Archive for July, 2013

A Single Shot – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2013 by dc

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I usually enjoy films starring Sam Rockwell, and this looks pretty good. Good supporting cast too, including, William H. Macy, Jason Isaacs, Jeffrey Wright and Melissa Leo. Check out the trailer below:

A Single Shot is released in the US on the 20th September (it doesn’t have a UK release date as yet).

King Khan & The Shrines – Darkness – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2013 by dc

King Khan & The Shrines’ forthcoming album, Idle No More is out on the 3rd September. It’s their first album in six years and they’ve teamed up with German animation collective, Hylas to create their latest video for one of the album’s tracks, Darkness. Check it out below.

Trailer for Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2013 by dc

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God knows why Spike Lee decided to direct an English language remake of Chan-wook Park‘s 1993 masterpiece, Oldboy. I guess he just couldn’t resist the temptation to work on something with such a truly twisted and mesmerising storyline. It all seems a bit pointless though.

Anyway, a week or two ago the trailer for Lee‘s remake surfaced. I spotted it today, and thought I’d share with those of you who might not have seen it yet – check it out below:

Oldboy is out in the US on the 25th October – and in the UK on 6th December.

Gravity – trailer

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2013 by dc

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A mate of mine brought the following trailer to my attention this week – thanks Hirsty!

Gravity is the forthcoming film from writer/director, Alfonso Cuaron (Y Tu Mama Tambien, Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock – don’t worry though, it’s not another rom-com.

The premise is great – firstly it’s a two-hander (a rarity – can anyone name any famous examples, I’m having a mind block?). Secondly, if the trailer is anything to go by, it’s high on drama and tension – when I watched the following clip with three or four others, everyone had questions and it got us all talking.

The set up is simple – two astronauts attempt to return to Earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in orbit.

Check out the trailer below:

Gravity is out on the 4th October in the US and two weeks later on the 18th in the UK.

Volcano Choir – Byegone – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2013 by dc

My favourite Justin Vernon ‘side-project’, Volcano Choir are about to release their second album, Repave – and, Byegone, the first single from the album, is a gorgeous initial offering.

Truth be told, it could easily be a Bon Iver song – which isn’t something you could say about any of the tracks on their first album, Unmap.

Whether it’s a sign of what to expect when Repave is released in early September, is another matter. Check out the video for, Byegone below:

Fiona Apple – Hot Knife – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on July 24, 2013 by dc

Fiona Apple‘s new video for single, Hot Knife is directed by one of my favourite film director’s of recent times, Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood and The Master).

In the late 90’s Apple and Anderson dated – and Anderson directed four of her singles back then too. This is their first collaboration in 13 years and it’s a lovely looking thing that let’s the song take centre stage – check it out below:

Hot Knife is taken from latest album, The Idler Wheel… – which is out now on Epic.

Alan Partridge interviewed at ‘Alpha Papa’ premiere

Posted in Comedy, Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 24, 2013 by dc

Alan Partridge‘s debut feature film, Alpha Papa had it’s premiere in Norwich today. Here’s an interview Alan did on the red carpet for Sky TV just a couple of hours ago:

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is out two weeks today (7th August) and ‘first look’ reviews have been glowing – The Guardian even went as far as to describe it as, “a Fabergé egg disguised as a Kinder Surprise”. Intriguing.