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Reissue: Donnie & Joe Emerson - Dreamin' Wild

Interesting story about a pair of brothers whose father literally bet the farm on their self-produced album back in 1979... Reissue out now on Light In The Attic Records and iTunes

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29th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: The Man With Iron Fists

Kung full-on trailer for RZA's directorial debut. As you might have guessed from years of Shaw Brothers samples, it's a martial arts showdown - co-written with Eli Roth, Tarantino presents - you get the idea. Starring Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Rick Yune and David Bautista, with Grace Huang, Pam Grier, Gordon Liu.

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29th Jun 2012 - 2 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Frying Dutchman - humanERROR

A passionate anti-nuclear punk-meets-westcoast epic rant from Japanese band Frying Dutchman (via @YukaCHonda)

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29th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

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Promo Promo: Toy - Left Myself Behind

Always like a good seven minute song when it's done well. Details of the album from Toy on Heavenly in September over at the Quietus

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27th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

The Amazing Spider-Man

(dir. Marc Webb)

Decent reboot with Andrew Garfield's Spidey a skating loner at school, Emma Stone a great Gwen Stacy and Rhys Ifans as The Lizard (so-so CGI, but some nuance in character makes him a bit less cartoony than the shouty villains in the last three films). Bonus points for the Gonz poster in Peter Parker's bedroom. Denis Leary, Martin Sheen and Sally Field all add class to a film that's balanced, remembers that being Spidey is fun, has some good 3D cityscape scenes and works despite the inevitable "climb up a sky scraper and FIGHT" boss level climax. Still not quite sure we needed to see the whole "how Spidey gets his powers" origin story again, but overall it's much more enjoyable than Tobey Maguire's webslinger. BTW avoid the 25 minute fan edit of all the trailers - it is basically the whole film, very odd that they'd give away so much online.

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26th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

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CDG X Star Wars

another brand mashup there is: Comme Des Garçons have done a line of Star Wars T-shirts

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25th Jun 2012 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Mac Daddies

New Fleetwood Mac covers album on the way, organised by movie soundtrack master Randall Poster. Ranaldo and Mascis doing Albatross is a very tempting proposition. More details at Exclaim, The New Pornographers track is here on Soundcloud

1 Lee Ranaldo Band [Feat. J Mascis]: "Albatross"
2 Antony: "Landslide"
3 Trixie Whitley: "Before The Beginning"
4 Billy Gibbons & Co.: "Oh Well"
5 Best Coast: "Rhiannon"
6 The New Pornographers: "Think About Me"
7 Marianne Faithfull: "Angel"
8 Lykke Li: "Silver Springs"
9 Karen Elson: "Gold Dust Woman"
10 Matt Sweeney And Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: "Storms"
11 Washed Out: "Straight Back"
12 Tame Impala: "That's All For Everyone"
13 Craig Wedren with St. Vincent: "Sisters of the Moon"
14 The Kills: "Dreams"
15 Gardens & Villa: "Gypsy"
16 The Crystal Ark: "Tusk"
17 MGMT: "Future Games"

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20th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Dead TV (possible monitor), Phillips. Nunhead

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19th Jun 2012

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Kung Fu Jazz

an odd moment from Kung Fu: Jose Feliciano and Cannonball Adderly jamming with David Carradine. Nice Grasshopper, nice

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15th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

More Linklater Sun?

Ethan Hawke is saying that there's a third part to the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset films on the way. Can they follow up what was already a risky sequel without blowing it? And what would they call it - Before Sundown?  Would like to see more of those two, have to say. On a side note, heard good things about Julie Delpy's Two Days In New York, the sequel to her v enjoyable Two Days In Paris

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14th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

A Book Of Beards

"@justinarei ... Fighting cancer, one beard at a time."  We're no strangers to the joys of the beard here at Chimp HQ, but even our best mountain-ready full winter efforts look like Miami Vice trims compared to the dudes in this book by Justin James Muir. Inspired by a friend who had cancer, all profits go to the Leukemia and Lymphona Society

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13th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Can - The Lost Tapes

new compilation of Can rarities out on Mute 18 June; streaming at the Guardian

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12th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: HardFlip The Movie

because it's about time that skating got its own Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo

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11th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Ad Nauseum: Wes Anderson for Sony

One of the kids from Moonrise Kingdom explains how a phone works, Wes Anderson animates his thought process.

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Skate Or Die: Bones Brigade Teaser

Hawk v Hosoi! Relive one of the great 80s skating rivalries in this upcoming documentary about the legendary Bones Brigade crew from Stacy Peralta 

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10th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Wreck-It Ralph

John C Reilly voices Wreck-It Ralph, a videogame bad guy who gets bored of his job in this new cartoon feature out later in the year. Nice idea. Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer and Sarah Silverman are among the other voices, looks like lots of game baddies are in there too - Zangieff, one of Pac-Man's ghosts, Eggman etc...

