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Skate or die: Open Horizon - Russell Houghten

boards, concrete and slo-mo skies - this short from Russell Houghten has it all (via MashKULTURE)

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Trailer Park: Cold In July

First trailer for Sundance thriller Cold In July - good slice of genre-blending noir here. Michael C Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson all on great form.

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16th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Gone Girl

New thriller from David Fincher, based on the Gillian Flynn novel, with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. 

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15th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

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Trailer Park: I Origins

New indie sci-fi from Mike Cahill, director of the excellent Another Earth, starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergés-Frisbey, Steven (Walking Dead) Yeun and Archie (Good Wife) Panjabi. Heard mixed reports from Sundance, but looking forward to seeing it.

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11th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: White Denim - At Night In Dreams

New single from @whitedenimmusic - released 14 April via Downtown; they're back in the UK in May - worth catching if you haven't seen them. 

Tue 20 May Bristol Anson Rooms £16
Wed 21 May Liverpool East Village Arts Club £16
Thu 22 May Edinburgh The Caves £16
Fri 23 May Leeds The Cockpit £16 SOLD OUT
Sat 24 May Newcastle Upon Tyne Hoults Yard £16
Mon 26 May Birmingham Glee Club £16
Tue 27 May Brighton Concorde 2 £16
Wed 28 May London Shepherd’s Bush Empire £17.50

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2nd Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: The Drop

James Gandolfini's final film is a Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River) thriller with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace.

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2nd Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: The War On Drugs - Red Eyes

This album is on repeat all day in Chimp Towers at the moment. 

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20th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: The Signal

RUagitated? First trailer for this promising indie sci-fi which played at Sundance.

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19th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Ian MacKaye talks about stuff

Fascinating Library of Congress talk from Ian MacKaye via Jenkem, including his insightful thoughts on skateboarding and how he got into punk. Well worth a watch.

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18th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Movie Commentaries

Great list of movie commentaries on YouTube, courtesy of Cinephilia. The Conversation is always a favourite, plus plenty of Scorsese. Much as I love the idea of these things, the motivation to watch them is never there when you've just watched the actual film ... then I never get back to them.

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18th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Future Islands - Seasons

This Letterman performance from the 4AD act is getting a lot of love... 

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10th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Pink Mountaintops - Ambulance City

Power up your front-loaders and check the max-VHS resolution for the new Pink Mountaintops vid which seems to be co-starring 1970s Ron Wood; album Get Back is out Apr 29.

McBean overheard Jaffe drunkenly bragging in a backyard about her state of the art 80's VHS camera. Ambulance City will mark the first time they've worked together since 1431 while serving drinks at Joan of Arc's execution.

Inspired by Swedish Erotica, Cpl. Klinger, and totes non-poser aspirations.

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4th Mar 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Godzilla

More Walt in the next Godzilla trailer.

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25th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: The Horrors - I See You

First single from The Horrors' fourth album Luminous, out on May 5th.
Pre-orders: www.thehorrors.co.uk

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25th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

RIP: Harold Ramis

Looks like Venkman and Ray might be Ghostbusting Spengler if there's ever another Ghostbusters movie - as co-writer and star Harold Ramis has passed away, aged 69. He also directed all-time classic Groundhog Day, National Lampoon's Vacation and Caddyshack ... plus less-than-classic Multiplicity.

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24th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: ian vine - static form

static form (2013)
for electric guitar and electronics
recorded in one take with no overdubs

composed & recorded 20 July 2013
released 22 July 2013
Ian Vine: guitar, electronics
recorded at first moon

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20th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Locke

A new entry into Tom Hardy's funny-voice repertoire - Locke.

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19th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Radiohead's PolyFauna

New iOS / Android download from team Radiohead: a pretty abstract game where you wader around a digital forest environment listening to sounds from King Of Limbs track Bloom.

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12th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Back To The Future

Don't panic, it's not a remake. I just stumbled across this original teaser for Back To The Future.

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10th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

LA Gets a Lighting Upgrade

Great article about the lighting upgrade the streets of Los Angeles have been undergoing over the last couple of years ... and how it will change the look of LA's most photographed city forever. LED lights are replacing the distinctive orange hue of sodium vapour bulbs, making for a clean, white, modern look.

