Jeff Gordon Q&A: Movies, racing future & more
Objects in the Mirror is a for the ladies track, Mac does a lit a bit of harmonizing on here, no autotune though. Red Dot Music features Action Bronson who talks about tour life, money, how he’s rapping for his son and daughter. Gees sounds like a neptunes production, experimental hip hop track, i like high pitch effect he uses on the chorus. On both the title track Watching Movies and Suplexes Inside of Complexes and DUplexes Mac uses more of his lyrical skills. REMember is a introspective track he talks about having strength in hard times. Someone Like You might have the best instrumental on the track, it’s a slow jazzy track, sounds like he was aiming for something a little mainstream. Aquarium is another track where Mac just goes in killing the track. Youforia is the official last track, Mac goes in singing the chorus and verses, It’s not really hip hop, this song is for his special someone. On the deluxe edition it features three more tracks, Goosebumpz is the first, this is a raw track, with trumpets and police horns in the background and Mac just spittin bars. The second is O.K. featuring Tyler, The Creator who comes in for the chorus and second verse. This is a track that should have made the official album, but it IS a little simple.
Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth, reveals something about the male ego through its main characters, and Blue Caprice depicts the tragic true story behind the D.C. sniper shootings, though the film doesn’t dig deep enough, according to Hornaday. Divorced parents Albert (James Gandolfini) and Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) explore middle-age romance in Enough Said. (Photo by Lacey Terrell/Fox Searchlight via Associated Press) Enough Said (PG-13) Like the best romantic comedies of Hollywoods Golden Age, Holofceners film zings and pops with hilarious dialogue (‘What the hell is chervil?’ Eva snorts after Marianne lovingly gives her fresh herbs from her perfectly un-manicured garden), but also gets to the heart of human nature: in this case, the lengths people go to in order to fill their empty spaces, and how lovable foibles become intolerable flaws. Ann Hornaday Rush (R) As much escapist fun as ‘Rush’ is as an adrenaline-juiced car-race movie, its most interesting as a rare depiction of male vanity, how physical attractiveness informs self-worth and potency, and the role beauty so often the sole purview of women on screen plays in mens relationships and personal insecurities. Ann Hornaday Inequality for All (PG) this film avoids the familiar impartial-arbiter mode of documentary filmmaking and adopts a single perspective as its own. (Viewers will not, in other words, hear from any Gordon Gekko types arguing that wealth belongs to those who can take it.) Both films pair bits of biographical color with footage of well-polished lectures, bringing in just enough outside material to make them feel like real movies. John DeFore Blue Caprice (R) As admirable as Moorss oblique style is, though, Blue Caprice doesnt offer the sense of catharsis or closure, let alone new information, that makes it more than a cold, if disciplined, directorial exercise. Muhammad, who was executed in 2009 , and Malvo, who is serving a series of consecutive life sentences , remain enigmatic, remorseless figures, their depravity never deeply examined past their emotional problems and psychological ills. Ann Hornaday Don Jon (R) The only real down side of Don Jon is the extreme vulgarity, especially early on. Its easy to imagine that some of Jons audacious admissions could alienate certain audience members, and it would be a shame if the outrageousness overshadowed the movies thoughtful revelations and surprisingly sweet heart. Stephanie Merry Baggage Claim (PG-13) Theres so much wrong with Baggage Claim from its outdated story line and similarities to the dreadful Whats Your Number to Talberts clumsy, flat-screen directing that its all the more surprising when things go right. But it would be unfair to deny that it doesnt provide its own modest, sometimes outright hilarious, pleasures. Ann Hornaday Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) But instead of upping the ante, as so many sequels do, Cloudy 2 merely gets the band back together including perky weather girl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris), immature bully Brent (Andy Samberg) and Flints level-headed father (James Caan) for a repetitive mission that calls to mind multiple beats from the first movie. Sean OConnell Metallica Through the Never (R) Thanks to wireless instruments, guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo are highly mobile, and even drummer Lars Ulrich moves around a lot. They interact with other performers in scenarios that appeal to some metalheads taste for carnage and destruction. The last staged catastrophe seems rather tasteless, but it turns out to be a clever setup for the back-to-basics finale. Mark Jenkins Haute Cuisine (PG-13) Frot manages the tough trick of playing someone whos both standoffish and likable. Hortense isnt easily amused or benevolently quirky, the way so many female characters can be. Shes serious, but her passion for recipes and fresh produce proves appealing. “Haute Cuisine” also strays from the typical formula because its devoid of a romantic subplot. Stephanie Merry The Trials of Muhammad Ali (Unrated) Bill Siegels The Trials of Muhammad Ali reminds us, though, that the boxer fought significant battles outside of the ring, as well. And in doing so, Trials educates casual boxing fans about the unexpected political, religious and social strife Ali encountered and largely brought upon himself during a tumultuous time in our nations racially divided past. Sean OConnell You Will Be My Son (R) It would be easy to make a movie pitting Paul, the deadbeat dad, against Martin, the long-suffering descendant who deserves his multimillion-dollar inheritance. But director Gilles Legrand, who co-wrote the script, opts for a more difficult and satisfying approach. Paul is unabashedly cruel, but Martin acts insufferably childish. Stephanie Merry Zaytoun (Unrated) As the most immediate dangers subside, the film addresses increasingly sentimental concerns: Yonis pregnant wife awaits his rescue; Fahed carries an olive sapling his father dreamed of planting near their old house. John DeFore Newlyweeds (R) The audience Newlyweeds will appeal to most is film buffs who are always on the lookout for bright young things because this movie has them.
He genuinely wanted to know what people’s thoughts were.” What were your thoughts on Ron Howard’s newly released movie “Rush” and its addition to a long lineage of racing movies? “Before I even saw anything Ron had done, I thought the best racing movie is going to be the one that has the least amount of racing in it. I think it’s because it’s very hard to capture the speed and excitement and the thrill of it, and that’s what I love about the movie “Rush.” He did do a good job of capturing the racing but also it has such a great storyline to go along with it. It complements the racing, and the racing complements the story.” You got rave reviews hosting Saturday Night Live in 2003, are a popular and recurring co-host on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” and have made several popular commercials. Is acting a possible second career for you? “I’d never consider myself having much talent in that area (acting), but I also know I’m a risk taker, I’m comfortable being in front of a camera. I don’t have any skills necessarily that allow me to pull off any role, but with the right thing, I have a good time and let go of who I am and can make fun of myself and enjoy it. “Saturday Night Live” was certainly a stretch, but I had a lot of fun doing it and I said, if I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it right and make the best of it. And it turned out great. Or if I’m hosting with Kelly (Ripa), I’m not always the most comfortable going into it, but somehow, it seems to come together in that moment.” Throughout your career you have represented a new generation of NASCAR fans crossing over in platforms and eras. “I do feel like we made conscious efforts over the years to find those opportunities to do more crossover. I think NASCAR is a great sport, it’s great racing, but I feel like it’s capable of so much more and by doing more crossover, it could help expand the audience and help the sport grow and me personally from a branding standpoint.