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Trailer Park: Twin Peaks - The Missing Pieces

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DAVID LYNCH AND MARK FROST'S GROUNDBREAKING CULT PHENOMENON ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY DISC WITH THE LONG-AWAITED DEBUT OF NEARLY 90 MINUTES OF DELETED/ALTERNATE SCENES FROM TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery And The Missing Pieces

For The First Time Ever, Acclaimed Television Series And Feature Film Arrive In One Complete Box Set With Upgraded Picture, Newly Produced And Archival Special Features...All Under the Personal Supervision of David Lynch

Available July 29, 2014

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 15, 2014) - Twenty-five years after the shocking murder of Laura Palmer in the acclaimed series from legendary filmmaker David Lynch and writer/producer Mark Frost, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution will release TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY.

Arriving for the first time on stunning High Definition Blu-ray with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on July 29th, this comprehensive collection contains every episode from the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series' Pilot; the North American Blu-ray debut of Lynch's follow-up feature Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes from the film. The set also features newly transferred Log Lady introductions for each episode; picture upgrades to many shots in the TV series; a new featurette with Lynch and the actors who portrayed the Palmer family, which includes a mesmerizing return to the lives of their characters today; and hours of never-before-released material that dives into the fascinating story behind the celebrated pop culture classic.

Along with a newly transferred version of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, created from a 4K scan of the original negative, TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray box set boasts the long-awaited missing pieces from the original version of the film - nearly an hour-and-a-half of deleted/alternate scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me - often referred to as the "holy grail" of Twin Peaks fandom. This feature-length experience has been directed and edited by Lynch exclusively for this release. Capping off more than 30 deleted/alternate scenes is an epilogue providing a fascinating glimpse beyond the cliffhanger finale of the TV series.

"During the last days in the life of Laura Palmer many things happened, which have never been seen before" said David Lynch. "They're here now, alongside the new transfer of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks, the television series."

"We set the bar very high with our prior complete series TWIN PEAKS DVD Gold Box," said Ken Ross, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Home Entertainment. "THE ENTIRE MYSTERY Blu-ray had to be spectacular in terms of both content and presentation. We are confident that we hit the mark, and are bringing the fans something very special. None of this could have been possible without the day-to-day involvement of David Lynch."

TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY is loaded with special features. In the two-part feature "Between Two Worlds," Lynch himself interviews the Palmer family (Leland, Sarah and daughter Laura) about their current existence in this life and the next, and follows up with a discussion with the actors who portray them. TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY also features "Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories," an exclusive retrospective documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew who recount the making of the Twin Peaks movie and working with David Lynch. The collection also features high-definition versions of the Log Lady episode introductions, transferred from recently unearthed 16mm film negative, a selection of newly discovered deleted scenes and outtakes from the television series, and three Twin Peaks photo galleries with over 130 behind-the-scenes images from David Lynch's personal never-before-released collection. Also new to this release are 10 vignettes of iconic Twin Peaks themes called "Atmospherics." Each features a unique montage of music, dialogue and video (including some rare outtakes) that appear as both menu backgrounds and as their own textless experience to further immerse fans in the mysterious world of Twin Peaks.

Additionally, the set features a massive collection of pre-existing special features, some of which have been re-mastered in high definition exclusively for this release, including the award-winning four-part documentary "Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks," and a newly extended version of the Gold Box featurette "A Slice of Lynch," featuring the complete and uncut conversation between David Lynch and actors Kyle MacLachlan and Mädchen Amick. Additionally, this 10-disc set houses an extraordinary archive of special features culled from the entire history of Twin Peaks on home video, including featurettes, cast and crew interviews, promotional reels, archival deleted scenes...and much, much more.

Winning a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Drama in 1991, and a fixture in all-time top TV series lists from TIME, Entertainment Weekly and TV Guide, Twin Peaks follows the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who are stunned after the homecoming queen Laura Palmer is suddenly found murdered. The investigation that follows engenders an eerie chain of events with cataclysmic results felt across the entire town. The series features an ensemble cast including Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Richard Beymer, Ray Wise, Peggy Lipton and Warren Frost. Although shot after the series ended, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is the prequel to the television series, and focuses on the seven days leading up to Laura Palmer's death. Many of the TV series cast members reprise their roles in the film and are joined by others including Kiefer Sutherland, David Bowie, Chris Isaak and Harry Dean Stanton.

