Well another summer has come and gone and it is once again September, the entryway to autumn and probably my favorite season of the year. It definitely was not my favorite summer ever as the entire month of July consisted of frantically trying make editing deadlines while looking in fear for a new home before my lease ran out. But though it wasn’t the next summer of my life, there were some great highlights. Theme parks, parties, tons of great gigs, my first time going to downtown’s art walk, hanging out with my friends were the some of the positives. And of course there was the family trip to Yosemite. OMG. What an amazing week that was. Getting away from L.A. to enjoy the woods was exactly what the doctor ordered. It was a great week of cycling, climbing, hiking and hanging out with my family. Did I mention hiking? Hiking up to Half-Dome, the 20 mile, 14 hour trail that was probably one of the best yet hardest things I’ve ever done in my life? Yup I did it. Pics below :)
Sooo, as summer is now over, I now deem “Lust For Life” by the San Francisco based band Girls as my favorite song for the summer of 2010.
It’s been a while since I wrote about flicks so here are three reviews right here and now. First off to bat is the indie film All The Days Before Tomorrow.
The story is about Wes and Allison, two people who randomly meet and end up becoming friends. There is a definite chemistry between them, but things never go beyond a platonic relationship. The movie opens with Allison returning into Wes’s life after a very long time late one night and the movie proceeds to cut back and forth between that time and their entire past friendship. As a guy who has a female best friend, there were definite things in the film I could relate to while watching it, some stuff funny, some stuff crushing. But all in all, it was good movie and one of the best of the summer. Keith, starring Elisabeth Harnois and singer Jesse McCartney.
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So the story has been heard before. Outsider wants to date the popular person (in this case McCartney as Keith is the outsider trying to date Harnois as Allison). But the situations, characters and setting gives the film a unique perspective that keeps the story fresh. Keith is a mysterious character throughout the film and as Allison finds out more and more about him, but the movie climaxes into a bittersweet finale. As a side note, the trailer of Keith below contains my favorite line from the movie and how exactly I see dating.
“It’s a girl.”
“Cool. What’s she like”
“You know… smart, beautiful, popular.”
“So what’s the plan?”
“I’m gonna have fun with her.’
And recently the last awesome movie I saw was Scott Pilgrim vs. The World directed by Edgar Wright (of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) and starring Michael Cera. It is based on the comic book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
Considering the film is about bands, videos games, rocker chicks, was based based on a comic and it was directed by one of my favorite directors, it was complete gold for me. Loved it, loved it, loved it! Cera plays the Scott Pilgrim, a 22 year old slacker who falls for hot girl Romona Flowers played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead and must defeat her seven evil Ex’s. He proceeds to fight all of them in these video game styled battle that are like candy to the eyes. Unfortunately the film didn’t do well at the box office which might just make this the most underrated film of the year. But so far, it is definitely my favorite movie this year not counting Toy Story 3. Watch it!!!
Other things going on in life right now…work, work, work. Do you rap music? Yeah me neither. BUT I was film editor for this one music video and it was a pretty awesome gig to do: