Channeling his inner Passenger 57, Liam Neeson stars in this upcoming action/thriller pic set for release February 2014. Titled Non-Stop (oof), the film tells the story of an air marshall (Neeson) who mysteriously receives a text message saying passengers will start to die every 20 minutes if money isn’t wired into a mysterious account.

Remember those great 90s action flicks that featured the entire film in one moving location? Passenger 57, Under Siege (1 and 2!) and Charlie Sheen’s immortal entry The Chase (seriously, watch this trailer, they don’t make ’em like they used to)… well Non-Stop is Liam Neeson going all 90s…

…unless, there’s a twist! Which seems to have been given away by the film’s trailer. So perhaps there’s a little more to Non-Stop than we expect.

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.

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.

The assassination of JFK will forever be one of the most haunting events caught on tape. The famous Zapruder tape, the focus of so much of the historical analysis of the event, is part of the new Tom Hanks-produced movie Parkland. Weaving in the plot behind the man who accidentally caught the assassination on tape, Abraham Zapruder, along with the frantic events at Parkland hospital that morning, the film looks to be a compelling drama that features a fine cast.

With Paul Giamatti starring as Zapruder, Parkland features the acting talent of Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thornton, Jackie Earle Haley and Marcia Gay Harden. Unfortunately Zac Efron is in it too. However, the trailer shows the film’s look at the events proceeding the assassination and a look at some of the less familiar characters of the narrative.

Parkland is directed by Peter Landesman and is set for release this September.

Melbourne may still be a while away from the beautiful grasp of spring and an eventual summer, but rock group Leez Lido aren’t waiting around for winter to defrost. The trio recently released the video for their single “Sunrising” which you can check out above.

Garage rock fans, and Australia in general, may have found a new act to keep their eye on. Check out the goings on from the Leez Lido camp on their facebook page.