Under the Gun Review http://www.underthegunreview.net Entertainment news for today's generation Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:33:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 First Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1′ Starts The Revolution http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/28/first-trailer-for-the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1-starts-the-revolution/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/28/first-trailer-for-the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-1-starts-the-revolution/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:33:49 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123482 The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 has debuted via Facebook and has started the revolt against The Capitol and President Snow! You can view the trailer after the jump.

From the looks of it, Francis Lawrence (director of I Am Legend and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) seems to have made the universe of Panem all the more epic than it was in the preceding film. We get multiple shots teasing characters like Cressida (Game of Throne‘s Natalie Dormer) and the lead of the Capitol revolt, President Alma Coin (portrayed by the legendary …

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The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 has debuted via Facebook and has started the revolt against The Capitol and President Snow! You can view the trailer after the jump.

From the looks of it, Francis Lawrence (director of I Am Legend and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) seems to have made the universe of Panem all the more epic than it was in the preceding film. We get multiple shots teasing characters like Cressida (Game of Throne‘s Natalie Dormer) and the lead of the Capitol revolt, President Alma Coin (portrayed by the legendary Julianne Moore).

The heat is being turned up on our favorite female heroine, Katniss Everdeen, and we will see on November 21 how well her warring efforts against the Capitol goes! Until then, sound back in the comments and let us know what you think of this short but somewhat revealing teaser.

Photo courtesy of: Beyond Hollywood

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First ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Footage Revs Its Way Onto The Net http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/27/first-mad-max-fury-road-footage-revs-its-way-onto-the-net/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/27/first-mad-max-fury-road-footage-revs-its-way-onto-the-net/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:51:25 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123412 Just only yesterday did director George Miller (creator/director of the Mad Max trilogy) debut extended footage of Mad Max: Fury Road to a roaring crowd inside Hall H at San Diego Comic Con.

Judging by the footage, it looks as if Mad Max is back in the best way possible. This new entry reportedly takes place after the events of Mad Max (the first film in the original trilogy) and before the second film, The Road Warrior. This time around, Max is aiding Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a mechanical-armed woman who wants to make it back to her homeland. …

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Just only yesterday did director George Miller (creator/director of the Mad Max trilogy) debut extended footage of Mad Max: Fury Road to a roaring crowd inside Hall H at San Diego Comic Con.

Judging by the footage, it looks as if Mad Max is back in the best way possible. This new entry reportedly takes place after the events of Mad Max (the first film in the original trilogy) and before the second film, The Road Warrior. This time around, Max is aiding Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a mechanical-armed woman who wants to make it back to her homeland. Along the way, Max must face Immortan Joe (played by Hugh Keays-Byrne, who also played the original villain ‘Toecutter’ in Mad Max) as he and Furiosa try to make it across the vast post-apocalyptic desert alive. This remake/sequel also stars X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s Nicholas Hoult and Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘s Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Color me excited for Mad Max: Fury Road, as it gives fans what they have been waiting for: more practical car chases, crazy villain characters, brutal violence, and yes, even sand tornadoes. Given that the film started filming back in 2011, the wait has been far too long to see Max Rockatanksy back on the big screen. Let me be one the first to say: welcome back into the fold, Max. Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters May 15th, 2015.

Eric Vespe from Ain’t It Cool News tweeted this earlier in regards to the footage in the above YouTube video:

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‘Lucy’ Defeats ‘Hercules’ With an Astonishing $44 Mil http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/27/lucy-defeats-hercules-with-an-astonishing-44-mil/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/27/lucy-defeats-hercules-with-an-astonishing-44-mil/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:14:38 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123409 Somehow, someway, Scarlett Johansson’s latest lead effort has done the unexpected and acquired a hefty $44 million dollar gross this opening weekend. Clearly, this news wouldn’t be as shocking if its major competitor wasn’t starred by heavyweight Dwayne Johnson, whose action-packed film, Hercules, had only scooped up about $29 million, according to Rentrak.

Lucy’s success can be pointed off to its story: Yes, female-led films tend to not perform so well in the box office, but there’s still such an original plot that manages to pique audience interest just enough to convince them to choose it over a household …

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Somehow, someway, Scarlett Johansson’s latest lead effort has done the unexpected and acquired a hefty $44 million dollar gross this opening weekend. Clearly, this news wouldn’t be as shocking if its major competitor wasn’t starred by heavyweight Dwayne Johnson, whose action-packed film, Hercules, had only scooped up about $29 million, according to Rentrak.

