A happy chimp holding a newspaper after surviving his trip to space, 1961.
If you like surfing, you'll love this.
70s Pete is even sleazier-looking than 60s Pete...
The Sheffield singer - best known to 80s kids as the guy who sang the Wonder Years theme tune With A Little Help From My Friends - has died at 70. Little background to how the reruns couldn't afford his amazing version here on Quartz
Trailer up for the next Terrence Mailick movie, "Knight of Cups". Bale looks bearabale for once and the movie itself looks like a change of direction after the rambling dullness of "To The Wonder". The movie will debut at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
La force se réveille...
The Millenium Falcon is looking pretty tasty in the new Star Wars trailer - and the X-Wings skimming across that lake are not too shabby either. Less so the comedy rolling robot, or the lame attempt to top Darth Maul's lightsaber.
"It's as good as the Phantom Menace trailer looked" - CJ
Wilco have clocked up an impressive 20 years since their first gig in 1994, as The Black Shampoo. For their 20th anniversary, they are relased a retrospective best-of, plus a 4 disc set of rarities. Out in the UK on Dec 1st.
Epic timeline below.
• May 1, 1994 - Uncle Tupelo performs its last show as a band at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis, MO.
• May 1994 - After Uncle Tupelo's split, Jeff Tweedy, Max Johnston, Ken Coomer and John Stirratt carry on as Wilco. Factoid #1: Before arriving at Wilco as the band's name, they considered calling themselves "National Dust."
• August 1994 - The sessions for what would become Wilco's debut album, A.M. begin with Brian Paulson as producer for Reprise Records. (Paulson handled similar duties for Uncle Tupelo's final album, Anodyne.) The Bottle Rockets' Brian Henneman, formerly a guitar tech for Uncle Tupelo, plays lead guitar on the album (and clinking bottles on "Casino Queen"). Jay Bennett joins the band after recording finishes.
• September 13, 1994 - The first released Wilco recording, a collaboration with Syd Straw on the Ernest Tubb song "The T.B. is Whipping Me," debuts on the benefit album Red, Hot + Country.
• November 17, 1994 - Performing as "Black Shampoo," Wilco make its live debut at Cicero's in St. Louis, MO.
• March 28, 1995 - Wilco releases A.M., touring extensively behind it.
• October 29, 1996 - The double-disc Being There is released. Bob Egan joins the band
during recording, while Max Johnston leaves afterwards.
• November 1997 - The band spends a week at Willie Nelson's Texas studio Pedenales
working on demos for songs that would eventually appear on Summerteeth.
• December 1997 - The band take occupancy of The Loft, the Chicago space that they
record and practice in to this day.
• January 1998 - Mermaid Avenue recording sessions begin in Dublin with
singer/songwriter Billy Bragg after a trial run in Chicago the month before. The album
brings to life previously unrecorded lyrics by Woody Guthrie.
• June 23, 1998 - Mermaid Avenue is released and eventually nominated for a GRAMMY
in the category of Best Contemporary Folk album. Bob Egan leaves the band and Leroy
• March 9, 1999 - Summerteeth is released, taking another jump ahead of expectations.
More songs are recorded for eventual inclusion on Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2.
• January 9, 2000 – The band’s last show at Lounge Ax, the late, great Chicago music
venue co-owned by Tweedy's wife Sue Miller Tweedy and Julia Adams.
• May 30, 2000 - Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2 debuts, featuring new Guthrie songs from Wilco
as well as others by the band and Bragg that didn't make the first record.
• January 2001 - Coomer leaves the band not long before cameras begin rolling on Sam Jones' documentary about Yankee Hotel Foxtrot's recording. Glenn Kotche, who had begun working with Tweedy on side projects and live shows, joins.
• June/July 2001 - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is turned in to Reprise Records and initially met with dismay and silence. Management begins a delicate back and forth with the label to extricate the band from its recording contract. The band eventually leaves Reprise with the album, no strings attached, to shop around elsewhere.
