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by Devin Mainville

25 Oct 2010


After the success of original programs like Mad Men and Breaking Bad, AMC is trying its hand at a new television genre; horror. Their newest program, The Walking Dead, centers around motley band of humans, the only survivors after an apocalypse that has left the world ridden with zombies. We follow this group, lead by county sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), through the events following the apocalypse as they continue their fight to survive. AMC describes the show as “an epic, edge of your seat drama where personal struggles are magnified against a back drop of moment-to-moment survival.”

The show, which will premiere with a 90-minute episode Halloween night (Oct. 31, 10 EST/9 CST), is based on the popular comic book series by Robert Kirkman and is not only a great departure from the character driven dramas on AMC, but from shows across the channels. Yet, as vampire everything becomes more popular it was only a matter of time until other scary movie staples got their moments on the small screen and if AMC has proven anything, it’s that they know a good show when they see one.

by J.C. Sciaccotta

25 Oct 2010


The Coen Brothers return this Christmas with their take on True Grit, Charles Portis’ 1968 western novel. Of course, the book was already adapted into a 1969 star-vehicle for John Wayne, but judging by this trailer, the Coens’ version promises to be darker in tone. The role of Rooster Cogburn is filled out by Jeff Bridges, making this his first collaboration with the Coens since the Big Lebowski. It also stars Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld as Mattie Ross.

by Jessy Krupa

22 Oct 2010


The nominees for the 2011 Grammys won’t be announced until December 1st, on a glitzy CBS TV special similar to last year’s event. However, industry insiders and general music fans are buzzing about a rumored “entry list” that was leaked to a public website.

Before a song can be nominated, the record label behind it has to submit it to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for consideration. Therefore, the submission list that was posted online has to contain the year’s nominees.

This is a look at likely contenders for the Song of the Year, which is a composer/songwriter’s award. While we can safely assume that submissions like Miley Cyrus’ “Can’t Be Tamed” and Ludacris featuring Nicki Minaj’s “My Chick Bad” are a long shot, remember last year’s winner was Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”.

by PopMatters Staff

22 Oct 2010


Modeselektor’s new record Modeselektion Vol. 01 releases 9 November in the US and on 5 November everywhere else. Berlin’s Monkeytown Records created this video to preview the new release.

by Thomas Britt

21 Oct 2010


I had the pleasure to participate in the 6th Annual Tucson Film & Music Festival, which wrapped up last week. The festival program offered an impressive variety of short and feature-length selections, including several state, regional, and world premieres.

As the festival name suggests, many of these works blended film and music. Among the more lyrical documentaries were Nicholas Kleczewski’s On a Carousel of Sound, We Go Round, about the touring and recording experiences of band The Snake the Cross the Crown, and Gianfranco Firriolo’s La faccia della terra (The Face of the Earth), which features Italian musician Vinicio Capossela and Calexico.

On a Carousel of Sound, We Go Round:

La faccia della terra (The Face of the Earth):

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