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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.

by Andy Edelstein / Newsday (MCT)

30 Mar 2010


With April Fool’s Day arriving Thursday, it’s only right that we take a look at the five most foolish things we’ve seen on TV this season.

The Jay Leno Show (and NBC’s decision to eliminate 10 p.m. ET dramas) — No need to elaborate — this may actually go down as the most foolish decision in network-TV history.

by Sean Murphy

30 Mar 2010


Oh no she didn’t…

Oh yes she did.

This one is going to generate some serious discussion, methinks. (You can go directly to Badu’s official site @ www.erykahbadu.com/ to see her new video, about which you may have already heard some noise.)

Shameless self-promotion or audacious creative experiment? A bit of both? It is undeniably bold. The simple act of a woman (much less a black woman) slowly stripping as she strolls through Daley Plaza is political. And provocative. My first take is that this video is neither as visionary as some will claim, nor is it as outlandish (or offensive) as many of the predictable suspects will insist. Badu is about to get a bunch of people talking, and it’s hard to argue that’s ever a bad thing.

Thoughts?

by Jessy Krupa

30 Mar 2010


Paul McCartney finished his somewhat unofficial “Good Evening” concert tours a couple of months ago, but his fans have spent that time speculating about what songs he would perform for his next concert tour. Last night, the rumors were put to a rest as the first night of the “Up and Coming” tour went underway at Phoenix, Arizona’s Jobing arena.

Thirty-six songs were performed, ranging from the Beatles’1963 hit “All My Loving” to last year’s Emmy nominated “(I Want To) Come Home”. Though most of set list was identical to that of the previous tour, some of his newer solo tunes, like “Only Mama Knows” and ”Flaming Pie” got cut along with some Beatles classics, like “Drive My Car” and “I Saw Her Standing There”. Those songs were replaced by well-loved Wings gems like “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five” and “Venus and Mars/Rockshow”.

by PopMatters Staff

29 Mar 2010


Dum Dum Girls
I Will Be
(Sub Pop)
Releasing: 30 March

1960s girl pop stages a resurrection with the 30-minute, 11-song debut album of the Dum Dum Girls.

SONG LIST
01 It Only Takes One Night
02 Bhang Bhang, I’m a Burnout
03 Oh Mein M
04 Jail La La
05 Rest of Our Lives
06 Yours Alone
07 Blank Girl
08 I Will Be
09 Lines Her Eyes
10 Everybody’s Out
11 Baby Don’t Go

“Jail La La” [MP3]
     

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