• July 4, 2001 – Wilco headlines WXPN’s Fourth of July concert in Chicago's Grant Park; unbeknownst to anyone at the time, this will be Jay Bennett’s last show with the band.
• August 16, 2001 - Jay Bennett leaves Wilco.
• September 10, 2001 - Scott McCaughey visits Chicago and enlists Wilco to back him up
on the latest album by his project The Minus 5. The album, titled Down With Wilco, is
released on Yep Roc Records on February 25, 2003.
• September 18, 2001 - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot begins streaming for free on Wilcoworld.net,
a practice the band also employs on future recordings. Tour plans are made featuring Tweedy, Stirratt, Kotche and Bach, re-configuring the band’s live performance in the wake of Bennett's departure.
• April 23, 2002 - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot arrives in stores via Nonesuch Records. The album goes on to be certified Gold (sales in excess of 500,000) by the RIAA and remains to this day the band’s best-selling album.
• July 26, 2002 – Sam Jones' documentary on the recording of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, entitled I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, opens in select theaters. Also that year, Mikael Jorgensen begins working with the band, first in the capacity of sound mixer, later adding keyboardist to his duties.
• November 2003 - Work begins in New York City on A Ghost Is Born with producer Jim O'Rourke.
• January 28, 2004 - Leroy Bach's departure is announced.
• March 4, 2004 - Pat Sansone and Nels Cline join the band.
• April 2004 – Tweedy enters rehab to treat an addition to painkillers; A Ghost is Born
release is delayed.
• May 19, 2004 - The first live performance with the new lineup (which is now Tweedy,
Stirratt, Kotche, Jorgensen, Cline & Sansone) debuts at Otto's in Dekalb, IL. The lineup
• June 15, 2004 - Greg Kot's bio on the band, Learning How To Die, hits bookstores.
• June 21, 2004 - A Ghost is Born is released. Factoid #2: Alternate title considered: Wilco
• November 2, 2004 - The band releases The Wilco Book, capturing Wilco in pictorial, literary and musical form.
• December 31, 2004 – Wilco headlines Madison Square Garden, sharing a bill with Sleater-Kinney and The Flaming Lips. They close the show, in their pajamas, with a post- midnight covers-set including “Don’t Fear The Reaper.”
• February 13, 2005 – A Ghost is Born wins Best Alternative Music Album at the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
• November 15, 2005 - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago, the band's first live album, is released, featuring tracks recorded over the course of four shows at Chicago’s Vic Theater.
• May 15, 2007 - The first studio album to feature Cline and Sansone, Sky Blue Sky, is released. It debuts at #4 on the Billboard charts and is nominated for a Best Rock Album GRAMMY.
• September 12, 2007 - Wilco performs first ticketed show at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The show is a benefit and raises more than $100,000 for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
• February 15 – 20, 2008 - The band plays every song from every one of their albums over a five-night residency at the Riviera in Chicago.
• March 1, 2008 – Wilco performs “Walken’” and “Hate It Here” on Saturday Night Live. Ellen Page hosts.
• April 28, 2009 - Wilco: Live - Ashes of American Flags, a concert film from directors Christoph Green and Brendan Canty following the band from Tulsa, OK to Washington D.C. on their 2008 tour, is released on DVD.
• May 2009 - Former Wilco member Jay Bennett passes away at his home in Illinois. A statement from the band remembers Bennett as a "truly unique and gifted human being."
• June 30, 2009 - The band gets meta with the release of Wilco (The Album) and its lead single "Wilco (The Song)." Like Sky Blue Sky, Wilco (The Album) debuts at #4 on the Billboard charts. Wilco receives a GRAMMY nomination for Best Americana Album.
• July 2009 – Jeff Tweedy appears on the cover of SPIN magazine.
• January 29, 2010 – Wilco performs Buffalo Springfield’s “Broken Arrow” at MusiCares
2010 Person of the Year concert honoring Neil Young. SPIN calls the performance
“brilliant,” and one that “revealed a band in complete control of its capabilities.”
