Saturday, February 26, 2011
Do you like Batman? Do you like Batman facing impossible odds? Well, I know I do. Batman: Under The Red Hood is by far one of the best animated films I have seen I quite some time. DC Comics is miles ahead of Marvel in terms of their animated film quality. Not ones to shy away from brutality and blood (and even some saucy language) they have dwarfed Marvel who has more of a “This was okay” or “What the fuck was that?” quality to their animated features.
This film starts off with The Joker reminding you why he is one of the deadliest comic book villains ever created. Don’t forget that this guy is a psychopath. As he laughs and taunts Jason Todd aka Robin 2.0 while beating him nearly to death with a crowbar Batman races to the scene to help. He doesn’t make it and just as Jason Todd gets to the exit he notices all of the explosives The Joker left. Batman finds Jason’s body and buries his “soldier.”
Friday, February 25, 2011
I want everyone to hear this episode and go “Holy crap, I haven’t heard that in years!” This is a list of one hit wonders that I liked. Modern English Melt With You, Animotion Obsession, Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round, Robbie Nevil C’est La Vie, Pretty Poison Catch Me I’m Falling, Haircut 100 Boy Meets Girl, Philip Bailey Easy Lover, Johnny Kemp Just Got Paid, Jermaine Stewart We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off, Oran “Juice Jones The Rain, and The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
In this lovely show I play some Troop All I Do Is Think Of You, Guy Piece Of My Love, Force MD’s Tender Love, Stephanie Mills Never Knew A Love Like This Before, Floaters Float On, Al Green Love And Happiness, Betty Wright Tonight Is the Night, and Luther Vandross If Only For One Night/Creepin’. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Monday, February 21, 2011
In this episode I play some modern artists playing with artists from the past and also some mash-ups that I like. Alicia Keys/Stevie Wonder, Outkast/Patti Labelle, R. Kelly/The Isley Brothers, Justin Timberlake/Michael Jackson, Blondie/The Doors, Kanye West/Beethoven’s 5th, Jay Z/Linkin Park, and Dr. Dre/Rolling Stones. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
"They had me convinced that I was crazy. But when they came to take me I knew."
I like Mr. Neeson. I like him even more when he’s punching people in the face to get what he wants. Unknown from appearances has the look of a film that could go two ways. Thankfully it went a good way. This movie could have easily been a straight up action film, psychological thriller, or had your attention and then threw a retarded ass twist in the end like most movies do nowadays.
Let me vent about that for a second. A lot of you (the general public) have been duped into thinking a movie with no real ending is an ending. No, I don’t mean like the ending to Inception which is meant to fuck with you. I mean films like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activities which are meant to have you go “Oh, that was better than I thought!” Better than you thought does not mean good and no ending does not mean mysterious. Its lazy writing! Speaking of lazy writing, on to my review!
Oh, and of course there will be spoilers.
Friday, February 18, 2011
I feel groovy. I feel funky. I’m half drunk. In this episode I play some O’Jay For The Love Of Money, One Way Cutie Pie, Lighter Shade Of Brown On A Sunday Afternoon, Dove Shack Summertime In the LBC, Curtis Mayfield Pusherman, Ohio Players Funky Worm, Con Funk Shun Fun, and Stevie Wonder Living For The City. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In this episode I wanted a “digging in your parents crate” feel. I play some Curtis Mayfield Move On Up, The Temptations Get Ready, Baby Huey Hard Times, The Five Stairsteps Ooh Child, Diana Ross and The Supremes Someday We’ll Be Together, Barry White Cant Get Enough Of Your Love, The Isley Brothers For The Love Of You, Earth Wind and Fire Reasons, and Marvin Gaye Give It Up. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Taking suggestions from listeners I am playing some boy bands. But I am also throwing in some lady groups as well. This should be interesting. Tony Toni Tone Just Me And You, SWV Right Here, N Sync Pop, En Vogue Never Gonna Get It, Good Girls Your Sweetness, New Kids On The Block The Right Stuff, 112 Anywhere, Jade Don’t Walk Away, Another Bad Creation The Playground, New Edition Count Me Out, The Boys Dial My Heart, Soul For Real Every Little Thing I Do, TLC Creep, and Boyz 2 Men Motown Philly.
