Oooookay. Saw this movie last night, and I must say, I was kind of excited for it. I was really looking for a good, mindless party movie. No harm no foul. However, this movie was so unbelievably destructive; it almost ruined it for me. Besides the stress that comes with hosting an out of control party at your house (something I have done many times, sorry mom), this movie was fueled with all sorts of teenage debauchery mixed with a head full of Christmas gnome ecstasy. And to top it all off, the movie still managed to push the limit and go completely overboard when a flame-thrower wielding, ex-military, drug dealer decides to crash the party (and the neighborhood). It was a pretty stressful ride…BUT, I must say that the soundtrack was pretty solid. With everything from the trailer music “Pursuit of Happiness” (Kid Cudi, Steve Aoki remix) to the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, to Nas, to (my favourite) Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre’s “Next Episode.” And when all goes to shit, throw in some death metal to reflect the sheer chaos. See below for the track listing! All in all, the movie is a good time, but I probably won’t watch it again.
1. Trouble On My Mind – Pusha T 2. Bitch Betta Have My Money – AMG 3. Tipsy (Club Mix) – J-Kwon 4. Candy (feat. Pitbull) – Far East Movement & Pitbull 5. Ray Ban Vision – A-Trak 6. Le Disko (Boys Noize Fire Mix) – Shiny Toy Guns 7. Nasty – Nas 8. Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Dance Remix) – Kid Cudi 9. Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs 10. Pretty Girls (Benny Benassi Remix) – Wale 11. The Next Episode – Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg 12. Fight Music – D12 13. Wild Boy (Ricky Luna Remix) – MGK
Alright, I’m going to be honest. I was super bummed that this movie wasn’t spectacular. I loved Watchmen, even if it didn’t do that well. But all of that aside…there was one thing about Sucker Punch that was amazing. The soundtrack.
Leave it to Mr. Snyder to have one of the best musical tastes, ever. But this soundtrack was like a sucker punch in itself. Once I read the reviews, the first thought that came to my mind was “Shit, what a waste of a Zeppelin song.” Of course referring to the use of When The Levee Breaks in the trailer. See below for the full soundtrack listing. So good. Highlights include an updated version of Bjork’s “Army of Me” and a cover (With Emily Browning and Yoav singing) the Pixies’ “Where is My Mind!” The one song that stood out to me was the frequently covered Beatles song “Tomorrow Never Knows.” This version was done by Alison Mosshart of the Kills/Dead Weather and I hate to say it, but I’m pretty sure I like it better than the Our Lady Peace cover from the Craft Soundtrack. And I love that soundtrack.
Tyler Bates even seemed to actually weave his score in and out of the carefully placed songs nicely, with little distraction.
So the moral of this is, at least see the movie for the soundtrack. The costumes are just a bonus ;)
Check out the soundtrack for the new short film directed by Spike Jonze. Count on Mr. Jonze for his great selects, this little mixtape includes artists like Sleighbells, Animal Collective, and Of Montreal. Enjoy!
Now, I love the original song by the recently spilt UK outfit Supergrass…mainly because it reminds me of a good portion of my life listening to the Clueless soundtrack. But this song is just so fantastic, it’s a little hard to fuck up.
That being said, I think Travie McCoy of Gym Class heroes did a great job with it..I was pleasantly surprised when it popped up in my iTunes. Today just got a lot brighter!
Well, yet another completely unnecessary remake of what I feel is a pretty classic franchise. I definitely laughed more than I jumped in this movie because it, like so many other movies in this genre, it heavily relied on the typical loud sound / short lived scare factor. The remake, with a surprisingly lack-lustre performance by real life creeper Jackie Earle Haley, did not do the 1984 classic justice in any way. Don’t get me wrong, I think Jackie is a terrific actor but right now, somewhere in the world, Robert Englund is cursing the gods…and for good reason.
The one thing I DID love about the movie, was the use of “All I Have To Do Is Dream” by the Everly Brothers. So that’s good I guess.
Some good parts, but unfortunately, this ones a dud. Pass it up, buster.
Phoenix set to score new Sofia Coppola film “Somewhere”
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Michelle Monaghan, and Dakota Fanning’s kid sister, Elle “Somewhere” follows the story of a Hollywood actor who re-examines his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
So, I saw Date Night the other night, and it was actually pretty fun! I laughed a lot, and at no point was I cursing the writers. I thought all of the actors did a great job, and really grasped the simple concept of the movie, giving straightforward and refreshing performances. I know, it’s silly at parts. But it was straight to the point, and to be honest, I have a ridiculously massive crush on Tina Fey!
Either way, there was one song that stuck out in the Date Night soundtrack, and it was JOHN MAYER! I must admit, I think he’s kind of a skeeze. But this song is good. I like it. A perfect song for the Spring release of a romantic comedy, of sorts.
Another reason to be excited for this movie? Other than to see the hustle and bustle of Toronto’s hip areas?? It’s been reported that the soundtrack will include a tonne of wicked artists including Beck (Whose music is heard in the trailer!), and Metric!
Radiohead/Beck producer Nigel Godrich acts as Music Supervisor for this summer Blockbuster!