Monday, April 27, 2015

Top 5 Music, Movie, T.V. Show Playlist

Music  By: Megan Howlett
1."G.D.F.R"
 (abbreviation for "Going Down for Real") is a song by American rapper Flo Rida from his 2015 EP My House. It was released as the album's lead single on October 21, 2014 in the United States. The song was written by Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini and P-Lo and produced by DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar, with co-production from American trap producer Lookas and Miles Beard.

2."See You Again"
is a song by American rapper Wiz Khalifa featuring the vocals and piano playing of American singer Charlie Puth on the hook. The song is featured in the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a final tribute to Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in November 2013. The single was released on March 17, 2015 in the US, followed by an international release on April 3, and a UK release on April 12.
3."Girl Crush" 
is a song recorded by American country music group Little Big Town. It was released in December 2014 as the second single from their sixth studio album, Painkiller. "Girl Crush" is about a girl obsessing over another girl because that girl stole her lover. As CMT's Alison Bonaguro says, "It's more about wanting to taste her lips in order to taste him and to drown in her perfume, to have her long blond hair — and so on — all in an effort to get him back." Bonaguro also adds, "On the other hand, it could also be about a girl obsessing over the girl who is with the man that she wants but has never had. That mystery is unclear, which only adds to the allure of this song.”
4."Take Your Time" 
  is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Sam Hunt. It was released to country radio by MCA Nashville on November 24, 2014 as the second single from his debut studio album, Montevallo (2014). Capitol Records headed the song's further promotion to pop and adult pop radio stations in the spring of 2015. The song became Hunt's second consecutive single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in February 2015
5."Sugar"   
is a song recorded by American pop rock band Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album, V (2014). It was written by Adam Levine, Lukasz Gottwald, Jacob Kasher Hindlin and Mike Posner together with its producers Ammo and Cirkut. It was sent to contemporary hit radio in the United States as the third single from the album on January 13, 2015. A remix of the song featuring Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj was digitally released on March 10 via the iTunes Store. "Sugar" is a disco, funk-pop and soul song that features wide range of instruments including percussion, keyboards and guitars.
Movies     By:Triston Harlan
  1. The Departed
Here’s a movie that is under appreciated. This is directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese and is my personal favorite of all of his movies. It’s about an undercover cop named Billy played by my boy Leonardo DiCaprio joining a mafia led by Frank Costello played by the terrifying Jack Nicholson. The entire film is filled with some of the most intense scenes I have ever seen, and it all builds up to a crazy ending that is one to remember. It is rated R, but if your parents will let you, this is a movie to give some attention to.
  1. Whiplash
Released last year, Whiplash blew people away with it’s wild amount of talent in its cast as well as its crew. I picked it up on Blu Ray not too long ago, and I was not disappointed. I mean, it’s a movie about a drummer; it really shouldn't be this good, but it is. Miles Teller as the main character kills it and really dedicated himself for the role. JK Simmons won an Oscar for his performance as the horribly cruel band instructor, if that tells you anything. It’s a gruesome look at a story of dedication and inspiration and is worth the watch.  
  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
This is an oldie, but it’s one of my favorites. Coming out in 1975, this movie stars a young Jack Nicholson as R.P. McMurphy, a man sent to a mental institution as a result of his uncooperative nature with others. His character doesn’t really fit in with the other members of his ward, as he seems to be focused on having a good time. The movie is touching, silly, and serious all at the same time. Watching Jack Nicholson show all of these mental patients how to have fun is such an intriguing thing to see. It’s a classic, and everyone should see it before they kick the bucket, in my opinion.
  1. The Godfather Part II
Widely considered to be one of the greatest sequels of all time, if not one of the greatest movies of all time, The Godfather Part II is a movie masterpiece. Another oldie coming out in 1974, this movie, for me, helped set the standard for not only crime dramas, but all movies. It gives us some great performances from Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, as well as some of the best storytelling you can ask for. It perfectly balances the story of the present and the back story of Don Corleone’s upbringing, and both are very interesting. You’ll want to see the first one before this one, or you’ll be lost with what the flashbacks are trying to show you. It’s a landmark in cinema and should be viewed by anyone looking for a suspenseful, well put together flick.
  1. The Prestige

Finally, we have The Prestige. Directed by the masterful Christopher Nolan, who made The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar, and many other great films, comes this movie. My personal favorite of his work, The Prestige is a story set towards the end of the nineteenth century that follows two magicians, played by Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, trying to make it in the world of entertainment. They start out as partners, but when Bale’s character gets blamed for a trick-gone-wrong that resulted in the death of Jackman’s wife, they become full on competitors. Soon enough, it isn’t about the magic or the money; it’s all about the rivalry. This movie is intriguing as a movie can be. Tons of twist and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the final payoff will make you want to immediately watch it again. And David Bowie is in it. So yeah, check it out; you won’t be sorry!
T.V Shows By: Mackenzi Wood
1. Freaks and Geeks  
Starting in the late 90’s this cult classic is about Sam Weir, a teenage boy that is trying to survive High School with his two best friends. This show cracks me up and is definitely worth the watch. I mean come on James Franco, Jason Segel, and Seth Rogen in one show! Whoever wouldn't want to watch this show is just someone I don’t want to be around.  

2. Sherlock
A British television crime drama that presents a better adaptation of the novel created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Nine episodes have been produced. If you can look past that, there are only three episodes per season. Sherlock is definitely a show that you should invest your time in.  

3. Doctor Who
If you like Sci-fi, then you would definitely enjoy this show. Traveling through time and space, the Doctor fights crime and saves the world with a little bit of help from his companions. This show is a little hard to explain, but it sure is something I would recommend to anyone. 

4. The Odd Couple
 Starring Matthew Perry of Friends, this show is a take on an old Neil Simon play. When two men’s marriages collapse, they decide to live together like they once did in college. The twist here is they have two different personalities. This show is witty, and I think anyone would enjoy this. 

5. Impractical Jokers
This is one of the only reality shows that I like to watch. This show revolves around four best friends whose goals are to embarrass each other. It’s basically a hidden camera show like no other. The loser gets a severe punishment that may be something like their biggest fear. This show is sidesplitting, and I feel that it appeals to all kinds of people.

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