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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – Shut Up And Play The Hits

15 Sep

Title: Shut Up and Play the Hits
Year: 2012
Directors: Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace
Starring: James Murphy, Nancy Whang, Tyler Pope, Pat Mahoney, Gavin Russom, Al Doyle, Chuck Klosterman
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Runtime: 108 min
IMDb Rating: 6.4
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 72

I was a huge, huge fan of LCD Soundsystem, the New York-based dance-punk band from the genius that is James Murphy. I have their entire discography on my iPod, and their third and final album, 2010’s ‘This Is Happening’, was one of the musical highlights of that year for me. So you’d be correct to assume that I was super sad when, in February of 2011, the band posted a statement on their website that said they’d be calling it quits, disbanding after a farewell concert to take place at Madison Square Garden that April. By all accounts that was the most epic farewell show one could hope for, clocking in at almost four hours, one of those concerts you seriously wish you could have been present at.

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