As the hours and minutes keep getting closer and closer to my 30th birthday, I decided to create a list all my favorite songs that ALSO turn thirty this year. You wouldn’t believe all the titles I found. 1983 was a very busy year for a lot of bands.. I figured that, if these great songs turn the big 3-0, me turning that age could not be so bad, right? I should be proud to have been born in such a great year!
I actually enjoyed doing a little research about these songs, trying to decide which ones to put on the list, that is another story. After hours of listening to a-lot of New Wave and Rock n’ Roll….I think the list below sums up pretty well that year, don’t you think? From The Police, U2, UB40, Styx and a little from Hombres G, 1983 was…and still is a great year for music.
Happy Birthday Cris.
‘Breaking Bad‘ is coming to an end in a few hours, so how about, while we wait for it, we listen to a little music from the show? I’ve prepared a little playlist with the best songs used in the show. So, push play and get into your ‘Heisenberg’ mode while we wait for the last episode of the series. Are you ready?
Who would have thought a Ben Stiller film would create so much buzz over the last few days. Now, don’t get me wrong, I respect Mr. Stiller as an actor as much as the next guy, but his films are not particularly my favorite. This view towards him however, might change this year. It just might. A week ago, the trailer for ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty‘ was released. The film, being directed and starred by Ben Stiller, is based on a short story written by James Thurber back in 1939. This would be the second film adaptation of Thurber’s work (being the first one made in 1947).
Stiller’s take on this tale is scheduled to open on December 25th, and it also stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Sean Penn and Shirley MacLaine. Stiller will play the lead role as Walter Mitty, who is “an office worker who lives inside fantasy worlds where he gets to live an adventurous life while romancing his co-worker sets off a global journey to fix things when both of their jobs are threatened” – as stated by IMDB.
By just looking at the 2-minute trailer, this film is definitely on my ‘To-See’ list. Nowadays it’s hard to get people’s attention with trailers, but this one is just…well, perfect. No main dialogues that spoil the entire movie, just images and a song that go together like milk and chocolate. But don’t take my word for it, be a judge yourself. The song used in the trailer is ‘Dirty Paws’ by Of Monsters and Men.
Do you think Walter Mitty has what it takes to make it to Oscar Season? Should we just not be fooled by a pretty trailer? We shall find out in a few months. The film will also make an appearance on the New York Film Festival on October 5th, 2013. Take a look at the trailer below.