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March 31, 2007

{Thanksgiving}



If you've just tuned in disregard the 'On Vacation' bit for now and checkout this sick Thanksgiving trailer, which is the fake trailer that Eli Roth (Hostel) has put together for Tarantino and Rodriguez' Grindhouse feature...stick around for the end and catch a glimpse of Nic Cage in Rob Zombies Werewolf Women of the SS!

March 29, 2007

{On Vacation}

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We're off for a much needed vacation. Here's some stuff to keep you busy for the next week and a half, check back with us then.

If you have not already done so, search Hype Machine for new songs from new albums from...

Laura Veirs
Modest Mouse
Andrew Bird
Wilco


Laugh out loud at George Carlin's new standup DVD Life is Worth Losing...Watch it here.

Watch tv shows, anime, cartoons, and full-length movies here.

Adios, for now.

March 28, 2007

{DVD Picks}

Lotsa good stuff released on DVD this week. Here's some suggestions...

{Curse of The Golden Flower}

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View the Trailer

{Children of Men}

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View the Trailer

{Candy}

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View the Trailer

{George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing}

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You can watch this one right here

{Roman}

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View the Trailer

{Color Me Kubrick}

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View the Trailer

{Early Bergman Box Set}

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Get More Info

{Samurai 7 Complete Collection}

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Get More Info

March 27, 2007

{Korean & Japanese Animation}

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This FREE program begins in the morning with Korean film Aachi & Ssipak, a 2006 feature directed by Bum-Jin Joe about a futuristic city that converts human waste to energy. The screening will be followed by a reception with drinks and snacks at 12:30 pm.

View the Foreign Trailer

The afternoon will feature a screening of Mamoru Hosoda's far more appealing time-traveling-teenage-girl odyssey, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which features character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion) followed by a panel discussion with Bum-Jin Joe, Mamoru Hosoda, USC professor Mimi Ito and moderator Ken Duer.

View the Foreign Trailer

If I was going to be in town this weekend, this is definitely where I'd be. It all goes down this saturday, March 31 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm at the American Cinematheque at The Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Blvd.) and the best part is it's completely FREE! Attendees must RSVP ahead of time on the Japan Foundation's Web site. Tickets will be available for pick-up on the day of the event.

Make your reservations here.

{Sin É Closes it's Doors}

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Last week the famous New York live venue Sin É has confirmed its final show will be held on April 2 stating that rising New York rents forced the venue to shut its doors.

Shane Doyle, also responsible for opening the rock venue Arlene's Grocery, says bands rarely return to play the venues where they were discovered. "The nature of the business has changed. Now a band gets signed and they are gone straight away, even if they want to play at your venue, there's too many other forces...booking agent, manager, they don't see much point in coming back to play where they started."

Originally located on St. Mark's Place in the East Village, Sin É closed down in the mid-nineties and reopened on the Lower East Side in 2003.

Famously known as the launch-pad for Jeff Buckley, the venue hosted many singer-songwriters including David Gray and Katell Keineg, while it's newer location saw early performances by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Secret Machines and The Walkmen and many more.

Its final weeks will feature shows by Citizen Cope, Die Romantik and Marissa Nadler.

Here's a little Sin É Mix...

Die Romantik - "Narcissist's Waltz"

David Gray - "Smile Like You Mean It" (Killers cover) (Courtesy of "Suckapants)

Katell Keineg - "Beautiful Day"

The Stills - "Still in Love Song"

Snowden - "Dreams" (Fleetwood Mac cover) (Courtesy of Kiss Atlanta)

Marissa Nadler - "Virginia"

Bravo Silva - "I Can't Say Goodbye" (Courtesy of Say Anything Syndrome)

Visit the Sin É site for more info.

{Journey From the Fall}

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I'm looking foreward to watching this emotional film, which has already began garnering rave reviews.

Inspired by the true stories of Vietnamese refugees who fled their land after the fall of Saigon—and those who were forced to stay behind, Journey From The Fall follows one family’s struggle for freedom.

