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by Arnold Pan

31 Mar 2010


LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening
(DFA/Virgin)
Releasing: 18 May

Leaked from the much-anticipated new LCD Soundsystem album, This Is Happening, “Drunk Girls” has been burning up the Internet since the weekend. If this track and a snippet of another new song “Pow Pow” are any indication, the new album finds James Murphy and co. no worse for wear, despite what was apparently a grueling recording/producing process for Murphy and rumors of uncertainty over the band’s long-term future. “Drunk Girls” is the kind of hybrid electro-punk single you’d expect from LCD, something in between a boozy booty-shaking anthem for chin-stroking indies and some subliminal braininess for the clubbing set.

SONG LIST
01 Dance Yrself Clean

02 Drunk Girls
03 One Touch

04 All I Want

05 Change 

06 Hit 

07 Pow Pow

08 Somebody’s Calling Me 

09 What You Need

by Jessy Krupa

31 Mar 2010


In the beginning of this week’s episode, Sarah met one of her daughter’s teachers, Mr. Cyr (Joan of Arcadia’s Jason Ritter). After borrowing some nicotine gum, he mentioned Amber was one of his best students and raved about a book report she wrote. Later on, she discovered that Amber plagiarized the report that she wrote on the same book when she was in high school. Furiously declaring that she “ran out of punishments in Fresno”, Sarah then went to tell Mr. Cyr what happened. After she heard him speak so admirably about a report that her own teacher once lambasted and offer Amber a letter of recommendation for college, however, Sarah changed her mind. She did demand that Amber rewrite her report and “not let us down”, though.

Meanwhile, Julia dealt with a different problem with her daughter. Sydney has been playing with Racquel’s equally obnoxious daughter, Harmony, who won’t let her be the princess. Instead, she’s always picked to play the servant, the maid, or the cook. (I, for one, dealt with a similar problem when I was her age. Being of an independent spirit, I solved that by hanging out with the boys instead.) Anyways, Julia’s plan to get Sydney to stand up for herself backfired. Does this mean they will address Racquel and Harmony’s snobbishness in another episode?

by John Lindstedt

31 Mar 2010


Jetpack Jackass is a simple but addictive Flash game in the spirit of such mobile gaming favorites as Papi Jump and Doodle Jump. You play as Sam, the titular jackass, as you try to maneuver your way through the sky on using the awesome jetpack you invented to prove your girlfriend she was wrong.

The controls are basic and easy to use: guide Sam with the cursor, trying to get him to land and bounce off platforms and explosive items until you reach the top (or your new personal best). Just play it. It’s…. satisfying. The background music is “You’re the Best”, from The Karate Kid, just in case you needed one more reason to play.

by Rafer Guzmán / Newsday (MCT)

30 Mar 2010


The raunchy new comedy “Hot Tub Time Machine” isn’t exactly going for scientific accuracy: The key ingredient that allows the characters to journey through the space-time continuum turns out to be a can of Red Bull-style energy drink.

But time travel, no matter how seriously or comedically portrayed, never loses its power over our imaginations. It’s a device that allows us to break the most basic law of life: What’s done is done. Of course, sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn’t. Here are 10 time-travel movies, ranked from the most realistic to the most ridiculous — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

 

1. PRIMER (2004)
PLOT: In a Texas suburb, two engineers accidentally create a time-travel device. Their first thought: stock market! Their next thought: everything else.

TWO-TIMING: In this low-budget but highly complex film, the heroes create doubles of themselves in a temporary, temporal loop. In other words: mind-boggling.

by John Lindstedt

30 Mar 2010


In the globe trotting action-comedy Knight and Day, James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma,Walk the Line) directs tabloid institutions Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in their first film together since 2001’s Vanilla Sky. The trailer hints at a summer blockbuster that’s competently constructed, if not ultimately disposable. The action scenes look pretty eye popping, but one wouldn’t be off base in doubting whether the “comedy” part of the formula really delivers. It doesn’t really matter though, as there seems to be enough going on in the film to satisfy every demographic at some point.

It remains to be seen, however, whether Cruise can still draw an audience after tepid responses to Valkyrie and Lions For Lambs. But since the release date was pushed up to June 25 to avoid competing with The Last Airbender, I’d probably bet on it.

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