Archive for May, 2006

Classical music is dead. Long live classical music.

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Is classical music experiencing a resurgence in popularity?  The article “Check the Numbers: Rumors of Classical Music’s Demise Are Dead Wrong – New York Times” seems to think so. But while it made some good general comments, it is missing out on two very important factors in this resurgence.  1. Piracy of classical music has […]

So Dark the Con of Movies

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

I love a good conspiracy. I rapturously read the Chappelle Theory, about a powerful cabal featuring Oprah, Whoopi, and other African American leaders who pushed Chappelle off TV at his height. I was stunned during a Nostradamus program narrated by Orson Welles about how he predicted that in 1999 a Middle Eastern prince would fire […]

I Want My IPod!

Friday, May 19th, 2006

  It is official…I am the last person in the hemisphere to jump onto the podwagon. I confirmed this fact when I visited my grandfather, who had to visit a friend after he received a phone call. Visiting a friend to him means going down or up a floor in his senior apartment building. Anyway, […]

The Best of Times

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Three Times is a compilation of three short films by master director Hou Hsiao Hsien that are connected through our main actors, Shi Qi and Chang Chen. Why them? Well, I suppose they are two of the most famous young actors in Asia. Shi Qi was a former softcore porn star when she transitioned to legit […]

Mission Infirmable

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Tom Cruise is old. Or at least that’s the theme of his new movie, Mission Impossible 3. In the opening scenes, we gather that Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, is semi-retired, engaged to a woman who doesn’t know his true identity, and has been relegated to being a teacher of the new generation of Impossible Mission […]