As video-on-demand continues to become the preferred route of distribution for a certain kind of independent film, much is being made of Nicolas Cage's willingness to slum for a paycheck, with recent examples including already-forgotten, small-screen-friendly items like Seeking Justice, Trespass, St ... More >>
Last week, actor and LSD-enthusiast Shia LaBeouf and synth-pop duo Future Unlimited debuted the gloomy video for "Haunted Love" directed by none other than everyone's favorite Michael Bay leading man. LaBeouf has had many an odd foray into music video. From a thirty-minute musical of interpretive da ... More >>
The perennial worst director is gunning for the bastards -- and respect
I remember one of the most exciting moments from last year's SXSW. I was walking out of my hotel and I heard the familiar strains of an iconic bassline rumbling across the avenue toward me like the vapor trail of a picnic beckoning to a cartoon wolf. "Wait, is that... Snoop Dogg?" I thought. Bad ass ... More >>
Dedicated to the abstract and the ass-kicking
When will Rick Ross stop improving? All bets are currently off, because right nowas in right this very moment, in the immediate aftermath of Rich ForeverRick Ross is the best rapper alive. Not too long ago, he was arguably the worst. Lots of other rappers have made The Leap from ... More >>
Just how awkward will the awkwardly staged moment between Kanye West and Taylor Swift be? Will Eminem deign to smile? Which uncomfortable pop star will B.o.B choose to bring up on stage with him? And how will your hosts, Pitchfork's Ryan Dombal and eMusic's Sean Fennessey, make it to midnight withou ... More >>
Disney and Bruckheimer, blockbuster bros, rewrite history
No Age's week beats your year. Last Tuesday, the duo of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Spunt released their new Losing Feeling EP on Sub Pop. They also lined up four shows in the five boroughs that are so random and far-flung as to appear the work of four different bands. Tonight, t ... More >>
Robert Downey Jr.'s comic-book hero a thing to marvel
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