Lucy’s success can be pointed off to its story: Yes, female-led films tend to not perform so well in the box office, but there’s still such an original plot that manages to pique audience interest just enough to convince them to choose it over a household name like Hercules. In a sequel and adaption-filled summer that’s seen record-setting lows, Lucy’s shown that originality can not only prosper, but top the charts.

Follow the jump to see this week’s full top ten listing.

  1. Lucy $44,030,000
  2. Hercules $29,000,000
  3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $16,400,000
  4. The Purge: Anarchy $9,900,000
  5. Planes: Fire & Rescue $9,300,000
  6. Sex Tape $5,980,000
  7. Transformers: Age of Extinction $4,600,000
  8. And So It Goes $4,550,000
  9. Tammy  $3,400,000
  10. 22 Jump Street  $4,700,000
  11. A Most Wanted Man $2,720,000
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James Gunn Will Write and Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,′ Release Date Revealed http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/james-gunn-will-write-and-direct-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2%e2%80%b2-release-date-revealed/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/james-gunn-will-write-and-direct-guardians-of-the-galaxy-2%e2%80%b2-release-date-revealed/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:52:04 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123393 Marvel‘s Guardians Of The Galaxy has not even been released, but the studio behind the biggest films of the last decade has just confirmed plans for a sequel.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 will arrive in theaters on July 28, 2017. The film will be written and directed by James Gunn, the same man behind the film hitting US theaters on August 1, with Chris Pratt set to reprise his lead role as Star Lord. We presume the rest of the Guardians cast will return as well.

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Marvel‘s Guardians Of The Galaxy has not even been released, but the studio behind the biggest films of the last decade has just confirmed plans for a sequel.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 will arrive in theaters on July 28, 2017. The film will be written and directed by James Gunn, the same man behind the film hitting US theaters on August 1, with Chris Pratt set to reprise his lead role as Star Lord. We presume the rest of the Guardians cast will return as well.

San Diego Comic-Con International has been a dominating force in our headlines today, and just a few moments ago the fine folks at Marvel ended their annual Hall H panel. The entire Avengers cast was on hand, and from what we read online it seems footage from Age Of Ultron was shown to the crowd. We doubt any of that material will surface on the blogosphere any time soon, but if it does you can rest assured we’ll post it as fast as we are able. Follow UTG on Twitter for updates.

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Fit For A King Announce Release Date For New Album http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/fit-for-a-king-announce-release-date-for-new-album/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/fit-for-a-king-announce-release-date-for-new-album/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:42 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123384 Fit For A King announced today that they will be releasing a brand new album on October 14. Though they did not confirm the title of the album, they did respond to a fan’s question and let them know the first single should be released at the end of August. You can see the original post and their response by checking below the break.

Since we have quite a bit of time to wait before we hear new music, we’ll just have to settle for seeing the band live. The group is currently traveling with Warped Tour, and after that …

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Fit For A King announced today that they will be releasing a brand new album on October 14. Though they did not confirm the title of the album, they did respond to a fan’s question and let them know the first single should be released at the end of August. You can see the original post and their response by checking below the break.

Since we have quite a bit of time to wait before we hear new music, we’ll just have to settle for seeing the band live. The group is currently traveling with Warped Tour, and after that ends they have an additional handful of shows scheduled. You can find a full list of dates on their Facebook.

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Here’s Your First Look At Wonder Woman In ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/heres-you-first-look-at-wonder-woman-in-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/heres-you-first-look-at-wonder-woman-in-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:28:46 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123380 In the weeks leading up to San Diego Comic-Con International there were some who feared Batman V Superman would not have a major presence at the world’s largest celebration of geekdom. Those rumors have since been proven false (thankfully), and now we have our very first official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

This morning in California, director Zack Snyder showed up at the Hall H panel for Warner Bros. to unveil several character posters from his upcoming film. Audiences saw the first full body images of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, but only one of those images has …

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In the weeks leading up to San Diego Comic-Con International there were some who feared Batman V Superman would not have a major presence at the world’s largest celebration of geekdom. Those rumors have since been proven false (thankfully), and now we have our very first official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.

