I recently read ‘The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer’ by Sabrina Ruben Erdely in Rolling Stone & subsequently watched this film (available to stream on Netflix) about the essentially sanctioned sexual abuse that is rampant in the military. A must read/see.
You can now hear the entire Jay-Z produced Great Gatsby soundtrack on NPR (listen HERE)! Soundtrack features Jay-Z, Beyoncé, the xx, Florence + the Machine, Jack White, Gotye, Kanye, Frank Ocean, Nero, & Sia. Album out May 7, pre-order on iTunes or purchase Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young & Beautiful’ now.
Produced by Jay-Z, I am already loving the tracks that have dropped. The soundtrack will feature Jay-Z, Beyoncé, the xx, Jack White, Gotye, Kanye, Frank Ocean, Nero, & Sia! This is set to be an epic film soundtrack, a rare feat in my book.
‘Over the Love’ by Florence + the Machine, gorgeous & haunting:
‘Young & Beautiful’ by Lana del Rey, beautiful & not annoying! Available for purchase on iTunes now, in advance of the soundtrack release.
Beyoncé’s much buzzed about cover of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ with Andre 3000 (you will have to deal with the annoying radio promotional tags until a better version becomes available).
Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra cover Beyoncé’s ’Crazy in Love’
Soundtrack available on iTunes May 7 (pre-order now).
This film is deeply moving & profoundly inspiring. Educating girls is the simple solution to so many world problems—from curbing disease & premature death, ending human trafficking, stopping poverty in its tracks, & growing economies. Read more about Girl Rising HERE.
The film is screening at select Regal Cinemas, find a showing near you HERE.
Donate to this important cause & help educate a girl HERE. I did! This really is an important film that all should see.
A really beautiful film, watch free on YouTube HERE.
A film crowdsourced completely from YouTube, ‘Life in a Day’ captures moments from around the world on a single day, July 24, 2010. Over 80,000 submissions were edited to 90 minutes by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald & produced by Ridley Scott. The film debuted at Sundance & was distributed by National Geographic. The film’s opening song is performed by Ellie Goulding.