Cheree Franco’s Little Rock Film Festival roundup

May 23, 2013

Monkey note: I was going to write about the festival in this week’s MovieStyle, unfortunately (?) we had too much stuff to cram in. Maybe I’ll get around to it next week. Or maybe I’ll put my own thoughts down …

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

May 22, 2013

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will release their forthcoming self-titled third studio album in the U.S. and Canada on July 23rd via Community Music and everywhere else on July 29th. “These songs mean everything to me,” said frontman Alex …

The Pastels, “Check My Heart”

May 21, 2013

The Pastels are set to release Slow Summits on May 28th via Domino Records. This is the band’s first proper full-length since 1997. (I was wondering where they’d been.) Slow Summits can be exclusively streamed now over at Pitchfork Advance. …

Before there was I Ain’t In It For My Health

May 21, 2013

This is the Jacob Hatley-directed promotional video that led to his shooting Ain’t In It For My Health, which opens in Arkansas Friday, after screening at the Little Rock Film Festival last week.

Get the Flameing Daeth Feairies out of here …

May 18, 2013

and on tour. Another Kickstarter campaign we like. Remember, don’t give your money to rich people on Kickstarter, give it to weird people on Kickstarter. And now, we’re going back to the Little Rock Film Festival.

“Surrender” — the Saturday morning country cover

May 18, 2013

SoLost on the set of Jeff Nichols’ Mud

May 17, 2013

By now, you probably know the drill. Some of our favorite people here.

KUAR’s Chris Hickey investigates what’s going on in Southern regional cinema

May 17, 2013

A very solid report. Someone should write a book.

Hating Breitbart

May 17, 2013

Hating Breitbart Grade: 83 Cast: Documentary Director: Andrew Marcus Rating: PG-13, for language Running time: 92 minutes On one level, Andrew Marcus’ sporadically entertaining Hating Breitbart isn’t really much of a movie. It’s an uncritical, fawning valentine to the late …

Star Trek Into Darkness doesn’t suck

May 16, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Grade:87 Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Karl Urban, Bruce Greenwood Director: J.J. Abrams Rated: PG-13, for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence Running time: 132 minutes By Ty Burr …