Blog Breakdown

RETIRED, SEE YA!
Music video blog that also includes video, audio, and interactive media. You'll find some reviews and recommendations from the underground of the entertainment world, covering music, film, gaming, and more.
Rummaging through the interweb since 2010

30 January, 2011

Music Video: Mark Ronson & The Business Intl "Bang Bang Bang"

We've taken a liking to the wonderful work of Mr. Ronson lately, and as a result have decided to post yet another of his fantastic music videos. Check it out!

24 January, 2011

Facebook: A Lesson in Originality

So this is the new "self-portrait in the bathroom with a camera phone"? Srsly guys, wtf?

Not-so-recent Facebook trend that has yet to pass, apparently.
All images blatantly stolen from facebook.com. 

16 January, 2011

Music Video: N.E.R.D.'s "Hot-n-Fun"

The title pretty much speaks for itself. After their 2008 album Seeing Sounds, we've developed somewhat of a schoolgirl crush on the kick-ass tunes of N.E.R.D. The music video below is taken from their latest album, which is entitled Nothing, and was released in November 2010. We thought it was pretty awesome, check it out ;)

12 January, 2011

Play: Five Online Games You Should Check Out


ALCHEMIA
This beautifully made point-and-click game is similar in many ways to Machinarium. What can I say? We have a passion for games with awesome art involved. Not to mention the puzzle mini-games throughout Alchemia that are sure to keep you busy for quite a bit (but are nonetheless easier to figure out than those of Machinarium)
There is a full version of the game which you can buy (or download) online, but for now, we suggest you try it out here.






CLOSURE
Closure is a combination of simple yet creative layout and tricky but enjoyable game-play. The game includes several levels, so it may take you quite a bit of time to finish this one. The full version of this game is playable here. We fell in love with the mechanics of Closure at first sight; the premise is that you (the handsome stick figure) can carry around orbs of light. The twist, however, is that you can only access platforms/parts of the screen that you are illuminating with your orb. We told you it was tricky!


DAYMARE TOWN
Yet another game that is illustrated in the most simple yet beautiful way. Don't let it fool you though; Daymare Town is one of the more difficult point-and-click games we've come across, and you'll be relieved to know that the walk-through is available somewhere on the interweb. Of course, we would recommend you try really really hard before you go peaking at the solutions. A small tip, if we may: don't be ashamed to get curious about the small things. And we mean really, really small. Compared to the other games on this month's list, Daymare Town is quite the brain-teaser.  And if you think you're up for more, there's two more episodes of this gorgeous online game. Check them out here.










CURVEBALL
Okay folks, this is where the list stops revolving mostly around artsy games that have pretty illustrations and fun characters and all that crap. Curveball is a modern day Pong, in 3D of course. What more can I say, son?! Well, actually, I could say a lot more. But I won't. The game speaks for itself quite well, I believe.
Test out your hand-eye coordination skills with this super-modified version of the 1972 classic video game.





SIEGER
The final game in our line-up for this month is Sieger. Like Curveball, this game is on our list, not because of any outstanding artistic quality that it has, but because it's a game of skill and precision. We LOVE to destroy things (virtually), and the object of this game is just that: Destroy the castles! Loot the treasure! Leave no survivors!
The epic music and setting of the game are a plus; levels are named (and, to some extent, fashioned) after actual historical sieges, and the years in which the sieges occurred are indicated. It really is quite an addictive game. Enjoy ;)

11 January, 2011

Music Video: Sia's "Soon We'll Be Found"

We've been hooked on the lovely Sia ever since she began collaborating with Zero 7 for several of their phenomenal albums, including When It Falls and The Garden (along with Jose Gonzalez)
The song may be just a tad bit melodramatic, but facts are: the following music video is one of our favorite visual interpretations of a musical number since Napoleon Dynamite broke it down to a Jamiroquai jam in 2004. No seriously, check it out :]

08 January, 2011

The Warcraft Movie: MechanoChameleon Cast Picks

The Warcraft movie is a long anticipated project that has yet to become a reality. According to IMDb, the film is set to be released in 2013. Now that may be a long time from now, but speculations have already begun as to who will be playing what. Naturally, we've put together a list of cast members we'd like to see playing some of our favorite characters. Here it is:

Forest Whitaker as Thrall Son of Durotan 

 Why?
He may be getting old, but so is Thrall! We're positive that Whitaker has what it takes to portray the strength and might that the character of Thrall represents, while maintaining the sense of honor and dedication that the leader of the Horde has been known for in-game.

Other picks for this character:
Vin Diesel, but only if he does his own stunts.


Vincent Cassel as Illidan Stormrage



Why? Cassel's physical appearance, to begin with. His facial features  resemble those of the rebellious Stormrage, and it seems to us that he would do a fine job in expressing the intense hatred and the lust for vengeance that the character of Illidan is ofter tied with. Cassel's serious demeanor certainly qualifies him to play the part of a serious character.

Other picks for this character: 
John Torturru.



Chris O'Donnell as Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider




Why? Well, for starters, the man hasn't been on the big screen for a while, so, why not? We thought it would be pretty nifty to see this guy play an out-of-this world crazy role for a change. Also, we feel that Mr. O'Donnell there has just the right look: half homicidal Nazi maniac, half arcane-crack addict. Perfect, no?

Other picks for this character: 

 Leonardo DiCaprio, because he's so good at playing roles which involve self-destructive elements, downward spirals, and insanity in general.


Rosario Dawson as Tyrande Whisperwind

 
Why? Dawson would probably be a good marketing choice here; I'm certain that most of the target audience for this project would not mind having to watch the beautiful Ms. Dawson in action. Her exotic look seems reminiscent of that of a Night Elf female. But beyond the eye candy reasoning behind our choice, we think Rosario Dawson is actually a pretty good actress.

Other picks for this character:
Keira Knightley, because she looked damn good painted blue in King Arthur.

Daniel Day-Lewis as Varimathras/Mal'Ganis

Why? Dreadlords. The very simple mention of their title induces images of Daniel's face. How kick-ass would he look in demon make up? The man was clearly meant to play the role of a deranged, power-hungry, blood-sucking, bone-chilling lord of dread. I can totally picture him in glorious purple armor, eyes glowing with the essence of undeath. Ok, let's not get carried away just yet. You get the picture.

 Other picks for this character:
We will settle for nothing less than Mr. Daniel Day-Lewis himself. (or Alan Rickman!)