This morning in California, director Zack Snyder showed up at the Hall H panel for Warner Bros. to unveil several character posters from his upcoming film. Audiences saw the first full body images of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, but only one of those images has made its way to the net in its full, gorgeous quality. Below, for the first time since production began earlier this year, you can view the first image of Wonder Woman. Check it out:

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Comic-Con asks those in attendance to not snap photos or take videos of the events that happen in Hall H, but every year a handful of leaks make their way to the masses. You can view a photo of all three character images taken by someone in attendance below:

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release May 6, 2016. The film stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel.

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‘Godzilla 2′ Confirmed, New Monsters Revealed http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/godzilla-2-confirmed-new-monsters-revealed/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/godzilla-2-confirmed-new-monsters-revealed/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:21:03 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123375 …And the San Diego Comic-Con International news continues.

Saturday is known as movie day for many Comic-Con International attendees, and during the Legendary Pictures panel this morning fans of all things monsters received the surprise of a lifetime when studio head Thomas Tull confirmed plans for Godzilla 2. Even better, filmmaker Gareth Edwards is confirmed to return as director. I can sense the enormous sense of scale growing by the minute.

After the initial gasps of excitement began to die down, Tull took things one step further by sharing footage with the crowd he claimed was classified footage from …

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…And the San Diego Comic-Con International news continues.

Saturday is known as movie day for many Comic-Con International attendees, and during the Legendary Pictures panel this morning fans of all things monsters received the surprise of a lifetime when studio head Thomas Tull confirmed plans for Godzilla 2. Even better, filmmaker Gareth Edwards is confirmed to return as director. I can sense the enormous sense of scale growing by the minute.

After the initial gasps of excitement began to die down, Tull took things one step further by sharing footage with the crowd he claimed was classified footage from Monarch “to show what we are thinking about for the sequel.” The images on screen showcased a compilation of destruction footage, with a voice over from John F Kennedy explaining how there are still some secrets that remain hidden. The video then revealed three Godzilla universe monsters: the giant pteranodon kaiju Rodan, the giant divine moth kaiju Mothra and the three-headed dragon kaiju Ghidorah.

Tull would not confirm or deny that all three monsters would appear in the upcoming film, but repeated that those are the Kaiju that Legendary are interested in exploring in a Godzilla sequel.

I don’t know about you, but my fingers are crossed that we get to see Mothra on the big screen once more.

Godzilla 2 does not have a release date at this point, but production will not begin until Gareth Edwards finishes his Star Wars film. I’m going to guess a 2017 release at the earliest, but you never know what Legendary has planned.

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‘Tusk’ Trailer: Kevin Smith Delivers His Most Disturbing Film To Date http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/tusk-trailer-kevin-smith-delivers-his-most-disturbing-film-to-date/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/tusk-trailer-kevin-smith-delivers-his-most-disturbing-film-to-date/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:11:49 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123372 Kevin Smith has become known in the world of geekdom as someone with a profound love for storytelling and creativity, regardless of the subject matter. His latest, Tusk, finds the man who gave the world Clerks offering up one of the darkest and most unique stories to hit the silver screen in quite some time.

Last night, Smith stood in front of a packed Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con International for his annual Q&A session when the man responsible for Jay and Silent Bob surprised those in attendance with the very first trailer for Tusk. The film, …

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Kevin Smith has become known in the world of geekdom as someone with a profound love for storytelling and creativity, regardless of the subject matter. His latest, Tusk, finds the man who gave the world Clerks offering up one of the darkest and most unique stories to hit the silver screen in quite some time.

Last night, Smith stood in front of a packed Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con International for his annual Q&A session when the man responsible for Jay and Silent Bob surprised those in attendance with the very first trailer for Tusk. The film, which stars Justin Long and Michael Parks, tells the story of a podcast host who travels to Canada in order to interview an aging man who claims to have incredible stories he wishes to share before death. Once he arrives, however, the podcast host realizes he’s been tricked into taking part in something much, much darker than any nightmare he may have previously imagined. You can view the trailer below:

Tusk was born out of a podcast conversation Smith had with longtime friend and producer Scott Mosier several years back. The same conversation can now be streamed, in full, on the official Tusk website.

