Articles tagged not without a fight

Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the ‘Alien’ Saga Went Wrong

Alien was a planned B-Movie that transcended its genre, becoming the rare sequel that is neither imitation nor complete deviation. Then the saga went to hell.

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‘Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell’ Is Outstanding—Just Don’t Call It a Graphic Novel

I can’t say with certainty who today’s greatest French practitioner of the ‘Ninth Art’ is, but I can say that Jacques Tardi is the greatest I have read.

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4 May 2015 // 5:00 AM

METZ: II

METZ are a caustic antidote for a cynical world, and II burns even better going down than their defining first album.

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‘Annie’ Is a Feature-Length Native Ad, Not a Remake

At the helm of producers Jay-Z and Will Smith, Annie becomes not a tale about finding one's home, but instead a paean to personal shopping sprees and technology.

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In ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’, Women Are Property

A woman fights to keep her freedom in Thomas Hardy’s love quadrangle, rendered visually by director Thomas Vinterberg in a poised, crisp, and actor-centric film.

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Elbow - “What Time Do You Call This?” (audio)

In a special contribution for the soundtrack to the romantic comedy Man Up, the Manchester group Elbow have recorded the tune "What Time Do You Call This?", which recalls the orchestral grandeur and optimism of their megahit "One Day Like This".

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Stagecoach Is Now the World’s Biggest Country Music Festival

“I feel like country music is more popular right now than it’s ever been,” said Miranda Lambert.

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The Head - “It Ain’t Easy” (audio) (Premiere)

Atlanta trio the Head explore the relationship between Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza and his father in their latest single, "It Ain't Easy".

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Country Fried Rock: Hollis Brown Interview

New York City rock band Hollis Brown have a new album, 3 Shots, that hits the listener with collaborations including Bo Diddley and Nikki Lane.

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Blue Blood - ‘This Is the Life’ (album stream) (Premiere)

After the dissolution of his previous musical outlet, the band Gift Horse, Hunter Morris took some time away to think. What he came up with next is Blue Blood, which led to the creation of This Is the Life, which you can stream exclusively below.

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28 Apr 2015 // 11:00 AM

Driving Through a Dream with Andrew McMahon

Andrew McMahon has fronted Something Corporate, Jack's Mannequin, and now his own In the Wilderness solo project. None of it, however, beats being a brand new dad.

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Waterstrider - “Frayed” (audio) (Premiere)

Oakland, California's own Waterstrider had three days to record a tune for a new compilation by OIM Records. The catchy "Frayed" is what they came up with.

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28 Apr 2015 // 9:30 AM

Spandau Ballet Gets Its Due in ‘Soul Boys’ Documentary

Spandau Ballet launched the “New Romantics” movement in pop’s New Wave, the music that blended punk and disco and fashion and paved the way

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The Orange Peels - ‘Begin the Begone’ (album stream) (Premiere)

After narrowly avoiding a massive personal tragedy, the Orange Peels are back with their first LP since 2013's Sun Moon, Begin the Begone, which you can stream at PopMatters a week before its release.

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‘Ripper Street’ Returns to BBC America for an Unexpected Third Season

“Ripper Street,” the richly drawn, historical police drama set in 1894 Victorian London, returns on April 29 to BBC America with eight new episodes. Set among the

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Dana Sipos - “Portraits” (audio) (Premiere)

The gorgeous nocturne "Portraits" is but one of many reasons to check out the new LP by Canadian roots musician Dana Sipos, Roll Up the Night Sky.

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28 Apr 2015 // 8:00 AM

Double Take: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Look at the faces on you, ya ding-a-lings! Double Take flies over the Cuckoo's Nest this week. Medication time, everyone.

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28 Apr 2015 // 7:54 AM

Kurt Cobain Documentary Gets Emotional Reception in Seattle

The HBO film makes use of home movies from Cobain’s childhood, his time with his wife, Courtney Love, and later their infant daughter, Frances Bean. It also relies heavily on his journals, art and personal recordings.

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Paul Thomas Anderson Douses Film Noir With Bong Smoke in ‘Inherent Vice’

Throughout cinema history, there have been countless films made about detectives and stoners, but nothing has ever been quite like Inherent Vice.

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