Synopsis: April 30, 1975 marked the end of Vietnam's two-decade-old civil war and the start of the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees. Despite his allegiance to the toppled South Vietnamese government, Long Nguyen decides to remain in Vietnam. Imprisoned in a Communist re-education camp, he urges his family to make the escape by boat without him. His wife Mai, son Lai and mother Ba Noi then embark on the arduous ocean voyage in the hope of reaching the U.S. and freedom.

Back in Vietnam, Long suffers years of solitary confinement and hard labor, and finally despairs that his family has perished. But news of their successful resettlement in America inspires him to make one last desperate attempt to join them.

Journey From the Fall is currently playing in limited theaters (see schedule here)

View the Trailer

March 26, 2007

{Brett Anderson - "Love is Dead}

{Flaming Lips Musical}

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Aaron Sorkin will collaborate with The Flaming Lips for a stage musical based on the band's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. The musical, based on The Flaming Lips' flawless 2002 album, will feature songs by the band and a book by Sorkin. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff will stage Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.

Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips said 'When Des heard the record, he heard a lot about death and loss and the triumph of your own optimism... he had an emotional attachment to it." According to Coyne, the plot of the musical will be as follows: 'This girl, the Yoshimi character, is dying of something. And these two guys are battling to come visit her in the hospital. And as one of the boyfriends envisions trying to save the girl, he enters this other dimension where Yoshimi is this Japanese warrior and the pink robots are an incarnation of her disease. It's almost like the disease has to win in order for her soul to survive. Or something like that.'

Listen to a couple of the discs finest moments...

"Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1"

"Do You Realize"

If by some strange design you do not own Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, purchase it here.

For more info on the musical visit La Jolla Playhouse.

{Planet Earth}

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More than five years in the making, Discovery Channel's Planet Earth redefines blue-chip natural history filmmaking. The 11-part series promises to amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver is the series' narrator.

Planet Earth airs on consecutive Sundays from March 25th through April 22, 2007, on Discovery Channel and in high definition on Discovery HD Theater.

View the Trailer

March 22, 2007

{Morrissey}



The Morrissey fanzine True To You has reported that Moz has added dates to his U.S. tour. Above is Danny Robins interview with Morrissey for the BBC's Culture Show "Living Icon Competition".

See the complete tour dates here

{Next}

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I'm not quite sure what to make of this film based on the science fiction short story "The Golden Man" by Philip K. Dick. It's directed by Lee Tamahori (Along Came a Spider, Die Another Day and XXX: State of the Union) who doesn't appear to have a very good track record, and it stars an uninspired Nicolas Cage in the lead role. Nonetheless this is a Phillip K. Dick story so I'll do my best to remain hopefull.

Next is the story of a man who can see into his own future. Needless to say, this skill causes all sorts of problems, both internally and externally. Also along for the mayhem are Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Peter Falk and Thomas Kretschmann. Next hits theaters April 27th.

View the Trailer

{Feist - "Sea Lion"}

March 21, 2007

{This American Life The Television Show}

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I've gone on and on about This American Life too many times, so I'll keep this short and sweet. I've watched the four episodes available for review, amongst my favorites are a story on a group of senior citizens who make a film with the object of entering it in the Sundance Film Festival (both funny and moving) and the story of an improv troupe that pretend to be die-hard fans of a relatively small time band called Ghosts of Pasha. The visual interpretation of the radio series stays true to the structure and spirit of the radio show, so skeptics need not fear.

This American Life premieres on Showtime tomorrow night (March 22nd). Visit the Showtime This American Life Site for lotsa great stuff, including clips of the show and soundclips from the radio show.

There are two interesting articles in the L.A. Times, one titled Cable Life, the other A Unique Voice, with Pictures.

Visit the Showtime This American Life Site for lotsa great stuff, including clips of the show and soundclips from the radio show.

