Pearl Jam "The Momma-Son Tape"

Here's a little clip from "Pearl Jam 20", the documentary film from Cameron Crowe.
The "Mama-Son" tape refers to the instrumental containing versions of what would become "Once" "Alive" & "Footsteps". Eddie Vedder received the tape from his friend, former Chili Peppers drummer and future short-term PJ drummer (Yield) back in 1990.

Grease
Is The Word

Grease the film musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was a blockbuster in the theaters in 1978, and is simply iconic 40 years later. A feat very few films an claim.

Dylan Farrow Responds To Woody Allen

Dylan Farrow originally posted a scathing account of sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Woody Allen when she was 7 on February 1, 2014 to New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof's blog. I've re-posted and commented on both Dylan's letter and Woody Allen's response. Woody says it's all lies. He spends much of his letter focusing on Mia Farrow, not on his adopted daughter Dylan. This speaks volumes to me. If Allen is telling the truth and is innocent of the charges, or if he is guilty of the heinous crimes, the one common denominator is that […]

Phillip Seymour Hoffman By Cameron Crowe

This is from the almighty Cameron Crowes website, "The Uncool" on Phillip Seymour Hoffmans performance of the midnight phone call scene in his autobiographical film "Almost Famous". PSH "My original take on this scene was a loud, late night pronouncement from Lester Bangs. A call to arms. In Phil’s hands it became something different. A scene about quiet truths shared between two guys, both at the crossroads, both hurting, and both up too late. It became the soul of the movie. In between takes, Hoffman spoke to no one. He listened only to his headset, only to the words of […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967 - 2014 In Memoriam

  Fuck. Goddamn it man.... what a talent I'm at a loss for words. He was a fine actor. I don't know what he had to do to get those performances out... I don't know how it happened. I just read some trade magazine post that he only had 7 days if filming left on Hunger Games To which I say Fuck off. Who cares about footage. About a film. They will deal with it. Just like the fast and furious movies when Paul Walker passed. I didn't want to hear about the future of those films. These are men. […]

The Bogmen's "Suddenly" | Video

These dudes are from Huntington, my home town in Strong Island. A few things... First off, this song reminds me of the 90s which, as I get older and look back, were amazing. I had a complete ball. The song is about a man calling his ex-girlfriend on the phone, a woman named Darlese, for the 100th time. Darlese has been avoiding him, not taking his calls since he has been out of work and every time the storyteller, Freddie, calls... Darlese's roommate answers the phone saying she isn't home and she will leave a message. The story begins with […]

Sons Of Anarchy
The Sopranos On Motorcycles Wrapped Inside A Greek Tragedy
By Dan Buffa

Feeling the need to get a show to catch up on and enjoy?  I have one for you.  Sons of Anarchy isn’t just a show about a group of criminals on bikes who hold the reins of a town called Charming in California.   It’s much more than that and creator/writer/cast member Kurt Sutter sprinkles in Shakespearean themes and blunt violence to remind viewers what they are watching is fresh, original and genuinely demented.  Think of “Sopranos on Motorcycles wrapped inside a Greek Tragedy” and you have this FX network pulpy drama. It is one of FX’s best and most popular shows because […]

Jean-Marc Vallée's "Dallas Buyers Club", 2013 | A VoicesFILM Review

Let me start off by saying that I didn't know Matthew McConaughey could act this well. I'll be honest, I didn't give him much credit. 2 things recently have changed my mind on that foolish generalization on my part: First, HBO's new series "True Detective" which is hypnotic and remarkable...and I've only seen the first 2 episodes... Second, his work in this film, which will stay with me forever. Now Leto I knew had acting chops. I saw his work as Mark David Chapman in "Chapter 27", "Fight Club", "American Psycho" and have always recognized his dedication, talent and ability […]

"Hannibal" Season 2 | Trailer & Artwork

Hi. I fucking love this show. Love. Fucking. This Show. Its beautifully dark visual poetry. The show feels like a Malick or Kubrick film, with each shot carefully planned & framed. Not like photographs. Like paintings... I've said all this before...but the hour draws near where season 2 will return. Got some images and a trailer below. Season 2 DROPS Feb 2014...and thats the double truth ruth. HANNIBAL: SEASON 2 | TRAILER HANNIBAL: SEASON 2 | ARTWORK & PROMOTIONAL              

Lone Survivor Review
By Dan Buffa

I'll be honest. Peter Berg's tribute to Marcus Luttrell, who was a part of a mission gone wrong in 2005 called Operation Red Wing, is as powerful as it gets and deserves every set of eyes this month as it gets released wide. I saw it in November and was knocked on my ass immediately. Here is my take and why it is the best thing I saw in 2013. Quick Setup-Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of […]

Pearl Jam Interview With Judd Apatow

"YOU'RE SO WARM... OH...THE RITUAL... WHEN I LAY DOWN... YOUR CROOKED ARM!!! SPIN...SPIN... SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE!! SPIN,SPIN... SPIN THE BLACK, SPIN THE BLACK!!!" What up yo. videos below. 1st one is of my boys performing: SPIN SPIN!!! SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE!! during the "Self Pollution Radio" live FM radio broadcast on January 8, 1995. I was driving around with my brother Sunthar that night almost 20 years ago... Holy shit... Listening to the broadcast on the radio live. I remember it being this crazy idea at the time, and it was on late for us as we were 3 […]

REVIEW: Spike Jonze "Her"

Spike Jonze "Her" | A VoicesFILM Review Dear God. I didn't see that ending coming. I have just seen Spike Jonze latest film, "Her". It floored me. This isn't what I expected at all. You watch the fluffy and attractive trailer and think: "Ahhhh. A new and interesting sweet love story." Listen. Spike Jonze wouldn't waste his time bringing you a nice little love story. This film is on par with the brilliant "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" from Michael Kondry & Charlie Kaufman. That film is still jacking me up and I saw it 10 years ago. Saying […]