• August 13 – 15, 2010 - Wilco kicks off the inaugural Solid Sound Festival at the
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. The festival features band members' side
projects, as well as other artist-friends like Mavis Staples.
• January 2011 - The band announces the creation of its own label, dBpm Records after
their contract with Nonesuch ends. The label's first release is the Wilco single "I Might"
with a B-side cover of Nick Lowe's "I Love My Label," first released at Solid Sound
Festival. Factoid #3: dBpm had been kicked around as a possible album title for years.
• September 27, 2011 - The Whole Love, the band's debut album for its label dBpm
Records, hits the Billboard charts at #5 and receives a Grammy nomination for Best Rock
• November 23, 2011 – Rolling Stone names Nels Cline one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists
of all time.
• April 21, 2012 - Timed for Record Store Day and to commemorate Woody Guthrie's
100th birthday, Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions, a vinyl box set (which includes the first two volumes, a third collecting unreleased songs, as well as a DVD of the documentary, Man In the Sand) is released. Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 3 is also released digitally.
• July 8, 2012 - Wilco plays largest headlining show (to date), performing to 15k+ fans at Chicagoland's Kane County Cougars 5/3 Bank Ballpark. The show coincides with the breaking of a Midwest heat wave that saw Chicagoans sweltering through multiple days of record-breaking temperatures exceeding 100-degrees.
• June 21, 2013 – Wilco plays an all-request covers set during the opening night of the 2013 Solid Sound Festival. Songs performed include Television’s “Marquee Moon,” Abba’s “Waterloo” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” Tommy Stintson joins for a cover of The Replacements “Color Me Impressed.”
• June 26, 2013 – Wilco joins Bob Dylan’s AmericanaramA tour. The band welcomes several guests to the stage throughout the tour including Government Mule’s Warren Haynes, Mott the Hoople’s Ian Hunter and The Band’s Garth Hudson.
• November 17, 2014 – Exactly twenty years to the day since Wilco’s first performance (as Black Shampoo) Nonesuch Records releases two Wilco collections: The first, Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a 4-CD, 4-LP/Digital box set amassing rare studio and live recordings from the band's archives, and the second, What's Your 20?, is a 2-CD/Digital compilation of essential tracks culled from the band's previously released studio recordings.
New album from Tame Impala cohorts Pond on the way in Jan - Man It Feels Like Space Again
The @Descendents documentary is finally out - an all-time CSF favourite band since they roared onto my music radar in the Santa Cruz skate film Street of Fire in 1987 ...though even that was after Milo got back from college.
Not sure which of these two films to watch this weekend? I recommend the English langauge version. Not a burning skyscraper or rad dad hero in sight.
Pee-wee enhanced video up for Happy Idiot, from the new TV on the Radio album Seeds, due on November 17th. Also check out Careful You, where Tunde barely scrapes through the Chimpomatic no-singing-in-French rule-of-thumb.
Doc coming about the 'underappreciated' Richard Linklater. Alright, alright, alright.
Paul Thomas Anderson enters the weird world of SoCal stoner private eyes in this adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel (according to this NYT piece, there's a Pynchon cameo tucked away in there somewhere)
A man taking publicity shots for a flying school accidentally bagged a shot of the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing at Greenham Common, Berkshire from the Episode VII set.
In a post-Napster world, it's rare when one of your favourite bands sneaks out a new album without catching your attention.
Blonde Redhead - Barragán. Out Monday. Listen to the full album now at The Guardian.
New band from Black Mountain's Amber Webber AKA Lightning Dust - check out Kodiak Deathbeds. The band name alone should secure your hard earned cash.
Listen on Soundcloud.
30 years too late, but I've just come accross Australian social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis. Above is "At the pub, Brisbane 1982" - a photo which says so much of a time and a place. Below is one from a 1978 AC/DC tour.
Here's three quick shorts to bridge the gap between the and Rise the Dawn of the P.O.T.A.
Funded by 20th Century Fox and produced by Vice's Motherboard.