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7th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Get Back into to the Pink Mountaintops

The first track from the new Pink Mountaintops album has landed. Check out North Hollywood Microwaves at Soundcloud. The Album Get Back arrives on April 28th.

Via Stereogum

(PS if anyone spots a bottle of Pink Mountainhops in London, let us know)

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5th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Future Is Now

The future of the internet, circa 1981.

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5th Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Enemy

If you like Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal you'll love Enemy - from Denis Villeneuve, director of the excellent Prisoners.

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3rd Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

RIP: Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Shocked to hear of the death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Dude, that had not occured to us.

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2nd Feb 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: The Rover

If you like Mike from Neighbours, you'll love this trailer for The Rover, from David Michod, directoor of the spectacular Aussie crime pic Animal Kingdom.

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30th Jan 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Zero Theorem

This trailer for the new Terry Gilliam sci-fi feels a bit cartoon wacky central, but ever since Brazil and 12 Monkeys I'll give him a go. Stars Christoph Waltz, Ben Wishaw, Melanie Thierry and David Thewlis, out Mar 14 in the UK.

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28th Jan 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

80s VHS re-imagined as 90s Arthouse

I always thiought Gleaming The Cube missed it's true status in the hierachy. Fake Criterion has a similar vibe.

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15th Jan 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: True Detective

Looking forward to this one: starts Jan 12 HBO, sometime in Feb on Sky Atlantic.

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3rd Jan 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Edge Of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt play Gears Of War: Groundhog Day in the film formerly known as All You Need Is Kill. Doug Liman directs.

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12th Dec 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Godzilla

Gareth "Monsters" Edwards is manning the controls for this new city-smash showdown, with Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and Ken Watanabe among the puny humans running around in Godzilla's wake. 

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10th Dec 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

2013: Best Stuff

Pop culture's not sport, so these aren't in order (and some of them are probably in the "consumed this year" category).

MUSIC

Phosphorescent - Muchacho; White Denim - Corsicana Lemonade; The Cave Singers - Naomi; Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Dream; Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

TV

Utopia; Breaking Bad (S5); Eastbound & Down (S4); Boardwalk Empire (S4); The Returned; The Fall; Arrow (S2); Orange Is The New Black; House Of Cards; The Walking Dead (S3); Game Of Thrones (S3); Top Of The Lake; Girls; Hannibal

FILM

Upstream Color, Computer Chess, Gravity, Robot & Frank; Margin Call; Sound Of My Voice; Another Earth; Django Unchained; Zero Dark Thirty

BOOKS & COMICS 

The Kills - Richard House; Nemo: Heart Of Ice - Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

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10th Dec 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Ginko

Josh Grier and Jeremy Hanson of Tapes 'n Tapes (check out our old interview) have got a new stripped down, minimalist band - Ginko. Debut album Manopause is available on iTunes now, or you can stream it in its entirety over at Soundcloud.

Video for the single Faded Glory below.

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28th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Magnetoswald

Of course! Looking to tap that Dealey Plaza/X-Men fan crossover market, this trailer for the upcoming X-Men time travelganza puts Magneto up on the grassy knoll back in 1963. More at The Bent Bullet.

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26th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Short Attention Span Theatre: Aningaaq

Decent bonus round from Gravity - Jonas Cuarón's short featuring the other side of Sandra Bullock's radio conversation.

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22nd Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Only Lovers Left Alive

First look at Jim Jarmusch's gothy vampires: Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddlestone and Mia Wasikowska.

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14th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

