Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

DJ Premier, Nas and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra were recently featured in a documentary called RE:GENERATION which studies the blend of various musical cadences. You can stream the Nas and Premier single, “Regeneration,” here. And you can watch the trailer for RE:GENERATION (which features The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson and Mos Def) here.—-

Rep. Ritch Workman (Fla.) is working to repeal a state law that makes it illegal for unmarried couples to live together. The law says an unmarried couple caught living together can face 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Last year 550,000 unmarried Florida couples filed in their census forms that they were living together. Workman says that if the law isn’t being enforced, it shouldn’t even be on the books.

Kerry Washington (Ray, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) is the latest name added to director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie Django Unchained. Washington will play the slave wife of Jamie Foxx’s character Django.

A Colorado Springs man’s girlfriend came home shortly before another woman was supposed to show up for a date. Being the sly mofo that he is, Kevin Gaylor simply called the police on the second woman, reporting her as a burglar. Gaylor had invited the woman, who he met online, to his home around 3 a.m. Wednesday but when his girlfriend arrived to his house, Gaylor simply called the police when his other significant other showed.

She was just leaving...with the TV and all of your jewelry.”

We Need to Talk About Kevin, based on Lionel Shriver’s novel of the same name, was named Best Film at the 55th BFI London Film Festival. Kevin tells the tale of a mother (Tilda Swinton) and her husband (John C. Reilly) coping after their son (Ezra Miller) goes on a Columbine-style shooting spree. “In the end, we were simply bowled over by one film, a sublime, uncompromising tale of the torment that can stand in the place of love,” said the jury’s chair, director John Madden (The Debt). “We Need to Talk About Kevin“ is made with the kind of singular vision that links great directors across all the traditions of cinema.”

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