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Action or Drama?

Not sure which of these two films to watch this weekend? I recommend the English langauge version. Not a burning skyscraper or rad dad hero in sight.

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Promo Promo: TV on the Radio

Pee-wee enhanced video up for Happy Idiot, from the new TV on the Radio album Seeds, due on November 17th. Also check out Careful You, where Tunde barely scrapes through the Chimpomatic no-singing-in-French rule-of-thumb.

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Trailer Park: 21 Years of Richard Linklater

Doc coming about the ‘underappreciated’ Richard Linklater. Alright, alright, alright.

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Trailer Park: Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson enters the weird world of SoCal stoner private eyes in this adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel (according to this NYT piece, there’s a Pynchon cameo tucked away in there somewhere)

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Millenium Falcon Lands in Greenham Common

A man taking publicity shots for a flying school accidentally bagged a shot of the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing at Greenham Common, Berkshire from the Episode VII set.

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Kodiak Deathbeds

New band from Black Mountain’s Amber Webber AKA Lightning Dust - check out Kodiak Deathbeds. The band name alone should secure your hard earned cash.

Listen on Soundcloud.

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Brisbane 1982

30 years too late, but I’ve just come accross Australian social documentary photographer Rennie Ellis. Above is “At the pub, Brisbane 1982” - a photo which says so much of a time and a place. Below is one from a 1978 AC/DC tour.

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Short Attention Span Theatre: Between The Planet of the Apes

Here’s three quick shorts to bridge the gap between the and Rise the Dawn of the P.O.T.A.

One / Two / Three

Funded by 20th Century Fox and produced by Vice’s Motherboard.

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Promo Promo: Real Estate

Old school high concept/low budget video for Real Estate’s track ‘Crime’. Watch out for the Blood-sucking-extreme-sports-enthusiasts.

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Promo Promo: The War On Drugs - Under The Pressure

Suitably hazy visuals for this excellent track.

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Promo Promo: Tweedy

Here’s a promo for Jeff Tweedy’s new band Tweedy - featuriong his son Spencer on drums. The album is out September 26th, and they’re realsing a new track every week if you pre-order.

Playing the Palladium in November.

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Are you Mike D or Spike Jonze

Some good stuff in the latest Mike D-edited edition of Monster Children magazine, including the film below and a double edged driving playlist, curated by Mike D and Spike Jonze. I’ve only got two of the tracks in the Mike D playlist, but pretty much everything except Rock Lopster for Spike Jonze’.

Mike D, Kassia Meador, Rob Machado, Photographer Morgan Maassen
Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo - Hero
Portugal. The Man - Work All Day
Jai Paul - BTSTU (demo)
Can - Sing Swan Song
Silver Apples - Lovefingers
T Rex - Life’s a Gas
Neil Young - Journey Through the Past
Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times
Soko feat. Ariel Pink - Monster Love
MIA feat. The Weeknd - Sexodus
Major Lazer - Get Free
Jai Paul - Jasmine (demo)
Cassius - I <3 U So
Brian Eno - Some of Them Are Old
Christian Tiger School - Various cuts
Darkside - Golden Arrow
Chromatics - Tick of the Clock
Kanye West feat. Bon Iver - Lost in the World
Chief Keef - Citgo
Kanye West - Blood on the Leaves
EPMD - You Gots to Chill

Spike Jonze, Ford Archbold, Alex Knost, Tanner Rozunko and cinematographer Alex Kopps
Billy Joel - The Longest Time (start a 6am drive with this and everyone is feeling pretty good)
Jane’s Addiction - Summertime Rolls
Girls - Summertime
Guided by Voices - A Salty Salute
David Bowie - Five Years
Pavement - In the Mouth a Desert
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You)
The Strokes - Someday (As we got closer to the spot, we would start picking it up…)
Minor Threat - Salad Days
X - Los Angeles
Television Personalities - Part Time Punks
Velvet Underground - Lady Godiva’s Operation
Pavement - Gold Soundz
The B-52’s - Rock Lobster

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Ad Nauseum: Every Day Is Day One

Despite the underlying Samsung sponsorship, this is essentially a beautiful promo for how great surfing is. Shot by one of my favourite DOPs - Grieg Fraser.

More info here.

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Trailer Park: Nightcrawler

Full trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s new TV news thriller, looking forward to this one.

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