Zentertainment News For You….
Hello fellow campers - since I woke up with some pain that has been recurring in my left shoulder, I decided to get up, have some cereal with a hydrocodon chaser, and drop some Zen for you, since it’s been almost two weeks since last post. In today’s edition:
- Katy Perry - best pop artist of all time, already?!
- Hot Sauce Committee Part Two review
- Summer Movie season preview and predictions
- Why blondes really do have more fun
Let’s do this already!!!!!
According to NME, Katy Perry is leading a poll of “The Greatest Pop Stars of All Time”. Um, to be as respectful to Katy as possible, no. And believe me, I’d respect the shit out of her.(wink) Katy has a very long way to go to be included in the company of Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Madonna - my version of the Holy Trinity. The key to being one of the elite is to sustain a career, and a successful one at that, for a minimum of two decades. Katy has only been around for half of one. I wish her all the luck, but the people who contributed to that poll need to have their heads examined. I’d be scared to see where Beiber landed on that poll. God help us.
Yesterday, the first album in over 4 years from one of my favorite groups of all time, the Beastie Boys, was released. Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 is the first of two albums to be released by the trio in a year.(We’re still waiting on a release date for Part 1) Before I display my altered opinions on this, let me explain how part 2 came out before part one. HSC Part 1 was originally titled Tadlock’s Glasses and was to be released in 2009, but due to MCA getting cancer, the recorded tracks were shelved so Adam(MCA) could get treatment. Hopefully this review finds him in full remission. So, when you listen to HSC Part 2, you’re actually listening to Part 1, and the NEW HSC part 1 will have the music associated with Part 2. Confusing, right?
Now on to the review.
I got to listen to the whole album before it was released, thanks to the internet, and I’ve listened to it twice since purchasing it last night.(I got a free t-shirt with my copy, too. Take that, bitches!) I honestly believe that Capitol records decided to release these tracks as a primer to the new Part 1 when it gets released, because this album, to me, is nothing but a teaser. It’s only 44 minutes total in running time, which is way below BB standards, and it’s filled with filler tracks that are two minutes or less. The first track, “Make Some Noise” is fun to listen to, and it has gained steam, mostly in thanks to the star studded music video for the track. However, after that, the album just kind of tails off. Guest appearances by NAS and Santigold don’t even help it’s premise. I could go in to detail, track by track, about my slight dissapointment with HSCP2, but it’d be the same nauseating review you could read on Spin or Rolling Stone’s website, even though I believe both of those publications are probably kissing the boys’ asses. Puke. When HSCP1 comes out, and hopefully this year or early 2012, it better have some firepower, or the public and the true fans of the Beastie Boys might be beginning to question the staying power of the band.
I’ll give HSCP2 a pass, due to my devotion to the band, but they better come back hard and heavy with HSCP1. 6/10 beers.
Summer Movie season is upon us!!!!!
Gonna be short n sweet with some of these, because there’s too many to cover. Ready? Set? Go!
Thor(this Friday) - Has an astounding 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, which flat out surprises me. I’ve heard a lot of rumblings that this might rival Spidey 2 as the best comic book movie, period.
Bridesmaids(May 13th) - if you haven’t seen the trailer for this, go youtube it now. Think “The Hangover” for females. Looks good though.
Pirates of the Carribean:On Stranger Tides(May 20th) - Blackbeard shows up this time(courtesy of Ian McShane). Mom’s favorite franchise these days. Think I’ll wait till DVD.
The Hangover, Part 2(May 26th) - I honestly think this might be the best sequel since Terminator 2:Judgement Day. The premise is the same, but it’s now set in Thailand. Everything I’ve seen from the trailer has made me laugh. A Memorial Day weekend release doesn’t hurt it’s chances either.
X-Men: First Class(June 3) - I have high hopes for this, especially getting to see the lovely January Jones half naked the majority of the film. Heh.
Super 8(June 10) - Spielberg and JJ Abrams. Cloverfield meets Close Encounters. Do you really need me to go on here? I didn’t think so.
Green Lantern(June 17) - Oh Ryan Reynolds, how does Scarlett Johannson leave you for Sean Penn? If this movie doesn’t score big, DC might have to rethink it’s approach to movies, seeing the Batman franchise is the only one saving it’s ass right now.
Bad Teacher(June 24) - Think Bad Santa, but in a school, and the title character is a woman instead of Billy Bob Thorton. Looks promising.
Transformers: Dark of The Moon(July 1) - No Megan Fox?! Denied! End this franchise already, Mr. Bay. I want a Bad Boys 3.
Horrible Bosses(July 8) - Ensemble cast sells this movie, and the trailer isn’t even out yet. IMDB this title, and you can thank me later when you read up on it.
Harry Potter and the Deatly Hallows Part 2(July 15) - Hands down, the front runner for the Box Office crown for Summer and maybe all of 2011. It’s the final showdown between Harry and that guy from In Bruges. Ha!
Captain America: The First Avenger(July 22) - While I don’t agree with the Chris Evans casting here as Cap(John Hamm, hello?!), I’ll go see it just to get prepped for The Avengers movie.
Cowboys & Aliens(July 29) - Tombstone meets War of the Worlds. And hey, Han Solo and James Bond are in it!!!! Not to mention Olivia Wilde, mee yow!!!!
Rise of the Planet of the Apes(August 5) - At least Tim Burton isn’t doing it, right? Right?! God help us….
30 Minutes or Less(August 12) - GO SEE THE TRAILER FOR THIS NOW!!!! Can’t wait!!!!
Conan The Barbarian(August 19) - No Arnold?! Denied! To hell with you Krahm!!!!
Blondes really do have more fun. Here’s why.
They flirt better than anyone else.
They are definitely more carefree than anyone else.
They can do something on a whim, with out planning.
They like to drink.
Let’s face it, they’re sexy as hell.
And they don’t mind the rough stuff every now and then.
This is my ode to all the blondes out there. Thank you for your patronage.
Well kids, that’s it for today. I’ll be dropping more Zens in succession along with T’s contributions. Have a nice hump day. Oh, and just for good measure, today (May 4th) is Intergalactic Star Wars Day. So, May the 4th be with you!!!!