And then maybe doing a link roundup once every couple of days saying “here’s what you’ve missed by not adding the Free Beacon’s Editor’s Blog to your RSS feed.” So, yeah. It is also the first feature that Walter Hill, best known for hardboiled features like Last Man Standing and Red Heat, as well as the premiere episode of HBO’s Deadwood, has directed in a decade. Bullet to the Head is an adrenaline-fueled, rip-roaring good time that asks little of audiences while still managing to fill their most basic filmgoing needs. For the record: I don’t agree with every argument made in this piece (I think the whole argument about the various waves of feminism is a [...] I don’t have enough time to fully dive into the silliness of this Slate piece arguing that Archer is especially homophobic, but I do want to highlight one bit of especial silliness: On the other hand, Archer often plays off the kind of homophobic stereotypes that historically fostered so much fear and hatred toward gay people. So here’s the deal: I’ll still be posting stuff here. Mostly I’ll be posting what I was posting here over there. Feel free to complain about it here, as we’ll have no comment section over there. It is a fun film, one that doesn’t strain the cranium—indeed, it might aggravate the brainpan if one gives it too much thought—while also providing plenty of eye candy. Here’s another (NSFW for language) revisionist take on the film, this time in video form. Stay tuned, though: There’s a-doings a-transpiring! ) : Mildly overrated, in large part because it falls into the category of “interesting” cinema, Beasts of the Southern Wild is less interesting as a narrative exercise than as a time capsule of early-21st-century American neuroses.
One year later, there were 15 people working from Chesky and Gebbia's loft apartment on Rausch Street in San Francisco.
To make room for employees, Brian Chesky gave up his bedroom and lived through the Airbnb service until the company moved into its first office space.
The company continued to experience rapid growth through the year and in November 2010 raised $7.2 million in Series A funding from Greylock Partners and Sequoia Capital, and announced that out of 700,000 nights booked, 80% had occurred in the past six months.
I have been lax about updating this here blog (obviously) because I wanted to convince you folks to swing by the Free Beacon’s Editor’s Blog all on your own (a strategy that appears to have worked, judging by traffic stats). Viewing the film in IMAX 3D was less an experience than an endurance test.
But it’s been a few months so I figured I’d throw up a few links for any stragglers. A few pieces of note over the last couple of weeks: , where I work when I’m not blogging about Rob Zombie trailers, is starting a blog!
But it is an assault on the senses, an overly loud blast of static that at times—I am not making this up—left me seeing double.
Ray [...] Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is not the worst movie I’ve ever seen.
At the time, roommates Chesky and Gebbia could not afford the rent for their loft in San Francisco.
They made their living room into a bed and breakfast, accommodating three guests on air mattresses and providing homemade breakfast.
They returned to San Francisco with a profitable business model to present to West Coast investors.
In March 2009, the name was shortened to Airbnb.com, and the site's content had expanded from air beds and shared spaces to a variety of properties including entire homes and apartments, private rooms, castles, boats, manors, tree houses, tipis, igloos, private islands and other properties.