All posts tagged: May 2017

Film Review: Alien: Covenant

May 22 / 17   And on the pedestal these words appear: ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’ –Percy Bysshe Shelley  It’s been ten years after the events of Prometheus….the year is 2104, a colony ship, the Covenant, carrying 2,000 colonists plus a thousand embryos, are heading to Origae-6. The ship suffers some major mishaps, but they continue to stick with the mission. That changes when they pick up a signal from an unknown planet. Acting captain, Christopher Oram (Billy Crudup) decides to investigate, thinking that this planet could be better than Origae-6, but Daniels (Elizabeth Waterston), thinks that’s a bad idea. A group of people, including Oram, Daniels, and Walter, an upgraded synthetic android (Michael Fassbender) lead a group to explore the planet. Once they land, they find David, also played by Fassbender, the lone survivor of the doomed ship Prometheus and face unimaginable horror.   I don’t know where to begin, but I will say that Alien: Covenant is a true sci-fi horror film. Ridley Scott …

@ The Event: Palm Springs, CA

May 19 / 17 Hello and Happy Friday! This month is going by quickly, maybe too quick. Anyway, our next stop is Palm Springs, California. This desert oasis has lots of things to do. What’s out there in Palm Springs? Here are some events that are taken place today. cred: visitpalmsprings.com MAY 2017 Groundbreaking Exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism May 18, 2017 – May 28, 2017; Sun, Mon, Tue, Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu & Fri 12-9 p.m.; Closed Wed The collection of more than 50 major paintings celebrates the often-unknown female artists of the significant Abstract Expressionist movement of the twentieth century. This is the first exhibition to present… Palm Springs Art Museum presents On the Grid: a look at settlement patterns in the high desert May 18, 2017 – May 22, 2017 On the Grid: a look at settlement patterns in the high desert  Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center Trina Turk An installation by Joshua Tree-based artist Andrea Zittel…   Bargain Hunter: Architecture & Design Center waives admission May 18, …

Cool: Alien: Covenant / “In Utero” A 360 Virtual Reality Experience | 20th Century FOX

May 16 / 17 Alien: Covenant is coming to theaters this Friday. I’m sure some of you have seen this video for 20th Century Fox. “In Utero” A 360 Virtual Reality Experience gets a very close-up look at one of the alien organisms being born…but as always, not in the most beautiful way. At the top left corner, you will see where you can maneuver the video. This is pretty graphic, just thought I warn you on that! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, be blessed!                                     featured image: 20th Century Fox

Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

May 16 / 17 It’s been awhile for a film review, but I’ve been waiting to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Marvel has shoveled film after film, sticking to the Second Phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan and Vin Diesel have returned to pick up where the Guardians left off. Vol. 2 follows the Guardians as they are hired by the Sovereign, a powerful alien, but rather stuck up race of beings, to protect their batteries from invaders. That goes south when Rocket steals those very same batteries. While the Sovereign are busy plotting revenge, the gang gets sidetracked when Peter Quill’s father shows up. Kirk Russell is Ego, who is some sort of Celestia being. Mantis, played by Pom Klementieff, who has empathic abilties and is raised by Ego, is a newcomer to the gang. He invites them to his home planet so he can get to know his son better, but things aren’t always what they seem….James Gunn is …

Shadow Spotlight: Mario Testino

May 15 / 17 Hello, hello…It’s time for Shadow Spotlight and this month we’re focusing on photographer Mario Testino. The Observer Aaron Hicklin said that Testino is “the world’s most prolific magazine and fashion trade photographer.” He’s right about that! Testino’s career as a fashion and portrait photographer has spoken volumes about his work. He’s worked with Kate Moss and other celebrities, but I’ll always remember the photos he took of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Testino’s portfolio of works has been featured in magazines such as Allure, Vanity Fair, GQ, and Vogue. He has also worked with fashion name brands like Burberry, Versace, Gucci, Chanel, Michael Kors, along with make-up giants Lancome, and Estee Lauder. Born in Peru, to an upper-class Catholic family, as a child Testino wanted to be a priest. He studied Economics at Universidad del Pacifico, followed by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru and then the University of San Diego. By 1976, Testino decided not to pursue international affairs and economics, he decided to study photography. During his apprenticeships …

