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Yanks And Rays Beef, Brawl Ensues


Last Saturday the Rays (formally Devil Rays) Evan Longoria decided to charge the Yankees catcher (prospect Francisco Cervelli) breaking his right wrist, instead he could have simply reached for home plate (this is spring training after-all), Two days later Yankees pitcher Heath Phillips was ejected in the first inning for hitting Longoria. In the very next inning Shelley Duncan hit a single down the third-base line, Duncan tried to stretch for a double although he would have been out by amile he slid into Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura with his right foot higher than normal, spiking Iwamura (who looked surprised)... videos below show the rest.

March 12, 2008

Paramore Breaking Up? Front Lady Hayley Preggers?


There has been some rumors floating around the internets of Paramore braking up, and that the front women Haley Williams is Pregnant.... FALSE says Haley on her blog, and she also assures fans that the band will be together for along time... i hope so because they sound great, so heres to sticking together...

CrushCrushCrush below which happens to be available for download for RockBand this week pick that up laters.

TGTRAX:Paramore - Misery Business

"Cloverfield" Writer Was Inspired By Fall Out Boys "Infinity On High"/How Did FOB Get Snubbed For A Grammy?


First off it seems the writer of Cloverfield Drew Goddard was inspired by Fall Out Boys Infinity On High Siting (my favorite song on the album) "The Take Over, The Breaks Over" which in its self was paying homage to their then boss Jay-Z. While attending the premiere of Cloverfield Peter Wentz ran into and spoke with Goddard who then told him you could sync the album with the movie like Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon with "The Wizard of Oz". But this turned out to be a classic case of miscommunication, Goddard explained that the album came out around the same time he was writing the film and it was his muse while writing and that any similarities are coincidence.

Usher Drops "Here I Stand" in June


Ushers new album Here I Stand will drop in June, and Usher already has a confession to make about his first single "Love in This Club" which features Young Jeezy (who was put on the record without Ushers knowledge) and is produced by Polow Da Don who apparently leaked the single without Ushers permission, siting that the single would not have gotten the proper respect by the label. Seems to me it has worked since the track is breaking records making the third largest jump (with a bullet, i might add) to the number 1 spot in Billboards 50 year history.

TGTRAX: Usher - Moving Mountains

Travis McCoy Opens Up About His Drug Habits


Gym Class Heroes front man Travis McCoy has just recently opened up about his drug addictions and side note new lyrical prowess, he sites Pimp C, Heath Ledger, and various close friends deaths as the catalyst for change "I was selfish and thought I was invincible, as we all do. I realized something: I gave myself an expiration date, a self-fulfilled destiny I was certain to make true. For some retarded reason I never thought I'd make it past 27. Well, it's nearing, and I'm still here, and I have no plans to leave anytime soon." good luck with that Travie we hope you over come that shit...

But on side bar Travis was raving of Gym Class Heroes' untitled new album (coming this summer) "It's just gonna be a real, real solid record. The demos we have now are just bananas"
video below enjoy, TGTRAX as well

Chris Brown Gets Into An Altercation


Chris Brown is at what looks to be a school sponsored event having fun (hes down with o.p.p) when suddenly he is pulling off his shirt to fight a seemingly invisible enemy... below

Lil Wayne Getting Exposed


It was only a matter of time, dude says hes the best rapper alive but he bits Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie among rapper alive clearly not the case maybe the best down south...the best part about this is that kids from the nineties are the ones hailing him as the best rapper (this shows their total lack of knowledge regarding wonder Nas said Hip-Hop is...) don't believe me check the truth...below

50 Cent On His Presidential Choice


Of Course no rapper can make a political statement with out Bill'o getting into conversation, also why is fifty riding around with Fox (Faux) News riding shotgun? anyway below fif's comments on his candidate, Bill'os rebuttal, and then fif's rebuttal... take it for what it is....

Goldie Locks: The Gangsta Version

The title says it all...

Sara Bareilles Writes Us A "Love Song"


Sara tells about how she started to turn her going no where fast career into a success, also how "Love Song" wrote its self. Saying it was written out of her frustrations with her record label for tying to force a love song out of her... id say they did VERY well.

