June 2007

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In a followup to his very funny video The Landlord Will Ferrell plays a man accused of murder. When he refuses to confess, the cops bring in their most dangerous weapon…

Here’s the first picture from uber-quirky director Spike Jonze’s big-screen adaptation of Maurice Sendek’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are:

First Picture from Spike Jonze’s Adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are

The movie’s due out October 3rd in the US.

Via MTVMovieBlog

I have to admit that I’ve always been a much bigger fan of the idea of Ryan Adams than his music. Sure, there have been songs here and there that I’ve dug, but in general I appreciate his music more than I actually enjoy it. That seems to have changed with the release of his latest album, Easy Tiger. I picked it up on Tuesday and have already listened to it several times. I think I’m hooked. So here’s a performance of one of the tracks from the album, “These Girls”, though a considerably different version than the one on the album.

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Wanna feel old? Here’s the baby from the cover of Nirvana’s classic album Nevermind:

The Baby from Nirvana’s Nevermind, all grown up

Yep, the album came out 16 years ago. Ugh.

Meh. Would have been more exciting about 10 years ago. Though Spider Pig made me chuckle…

Andrew Bird
I have no idea what he’s like in the rest of his life, but musically Andrew Bird is a strange dude. This former auxiliary member of Squirrel Nut Zippers is a classically trained violinist and world-class whistler. He’s also a looper, using delay effects to overdub multiple layers of music in a live performance. But what sets him apart from other musicians is the elegant eccentricity he uses to put all of his talents together.
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Evan Almighty starring Steve Carell and Lauren Graham

If you’ve seen the trailer for Evan Almighty then you know the basic gist: Evan Baxter (the ass clown newscaster from Bruce Almighty becomes a congressman, moves to Virginia, talks to God, and builds an ark. Baxter, played by The Office and 40 Year Old Virgin’s Steve Carell, becomes a modern-day Noah, gathering two of every animal in preparation for a flood. Along the way he must overcome the skepticism of his family and colleagues.
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Mythbusters is one of the coolest shows on TV today. If you’re not familiar with it, the basic concept is that a team of very smart people put urban legends and other myths to the test and label them Confirmed, Plausible, or Busted. Mythbusters Results is a site dedicated to tracking the results of each myth they’ve tested. It makes for a pretty cool repository of knowledge.

Kill Bill
The general public will finally get to see Quentin Tarantino’s epic masterpiece Kill Bill as it was originally conceived: as one long asskicking movie. Amazon is now listing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, a 247 minute DVD coming out November 6. w00t!

Via Cinematical

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones in the fourth Indy movie

As much as I think they should have just left the series off at Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade I have to admit seeing this picture gets me excited for the fourth installment. Damn you Spielberg!

via If It’s Movies

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