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The Lovely Bones featurette

An closer look at the upcoming movie, featuring interviews with director Peter Jackson and cast members that include Saoirse Ronan, Rachel Weisz, Michael Imperioli, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci.

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August 13, 2009 Posted by | Movies | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Julian Casablancas singer’s ‘Disney’ gigs

The Strokes singer and chief songwriter Julian Casablancas is planning a number of huge ”Disney-style” concerts in Europe and America to launch his debut solo album ‘Phrazes For the Young’, which is due to be released next month.

It will feature all new material written by Casablancas.

Track titles include: River of Brake Lights, Glass and Ludlow St. Casablancas, a founding member of The Strokes, plans to announce a special series of U.S. dates shortly to be followed by a solo tour later in the year.

But Julian has warned fans the shows are likely to be “very different” to anything he’s ever done before.

He told NME magazine: “I’m in the process of figuring out what kind of show it’s going to be. It’s like anything, it’s starting out probably a little bit too ambitious so we’ve got to figure out what we can and can’t do and that will dictate how much touring happens.

“Ideally, I’m going to try to put on some over-the-top, amazing, Disney shows. You know how they have some amazing rides where you feel like you’re in a weird world, like the Epcot Centre or something?

“I’m not thinking of the big Goofy costume but I was thinking of how those rides make you feel with lots of set changes and stuff. But that might not happen and we’ll do straight shows, I haven’t quite figured it out yet, it’s the next thing to do.”

Read the full interview in this week’s magazine that is out now.

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MGMT new album details and more

MGMT have revealed they are working with cult guitarist Sonic Boom for the New-Yorkers long awaited second album.

The band have called on Pete Kember (Boom)- to produce their forthcoming album, called Congratulations and have said that the album is due out early next year.

Boom who is best known for his work as frontman for Spacemen 3, alongside Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce was asked by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser after they met this year at London’s Sonic Cathedral clubnight, and have said that ten tracks have already been recorded in the US.

The video shown is MGMT playing ‘It’s Working’ a new song off their upcoming album at The All Points West.

The band have also confirmed they are working with Jay-Z on a track for his forthcoming album ‘The Blueprint 3’.

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Fight Night 4 video game download extra boxers

Electronic Arts revealed that its first downloadable boxer pack for Fight Night Round 4 will be available in late August on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network for 800 Microsoft points and $9.99, respectively.

The downloadable boxer pack will include fighters  Oscar De La Hoya, Vitali Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko, and alternate versions of George Foreman and James Toney.

It picked up an a award as the Game Critic Awards for Best Sports Game of E3 2009, Fight Night Round 4 has been winning over reviewers and fans since its release earlier this year.

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Champions Online game trailer

Champions Online is the massively multiplayer online action game (MMOG) for PC and Xbox 360 from Cryptic Studios, creator of the award-winning City of Heroes and City of Villains titles for NCsoft.

Gamers can create their comic book hero’s name, back story, costume, powers and abilities as well as design their own personal nemesis and his or her back story, which will guarantee a truly unique experience.

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The ‘2009 MTV Video Music Awards’ add Jay-Z and Lady Gaga to performers

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

MTV has announced that Jay-Z and Lady Gaga will join the already impressive list of VMAs performers that includes Green Day, P!nk, Taylor Swift and Muse.

Rap artist JAY-Z, a “Best Male Video” and “Best Hip Hop” nominee for “D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune),” will hit the stage to perform a song from his highly anticipated upcoming album The Blueprint 3.

Lady Gaga, known for her over the top live performances and fashion forward style is sure to bring the crowd to their feet with a single from her multi-platinum debut album, The Fame. G

Gaga will vie for an outstanding nine moonmen including the coveted “Video of the Year.” In addition, Nelly Furtado, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove have joined Katy Perry, Ne-Yo and Chace Crawford to present.

As previously reported, comedian Russell Brand will host the show.

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The Raveonettes new album tracklisting

The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes have announced the tracklisting of their new album ‘In And Out Of Control’ in stores October 5th.

The tracklisting for ‘In And Out Of Control’ is:

Bang!
Gone Forever
Last Dance
Boys Who Rape (Should Be Destroyed)
Heart Of Stone
Oh, I Buried You Today
Suicide
D.R.U.G.S.
Breaking Into Cars
Break Up Girls!
Wine

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White Lies rock the dead at L.A. graveyard gig

The White Lies played a private set on Hollywood Forever’s hallowed grounds, and the crimson-walled crypt proved to be the perfect environment for the perpetually black-clad and gloom-mongering Brit rockers

Above is a clip (fittingly, of the song “Death”) from the White Lies landmark Hollywood Forever show, which White Lies singer Harry McVeigh declared “definitely the weirdest place we’ve ever played.”

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Weezer album 7 release date!

…People, its official: Weezer’s upcoming 7th studio album (title, details, etc to be announced) is set for release October 27th, 2009!

MORE TO COME…!

The video shown is of Weezer covering MGMT and Lady Gaga all in one song – footage pulled from 5/09 live shows.

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This week’s UK & US Cinemas: Top 10 grossing movies

UK Cinemas: Top 10 Grossing Films

01: The Ugly Truth
02: G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
03: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince
04: G-Force
05: The Proposal
06: The Taking Of Pelham 123
07: Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs
08: Orphan
09: The Hangover
10: Coco Before Chanel

US Cinemas: Top 10 Grossing Films

01: G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra
02: Julie & Julia
03: G-Force
04: Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince
05: Funny People
06: The Ugly Truth
07: A Perfect Getaway
08: Aliens In The Attic
09: Orphan
10: (500) Days Of Summer

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