With the summer movie season coming up, I’m pretty sure that many of you are quite stoked about seeing a handful of films for this year’s stellar lineup. While most of us are sure to gravitate towards the big blockbuster flicks, there are those small indie productions that are also worth watching. And one of these deliciously juicy gems that I am personally looking forward to seeing is director Sofia Coppola‘s intriguing take on the infamous burglaries of several Hollywood celebrities a few years back.
So I just wanted to share a little something to the readers and followers of my humble blog (11 fabulous people and counting!). I figured that I’d do a sort of personal post about myself outside of sharing my thoughts on the books I’ve read, the films I’ve seen, the music I’ve heard, or any other pop culture tidbit that so happened to capture my discerning interest.
Whether she is ambushing visitors at the Museum of Modern Art to sleep gracefully in a glass box or rubbing shoulders with epicene high-fashion models in a David Bowie music video, Tilda Swinton is an artist extraordinaire who is not just limited to being just a film actress.
Words cannot possibly express the unbridled joy I’m currently experiencing due to the wealth of potentially awesome movies that will be released in the coming summer months. Covering many of the crowd-pleasing film genres, I am definitely in for another year of cinematic excellence.
And the marketing teams of many big-name Hollywood studios are certainly flexing their advertising muscles by releasing a plethora of related media such as film stills, trailers, posters, and other creative forms of movie marketing. Two big films expected to wow audiences for this year’s summer movie season are clearly taking a savvy marketing turn by showcasing some impressive and intriguing images that give a more or less definitive insight on how the respective movies will play out. If you haven’t figured it out by now after looking at this post’s banner image and title, I am obviously taking about “Monsters University” and “Snowpiercer“.
What is it about summer that it is always associated with romance?
While the heat and abundance of exposed skin may be to blame, there is a certain mystique to that sultry time of year that irresistibly draws anyone to experience the joys and aches of a summer liaison. In André Aciman’s debut novel, “Call Me By Your Name”, what starts off as a typical seasonal infatuation evolves into an intensely beautiful love story that is at once exultant and heartbreaking.
That is the pressing question posed upon the luminous gem of a graphic novel entitled, “Daytripper“—a mesmerizing tour-de-force of storytelling and visuals brilliantly conceived by the Brazilian wonder twins, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá.
Four years is certainly a reasonable amount of time for a critically-acclaimed indie rock band from the Philippines to conceive another record worth savoring, and with the case of Up Dharma Down, that timeframe was well spent on gently moving their unique sound into a new direction while still remaining relatively faithful to their eclectic sonic approach. Where “Fragmented” announced their wunderkind arrival and “Bipolar” catapulted them to indie superstardom both here and abroad, their beautifully crafted third album, “Capacities”, will certainly cement their incomparable status within the local music industry as the musical act to be reckoned with and as a musical group worthy of international exposure.