Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street – Movie Review

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(Google, 2014)

This movie is fantastic and true it is based on the book which is based on a real character named Jordan Belfort who served 22 months of a 4 year sentence, He was convicted of fraud crimes related to stock market manipulation and running a penny stock boiler room. He had also had to pay 110$ million in restitution this was because of what he had done. The movie portrays his life on Wall Street and most things that had been written in the book although not everything in the film is real and actually happened.

In the movie Jordan Belfort is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio who had nominated for 2 Oscars this year. One for Best Performance by an Actor in a leading role, and also a Best Motion Picture of Year. But of Course he didn’t win. This movie is grip taking and you won’t believe some of the stuff Jordan had done.

The Wolf of Wall Street centers on Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), an ambitious young stockbroker who figured out a back door into the world of finance. Belfort’s back door was ‘penny stocks’, seemingly worthless options that he sold to susceptible buyers. The stock’s value and viability didn’t bother Belfort, as his commission on sales was a whopping 50%. With Belfort’s meteoric rise came an almost insatiable desire for the finer things in life, and he used every possible opportunity to display it. The only thing more dangerous than Jordan’s addiction to spending other people’s money was his inhuman ingestion of drugs (Especially ludes, which seem like really bad news). The Wolf (Jordan’s Nick name) has zero interest in covering the emotional and financial fallout of Belfort and cronies, instead the film unflinchingly zeroes in on every aspect of Belfort’s sordid lifestyle, leaving you breathless and exhausted  (or if you are a bore, exasperated) by its end. By the time the credits roll, you’ll feel like going to rehab.

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I think the reason the perfume commercials are so weird, is because they have to advertise a smell without using smells.

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RBS Six Nations

The Northern hemisphere’s biggest rugby competition, with Wales vs. Italy, England vs. France and Ireland vs. Scotland.

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The six nations kicked off with its first match Wales vs. Italy. The first try was scored by Welshman Tipuric, due to a mistake from Leonardo Sarto. Shortly after Wales and Italy both score penalties making the score 10-3 to wales. After a quick line out from the Welsh the ball was flicked out to the welsh backs finally ending in a try being scored by Scott Williams. Successful conversion from halfpenny made the score 17-3 to wales. A long field kick from Italian number 13 Michele Campagnaro resulted in the Italians scoring a try.  Failed conversion from the Italians only made the score at this point 20-8 to the Welsh. The final score was23-15 to wales. The Italians put up a powerful fight against the number 1 team in the southern hemisphere. Wales were not expecting the Italian side to be this dominant in a match that normally would have ended with Wales demolishing Italy as they did last year.

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The Real

“Twisting the kaleidoscope behind both of my eyes.”

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Rihanna: Queen of R&B

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in Barbados in 1988. Rihanna grew up like an average teenaged girl, however in 2003 the Barbadian met with the producer and owner of Syndicated Rhythms Production, Evan Rogers. While spending time in Barbados Rogers was so impressed with her vocal skills he asked her to record some tracks that spring in New York.
After auditioning with rapper Jay-Z, Def Jam Recordings president, Rihanna debut album Music of the Sun hit the charts in 2005. Followed a year later by her second album, A Girl Like Me. Both reaching top ten on the Billboard 200 chart and had two top charter songs, “Pon de Replay” and “SOS”, reaching number one on Billboard Hot 100. These hit albums were only the begging for Rihanna and her fame. As her fame grew, she started to collaborate with A list celebrities and artists, such as Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye West (Rihanna 2009).
Rihanna, also known as the Queen of R & B, has taken over the world with her powerful and relatable music. Over the past years she has become a worldwide phenomenon. She has become a powerhouse in the music industry. Besides being musically gifted she has become a writer, fashion icon and fashion designer. In 2013 she released her 13th top charter song, “The Monster.” Ranking her with some of the most influential artists of all time, for example, Madonna, Michael Jackson and the Supremes. Her talent and smooth voice has earned her numerous awards, consisting of seven Grammys, eight American Music Award and 22 Billboard Music Awards.
In Rihanna’s album Loud, she creates sexier sound and creates a more rounded album. Her songs are catchy and the beat and tune helps draw in large audiences. Rihanna’s genuine and emotional ballads are easily relatable and show that we all have a darkness growing within and that we are all human. With such passion and talent, no wonder Rihanna is the Queen of R&B.

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Over Come the Devils with a Thing Called Love: Bob Marley

 

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Bob Marley, one of music’s most influential and iconic figures who introduced the world to Rastafarian culture and music. Bob Marley incorporated every day struggles and controversial issues to his music. His magnificent songs of faith, devotion and revolution manifested a legacy that has touched and affected artist throughout many generations and live on in modern day music.

 

Robert Nesta Marley born February 6 1945 in St, Ann’s Parish, Jamaica. Born to a white father and a teen colored mother. When he turned 14 he left home to pursue his career in music in Kingston. Under the supervision of Joe Higgs, Marley was able to produce his first single, “Jude Not”, which was released in 1962. He was fortunate enough to join 5 fellow artists, that following year. Together they formed a teen vocal group and were signed by producer Coxsone Dodd. As a group they started to attract audiences outside of Jamaica. (Allmusic)

 

As great as Marley’s celebrity had developed outside of Jamaica, at home he was concerned as a mystical figure, a poet and prophet whose words had the nation’s ears. In 1972 Marley signed by Island Records and started his solo career. The following year Catch a Fire debuted, hitting 51 on Billboard’s 200. After the huge success of this album, Bob Marley and the Wailers continued to produce chart topper albums, such as “Natty Dread”, “Rastaman Vibration” and “Uprising”. (Rollingstone)

 

Bob Marley was an imaginative musician, as well as a songwriter of beauty and a harmonious singer. He was revolutionary proportion. He was the first international superstar to originate from a third world country and said to be the last. The pure emotion that is poured into the lyrics and melodies of Marley’s songs define and represent his genius and brilliance.

 

 

 

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This is why you should never, ever get your hopes up. This is why you should see the glass as half empty. So when the whole thing spills, you aren’t as devastated
– Cheerios
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