Old school high concept/low budget video for Real Estate's track 'Crime'. Watch out for the Blood-sucking-extreme-sports-enthusiasts.
Suitably hazy visuals for this excellent track.
Playing the Palladium in November.
Some good stuff in the latest Mike D-edited edition of Monster Children magazine, including the film below and a double edged driving playlist, curated by Mike D and Spike Jonze. I've only got two of the tracks in the Mike D playlist, but pretty much everything except Rock Lopster for Spike Jonze'.
Mike D, Kassia Meador, Rob Machado, Photographer Morgan Maassen
Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo - Hero
Portugal. The Man - Work All Day
Jai Paul - BTSTU (demo)
Can - Sing Swan Song
Silver Apples - Lovefingers
T Rex - Life’s a Gas
Neil Young - Journey Through the Past
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times
Soko feat. Ariel Pink - Monster Love
MIA feat. The Weeknd - Sexodus
Major Lazer - Get Free
Jai Paul - Jasmine (demo)
Cassius - I <3 U So
Brian Eno - Some of Them Are Old
Christian Tiger School - Various cuts
Darkside - Golden Arrow
Chromatics - Tick of the Clock
Kanye West feat. Bon Iver - Lost in the World
Chief Keef - Citgo
Kanye West - Blood on the Leaves
EPMD - You Gots to Chill
Spike Jonze, Ford Archbold, Alex Knost, Tanner Rozunko and cinematographer Alex Kopps
Billy Joel - The Longest Time (start a 6am drive with this and everyone is feeling pretty good)
Jane’s Addiction - Summertime Rolls
Girls - Summertime
Guided by Voices - A Salty Salute
David Bowie - Five Years
Pavement - In the Mouth a Desert
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You)
The Strokes - Someday (As we got closer to the spot, we would start picking it up…)
Minor Threat - Salad Days
X - Los Angeles
Television Personalities - Part Time Punks
Velvet Underground - Lady Godiva’s Operation
Pavement - Gold Soundz
The B-52’s - Rock Lobster
Despite the underlying Samsung sponsorship, this is essentially a beautiful promo for how great surfing is. Shot by one of my favourite DOPs - Grieg Fraser.
More info here.
This. H/T @thenextweb
Full trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal's new TV news thriller, looking forward to this one.
Read our interview with Spoon here.
Jake Gyllenhaal in a teaser for Dan Gilroy's LA noir Nightcrawler.
Bob Oderkirk interviews The Soft Pack, in the guise of Hal Clapp.
Bit late to the party on this one.
Still stands up as one of the greatest 80s records, it's good to see The The's 1983 classic getting some appreciation for the reissue. That piano solo? Surely one of the best things Jools Holland ever recorded... Good Guardian review
The Young Ones/Blackadder star has died at 56.
Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie lend their voices to Netflix's first jump into the Adult Swim waters. Aug 22.
From this year's buy-more-Zep campaign.
After True Detective I'll happily watch Matthew McConaughey do anything - but heading out into space? Brrrrrring it on.
#brtv A good piece of radio on the TV - Herbert playing a tiny selection of the British Library's vast sound library (possibly the first Boiler Room without any sweaty ravers trying to get in shot).
Matthew Herbert will be working through the British Library's Sound Archive, creating a playlist from a selection of digitised music, sound and spoken word taken from the Library's collection of 5 million unique sound recordings, 1.7 million physical carriers and more than 40 formats. The show will be presented from the Sound Archive's transfer studios at the British Library in London. The recordings heard on the show are accessible on the Library's http://sounds.bl.uk/ website.
#theentiremystery is coming: more details: http://andthemissingpieces.tumblr.com
DAVID LYNCH AND MARK FROST'S GROUNDBREAKING CULT PHENOMENON ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY DISC WITH THE LONG-AWAITED DEBUT OF NEARLY 90 MINUTES OF DELETED/ALTERNATE SCENES FROM TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery And The Missing Pieces
For The First Time Ever, Acclaimed Television Series And Feature Film Arrive In One Complete Box Set With Upgraded Picture, Newly Produced And Archival Special Features...All Under the Personal Supervision of David Lynch
Available July 29, 2014
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 15, 2014) - Twenty-five years after the shocking murder of Laura Palmer in the acclaimed series from legendary filmmaker David Lynch and writer/producer Mark Frost, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution will release TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY.
