another trailer for the PTA drama. Looks great.
More Stone Roses nostalgia on the way...
Scorsese and DiCaprio on rampaging dollar-bill chucking form in this stockbroker drama. Written by Terence "Boardwalk Empire" Winter, based on the autobiography by Jordan Belfort.
Meta-trailer for Lake Bell's highly enjoyable comedy about a voice-over artist working in a world where LA's movie trailer voice-over industry is dominated by men.
Hollywood's really in an end-of-days mood at the moment. There's This Is The End (Seth Rogen and his stoner pals hang out at the end of the world); The World's End (Simon Pegg and his mates do the same thing on a pub crawl); Rapture-Palooza (Craig Robinson comes back from This Is The End only this time - he's got horns); and there's World War Z (a global zombie showdown), Pacific Rim (giant monsters v giant mechasuits), even Man Of Steel gets to fend off some serious intergalactic architectural destruction. Plus there was last year's Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World; not to mention the planet-wars in Eylsium and Ender's Game, and then Oblivion and After Earth which fast-forward to look at what the planet's like after everything's been wiped out. Are they trying to tell us something?
Kurt Vile plays out his own version of Game Of Thrones in this video. Loving this album.
Empty landscapes and lens flares? Yes, there's a new Boards Of Canada album out, and here's a video for one of the tracks.
A double-bill of older icons: first up, Harrison Ford gets a close shave to play a corporate raider wrangling with long-standing rival Gary Oldman via young bridge'n'tunnel hitech wizzkid Liam Hemsworth in Paranoia. Below, Michelle Pfeiffer is married to mobster Robert De Niro and finding The Family are getting bored with a life of witness protection, even when they're hiding out in France. Directed by Luc Besson.
Can't think of many other songs that use the word "goose". Out on Greco-Roman later in the year.
Poster for the end of the series... Almost wish they'd never show the last lot. Almost.
Something a little different for SAST today: Steven Spielberg's 35mm short from 1968, a hippy love story/road trip, filled with a groovy soundtrack and zero dialogue. Probably better known as the film he named Amblin' Entertainment after. Here's Spielberg taking a look back at the poster in 2008.
What's this? A US show on ITV1 on Saturday night? Heard good things about this drama following a pair of KGB spies living undercover in Washington in 1981.
Interesting looking doc on the cult band described as being "punk before punk".
"Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early ’70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered pioneers in their field. But it wasn’t until recently — when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of Bobby’s attic nearly 30 years after Death’s heyday — that anyone outside a small group of punk enthusiasts had even heard of them. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family chronicle, the story of Death is one of brotherly love and fierce, divinely inspired expression."
Tell No One helmer Guillaume Canet makes his English-language debut with this 70s brothers-on-the-slide NYC thriller starring Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts and James Caan. Remake of French thriller Les Liens Du Sang by Jacques Maillot.
Heard promising reports for this tripped-out English Civil War psychedelic thriller from Kill List director Ben Wheatley, which is getting an interesting simulatenous release on cinema screens, Film4, Blu-ray & DVD, Video On Demand, all from 5th July. With Michael Smiley (Kill List), Peter Ferdinando (Tony), Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Richard Glover (Sightseers) and Ryan Pope (Ideal).
Talking through the DFA label's history, with James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Sinkane, YACHT etc
Offbeat offering from Waltz With Bashir director Ari Folman: Robin Wright gets scanned by a mysterious company, ends up in a string of trippy cartoons... More at Slashfilm
The Shane Meadows doc is coming soon, with the resurrected Roses playing some more gigs this summer. That opening guitar riff for Made In Stone is still amazing.
All new eps up on Netflix May 26
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are lost in space in the new one from Alfonso Cuarón
Skeleton warriors will never battle stop-motion dinosaurs again. RIP Ray Harryhausen
not Apple - Fleetwood... They're back with four new tracks, under the inspiring title Extended Play EP
They're back (in black). "The whole thing's been memorable. I'll probably forget it next month..." Feat. Rick Rubin as rock's OG Ben Gunn.
While filming a routine stop and search of her boyfriend on the London Underground, Gemma suddenly found herself detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest.
Act of Terror tells the story of her fight to bring the police to justice and prevent this happening to anyone else, ever again.
Official Website: ActOfTerrorDocumentary.com
The Gonz has joined the #SaveSouthBank campaign
Longer trailer for this eco-activist undercover FBI agent drama.
Amazon are jumping into the "I'm a TV studio too" game with 8 new comedy pilots - Alpha House, starring John Goodman as a US senator with cameos by Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert; musical Browsers starring Bebe Neuwirth; Onion News Empire, starring Jeffrey Tambor; teachers toon sitcom Those Who Can’t; Dark Minions, written by Big Bang Theory co-stars Kevin Sussman and John Ross Bowie; toon Supanatural about some superpowered divas; Betas, starring Ed Begley Jr and Jon Daly; and Zombieland - a spin-off from the movie. One of them's got to be ok, right? Vote them in or out right on the Amazon/Lovefilm interface.
More Hollywood maths at work here: The Dude + Men In Black x Ghostbusters / CGI = RIPD
Bit slow on the uptake with this fun, ultra-violent POV promo for Russian band Biting Elbows. #NSFW
Sophia Coppola's latest, with a shoplifting Emma Watson
Yet another trailer for Man of Steel. This one offers a brief reprive from the wackness of the Zod Facetime viral and claws back some of the Terrence Mallick vibe from the teaser ...but this tenpole's on thin ice.
BB Creator Vince Gilligan and Bryan "Heisenberg" Cranston talk to @Collider about shooting the final season - spoilerific if you're not up to date.
Useful diagram for negotiating flux capacitor problems. (via @LaughingSquid)
Andre the Giant has a posse - and a film. Here's Shephard Fairey: the college years. Decent biopic short looking at how the @ObeyGiant leader got his start. For more background on the short's production head over to Short of The Week
No HD for Kryptonian Facetime then.
Been hoping there would be some new Black Mountain Army activiity soon - and look - here's two side projects on the horizon... Grim Tower finds Stephen McBean on a freaky "New Acoustic Death Folk" trip in the snow with Imaad Wasif. Album Anarchic Breezes is out May 21. "Let the free ride the breeze"? Right on, snow bros. Meanwhile Black Mountain's mellower wing Lightning Dust (Amber Webber and Josh Wells) are heading into Fleetwood Mac territory with Diamond, the first one from their new album Fantasy - out June 25. Various pre-order download options available. Should just about tide us over while we wait for a new Stormy High to finish off the giant mecha-smackdown playlist.
Feat. Heisenberg Homer
Next time on... The all-new series of Arrested Development has got an "air" date: 26 May, with all 15 eps going live at the same time on its new home Netflix.
Steven Soderbergh's "last" directing job: Michael Douglas as Liberace, Matt Damon his secret lover. Coming to HBO May 26 / Sky Atlantic soon after hopefully.
Back, still on a desert road apparently.
“There are few people in this world that have had as much of an impact on the industry as Carmine,” added DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio. “He bridged both the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, shepherding in some of the most successful periods in our history and setting the course of our characters that is still seen today. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will remain forever.”