{Bloc Party}


I caught Bloc Party's sold out show at The Wiltern in L.A. last night and I was impressed at how much this band has grown in the last couple of years. I was in the front standing area and had a great view of Final Fantasy's (aka Owen Pallett) skillfull on-the-spot looping, but my view was slightly obstructed once Bloc Party took to the stage as the place quickly began to fill. Their sound was tight and loud (next time I need to remeber to bring my ear plugs) as they played a mixed bag of tracks off both their albums.

Above is Bloc party's very first televised appearrance (performing "Hellicopter") on Jools Holland.

The Orange County Register wrote a mixed review titled 'Better, but still far from great' from monday night's performance at The Wiltern...read it here.

{Hostel 2}



Here's an exclusive clip from Hostel 2 (in theaters June 8th).

Here's the original teaser trailer...

March 20, 2007

{El Orfanato}

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El Orfanato’ (The Orphanage) is a new horror film from spain directed by Jaun Antonio Bayona. The film is produced by Guillermo Del toro.

Plot Summary:
Laura returns to the house where she was raised and decides to transform it into an orphanage. Soon, her son, Simón, makes an invisible friend…

The film will release in Spain on October 19th. No word, as of yet, on a stateside release date, but hopefully with Guillermo Del Toro's name behind it we will see this in theaters soon.

Here's the Youtube teaser trailer...

{Die Romantik}

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I was fortunate enough to hear about this band (through writing cd reviews for various zines) when they were just getting started and on ocassion I've bored just about everyone I know to tears about their unique musical style.

After releasing a couple of EP's Die Romantik are about to finally release their first full-length album titled Narcissist’s Waltz. (*Note...pictured here is the cover of Die Romantik's Lacrimosa EP cover by Jonathan Weiner, because I love it). The New York trio (who met in Paris) got their name from a German compilation of romantic classical composers from the early 19th century, which is worth noting when trying to describe the type of music they play. Die Romantik effortlessly blend classical and pop music with a French accent. All while concocting lush harmonies and sharing the songwriting credits evenly three ways.

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Narcissist’s Waltz (*Cover art above) is slated for a release in April, check their MySpace for more info.

Here's a couple of freebies from the forthcoming album...

"Narcissist's Waltz"

"Tik Tok"

Hear more from Die Romantik's MySpace

Also checkout their award-winning video titled "Nachtmusic Fur Linnea" here.

March 19, 2007

{Year of The Dog}



Peggy is a happy-go-lucky secretary, a great friend, employee, and sister who lives alone with her beloved dog. But when Pencil unexpectedly dies, Peggy must embark on a journey of personal transformation.This dramady stars Peter Sarsgaard, Laura Dern, Molly Shannon, and John C. Reilly. Lokk for it in theaters April 13th.

{Neil Gaiman's Stardust}





This is NOT an official trailer for Neil Gaiman's forthcoming film Stardust, as stated “it’s not an actual trailer, and it seems to be a bunch of shots cobbled together from unfinished CGI footage and has some Pirates of the Caribbean music on it, and I’m not sure who did it or for what”. However, If you want to get an idea of what the movie will look like then click away.

{Modest Mouse}

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Officially, Modest Mouse release We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank tomorrow (March 20), but if you're impatient you can listen to the whole thing right now!

Listen to We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank in it's entirety from Modest Mouse's MySpace.

March 15, 2007

{Hadouken!}

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I've been all over the sounds of London's Hadouken! lately. Their brilliant grime/indie/post-punk hybrid songs should be filling dancefloors stateside very soon.

Download a couple of tracks ("The Bounce", "Superstar") and hear a couple more from Houdouken!'s MySpace.

Checkout the video for their catchy tune "That Boy That Girl", about cookie-cutter indie scensters stealing all their fun...

{The Making of Grindhouse}



Monday night FX aired a featurette called The Making of Grindhouse. For those of you that missed it, it is now up online. It includes footage from both Death Proof and Planet Terror as well as clips from Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving trailer, Edgar Wrights Don't Scream trailer (a homage to 70’s UK horror) and clips of Rob Zombies Werewolf Women of the SS. If all that isn't enough there's girls, girls, girls.

March 14, 2007

{Peaceful Warrior}

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Here's a good film being re-released in cimemas this year and guess what...it's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!

