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nothingonnetflix:

Nothing on Netflix Podcast Ep. 1 - Miami Connection
In this episode we spend 60 minutes discussing, dissecting, and digesting the 1987 classic action film, Miami Connection. We have a lot to talk about: coke-stealing motorcycle ninjas, 80’s power-pop group Dragon Sound, and acting that needs to be seen to be believed. 
Until recently, this amazing piece of cinema was lost to the world. Now, you can watch it on Netflix Instant and then listen to the Nothing on Netflix crew talk all about it.

Everything you need to know here: http://www.nothingonnetflix.com/podcast-miami-connection/

Pop of the Morning!: Episode #3 - Frosted Cherry Pop-Tarts

poptartpodcast:

Imagine our dismay when we set out to record a podcast dedicated to the classic Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tart only to discover Frosted Cherry in their place?! Once we recovered from this flavor mix up, we switched gears and soldiered on with our review of the Frosted Cherry Pop-Tart.

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Sunland Hospital Part 4/4: As with most abandoned buildings, Sunland’s walls were covered with graffiti. These images are from my same visit in 1998.  

Sunland Hospital Part 3/4: Inside Tallahassee’s Sunland Mental Hospital. I took these photographs in 1998, after the hospital had been closed for roughly 15 years. 

Myself and a handful of friends cautiously ventured through the 6 floors of the abandoned hospital, often times in complete darkness (the lower floors had very little light due to kudzu overgrowth). 

Sunland Hospital Part 2/4: These are photographs from 1967 & 1968 of Sunland, a mental hospital in Tallahassee, Fl.

Take notice of the patients brushing their teeth in the elongated sink. In my next post you will see what that sink looked like 30 years later.   

Sunland Hospital Part 1/4: Sunland was a mental health hospital in Tallahassee, FL during the late 1960s until it closed its doors in 1983. Following its closing, the mental hospital sat vacant for decades. It was demolished in 2006 after years of decay, vandalism and unchecked kudzu growth. 

Luckily, I was able to visit Sunland a couple of times in the late 1990s. These are some photographs I took during one of my visits in 1998. 

Just Like Being There. Trailer. 

As a longtime Harmony Korine fan, I can’t wait to see his latest film later this week.
film-dot-com:

DID HARMONY KORINE JUST TROLL AN ENTIRE GENERATION?
When Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” premiered at the Venice Film Festival late last August, it was received warmly by critics well-prepared for another provocation from one of the American cinema’s most reliably incensing auteurs. Its reception at the Toronto International Film Festival a week later seemed even more enthusiastic, with many critics, myself included, feeling certain that it ranked among the best of the slate.
That was nearly eight months ago now, and in the down time since its premiere, the hype machine has worked quite a number of “Spring Breakers”, raising anticipation to a fever pitch. The film’s distributor, A24 Films, made the savvy decision to wait until spring break itself kicked off to bring the film into wide release, which very quickly proved a lucrative strategy: its opening weekend, when it played a handful of theaters in only New York and Los Angeles, broke records for per-theater numbers, outgrossing Korine’s last film in a single day, and the combined sum of every movie he’s ever madeby the end of the weekend.
“Spring Breakers” stars a trio of immensely popular teen idols whose lucrative brand has clearly meant big business for the film. But it’s also unabashedly an arthouse film, one whose canny use of Disney icons is central to its deeper intentions; it so thoroughly deconstructs preconceptions that it wouldn’t much work without them. A major consequence of its motives—and in particular its desire to both relish and undermine certain cultural signifiers—is that its veneer of carefree spring breaking is pretty misleading, especially to audiences familiar with the stars but not with the director (whose most recent feature is called “Trash Humpers”).
READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON FILM.COM TO FIND OUT IF “SPRING BREAKERS” IS THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE

As a longtime Harmony Korine fan, I can’t wait to see his latest film later this week.

film-dot-com:

DID HARMONY KORINE JUST TROLL AN ENTIRE GENERATION?

When Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” premiered at the Venice Film Festival late last August, it was received warmly by critics well-prepared for another provocation from one of the American cinema’s most reliably incensing auteurs. Its reception at the Toronto International Film Festival a week later seemed even more enthusiastic, with many critics, myself included, feeling certain that it ranked among the best of the slate.

That was nearly eight months ago now, and in the down time since its premiere, the hype machine has worked quite a number of “Spring Breakers”, raising anticipation to a fever pitch. The film’s distributor, A24 Films, made the savvy decision to wait until spring break itself kicked off to bring the film into wide release, which very quickly proved a lucrative strategy: its opening weekend, when it played a handful of theaters in only New York and Los Angeles, broke records for per-theater numbers, outgrossing Korine’s last film in a single day, and the combined sum of every movie he’s ever madeby the end of the weekend.

“Spring Breakers” stars a trio of immensely popular teen idols whose lucrative brand has clearly meant big business for the film. But it’s also unabashedly an arthouse film, one whose canny use of Disney icons is central to its deeper intentions; it so thoroughly deconstructs preconceptions that it wouldn’t much work without them. A major consequence of its motives—and in particular its desire to both relish and undermine certain cultural signifiers—is that its veneer of carefree spring breaking is pretty misleading, especially to audiences familiar with the stars but not with the director (whose most recent feature is called “Trash Humpers”).

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON FILM.COM TO FIND OUT IF “SPRING BREAKERS” IS THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE

(Source: truthandmovies, via korine)

blake500:

My old housemate Tim made this great Weezer parody about the sequester.

My old bandmate Tim made this great Weezer parody about the sequester. 

Mapping music in 2013.

Mapping music in 2013.

Another year, another reminder. 
"You have to go to considerable trouble to live differently from the way the world wants you to live. That’s what I’ve discovered about writing. The world doesn’t want you to do a damn thing. If you wait till you got time to write a novel or time to write a story or time to read the hundred thousands of books you should have already read—if you wait for the time, you’ll never do it. Cause there ain’t no time; world don’t want you to do that. World wants you to go to the zoo and eat cotton candy, preferably seven days a week." - Harry Crews

Another year, another reminder. 

"You have to go to considerable trouble to live differently from the way the world wants you to live. That’s what I’ve discovered about writing. The world doesn’t want you to do a damn thing. If you wait till you got time to write a novel or time to write a story or time to read the hundred thousands of books you should have already read—if you wait for the time, you’ll never do it. Cause there ain’t no time; world don’t want you to do that. World wants you to go to the zoo and eat cotton candy, preferably seven days a week." - Harry Crews

Christmas Tree Street Fire / New Years Street Party.

Christmas Tree Street Fire / New Years Street Party.