New Music May 2017

May 10 / 17 Almost forgot…It’s New Music for the month of May, courtesy of Metacritic. cred: metacritic Week of May 7, 2017 A Kind Revolution Pageant Rosewood Almanac Week of May 14, 2017 Modern Kosmology 12 MAY 2017 B.o.B Ether Danzig Black Laden Crown Deb Talan Lucky Girl [Of The Weepies] Dreamcar Dreamcar [AFI’s Davey Havok and No Doubt’s Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young] Girlpool Powerplant Harry Styles Harry Styles Machine Gun Kelly Bloom Paramore After Laughter Paul Weller A Kind Revolution Pwr Bttm Pageant Seether Poison The Parish Todd Rundgren White Knight Warrant Louder Harder Faster Zac Brown Band Welcome Home 19 MAY 2017 !!! [Chik Chik Chik] Shake the Shudder (Sandy) Alex G. Rocket Aldous Harding Party Biters The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be Chris Bathgate Dizzy Seas Christopher Willits Horizon Daniel Romano Modern Pressure DragonForce Reaching Into Infinity Erasure World Be Gone Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. The King & I Jane Weaver Modern Kosmology Land of Talk Life After Youth Linkin Park One More Light …

Music Festivals May 2017….

May 3 / 17 New month and lots of music festivals. Mark your May calendar for these dates…. cred: music wizard festival  Middle of the Map Fest 2017 ♦ Kansas City, MO ♦ May 4-6, 2017   Beale Street Music Festival 2017 ♦ Memphis, TN ♦ May 5-7, 2017   New Orleans Jazz Festival 2017 ♦ New Orleans, LA ♦ April 28-May 7, 2017 Sunfest 2017 ♦ West Palm Beach, FL ♦ May 3-May 7, 2017   Shaky Beats Festival 2017 ♦ Atlanta, GA ♦ May 5-7, 2017   Carolina Rebellion 2017 ♦ Concord, NC ♦ May 5-7, 2017   Rolling Loud Festival 2017 ♦ Miami, FL ♦ May 5-7, 2017   Waking Windows 2017 ♦ Winooski, VT ♦ May 5-7, 2017   Upstream Music Fest 2017 ♦ Seattle, WA ♦ May 11-13, 2017 FORM Arcosanti Festival 2017 ♦ Arcosanti, AZ ♦ May 12-14, 2017 Shaky Knees Festival 2017 ♦ Atlanta, GA ♦ May 12-14, 2017 Northern Invasion 2017 ♦ Somerset, WI ♦ May 13-14, 2017 Project Pabst Denver 2017 ♦ Denver, CO ♦ May 20, 2017   May 19 2017Hangout Fest 2017Gulf Shores, AL ♦ May 19-21, 2017   Moogfest 2017 ♦ Durham, NC ♦ May 18-21, 2017   Rock on the Range 2017 ♦ Columbus, OH ♦ May 19-21, 2017 Joshua Tree Festival Spring 2017 ♦ Joshua Tree, CA ♦ May 18-21, …

Editor’s Note: May 2017

May 1 / 17 Vol. 5 / #5 The fifth month and already Shadowboxerinc is in motion. Not too much going on, but I’m getting ready for summer. New music, new films…well some old, new conferences, workshops…and so on and so on. Updates on the 4 Heads Governor’s Island Art Fair 2017, Frieze New York, AWP Conference & Bookfair and a few others. Shadowboxerinc has fashion on the brain. A few fashion designers or stylist will be featured in the Shadow Spotlight post. @ The Event is headed to Palm Springs California for this month. I’m sure you notice a few changes here and there on the blog and there will be plenty more. Goodbye April…Hello, May!                                                                 featured image: We Heart It