Peaceful Warrior came out in theaters last year in limited release and failed to stir up a buzz. So in an unusual effort to grab an audience Universal will return the film to theaters on March 30, supported by a national ticket giveaway. Their thinking is that if enough people see the film for free, they will recommend it to others, and help build a large following for the adaptation of Dan Millman's bestselling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

Moviegoers need to go to a Best Buy or the electronic store's website between this Sunday and April 1 to procure as many as 10 free tickets!!!

Read the full story from L.A. Times.

View the Trailer

March 13, 2007

{Paprika}

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From aclaimed director Satoshi Kon (Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Perfect Blue) comes another sure-to-be anime classic titled Paprika.

Plot Summary: Prototypes of a device that is able to act as a "dream detective" to enter into people's dreams and explore their unconscious thoughts are being produced. Before the government can pass a bill authorizing the use of such advanced psychiatric technology, one of the prototypes is stolen, sending the research facility into an uproar. In the wrong hands, the potential misuse of the device could be devastating, allowing the user to completely annihilate a dreamer's personality while they are asleep. Renowned scientist, Dr. Atsuko Chiba, enters the dream world under her exotic alter-ego, code name "Paprika" in an attempt to discover who is behind the plot to undermine the new invention.

Paprika will premiere stateside (in select theaters) on May 25th and I'll be looking foreward to it.

View the Trailer.

{Wax Tailor}

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Wax Tailor, aka JC le Saout is France's answer to hip-hop meets downtempo. Wax Tailor's forthcoming sophmore album, Hope & Sorrow, shows him taking a different approach to making music. After making a sample heavy debut album his first go around, he decided to replace much of that with live vocals (with the inclusion of guest vocalists), therefore changing the structures to a more pop oriented album. Standouts include "The Way We Lived" featuring guest neo-soul singer Sharon Jones and "We Be" featuring spoken word poet Ursula Rucker. Other highlights include the first single, "To Dry Up" / "The Games You Play", which will be released on iTunes and other digital retailers on March 20th.

Hope and Sorrow is out April 3, 2007 on Lab’oratoire.

Tracklisting:
1.Once Upon a Past
2. The Way We Lived feat. Sharon Jones
3. The Games You Plan feat. Voice
4. The Tune
5. The Man With No Soul feat. Charlotte Savary
6. Radio Product
7. Positively Inclined feat. Marina Quaisse & ASM
8. Sometimes
9. The House of Wax feat. The Others
10. Beyond Words
11. To Dry Up feat. Charlotte Savary
12. We Be feat. Ursual Rucker
13. That Case
14. There is Danger
15. Alien in My Belly feat. Charlotte Savary

Listen to Hope & Sorrow in it's entirety right here.

March 12, 2007

{Death Proof Soundtrack}

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Death Proof is Quenten Tarantino’s highly-anticipated half of the Double-Feature that is Grindhouse.

Maverick Records will release the soundtrack to Death Proof on April 3rd, three days before the two films hit theaters on April 6th. The second film, Planet Terror, is directed by Robert Rodriguez. The Deth Proof Soundtrack includes classic songs from the ’60s and ’70s, such as “Jeepster” from British glam rock band T Rex, “Staggolee” from San Francisco blues band Pacific Gas & Electric, “Down In Mexico” from doo-wop legends The Coasters, and “Good Love, Bad Love” by Stax R&B legend Eddie Floyd. It also features a haunting composition, entitled “Paranoia Prima,” from legendary Italian film score composer Ennio Morricone. The songs are interspersed with dialogue voiced by the actors including Russell, Rose McGowan, Eli Roth, and Michael Bacall.

