October 28, 2012

Making The Shining

Making The Shining is a short, fascinating documentary from Stanley Kubrick‘s daughter, Vivian, who was only 17 when she was given access to shoot behind the scenes of her father’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s ghost story for the BBC TV show Arena.

What she captures is at times compelling: a suddenly emotional Scatman Crothers reflecting on his career, a stressed-out yet honest Shelley Duvall, who admits her insecurities as an actress and is seen being scolded by an intimidating Kubrick, in what appears to be an attempt to coax a better performance out of Duvall.

On the flipside, star Jack Nicholson is his facetious self, filmed here displaying a devilish sense of humor (and commitment to dental hygiene), joking for the camera in between playing a psycho hellbent on murdering his family.

Pinched from egotripland

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Split Of A Second

I mean, he's not jumping in a space suit or anything, but this short film about 'wingsuit flying' is still a pretty dope watch.

Hoop Dreams [documentary]

Watch the amazing, award-wining '94 doco the follows two up-and-coming basketball players, Arthur Agee and William Gates, pursue their dreams of playing in the NBA and moving their family out of the ghetto.

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October 27, 2012

In A Different League - Mathew Ridge Doco

Here’s a throw-back doco about a young Mathew Ridge crossing codes from the All Blacks to the Manly Sea Eagles. The doco is narrated by Ridges former Auckland and All Black teammate (and future Warrior), John Kirwan.

October 24, 2012

30 For 30: Benji

'Benji' is a 30 For 30 documentary about basketball player Ben Wilson (aka the Michael Jordan before Michael Jordan) who grew up during the crack era in South Side Chicago with dreams of making the NBA, only to have his life cut short in 1984.

Click X, then click play. If you have trouble playing the video, go here.

Will Ferrell Bloopers

Shot Benji

The Costumes Of A Dog Named Trotter

October 21, 2012

October 20, 2012

NBA Inside Stuff

Inside Stuff - ’90s-era basketball TV show hosted by Ahmad Rashad and some tall white lady. Dope!


Ganked from TSS

October 12, 2012

Photograph The Wreckage of Fukushima

Photographer Donald Weber, traveled to the Fukushima buffer zone, to capture this haunting little mini-documentary. The results of the trip are about what you'd think, except about twice as haunting. There are post-apocalyptic scenes of empty streets, eeriely abandonded houses, and even a corpse. Given the recent admission that the whole thing was avoidable, it's interesting —and depressing— to take a look at what the aftermath looks like.

October 11, 2012

30 For 30: 9.79*

The 100-meter men’s final at the 1988 Seoul Games was the fastest and perhaps most thrilling sprint in Olympic history. But within 48 hours, gold medalist Ben Johnson had tested positive for anabolic steroids, and scandal reigned. This one race still haunts the eight men who took part. But what brought them to the starting line? And what happened to them since?

PREVIOUS: 30 For 30 | Broke

The Man With The Iron Fists [album stream]

October 10, 2012

Talib Kweli's Favourite 25 Verses


Follow me into a solo
Get in the flow - and you can picture like a photo
Music mixed mellow maintains to make
Melodies for MC’s motivates the breaks
I’m everlastin, I can go on for days and days
With rhyme displays that engrave deep as X-rays
I can take a phrase that’s rarely heard, FLIP IT
Now it’s a daily word
I can get iller than ‘Nam, a killin bomb
But no alarm - Rakim will remain calm
Self-esteem make me super superb and supreme
But for a microphone still I fiend
This was a tape I wasn’t supposed to break
I was supposed to wait, but let’s motivate
I want to see who can keep followin and swallowin
Takin the making, bitin it and borrowin
Brothers tried and others died to get the formula
But I’ma let ya sweat - you still ain’t warm
You a step away from frozen, stiff as if ya posin
Dig into my brain as the rhyme gets chosen
So follow me and were ya thinkin’ you were first?
Let’s travel at magnificent speeds around the Universe
What could ya say as the Earth gets further and further away
Planets are small as balls of clay
Astray into the Milky Way - world’s outasight
Far as the eye can see - not even a satellite
Now stop and turn around and look
As ya stare in the darkness, ya knowledge is took!
So keep starin soon ya suddenly see a star
You better follow it cause it’s the R
This is a lesson if ya guessin and if ya borrowin
Hurry hurry step right up and keep followin
The Leader

October 3, 2012

30 For 30: Broke

All athletes, entertainers, drug dealers and lotto winners should watch this 30 For 30 docco with a pen and pad.
Click the [X Close] button, then Play.

The NBA's Top Ballers

Here's the a list of the highest paid NBA players and their salaries for the 2012-2013 NBA season:

Kobe Bryant         

Dirk Nowitzki        

Carmelo Anthony        

Amar'e Stoudemire    

Joe Johnson        

Dwight Howard        

Pau Gasol        

Chris Paul        

Chris Bosh        

LeBron James        

Dwyane Wade        

Deron Williams        

Andrew Bynum        

Paul Pierce        

Kevin Durant        

Zach Randolph        

Rudy Gay        

Derrick Rose        

Carlos Boozer        

Al Jefferson       

Meanwhile, in Africa...

Via NBA Arena