Taken by Trees East of Eden
Releasing: 8 September (US)
Victoria Bergsman releases her second album as Taken by Trees. The globe-hopping Swede has worked with the Concretes and Peter Bjorn & John as she developed her exploratory sound. Bergsman wanted to do something very different on East of Eden and record outside modern Western studios, so she trekked to Pakistan to explore her love of Pakistani music and work with Sufi musicians.
01 To Lose Someone
03 Watch the Waves
04 Greyest Love of All
05 Tidens Gång
06 Wapas Karna
07 My Boys
08 Day by Day
Michael Moore, the director of Bowling for Columbine, has done it again with Capitalism: A Love Story. Tackling the recent financial crisis and the transition from the Bush Administration and the Obama Administration, Moore ruffles more than a few feathers with this documentary.
Gamer, a film scheduled for release on September 4th, positions itself to take over the box office by promising what viewers want: blood, video games, tormented characters and dirty language. Gerard Butler stars.
Gerard Butler stars in Gamer, a film set in a not-so-distant future where a reclusive billionaire named Ken Castle has created a new form of entertainment, a game called Slayers. In it, players are allowed to act out any of their deep and dark fantasies, via the bodies of prison inmates, all in front of a live worldwide audience. Butler portrays Kable, the superstar and hero of the game, which is described as a first person shooter style that is so intense, knuckles turn white. Kable, controlled by an Simon, an adolescent celebrity known for his gaming skills, has to survive long enough to attain his freedom, as well as the freedom of his imprisoned family members. In doing so, he will have to destroy the technology which keeps him bound to the game and bring Castle and his technology to an end before it corrupts all of humanity.
Michael C. Hall co-stars as Castle, and also features Kyra Sedgwick, John Leguizamo and Amber Valletta.