Music, Videos

Video: Jimmy Eat World – “Always Be”

Jimmy Eat World have debuted the second video from their latest album, Chase This Light. The video is for the track, “Always Be,” and follows the story of romantic loss set in the most lovelorn of locations- the museum (…on second thought, museums aren’t too shabby). It works for two reasons: no Ben Stiller, and no dodgy computer generated T-Rex skeleton chasing him.

It’s a decent song and while certainly evokes the kind of winning sentimentality found on their break through 2001 album Bleed American, it really isn’t anywhere near the strongest effort of the record- in fact, it’s not even the second or third strongest. Here’s the hoping that either “Chase This Light” and/or “Firefight” become follow-up singles.

Chase This Light is the band’s sixth full-length record, and is the follow-up to 2004’s Futures. As of late January, the record has scanned some 164,000 copies in the US.

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Face to Face reunites!

Good news for fans of melodic punk; Face to Face are coming back! The California-based punk rockers have reunited for live performances after originally disbanding in 2003. The band’s front man, Trever Keith, wrote a message on his personal website announcing the band’s return;

After almost five years since calling it quits, Scott, Chad, Pete, and I have decided to get Face to face back together to play some live shows. Truth is we really miss it. We all get along well. There is no personality drama or anything. The fans are still out there. And we have a blast playing these songs, so why not?

We couldn’t agree more! While the band won’t be recording any new material Continue reading

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Film, Film News, Videos

G.I. Joe film snags its General Hawk, Duke, and Destro

GI JoeThe upcoming live-action adaptation of 80s cartoon G.I. Joe continues to expand its cast with the signing of Dennis Quaid as team leader Hawk. Also freshly signed up for the film is The Mummy Returns actor Arnold Vosloo, Channing Tatum, and little known David Murray. The four join an already big cast that includes Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and *gasp!* Marlon Wayans.

The film is being helmed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helstink) and is scheduled for release August 7th, 2009. The current casting slate can be seen below. And for kicks, there’s some additional old-school G.I. Joe cartoon footage for those who missed out Continue reading

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Film News, Trailers

Trailer watch: The Hammer

The HammerComedian and talk show host Adam Carolla isn’t known for his subtle humor. He is perhaps, best recognized as the man behind The Man Show, whose sole accomplishment is most probably the fact that ever week, they got big chested women to jump up and down on trampolines … so it is quite a surprise to see Carolla pop up in a new indie comedy that actually looks pretty good.

Titled The Hammer, the comedy stars Carolla as a down-and-out slacker who finds his calling as Continue reading

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Anti-Flag preview their Bright Lights of America

Anti-FlagPittsburgh punk rockers Anti-Flag have posted a brand new song from their upcoming album, The Bright Lights of America. The song previewed is the title track, streaming now on their MySpace page. The new record is due for release April 1st and will be their second effort for major label RCA Records.

The band’s brazenly snotty attitude exhibited on their earlier releases seems to have now been replaced with a keen sense of melody, cleaner songwriting, and a distinctly more pop-oriented visage. It’s lacking a little potency but is a heck of a lot more fun to listen to.

Anti-Flag are currently in Australia making their rounds on this year’s Big Day Out Festival as well as opening for Rage Against The Machine on their sideshows.

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