Ok, “girl power” is not new territory for Barrymore, and it is nice to see her breaking into the directorial boys club, but after a career-altering performance in Grey Gardens, this is what she has to offer? It looks fun, the politics look safe, and hopefully it will probably make her a lot of money to parlay into future endeavors, but everything about this looks stale and aimed toward the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants crowd. But it is Drew Barrymore and she can be extremely charming. I’m torn.
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Carey Mulligan is getting buzz already as a favorite for Best Actress for her work in this Brit coming of age tale. And Peter Sarsgaard’s dodgy English accent aside, the supporting cast looks killer: Cara Seymour, Olivia Williams, Dominic Cooper, Rosemund Pike, Sally Hawkins, the dynamic Emma Thompson and the always-underrated Alfred Molina (what does this man need to do to get an Oscar nom?). This is a real no-brainer: essential fall cinema.
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Releasing: 18 August 2008 (US) / 17 August 2009 (UK)
01 Cream Dream (Featuring Gruff Rhys)
02 Audacity of Huge (Featuring Chris Keating)
03 10000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong
04 Cruel Intentions (Featuring Beth Ditto)
05 Off the Map (Featuring Jamie Lidell)
07 Bad Blood (Featuring Alexis Taylor)
08 Turn Up the Dial (Featuring Young Fathers)
10 Pinball (Featuring Telepathe)
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The ubiquitous Wilco played another TV date, this time with indie chanteuse Feist.
Japandroids is racking up a multitude of accolades. Back in June PopMatters’ Scott Hreha said of Post-Nothing, which is getting an August 4th re-release, that “sonically, the band falls somewhere between forebears like No Age and Death from Above 1979—virile combination of passion and grandiosity that sounds much larger than the guitar/drums instrumentation implies.” Japandroids stopped by the Tripwire to play “I Quit Girls”.
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