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by William Carl Ferleman

12 Jan 2011


English songstress Amy Winehouse performed in Brazil on 8 January. Footage has appeared from her live set—she plays a festive cover of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (no, not the Green Day track) and “Just Friends”, among others. Winehouse appears quite loose and, simultaneously, skillful, for the most part.  She’s set to release a new album this year, too. Not a bad start, dear. It’s jumpy footage, but you get the idea.

 

by Stephen Rowland

11 Jan 2011


The wildly eclectic Bavarian, my personal favorite of all film directors, Werner Herzog will be releasing a new documentary in 2011. It is called Caves of Forgotten Dreams and has already wowed audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival, screened before a nonchalant Herzog had even seen the finished product.

And yes, it’s in 3D.

The film concerns the recently discovered Chauvet cave system in Southern France, which has never been filmed before, and was decorated with cave drawings 35,000 years ago—the oldest known to man.

IFC has picked the film up for theatrical distribution in the United States, and it will also be airing on the History Channels. I’ll keep you informed of the release dates once I’m privy to them!

by Eric Allen Been

11 Jan 2011


Hip-hop instrumentalist RJD2 kicked off 2011 by dropping The Glow Remixes EP, a three-track digital release that can be downloaded for free at the website for his label, RJ’s Electrical Connections.

The EP features various takes on the track “Glow” (from his 2010 album Colossus), along with the original video for the song. Chicago DJ duo Flosstradamus kick off the release, morphing the track into a dancefloor-ready romp. Next in line is fan-selected remix contest winner Paolo Palazzo and capping off the EP id a mid-temp club remix by UK producer Candy Panther.

The tracklisting for the EP and RJD2 upcoming tour dates are listed below.

by Stephen Rowland

11 Jan 2011


Paul Thomas Anderson’s follow-up to his brilliant There Will Be Blood was to be an original tale of a fictional religious organization entitled The Master, starring Anderson mainstay Philip Seymour Hoffman (who has been featured in four of his five films). Hoffman said, back in September 2010, “I don’t have any new information [about The Master]. I really mean that, I’m not being obtuse. I don’t quite know what that is at the moment, but hopefully I will and hopefully I’ll be part of something soon. It would be great to work with him again.”

The current status of said film is “postponed indefinitely”.

However, a new rumor has surfaced that Anderson is adapting Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice, to star Robert Downey, Jr. as a pot-smoking private eye. This information came out in early December 2010, and nothing has been confirmed.

Thus, Anderson is keeping his fans in the dark; yet, when he’s done that in the past, the resulting films have always been extraordinary.

by Eric Allen Been

11 Jan 2011


Kanye West and Jay-Z premiered “H.A.M.”, the first single off their forthcoming joint album Watch the Thrones, around midnight today on Facebook. The full LP is expected to drop on March 01, 2011.

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