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Female Pervert Trailer: The Latest Festival Movie Being Unfairly Likened to Girls

“No testicle is safe” is my favorite phrase in the long synopsis for Female Pervert, a new feature about to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival. “Like Lena Dunham” is my least favorite. Not because I have anything against Dunham,...Show More Summary

‘Selma’ Couldn’t Use MLK’s Real Speech Because Other Studios Own The Rights, But Here It Is

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Great Job, Internet!: “Cinematic Montage II” revels in the formula behind modern movie trailers

Modern movie trailers can get the blood pumping, but there’s an undeniable formula–or at least set of tropes–that trailer editors finesse into most blockbuster previews. Dulcet music building to an up-tempo crescendo? Check. Serious-sounding dialogue over dramatic shots of people looking concerned? Check. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Enjoy this supercut of terrible, terrible acting in VCR board games

VCR-based gaming existed in one of those strange little pockets of entertainment history when the public wanted an immersive, interactive audio-visual experience before the technology truly existed to make such an experience possible or in any way convincing. Show More Summary

Watch: Ben Aston's Haunting Short 'He Took His Skin Off For Me'

"'Is this what you want,' he asked. And I said 'yes.' So he took his skin off for me." Get ready for this. Ben Aston has premiered his short He Took His Skin Off For Me on Vimeo, after its debut at Fantastic Fest and Toronto After Dark Film Festival last year. Show More Summary

VIDEO: D Wing’s “Good 4 U”

Photo by Cayla McCrae When your press release says “Have you been taking your birth control? Good for you“, you know I’ll want to listen. In this case, it’s about a pop/R&B singkle named D. Wing, who wants to share his eclectic side along with his talents, and he has done it with his song […]

? Listen: SEENMR - DIRTY TAPES MIX 2

Now wait just a minute. I’m no clod. I know things. I know the moon is made of cheese, I know most barbers are really cobblers by trade who have had to adapt with the times, and I know I’ve already covered a mix SEENMR did for Dirty Tapes. Show More Summary

Ready To Roll: Wiz Khalifa Reveals His Pre-Show Routine

For him, there are a few basic steps that go into preparing for a successful show, some of which could be applicable to those trying to pump themselves for a big meeting or a big presentation. Here are a few.

? Listen: Zarabatana - Fogo na Carne

It’s easy to get caught up in the stunning artwork and presentation of Portuguese based label A Giant Fern. They have such a grip on what visually works, that the actual content of their tapes can be looked over if you’re not careful. Show More Summary

Watch Michael Bay Explain How He Shot ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

We can accept that Transformers: Age of Extinction is no good and at the same time take pleasure in watching Michael Bay direct his cast and crew as they perform elaborately choreographed antics for his camera. In a new ten-minute video,...Show More Summary

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1. "ARIELLE BERNSTEIN: Out of the WILD": At Indiewire, Bernstein discusses how Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild" "reimagines the female journey as an existential quest." “‘Wild,’ though still tinged with a soft Oprah self-help glow, is doing something fundamentally different—reimagining the female journey as existential quest. Show More Summary

Premiere: Ritual Howls - “Zemmoa”

Detroit three-piece Ritual Howls dropped their second album Turkish Leather on felte back in September. It’s a dark, hybrid thing, built on Morricone-esque riffs, hard-boiled lyrics, and big, crunchy drones that twist around industrial beats. Show More Summary

Parkay Quarts – “Pretty Machines” Video

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

A few months ago, sardonic New York postpunkers Parquet Courts capped off a really, really great 2014 by releasing the quickie album Content Nausea under the name Parkay Quarts. The album, a bit punchier and more casual than the great Sunbathing Animal, is still full of the sort of sidelong hooks and endlessly quotable lyrics [...]

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the series at its approachable best

Is there any game out there with more character than Monster Hunter? Capcom's series has never really enjoyed the same success over here as it has in Japan, which is a shame. It saddens me to think of all those who've missed out on all...Show More Summary

Calling young singers - Glyndebourne Academy

Singers at the 2012 Glyndebourne Academy photo credit David Illman In response to a lack of diversity amongst young singers, Glyndebourne has set up a scheme talented young singers help to pursue professional training. The Glyndebourne...Show More Summary

It Doesn't Matter That Islam Inspired the 'Charlie Hebdo' Attacks

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Social Scoreboard: Tuesday, January 13

The return of “Parks and Recreation” for its final season topped the Nielsen Twitter ratings last night. The best thing on TV last night? Probably 2 Chainz schooling “Nancy Grace” on the benefits of marijuana legalization, which worked...Show More Summary

Hollywood, You're Halfway There With Trans Representation

The 72nd annual Golden Globes aired on Sunday and showcased a Hollywood that seems to be gradually expanding the master narrative and portraying more diverse roles than ever. The two co-hosts were women (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) and...Show More Summary

Which Of These Get-Rich-Quick Schemes From ‘It’s Always Sunny’ Do You Wish Had Worked?

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