Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Administration Dropped A New Video

This isn't a leak. This isn't rare footage of military prisons in Iraq. This isn't a time-released Osama video. This isn't any half-stepping diplomatic hand-shaking across the table photo op, this is Jurassic 5 and Dave Matthews Band's new video for their album, "Feedback," which was released today. Enjoy.


Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Quiet On The Set

The tongue in cheek moment in the upcoming film, "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" happens when one of the movie's makers calls the MPAA.
He asks the receptionist how to get a rating for the movie as it is essentially writing itself. Clever concept for a documentary of the Michael Moore caliber.

Let's go back in time four years ago : a documentary covering the issue of American violence is released. A snappy title and a well-versed and at times exploitative essay complete with a myriad of footage and interviews of folks from all different areas on the subject. A formula is born.

Who can blame them? Find an executive of some high-brow, already established production company willing to finance and anyone can have a low-budget special interest film. It's better than reality television. You can make your own hours.

Let's go back to 2006. "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" delves into the constraints of censorship filmmakers infamously have to put up with. The Motion Picture Association of America, a quasi-governmental entity gets officially audited with no real manipulative direction. The dialogue is real and within context.

The film explores their pointed agenda to prioritize censorship on racy and suggestive film content while ignoring movies with dark and violent themes.
Is this something for movie-goers or filmmakers? The answer is yes.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Lost Episodes For A Lost World

With so much drama in the world today, it's kinda hard being a bird known as Jay.
On the west coast of the states, numerous wildfires are having their annual picnic with forests and some fear the fires will spread into each other potentially causing the biggest firefuckball to hit California since Arnold Schwarzenegger took office.

In the southeastern region, hurricane season is now under way. Although it's still early, there is a definite ensuing apprehension over the area as citizens expect the worst and hope for the best.
Early this week, a tornado ravaged through Westchester, New York causing major flooding, power outages and surprise as the local folks of the area witnessed such a weather system.

A national heatwave on top of all that is merely the next layer as tensions in the Middle East reach a supernova with the Lebanese and Israelis in an escalated conflict.

I can't think of a better time for the lost episodes of Chappelle's Show to be aired, even though last week's jump-off gave reason to why they were lost in the first place.