Olafur Arnalds’ latest “This Place Was a Shelter”

January 22, 2013

From the forthcoming album For Now I Am Winter, set for release on the 25th February via Mercury Classics.

Iggy Pop and Hawk and a Hacksaw do a sea chanty

January 22, 2013

Off the off the highly anticipated Hal Willner produced Son of Rogues Gallery. More here.

Red 2 teaser trailer

January 21, 2013

Radcliffe conjures brave new role as gay poet

January 21, 2013

By David Germain of the Associated Press PARK CITY, Utah — Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t mind hearing that schoolgirls were staking him out at the Sundance Film Festival, hoping for a Harry Potter sighting. In fact, Radcliffe is happy if his …

Stan Musial est mort

January 20, 2013

I was born a baseball fan; as such, one of my first distinct and unequivocal memories is about a visit to the game’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. It was 1962, a fact I confirmed in my mind long …

Tommy Durham can sue me if he wants to …

January 18, 2013

But I intend on repurposing this forever. See the whole strip here.

The inspiration behind the Broken City soundtrack

January 18, 2013

I can’t believe I’m doing two Broken City posts. But composer Atticus Ross is sharing his musical inspiration behind the soundtrack for Broken City. Ross, who worked with Trent Reznor on the Oscar-winning score for The Social Network, and wrote …

Even Wahlberg and Crowe can’t fix Broken City

January 18, 2013

Broken City Grade: 75 Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Alona Tal, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Martinez Director: Allen Hughes Rating:R, for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence Running time: 109 minutes By Lisa Kennedy in The Denver Post …

Laura Dern’s Amy on Enlightened is a bundle of contradictions

January 16, 2013

Note from the monkey: Enlightened is one of the few TV shows we follow. And the first season will be available on DVD next week. Enlightened When: 9:30 p.m. EST Sundays Where: HBO Rating: TV-MA (may be unsuitable for children …

The Crack-ups: Kerouac and Waugh, Soul Mates in Madness

January 16, 2013

Slate: Kerouac and Waugh, Soul Mates in Madness By James Parker in Slate In the corner of the afterlife where they keep the Catholic alcoholic geniuses, Jack Kerouac and Evelyn Waugh are having a lovely time together – patting back …