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by Martin Zeller-Jacques

4 Apr 2011


Joss Whedon once claimed that he and his friends loved shows like Dawson’s Creek and Party of Five but that they really didn’t have enough rocket launchers or people kicking each other in the face – something that explains a lot of the unique pleasure of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Fans of Whedon’s style of action-heavy teen angst might also want to take a chance on the upcoming Aussie action spectacular, Tomorrow, When the War Began.

Based upon the book of the same name by John Marsden, a popular novel for teens and common set text in Australian schools, the film is the first of a planned trilogy of Australian-made action blockbusters.  Already out in the Antipodes, it’s been garnering praise from fans of the novel and a generally positive critical reception, but in the UK we’ll have to wait until April 8th for our fix of meaningful teen bonding and hardcore ass-kicking.

by Allison Taich

1 Apr 2011


PBS original series Live from the Artists Den premieres its third season on public TV April 1, 2011. The show features intimate and unique performances by a spectrum of musicians in extraordinary settings. Season three features Robert Plant, Ray LaMontagne, Elvis Costello, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and more. Check your local listings for details on channels and times. In the mean time enjoy this chilling sneak peak of Ray LaMontage live at the Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, TX. Full schedule after the jump.

by PopMatters Staff

1 Apr 2011


We love Duran Duran’s 13th album All You Need Is Now and so does Jimmy Fallon. The British new wavers played Fallon’s show last night spotlighting “Leave a Light On” from the new record.

by Timothy Gabriele

31 Mar 2011


“B is for Boss”, Spoek Mathambo says, bragging is of his following, but this highly distubring video depicts a loner not a leader. The would-be martyr of the narrative looks like he copped his haircut from Jeffrey Combs’s character in The Frighteners and dresses like Ian Curtis if he was a devout Mormon. The hook, on the other hand, is catchy as hell, though it’s certainly nothing that couldn’t have been put out 15 years or so ago.

by Jessy Krupa

31 Mar 2011


October 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was full of big releases and a lot of insider knowledge about our favourite musicians.

To honor what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday, most of his albums were remastered and re-released both individually and in the limited edition Signature Box set. Also made available were two compilation albums, Power to the People: The Hits and Gimmie Some Truth, and Double Fantasy: Stripped Down, which contained alternate mixes and takes on the original 1980 album.

 
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