1. Vulture is exclusively reporting that Adam Sandler is in talks to replace Mark Wahlberg in Three Mississippi, a comedy about “two rival families who have an annual tackle football game at Thanksgiving” that already stars Will Ferrell.
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We raved earlier this week about how much we’ve been enjoying Nootropics, the new album from Lower Dens. The record’s out this week, and should definitely be on the shopping list for anyone with ears. It’s also the latest of many excellent records to come out of the ultra-fertile city of Baltimore in recent years — we don’t generally buy into city-based hype, but it’s clear there’s something good happening down on the Maryland coast, and has been for quite some time. So with a bit of help from our resident Baltimore music expert, we’ve compiled a list of the best Baltimore bands right now — suggestions are, as ever, welcome. And no, Good Charlotte are not included.
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Whether a bombastic symphonic score or a collection of pop hits, we generally know what’s in store when we settle in for a night of watching movies. Some of the most rewarding cinematic experiences, however, come from cases where our soundtrack expectations are upended. Often, this can come from an unlikely marriage of songs to image; at other times, the choice of composer might fall outside of the expected pool. What follows is a list of ten films whose soundtracks don’t behave expected — and are all the more memorable for it.
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1. Today in real headlines that read like Onion headlines, Shia LaBeouf is making a documentary about Marilyn Manson. In an interview on Live with Regis and Kelly, LaBeouf he described their meeting: “He lives in West Hollywood above a liquor store. There’s no lights in the room. And there’s sort of these big metal doors… Read More
If your day isn’t turning out quite as trippy as you’d like it to, we’ve got the perfect solution: “Believer,” a new stop motion animation by Jen Stark, a Miami-based artist primarily known for her intricate paper sculptures, with music by Dan Deacon. The video will be on display as part of Stark’s two-person show Double Rainbow Rainbow, which opens tonight at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. Click through to check it out, along with a few of Stark’s other, equally mind altering pieces that will be on display.
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Today at Flavorpill, we were excited to hear that The Adventures of Tintin will soon be coming to DVD. We wondered why the Portuguese translations of Judd Apatow’s movie titles are so much funnier than the films themselves (for example, Superbad = Superguys Who Play Hooky). We loved this take on … Read More
One of them is an Academy Award-winning director whose films are constantly ranked among the best movies of all time. The other is a musician with big, goofy glasses and a fondness of Fred Flintstone T-shirts who knows how to get a basement party started. What could the latter, Dan Deacon, possibly be doing scoring… Read More
Last weekend in Baltimore, the city’s young and energetic population was treated to Whartscape, the annual independent music festival put on by Dan Deacon‘s multi-disiplinary crew Wham City. Lacking the huge lines and other inconveniences that usually characterize similar Brooklyn events, Whartscape was a refreshingly stress-free weekend in what was essentially a parking lot with some very clever stage setups (the smaller stage was literally in an alley). Sunday’s performances, which included Beach House, Future Islands, and Celebration were unfortunately delayed and moved inside because of rain, leaving us New York-bound and wanting more. But that didn’t stop us from getting some excellent video footage of the festival. Check out our two-minute Whartscape roundup, featuring music by Smart Growth, after the jump.
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Despite the hurricane-grade rain that lashed San Francisco earlier in the week, Day 1 of the third annual Treasure Island Music Festival dawned sunny and warm. Dan Deacon, joined onstage by a raucous crew of musicians and eccentrically-costumed dancers, led a demented carnival of a show that concluded with lines of fans dancing through each others tented… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we searched for cartoons with Dan Deacon. We ogled the poster for the final season of Lost. We discovered just how much Arcade Fire’s Funeral had to do with Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are. We celebrated Madonna. We agreed with this list of music’s greatest… Read More