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4:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Tribeca Review: Super Duper Alice Cooper

As a child, my parents lived and breathed Alice Cooper. My father had a particularly terrifying poster of his made-up, screaming face thumbtacked into the cork-board wall of his office that scared me too much to ever listen t...

Isabelle Magliari


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12:00 PM on 04.15.2014

Hans Zimmer returns for Batman vs. Superman

In news that should shock no one -- he scored Man of Steel, all three Nolan Bat films and probably enjoys getting payed money -- Hans Zimmer has confirmed that he'll be returning for Batman vs. Superman. The prolifi...

Matthew Razak

8:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Trailer: Heaven Adores You - an Elliot Smith documentary

You've probably heard of Elliot Smith before. Maybe you've heard his music, maybe you've heard about how he died, maybe you've heard about the Elliot Smith memorial mural in Los Angles. Heaven Adores You is a documentary abo...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 02.28.2014

First song for 'Muppets Most Wanted' is crazy adorable

Every time Kermit the frog dances with a gold hat and cane, my heart grows three sizes. After watching the music video for the first song from Muppets Most Wanted entitled "Sequel Song," my heart nearly burst out of my ...

Isabelle Magliari

6:00 PM on 02.14.2014

Here's Karen O and Spike Jonze performing "The Moon Song"

While Frozen's "Let it Go" was robbed during The Golden Globes, Her's "The Moon Song" didn't even get nominated. That's a shame because it's one of the most touching musical pieces of 2013 (landing it in my list of the 10 Be...

Nick Valdez



Nick's 10 Best Movie Music Moments of 2013 photo
Nick's 10 Best Movie Music Moments of 2013
by Nick Valdez

I'm a sucker for a good soundtrack. Your film could be the worst thing since sliced bread and I'd still love it if the songs were nice. But the best movies take their song choices (or original works) and use them in spectacularly interesting ways. This list is meant to celebrate the films of 2013 that made sweet musical love to our ear drums. 

Although I missed out on last year's big musical hit, Inside Llewyn Davis, I'm pretty content with my choices. While I'm sure the film might've knocked a list item or two off the list, this list is definite. I'm entirely confident that I'll defend every single choice until I get bored and do something else.

With that being said, let's get on with the Ten Best Movie Music Moments of 2013. 

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4:00 PM on 01.07.2014

Win a Wolf of Wall Street Soundtrack

The Wolf of Wall Street was overall a pretty bad ass movie. Sex, drugs, money and a soundtrack to express an era of decadence and wanton corruption. In other words, an awesome soundtrack. It's pretty eclectic as well, ra...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 12.17.2013

There are 75 songs eligible for Best Original Song Oscar

Now that the Academy Awards have released their list of nominations for this year, it's time for the awards season to go into full swing. Naturally that means we all ignore the Golden Globes completely and just jump right int...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 12.06.2013

'Cats' movie is a possibility, says Andrew Lloyd Webber

Following the success of the Les Miserable film, which grossed $441 million, Andrew LLoyd Webber revealed in a recent Daily Mail interview that Cats may be next in line for a film adaptation.   "I haven’t see...

Isabelle Magliari

8:00 AM on 11.18.2013

First trailer for Justin Bieber documentary, Believe

In a spiritual sequel to Justin Bieber's Never Say Never documentary, Believe, oh wait Justin Bieber's Believe sorry, this documentary catalogs the sad and terrible life of the fallen teen idol. Wait, little girls still like...

Nick Valdez

11:57 AM on 11.14.2013

Don Cheadle to star as Miles Davis... finally

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis movie has been bouncing around for a long time now. The not-a-biopic biopic just couldn't land on its feet. However, Kill the Trumpet Player is finally moving forward as BiFrost pictures picks i...

Matthew Razak





12:00 PM on 11.05.2013

Hear Inside Llewyn Davis' soundtrack a week early!

I've been pretty excited for the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis for a long time, and now, courtesy of NPR, you can listen to the whole soundtrack a week before the movie comes out! Produced by T-Bone Burnett wit...

