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Archive for January, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow’s war drama “The Hurt Locker” had an unprecedented level of acclaim from film critics world-wide last year. Most named it their best film of 2009. Unfortunately, due to distribution issues, Australia has still been unable to see this tense war thriller.

Thankfully though, a company has picked it up and plans to release it late February. I can’t wait.

Bigelow made a name for herself by making music videos in the late eighties (e.g. ‘Touched by the Hand of God’ for English band, New Order). Her biggest success though was “Point Break” way back in 1991.

Here’s a trailer for “The Hurt Locker”…..

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Cheers Jared for the heads-up with this film. It’s coming out later in 2010.

It’s called “Greenberg” and it stars Ben Stiller as a middle-aged loser. Looks painful.

It is written and directed by Noah Baumbach, who is Wes Anderson’s writing partner. However, he has also made a few films off his own bat – “The Squid and the Whale” is excellent (one of the best films of 2005), while “Margot at the Wedding” was not so good.

This one could be brilliant….or not. One huge thing going for it – James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem is doing the soundtrack. Cool. His classic track “All My Friends” from 2007 is that special sound augmenting this preview. Oh Yeah.

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New Year, New Name

I’ve decided to change the name of this blog cause the original title had started to grate on me. Also, one of my friends (yes you Frances) reminded me of my frequent use of tautologies (e.g. A wealth of riches), which is a good rebuke to one not so versatile in the use of the English language.

Looking forward to 2010. Hope it is a good year in all things pop culture.

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