Sierra Leone (Africa)

RR Watch: Sierra Leone (Africa)

According to BBC News, Ernest Bai Koroma is the new, sworn in President of Sierra Leone, shortly after being declared the winner of a tense run-off election.

The Eraser

RR Listen: The Eraser

I’m listening to Thom Yorke’s The Eraser for hundredth time, and if you haven’t seen his live performance on IFC’s Henry Rollins show, you need to google it.

O da bo (goodbye in Yoruba)

No Country For Old Men

RR Watch: No Country For Old Men

A new film based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel, No Country For Old Men, is adapted for the screen and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. I’m really looking forward to this film. And for all of Oprah television viewers, Cormac McCarthy’s other book, The Road, was part of Oprah’s book club.

Synposis: Llewelyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back trunk. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–namely aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain. Moss tries to evade his pursuers, in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives.

Maya Arulpragasam (M.I.A.) – Kala

RR Listen: Maya Arulpragasam (M.I.A.) – Kala

One of the best album for your money is Kala by Maya Arulpragasam (M.I.A.), I’m listening to the album for the humptenth time.

Vintage Chris Cunningham

In a time, when we can’t view music videos on fucking MTV or VH1; I’m reminded of Bjork’s ‘All is Full of Love’ music video directed by wunderkid Chris Cunningham

Filmmaker Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales

Writer and Director Richard Kelly’s new film, Southland Tales, is a follow up to his 2001 cult-hit Donnie Darko.

Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Janeane Garofalo and Amy Poehler star in Southland Tales.

Synopsis: Set in Los Angeles in the year 2008 during a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with an adult film star developing her own reality television project and a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Silversun Pickups – Carnavas

RR Listen: Silversun Pickups – Carnavas

I’m currently listening to Silversun Pickups’ Carnavas, and then Mr. West’s Graduation is next.

Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited

Filmmaker Wes Anderson talks about his new film, The Darjeeling Limited, in the new issue of Men’s Vogue.

Synopsis: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other–to become brothers again like they used to be. Their “spiritual quest,” however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins.

The Darjeeling Limited‘s casts consist of Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Camilla Rutherford, Amara Karan, Wallace Wolodarsky, Waris Ahluwalia, Barbet Schroeder, Bill Murray, Natalie Portman, Trudy Mathis, Irrfan Khan, Anjelica Huston, A P Singh, and Kumar Pallana.

Common’s Finding Forever

RR Watch: Common & Lily Allen’s Drivin’ Me Wild Music Video

I’m currently listening to Common’s Finding Forever. Lily Allen holds her own on the ‘Drivin Me Wild’ track and she also makes a guest appearance on the music video directed by Chris Robinson.

Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce’s Stop-Loss

Kimberly Peirce’s new film is Stop-Loss and the cast promotes Stop-Loss by appearing in the pages of Esquire‘s October 2007 issue.

Synopsis: A soldier who returns home to Texas from Iraq is recalled with the “stop-loss” procedure, but refuses to return to battle.

Matt Jones/Esquire

Stop-Loss‘ casts include Abbie Cornish, Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Rob Brown, Alex Frost, Tory Kittles, Timothy Olyphant, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Jay Hernandez, Victor Rasuk and Dania Aguirre.

Budget: $25M – Variety 11/9/05 & $30M – Hollywood Reporter 6/23/06.