Brandon Hardesty - Re-Enactments By... | Video

I'm all for supporting people out there like myself who feel the need to create because if they don't they'll lose it. I can identify with needing to create, to be heard....to be a singular voice that is distinguishable from all others....because we are all special. I write this because when I first Brandon Hardesty's videos that was the immediate impression I got from him. A man, who stands up, un afraid to be who he is. Says fuck you to the people that may not get him, says fuck you to the idea of those people...the notion of the […]

Norman Jewison's "Moonstruck"

When I was young... "I never needed anyone... And making love was just for fun..." No. Seriously... When I was young, this film came out...1987, I was 13...and I wouldn't touch it man. I was allergic to it. I wanted nothing to do with a sappy, love story, Cher dancing with the moon movie. I was too busy watching Hitchcock's "Vertigo" and Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" at that point, building and developing my film vocabulary. I saw it. I ended up enjoying it. I forgot it. A few years later, my sister Fawn asks me one time... "Do you like "Moonstruck"? […]

George Miller's "The Witches Of Eastwick", 1987 | "Women" Scene | Video & Images

George Miller's "The Witches Of Eastwick", 1987 Jack - "Women" | Art, Trailer & Clip Writing my mondo The Dark Knight review the other day, I brought up... Happy New Year Again By The Way... I brought up Jack in Eastwick. Got me thinking of how on point he was in that film. My favorite scene, pure genius on his part, was when he...the Devil...is forced by the ladies...the witches...to take refuge from their wrath in a church as the ladies have him throwing up cherries and are attacking him with a wax voodoo doll because he has been abusing […]

"Hannibal" - Season 2 Artwork, Season 1 Trailers/Images & Thoughts | Video & Images

First lets get this out of the way...here are season 2 adverts I've found...     Now..Real Quick, a few words on the majestic "Hannibal": The show "Hannibal" was one of the best new series I watched this year. The performances, tone and overall execution of each episode puts it in a league that is often reserved for films. There is a high quality standard to this show, in each episode, character...aspect...that makes it a highly polished work of dark art. Original, haunting and beautiful...the look of this series is what sold me. That photographer within me was "oh...so turned […]

The Era Of Madonna

Madonna is a queen. I couldn't stand her growing up, then I came to respect the hell out of her.
Article includes David Fincher directed videos and live MTV VMA versions of "Express Yourself" & "Vogue",
Along with some of Herb Ritts beautiful and iconic photographs of the most powerful woman in show business.

Francis Lawrence's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" | VoicesFILM Review

"Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Based on Suzanne Collins' novel, Catching Fire, Directed by Francis Lawrence, screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt, Starring Jennifer Lawrence , Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Before I Start... There are a couple of spoilers in this review...I've been told to inform you of that.   I breakdown the first 15 mins of the film for you to set the stage. I haven't read the books.   THE FILM: Watching the film open, there was a potent air of despair that was immediately tangible. The film begins and lets you know where the world stands after the first, or 74th, Hunger Games […]

Chris Farley
There Can Be Only One

UPDATED: There can be only one.
Included here, the legendary Matt Foley video, The Chris Farley show, Chris on David Letterman, Chippendale's and a few more...
GRAB THE WORLD BY THE TAIL!!!!

UPDATE: Showtimes "Homeland", Season 3 | VoicesFILM Commentary & Video Recap

Watching last weeks "Homeland" And I just need to say.... Holy Shit, Claire Danes... She may be the best actress alive. UPDATE DECEMBER 1, 2013: This show is hard core. I loved how after an incredible first season...I was thinking... "How the hell can they top that..." And then they did. 3 episodes into the second season and I was screaming "NO FUCKING WAY!!!" Now season 3...the frantic & meticulous pacing... The acting....my god, they all upped theirs games man, especially Damian Lewis, dear lord. And Mandy Patinkin man...Saul. What a bear. Bushy beard, staring at other actors though his […]

Where The Wild Things Are An Emotional Masterwork From The Mind Of Spike Jonze

"You Are Now Our King. And You Will Be A Truly Great King." - Spike Jonze's Presents Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are", 2007 So I remember in 2008 I had run into some trouble on the job front...(never work for friends people, money is worse than any drug out there...corrupts the greatest people ever to the core) and I had some time off. I took up photography hard core and for the first month or so I was pretty badly depressed. So what did I do you ask? I watched HBO's "The Sopranos" from beginning to end. Took […]

Fight Club A Voices Analysis Of David Fincher's Seminal Film

What up yo. When I first see a film I am looking forward to I usually hate it. I walk away critiquing it , then hating it (because I love film and television fiercely, my standards are high) However, I have come to learn that there are times I need this process...the process of dissecting and critiquing a film/TV series to death...as it is what allows me to fully appreciate the work later. I find that I have to dissect what I don't like about it and I have to get all of those notions out of my mind. It's […]

The Day I Shook The Hand Of Mr. Martin Scorsese

The year was 1991. I was 17, a full blown cinema addict, and worshipped Martin Scorsese. Goodfellas had been released a year earlier, but I was already a fanatic. When my friend Shaun asked me if I wanted to go to a advanced screening of his upcoming film "Cape Fear"...I accepted without hesitation. Little did I know, he would be there also...

James Dean
1931-1955
In Memoriam

On this day in 1955, a month before he would be immortalized in Nicholas Ray's "Rebel Without A Cause"...James Dean was killed in a car accident. 3 months later, he became a Legend.