New this week on Popshifter: Part Four in Paul’s album-by-album articles on THE BAND appraises Cahoots; my (sorta) objective, glowing review of Redd Kross’s first album in 15 years, Researching The Blues; Paul reviews Paul Thorn’s What The Hell Is Goin’ On? using the phrase “smo’ chicken”; Cait provides a brief history of The Tubes in her review of the reissues of their albums Young & Rich and Now; Chelsea wants to like Jezzy & The Belles’ Compasses & Maps but is unable to; and Lisa has mixed feelings about Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers on DVD.
Features: Film Criticism - sexism in film criticism; what’s good & what’s bad about film criticism; watching movies & rewatching them.
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New this week on Popshifter: Paul calls The Very Best Of Sonny Rollins a “lovingly assembled” collection; J Howell thinks Jimbo Mathus’s new Blue Light EP would “benefit greatly from some sweat and whiskey”; Emily assesses the recently reissued albums of party pop princess Samantha Fox; I praise Anchor Bay’s recent reissue of superlative horror film The Entity on DVD and Blu-Ray; and Paul discusses violence and censorship in light of The Killer Inside Me.
Features: Videos from Jesca Hoop, The Indecent; the Jonah Lehrer scandal; Guy Adams and Twitterfail; Jay Rosen’s View from Nowhere; Terry Heaton and The Postmodern Journalist.
New this week on Popshifter: Jemiah explains why Laetitia Sadier’s Silencio is worth your time; I take critics to task on The Dark Knight Rises (again!); Chelsea chats with Glenn di Benedetto of Boston’s Parlour Bells; and Paul recommends The Very Best of Wes Montgomery.
Features: Trailers for Midnight Son, Jack and Diane, Flight; Cloud Atlas; The Equalizer on the big screen with Denzel Washington; Dracula on NBC with Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
New this week on Popshifter: our latest installment of the excellent series from Paul Casey on The Band’s discography: Stage Fright; a balanced review of the Cure For Pain doc on Morphine’s Mark Sandman by Chelsea; high praise from Cait on Joe Jackson’s tribute to Duke Ellington called (what else?) The Duke; Lisa provides her thoughts on the ways we watch TV shows now; I weigh in on the fanboy shenanigans erupting around early reviews of The Dark Knight Rises and Kevin Smith’s blowhard tendencies; plus I review The Dark Knight Rises (NO SPOILERS).
Features: Those less enthused about The Dark Knight Rises than I am; texting in theatres; general theater douchebaggery.
New this week on Popshifter: a follow up on Twilight and modern horror; reviews of Lex Hives, Keep The Beat: The Very Best of The English Beat, and the Looking Back box set; plus why Brave is great and a review of the new movie Red Lights. Plus…
Features: Terry Heaton’s Po Mo blog on social media & advertising.
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Features: More on Google takedown requests plus TRAILERS! Compliance, Horror Stories, The Tall Man, Wrath, After, Community, Citadel, and Resolution. Plus…
Includes: Illegal downloads and that NPR intern; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo titles; Sitges International Fantastic Film Fest; Forever; TV news; the Supreme Court and indecency on TV
Includes: Big Black Delta; trailers for Sinister and V/H/S; Fantasia Fest; Xavier Dolan; Elysium; Snow Crash; Rian Johnson and 3D; film criticism and the “snark ages”
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Includes: I converted to 3D; Crush On Radio podcast; Love Or Whatever; digital film; Google and takedown requests; YouTube vs. Viacom; remakes and rehashings; the future of franchises is female.
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Includes: Bullet in the Face; The Tall Man; trailers for The Imposter and Branded; Noomi Rapace; Robert Pattinson; the Pirate Party; Miami Vice fashion; plus this week’s Popshifter posts: SpaceX mix, The dB’s, Jherek Bischoff, John Singer Sergeant, and Sad Baby Wolf.