PARKER’S HORRIFIED SHRIEK is the absolute highlight of Spiderman 2. Or the franchise as a whole, IMO. 

First of all, I wanna thank God for giving everybody so much, and me, so little.

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Who would have thought David Bowie’s son could have put together such a tremendous and original Sci-Fi flick? If you haven’t seen MOON yet and you consider yourself a fan of Science Fiction, you ought to feel ashamed of yourself. I know i’ve reviewed this film before, but it never gets any less awe-inspiring. 8.5/10

I can’t get enough of this show! This guy was in last week’s episode, and it was in tents.

I can’t get enough of this show! This guy was in last week’s episode, and it was in tents.

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So, this movie looks pretty epic. It’s helmed by Sam Raimi, who still has my confidence as a reputable filmmaker- despite the fact the last film of his I enjoyed was “Spiderman 2” (and before that, “Army of Darkness”). Starring James Franco as the GREAT AND POWERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, and with a supporting cast that includes some other people Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and the legendary BRUCE CAMPBELL- It looks like I know where i’ll be March 8, 2013. (Oz. I’ll be in Oz.)

Colors LIVE

Genre: Math Metal/Avant Garde Year: 2008

Just a year after releasing their seminal Prog Metal opus “Colors”, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME then set their sights on releasing a live album that captured both the intensity of their live show as well as the entirety of their album “Colors” uninterrupted. This was a good call considering the album is essentially one very long track, and similar to alot of Pink Floyd releases- it’s best understood and appreciated if heard in one sitting, from start to glorious finish. And Thus, COLORS_LIVE was born. The set comes complete with two discs, both chronicling their performance on August 2nd, 2008 in Nashville. The first disc is all audio (CD, for those of you who remember those) while the other is a video disc. The CD contains the whole set of “Colors” performed amazingly from the opening track “Foam Born: The Backtrack” to the crushing finale that is “White Walls”, clocking in around 64 minutes. The DVD contains the same live performance, but with six fan-picked favorites played as an encore. The set on the DVD is damn near two hours long after all is said and done, and it doesn’t have a dull moment inbetween. I was so pleased to see the current line-up revisit and revamp some of their older songs, such as “Aspirations” and “Ad a Dglgmut” in a live setting. Also included on the DVD is a documentary from the studio sessions of “Colors”, as well as a video diary recorded before and after their performance in Nashville that fateful night. And if that weren’t enough- The entire studio version of the album is on the DVD, played alongside companion pieces that consist of vintage (some clips from the very earliest days of the video camera.) video clips that actually sync up pretty great to Tommy’s lyrics in the songs if you know all of the words. Heavy as hell, but gorgeous beyond words, Between the Buried and Me may not be the most accessible band to pick up right away- But the payoff of listening is greater than that of ANY other band once you wrap your head around what the band IS. Tucked in between the spastic breakdowns and chaotic time signature changes are countless beautiful interludes, melodies and riffs that it literally makes my hair stand on end. But that’s just my humble opinion, if you want to be truly impressed by sheer musicianship, pick this two-disc set up yourself! 10/10 (The same score would apply to the studio album as well… but’s that’s a whole different review.)

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The Earl of Lemongrab got lost in a desert. He is far from pleased.

The Earl of Lemongrab got lost in a desert. He is far from pleased.

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Peppermint Butler stumbled upon   the Necronomicon one fateful afternoon….

Peppermint Butler stumbled upon the Necronomicon one fateful afternoon….

I reworked my Peppermint Butler piece a little. Added flames, smoke, various detailing.

I reworked my Peppermint Butler piece a little. Added flames, smoke, various detailing.

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