The rules: Every few weeks I comb the internets for new videos about/filmed in Jersey City. When I find a few that are worthy of my time I’ll write about them. No slideshows, no boring kids, no mercy. Discover… a new line of work I’m not sure who runs the NJCU YouTube channel, but it’s ...
Every person who ever blogged has written this type of “year in review” post. Everyone, except me of course. That’s probably because this was the first time in a long time I’ve felt like the past 365 days amounted to much of anything. It was a year filled with endings, a few new beginnings, and little staying the same. For that, 2012 has earned its own post and the title, “The Most Productive Year In Life (thus far)”.
I passed by Iris Records almost a year ago now and when I finally got a chance to head inside I knew I had to make a video about it. The place is almost exactly what you would expect from an old record store, right down to the glass shelves left from the days when the store was a pharmacy. The owner, Steve, was badass and let me interview him for hours. This video was the result. Hope you enjoy!
Every year on September 11th I re-publish a review of Paul Greengrass’ powerful 2006 masterpiece United 93. I wrote it for my college newspaper almost six years ago, and I post it in the hopes that it convinces people to give the movie a chance. A lot of people rejected it when it came out all those years ago, but they’ve truly been missing out on one of the best films ever made and certainly the best film of 2006.
I’m probably one of the worst storytellers I know. Ask me to tell a real-life story sometime and you’ll quickly see that I suck at it. There are always too many details. The pacing is weird, the language isn’t right, and by the end you laugh politely because how could someone suck so bad at ...
I love this fucking country. That’s right hippies, sing a song about it: I love the United States of America. Not because we’re the best country in the world mind you (I’m not stupid, I know we have a tendency to use robots to kill people a little too often.) but because we’re always trying to be the best and that’s more than you can say for a lot of other bitch-ass nations.
The Dark Knight Rises is the largest film ever shown at the Liberty Science Center. It will arrive in approx. 50 reels that must be assembled by hand. Once assembled, the film will weigh over 600lbs (including platter weight).
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is one of my favorite video games ever. Just like the best video games do, it knew when to take itself seriously and when to laugh at itself. It gave you interesting characters, sweet game play, and beautiful level design. For an iPad game, it was so much more than just Angry Birds.
So it’s been almost two whole weeks since Occupy Wall Street’s May 1st general strike, and as I sit here watching the footage from the day over and over again I just thought it be fun to jot down a few of my thoughts and feelings about where the movement is going and the nature of its form of public disobedience.