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by Eleanore Catolico

9 Oct 2009


The legacy of iconic pilot Amelia Earhart still sparks curiosity today. Amelia Earhart is now the subject of a new biopic simply entitled, Amelia, starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor. Under Mira Nair’s direction, the film traces Earhart’s (Hilary Swank) aviation milestones, all within the undercurrent of her burgeoning intimate affair with George P. Putnam (Richard Gere), a well-established publisher. Like all procedurals, the movie acts not only as emotive siphon but also history lesson. Filled with crisp tableaux and acting powerhouses, Amelia opens October 23rd in limited release.

by Faye Rasmussen

9 Oct 2009


Dashboard Confessional are giving fans the opportunity to get the best of both worlds: electric and acoustic. The band’s newest production, Alter the Ending, will be released on November 10th accompanied by a bonus disc featuring acoustic versions of the album’s twelve tracks. So whether you’re in the mood to jam out or chill out, this new album can suit either temperament.

To get a taste, check out this stream of “Belle of the Boulevard”.

 

by PopMatters Staff

9 Oct 2009


Norway’s pop sensation Ida Maria teams with the godfather of punk Iggy Pop in this video for “Oh My God”. That song title perfectly reflects how she probably felt after waking up and discovering she was on a Perez Hilton “curated” tour. Luckily, those days are over.

by Eleanore Catolico

9 Oct 2009


With every brushstroke, Rembrandt often painted an Amsterdam filled with social malaise fueled by wealth mongering at the height of the Dutch Golden Age. Documentarian Peter Greenaway scrutinizes Rembrandt’s famous genre piece, Nightwatch, as a means of forensic investigation into the country’s criminal underbelly. The movie speaks to art’s relevance as civilized society’s premier tool of education, communication, and preservation. If you can get over the visual echoes of PBS, then Rembrandt’s J’accuse is something definitely worth seeing. Rembrandt’s J’accuse opens Friday, October 21st in select theaters.

by Eleanore Catolico

9 Oct 2009


Wolfmother
Cosmic Egg
(Modular)
Releasing: 23 October

Wolfmother returns with their second studio album, Cosmic Egg, off Modular, set to come out October 23th. This is in the wake of the Australian hard rock band’s reformation: bassist/keyboardist Ian Peres, guitarist Aiden Nemeth, and drummer Dave Atkins step up as Wolfmother’s new core after the departure of original band members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett last year. Pounding guitar riffs, militant drums, and singer Andrew Stockdale’s wail drive Cosmic Egg‘s first full single, “New Moon Rising”, a rock ‘n’ roll juggernaut.  Wolfmother will tour in support of Cosmic Egg beginning this October. Watch a live performance of “New Moon Rising” and check out more of their tour dates after the jump.

SONG LIST
01 California Queen
02 New Moon Rising
03 White Feather
04 Sundial
05 In the Morning
06 10,000 Feet
07 Cosmic Egg
08 Far Away
09 Pilgrim
10 In the Castle
11 Phoenix
12 Violence of the Sun

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