The 100 Best 100 Best Lists Of All Time

1. The 100 Greatest Singers
2. The 100 Greatest Music Videos
3. The 100 Greatest Novels Of All Time
4. 100 Best TV Shows Of All Time
5. The 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time
6. The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time
7. The 100 Greatest Movie Characters
8. The All-Time 100 Greatest Toys
9. 100 Greatest Shut-Ups In Films
10. The 100 Best TV Shows For Men
11. 100 Greatest First Lines In Books
12. 100 Greatest Director Cameos
13. Top 100 Movies of All Time
14. 100 Greatest Guitar Solos
15. Top 100 Comic Book Villains
16. 100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time
17. 100 Best Apps For iPhone and Android
18. 100 Greatest Songs Of The 00s
19. 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of All Time
20. 100 Best Graphic Novels And Comics
21. 100 Greatest TV Theme Songs
22. Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books 2000-2009
23. Top 100 Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies
24. 100 Greatest Album Covers
25. Top 100 Literary Novels of All Time
26. 100 Greatest Punk Rock Songs
27. Top 100 Special Interest Movies
28. The 100 Greatest Movie Spaceships Of All Time
29. 100 Greatest Shoegaze Albums
30. Top 100 Comic Book Heroes
31. 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time
32. Top 100 Hotels & Restaurants In The World
33. 100 Best Graphic Novels Ever
34. The Best 100 Closing Lines From Books
35. The 100 Best Running Sneakers Of All Time
36. The 100 Greatest Drummers Of Alternative Music
37. 100 Greatest Television Episodes
38. The 100 Best Sneakers
39. 100 Greatest Movie Posters Of Film Noir
40. Top 100 Games Of All Time
41. The 100 Greatest Mash-Ups Of All Time
42. Top 100 Television Movies
43. The 100 Greatest Detroit Songs Ever
44. The First 100 Shoes To Cross The NYC Marathon Finish Line
45. 100 Greatest Wrestlers of The 90s
46. 101 Best Written TV Series
47. Top 100 Art House & International Movies
48. Top 100 Trailers
49. The 100 Best Games Of All Time
50, The Top 100 Global Brands
51. Top 100 Works In World Literature
52. 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
53. Top 100 Books
54. All-Time 100 Best TV Shows
55. America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses
56. 100 Greatest Drum Beats of All Time
57. The 100 Best Horror Films
58. Top 100 Most Popular Modern Pinball Machines
59. 100 Best Villains In Video Games
60. 100 Greatest Graphic Novels
61. Top 100 Animation Movies
62. Top 100 Soundtracks of All Time
63. The 100 Most Iconic T-Shirts Of All Time
64. World's Best Top 100 Bars
65. All-Time Best 100 Albums
66. 100 Best Movie Soundtracks
67. 101 Best Stomp Boxes
68. Top 100 DJs
69. 100 TV Shows That Defined The Decade
70. The 100 Greatest American Novels 1893-1993
71. Top 100 ESA/Hubble Images 
72. The 100 Favourite Novels of Librarians
73. 100 Greatest Cartoons
74. Talib Kweli's Top 100 Hip Hop Songs
75. 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time
76. The Greatest 100 Movies Ever
77. Top 100 TV Drama Series
78. All-Time 100 Gadgets
79. Top 100 Albums Of The 1990s
80. Top 100 Indie Love Songs Of All Time
81. The 100 Best T-Shirts Of The 2000s
82. 100 Best Novels of The 20th Century
83. 100 Best Movie Quotes
84. 100 Best Singles Of All Time
85. 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time
86. 100 Best British Films
87. The 100 Best Eminem Songs Of All Time
88. The 100 Most Begun "Read But Unfinished" Books
89. The 100 Most Important Art Works of the Twentieth Century
90. 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction
91. 100 Pop Culture Things That Make You Millenial
92. The 100 Greatest Entrance Themes in Wrestling History
93. The 100 Greatest Movie Soundtracks
94. Top 100 Richest People in The World
95. Top 100 Prime Numbers
96. Top 100 Most Valuable Records Of All Time
97. 100 Most Controversial Films Of All Time
98. 100 Best Opening Lines From Films
99. 100 Best Burgers In The World (OK we had to cheat a bit for this one - here's 50 Most Amazing Burger Joints in the World, and here's another 51 Great Burger Joints)
100. The Hundred Best Lists Of All Time

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12th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Tuff Turf

"They can't shut him down. And they can't cool him off." Got a solid 1.5 stars in 1985 from Roger Ebert, who noted 

"Tuff Turf" is the worst teenage exploitation movie since "Where the Boys Are". It even has an equally wimpy hero, a young actor named James Spader who seems so laid back and introspective and sensitive and zonked that it is occasionally all he can to do rouse himself to the level of speech.

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8th Nov 2013 - Add Comment - Tweet