Smith has set a September 19 release for Tusk, but at this point it’s unclear whether or not that means a strictly theatrical release or if Smith will once again use same day VOD to bolster attention for his new project. Either way, we’re in. Comment below and let us know your thoughts.

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Legendary Announces King Kong Prequel ‘Skull Island,’ Sets 2016 Release Date http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/legendary-announces-king-kong-prequel-skull-island-sets-2016-release-date/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/legendary-announces-king-kong-prequel-skull-island-sets-2016-release-date/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:02:59 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123368 San Diego Comic-Con International is taking place right now in California, and over the next day or so you will likely see a slew of headlines coming out of the studio-hosted panels that have long served as the main Saturday attraction. Our coverage has been pretty light thus far, but starting with this post we intend to change that. Strap in.

At the very end of the Legendary Pictures panel in Hall H this morning, studio head Thomas Tull returned to the stage to share one last piece of previously unreleased information. The surprise, which had not been teased anywhere, …

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San Diego Comic-Con International is taking place right now in California, and over the next day or so you will likely see a slew of headlines coming out of the studio-hosted panels that have long served as the main Saturday attraction. Our coverage has been pretty light thus far, but starting with this post we intend to change that. Strap in.

At the very end of the Legendary Pictures panel in Hall H this morning, studio head Thomas Tull returned to the stage to share one last piece of previously unreleased information. The surprise, which had not been teased anywhere, was that Legendary has begun working on a King Kong prequel based on the mythical island that the gigantic beast called home prior to the events that brought him to New York City. No cast or directors were revealed, but Tull did share a short teaser with the crowd, which our friends at /Film described just a short while ago:

The clip started showing a rain storm pouring down over big waves in the ocean. Audio narration included lines from the Heart of Darkness: “Going up that river was like traveling back to the beginning of the world, when the plants ran wild and the trees were kings.” Shots of an island, lush jungle, monkeys and creatures … “Being alone in the wilderness, it had looked within itself, and by heavens! I tell you, it had gone mad. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.” We see a cave on the island shaped like a skull. Reveal of the logo Legendary’s “Skull Island”

There have been many films that featured King Kong and the island he calls home, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.

Peter Jackson gave audiences a beautiful look at Skull Island when he brought King Kong back to life in the mid-2000s. That film, which starred Jack Black, featured Kong battling dinosaurs. It’s unclear if this film will stick to the mythology on display in that title, but I certainly wouldn’t complain if that turned out to be the case. You can view footage from that film below.

Skull Island has been given a November 4, 2016 release date. Expect additional production information, including a full plot synopsis and cast list, to surface sometime in the weeks ahead.

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Have Mercy’s Van Broken Into, Asking For Donations To Help Replace Stolen Gear http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/have-mercys-van-broken-into-ask-for-donations-to-help-replace-stolen-gear/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/26/have-mercys-van-broken-into-ask-for-donations-to-help-replace-stolen-gear/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:40:40 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123359 A band’s equipment is their livelihood. So when their gear is stolen from them while out on the road it’s basically a worst-case scenario situation. Unfortunately that is exactly what happened to Have Mercy while they were stopped in New York to crash at a friend’s house. They reported waking up this morning to the lock on their trailer broken as well as the door to their van. Thousands of dollars worth of equipment was taken, which essentially leaves them with no leg to stand on for the remainder of their tour. They have asked if any fans would be …

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A band’s equipment is their livelihood. So when their gear is stolen from them while out on the road it’s basically a worst-case scenario situation. Unfortunately that is exactly what happened to Have Mercy while they were stopped in New York to crash at a friend’s house. They reported waking up this morning to the lock on their trailer broken as well as the door to their van. Thousands of dollars worth of equipment was taken, which essentially leaves them with no leg to stand on for the remainder of their tour. They have asked if any fans would be willing to donate some money to their PayPal so they can begin the recovery process. Their PayPal email address is HaveMercyOfficial@gmail.com.

You can read what the band had to say about the situation below the break, as well as check out a couple of pictures they posted.

It breaks our hearts to hear about bands being robbed while they are out on tour. If you know anything please let the band and/or the local police know right away. Let’s hope they can recover some of their gear like Driver Friendly did.

