I didn't mind The Wolfman, I'm just wondering if Hollywood is just wanting to take the old movies, slap them on to some film with the new great graphics and top-end actors, while trying not to mess up the actual story. Either that or Hollywood is really just running out of new and clever ideas to put on film, even though there is a ton of screenwriters writing good movies that get shot down on a daily basis. Maybe it's just me, but I really wish that someone could shut down the M. Night Shyamalan/Hollywood nimrods of the world.
There are many moments in American Repertory Theater's production of Cabaret that made it an experience unlike no other. From its pre-show shenanigans and its stellar cast (led by Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer, playing the androgynous Emcee) to the audience participation and the beautiful costumes this adaptation of the Joe Masteroff/John Kander/Fred Ebb musical knew how to raise eyebrows and create certain moods that I've yet to bear witness to until this night.
From time-to-time I still have trouble convincing people that Japanese rock is the future of the music industry, so I get a big sigh of relief when I see that more and more American labels are signing these talented artists from the Land of the Rising Sun. This past Tuesday the folks over at Good Charamel Records (founded by by Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls) released the I Love J-ROCK compilation album, featuring ten songs from five of Japan's top girl-fronted bands. Not all the songs on here are winners, though.
First things first: I loved the first Mafia game. Second I have been waiting a long time for this sequel to come out (I believe I found out about it back in 2007, so I was wondering why it took so long to get to this point.) But it's finally here, yet it seemed that 2K Games wasn't giving people the chance to really play the game before its release date. When the King and I were at the PAX East we were lucky to play the game, but of course we got screwed because it was at the end of the day of the convention, so we got kicked out before we could finish the demo.