Ólafur Arnalds - Old Skin
Best musical discovery from this season of So You Think You Can Dance
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I sort of forgot that we took advantage of Comcast’s Same Day as Theaters option to watch this film a few weeks ago (which I find strange, because it opens this weekend). When Jessi posted this article on Facebook, it reminded me that it gave me FEELINGS and that I have a platform to express them.
- Set in the craft brewing world. A good portion was filmed at Revolution Brewing’s production facility in Logan Square.
- Really supportive of director Joe Swanberg’s view on filming in Chicago:
Here was the cool thing about working in Chicago: I got to be specific. I know these characters. They’re my friends. I know what kinds of apartments they live in, I know which neighborhoods they live in, I know where they drink, I know where they eat. So when I go to another city that I don’t live in, I have to take somebody else’s word for it, like, “Where do the hipsters hang out?” And somebody’s like, “Oh, this place and this place,” but I don’t really get to know. I just have to trust that their idea of these characters is the same as mine. So it was really great to be at home and to really locate these characters in a real Chicago.
- Olivia Wilde’s character Kate. It’s excruciating because it’s hyper-realistic. I have friends who’ve displayed some (a LOT) of this behavior. In fact, what makes me so sensitive is that I’m sure I’ve exhibited some of these behaviors in the past. I won’t say much more, because I don’t want to spoil the movie, but I had such negative feelings about this fictional character’s actions that I hate-read Olivia Wilde’s guide to turning 30 that delighted pretty much everyone else in my demographic. Oh, and I still can’t get over the fact that she said this publicly. (EYEROLL)
Click on the poster above for the trailer… and if you see it, shall we meet up for a microbrew and discuss the emotional baggage it unpacks for you?
Chicago, go buy these.
Blackbird’s pastry chef, Dana Cree, is making scrumptious ice creams and selling them at Publican Quality Meats.
Check out these flavor descriptions:
- Peach Crumble: white peach, bourbon, butterscotch, Heath crunch, mesquite flour
- Chocolate Cherry Chunk: egg custard base, chocolate chunks, brownies, fresh cherries
Perhaps the most delicious quality of this ice cream is the price - $6. For a super-premium ice cream (especially one made in such small batches), it was too sweet a deal to choose just one.
Speaking of Minnesota:
At Minneapolis City Hall early Thursday morning, the first day same-sex marriage was legal, Mayor R.T. Rybak officiated forty-two same-sex weddings between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.
(More exuberant photos here)