Last night we arrived in Buffalo, NY to sleep at a friends house before our show in Toronto tonight. We got here around 1:30AM and woke up around 10:30AM and found our van door locks punched out and the trailer lock cut. They took 3 pedal boards with over $2000 in pedals in them, a Fender Starcaster, a Fender P-Bass, a Fender Deluxe Tele, a custom Moniker bass, a chinese Gibson Les Paul, an SJC 12″ Rack Tom, and a P900 Iron Cobra pedal. They also took Andrew’s customer built Telecaster and my (Swindle’s) first guitar ever, an acoustic that’s been with us on every tour. This is a huge loss for us and with everything great thing that’s happening for us this puts us a huge standstill. We’re accepting donations through our PayPal for anyone who wants to help out. We don’t want to ask for donations but this is everything we’ve worked hard for and everything that makes this band possible gone. Thank you guys.

Our PayPal is HaveMercyOfficial@gmail.com

-Have Mercy

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Alesana Announce Fall Headlining Tour http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/alesana-announce-fall-headlining-tour/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/alesana-announce-fall-headlining-tour/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:09:24 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123342 Alesana are certainly keeping themselves busy this year. They released a music video for the single they dropped in 2013, they released an EP to celebrate their ten-year anniversary and they also headlined an anniversary tour. Now the band has announced yet another headlining tour, which has been dubbed ‘Chaos Is A Ladder Tour.’ There aren’t a ton of stops, but the group will be embarking on the tour this September bringing with them Megosh, The Funeral Portrait and The Things They Carried. You can check out the tour poster with all the dates below the jump.

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Alesana are certainly keeping themselves busy this year. They released a music video for the single they dropped in 2013, they released an EP to celebrate their ten-year anniversary and they also headlined an anniversary tour. Now the band has announced yet another headlining tour, which has been dubbed ‘Chaos Is A Ladder Tour.’ There aren’t a ton of stops, but the group will be embarking on the tour this September bringing with them Megosh, The Funeral Portrait and The Things They Carried. You can check out the tour poster with all the dates below the jump.

It seems this tour is only on the East Coast, so for us West Coasters let’s hope they plan on a second leg of the tour that focuses a little bit more on us. We will update with any news on more dates.

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The American Scene Reveal #hazedrops http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/the-american-scene-reveal-hazedrops/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/the-american-scene-reveal-hazedrops/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:40 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123344 Following the release of their killer new single, “Royal Blue,” The American Scene has released information regarding a new promotional campaign in which fans can physically locate USB drives all over the U.S. containing singles from their upcoming LP, Haze.

The first drop, of the aptly named “hazedrops,” can be found in specific spots located in Boston, MA, Oakland, CA, Portland, OR, Long Island, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and soon enough San Diego, CA. Each city’s information comes with a mapped area, and a small clue about where you can find the drop. The American Scene’s website claims …

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Following the release of their killer new single, “Royal Blue,” The American Scene has released information regarding a new promotional campaign in which fans can physically locate USB drives all over the U.S. containing singles from their upcoming LP, Haze.

The first drop, of the aptly named “hazedrops,” can be found in specific spots located in Boston, MA, Oakland, CA, Portland, OR, Long Island, NY, Philadelphia, PA, and soon enough San Diego, CA. Each city’s information comes with a mapped area, and a small clue about where you can find the drop. The American Scene’s website claims that a “song is on the drive, which is located inside/on of an object (brick wall, post, tree, building, what have you).”

The campaign becomes further interesting if you find a USB drive, for at that point the fate of that song is left up to you. You can keep it for yourself, or share it with the world. If you decide to share it on a blog or what you have you, the band will cancel their scheduled stream of the track, and direct listeners to where you have posted the track.

Follow us after the jump to check out the band’s killer video for “Royal Blue” once again, and be sure to head here for all information regarding “hazedrops.”

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Watch Crown The Empire’s Music Video For “Machines” http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/watch-crown-the-empires-music-video-for-machines/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/watch-crown-the-empires-music-video-for-machines/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:30:55 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123337 A few days ago Crown The Empire dropped their sophomore studio album The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways. If you’ve listened to it by now, then you are most likely aware that it’s a concept album that tells a story as it progresses. Earlier today the band unleashed a music video which gave us a visual representation of part of the story. The video is for their song “Machines,” and you can watch it below the break.

