Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Dark Passenger Rises

Just in a few hours we'll see the first episode of the last season of one of the greatest shows of the recent years... "Dexter". Through seven season we've been watching the conflicts of our favorite serial killer but, at least for the new episode I'm sure I'm not the only one waiting not so much to see what happened to Dexter. We really need to now what happened to Debra.
A Plus for the season... Charlotte Rampling as a neuropsychiatrist and police consultant.

Dexter premieres on Showtime tonight June 30th at 9 PM ET/PT

Milan Men's Fashion Week Part 3 (the last chapter)

To close our coverage of the Spring 2014 Milan Men's Fashion Week, lets talk about two big names of fashion: Giorgio Armani and Gucci.

Armani presented one of the best shows in Milan. Using deep blue as the foundation color of the collection, it combined perfectly the sport wear and the most formal look. Almost everything is actually wearable.

Armani, Spring 2014

Not the case of Gucci. Prints of flowers and foliage were the base for the Italian house. Very tight pants didn't help. The collection was obviously too feminine. You can take a look below and judge for yourself.

Gucci, Spring 2014

Friday, June 28, 2013

The new "Fixer" of Sunday nights

If you go to YouTube, you can watch the first episode of "Ray Donovan", the new Showtime series about a "fixer" dealing with the problems of people from LA.  It's not great but it's not bad either. Everything seem already seen. Ray is a man in the middle of good and bad, with a dysfunctional family and a risky job, but at least in the pilot you have LA, a place portrayed as a crazy land where nothing is what it seems and everything could happen, and in the other hand you have Ray's father (played by a terrific Jon Voight), one of the most interesting characters during the whole episode.
We need to wait to see if "Ray Donovan" is going to be the next big deal or if the writers are going to start worrying about fixing its own cancellation.

Ray Donovan premieres on Showtime on Sunday June 30th at 10 PM ET/PT
You can watch the first episode now for free on 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Comedy and Caffeine. What could be better?

Jerry Seinfeld is back on the Internet on the second season of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" and he is still great doing what he does... shows about nothing. In each episode you can see Jerry free talking with another comedian first in a car and then talking a little more while they drink some coffee. The second season  has included Sarah Silverman and David Letterman so far, but if you haven't seen the first season you have a lot of fun to come. Not all the episodes are equally funny but some of then are actually great. Larry David, Alec Baldwin and Michael Richards were some of my favorites and even when you don't like it a lot, you could find yourself watching one episode after another.
I'm waiting for Chris Rock!

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is available on
and Crackle

What's New on Spotify: Youngblood Hawke - Spotify Sessions

The indi pop band from LA performed on SXSW and now you can hear the whole thing on Spotify.
Favorite live tracks: Stars (Hold on), We Come Running and, of course, Dannyboy.

Monday, June 24, 2013

“Magna Carta Holy Grail” goes platinum before it was even released! Oh no wait…

We still have to wait two more weeks to finally hear the new material by Jay-Z but the album is already in the top of mind of everybody in the music industry.

One million Samsung Galaxy owners will be able to download a "Magna Carta Holy Grail" app and hear the album on July 4th, three days before everybody else. However that one million don't "exist" according to Billboard Magazine.

Billboard's weekly music charts won't count the copies sold to Samsung because nothing is actually getting sold to people. You can download the app for free and then, you can hear the album for free so... Billboard has a point.

Jay-Z holds the record for most number one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200 (twelve). Now we have to wait until "Magna Carta..." gets to the stores to see what happen. The only question in my mind: if Jay-Z is so sure about being incredible popular why he doesn't get rid of Justin Timberlake and goes on tour by himself?

Milan Men's Fashion Week Day 2

Two Fashion giants were present during the second day of the Milan Fashion Week. None of them disappointing. Calvin Klein played with monochromatic looks, mainly in blues with even matching shoes and socks. Prada kind of revisited the 40's but, of course, in its own way. Something interesting was the return to the old fashioned carry-on luggage. Pretty cool.

Calvin Klein, Spring 2014

Prada, Spring 2014

On the other hand, we have the house Ferragamo with geometric patters. Too superhero for me.
Salvatore Ferragamo, Spring 2014

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Milan Men's Fashion Week Day 1

Dolce & Gabbana opened the Milan Fashion Week. They presented a collection not so easy to wear, getting inspiration in the Ancient Greek (printed everywhere) and working in suits in metallic colors.

