Archive for October, 2012

Cool Argentinian poster for Django Unchained

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2012 by dc

Quentin Tarantino‘s forthcoming Django Unchained film reaches UK cinemas on 18th January next year (three weeks earlier in the US – on 25th December). And as Slacker Shack is a big fan of movie posters (especially alternative designs) it seemed only fair to share the Argentinian poster for the film. It’s pretty cool – check it out below:

M83 – Steve McQueen – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on October 27, 2012 by dc

Rather euphoric…

Busdriver – new video and ‘free to download’ EP

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by dc

Here’s the new video for Busdriver‘s latest tune Werner Herzog. It features fellow alt-rappers Open Mike Eagle and Nocando and is taken from new EP Arguments With Dreams:

You can download the EP (in exchange for your email address) here.

Blur Timeline

Posted in Music, Social Media with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by dc

If you’re a fan of Blur and you like the idea of sharing your thoughts and memories with other fans, or just checking out rare footage and videos as you ‘take a ride’ through the diverse and varied output of one of Britain’s best loved bands – then you need to check out the Blur Timeline over on their site.

It’s a must for fans and the concept is pretty unique too – a social archive with the emphasis on discovery and sharing. Like the idea? Check it out here.

Danny Brown – Wit’ It – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by dc

It’s a live favourite and appeared as an XXX bonus track – now here’s the new video for Danny Brown‘s Wit’ It – check it out below:

Pro-BBC rant

Posted in TV with tags , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by dc

Following all the Jimmy Savile revelations over the past couple of weeks, the BBC (or Auntie as we affectionately call her) has come under fire. But let’s put this current crisis into perspective….

Jimmy Savile was revered by many people, not just those at the BBC – and BBC staff who had suspicions over Savile‘s behaviour were not alone. What did this nations tabloids and broadsheets do as rumours circulated every few years about Savile‘s penchant for ‘young girls’? The answer is ‘nothing’. What did the police forces who were told about Savile‘s crimes do? Nothing. Where were the watertight security checks at the hospitals and care homes Savile frequented? They weren’t in place. And as these ongoing rumours continued, why was Savile honoured by royalty? The answer to that last question, is still unclear.

There’s no doubting that there must be handfuls of senior BBC staff who could have done a lot more to unravel and expose the vile behaviour and sordid crimes committed by Savile over the years. But does that mean we should slate the BBC and leave it hung out to dry? I don’t think it does. Would ITV have done anything different if the same rumours were circling about presenters on their shows at the time? I’m unsure they would have in the same circumstances.

What is clear is that lessons need to be learnt across both TV land and society as a whole. People my age (mid 30’s) always saw Savile as a strange British eccentric. We reveled in his oddness – many adored him for all the work he did for charity and the peculiarity he brought to our TV screens. And I think a lot of people just couldn’t accept the fact that beneath this philanthropic and amusing visage lay a perverted criminal.

I hope the current investigations don’t go down the simple route of using the BBC as a scapegoat for Savile‘s crimes. It’s a unique and amazing institution that far more often than not brings balance and clarity to local, national and global news. It produces world beating radio and television shows that we should all be proud of and constantly embraces innovation and creativity.

I love the BBC. I don’t think it shouldn’t be held accountable for the mistakes and errors it’s made. It most certainly should. But let’s not help other media organisations destroy it. Let’s not forget that they have their own agendas in this scenario.

Rant over.

Iron Man 3 – the new trailer has arrived

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by dc

It might be 6 months until it hits UK cinemas, but this morning the new trailer for Iron Man 3 arrived online.

In the third film of the series… “Tony Stark/Iron Man is pitted against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?”

If you ignore the vague and slightly wishy-washy synopsis above, the trailer looks great:

The film is directed by Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and arrives in UK cinemas on 26th April 2013.