 TWIN PEAKS - THE ENTIRE MYSTERY will be available in 1080p with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (Series and Feature), original English Stereo 2.0 (Series and Feature), Latin American Spanish Mono (Series), Latin American Spanish Stereo (Feature), Brazilian Portuguese Mono (Series), French Mono (Series), French 5.1 (Feature), Italian Mono (Series), Italian Stereo (Feature), German Mono (Series), German 5.1 (Feature), Castilian Mono (Series), Castilian Stereo (Feature), Japanese Mono (Series), and Japanese Stereo (Feature). The 10-disc collection also includes English SDH, Latin American Spanish, French, Italian, German, Castilian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and Finnish subtitles (Series and Feature).

It will be available for the suggested retail price of $109.99 U.S. and $129.99 Canada. The disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:

Pilot; Original Version; Alternate International Version; Episode 1; Episode 2; Special Features; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Two:

Episode 3-7; Special Features; Season 1 Image Gallery; Twin Peaks Sneak Peeks (HD);
Log Lady Intros (HD); Previews and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Three:

Episode 8-10; Special Features; A Slice of Lynch: Uncut (HD) - NEW!; Season 2 Image Gallery; Promos (HD/SD); Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Four:

Episode 11-14; Special Features; Series Deleted Scenes; Series Deleted Scenes (HD) - NEW!; Outtakes (HD) - NEW!; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Five:

Episode 15-18; Special Features; Return To Twin Peaks; Location Guide; The Glastonbury Archives; 17 Pieces of Pie: Shooting at the Mar T (AKA RR) Diner; Mark Frost Interview with Wrapped in Plastic; Learning to Speak in the Red Room; An Introduction to David Lynch; Lucy Bumpers; 1-900 Hotline; Production Documents; Image Galleries; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Six:

Episode 19-22; Special Features; Postcards From The Cast; Twin Peaks Sneak Peaks (HD); Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Seven:

Episode 23-26; Special Features; Cast And Crew Interviews; Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Eight:

Episode 27-29; Special Features; Secrets From Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks (HD); Northwest Passage: Creating the Pilot; Freshly Squeezed: Creating Season One; Where We're From: Creating the Music; Into the Night: Creating Season Two;
Log Lady Intros (HD); Preview and recaps on select episodes (HD)

Disc Nine:

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; The Missing Pieces: Deleted/Alternate Scenes (HD) - NEW!; Special Feature; Archival Interviews

Disc Ten:

Special Features; Between Two Worlds (HD) - NEW!; Palmer Family Interview; Actors Discussion; Moving Through Time: Fire Walk With Me Memories (HD) - NEW!; Reflections On The Phenomenon Of Twin Peaks; US Trailer; International Trailer; Fire Walk With Me Photo Gallery - NEW!; Atmospherics (HD) - NEW!; Trees/Woods; Pie; Signs/Places; Coffee
Notes; Water; Donuts; Owls; The Ring; The Red Room

High Definition special features are denoted (HD). Configuration and names of special features are subject to change.

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Face Off: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters V Hansel & Gretel Get Baked

Hollywood loves doing the same thing twice: Capote v Infamous; Antz v A Bug's Life; Snow White And The Huntsman v Mirror Mirror; Lincoln v Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Now here's two takes on the perils of eating candy in a house made of sweets: you've probably seen Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton getting all medieval badass - but have you seen Lara Flynn Boyle as a stoner witch with a serious case of the munchies? Asylum Films have knocked one out too (starring Dee Wallace - aka Elliott's mum in ET).

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Trailer Park: World War Z

Brad Pitt's turn to take on a zombie horde. He's got Mireille "The Killing" Enos to help out. 

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Jeff Tweedy: Weatherman

Hilarious clip of Wilco front man/potential stand-up comedian Jeff Tweedy reading the weather after a performance on Chicago WGN's Morning News show. Harrison Ford, eat your heart out.

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Trailer Park: Like Crazy

Trailer up for Sundance winner Like Crazy, which I saw at this year's festival. Excellent, low-key romance. Girlfriend friendly.

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Trailer Park: The Adventures of Tintin

I was never the world's biggest Tintin fan ....but here we have a teaser trailer for the first of three motion capture/CGI extravaganzas from Spielberg and Peter Jackson. Make of it what you will.

Via AICN

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Trailer Park: The Lovely Bones

Trailer up for Peter Jackson's new movie - The Lovely Bones. It gives me the shudders, as the title and concept just make me think of What Dreams May Come - a strong contender for worst movie of all time.

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Trailer Park: Shutter Island, The Road

Looks like we're in for a grim thriller face-off: would you rather be stuck on Martin Scorsese's; Shutter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio, or heading out on The Road with Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron?