In this rollerskating themed show I play some Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real, Evelyn Champagne King Shame, Candi Station Young Hearts Run Free, The Jackson 5 Blame It On The Boogie, Donna Summer Last Dance, Grace Jones Pull Up To The Bumper, Bell and James Livin’ It Up, Sylvester Dance, and Fatback Strokin’. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This episode features remakes of songs. Some you may not even know were remakes of other artists and perhaps you never heard these before. My voice is still out of service so there will be no interruptions. Reel Big Fish Take On Me (Aha), Save Ferris Come On Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners), Goldfinger 99 Red Balloons (Nena), Emily Wells Juicy (Notorious BIG), Jefferson Airplane Somebody To Love (The Great Society), Cake War Pigs (Black Sabbath), Van Halen You Really Got Me (The Kinks) , Bangles Hazy Shade Of Winter (Simon and Garfunkel), Bow Wow Wow I Want Candy (The Strangeloves), Pearl Jam Last Kiss (Wayne Cochran), Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson), Sinead O’Connor Nothing Compares To You (Prince), Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles), Jimi Hendrix All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan). Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Monday, February 14, 2011
I felt like playing some good hip hop music this time. Feeling under the weather so there’s one interruption. The rest is pure music. You’ll get some Fugees, Arrested Development, Digable Planets, EPMD, Dilated Peoples, Brand Nubian, Mos Def, K Solo, and Main Source. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
In this blue eyed soul themed episode I play some Justin Timberlake, Tina Marie, Robin Thicke, Josh Stone, Dr. John, Bobby Caldwell, Nikka Costa, and Patrick Stump. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
In this J-Dilla inspired episode I play some Common, Q-Tip, Janet Jackson, Slum Village, The Roots, Ian Kamau, Dan-e-o, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and of course J-Dilla. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
In this episode I play a bunch of stuff from the 90’s I miss hearing. Ahmad, Das EFX, De La Soul, Nice and Smooth, Paperboy, Yo Yo, Positive K, and The Pharcyde. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Monday, February 7, 2011
In this semi-freaky episode I play some 112, Silk, H-Town, Jodeci, Shai, Blackstreet, Ginuwine, and Color Me Badd. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Show.
In this kinda chill episode I play some Zap Mama, Seal, Soul II Soul, Lucy Pearl, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Continuing in a current them of films that make you wanna shoot yourself in the face, Winter’s Bone is a film that shows the effects of having a drug making father who decides to use the house you, your messed up mother, and your younger siblings live in as collateral before skipping bail. The feel good movie of the summer, I say!
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence (Monk, The Bill Engvall Show, upcoming X-Men: First Class) as Ree Dolly. As I mentioned, she has it rough. Like, super rough. There’s barely any food. Her father is no where to be seen. Everyone around her is either high, sad, starving, or a combination of all three. When your meth addicted uncle named “Teardrop” played by John Hawkes (Perfect Storm, Rush Hour, I Know What You Did Last Summer) is the most logical person you know things are messed up.
Spoilers are indeed following this line.
If anything is an advertisement for not being in a relationship, let alone getting married, its this film right here! I mean damn! Just…damn. Blue Valentine is a film about a couple going through problems. They constantly bicker, pick fights, and seem all around like two unhappy people.
Oh. And this review will absolutely have spoilers!
Ryan Gosling (Remember The Titans, The Notebook, Half Nelson) plays the husband Dean Pereira. A house painter who wakes u drinking beer and smoking, drives around town drinking and smoking, and holds his daughter drinking and smoking. Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain, Shutter Island, Dawson’s Creek) plays the wife Cindy Heller. She’s a nurse by day and miserable human the rest of the time.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
This is the MoTown heavy show. I play some Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Blood Sweat & Tears, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, and The Supremes. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
If you don’t like Prince then this is not the episode for you! I play him, Morris Day and The Time, Sheena Easton, Jesse Johnson, Wendy and Lisa, Vanity 6, Apollonia, Sheila E, Carmen Electra. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.