“Yeah, I come down to Dunkin’ every day,” he said. “Grab a cruller, have an extra large, three Parliaments, take a big dump, that’s kind of the routine.” … [Read more...] about Casey Affleck trashes a Dunkin’ Donuts in hilarious
Performing before two sideways-turned computer monitors playing what looked like found footage of a home invasion, the group proved to be possibly the only band in existence capable of starting a mosh pit at an NPR event. They also might be the only band in existence whose “Related Artists” section on Spotify includes Shabazz Palaces and Liturgy. It was like a caustic nightmare – a menacingly tattooed MC Ride shrieking into the mic, convincing himself and the audience that he’s a f—ing demon, and Zach Hill nearly leaping into the crowd from his drum kit. Yet it was also sickeningly fun, so much so that Arone Dyer, Buke and Gase’s tiny singer, joined the violence in the pit. When they played “Get Got,” the ferociously glitchy lead track off of The Money Store, the place almost rioted – a moment that, for me, was simultaneously terrifying and life-affirming. … [Read more...] about 5 great indie discoveries from the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City
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The movie’s joke is easy, but it’s still clever. Laird is a maniac, half-punk and half-hippie, prone to f-bombs and impulse-buy back tattoos. Ned should hate Laird because he’s a bad influence. But modern society calls Laird a genius and puts him on magazine covers. He’s an entrepreneur; he’s pals with Elon Musk; he met Stephanie when Stanford invited him to speak. And by golly, he’s rich. For dinner, he hires “the cute one from Top Chef” to create a one-night-only Fleming-themed pop-up restaurant. He builds Ned bespoke bowling lanes. He has a smarthouse A.I. voiced by Kaley Cuoco, though my fan theory is that he actually just trapped Cuoco in his walls. He throws a party and invites his entrepreneur friends, including the brother-sister tycoons (Andrew Rannells and Casey Wilson) who run the digital company putting analog Ned out of business. Director John Hamburg co-wrote the Meet the Parents trilogy; consider this Meet the Disruptors. … [Read more...] about Why Him?
The film starts with some mediocre special effects of a spaceship called Avalon slicing through meteor showers on its way to Homeland II—”the jewel of the Occupied Worlds.” There are 258 crewmembers and 5,000 passengers aboard. The ship is damaged and while it’s trying to repair itself, one hibernation pod flickers its lights on. It belongs to Pratt’s Jim Preston. Groggy and confused, this hunky mechanic slowly awakens. But where are the others? Jim realizes his fate and goes through the various stages of grief, depression, and montage-friendly hedonism that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen The Last Man On Earth (or a hundred other sci-fi end-of-the-world castaway yarns). The only company Jim has is a droll, Shining-like android bartender played Michael Sheen—the film’s only (yes, only) bright spot. His name is Arthur, and he should get his own series on FX. … [Read more...] about Passengers: EW review