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Trailer Park: Shutter Island

Trailer up for Scorcese's latest picture - Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as usual, plus the excellent Mark Ruffalo. Based on the book by Dennis Lehane, who also wrote Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone.

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Trailer Park: Super Bowl Selection

snowed in? why not catch up on this year's Super Bowl selection of trailers - including a warp speed five Star Trek, Jack Black and Michael Cera's new caveman romp Year One, Will Ferrell and Anna Friel in Land Of The Lost ("Space-Time vortexes suck") and more big dumb truck monster action in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen

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Trailer Park: Keep Trekkin'

New trailer up for JJ's upcoming Star Trek re-boot. Never been a big fan, but I'm keeping an open mind.

Heroes bad/good guy Sylar is certainly fitting the part as the young Spock.

Check out some alternative Enterprise pics here.

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Trailer Park: Revolutionary Road

Trailer up for the DiCaprio / Winslet re-unite - Revolutionary Road. Novelty casting aside, it's directed by Sam Mendes and based on a great book.

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6th Nov 2008 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park

more upcoming screen stuff: Charlie Kaufman's big theatre drama with Philip Seymour Hoffman Synecdoche, New York, Kristin Scott Thomas in French drama I’ve Loved You For So Long, Madonna's directorial debut (?!) Filth And Wisdom and David Fincher's  life-lived-backwards curiosity with Brad Pitt, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

(dir. Steven Spielberg)

Paramount

Following a Russian incursion into Area 51, Indiana Jones is back in action - on the trail of a crystal skull that needs to be returned to its rightful place in a hidden Amazonian temple. He's got a new sidekick - in the form of rocking biker Shia LaBeouf - and to make matters worst the damn Ruskies - led by a sabre-rattling Cate Blanchett - have kidnapped his old flame Marion Ravenwood.

So, let's cut to the chase - was it as bad as the recent Star Wars prequels? No. Not by a long shot, although without the monumental lowering of expectations provided by Star Wars Episodes I II and III, I can't say I was expecting too much magic - although at least it was Spielberg calling the shots, rather than Lucas. There's a few funny gags but a lot more mindless nodding to the previous films and while the plot might try and hark back to Raiders of the Lost Ark, the buddy movie pace of Last Crusade provides the nearest comparison. Without the supporting charm of Sean Connery, or the deft touch of a writer like Lawrance Kasdan, we're left with David Koepp's continually clumsy, lumbering script that relies on Jim Robinson to explain what's going on.

Of course, it's not all bad. After a very shakey start, I was pleasantly entertained for a good chunk of the film and although he's so wooden on a couple of occasions he seems like he hasn't even said the lines in his head, Harrison Ford is occasionally near to his old form. It's the bad judgment of Lucas (and seemingly Spielberg too) that lets this film down. They seem to have been locked down in a hidden ante-chamber and had their film-making brains sucked out through their ears. Indy's refrigerated hide-out or Shia LaBeouf's Tarzanian antics have no place in any film... let alone a successor to one of the greatest action films trilogies ever made. I would have expected Spielberg to at least handle the action well, but in places even that drags to a crawl.

As usual though, the box office has spoken... and $311 million in five days is a hard figure to argue with.

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Even More Indy

Some mixed reports coming through for the latest Indiana Jones movie .....but nothing to stop me making the effort to see this one on the big screen. Another new trailer up now over at the Apple website.

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12th May 2008 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailers x 3

New trailer up for Indiana Jones IV, as well as The Dark Knight ...and WIll Smith's drunk superhero comedy Hancock.

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Run before you walk

 nice little Iron Man clip up

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8th Apr 2008 - Add Comment - Tweet

Indy TV

Short, sharp TV spot up for Indy IV.

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You Get What You Pay For

Chimp favourite Seth Rogan has been busy again, working with writing partner Kristofor Brown (his spelling, not ours) on Drillbit Taylor. It's a high-school comedy (what else?) about two bullied kids who hire former mercenary Drillbit Taylor (Owen Wilson) to protect them. It's from a story by first-gen high-school comedy hero John Hughes.

As a loyal Chimpomatic reader, you can get free tickets to a preview by clicking here and using code: 848222

Even chimps residing in star-systems as remote as Manchester, Cardiff and Bournemouth can participate.

Check out the trailer here.

Out in cinemas March 28th, certificate 12a.

