Looking like a second rate Fast & Furious knock off (oh hey, F&F movies are a barometer for something), the trailer for the Aaron Paul-starring car-chase flick Need for Speed has hit the web.

The premise; “After being released from prison for a crime that he didn’t commit, a street racer Tobey Marshall (Paul) is set to race cross-country to get revenge on his longtime friend and partner.”

Kid Cudi is in the movie, doing what we can assume Ludacris does in the Fast & Furious movies. Michael Keaton is in the movie too, because he doesn’t know if Robocop is going to be a success.

Without doubt my favourite film of the year thus far has been Pacific Rim, and while others may not have been as enthusiastic about it as I am, the film’s sensibilities still find ways to resonate months after its initial release. A new video has emerged showcasing some of the video effects work that went into the production. The 3+ minute video showcases some of the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ shots and the precision of the work that went into creating Guillermo Del Toro’s vision of Machine vs. Beast.

Check it out above. I am looking forward to the Blu Ray release this October for sure. A list of extras and special features from the upcoming home video release can be found here.

Melbourne indie duo Private Life have recently released the video for the track “Escalator”. The group recently released their debut self titled EP and are set to make some noise in a crowded, but exciting scene.

The video was directed by band member/vocalist Renee. More information about the band can be found on their official website.

Live from someone’s living room, Melbourne band Sons et al have released this video featuring a live cut of their track “Misshaped Mouth”. The group, dubbed as “the laid back electronic grooves of Cut/Copy and combine them with the mesmerising rich vocals of The National”, recently released their first single “See Me Run”. Best of all? The band are offering it up for free right here.

Sons et al will be supporting a Kele (Bloc Party) DJ set this coming Friday the 13th at the Prince Bandroom.


Fans of the beat generation rejoice, the full trailer for the anticipated new film Kill Your Darlings has made its way online. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg and Daan DeHaan as Lucien Carr, the film details David Kammerer’s murder by Carr, pulling together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.

Directed by John Krokidas from a script written by Krokidas and Austin Bunn, the film is set to feature at this year’s Toronto Film Festival before seeing limited release in October. Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, Ben Foster and Jennifer Jason Leigh co-star.

Looks like a fascinating film and one with better traction than the disappointing adaptation of On The Road.

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WATCH: League of Denial: The NFL Concussion Crisis trailer

With news that the NFL has reached a reported $756 million settlement in the long running brain-injury saga, the trailer for the Frontline documentary, League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, about the subject, has made it way online.

The settlement is between the NFL and 18,000 retired players, “agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research”, as per ESPN sources. The brain injury saga has come into full examination in recent years with the high profile deaths of some of the league’s noted players; including former San Diego Charger/New England Patriot Junior Seau (who committed suicide in May of 2012), and 2-time  Super Bowl champion Dave Duerson (who committed suicide in 2011).

PBS’ Frontline has been investigating the concussion-crisis and will air a special 2-hour documentary about the investigation on October 8th. Insight on the recent settlement from the Frontline perspective can be read here while information and background about the documentary can be found here.

Check out the trailer below. The 2013-2014 NFL season kicks off this coming weekend.



Melbourne indie rockers Lurch & Chief have revealed their new video for the track “We Are The Same”. Filmed on location around the city they call home, the video features some handy split screen work and some cool slow motion tracking. The song is taken from the band’s second EP Wiped Out.

We spoke to Lurch & Chief not too long ago about their EP, their upcoming plans and all kinds of good stuff. Have a read here.