Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Trailer Watch: OMG! Edition

The long-awaited trailer for Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, bowing Ocotber 16, premiered today - on Ellen, of all places - a few days shy of its rumored "official" premiere, before Monsters Vs. Aliens screenings.

The song choice (Arcade Fire's "Wake Up"); the one line of dialogue ("I didn't want to wake you up, but I really want to show you something"); the balance of realism and fantasy, creepy and's all gravy. WtWTA: officially replacing Watchmen as the '09 movie for which I'm most excited. (Although, considering Watchmen, it's probably in my interest to start lowering expectations now.)

Via Cinematical.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Also contains 5-star review of live Phish B-sides

Hey, look! The new issue of Rolling Stone has the sexy, underage cast of Gossip Girl on its cover! Doing suggestive things! Probably in reference to the important role that Gossip Girl has played in shaping and impacting modern music!

In related news, Rolling Stone sucks.

EDIT: I made the (admittedly weak) joke in the post title before realizing that the cover ACTUALLY MENTIONS PHISH. What a shock. I guess that makes it funnier?

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Songs about work don't make Monday shows any better

Minneapolis stalwarts Dillinger Four brought their brand of hardcore-meets-pop-punk to Reggie's last night, in support of their latest, C I V I L W A R, which, as predicted, has grown on me, with time.

Along with some extensive thoughts on Batman as the messiah, D4 (and harder-leaning local openers, the Brokedowns) came to the South Loop - en route to South By Southwest - with a healthy mix of some of the new, more reflective and personal songs, and plenty of older-school fist-pumpers.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

A match made in electronic heaven

Upcoming Film Scores reports that Kanye buddies Daft Punk will be providing the score for the forthcoming sequel Tron 2.0, thus - combined with the return of Jeff Bridges - elevating the project from half-kitschy curiosity to one of genuine interest. Work it, make it, do it, you crazy French cyborgs.

Via NME.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Trailer Watch

The trailer for Michael Mann's Public Enemies, with Johnny Depp leading a solid cast as John Dillinger, was released yesterday, and - not surprisingly - it looks pretty awesome. 

Catch any authentic Chicago or Wisconsin in there? 

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