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five films you’ll never want to see again.

That is, if you can even make it through them the first time (for some, I couldn’t.)

Some rules before I start listing them off: these had to be films I actually saw.  That rules out most Japanese gore-porn titles.  Why?  Because, while I’m sure I’ll never want to see them again, they just have no inherent cultural value to pique my interest in the first place.  You cannot tell me that ‘Men Behind the Sun’ has any redeeming value.  Which is not to say I’d ever censor it if when I run the world, but just that I’d never personally choose to watch something of that nature.  Second, they had to be films that – true to the title – I’ve never watched again.  In the interest of honesty and all.

It turns out that some of these are terrific films, films I would recommend to everyone if I thought anyone had the stomach for them.  But, on a good conscience, it’s just difficult to suggest something that might make someone hate you for quite a while, so I’m shaping this in the mold of a dare instead of a recommendation.

See the list after the jump.

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falling asleep at 6am.

Or at least maybe, but who cares – it’s the weekend!

Anyway, it’s been a helluva week for my favorite artists releasing new material.  First, it was Bear Colony.  This evening, I received my pre-order of Electric President’s third album, The Violent Blue.  Unfamiliar?  Check out my Mos Defferson spotlight first then.

On a first listen of the new album, it’s amazing how Ben Cooper and Alex Kane have refined their craft as their discography continues.  Songs off their first album (S/T) were really good, but definitely a little sloppy (of course, in my opinion, that was half the fun.)  Their sound has just evolved so damn much between then and now, though.  And that’s all you can really ask of artists you enjoy, right?  That they keep advancing their work and manage to ward off complacency.

I’m most definitely falling asleep to this track tonight, which meshes nicely with the two hours of Bioshock 2 I just played.  Please, if you enjoy, consider buying the album.  Pre-orders are already sold out, so you won’t be grabbing one of those sweet terrifying monster/bear shirts, but I’m assuming more album orders will be ready to go sometime in the next week.

Electric President – the ocean floor

And as a bonus, because I like you all so much, I’ll throw in another favorite from the album with a far more awake sound:

Electric President – safe and sound

Don’t text me until 3pm, world.  Peace.

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omgnewbearcolonyomgnewbearcolony!

I don’t give a shit that you don’t give a shit.  I have been waiting since freshman year for new Bear Colony.

I spotlighted Bear Colony back on my old blog, about a year ago.  I’ve been listening to their debut album, We Came Here to Die, constantly since the days of the dorm room.  No need to really fill you in on the group’s backstory, you can click over on that link and check it out.  They’re their own thing, but I guess if you want something similar, I’d say Radiohead?  Definite electronica/alternative feel.

But the big news for Bear Colony fans is that they just released a FREE (as in, all free-like) EP, and you can download it.  You can download the shit out of it.  And you know that’s exactly what you’ll do.  It’s just an EP, but it’ll hold me over until their second album drops sometime in the next few months.

(Oh and that blog also reminds me about this movie coming out this year, which will be every shade of epic.  If you don’t know Tommy Wirkola and/or Dead Snow yet, you should study up son!)

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the amazing spiderman.

So it’s been on Reddit for a few days.  But I had to bring it here.  Because everything you ever needed to know about a Wes Anderson film was contained in that trailer (though it’s still not as good as Lego Twin Peaks, and if you ever want to make it in Hollywood, you unfortunately have to say that you know who David Lynch is.)

Wes Anderson has actually fallen out of favor with me recently.  ‘Rushmore’ was my favorite film in high school.  I introduced quite a few people to Anderson.  And I actually liked ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ a lot, but ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ was unforgivably bad and he needs to make a good live-action movie to make up for it.  Right now.  Preferably without re-hashing the quirky, divided family that comes together in the end storyline…again.

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because i re-downloaded fruity loops…

…I had to make something with it.  Jumping back on FL is like taking a college foreign language class after you only learned the words for colors back in junior high.  You forget a lot and look dumb in the process.  That would have sounded incredibly more profound if Tom Hanks said it.

But yeah, here’s what I got after killing an hour or two on it tonight.  I don’t pretend to be good at this.  It’s just for boredom.  So without further disclaimer:

BITCH SLAPPED!

Now please give me money.  Kthnx.

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the results are in! 2009 junkies.

You’ve been waiting a week.  You haven’t slept.  You’ve constantly refreshed this blog, refusing to so much as vacate your bowels.  And now the moment is here.

But I’d suggest you finish reading the post before you poop.  2009 Junkies after the jumpie.  Haha.  So clever.

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opposition.

Already posted the Colts jams…hahaha this shit is ridiculous though!

I mean, the chorus alone.  That’s a win even if it’s from the opposition.

Cousin Skeeter.

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