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Watch the fantastic "You're Welcome" from Disney's Moana

If you didn't get to catch Disney's newest dynamo Moana over the Thanksgiving holiday, Disney has helpfully (and awesomely) given a little preview. Although I didn't get to gush about it as much as I wanted to in our review, Dwayne Johnson'...

 
 
 
 
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Listen to the Jem movie's first original song "Youngblood"

I'm rooting for Jem and the Holograms. Firstly because there's a good chance this film will inspire other films like it, and we need more girl power band films, and secondly, I don't feel like we've got a good look at the film until now. T...

 
 
 
 
 
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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 Best Movie Music ...

 
 
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Rogen and Franco recreated Kanye West's "Bound 2"

On the set of Seth Rogen's directorial follow up to This is the End, The Interview (featuring Rogen and James Franco as a TV personality and producer who are roped into helping assassinate the prime minister of North Korea), James Franco a...

 
 
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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 music video for t...

 
 
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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 ten minute vide...

 
 
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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 supports a surprisin...

 
 
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Flix for Short: "Ohm" by Yo La Tengo

Released earlier in the year, Fade is Yo La Tengo's one millionth full-length album. (Or 13th, I lose count, honestly.) It's another solid record from the band, and here's the music video for the single, "Ohm." The video is like a cross be...

 
 
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Flix for Short: "Came Back Haunted" by Nine Inch Nails

Hope you like seizures. In between trips to Bob's Big Boy and lamenting the state of the film industry, David Lynch has found time to record an album (The Big Dream comes out July 15) and direct this music video for the Nine Inch Nails son...

 
 
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BFF Short Film Roundup 2

I didn't get to see as many films at the Brooklyn Film Festival as I'd hoped to due to other obligations and personal matters, but I did get a chance to catch a few more shorts last weekend, two of which preceded the documentary Mr. Angel. ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

David Bowie just put out a music video for "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," the second single from his forthcoming album The Next Day. Whereas the previous single, "Where Are We Now?", was melancholic and a touch wistful before its hopeful c...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Gun-Shy

"Gun-Shy" is the latest music video off of Grizzly Bear's 2012 album Shields. (Like other Grizzly Bear records, it's a keen listen.) This video, on the other hand, is a about as entrancing as it is discomforting. It was directed by Kris Mo...

 
 
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Flix for Short: We No Who U R

2013 ought to be a good year. One reason: Push the Sky Away, the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album which drops in February. Gosh, I fondly remember having Let Love In, Murder Ballads, and The Boatman's Call on heavy rotation in high sc...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Labrador and Charmer

I've been a big fan of Aimee Mann since the late '90s after a chance encounter with the song "I Should've Known." With the year winding down, I figured it's a good time to highlight two music videos from her new album Charmer. Above is the...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Breezeblocks

It's that time of year when I catch up with music that slipped passed me in the last 11 months. I recently ran into the song "Breezeblocks" by Alt-J (∆). It's not bad, and it's been growing on me. I actually find myself humming the v...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

This music video for Tame Impala's "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" is pretty darn peachy, and the song's pretty catchy too. The video was directed by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling, British animators who simply go by Becky and Joe. You m...

 
 
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The Black Keys and RZA sing about The Baddest Man Alive

Guys, say hello to the soundtrack to your life from now on. Every time you study for a test, take out the trash, do the laundry, use the bathroom, The Black Key's and RZA's "The Baddest Man Alive" will always be playing in the background s...

 
 
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Adele's Skyfall theme lets the sky fall, stands tall

While I'm not a huge enough James Bond fan to dissect the movies, like say Matt and Xander's awesome Across the Bond series, or see them at all (more on that later this month), I know enough about the Bond themes to know that a lot of the ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: "Got Me a Beard" by The Beards

The Beards are an Australian folk-rock band who only sing songs about beards. According to The Beards official website: The Beards formed in 2005 -- a dark time for the beards. It was a time when having a beard could mean unemployment, so...

 
 
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Flix for Short: "Roland I Feel You" by Get Well Soon

Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of my favorite filmmakers, and someone whose fingerprints are all over my imagination. On a few occasions I've expressed admiration for his influential handful of cult films (e.g., the Cult Club piece on Santa S...

 
 
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Batman Maybe

This is brilliant. I usually hate popular song parodies, but this... This isn't the Carlie Rae Jepsen parody we need, this is the Carlie Rae Jepsen parody we deserve. Oh, and, uh, SPOILERS for the three of you who still haven't seen T...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Superstars Don't Love

I'm kind of a sucker for great title cards and opening credits in films. Give me some Saul Bass or Maurice Binder at the beginning of your movie I'll be a happy guy. This music video for the first verse of Buck 65's "Superstars Don't Love"...

 
 
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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack and music video

Trent Reznor and Karen O. -- of all people -- have collaborated to bring you a new music video for David Fincher's upcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo featuring Karen O. singing The Immigrant Song and metallic, edgy imagery. I think t...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Miles Fisher - This Must Be the Place

Some of you may recognize him from Final Destination 5 or, more recently, this week's J. Edgar, but I was first introduced to Miles Fisher with this amazing music video, shown to me by my friend Tim during my all-too-brief stay a...

 
 




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Zombieland: Double Tap"New zombies, same jokes"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season Two)"Sins of the father"

 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"EEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIL"

 

Trick"Give me something good to stab (and stab and stab)"

 

Metallica: S&M²"Fight Fire With Fire"

 

LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"

 

LFF The Aeronauts"Reach for the sky"

 

NYFF Saturday Fiction"Life during wartime"

 

The Addams Family"Just be yourself (but not too much!)"

 

Parasite"Class mobility is a lie"

 

Lucky Day"Luck's run out"

 

LFF Knives Out"Whodounut"

 

LFF Bad Education"Ain't misbehavin"

 

NYFF The Whistlers"Whistling away the jail days"

 

LFF Marriage Story"Romcom in reverse"

 

LFF The Report"Democracy under scrutiny"

 

Preacher (Season 4)"The Messiah will dance!"

 

LFF The King"High drama"

 

LFF Jojo Rabbit"Ja Hitler!"

 

LFF Hope Gap"Deficient"

 

LFF Lucky Grandma"You'll never look at your grandma in the same way again"