Sunday, January 3, 2010

Things to Look Forward to in 2010

Alice in Wonderland in IMAX

IMAX movies in 2009 were a decidedly mixed bag that included the GOOD (“Watchmen”), the BAD (“A Christmas Carol”) and the WILD (“Where The Wild Things Are”). The most anticipated IMAX release of 2020 is undoubtedly Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” The combination of Lewis Carol’s dark fairy tale, Burton’s visionary direction and a stellar cast including Johnny Depp, this seems sure to be the first commercial and critical blockbuster for the new decade.

Air Jordan Spiz’ike Black/Cement Colorway

Most hybrids from Jordan Brand are weak interpretations of classic kicks that usually lose what made the originals cool. These are the rare exception as they retain the best design elements of the AJ 3-7 and come in arguably the best colorway in Jordan history.

Eminem: Relapse 2

“Relapse” was incredible. “Refill” was pretty much a waste of money. “Relapse 2” has the potential to be the best album of 2010. With production by Dr. Dre, The Alchemist and Just Blaze, darker subject matter and by all accounts Eminem leaving the silly accents and bathroom humor behind in favor of the sick lyrics that made him an underground hero a decade ago, “Relapse 2” has fans from 8 Mile Road to Rodeo Drive salivating for another dose of Slim Shady.

House of Pain: St. Patrick’s Day Tour

House of Pain is following a stellar 2009 (sick Adidas collabo sneaker, La Coka Nostra album, Rock the Bells tour) with a 5-Date tour of the Northeast the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Get ready to Jump Around because this will be sick night of early-90’s, dirty whiteboy, hooligan hip-hop if they come to your town.

Iron Man 2

Comic book fans were psyched for this movie before the trailer emerged in late 2009, after seeing the initial salvo from Marvel/Disney’s marketing campaign fans could not effin’ wait for May, 7th 2010. Replacing Terrance Howard with Don Cheadle seems like a sizable upgrade and including Scarlet Johansen and Mickey Rourke seem to only add more fuel to the Iron Man fire. Hopefully “Iron Man 2” will be the kickoff for a summer of blockbusters that will help us put the dismal 2009 summer movie season behind us.

Rock The Bells/Paid Dues Festival 2010

2009’s best Hip-Hop tour will be back for another summer in 2010. Performers have yet to be announced but with a stellar track record for providing both commercial and underground Hip-Hop heads with more than their money’s worth...look for this to be THE ticket to get for summer 2010.

Super Bowl XLIV

The last few NFL post seasons have been kind of lackluster for the casual fan, but with parity appearing to be a thing of the past and the emergence of several “Super Teams” (Saints, Colts, Chargers) and a few surprising underdogs (Bengals, Cowboys, Ravens) this season, Super Bowl XLIV and associated playoffs should really be spectacular entertainment for casual and hardcore fans.

Wu-Tang Saga Continues

2009 marked one of the biggest comebacks in Hip-Hop history as the once mighty Wu-Tang Clan reclaimed dominance in the rap game by releasing stellar albums, buzz worthy mixtapes and near constant touring. 2010 should continue this run with the release of “Wu Massacre” by Rae, Ghost and Meth and several other projects planned for the new year. We can only hope Wu-Wear will re-launch soon.

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In the new year, look for better movies, a twitter account and a constant stream of blogs/vlogs to continue the movement into the new decade!

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