Arriving for the first time on stunning High Definition Blu-ray with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on July 29th, this comprehensive collection contains every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series' Pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of Lynch's follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the film. The set also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family, which includes a mesmerizing return to the lives of their characters today; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic.
Along with a newly transferred version of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, created from a 4K scan of the original negative, TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray box set boasts the long-awaited missing pieces from the original version of the film - nearly an hour-and-a-half of deleted/alternate scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - often referred to as the "holy grail" of Twin Peaks fandom. This feature-length experience has been directed and edited by Lynch exclusively for this release. Capping off more than 30 deleted/alternate scenes is an epilogue providing a fascinating glimpse beyond the cliffhanger finale of the TV series.
"During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened, which have never been seen before" said David Lynch. "They're here now, alongside the new transfer of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks, the television series."
"We set the bar very high with our prior complete series TWIN PEAKS DVD Gold Box," said Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Home Entertainment. "THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray had to be spectacular in terms of both content and presentation. We are confident that we hit the mark, and are bringing the fans something very special. None of this could have been possible without the day-to-day involvement of David Lynch."
TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY is loaded with special features. In the two-part feature "Between Two Worlds," Lynch himself interviews the Palmer family (Leland, Sarah and daughter Laura) about their current existence in this life and the next, and follows up with a discussion with the actors who portray them. TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY also features "Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories," an exclusive retrospective documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew who recount the making of the Twin Peaks movie and working with David Lynch. The collection also features high-definition versions of the Log Lady episode introductions, transferred from recently unearthed 16mm film negative, a selection of newly discovered deleted scenes and outtakes from the television series, and three Twin Peaks photo galleries with over 130 behind-the-scenes images from David Lynch's personal never-before-released collection. Also new to this release are 10 vignettes of iconic Twin Peaks themes called "Atmospherics." Each features a unique montage of music, dialogue and video (including some rare outtakes) that appear as both menu backgrounds and as their own textless experience to further immerse fans in the mysterious world of Twin Peaks.
Additionally, the set features a massive collection of pre-existing special features, some of which have been re-mastered in high definition exclusively for this release, including the award-winning four-part documentary "Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks," and a newly extended version of the Gold Box featurette "A Slice of Lynch," featuring the complete and uncut conversation between David Lynch and actors Kyle MacLachlan and Mädchen Amick. Additionally, this 10-disc set houses an extraordinary archive of special features culled from the entire history of Twin Peaks on home video, including featurettes, cast and crew interviews, promotional reels, archival deleted scenes...and much, much more.
Winning a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Drama in 1991, and a fixture in all-time top TV series lists from TIME, Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide, Twin Peaks follows the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who are stunned after the homecoming queen Laura Palmer is suddenly found murdered. The investigation that follows engenders an eerie chain of events with cataclysmic results felt across the entire town. The series features an ensemble cast including Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Ray Wise, Peggy Lipton and Warren Frost. Although shot after the series ended, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is the prequel to the television series, and focuses on the seven days leading up to Laura Palmer's death. Many of the TV series cast members reprise their roles in the film and are joined by others including Kiefer Sutherland, David Bowie, Chris Isaak and Harry Dean Stanton.
TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Series and Feature), original English Stereo 2.0 (Series and Feature), Latin American Spanish Mono (Series), Latin American Spanish Stereo (Feature), Brazilian Portuguese Mono (Series), French Mono (Series), French 5.1 (Feature), Italian Mono (Series), Italian Stereo (Feature), German Mono (Series), German 5.1 (Feature), Castilian Mono (Series), Castilian Stereo (Feature), Japanese Mono (Series), and Japanese Stereo (Feature). The 10-disc collection also includes English SDH, Latin American Spanish, French, Italian, German, Castilian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Finnish subtitles (Series and Feature).
