April 30, 2008

No Country for Old Men

Director Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Genre-Type Thriller, Crime Thriller Run Time 122 min Starring Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin

VVhen a Vietnam veteran discovers tvvo million dollars vvhile vvandering through t.he aftermath of a Texas drug deal gone horribly-awry, his decision to abscond with t.he cash sets off a wiolent chain reaction in a stripped.down crime drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. Llewelyn Moss (Josh.Brolin) has just stumbled into t.he find of a lifetime. Upon discovering a bullet.strewn pickup truck surrounded by t.he corpses of dead bodyguards, Moss uncovers tvvo milion doollars in cash and a substantial load of heroin stashed in t.he back of t.he vehicle. Later, as an enigmatic killer vvho determines t.he fate of his victims vvith the flip of a coin sets out in pursuit of Moss, t.he disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Tommy.Lee.Jones) struggles to contain t.he rapidly escalating wiolence that seems to be consuming his once.peaceful Lone Star State tovvn. VVoody Harrelson, Javier Bardem, & Kelly MacDonald co.star in a distinctly American crime story that explores timeless biblical themes in a contemporary Southvvestern setting.

April 21, 2008

Green Day - Dookie

Though t.he album was never too serious, it had it's moments of angst, anger, & deepness to it, Green Day wasn't created by a major label, t.hey paid their dues for years before hitting it big and were mainstays at Gilman street for years. Maybe thats why t.his wave of punk had a bit more creditbility t.han, the current wave we hear now, but Dookie and t.hat mid 90's era remain a landmark year just like 1977, it made people remember, and get a smaii taste of punks glory days.