Indie releases tend to thrive during the months when the multiplexes get dumber — in other words, every month until October, when big studios start putting their muscle behind intelligent Oscar contenders and act like that’s the kind of stuff they’re turning out all year. Point is, our indie preview is a little thinner than usual this month, since quieter movies are basically gunning for the same audiences as your Zero Dark Thirtys and Life of Pis and so on, but there are a few small releases worth tracking down. We’ll run them down for you after the jump. … Read More
Whether or not JOHNNY CASH stand-in JOAQUIN PHOENIX goes through with his half-baked plan to become a real rocker, someone needs to take a stand against celeb vanity bands (KEANU and BILLY BOB were bad enough, but now CBS dinosaur BOB SCHIEFFER is getting in on the action!).
Of course their sons and daughters are another thing entirely; it turns out some of them are actually pretty awesome.
After the jump, we take an in-depth look at four budding Hollywood-baby bands — none of whom were on this horrible MTV show — including the daughter of a pet detective, a National Treasure’s evil offspring, a punk squawker with a history of violence, and the Sundance regular’s kid. … Read More