Sean Walsh

8:00 AM on 10.24.2013

Tom Hardy to play Elton John in Rocketman

I'm not sure Elton John could ever be considered handsome no matter what stage of his career we're talking about so the casting of Tom Hard as the legendary singer is a bit of a head scratcher. Word has come down that Rocket ...

Matthew Razak



Review: Inside Llewyn Davis photo
Review: Inside Llewyn Davis
by Hubert Vigilla

The trailers for Inside Llewyn Davis don't quite capture the feel of the film. If you watch them, there's a kind of satiny look about the imagery, something that to me denoted an air of nostalgia for New York in 1961. Yet the colors are desaturated, with purpose. The most colorful thing in the film is the orange cat that runs away at the beginning, just as our title character played by Oscar Isaac slips out the door of an acquaintance's apartment.

Llewyn's crashing at another person's place because he's a failure as a folk singer, and mainly a failure at life. His best isn't good enough for anyone, and yet he persists against his good judgement, trying not to sell out or sell himself short.

That satiny finish in the trailers is our hero's haze of disillusionment rather than nostalgia. We're given something funny in the clever, rapid fire manner the Coen brothers excel at, or at least something funny until it's not anymore. Mostly, Inside Llewyn Davis is bitter and resentful at the washed-out world of phonies. No wonder the title character is such a lovable schmuck.

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8:00 AM on 09.10.2013

Flix for Short: "Reflektor" by Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire is back, and they've got themselves a mirrorball and some papier mache. Their new album Reflektor (produced by James Murphy of the late LCD Soundsystem) will be out on October 28th, and they've just released a mu...

Hubert Vigilla

7:00 PM on 08.20.2013

Neill Blomkamp's Chappie gets 2015 release date

Neill Blomkamp's Elysium failed to garner as much attention -- or income -- as his previous film, 2009's District 9. However, Blomkamp is traipsing right on into his next project: Chappie, a light-hearted movie about a robot ...

Liz Rugg



Review: The Happy Life photo
Review: The Happy Life
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

I've been playing music for years off and on, but I've never been particularly great at it. Mostly I play the drums, but even before my multiple wrist surgeries I was no Neil Peart. Now I'm just kind of useless. I look at my drum set, pick up my sticks, and just get sad. I haven't really played much in years. It's not even properly set up anymore.

But as I watched The Happy Life, especially in its second half, I felt that old itch to play again. I drummed along on my knee and my seat and whatever else was around me. By the end, I wanted to be in a band. 

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9:00 PM on 08.08.2013

Bret McKenzie writing a fairy tale comedy musical script

In an interview with the dudes over at Collider, Bret McKenzie, of Flight of the Conchords and The Muppets fame, revealed that he is in the process of writing a script for a "fairy tale comedy musical" with "singing dragons a...

Liz Rugg

10:00 AM on 08.08.2013

Trailer for CBGB looks like an awful made-for-TV movie

Here's our first look at CBGB, a film chronicling the birth of the hallowed rock venue in the grimy New York of the the 1970s. Shuttered in 2006, CBGB helped give a home to the punk and post-punk scenesters living in the cit...

Hubert Vigilla

11:00 AM on 08.05.2013

Flix for Short: Jay Z's "Picasso Baby" short film

Say what you will about Jay Z's new album, Bible Quran Torah Dreidel Magna Carta Holy Grail (I know I've said plenty), but his newest music video (referred to as a "performance art film") is built on a pretty neat idea. The ...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 07.29.2013

John Williams will score Star Wars: Episode VII

It's now official: John Williams will be back to score Star Wars: Episode VII and likely the rest of the new trilogy. The announcement was made over the weekend by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy during Star Wars Celebra...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 07.18.2013

Flix for Short: Airy Me

Airy Me is a beautiful little animated video for the ethereal songstress Cuushe and animated by artist Yoko Kuno. The animation in the video is so fluid, constantly shifting and swirling like it's a liquid, but it also suppo...

Liz Rugg