(c) 2007 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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No Country For Old Men

(dir. Ethan & Joel Coen)

Paramount Vantage

From their debut with Blood Simple in 1984 through to bowling classic The Big Lebowski in 1998, the Coen brothers went on a pretty much unrivalled 7 film run of non-duds. Sadly they followed this with a sequence of four films that fell far below The Dude inspired peak - from Lebowski follow up O’Brother Where Art Thou? in 2000 to the universally panned Ladykillers in 2004. After that they went on a bit of a hiatus, resurfacing briefly to contribute to Paris J’Taime - a collection of short films about a French city.

Now they are back and in some style with No Country for Old Men. Taken from the novel by Cormac McCarthy, ...Old Men opens with generally decent man of few words Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) hunting deer on the plains. Through the telescopic sight of his rifle he spies a bunch of pickup trucks and corpses, which, on closer inspection proves to be the endgame of a drug deal gone badly wrong. With a big briefcase full of money laying there without any obvious (living) owner, Moss the opportunist grabs the loot, believing he and his sweetheart back at the trailer park (Kelly Macdonald) have just stumbled upon a life changing slice of fortune.

Which is true, but not as he thinks. You see that money belongs to somebody and soon Llewelyn realises he’s got a serious problem, in the form of weird assasin Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), on his tail. As the tagline says “There are no clean getaways”. Throw reluctant Sherrif Tommy Lee Jones and a bunch of angry Mexicans into the mix and a bloody game of cat and mouse across the southern states and into Mexico ensues.

Whilst there are a few obvious ‘Coen Brother’ touches where they find humour in some of the darkest places (Chigurh’s haircut for example), they generally play it straight - allowing the story, scenery and performances to drive the film leisurely but efficiently over its two hour duration. In this respect it resembles the excellent The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, the Tommy Lee Jones directed revenge film from a couple of years back. Like that film, the Texan born Lee Jones once again proves himself to be a master of the actions-speak-louder-than-words old school character of the South. But it’s Spanish actor Bardem (along with his hair and possibly the biggest gun-silencer in movie history) that really steals the film, as he menacingly takes no prisoners on his pursuit of Moss and the cash.

Rightly cleaning up plaudits all over the place, No Country for Old Men is a mighty return to form for the Coen brothers. Amen to that.

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Ironer Man

The new Iron Man spot is up over at the Apple site or, if you have time for intro screens, try the Iron Man site.

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There Will Be Blood

Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

Paramount Vantage

Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film leaves behind his usual setting of a sprawling Los Angeles, starting off in the unfamiliar territory of 1890's oil county prospector Daniel Plainview silently, tirelessly digs for oil. An accident leaves Plainview with an adopted son and as 'partners' they build a small empire striking big in a remote Californian town, thanks to a tip-off from a local. The town prospers, but so does the church - and preacher Eli Sunday relentlessly pursues Plainview's apparent lack of faith.

The scenery is spectacular and Daniel Day Lewis is an undeniable tour de force, chewing his ways through the scenery and dominating most everyone in his path. Little Miss Sunshine's Paul Dano isn't bad as impassioned preacher Eli, youngster Dillon Freasier is impressive as Plainview Jnr and Ciaran Hinds puts in a good show in a seemingly cut-back role as right-hand man Fletcher Hamilton - and here lies the problem. For a film that's nearly three hours long it's surprising to feel like there's several reels missing.

After finding it's stride and building up a great confrontation between business and religion, the film seemed like it was shaping up as a thrilling analogy of the west's ever-present quest for oil at all costs - including religion. Three quarters of the way through however, things take an inexplicable turn for the worst. The story heads off-course, then jumps forward 20-odd years with no real justification - leaving us with the conclusion to a film we only feel we saw half of.

The score by Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood deserves special mention - evocative and haunting, perhaps misleadingly building a brooding sense of menace that the film did not live up to. While Greenwood's score never stopped, the plot was deralied long before the finish line. Key moments were confusingly handled - and not in a deliberately oblique way, just in a badly edited way. The best acting in the world can't save a shoddy story and script - and while individual scenes had great merit, as a complete work it was sadly crippled.

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Son Of Rambow

(dir Garth Jennings 2008)

Paramount Vantage

Journey back to the 80s in this good-natured film, a world filled with bleached highlights, dodgy pirate videos and French exchange students with asymmetrical T-shirts.

