique and one of a kind resource ruined for future generations.

Anatomy of a delicious meal that real adults eat.

Anatomy of a delicious meal that real adults eat.

"Schizopolis" and "Infinite Jest" came out in the same year and I feel like that makes perfect sense. 

The Knick rules, you drool.

The Knick rules, you drool.

What I Watched: Adventureland

I know I’ve gushed about this movie many times before and I’m going to do it again because I re-watched it last night and was reminded about how much I adore it.

I truly believe it’s one of the most criminally under appreciated gems of the past decade. It’s so funny and well written, the characters are so incredible, the mood of the 80’s captured so perfectly and the soundtrack. THE SOUNDTRACK. The Replacements, Bowie, The Cure, The Stones and Lou Reed song upon Lou Reed song.

The characters give Gogol books to each other, drink entire bottles of vermouth at parties and spontaneously dance to Falco. Mottola created a finely textured, cohesive universe that this movie inhabits which is one of the hardest things to do as a writer. I wake up every day hoping to be able to write something this realized and funny. Sure, there is some clunky plot work and some of the actors might not be as accomplished as others but you’re glad to overlook those things because there’s a character who wears a shirt that says “I’m Frigo, Kapeesh?”

Couldn’t think of the name of Ditmas Park for a second but Google was on top of it.

Couldn’t think of the name of Ditmas Park for a second but Google was on top of it.

What I Watched: The Earrings of Madame de…

What I Watched: The Earrings of Madame de…

Shocked, horrified, sorry, embarrassed, regretful, contrite, tearful that I only just now watched My Dinner With Andre for the first time.

Shocked, horrified, sorry, embarrassed, regretful, contrite, tearful that I only just now watched My Dinner With Andre for the first time.

“I saw Pavement play at the Uptown that summer, along with a hundred other great bands. Leinenkugel’s were $1.90 a pint, and a few more quarters made a tip. It was glorious.”

Great article by Craig Finn waxing nostalgic about Minneapolis in the 90’s and the now defunct Uptown Bar.
Can we talk about how fucking dope Clive Owen’s white shoes are in “The Knick”?

Can we talk about how fucking dope Clive Owen’s white shoes are in “The Knick”?

Jenny took this trill ass photo of me. Thinking about learning an instrument just so I can release an album and use this photo on the cover.

Jenny took this trill ass photo of me. Thinking about learning an instrument just so I can release an album and use this photo on the cover.