Kevin Cortez
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11/1/19
7:33 PM
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I swear Primo announced that Gang Starr record over a decade ago, and to think that it’s just “okay” is annoying. I haven’t heard it yet, but I’d rather a forward-thinking Gang Starr record over another nostalgic-pandering elitist hip-hop album that plays as an ode to the ‘90s... Read more

10/11/19
8:40 PM
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Curren$y is a fucking workaholic. He releases so much music per year and he’s barely sober enough during waking hours while he’s doing it. On paper, that shouldn’t work, but Jesus lord, this guy barely has any misses at all.

I’ll admit, Pilot Talk 1-3 doesn’t hold up as well as I’d hoped, but the tracks that hit Read more

9/30/19
8:16 AM
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This is fucking wild and weird. I only remember The Banana Splits as weird segments from Cartoon Planet. It freaked me out back then and I guess my opinion of them haven’t changed much today.

8/5/19
2:42 PM
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No. I don’t even think I got the gist of what I was doing.

8/4/19
6:32 PM
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I don’t know. Even if I looked at it through the state of 2019 CGI, it was an expensive tech demo that showcased an empty carcass of the original film it’s based off. I thought a ton of the CGI looked kind of odd, even outside of expressionless faces; weightless lions that didn’t respond to the terrain they were on, Read more

8/4/19
3:04 PM
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Man, I thought The Lion King was the biggest insult to me as a consumer. I didn’t have high hopes for it, but I didn’t think it would be that bad. It was so obviously a cash grab and Disney did absolutely nothing to show me that it wasn’t. I hate that I felt like such a targeted demographic, sitting down rooting for Read more

8/4/19
2:59 PM
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Finally watched this near three hour documentary/video essay on Kanopy this weekend called Los Angeles Plays Itself by film critic and teacher Thom Andersen. The entire doc compiles movies filmed in Los Angeles (and there are a lot of movies mentioned, obviously) and the city’s relationship with cinema, be it through Read more

7/20/19
7:18 PM
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That Maxo Kream album is impressive as hell and I don’t want anyone skipping that project. It’s way more refined than Punken (not that that was a bad album) and the features hit heavy.

7/20/19
7:16 PM
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Lost Tapes or Lost Tapes 2? I don’t think Lost Tapes really holds up well, but it’s got some bangers on there.
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7/18/19
10:08 PM
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If it’s not It’s A Wonderful Life I’d be shocked as hell.

7/18/19
10:05 PM
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I’m a huge fan of live channels on services, like how I can watch what HBO is playing live on TV instead of just choosing to start that movie/show from the beginning. I miss that feeling of catching just part of something and not the entire thing.
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