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8th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century Vol III

The excellent @GoshComics have got both Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill in for a signing to celebrate the release of the final chapter in their League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen saga* London, 23 June. Here's a few preview scenes from the final part of what's best described as a loopy psychedelic mystery, bringing the Victorian adventurers (well, whoever's left in the team) into 2009 to take on a magical child, terrorists with a nuclear sub and holy war. It's been a very enjoyable read so far, and from what Kevin O'Neill says in this video, there will be more LOEG stories to come - starting with a Jenny Nemo spin-off Nemo: Heart Of Ice later in the year Didn't expect to see Driveshaft or Fur Q making a cameo...

*if for some reason you've only heard of it because of that terrible Sean Connery film, well, trust in Moore's Law: bad film adaptations = great comics

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8th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

MPFree: Clams Casino - Instrumental Mixtape Vol 2

more dreamy beats RT @clammyclams CLAMS CASINO INSTRUMENTAL MIXTAPE 2: http://www66.zippyshare.com/v/31920231/file.html

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7th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Storage 24

Noel Clarke moves beyond his 'Hood series with this sci-fi set in a storage facility. Out 29 June

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7th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Reggie Watts covers Van Halen's Panama

not sure this is what Diamond Dave meant

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7th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Django Unchained

Tarantino has a go at a western, with Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Out at Christmas

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7th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Italian Spiderman: Uncut

the whole cut of this deranged vision of Spidey from the team who went on to make Danger 5 (spotted over at Dangerous Minds)

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6th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Board To Death: Skate Moss

after the @Supreme hookup, the Kate Moss/skate crossover continues with Skate Moss from Jeff Gaudinet. Bring on the #KateMouse version

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6th Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Skate Or Die: Killian Martin - Altered Route

Riding an old waterpark in the Mojave desert like it's a crazy golf course, Killian Martin is er, killian it in this short from Brett Novak. Powered by Mercedes, tres #postskate 

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2nd Jun 2012 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

Promo Promo: Mara Carlyle - The Devil And Me

like the grammar war going on in the comments... single out July 9, Mara is playing live at The Lexington 19 June

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1st Jun 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Lay The Favourite

some kind of Vegas gambling shenanigans from Stephen Frears with Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta Jones and Joshua Jackson 

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31st May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Prometheus

(dir. Ridley Scott)

20th Century Fox

SPOILER ALERT: now in space no-one can hear you ... over the sound of that BOOMING soundtrack. 

(check the comments section for the rest of this SPOILERISH review as we can't be bothered to install any of that invisotext code here) 

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31st May 2012 - 1 comments - Add Comment - Tweet

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Promo Promo: Neneh Cherry & The Thing - Accordion

Madvillan/MF Doom number from Neneh Cherry and her avant-jazz covers project with The Thing. Here's Four-Tet's rework of her take on Suicide's Dream Baby Dream. Nice to have her back

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30th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Wrong Cops

Watch pt1 of Wrong Cops from Quentin Dupieux (aka Mr Oizo) starring Marilyn Manson and a cop who really loves his electro

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29th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Chris Ware in (awkward) Conversation

The Jimmy Corrigan / Acme Novelty Library artist talks. Reluctantly.

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28th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Skate Or Die: Kennington Bowl

Some shots from the revamped (formerly infamous) Kennington Bowl #FixToRide skate jam on Saturday, brought to you by @converse

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28th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Another storming set from @whitedenimmusic at the Forum, London

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26th May 2012

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Bill Murray Introduces Moonrise Kingdom

living la vida loca, with a little bit of rum inside him... 

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25th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Breaking Bad, Mad Men & Luck in the same room

Interesting GQ piece with showrunners Matthew Weiner, Vince Gilligan and David Milch talking TV, the writer's room and Bryan Cranston in his underwear

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25th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Dark Horse

It's the turn of patient parents Mia Farrow and Christopher Walken to deal with a manchild who won't move out in this War Horse sequel from Todd Solonz 

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24th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Holy Motors

This year's obligatory divisive Cannes entry comes from Leos Carax, and stars Denis Lavant, Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue

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24th May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Pitchfork TV: Frames

interesting new development from Pitchfork TV: an animated indie series. First up - "Carrie Brownstein tells stories of Sleater-Kinney partying with the White Stripes - and Wild Flag partying with furries"

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23rd May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Leap Motion

want to play Angry Birds in a Minority Report style? Leap Motion might be the answer

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23rd May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Moogle

today's Google Doodle is a playable tribute to Moog legend Robert Moog - who would have been 78 today

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23rd May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Safety Not Guaranteed

Love a good riff on time travel, and this Sundance comedy looks promising. With Aubrey "the sarky one from Parks And Rec" Plaza and Jake "that dude from New Girl" Johnson. Like the set up - three magazine reporters decide to investigate this ad:

"Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You'll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before." 

More on the inspiration - a real life ad - here

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22nd May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

Trailer Park: Neil Young - Journeys

Jonathan Demme directs, Neil Young takes a drive

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22nd May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet

RIP Robin Gibb

love the simple neon-at-night look of this one

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21st May 2012 - Add Comment - Tweet