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January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most “serious” Oscar contenders to be crammed in together towards the end of the year. This leaves January as the assumed garbage dump, the month-long wasteland where studios offload the projects they… More »

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Conor Oberst Auditioned To Play Llewyn Davis

The latest issue of Interview features Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst interviewing actor Oscar Isaac, who plays the titular Greenwich Village folkie in the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. Their exchange immediately reveals a juicy factoid: Before Isaac was in the picture, Oberst was among those who auditioned for the role of Llewyn Davis. You… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 2, 2014 - 12:08 pm

U2, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake Nominated For Best Song Golden Globes

This morning, the nominations for this year’s Golden Globe Awards were announced, and they had a few surprises. For instance, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association apparently takes the Ron Howard racing movie Rush more seriously than anyone could’ve guessed. There weren’t any real left turns in the Best Original Song nominations, but the category did… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013 - 10:05 am

Watch Jack White’s “We’re Going To Be Friends” From Inside Llewyn Davis Concert Film

Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen brothers’ upcoming film set in the early-’60s Greenwich Village folk scene, will be accompanied by a star-studded concert special called Another Day, Another Time on Showtime next week. The concert was filmed at Town Hall in Manhattan back in September, and we already saw fan-made video of Elvis Costello’s performance. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2013 - 3:34 pm

Watch Elvis Costello And Adam Driver Sing “Please, Mr. Kennedy” At The Inside Llewyn Davis Tribute Concert

The new Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis is set in Greenwich Village’s 1960s folk-rock scene, a scenario that just begs for a star-studded musical bash. And wouldn’t you know it, last night a coterie of prominent folk-rockers including Conor Oberst, Colin Meloy, the Avett Brothers, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Jack White, and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2013 - 4:21 pm