Tag Archives: Film

Video: N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton – Trailer

1 Apr

The looooooong anticipated film about N.W.A. doesn’t hit the big screen until August but released today, the trailer for Straight Outta Compton. You can read up all about the film from MTV, HERE but in short, the film revolves around the rise and fall of the Compton, California rap group N.W.A, and members Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella. Shout out to Paul Giamatti who plays the role of Jerry Heller, manager of N.W.A. Can’t wait for this to come out!

RIP Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

13 Jan

Taking a break from music for a moment.

Back in 2003 I spent the summer following graduation in Los Angeles working a couple internships, one being with Samuel Goldwyn Films (we’re talking Mystic Pizza, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty). Little did I know this was going to be my entry into the wonderful world of entertainment. As I learned of the passing of Samuel Goldwyn Jr. I couldn’t help be think back to that summer and reading through potential scripts for the company to purchase, attending actor’s studio nights (okay only once) and screening movies.  It wasn’t the longest internship but it provided me with a whole heap on knowledge in a short time that I’ve carried with me to this day. The entertainment industry lost a great one as did Samuel Goldwyn Films. Luckily for Samuel Goldwyn Films, it’s in the best hands with Myer Gottlieb as president, and I should know as he took a chance on a young 21 year old me.  RIP Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Now Playing: MoMA PopRally – Phoenix – “Chloroform”

13 Nov

A) I 100% love MoMA B) I dig Phoenix C) and Sofia Coppola do we really need to say anything? Put all three together and what do you get?! A bad ass video of Phoenix’s “Chloroform” directed by Sofia Coppola (Thomas Mars’ wife) premiered by MoMA. Give a look below and click HERE to read about it.

NY Magazine: Michael Rapaport on All the Drama Surrounding His A Tribe Called Quest Documentary

29 Apr

Yesterday I came across across a really great Q&A interview online from New York Magazine with Michael Rapaport in regards to his documentary on A Tribe Called Quest. I remember when I first heard about this documentary I was so excited and then I quickly learned of all the drama and bickering going back and forth right around Sundance.  Below is an excerpt from the interview which took place during the Tribeca Film Festival and click HERE to read the whole thing.

(via New York Magazine)

You came into this as a fan. Are you less of a fan?
I love the group; I still love the music; I still get off on the music. I will not be the director of A Tribe Called Quest documentary, part two. This conflict has definitely changed my perception of them as individuals, but the music is the music.

Do they have control over the soundtrack?
Yeah, the soundtrack is their domain. They have control over it. And at this point, up until now, they have chosen not to do anything with the soundtrack.

And what was the question that you wanted to answer by doing the movie?
The question that I wanted to answer by doing the movie was, “Will A Tribe Called Quest make more music?” And I think we got our answer because there’s no soundtrack. But it’s not too late yet.

Because you haven’t released the movie yet.
We’ve got release in July, and what better way to go off into the sunset, to make one original song for your documentary? And to see A Tribe Called Quest at the fucking Oscars performing a brand-new song — that would be crazy for hip-hop. They could write the song for me. I’ll perform the shit myself. If they write the song, I’ll do it. I’ll hire look-alikes to do it.