A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to learn that Submarine, Richard Ayoade’s debut film and adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s novel, had become available on Netflix. I hadn’t seen Submarine in theaters, but was intrigued after learning that the film had been inundated with positive reviews following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2010 and had earned an impressive 84% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes after its limited US release in 2011. And the accolades only continued to pour in with Ayoade’s 2012 BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
Recently rejected? Going through a rough break-up? Feel like wallowing in self-pity over your miserable singledom? This playlist is the perfect enabler for your emotastic tendencies.
Here are songs to accompany your own epic moments, whatever they may be. These songs totally beat the Rocky theme.
Philadelphia is a great city burgeoning with culture. Unfortunately, many people who live in its surrounding suburbs don’t usually venture into the city unless popping over to Citizens Bank Park for a Phillies game, the Electric Factory for a concert, or maybe Morimoto for an overpriced birthday dinner. I love Philadelphia and try to take advantage of the restaurants, shops, and cultural events our city has to offer. I would like to share some of my Philly favorites in hopes that others will gain a new appreciation for our city.
Acronyms are praised as written and conversational shortcuts that “make life easier.” However, one could more aptly describe acronyms as accomplices that enable inherent laziness.
Band Name: High Sea
Booking Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Rochester, New York
Sound: Emo/Shoegaze/Experimental/Melodic electronica. If you like Animal Collective or Our Brother the Native, chances are Cameron Potter’s cacophony of synths, spoken word samples, percussion, and haunting vocals will appeal to your sophisticated ears.
The Story: Recently, Potter was robbed of $5,000 worth of equipment, including the computer that housed an album’s worth of High Sea material – nothing says welcome to Boston like grand theft! Show your support and give him a proper welcome by visiting his Bandcamp page and buying his music or sending donations.
-Anneliese Scheck, November 2011 (originally written for Boston University’s The Buzz)
Nineteen year-old Freddie Highmore has an enviable résumé for an actor so young—he has acted alongside megastars such as Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, and Helena Bonham Carter and has been directed by illustrious directors like Tim Burton and Marc Forster. After producing memorable performances in big budget, hit films Finding Neverland, August Rush, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Highmore has been lying low on the Hollywood radar these past few years. Hopefully, that’s all about to change with the imminent release of The Art of Getting By looming over us.
Almost every Saturday night, about a half a dozen friends and I squash into a claustrophobic dorm room and gather around the TV to watch Saturday Night Live. (Yes, I feel kind of lame admitting that I can be found watching TV at 11:30 on a Saturday night instead of getting shwasted with the “cool” college kids in Boston, but hey, it’s our tradition.) Sadly, we spend most of that hour and a half chortling at our own cheesy jokes instead of paying much attention to the unintelligible nonsense spewing out of the mouths of SNL cast members.
Let’s be real: Saturday Night Live is in a creative slump.