The track-listing for the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof is as follows:

“The Last Race” — Jack Nitzsche
“Baby, It's You” — Smith
“Paranoia Prima” — Ennio Morricone
“Planning & Scheming” — Eli Roth & Michael Bacall
“Jeepster” — T Rex
“Stuntman Mike” — Rose McGowan & Kurt Russell
“Staggolee” — Pacific Gas & Electric
“The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)” — Joe Tex
“Good Love, Bad Love” — Eddie Floyd
“Down In Mexico” — The Coasters
“Hold Tight - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
“Sally and Jack (From the Motion Picture Blow Out)” — Pino Donaggio
“It's So Easy” — Willy DeVille
“Whatever-However” — Tracie Thoms & Zoe Bell
“Riot In Thunder Alley” — Eddie Beram
“Chick Habit” — April March


Listen to a couple...

Joe Tex - "The Love You Save"

Smith - "Baby It's You"

Hear a couple more here.

Pre-order the soundtrack here.

{The Riches}

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The first episode of FX's drama The Riches airs tonight at 10pm. Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard star as a married couple of 'grifters' who assume the identities of a wealthy couple and take up life in the suburbs. Get more details and read a rave review here.

View clips here

{Geico Cavemen Television Show}


ABC has announced that they are developing the Caveman series of Geico Auto Insurance commercials into a half-hour comedy project. The ads have gathered a following for their jokes about prehistoric men fighting prejudice from the modern world. Here's some more commercials...



March 08, 2007

{This American Life The Television Show}

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First off, I've got to give a great big thank you to Mica over at Showtime for sending me an advanced screening of the first four episodes of the forthcoming television series This American Life and autographed posters (email me for one...sorry all gone). If by some strange design you've never gotten wrapped up in the NPR radio show I've got a couple of clips that you simply must listen to right here.

Despite This American Life (the radio show) being one of my absolute favorite things on earth, I remained a bit skeptical of how the show would transpire onscreen. After watching however, I am convinced that the television show will be as equally entertaining as the radio format. In fact, the Showtime series stays so true to the format you could close your eyes and swear you're listening to the show you know and love. Ira Glass (who looks great, btw), Christopher Wilcha and Adam Beckman do an amazing job of transfering the NPR program to a Showtime series. As with the NPR radio program each episode explores a single theme or topic through the unique juxtaposition of first-person storytelling and whimsical narrative. The visual interpretation of the radio series indeed reflects the structure and spirit of the radio show that has grown to be one of the most popular and innovative programs in the medium. This American Life premieres on Showtime on March 22nd.

Checkout Sundance Channel Festival Dailies exclusive look at This American Life The Television Show here.

Visit the Showtime This American Life Site for lotsa great stuff, including clips of the show and soundclips from the radio show.

{Expatriate}

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Big thanks to Carney over at Dew Process for sending me Expatriate's Double A Side EP titled Play A Part.

Sydney four piece Expatriate are scheduled to play SXSW and select LA/NYC dates. This band has been praised by NME, The Daily Record, Discorder Magazine, and Filter...so you really don't need to take my word for it.

Expatriate manage to find influence in all of Brit-pop's finest with hints of goth, glam and new wave scattered about. Being a big fan of all of those genres I'm intent on spreading the word about this band. Despite only having this Play A Part EP for a few days, it's had it on constant rotation. All four tracks are great, but "Play A Part" and "Only Wanna Love Ya" are undoubtedly Expatriate at their best. If their forthcoming debut album In The Midst of This is even half as good as this EP, then I'm very much looking foreward to hearing it.

Here's Expatriate's US gig dates:

March 8 Silverlake Lounge, Los Angeles
March 11 Mercury Lounge, New York City
March 12 Pianos, New York City
March 14, RED 7, SXSW, Austin, Texas
March 16, Aussie BBQ Brush Square Park, SXSW, Austin, Texas
March 17, Gene's PoBoys, SXSW, Austin , Texas
March 21, Indie 103.1 Passport Approved Live at The Gig, Los Angeles

You can listen to the Play A Part EP in its entirety on Expatriate's MySpace.

March 07, 2007

{Captain America is Dead}

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The Marvel Entertainment superhero is fatally shot by a sniper in the 25th issue of his eponymous comic, which arrived in stores yesterday. Read the full story here.