It will be available for the suggested retail price of $109.99 U.S. and $129.99 Canada. The disc breakdown is as follows:
Pilot; Original Version; Alternate International Version; Episode 1; Episode 2; Special Features; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 3-7; Special Features; Season 1 Image Gallery; Twin Peaks Sneak Peeks (HD);
Log Lady Intros (HD); Previews and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 8-10; Special Features; A Slice of Lynch: Uncut (HD) - NEW!; Season 2 Image Gallery; Promos (HD/SD); Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 11-14; Special Features; Series Deleted Scenes; Series Deleted Scenes (HD) - NEW!; Outtakes (HD) - NEW!; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 15-18; Special Features; Return To Twin Peaks; Location Guide; The Glastonbury Archives; 17 Pieces of Pie: Shooting at the Mar T (AKA RR) Diner; Mark Frost Interview with Wrapped in Plastic; Learning to Speak in the Red Room; An Introduction to David Lynch; Lucy Bumpers; 1-900 Hotline; Production Documents; Image Galleries; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 19-22; Special Features; Postcards From The Cast; Twin Peaks Sneak Peaks (HD); Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 23-26; Special Features; Cast And Crew Interviews; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Episode 27-29; Special Features; Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (HD); Northwest Passage: Creating the Pilot; Freshly Squeezed: Creating Season One; Where We're From: Creating the Music; Into the Night: Creating Season Two;
Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; The Missing Pieces: Deleted/Alternate Scenes (HD) - NEW!; Special Feature; Archival Interviews
Special Features; Between Two Worlds (HD) - NEW!; Palmer Family Interview; Actors Discussion; Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories (HD) - NEW!; Reflections On The Phenomenon Of Twin Peaks; US Trailer; International Trailer; Fire Walk With Me Photo Gallery - NEW!; Atmospherics (HD) - NEW!; Trees/Woods; Pie; Signs/Places; Coffee
Notes; Water; Donuts; Owls; The Ring; The Red Room
High Definition special features are denoted (HD). Configuration and names of special features are subject to change.
Please visit andthemissingpieces.tumblr.com for the latest details on TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY. Use #theentiremystery to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
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"If Nancy Sinatra had Einstürzende Neubauten as a backing band, that's kinda like how we wanted to sound." Trailer for the Kickstarter music doc Beautiful Noise joining the dots between Cocteau Twins, Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine - premiering at the Seattle Film Festival May 31, and playing at the Sheffield Doc Fest 8 June and the East End Film Festival in June.
Two new Fox shows - the US Broadchurch remake Gracepoint, starring David Tennant doing an American accent, Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver and Nicke Nolte; and The Last Man On Earth a new goofball post-apocalypse comedy: "Phil Miller (Will Forte) was once just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank — now he’s humanity’s last hope. Will he ever find another person alive on the planet? Would hoping that she is a female be asking too much?"
Allez les Singes! Plot-heavy trailer for the summer's ape attack - looking good.
More prequel rejigging of the Batman story.
New album Turn Blue coming May 12, and here they are in session for Zane Lowe with Bullet In The Brain...
Read our interview with the band for some context.
"Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) – three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life’s obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on human blood. Hundreds of years old, the vampires are finding that beyond sunlight catastrophes, hitting the main artery, and not being able to get a sense of their wardrobe without a reflection-modern society has them struggling with the mundane like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts."
Mona Lisa, Brazil, Roger Rabbit, Long Good Friday, Mermaids... a pretty decent catalogue all round.
The old gang are back too, but here's the new kids on the Jedi block: John Boyega (Attack The Block), Daisy Ridley (Mr Selfridge), the awesome Adam Driver (Girls) and Domhnall Glesson (Fred Weasley in Harry Potter, that Richard Curtis time-travel romcom you haven't seen on a plane yet).