Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Pornographers & The Pains of Being Pure At Heart (Concert Review)

Gothic Theatre, Saturday, October 11, 2014 - New Pornographers and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart B+

I'm not sure which set I enjoyed more, but It really doesn't matter.   This was a clean and crisp rock show with a lot of groovy noise and very few surprises.

  The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Set List
         Until The Sun Explodes
Heart In Your Heartbreak
Simple and Sure
Come Saturday
Young Adult Fiction
Coral and Gold
Life After Life
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

New Pornographers Set List
Brill Bruisers
Myriad Harbour
Use It
War On The East Coast
All The Old Showstoppers
Fantasy Fools
Jackie, Dressed In Cobras
Another Drug Deal Of The Heart
The Laws Have Changed
Testament To Youth In Verse
Crash Years
Adventures in Solitude
Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
Silver Jenny Dollar
Champions Of Red Wine
Born With A Sound
Mass Romantic
First Encore
Dancehall Domine
Sing Me Spanish Techno
The Bleeding Heart Show
Second Encore
Twin Cinema
The Slow Descent Into Alcoholism

Friday, October 10, 2014

Gone Girl - Movie Review

Gone Girl (R) 149 minutes B+
Marriage Gone Wild

Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, David Clennon, Lisa Banes, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski, Casey Wilson, Lola Kirke, Boyd Holbrook and Sela A. Ward

Adapted from Gillian Flynn best selling novel of the same name, Gone Girl is not the best film of the year. But, it might be the most intriguing. When Nick Dunne's (Affleck) beautiful wife (Pike) goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary, it's not long before the fa├žade of their happy marriage crumbles. Nick becomes public enemy number one, while it is also revealed that his wife, Amy, is bat sh*t crazy. This film is a glimpse (albeit, an exaggerated one) into the minds of a young couple who thought they were in love, before realizing they are in hell.