{Patrick Wolf - "The Magic Position"}

{Nine Inch Nails}

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This is a short promo video for the Nine Inch Nail's upcoming album Year Zero. Trent Reznor must've been watching some Aphex Twin videos lately. Blink and you may miss it!

View the Trailer

March 06, 2007

{Tears of the Black Tiger}

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Tears of the Black Tiger is the story of a tragic romance between Dum, a fatalistic, working-class hero, who has become an outlaw, and Rumpoey, the upper-class daughter of a provincial governor, it is equal parts homage to and parody of Thai action films and romantic melodramas of the 1950s and 1960s.

Critics have noted the film's stylized use of color and conspicuous violence, and have compared it to the revisionist westerns of Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah. It has also been compared to the works of such directors as Douglas Sirk, John Woo, Jean-Luc Goddard, Sam Raimi and Quentin Tarantino. Tears of the Black Tiger is now playing in select theaters.

View the Trailer

{Late Night Sounds Mar. Mix '07}

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The Late Night Sounds is a (roughly 30 min.) monthly mixtape I put together of some under-the-radar artists, both past and present.

This month's mix features a little something for everyone. A classic Brit-pop tune from James, an indie-pop tune from Darla Rose, a bolero re-working of Radiohead's "High & Dry" from Los Van Van & Buena Vista Social Club, a new wave number from 120 Days, an electro-soul track from A Race of Angels, a hazy garage rock tune from Holly Golightly, a classic pop-punk tune from Half Japanese, and a dancefloor friendly tune from Amanda Blank (featuring M.I.A.), give it a listen or just checkout the artists on your own...

Mp3: Late Night Sounds March Mix '07

Tracklisting:

1. James - "Sometimes" (Get the download from Information Leafblower)

2. Darla Rose - "I Tried" (Get the download from her MySpace)

3. Los Van Van & Buena Vista Social Club - "High & Dry" (Get the download from La Onda Tropical)

4. 120 Days - "Sedated Times"

5. A Race of Angels - "We"

6. Holly Golightly - "There is an End" (Get the download from Music is Art)

7. Half Japanese - "1000 Kisses"

8. Amanda Blank (Featuring M.I.A.) - "Take It Easy" (Get the download from The Wirewool)

March 05, 2007

{Spiderman 3}

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Dig this seven and a half minute preview of Spiderman 3 for 24 hours only!

View Clip Here.

{300}


Good lord...checkout this bloody Cinemax exclusive clip. And/or watch a five-minute (or 300 second) clip courtesy of MTV. If you didn't already know, 300 releases in theaters nationwide this weekend.

{Tori Amos}

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You can now hear a couple of tracks from Tori Amos' forthcoming album American Doll Posse...and don't you just love this promo photo. The two songs that have surfaced are "Bouncing Off Clouds" and "Big Wheel".

Listen to 'em now!

Visit Tori Amos site for more info.

{Wilco}

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If you haven't been up on your music blogs lately than you may have missed that Wilco had announced a listening party on saturday night for their forthcoming album Sky Blue Sky. If you have a short term memory like me and forgot to tune in, fret not. I found a link that offers a listen of the entire album.

Listen to Sky Blu Sky now...while you can.

{Heroes}

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Here are some exclusive clips from tonight's nights Heroes episode. There will also be a final full-length Spider-Man 3 trailer to debut during Monday's episode. In addition to that there will also be a 7-minute long scene from Spider-Man 3 that will be online for 24hrs starting Monday night in addition to the 60 second spot during Heroes (more on that later).

View new Heroes Clips now.

PSST!!! A little birdie told me you can View tonight's Heroes episode right now.

March 01, 2007

{Grindhouse Festival}

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This Sunday marks the start of his Los Angeles Grindhouse Festival 2007, an eight-week retrospective of five dozen excessively bad films, among them second-run films, exploitation flicks and foreign-film curiosities like "Autopsy," "Jailbait Babysitter," "Chinese Hercules" and "The Legend of the Wolf Woman." The films will be on screen at the New Beverly Cinema in L.A. and are all from prints in Tarantino's personal film library.