Bonus: Love Song Video

Check out the full read at MTV

10,000 B.C Brings In 35,700,000 A.D


Ok ok i know the pun sucks... [sic] but put it this way the movie looks great, and i must admit...i wanted to see it this weekend but i had previous arrangements. below are some of the meta scores, from what i see it got largely panned (getting a 35 out of a possible 100) but i want to see it anyway looks entertaining Billy may not agree....

Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips, 75/100
Emmerich has no time for poetry or magic, even when the director and his digital wizards (here doing wildly variable work) are trying to dazzle. He’s a taskmaster and a field marshall, not a visionary. But I enjoyed 10,000 B.C. more and more, and more than just about anything Emmerich’s done before.

The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt, 70/100
As one might expect, there are campy moments and far too much reliance on God-like interventions in the affairs of early man. Less expected is that 10,000 BC works just fine as an action Western with handsome actors in striking costumes and a few CG predators, which are giddy fun.

New York Post Lou Lumenick, 25/100
I was kind of rough on "Apocalypto," which in retrospect seems like a minor classic compared to 10,000 BC.

Slate Dana Stevens, 20/100
In terms of character development, wit, and simple curiosity, it's dumber than a Neanderthal.

March 11, 2008

The Roots New Single "Birthday Girl"


So as i have said before Patrick Stump is becoming a force in the hip-hop world, he is now featured on the new Roots song "Birthday Girl" here is the unofficial video, Quest Love of The Roots along side Travis Barker of Blink 182 fame proforming together (and it is a bag of awsome), and bonus TGTRAX below.

Bonus: Fall Out Boy ft. Jay-Z : Thriller, And Beat It (Cover)

Sex Isnt So Sexy Any More


According to a new government study one out of every teenage girl in the US has or had an STD (HPV being the leader), if these reports are true then the "Latch Key Kid Theory" is true, add that to the fact that most parents are not responsible, we have a society where the kids are accepting of more promiscuous sexual behavior. kids are watching MTV's "The Hill's"(click The, and click Hill's) and are reading YM magazine (which seems to feature sex tips in every other mag), I'm guessing you want the truth?

Bonus: how can it be possible that all these diseases are going around when fewer kids are having sex?

March 10, 2008



The new Robert De Niro and Al Pacino flick. Directed by Jon Avnet. (Sigh) Fitty's in it too.


March 9, 2008

March 6, 2008

Finally, the Top 10 movies of 2007


Took me a while to come up with the list because even though I'd like to, I don't have the dough to see every movie at the theaters when they come out. It took me a while to watch all of the movies. Better late, right? Yeah. By the way, I may or may not summarize.

10. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Great movie that was hugely overlooked. The performances are great, as is the storytelling and balls of the plot. Sidney Lumet should have been nominated for Best Director this year--83 and still doing that hectic style of directing.

9. Rescue Dawn

Werner Herzog's film about an American pilot who became a POW in the early stages of the Vietnam war. All the characters shine, from Christian Bale to Steve Zahn to the happy and generous midget guard. The story is original because the tone is off kilter and at times not so serious, yet at other times brutal and unforgiving.

8. Persepolis

Animated story of a young Iranian girl's coming of age. Extremely well done. Funny as well as serious as well as touching. Original as all hell. Don't sleep on it because it's animated, it was better than most films last year. s*** if it's on this list.

7. Zodiac

Another huge shame was the lack of audience for this movie. Almost three hours long, but stays compelling the whole time. This is also not your typical police procedural. Everyone is perfectly cast. You may know that the Zodiac killer was never caught. Well, you should see how this plays out.

6. No End in Sight

For some, this was arguably the best documentary of last year, and to me, it is also the most infuriating. Not only does the movie make you more angry about the war in Iraq, but it also informs you well. All of the facts in the film (the ones that are true, proven facts) should be well embedded in the American psyche. The movie is true to the title, showing why the troops really can't leave. "Taxi to the Dark Side" was good, but this movie should've won the Best Doc Oscar.

5. We Own the Night

Even though this movie got smashed by the critics, it belongs on this list. One of the best cop dramas I have seen in a whiiiiile. Also, one of the best revenge flicks I have ever seen. The story is simple, yet complicated, just like the characters. The sole car chase scene of the movie is an amazingly heartpounding sequence.