Sheltered Will (Bill Milner) isn’t allowed to watch TV at school because of his family’s strict religious views. Bad boy Lee Carter (Will Poulter) is constantly being kicked out of class. They meet in the hall outside their classrooms, where Lee bullies Will into helping him make a film to enter in Screentest (an 80s BBC film competition for kids). When it transpires that Will’s TV-less imagination has been on full throttle while he’s supposed to have been studying the bible, Lee knows he’s onto a winner, and their reworking of Rambo, Son Of Rambow, is born. The English countryside is soon filled with pint-sized Nam vets exploding things and generally battling the forces of evil.

There’s lots to enjoy here: the 80s details all feel pretty accurate, it’s affectionate, and does a good job of bringing the two outsiders together. But it never quite kicks into full throttle – there are lots of scenes, like the 6th form common room, or the Adam Buxton cameo (he shot the recent Radiohead online stuff with them, fact fans), which feel like the Hammer & Tongs team  just wanted to include them, without really thinking about their place in the film’s narrative; it’s a lot looser than it might have been.

That said, it’s always good to see a British film that avoids the costume drama/romcom track, and it’s certainly not a waste of time – more that ultimately it doesn't fully deliver on the concept's promise.

Like Be Kind Rewind, this is a film dedicated to the spirit of the VHS age, when you could stick a tape into a giant portable camera and lug it around while you filmed your adventures. But that’s almost the problem – it’s a film that talks about that moment when you first discover the power of cinema, rather than giving a new generation that moment for itself; nostalgia rather than first-hand excitement. Funny it’s coming out just before the new Rambo too.

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Death of HDDVD

With Warner Bros officially jumping ship from HD-DVD to Blu-Ray, it seems that the format war is close to an end - with HD-DVD looking likely to go the way of Betamax.

Universal and Paramount are the only big studios still supporting the format and speculation has it that Paramount has a specific clause in their contract to allow them to also leave if Warner Bros do. So there.

With movies downloading sure to become as big as music, it may be a fairly short lived victory.

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Best of 2007

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Top 5 albums
1 Radiohead - In_Rainbows
Just instantly sounded better than everything I'd heard for months - and for once in our instant preview/early release/download era, an album felt like an event.
2 Devandra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
Love the 70s laid-back vibe here, traversing rock, folk and tropicalia effortlessly.
3 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
Beyond the hipster hype, an album with something to say, and a fresh way of saying it.
4 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
Warm rock, the perfect soundtrack to a snow-bound expedition. Great solos too.
5 Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
They disappointed live, but any album that kicks off with a good 7 minutes of slow-burning driving music is a winner round these parts.

Runners Up:
Justice - +
Demented production, great inventive dance/pop that felt like it could only have been released in 2007.
Brazil 70
OK, it's a compilation of post-Tropicalia freak-outs from 70s Brazilian, but most of it was new to me this year.
Burial - Untrue
Intriguing dubstep with soul
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Bit like eating a whole chocolate cake after a while, but still great in small chunks.

Top 5 gigs
1 The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang - The O2 August 26
They still rule. Billed as the last-ever tour too, glad to have finally caught them.
2 Prince - 3121 - The O2, August 31
Unstoppable showmanship, amazing guitar, huge catalogue of hits to draw on.
3 Wilco - Shepherd's Bush Empire, May 20
Possibly even better live than on record.
4 Beastie Boys - Brixton Academy, September 4
Good to see the BBs again, still got the skills to pay the bills.
5 Black Mountain - Cargo, December 5
Great introduction to a band I'd only heard on one track before - might have been higher in this list if I'd been able to sing along more.

Also: Cornelius/Matmos - Royal Festival Hall
Laptops, psychedelia, rock-outs and pure pop. RFH refurb works too.
The Vitamin Trip reunion, Joyce Is Not Here, September, Hong Kong
Just about pulled it all together again after ten years.

Top 5 films
1 Inland Empire
Unhinged Lynch. Not sure there's anywhere for him to go after this, but it's hard to beat for showing the extremes of cinema possibility; great performance from Laura Dern too.
2 The Lives Of Others
Brutally sharp in its dissection of recent state madness, and the ways people surprise and disappoint.
3 Superbad
McLovin!
4 Knocked Up
Great way to play both sides of the romcom gender split.
5 Disturbia
Enjoyed the tight scale and execution of this MySpace generation Rear Window.

Runners Up:
2 Days In Paris
Night Of The Sunflowers
Zodiac
Smokin' Aces
The Bourne Ultimatum

Most Disappointing threequel - Shrek The Third
Sucked as much as the first two rocked.

