Hey Hart Beat. There are so many movies coming out this time of year (thank god) and I can’t wait to get back to Brooklyn to catch up on them with Pedro. Other than the obvious selection that BAM will be carrying, there’s one that I really want to see before it leaves theaters.
Top Five, Chris Rock’s newest movie, looks hilarious and amazing. Have you seen the trailer? The movie was actually produces as an indie film but then was picked up by Paramount after the movie did so well at the Toronto Film Festival. It follows a comedian through one day in New York while he is interviewed for a New York Times profile. There are cameos by many real life comedians playing themselves in the movie (Tracy Morgan, Whoppi Goldberg and others) and the story ultimately speaks to contemporary fame and how comedy fits into the scene. For a full rave review you can read more on the Times website here. For me, and this is before seeing the movie, the premise reminds me a little of my three favorite movies of all time (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight) and I can’t wait to see what Chris Rock has to share with us.
Hi Hart Beat. I have great news! The blog that my boyfriend, Pedro, and I have been working on for the past two months is finally ready to launch! When Pedro and I first started dating one of the things that we had in common was that he and I both write our own lifestyle blogs (he writes solesirius.com and I have Hart Beat here.) We were always talking about ideas we each had for the other and about three months ago, we started talking about starting a project together.
After a lot of discussion of the kind of project we wanted to start (an ecommerce site, a relationship blog, a photo collection) we finally decided to focus on what we both love – fashion, design, music and up-and-coming brands. Pedro came up with the name, The Victors & Vanquished, and I came up with the idea of signing off each post “from him” or “from her” so that we can give our readers and “his and hers” perspective on what we’re writing about.
So far we’ve done posts on upcoming men’s and women’s collections released by Woolrich, Original Penguin and Everlane, music albums by Father John Misty and Wu-Tang Clan, and design by Max Wagner and Artifact Uprising. It’s super exciting and we have so many ideas for the new year. It’s been a team effort to get the blog going (huge shout-out to Marina for designing our logo) and I hope that you love reading it as much as you love reading Hart Beat! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram (coming soon) and Facebook for updates on all our posts! Plus, I’ve included a handy little icon here on the side that will link you right away to The V&V! Happy reading, Hart Beat.