Grindhouse Festival schedule:

Sunday-Tuesday: "The Mack" and "The Chinese Mack"
Wednesday-next Thursday: Italian '70s Crime Films: "Machine Gun McCain" and "Wipeout!"
March 9-10: "The Van," "Pick-Up Summer" and "Summer Camp"
March 11-13: "Rolling Thunder" and "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"
March 14-15: "Chinese Hercules" and "Black Dragon"
March 16-17: Euro Sex Comedies: "Sex With a Smile," "Sex on the Run" and "The Oldest Profession"
March 18-20: "Brotherhood of Death" and "Johnny Tough"
March 21-22: "Autopsy" and "Eyeball"
March 23-24: "Coonskin," "Shame of the Jungle" and "Tunnel Vision"
March 25-27: "Pretty Maids All in a Row" and "Revenge of the Cheerleaders"
March 28-29: Kung Fu Double Bill: "Fearless Fighters" and "SuperManChu"
March 30-31: All-Blood Triple Feature: "The Blood Spattered Bride," "Asylum of Blood" and "Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary"
April 1-3: "The Lady in Red" and "Bare Knuckles"
April 4-5: "The Female Bunch" and "Wonder Women"
April 6-7: "White Line Fever" and "Return to Macon County"
April 8-10: Sexploitation Night: "The Girl From Starship Venus" and "The Legend of the Wolf Woman"
April 11-12: '70s Low-Budget Horror Combo: "Slithis" and "Screams of a Winter Night"
April 13-14: Regional Double Feature: "Hot Summer in Barefoot County" and "Redneck Miller"
April 15-17: "The Muthers" and "Fight for Your Life"
April 18-19: "Dragon's Vengeance" and "Kung Fu: The Punch of Death"
April 20-21: "The Swinging Barmaids," "The Swingin' Pussycats" and "The Swinging Cheerleaders"
April 22-24: John Hayes Double Bill: "Grave of the Vampire" and "Jailbait Babysitter"
April 25-26: Back-to-Back Angela Mao: "Return of the Tiger" and "Stoner"
April 27-28: Barbara Bouchet Double Feature: "Death Rage," "Cry of the Prostitute"
April 29-30: "The Real Bruce Lee" and "Lee Lives Within

General Admission is $7, visit The New Beverly Cinema Site for more info.

{Definitive Swim}

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Adult Swim + Definitive Jux = another free mixtape. You can download in a .zip with the album art and all or you can also download the tracks individually. 10 Free Downloads featuring: Camu Tao, EI-P, Rob Sonic, Hangar 18, Mr. Lif and Cannibal Ox, Despot, Cool Calm Pete, Mr. Lif, Cage, and Aseop Rock.

Download Now!

{Air Guitar Nation}

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Min over at Plus One Media sent this to me...

Synopsis:

A battle of naked ambition played out on the national and, ultimately, world stage, Air Guitar Nation chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships as legions of aspiring rock stars live out their dreams on a quest to become the world champion in a strange world where musical ability plays second fiddle to virtual virtuosity. As the film un-reels, two aspiring rock legends strum and strut their way towards glory and the coveted national title. C. Diddy (David Jung), a samurai warrior clad in a “Hello Kitty” breast plate and red kimono, emerges as an early favorite. But his arch nemesis from the Lower East Side, Björn Türoque (Dan Crane), is not far behind. While C. Diddy threatens to unleash his self-professed “Asian Fury” on his competitors, Björn vows to take Diddy down. As the film reaches its climax, the future of Air hangs in the balance; will Björn’s technical prowess, stage presence, and airness* be enough to take him to the top, or will C. Diddy conquer all to become America’s first supreme being of Air Guitar? Full of triumph and disappointment, patriotic spirit and political tension – and, of course, invisible guitars – Air Guitar Nation take audiences on an inspiring, exhilarating, and ultimately hilarious journey that delves deep to find out what it truly takes to become the best in the world.

Air Guitar Nation opens in New York on March 23rd, Los Angeles on March 30th, and a nationwide theatrical will soon follow. View the trailer...

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