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by PopMatters Staff

12 Jun 2009


Whatever Works
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Larry David, Ed Begley Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood
Opening: 19 June 2009
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Sony has just released four clips from the upcoming Woody Allen film starring Larry David.

 

Plot summary: An eccentric New Yorker played by Larry David abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south and her family and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. Run time: 92 minutes. Rated: PG-13 [Sony Pictures Classics]

by Sarah Zupko

11 Jun 2009


Rancid released a great new album last week, full of precisely the sort of smart, politically aware lyrics these recessionary times call for. The band also rocked the house this week on The Tonight Show.

by Joe Tacopino

11 Jun 2009


Pure Magic. Vanderslice + Magik*Magik Orchestra perform a song off his stellar new album.

by Sarah Zupko

11 Jun 2009


Mos Def joined up with the Roots for a live version of “Casa Bey” on Jimmy Fallon’s show this week. Andrew Martin says of Mos Def’s newest album, “The Ecstatic feels like the album Mos has always wanted and intended to make. It’s experimental and progressive without being too left-field and isolating. It’s hip-hop without being a photocopy of what he’s released in the past. Simply put, it’s Mos being Mos: Equal parts oddball and genius, even with his flaws.”

by Sarah Zupko

11 Jun 2009


Logan is the talent behind the recent, striking Apple silhouettes campaign and the company also has its feet in music videos, as in this latest one from N.A.S.A., a visually compelling, video game-influenced mélange featuring the art of the Date Farmers.

(via Pitchfork TV)

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