Here we are once again with another week passed and between covering up for the winter cold that has finally seem to come to Los Angeles and lunching new Creative Invites; the Talenthouse Team discovered a new short anime series based on the unlikely game of "UNO," a new song by ODESZA and got to live in an adrenaline filled future in Blade Runner 2049. Check out what the team was up to this week.  

 

Chloe Lahijani

Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Los Angeles 

Music

Across The Room” – ODESZA (ft. Leon Bridges)
I’m currently loving this new song by ODESZA and Leon Bridges. The juxtaposition of Bridges’ soothing voice mixed with ODESZA’s electronic tunes makes this song perfect for your car ride home from work, getting ready for a night out, or just something to listen to while you’re chilling at home. Take a look at the music video:

 

Fatima Saldivar

Community Relations & Social Media Manager, San Francisco

Animation

If UNO was an Anime, by JelloApocalypse
Uno is an American card game that is played with a special printed deck and it was originally developed in 1971 by Merle Robbins. In the game, you have to match cards either by matching color or value and play actions cards to change things up.
Only those who have played Uno with siblings or very close friends know the intensity of the game. This anime-style animation perfectly captures that intensity. 

 

Gilberto Jimenez

Global Digital Manager, Los Angeles

Film

Blade Runner 2049, by Director Ridley Scott
Wow, completely at loss for words. As a fan of the first Blade Runner film, I went in not really knowing what to expect. Blade Runner 2049 is a very long movie, clocking in at 2 hours 46 Minutes and every second of it was cinema-graphic gold! The future earth they place the story in is entirely credible, the epitome of a cyberpunk world. Neon signs, hologram ads, flying cars, dark mysterious allies, rain and buildings/monuments the size of nothing ever seen. Hands down, the scenes and landscapes in the film are my absolute favorite, as they completely engulf the audience into this new world. The acting and the story was great as well, long dialogues that gave huge insights into the characters and the past. I recommend watching the first Blade Runner film to get more of the context for this film and the reasoning behind the entire ordeal. If you can, watch this film at your local theater because your TV will not do the enormity of this future world justice. Let me know what you think of the movie in the comments below. 

 

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