Vanilla Sky

I watched “Vanilla Sky” the other night. (Yeah, I know– it came out almost two and a half years ago.) What an amazing movie. I won’t give away the plot, but I will say this: if you thought “The Game” (with Michael Douglas) messed with your head, this movie goes ‘way beyond that. There were a lot of moments where I dropped my slice of Vini’s pizza and went, “HUH??”
(This movie proved once again that while I do not consider myself a Tom Cruise fan, there’s another movie in his oeuvre — am I allowed to use that word?– that I enjoyed.)
And can I mention Penelope Cruz for just one moment? Okay, I did.
The soundtrack to the film is very very cool. Evidently, Nancy Wilson (of Heart, also director Cameron Crowe’s wife) was the force behind much of the music, and she’s got some pretty decent taste: REM, Chemical Brothers, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, and even The Monkees. This was the first soundtrack in a long time that I went out and bought for myself. Even the kid at Best Buy was gushing over the CD.
I also bought the “Music inspired by” CD of music from the movie “I Am Sam.” These are all Beatles covers by people Eddie Vedder, the Wallflowers, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, and bunch of other people. Most of it is pretty good. (I never saw the movie because it seemed, well, a little too sad.)
I haven’t done anything more with the RadioBlog, but I will get some more tunage up there soon.