Top 5 tracks
1 Seahorse - Devendra Banhart
2 Bodysnatchers - Radiohead
3 Dear Dead Friends - Von Südenfed
4 Keep the Car Running - Arcade Fire
5 505 - Arctic Monkeys

Plus:
Ghost Ship - Menomena
Ponytail - Panda Bear
I Got Lost - Dinosaur Jr
Tenderoni - Chromeo
Love Your Man, Love Your Woman - The Broken Family Band
Veni Vidi Vici (Diplo Mix) - Black Lips
I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance - Black Kids
Is There A Ghost? - Band Of Horses

Top 5 TV shows
1 The Wire - FX/HBO
Just gets better and better. Does it really have to be the last series next time round?
2 Heroes - Sci-Fi/BBC2/NBC
Took a while to put everything in place, but this was one of the most fun shows around this year.
3 Entourage - ITV2/HBO
Vince and the gang are on a roll.
4 Flight Of The Conchords - BBC4/HBO
Jokes? Present. Songs? Present. Something new worth quoting.
5 30 Rock, Five/NBC
Didn't think this would be as funny as it is - Alec Baldwin's timing is great.

Runners Up:
Party Animals - BBC2
Lead Balloon - BBC2
Saxondale - BBC2
Comics Britannia - BBC4
Californication - Five
Five Days - BBC2
The Sopranos - E4/HBO
South Park - Paramount/Comedy Central

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You Can't Drink Just Six!

Slusho ad (think it's something to do w Cloverfield?)

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6th Dec 2007 - Add Comment - Tweet

Cloverfield

looks like JJ Abrams is calling his new monster smash Cloverfield after all...

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Trail Mix

trailers up for Tom Cruise's kill-Hitler Nazi outing Valkyrie; Daniel Day Lewis as a whacked-out oilman in There Will Be Blood; last man on Earth Will Smith in I Am Legend; and a seasonal outing from Morgan "Supersize Me" Spurlock following the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir in What Would Jesus Buy?

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8th Nov 2007 - Add Comment - Tweet

Eddie Vedder Heads Into The Wild

Eddie Vedder's got a solo album coming out for the new Sean Penn film Into The Wild


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14th Sep 2007 - Add Comment - Tweet

I Am Iron Man!

Even though I've never read the comic, Iron Man seems like my kind of super-hero - witty, clever and semi-plausible. The official trailer is finally online and it looks great. Ozzy's vocal's don't do any harm either...

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Rock Biopics

IGN have a trailer up for Todd Haynes' upcoming Bob Dylan movie I'm Not There, and Paramount now have a decent version of the Stones movie Shine A Light.

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22nd Aug 2007 - Add Comment - Tweet

BeoWinstone!

yes, that is Ray Winstone as Beowulf

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26th Jul 2007 - Add Comment - Tweet

1-18-08

Still no title, but you can now check out the trailer for that JJ Abrams movie in mega-sized Quicktime. I'm definitely getting sucked into the vortex here...


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9th Jul 2007 - Add Comment - Tweet

I'm A Cyborg But That's OK

cute site up for the new Park Chan-Wook film, I'm A Cyborg, But That's OK. Also trailers for Danny "28 Days Later" Boyle's new sci-fi Sunshine, Mark Wahlberg's assassin thriller Shooter and Joseph "Brick" Gordon-Levitt in The Lookout


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asylum+cyborg+romantic comedy

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30th Jan 2007 - Add Comment - Tweet

Zoolander

(dir.Ben Stiller)

Paramount

I watched Zoolander last night after being constantly told how much I'd love it. It was shit. No redeeming features. If there was an option for zero stars it would get it. What's the dealio yo?

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6th Dec 2006 - 2 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

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Zodiac

trailer up for Zodiac, decent looking take on the 70s Bay Area serial killer from David Fincher, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr?


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22nd Nov 2006 - 3 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Jackass Number Two

The inventively titled Jackass Number Two is out in September, while Jackass 1.0 is on Channel 4 this Saturday (Paramount's highest grossing movie of 2002 ?!).

I know it's stupid and dangerous, but it's funny.... and has a great theme tune.


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Take a number two here.

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1st Aug 2006 - Add Comment - Tweet

MMoviestars

Alongside recording a new album ('Z', which is sounding good, and a little bit 'disco') and not turning up to play in London, My Morning Jacket also found time to make a cameo appearance in Cameron Crowe's cheesy-looking new movie Elizabethtown. The good news is they play a Southern Rock band called Ruckus, and they kick out a cover of all-time chimp favourite 7+ minute driving jam Freebird.

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12th Sep 2005 - Add Comment - Tweet