Father Of All... - Green Day
Father of all MotherF*ckers, better known as Father of All..., is the 13th studio album by the American punk rock band Green Day. It was released on February 7th 2020, via Reprise Records. This album is Green Day's last album to be released within their current contract with Warner Bros.
The 2010's were a rough decade for Green Day, first starting out with an ambitious project of releasing a trilogy of albums entitled: Uno, Dos, and Tre, within a few months of each other. However, most of those albums, particularly Dos, are seen by fans and critics as some of their worst material and least successful commercial album since their major label debut Dookie. Years later Green Day would return in 2016 with their more return to form Revolution Radio, which brought back a strong creative energy to the band. So how does this album fit into this?? The lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong described this album prior to its release as, "The New! soul, Motown, glam and manic anthemic. Punks, freaks and punishers!" He would also state that the lyrics are about "the life AND death of the party" and the "lifestyle of not giving a f*ck.". So is this album how Billie Joe describes it as, well, not really.
There were three singles released prior to this album being released. On the day of their new tour was announced the Hella Mega Tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy, Green Day (and all the other previously mentioned bands) each dropped new songs, Green Day released the title track to their new album, Father of All... They would also release the next two songs on the album Fire, Ready, Aim and Oh Yeah! a song featuring a Joan Jett sample of Do You Wanna Touch Me?
Blog #12: Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit is a 2019 comedy-drama film and was written and directed by Taiki Waititi. It stars Roman Davis portraying the main character, Jojo, an 11 year old Hitler fanatic, Scarlett Johansson who plays his mother, the jewish girl they hide in their attic, Elsa Korr, portrayed by Thomasin McKenzie, as well as Taiki Waititi himself who plays Adolf Hitler.
The second I heard that this movie was coming out, I knew I had to see it. I also knew just from the start that people were going to have issues with it, just based on the subject matter. This is a great movie, and while sometimes it may use dark subject matter for comedic effect, it does not do it to the extreme. However, there were several parts of this movie that I got way more emotional than I thought I was going to, I thought it was gonna be just a comedic look at a boy's life in Nazi ruled Germany during the second World War, however what they do with the jewish girl they are hiding, Elsa, and her interaction with both Jojo's mom, and Jojo is really interesting and adds a lot to the story.
Cameron E. Narimanian