4. Gone Baby Gone

If you don't already know, I'm a big fan of character, and this movie not only has a strong story, but stronger characters. I know it's all Ben Affleck directed and Casey Affleck acted, but the brothers definitely do their thing here. The mystery is, of course, the backbone of the story, but there are so many interesting aspects to the movie that one just wants to see what happens, lost kid or no lost kid.

3. There Will Be Blood

Of course, well acted by Daniel Day-Lewis, playing a greedy oil tycoon. The ending was completely electrifying. Loved it. The character of Daniel Plainview could carry the film on his own, and you can easily see how Paul Dano tried to supporting act the hell out of himself. Compelling all the way through. The story is about as interesting as Daniel Plainview, by the way. I know people wanted to say that the Oscar committee or whatever loves those types of performances, but I don't think anyone else could have done it but Day-Lewis. Don't believe the overacting crack.

2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days

This Romanian movie was just ridiculously good. The director Cristian Mungiu had these crazy long takes that seemed that they either did the movie in a day or a year. The actors all fit their personas very well, and so one was what you expected them to be. Some were heartbreakingly fragile, some were frustratingly tough. Awesome, that's all I can say. Won the Palme D'Or at Cannes. Best foreign film of the year. Hands down.

1. American Gangster / The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Yeah, I know no one likes a tie, but I just couldn't decide. It was hard enough placing the other movies.

"American Gangster" gave us a new league of legendary characters and the story was never boring. One of the few films who lived up to the hype and delivered more. The story was weirdly original because one liked both Lucas and Ritchie. Everything in the movie seemed right. The pacing. The cinematography. The development. All of it. Should've knocked some movie off the nominee list and put in this one.

You'd think this movie would be a western, but it's more of a psychological movie than anything else. Everyone is a villain one way or another, but this movie still makes us root for some characters (depending on your taste). Brad Pitt played a great Jesse James. At times he was admirable. At times he was terrifying. The movie hinges mostly on Robert Ford (played by Casey Affleck). Ford's development throughout the film is something most films don't do. The ending, which was more like an epilogue, was pitch perfect. Andrew Dominik's direction was just beautiful and the cinematography was incredibly gorgeous. It was like an aesthetic feast because even the music was perfect. Too bad almost no one saw this film. Be in the know, watch it now.


You may be wondering why I didn't include "No Country for Old Men" or "Atonement" or "Juno". Easy. "No Country" was what Michael Phillips called "a pretty serial killer movie". I had to agree with that. The characters were flat and the ending just didn't work. God, did it not work. "Atonement" started with this multi perspective storytelling at first, and then it just said "f*** it, I don't feel like doing this anymore". Very inconsistent. A junk of the movie around the middle/end is also a jip because, well, you'll have to see. You'll know what I'm talking about. "Juno" was good, but not top ten material. "Superbad" and "Knocked Up" were better than "Juno". They had better plots. Oh yeah, "Michael Clayton". Good movie, but I just felt that there others out there better. Stronger. Simple as that.

Here're some close runner-ups (close. Really, really hard to exclude):

Factory Girl - Good, too bad Hayden Christensen's short role ruined it from being on the list.
Starting Out in the Evening - Great. Hurt to exclude it.
Sunshine - Best sci-fi film last year. Thoroughly Original.
Shoot'em Up - Just plain fun. Everything you didn't get in a John Woo movie.
Superbad - Funniest film last year. Think this would have been #11.
Into the Wild - Great direction, great movie.
Sweeney Todd - Crazy as hell, great musical-that-I-didn't-want-to-see-at-first.
The Lookout - Awesome thriller.
The King of Kong - Who knew video game competitions could be so suspenseful?
My Kid Could Paint That - Interesting as all hell. Reflexive.
Lars and the Real Girl - Just a sweet movie. Like a pack of peeps or something.
Once - Great filmaking and music on a budget that Spiderman 3 probably had for lunch each day.
Spiderman 3 - Don't care. It was great.
Transformers - Same here.
Rise of the Footsoldier - Crazy as hell.
Ratatouille - Yeah.

Videos You Have or Should Have Seen Vol. 2


All I gotta say is watch. COOOL.