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About that new Offspring album…

About that new Offspring album…

Ahh…The Offspring. For a while there they were really something. In the years from their self-titled début to 2000’s Conspiracy of One, they were one of the greatest punk acts ever to break into the mainstream. Things started going wrong when the label-enforced “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” topped the charts and their output has only gotten more watered-down since, culminating […]

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Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds do the body swap in The Change-Up

Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds do the body swap in The Change-Up

Just what is Hollywood’s fascination with the antiquated body swap formula? Between Freaky Friday and It’s a Boy Girl Thing studios are close to mining the well dry. The Change-Up doesn’t look like it will offer a revolutionary spin on the concept but it has two likeable stars in Bateman and Reynolds. The reason for their predicament, hinging on a […]

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Lady Gaga: I am not a plagiarist

Lady Gaga: I am not a plagiarist

Lady Gaga’s smash hit single “Born This Way” met a mixed response initially when it first came out, with many music critics pointing out that it sounds exactly like “Express Yourself” by Madonna. Upon hearing the similarities myself, it’s not a wholesale rip-off, but I did wonder if a legal challenge may be on the cards, but so far nothing’s […]

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Shake your Bon Bon (Iver)

Haunting indie folk cabin-dweller Bon Iver’s eagerly anticipated second album, Bon Iver, looks set to be released this summer, hot off the heels of his brief and unexpected collaboration with obnoxious hip hop giant Kanye West. Led by songwriter Justin Vernon, Bon Iver’s sleeper hit “Skinny Love” from their last album For Emma, Forever Ago is currently being shamelessly murdered […]

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Batman: Year One getting an animated movie

Batman: Year One getting an animated movie

Few graphic novels are as iconic as Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. The seminal 1987 series greatly influenced Christopher Nolan’s take on the character, including that scene in Batman Begins when our hero summons his winged friends to help him out of a tight spot. Prior to Begins, a big screen adaptation of Year One had been rumoured for years, even passing […]

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Tim Roth to direct another feature

Tim Roth to direct another feature

In the category of underrated actors, few are as versatile as Tim Roth. The former Mr. Orange looks set to make a long-overdue return to the director’s chair, following his 1999 début The War Zone (a lauded and little-seen film that comes highly recommended). The project is an adaptation of Marc Parent’s non-fiction book Turning Stones: My Days and Nights with Children […]

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Leatherface will kill teenagers in 3D…

Leatherface will kill teenagers in 3D…

As if we needed another reminder of Hollywood’s creative bankruptcy… Bloody Disgusting received word that Lions Gate are pursuing a sequel to the Chainsaw franchise, last seen with the horrific remake prequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Horrific in all the wrong ways, of course. Fittingly, this isn’t a continuation of the Michael Bay-produced reboot but a distant cousin of Tobe Hooper’s […]

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Witness 30 years of punk heritage in the new Bad Religion video

Witness 30 years of punk heritage in the new Bad Religion video

Bad Religion are just a punk institution at this point. Over the last 30 years they’ve released 15 studio albums and influenced countless bands past and present. Their latest music video capitalises beautifully on that fact, in what can only be described as a trip down memory lane. The track is Wrong Way Kids, from their recent full-length The Dissent […]

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Roles revealed for Cotillard and Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises

Roles revealed for Cotillard and Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises

With production ramping up on Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, anticipation is slowly starting to mount…before a single second has even been shot. As soon as Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were cast, theories were tossed around by the fan community. Is she Talia al Ghul? Is he Alberto Falcone? Wrong on both counts. Wonder no more, as Warner Bros. issued the […]

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RIP Sarah Jane Smith

RIP Sarah Jane Smith

Elisabeth Sladen, the actress who played the companion Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who, has died aged 63. Needless to say, this is terrible news and has come as a massive blow to sci-fi fans all over the world, with thousands of tributes pouring out on Twitter, including one from Doctor Who Magazine which said: “With great sadness, DWM must […]

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