Monthly Archive: July 2011

The Kills cover Marilyn Monroe; Splendour dressing room robbed

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The Kills played the Amphitheatre Stage on Friday afternoon at Australia’s monstrous Splendour in the Grass festival. I was there and will be posting photos and a full review soon. During their visit, Alison and Jamie stopped by Triple J radio station and performed a lovely cover of Marilyn Munroe’s ‘One Silver Dollar’ from the 1954 film …

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George Clooney’s ‘The Ides of March’ trailer

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The Ides of March is the latest directorial effort from George Clooney who previously directed Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night, and Good Luck, both of which I loved. Clooney stars alongside Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeffrey Wright, which could easily be confused with a list of Best Actor Oscar nominees! Add …

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Real-life WALL-E!

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DJ Sures has built a real life, functioning WALL-E robot and all I can say is: WANT! The talking and dancing robot might not be able to erect monumental skyscrapers out of garbage, but it can recognize voices and faces, move on command and get sad when you take a ball away. Take that, kitten …

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Frank Darabont shuffles away from The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead creator/showrunner Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) has reportedly stepped down from the hit AMC show which is currently in production of it’s second season. This comes as quite a shock as Darabont was only just seen promoting the show at Comic-Con this past weekend.

‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ trailer

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The full trailer for Cameron Crowe’s (Singles, Almost Famous) retrospective Pearl Jam documentary Pearl Jam Twenty was released today, and it looks promising. It features Chris Cornell, David Lynch (!) and a tonne of old footage. Reportedly the film will also have Neil Young and Kurt Cobain interviews.

Björk & Michel Gondry re-unite for ‘Crystalline’ video; plus ‘Biophilia’ updates galore!

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Björk and Michel Gondry have teamed up again on the video for ‘Crystalline’, the excellent first single from her much-hyped new album Biophilia which is set to be released on September 27. Gondry has of course directed many of Björk’s classic videos, including ‘Human Behaviour’, ‘Bachelorette’, ‘Hyper-Ballad’ and ‘Declare Independence’.

John Goodman and Michael Kenneth Williams join Community!

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John Goodman has signed on to play the vice dean of Greendale Community College’s School of Air Conditioning Repair in Season 3 of Dan Harmon’s brilliant show Community. Goodman was most recently seen on David Simon’s Treme. Speaking of David Simon, another of his ex-cast members has also recently joined Community: Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar Little …

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The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt: ‘I Wanna Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage’

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The Flaming Lips have collaborated with noise rock duo Lightning Bolt on a new EP simply titled The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt. They have also released a Wayne Coyne-starring video for ‘I Want to Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage’, and it is all kinds of weird.

[Review] PROJECT NIM (NZFF)

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Project Nim is the latest documentary from James Marsh, director of the Academy Award-winning Man On Wire. In each film Marsh takes a well-known, media-friendly event from the ’70s and gives it context with a meticulous and impressive mix of archival footage, interviews and dramatic re-enactments. The film is based on the book Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would …

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Francis Ford Coppola plans to remix cinema with ‘Twixt’

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Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now) made a big splash at Comic-Con last week with his announcement regarding the way his new film Twixt will be screened.

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