A Breakdown of some of the latest trailers and hottest trailers that stand out and got the Upodcast team excited.
Month: April 2010
We also have a full review for Matchstick Men; hear on our divine podcast the love-hate relationship most of us have with Nicolas Cage and of course Ridley Scott! ! And without a doubt one hell of an amazing performance from no one other then Alison Lohman
Check out the trailers and full episode to stream or download after the jump!
Underwhelming Trinity (the quirky side of internet life) for this week is:
Ahmed gets too lazy to find something from the near future for us, instead he comes across an article that got too much to him: Opinion: The story BCG offered me $16,000 not to tell.
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In this new segment to our site we will highlight some of the Music Albums or Artists that had a major impact on our lives.
Imperial Asiatiques Men or Invasion ArrivÃ©e de Mars was known to most French rap fans as IAM. They firstÂ formed in 1989 but after a few minor hits like Bad Boys de Marseille and Je dans le Mia they hitÂ the big time and gained international recognition with Ecole du Micro d’argent an album inspired by the unique mix ofÂ Asian Martial arts, Islamic teachings, EgyptianÂ historyÂ and Star Wars which went on to become one of the best selling French albums ever.
IAM has always been very vocal in their criticism of French government and their treatment of immigrants and the racism and socio political challenges they face because of Â that they had a die-hard following of fans of which I am one espcially growing up. Since the days IAM and NTM (their contemporary rivals) the face of Hip Hop has changed and I do sometimes wonder what the state of Nicolas Sarkozy‘s France would be if IAM had the force behind them as they earlier in their career.
Like their American counterpart the Wu-tang Clan the groupÂ the individual members of the group wereÂ able to etch out solo careers with varying degree of success with Akhenaton and Shurik’n standing out. (Although you can never dismiss the rest of the gang most notably Freeman and DJ Kheops‘ Sad Hill)
But the real magic happened whenever they came back together as a group. They’re latest album was Saison 5 which you can listen to on their official website. IAM went on to have a huge influence on fashion , language and music production in France and Europe. There hasn’t been influential, intelligent and politically awareÂ group like them since.
In the words of Trevor Nelson IAM: The Upodcast team salutes you!
Demain C’est Loin: sheer poetry, especially Akhenaton final verse
Bad boys de marseille: Their first breakout hit
Ecole du micro d’argent
Samourai, Shurik’nsÂ massive solo TrackÂ
This one wasn’t an IAM track but was produced by Akhenaton for his movie Comme un Aimant
What were some of your favorite IAM tracks? Let us know in the comment section below!
We also have a full review for Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first part of the Swedish film adaptation of the Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. Check out the trailers and full episode to stream or download after the jump! Read More
The Upodcast team visits the 70’s for the first time on the show and enjoys watching the one and only Mr. Charlton Heston!
Check out the podcast, the Soylent Green trailer and the full show notes after the jump!
The underwhelming trinity of this week is:
Ahmed discovers a very troubling leaflet about 80% of Belgium’s being stressed out, plus hear how he makes Asim and Martin his medical guinea pigs ,it will leave you laughing your heads off!
- Asim talks about Onlive and the potential death of games consoles coming soon!
- The Insane invention of this week is: The Flame Thrower Scooter!
- Martin unveils the ‘Most unfortunate names’in Britain
Stats of the week teaches us how Burger King too weird, McDonalds not honest, both could learn a thing or two from White Castle.
This week’s Genre is the 70’s SCi Fi Legend: Soylent Green. Directed by Richard Fleischer mostly know for his ACADEMY AWARD WINNER! Best documentary of 1947 in Design for Death and Doctor Dolittle (1967) . Let us know what you thought of the show in the comments section
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As usual the music for this episode is provided by our good friend DJ Iron