With a forlorn sigh I must tell you some bad news. As much as I love this blog, it’s become too much for me to handle, to the point where my schoolwork is suffering because of it. Now, this doesn’t mean that I’m giving up on blogging, I enjoy it enough that I’ve decided to switch things up.

Now, instead of weekly installations of free music, I’ll be posting a song or two each day, some from The Downplayer and others from my ever-growing collection. The movie reviews will (hopefully) be continued on my personal blog. So, in closing, I’m glad that I was able to get a good couple months of music for you, and know that while the blogging will stop, the music will remain.

Starting tomorrow, music will be found on kickbacks and movie reviews on Aidiera. Thanks for your interaction, and I hope you choose to follow me still. <3

Oh, right. The Downplayer's top tracks this week:

And, as a farewell gift, Girl Talk’s fantastic mixtape/album/sampler All Day. It’s over an hour long, but listen to it as if it was one track. I assure you it’s worth it.

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"Only 100 more songs until my Library hits 10K!"

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Children of MenI&#8217;ve never really thought of Clive Owen to be a very powerful actor (although I liked his part in Bourne Identity), so this must be an exception. Along with a relatively unknown cast, and some help from Michael Caine, Alfonso Cuarón manufactures a weary and tumultuous Britain with which I can familiarize, even though I&#8217;ve never been there. The long takes in the movie were especially effective. The only complaint with it I have is that it emphasizes the &#8216;mean world syndrome&#8217; more than what was probably necessary. 4 / 5

Children of Men

I’ve never really thought of Clive Owen to be a very powerful actor (although I liked his part in Bourne Identity), so this must be an exception. Along with a relatively unknown cast, and some help from Michael Caine, Alfonso Cuarón manufactures a weary and tumultuous Britain with which I can familiarize, even though I’ve never been there. The long takes in the movie were especially effective. The only complaint with it I have is that it emphasizes the ‘mean world syndrome’ more than what was probably necessary.

4 / 5

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V for Vendetta
I don&#8217;t usually stray into political movies, but I&#8217;ve heard nothing but positive remarks for this film. Not knowing for sure what it was about, I watched it with open eyes and an open mind. The British slang always made me laugh, but aside from that, I found the acting to be nothing short of brilliant, the casting perfect (especially Hugo Weaving), and you know, everything else excellent. If I was as creative as V, I would&#8217;ve written this only using &#8216;v&#8217; words, but I&#8217;m not, so I hope this will suffice. Truly worth watching, no matter what.
5 / 5

V for Vendetta

I don’t usually stray into political movies, but I’ve heard nothing but positive remarks for this film. Not knowing for sure what it was about, I watched it with open eyes and an open mind. The British slang always made me laugh, but aside from that, I found the acting to be nothing short of brilliant, the casting perfect (especially Hugo Weaving), and you know, everything else excellent. If I was as creative as V, I would’ve written this only using ‘v’ words, but I’m not, so I hope this will suffice. Truly worth watching, no matter what.

5 / 5

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The Social Network
I&#8217;m afraid there was too much hype for this movie. I had my suspicions before I started watching it (probably because of this review). I wasn&#8217;t surprised at all by the nonstop, rapid-fire and witty dialogue, the unnecessarily long and awkward discussions with the administrative board and lawyers, and of course, Mark&#8217;s (completely fabricated) women troubles. But anywho, Jesse Eisenberg is great and Justin Timberlake should drop his music career for acting. Also, I&#8217;d say my favorite scene was the rowing race; *after a quick Google search* the tilt-shift effect was mesmerizing. So in short, go see it, but know that not all of it is based on fact.
4 / 5

The Social Network

I’m afraid there was too much hype for this movie. I had my suspicions before I started watching it (probably because of this review). I wasn’t surprised at all by the nonstop, rapid-fire and witty dialogue, the unnecessarily long and awkward discussions with the administrative board and lawyers, and of course, Mark’s (completely fabricated) women troubles. But anywho, Jesse Eisenberg is great and Justin Timberlake should drop his music career for acting. Also, I’d say my favorite scene was the rowing race; *after a quick Google search* the tilt-shift effect was mesmerizing. So in short, go see it, but know that not all of it is based on fact.

4 / 5

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