History of the Pop Video Pt.4: The Thrill of Michael Jackson’s Thriller

History of the Pop Video Pt.4: The Thrill of Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Halloween is upon us once again. Not only that but so is part 4 of this series. On top of that MVD is almost a year old, and so it would seem like a more than appropriate time to discuss a video which was not only the greatest of it’s age, and maybe of all time for that matter, but also one that changed the (white) face of MTV, as well as being in many ways Michael Jackson’s crowning artistic achievement. Actually it’s unfair to couch Thriller in terms of simply Michael Jackson, with the song written by Rod Temperton Read more »

The Fifth Element: Why I can never change the channel…

The Fifth Element: Why I can never change the channel…

I have always said that I don´t know what I prefer most: watching a movie for the first time or re watching it a few times until it becomes familiar. I almost always discover new things after each repeat that make me look at the movie in a different way, sort of like what re-reading a book does as well. There are about 20- 30 movies that I have watched over 50 times. Yep…I have. One of the movies that I MUST  watch is Luc Besson´s masterpiece: The Fifth Element…for those of you who haven’t seen it: STOP READING AND Read more »

When Harry Met Sally – Love and Friendship

When Harry Met Sally – Love and Friendship

“When Harry Met Sally” the eternal dilemma: can men and women be just friends? And the fantastic way this movie takes us on a quest to solve that mystery. Valentine´s Day has come and gone and during the weekend it was all over the place. We didn’t celebrate Valentine´s Day in Colombia before, but now with globalization, the internet, having the same t.v. comedy series airing on the same channels all over the world, and with it also being a huge business and marketing opportunity, it is practically impossible not to “succumb” to the temptation. I know it is mostly Read more »

Weapon of Choice: One more reason to love Christopher Walken

Weapon of Choice: One more reason to love Christopher Walken

“Weapon of Choice” is one of the greatest videos ever made, we deconstruct it and also discuss the dance master that is Christopher Walken. I think it is time I start talking about my favorite videos. If I can watch “Nothing´s gonna change my love for you” over and over, then it is time I write about a video I DO enjoy. And instead of it being a soundtrack (music collaborating with a film), it is the other way around (an actor collaborating in a video). it is also perfect.   I remember the first time I saw this video. The Read more »

“How about a little music”: Ghostbusters

“How about a little music”: Ghostbusters

A look at the soundtrack to a film that not only stands up as one of the best comedy flicks of the 80’s (and of any decade, for that matter) but also has one of the best soundtracks of that decade too. “Listen….. can you smell something?” For this post I’ve decided to take a look at the soundtrack to a film that not only stands up as one of the best comedy flicks of the 80’s (and of any decade, for that matter) but also has one of the best soundtracks of that decade too. At this point a Read more »

Ferris Bueller: My idea of success

Ferris Bueller: My idea of success

Life wisdom from one of the most iconic films of the last 60 decades: Ferris Bueller´s Day Off. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Lately I have been thinking a lot about happiness, success, what I want out of life and what I should do to make it happen. I want to follow Cameron´s advice “I am not going to sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m going to take a stand. I’m going to Read more »

Freddie Mercury or Boy George: Who is the fairest of them all?

Freddie Mercury or Boy George: Who is the fairest of them all?

Two Divas: Freddie Mercury and Boy George. Two videos and the question: who is the fairest of them all? For the final one on one of the year, I chose two videos that made an impact on me when I was a child. Both videos were topping the charts in 1984 (I was 7 years old) and they are among the first music videos I remember. I adore both groups and songs and especially both front men so I thought it would be nice to end the year deconstructing them. “I WANT TO BREAK FREE” – QUEEN The song is Read more »

Kokomo – who should have stayed there?

Kokomo – who should have stayed there?

A review of one of the iconic movies of the 80´s: The plot, the actors, the soundtrack from the movie “Cocktail” This is the first request I’m doing. I am very happy to do it, one because it is for one of my dearest friends and two because I happen to love the movie, the video and the song. A part of me has that idea of paradise…INCEPTION! The film cocktail is a classic 80s chick flick, and there are 3 important things I remember about it – #spoiler alert (although I think since the movie was released in 1988 you Read more »

Enter the Dragon – Dragon’s Galore

Enter the Dragon – Dragon’s Galore

The soundtrack, quotes and review of the modern classic movie “Enter the Dragon” with master of master´s Bruce Lee. I have given a lot of thought to what my first soundtrack post was going to be, I have huge respect for music, books and movies, so I decided to choose something that represented all that, there will be plenty of time to discuss favorite and iconic soundtracks. Also, I do not want to get in trouble with my husband or any of my male friends by saying anything except wonderful things about the movies, and of course, the grand master Read more »