Saturday, May 31, 2008

Film Gudie Friday

And now it time for film guide Friday on of the regular weekly feature of this site since this blog site stared over two year ago, for thouse of you who don't remember Film guide Friday is where we list the film that are opening this wee at all movie house in the Detroit area.

we spilt the released from new films first and then the older films that are playing a you local discount theater and a look at what is coming up next week.

It going to be a little bit difference this time around now that i am back doing a blog aging, no.1 i write a little sum up of the films out this week and no.2 the what new in the discount theater have now expand form that one theater [Cinemark Warren 16 at the Mall from hell i.e. the Universal mall in Warren] to three other discount theater in the area

and if you set confuse of which film is playing where there will be a letter key to help you.

and Now here what play this week

"Sex and the City: The Movie" [R]

they jump from the small box to the big screen as Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are still find love and romance in the big apple and you know from the coverage around this is the big chick flick of the year and it good for all the girls and guys.

"The Strangers"[R]

Mommy, there three mysterious strangers with wrap masks bugging a nice couple what do we do, that is the question asking Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman in this new horror that got you asking, god that Liv Tyler.

"The Fall"[R]
Playing at Landmark Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak

it a globethhoing adventher set in the 1920 as Five heroes, each from a different corner of the globe, are all out to avenge the wrongs wrought by a powerful aristocrat

Also playing at the Main Art Theatre

Before the Rains (PG-13)

it the director debut of Santosh Sivan where a when people in his village learn of an affair between his British boss and a village woman, the film is set in 1930 India.

Playing at the Landmark Maple Art Cinema III in Bloomfield Hills

Young[at]Heart [PG]

Old folks doing every thing from The Clash to Coldplay in a New England senior home chorus in this doc, and even my dad don't know about the "White Stripes"

The Visitor (PG-13)

it a comedy/drama where a college professor move in with young immigrant couple in NYC.

Then She Found Me (R)

New at the discount theater:


A - Cinemark Warren 16
28600 Dequindre Avenue, Warren
B - State-Wayne Theater
35310 Michigan Avenue, Wayne, MI
C - Silver Cinemas - Macomb Mall
32233 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI
D - Farmington Civic Theater
33332 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, Michigan



Alreadey playing


A,C,D = 21 [PG-13]

A,C = 10,000 B.C.[PG-13]

C = Drillbit Taylor (PG-13)
C = National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG)

Playing Next Week

Kung Fu Panda

A clumsy panda is chosen by an ancient prophecy to become a kung fu master and save the land from a gang of snow leopards.

You Don't Mess With the Zohan

Adam Sandler is a highly-skilled Mossad agent who fakes his own death so he can move to New York and become a hair stylist.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Culture City Live Review

Los Campesinos!
with Jeffrey Lewis and The Jitters and The Nice Device
May 24, 2008
Magic Stick

I Don't know what was more fun on a Saturday night Watching game one of the Stanley cup final of seeing a fun gig of a band you know by listen to your tunes on BBC Radio 1 and loving your debut C.D.

so i was hoping that "Los Campesinos!" the band from Scotland live set was good as there fun to listen to debut CD "Hold On Now, Youngster" which sound amsome, while at the same time our beloved red wings was playing game one of the Stanley cup final vs the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The gig was happening at the same time as the Red Wings gagme so we break down the bands with the game in this review.

first, there was "The nice device" Playing there second gig since Alicia Gbur and and bassist Matt Lannoo[yes, the first time Alicia and Matt together in the same post] after filling in for "The Von Bondies" at the begin of the year and they sound really great to played live aging to Detroit they played a lot of there old stuff and not only that a few new songs one of them have a working title called "Cupid" and "Alicia Burg" Look really great last night as well.

it was too tough to keep one eye on "the nice device" and the eye on the game as they played to a scored-less draw on Period One but we did scored 1st but it was wave off because of Goaltender interference, ouch.

Just after the second period begin the second band of the night is NYC "Jeffrey Lewis" and his band "The Jitters" which make up of of his brother Jack, Drummer David Beauchamp, and his Ex-girlfriend Helen Schreiner they did a very well-done set which mostly qurick cover of the old 70's English anarchist punk band Crass, i thought there was real good the was some story as well a couple of time did some Drawing broad story which he did himself [he also sell comic book as well].

Some fan like the set, i though it was good set it you basic moppey indie folk rock but it was in easy pace, meanwhile the wings score two in the second from a Mikael Samuelsson wrap around to put us in the lead 1-0.

All was hoping for a great third period to hold on to the lead and the the band the hard core fans came to see the seven piece indie pop band from Cardiff, Wales "Los Campesinos!" was fun as advertised, The kids play about a good hour set of 14 songs most of it from very wonderful debut album "Hold on Now, Youngster" [Art & Crafts] they really rock the place with a the fans dancing in from of the stage and to some mild jumping around as they play song like "Death to Los Campesinos!", the very good "You! Me! Dancing!", the heart felt "My Year in Lists" and the longest title song i ever heard "This Is How You Spell, "HAHAHA, We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics"

Not on that they played a Pavement cover "Frontwards" which is sweet.

the band have fun playing to the crowd and i also like the heartful trading vocals between lead singer Gareth and keyboards Alek with and the nice touch of the violins by Harriet and least we not forget the other member of the band Ellen, Neil, Ollie , Tom, there so good to see live UK should enter them in Next year Eurovision Song Contest.

that positive energy made have work as Mikael Samuelsson scored his second of the game and goal by Dan Cleary and Henrik Zetterberg keep the game out of reach as they bet the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 to take a 1-0 lead, not only that Los Campesinos! is a good band but brought good luck to our red wings.

"Los Campesinos!"
Set List

1. "Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats"
2. "Don't Tell Me to Do the Math(s)"
3. "Death to Los Campesinos!"
4. "This Is How You Spell, "HAHAHA, We Destroyed the Hopes and Dreams of a Generation of Faux-Romantics""
5. "Drop it Doe Eyes"
6. "The International Tweexcore Underground"
7. "Knee Deep at ATP"
8. "My Year in Lists"
9. "Frontwards"[Pavement cover]
10. "We Are All Accelerated Readers"
11. "...And We Exhale and Roll Our Eyes in Unison"
12. "You! Me! Dancing!"
13. "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives"
14. "Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks"

Jeffrey Lewis and The Jitters

Note: they have no set list, it was mostly on the fly and most of them was Crass cover.

The Nice Device
Set List

1. "Crawlspace"
2. "Lonelyless"
3. "Under Control"
4. "Cupid"
5. 'Public Trans'[if you reading, i am takingit from the setlist]
6. Cover
7. Brightest Day
8. Say So Always

And to fit the theme of a gig and a game

Stanley Cup Final
Game One
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Detroit Red Wings
Joe Louis Arrna - Detroit, MI

1st Period Scoring


2nd Period Scoring
13:01 DET - Mikael Samuelsson, Assists: none

3rd Period Scoring
2:16 - DET - Mikael Samuelsson, Assists: none
17:18 - DET - Dan Cleary[SHG],Assists: Brad Stuart
19:47 - DET - Henrik Zetterberg[PPG], Assists: Tomas Holmstrom, Nicklas Lidstrom

Shot on Goal

PIT - 19
DET - 36

Three Stars

1st Stars - DET - Mikael Samuelsson
2nd Stars - DET - Chris Osgood
3rd Stars - DET - Dan Cleary

A: 20,066