D&G, Spring 2014...

Versage presented a mix of punk rock style and athletic themes. The house used colorful muscle patches like those seen on tennis players both in models and the clothes. They were on t-shirts, jackets, pants an go on.

Versage, Spring 2014

Ermenegildo Zegna played much more conservative, elegant ans sophisticated.

Ermenegildo Zegna, Spring 2014

Saturday, June 22, 2013

She is going to tell you another secret

Madonna finally reveal the official trailer of the project she's being working since the beginning of the year, a collaboration with the photographer Steven Klein called The Secret Project.

It's a bird... It's a plane... Oh No!... It's another Superman Movie

I'm not going to say that the whole new Superman movie, Man of Steel, is boring. The first half is boring; the second half is just stupid. It's not easy to related with Superman because, after all, he's an alien. His conflict is the impact he can cause on us (we're not alone in the universe), but the humanity he's trying to protect during the second part of the movie is portray as a manege during the whole movie (the kids are violent with him, the trunk driver is an asswhole, the soldiers follow him). I know... He's is so good that all those things don't care, he's going to protect us anyway even when our behavior could hurt him, he has to trust us and them save us. Come on! We already have Jesus Christ to make us feel bad about ourselves.

There are a lot of characters without any development that are in danger at one moment but we don't even know their names. Everyone who lives in a city and walk through homeless people everyday knows that you at least have to know the name of someone to, maybe, care a little bit. I could be exaggerating but during the Laurence Fishburne (Perry White) scene with the trapped girl, I was thinking: Morpheous do something for her!!!

And, just to end, how many buildings you have to destroy in a movie to feel something? Maybe just one if you do it right. Not the case.

Man of Steel (2013)
Directed by Zack Snyder

Friday, June 21, 2013

Mother of God... give us a better documentary!

The HBO documentary "Pussy Riot: a Punk Prayer" try to be very clear about something: Pussy Riot are good; Putin is bad. The only problem... we all already knew that. It failed on going deeper in the band as political activists. Everything seem treat in a superficial way. The best moments are related to interviews with their parents and with some members of the Russian Orthodox Church (one of them call one of the women "a devil with a brain") but the documentary doesn't say so much about one of the most visible freedom of speech violations of the recent years, or about the fight of these group of women against an oppressive regime. So the good thing is that we finally get a documentary about the Pussy Riot. The bad thing... it's not the documentary we were expecting.

Pussy Riot: a Punk Prayer (2013)
Directing by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin
Available now on HBO GO.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

When the screen went black

This year the Writers Guild of America pick The Sopranos as the TV's Best Written Show ever. I HAVE to honor Mr James Gandolfini and, obviously, put something else on my binge watching list.

You can see the whole WGA list here

James Gandolfini (1961-2013)

London Men's Fashion Week

Burberry definitely rules this fashion week. A lot of color (maybe inspired in the Warhol Factory or David Hockney) and simple designs make the collection high fashion but still pretty functional. Sweaters, coats, double-layered skirts and skinny ties were dominant during the show.

Burberry, Spring 2014

On the other hand, Jonathan Saunders works with symmetric and color but in a more sophisticate way. Jackets and metallic fabrics were seen a lot.

Jonathan Saunders, Spring 2014

The worst of the worst were maybe Alexander McQueen and J.W.Anderson. The house McQueen received pretty good reviews but, in my opinion, its proposal was too romantic and disappointed. JW. Anderson was just too weird (I think he stole his ideas from her sister closet).

Left Alexander McQueen; right JW Anderson

Yeezus... 2013. We'll have a completely different summer.

I'm going to start telling that one of the tracks is called "I Am A God" and that's Kanye just been modest. The album sounds very different from everything it's on the radio (maybe because Kanye don't want to spend his time in something he's redefining), the lyrics are hard; you can feel he's hitting you with every word and tone, but at the same time you can enjoy all the references to the pop and american consumer culture.
My favorite tracks: On Sight, Black Skinhead and Send it Up.

Just a sample

Lets get retarded!

Just to open the Blog. Check this out! A mix of Cinema, Music, Fashion and Pop Culture! Kanye you are the best.