Lots of Black folks, myself included, have been worried about Quentin Tarantino’s treatment of slavery-era America in his upcoming film Django Unchained. Unlike with his previous releases, I was unable to get my hands on the screenplay when it was available online so I had no idea what to expect.
Well, the first trailer for the film premiered last week, attached to the release of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi action horror flick Prometheus. And after watching it, and rewatching it, and rewatching it again, I gotta say … I’m looking forward to Django Unchained.
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Tagged Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained, James Brown, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Cash, Leonardo DiCaprio, Prometheus, quentin tarantino, Ridley Scott, Roots
As you should know by now, my favorite book of all-time is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It’s a classic tale of status, wealth, ambition, and (most of all) love. The 70s film version starring Robert Redford will always be cool, but now Baz Luhrmann has decided to give the jazz age story a new 3D sheen. Will it work? Who knows. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carroway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy. Check out the trailer above. Continue reading
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Tagged Adrian Grenier, Baz Luhrmann, Carey Mulligan, entourage, Jay-Z, kanye west, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Moulin Rouge, Movie Trailer, Robert Redford, The Great Gatsby, Tobey Maguire, Watch The Throne, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
The new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has been released and it’s … okay, I suppose. At least we can understand what the hell Tom Hardy’s villain Bane is saying in this one. We also get a whole lot of Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
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Tagged Anne Hathaway, Bane, Batman, Batman Begins, Catwoman, Hath Ledger, Movie Trailer, Selina Kyle, the dark knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy
One of my most eagerly anticipated books of 2012 is Struck by author Jennifer Bosworth. The YA novel tells the story of Mia Price, a “lightning addict” who’s been struck by the weather-related electric discharges so many times, she’s covered in veiny red “lightning scars.” However, when a massive earthquake decimates her hometown of Los Angeles, Mia finds herself in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and torn between two factions, both of which want her to harness her powers for their own ends.
But doing so could mean bringing about the destruction of the entire planet.
Recorded last night as I walked home, a bit tipsy, from Night of the Cookers. I’m not really saying anything, but hey, I promised you more videos. Here ya go.
Oh, the song playing in the background is “She” by Tyler, the Creator featuring Frank Ocean. GOLF WANG!
Posted in Cool Story Bro, humor, Life, New York City, Random, Random Cool, Ratchet, Video, WTF
Tagged Brian Grosz, Brooklyn, Frank Ocean, Fucking Bullshit, GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, Jay Fingers, Night of the Cookers, OFWGKTA, Rant, Tyler the Creator, video
On last evening, I was fortunate enough to have been the special guest on internet radio show Hip-Hop is For Lovers, hosted by two lovely, intelligent hosts, Uche and Lenee. The aim of HH4L is to create a dialog about sexuality, intimacy, and relationships in hip-hop culture.
Last night, the topic was slut shaming, defined as “the deliberate act of calling a woman a slut, a whore or impugning her character in sexual terms in order to embarrass, humiliate, intimidate, degrade or shame her for actions or behaviors that are a normal part of female sexuality.” I chimed in here and there, but it was certainly interesting to hear the dialogue that was being had between the two hosts and their legion of followers, who responded mostly via Twitter and email.
Uche and Lenee invited me to speak about GUESTLIST, and afterward held a book giveaway. (Congrats to the winner, @SnakesOnABoat!). All in all, it was a great time and I am super grateful to the ladies of Hip-Hop is For Lovers for having me on the show. You can check out the show in its entirety here.
Posted in Books, Life, Music, New York City, Politics, Random, Random Cool, Video, Writers, writing
Tagged GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, HH4L, Hip-Hop is For Lovers, Lady, Slut Shaming, Spreaker, Twitter, Yankin'
First, I need y’all to udnerstand something. I am currently blogging from a bar. From a motherfucking bar. And not that cute, mobile-style blogging via the WordPress app (which is pretty fucking boss, btw). I’ve got my MacBook Air out on a dirty table, hammering shit out while sipping on a Blue Point and surrounded by Fort Greene’s finest barflies. I love my life.
Anyway, in an effort to vlog more, I decided to to post this short video I filmed earlier today. It truly serves no purpose. It’s aimless, it’s random, but at least you get to hear my mellifluous voice. Enjoy.
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Tagged Brooklyn, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Jay Fingers, MacBook Air, The Alibi, video, Wordpress, Wordpress for iOS, youtube