Monthly Archive: March 2012

2012 WORLD CINEMA SHOWCASE kicks off with OUR IDIOT BROTHER, ALOIS NEBEL & UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

The World Cinema Showcase is a wonderfully diverse little film festival which delivers a much-needed helping of essential world cinema, documentaries, and indie releases to New Zealand audiences who might otherwise miss out on seeing them on the big screen. The 2012 showcase, which serves as a welcome reprieve from the exhausting blockbuster season (as well …

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[WATCH] Nine Inch Nails perform on cringeworthy 1980s show DANCE PARTY USA

Here’s something nobody saw coming: some rare and amazing footage surfaced online today of a young Nine Inch Nails performing their Pretty Hate Machine single ‘Down In It’ on the incredibly cheesy late-1980s dance show Dance Party USA – complete with lip-syncs, and Trent Reznor wearing a scrunchie! Following the video going viral earlier today, Reznor …

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[WATCH] SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED Trailer

The first trailer has been released for the indie comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, which was a breakout hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The Derek Connolly-penned, Colin Trevorrow-directed film stars the awesome Aubrey Plaza as a Seattle magazine intern who, along with her cynical editor (Jake Johnson) and fellow intern (Karan Soni), is tasked with tracking down …

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[LISTEN] CHROMATICS: ‘Kill For Love’

Portland Italo-disco revivalists Chromatics have finally released their much-anticipated fourth LP, Kill For Love, following a lengthy delay due to mastering issues (available exclusively on iTunes though Italians Do It Better). We’ve already heard/seen videos for the great New Order-esque title track, the effortlessly cool Neil Young cover ‘Into the Black’ (which opens the album), plus ‘Lady’, ‘Candy’, and ‘Back …

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[WATCH] Will Ferrell announces ANCHORMAN 2 as Ron Burgundy on CONAN

After years of frustrating studio opposition, Will Ferrell’s team and Paramount have finally come to terms on a sequel to the beloved 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Ferrell made a hilarious appearance on Conan last night as Ron Burgundy, San Diego’s #1 news anchor, to play some jazz flute and make the official announcement. Adam McKay, …

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[WATCH] SBTRKT: ‘Hold On’ (ft. Sampha) + Listen to the SISI BAKBAK remix

SBTRKT has released an eerie new video for ‘Hold On’, the Sampha-featuring track from his terrific 2011 self-titled debut LP. The clip is directed by Sam Pilling, who was responsible for WU LYF’s impressive ‘We Bros’, and it features a Twilight Zone-esque narrative which repeats itself over and over. Last month, SBTRKT released a remix of …

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[WATCH] MODESELEKTOR: ‘Berlin’ (ft. Miss Platnum)

German production duo Modeselektor have released a video for ‘Berlin’, their stuttering, Miss Platnum-featuring, hometown-referencing single from last year’s pretty cool LP Monkeytown (named after their label). The cardboard-animation, King Kong-inspired video has a charming backstory: graphic designer François Chalet managed to get Modeselektor to play his wedding by calling to ask Monkeytown right when the …

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[LISTEN] MEMBRAIN: ‘Airic’ ft. GRIMES

Membrain is a new collaborative project between Montreal electro-pop artist Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) and Tim Lafontaine of noise act Cop Car Bonfire. They have an EP called Sit Back, Rewind due sometime this year, but Grimes Tweeted today: “it’s really a live thing.. and, membrain is like 90 % Tim i.e. cop car bonfire — i just do vocals for him but …

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[LISTEN] BEST COAST: ‘The Only Place’

Best Coast have dropped the lead single and title track to their much-anticipated sophomore LP, The Only Place, which is due May 15. “The Only Place” is a lovelorn ode to Bethany Cosentino’s home state of California, in which she asks, “Why would you live anywhere else?”, before listing several reasons why you wouldn’t (the beach!). It’s a …

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[WATCH] Jon Hamm & Fred Armisen spend 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

Mike O’Brien’s frequently awkward and hilarious interview webseries 7 Minutes in Heaven found a new home on Yahoo! Screen this year, and debuted its second series earlier this month with an appearance from Paul Rudd. Since then, Portlandia‘s Fred Armisen and Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm have stopped by the closet to field some of the …

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