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Trailer Park: The Raid

This month's "Most kills in a trailer" award goes to relentless Indonesian all-out martial arts cops n guns fest The Raid (@THERAIDMOVIE). Have heard bloody good things (well, it's bloody and it's good) from early reports - something of a tribute to early (ie pre-Hollywood) John Woo from Welsh director Gareth Evans by all accounts. Looks like they've borrowed The Wire's font too

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Action or Drama?

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.

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17th Oct 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

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Promo Promo: TV on the Radio

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.

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7th Oct 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: 21 Years of Richard Linklater

Doc coming about the 'underappreciated' Richard Linklater. Alright, alright, alright.

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7th Oct 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Inherent Vice

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)

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30th Sep 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Millenium Falcon Lands in Greenham Common

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.

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12th Sep 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Blonde Redhead - Barragán

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.

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29th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Kodiak Deathbeds

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.

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27th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Brisbane 1982

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.

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26th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Short Attention Span Theatre: Between The Planet of the Apes

Here's three quick shorts to bridge the gap between the and Rise the Dawn of the P.O.T.A.

One / Two / Three

Funded by 20th Century Fox and produced by Vice's Motherboard.

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24th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Real Estate

Old school high concept/low budget video for Real Estate's track 'Crime'. Watch out for the Blood-sucking-extreme-sports-enthusiasts.

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22nd Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Tweedy

Here's a promo for Jeff Tweedy's new band Tweedy - featuring his son Spencer on drums. The album is out September 26th, and they're releasing a new track every week if you pre-order.

Playing the Palladium in November.

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11th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Are you Mike D or Spike Jonze

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'.

THE SUBURBAN
Mike D, Kassia Meador, Rob Machado, Photographer Morgan Maassen
THEIR PLAYLIST
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


THE JEEP
Spike Jonze, Ford Archbold, Alex Knost, Tanner Rozunko and cinematographer Alex Kopps
THEIR PLAYLIST
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

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5th Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Ad Nauseum: Every Day Is Day One

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.

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2nd Aug 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Nightcrawler

Full trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal's new TV news thriller, looking forward to this one.

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27th Jul 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Spoon

Nicely shot promo for the new Spoon single "Do You?" from the new album "They Want My Soul" - due out on August 4th. Looking forward to that one.

Read our interview with Spoon here.

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22nd Jul 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal in a teaser for Dan Gilroy's LA noir Nightcrawler.

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20th Jul 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Hal Clapp vs.The Soft Pack

Bob Oderkirk interviews The Soft Pack, in the guise of Hal Clapp.

Bit late to the party on this one.

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19th Jul 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Soul Mining Reissue

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 

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4th Jul 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Lilting

Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei in the moving Sundance drama from Hong Khaou.

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20th Jun 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

RIP Rik Mayall

The Young Ones/Blackadder star has died at 56.

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9th Jun 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: BoJack Horseman

Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie lend their voices to Netflix's first jump into the Adult Swim waters. Aug 22.

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4th Jun 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Interstellar

After True Detective I'll happily watch Matthew McConaughey do anything - but heading out into space? Brrrrrring it on. 

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16th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Boiler Room: Matthew Herbert

#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.

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16th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Twin Peaks - The Missing Pieces

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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:

Disc One:

Pilot; Original Version; Alternate International Version; Episode 1; Episode 2; Special Features; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Two:

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)

Disc Three:

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)

Disc Four:

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)

Disc Five:

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)

Disc Six:

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)

Disc Seven:

Episode 23-26; Special Features; Cast And Crew Interviews; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Eight:

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)

Disc Nine:

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; The Missing Pieces: Deleted/Alternate Scenes (HD) - NEW!; Special Feature; Archival Interviews

Disc Ten:

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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16th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

First Look: Sadface Batman

Or get an even CLOSER look here.

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13th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Beautiful Noise

"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.

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13th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Gracepoint / The Last Man On Earth

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?"

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13th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Allez les Singes! Plot-heavy trailer for the summer's ape attack - looking good. 

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8th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Gotham

More prequel rejigging of the Batman story.

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6th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: The Black Keys - Fever

New album Turn Blue coming May 12, and here they are in session for Zane Lowe with Bullet In The Brain...

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6th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Mistaken For Strangers

Trailer up for some sort of wierd meta-movie starring the guys from The National. It's getting good reviews.

Read our interview with the band for some context.

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4th May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: What We Do In The Shadows

"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."

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1st May 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

RIP: Bob Hoskins

Mona Lisa, Brazil, Roger Rabbit, Long Good Friday, Mermaids... a pretty decent catalogue all round.

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30th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Meet The New Star Wars Stars

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).

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29th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Song Of The Day: eden ahbez - Full Moon

Great odd jazz-styled number soundtracking the end of tonight's episode of Fargo from eden ahbez a proto-hippy who lived under the Hollywood sign and wasn't fond of capital letters.

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27th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: The Rover

The latest from @BlueTongueFilms writer/director team David Michôd and Joel Edgerton is an outback thriller set 10 years after an apocalyptic event, due to premiere at Cannes. Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson and Scoot McNairy star.

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23rd Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Ping Pong Summer

Like the idea of Susan Sarandon as a boozy Mr Miyagi here.

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23rd Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Jersey Boys

Clint keeps us guessing. After watching this trailer I feel like I've seen the movie already.

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18th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: The Horrors

Arty new promo for The Horrors track "So Now You Know" ... undermined by the singer showing up.

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17th Apr 2014 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Cold In July

First trailer for Sundance thriller Cold In July - good slice of genre-blending Southern-fried 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

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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