It was a Maroon 5 kinda week last week, and that's all there is to say about it, sometimes you need some Maroon 5 as each of their four records are all kinda different and unique in their own ways (Though mostly I was feelin 'It Won't be Soon before Long' most of the week if I'm completely honest). My quest to go through my entire Adventures in Odyssey collection kept going strong and as of tonight I am currently on volume 46 of 50 that I have. Also in a kinda unique twst I have been gearin up for the new Jimmy Eat World album that was released today actually, Damage, by listening to some of their old albums even though I have not even heard the lead single yet. The quirky and winking tribute to the whole ~illuminati~ music video that Ke$ha released for her third single off of her second album she released last December, for 'Crazy Kids' had me revisiting the album and realizing how good and underrated it was and I'm not quite sure why it underpeformed in sales because it's just as solid as her debut IMO. Uhh only other things to note were the emergence of 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus's new single 'We Can't Stop' which have bth recieved heavy playbacks this past week.
What I Watched
Now You See Me
So last week when reviewing the whole Fast and Furious franchise one of the things that I noted that has helped it success the past few times has been the caper/heist element that they have started including in the past few outings in the franchise. Well here's a caper/heist movie that mixes in the element of magic. As disasterous as it could have been, it turned out to be a pretty enjoyable movie and some of it reminded me of the tone and vibe that was on display last in the movie '21'. IDK if there are any producers or crew members that were involved in both of the films but it's light and playful atmosphere kept the movie moving in a brisk pace and it kept it grounded in reality. The cast was wonderful even though half of them I didn't recognize or know...the only complaint is I think I'm starting to have Morgan Freeman fatigue...goodness man leave some parts for elderly black men for other people that aren't you. (FTR so far in the first six months of 2013 he's been in 'Olympus has Fallen', 'Oblivion' and now 'Now You See Me'). You're like in everything and you're kinda wearing out your welcome tbh.