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A few days ago Crown The Empire dropped their sophomore studio album The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways. If you’ve listened to it by now, then you are most likely aware that it’s a concept album that tells a story as it progresses. Earlier today the band unleashed a music video which gave us a visual representation of part of the story. The video is for their song “Machines,” and you can watch it below the break.

Just like the band did on The Fallout, they are going to be releasing a two-part music video. Unfortunately for fans, that means this video ends on a cliffhanger. There hasn’t been an announcement for the next video, but we will be sure to post it once it’s available.

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Secret Band Release Lyric Video for New Track, “Projectile Comet” http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/secret-band-release-lyric-video-for-new-track-projectile-comet/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/secret-band-release-lyric-video-for-new-track-projectile-comet/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:11:36 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123286 Dance Gavin Dance side project Secret Band have been serving up a ton of new music for fans recently. Just two weeks after the release of their self-titled EP on June 3, the band announced that they had finished tracking an entirely new record, and provided a stream for a new track called “Delete The Believer.” Today, Secret Band released a lyric video for yet another new track entitled “Projectile Comet,” which you will find below the jump.

Both releases have been provided courtesy of Property of Zack, and the Secret Band EP is available on the group’s Bandcamp

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Dance Gavin Dance side project Secret Band have been serving up a ton of new music for fans recently. Just two weeks after the release of their self-titled EP on June 3, the band announced that they had finished tracking an entirely new record, and provided a stream for a new track called “Delete The Believer.” Today, Secret Band released a lyric video for yet another new track entitled “Projectile Comet,” which you will find below the jump.

Both releases have been provided courtesy of Property of Zack, and the Secret Band EP is available on the group’s Bandcamp, where you can purchase a limited-release vinyl pressing or MP3 download. You can listen to “Delete The Believer” here, and watch the new “Projectile Comet” video below:

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Primus To Release New Album In October http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/primus-to-release-new-album-in-october/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/primus-to-release-new-album-in-october/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:28:12 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123273 Funk metal band Primus announced that they will be releasing a new album this year on October 21. The currently untitled record will  be their follow-up to Green Naugahyde that was released back in 2011. Bassist/vocalist Les Claypool has stated that the theme of the upcoming record will be Willy Wonka-oriented songs that they interpreted at an Oakland, CA New Year’s show.

Check out the album announcement from Grimey’s New & Preloved Music Instagram after the break.

This announcement comes just a week after drummer Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander suffered a heart attack which resulted in open heart surgery. Alexander is …

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Funk metal band Primus announced that they will be releasing a new album this year on October 21. The currently untitled record will  be their follow-up to Green Naugahyde that was released back in 2011. Bassist/vocalist Les Claypool has stated that the theme of the upcoming record will be Willy Wonka-oriented songs that they interpreted at an Oakland, CA New Year’s show.

Check out the album announcement from Grimey’s New & Preloved Music Instagram after the break.

This announcement comes just a week after drummer Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander suffered a heart attack which resulted in open heart surgery. Alexander is luckily now in full recovery mode according to a Facebook post on the band’s page.

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Stream Basement’s New EP, ‘Further Sky’ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/stream-basements-new-ep-further-sky/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/stream-basements-new-ep-further-sky/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:05:43 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123274 Back in June, to the delight of pretty much everyone everywhere, Basement officially ended their 2-year hiatus, and announced that they would soon be putting out a new EP, Further Sky, through Run For Cover Records. Following the release of “Summer’s Colour” a few weeks back, earlier today, the UK five-piece teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan to make the entire three-song effort available for streaming. Give it a listen by following the jump below.

The Ipswich outfit is currently slated to kick off a nine-date comeback tour on August 11 in San Francisco. If you want …

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Back in June, to the delight of pretty much everyone everywhere, Basement officially ended their 2-year hiatus, and announced that they would soon be putting out a new EP, Further Sky, through Run For Cover Records. Following the release of “Summer’s Colour” a few weeks back, earlier today, the UK five-piece teamed up with Brooklyn Vegan to make the entire three-song effort available for streaming. Give it a listen by following the jump below.

The Ipswich outfit is currently slated to kick off a nine-date comeback tour on August 11 in San Francisco. If you want to get in on the action, you can find a full itinerary here.

On this newest offering, Basement has fully embraced their love for ’90s alternative, resulting in a cohesive body of work that is every bit as refreshing as it is nostalgic. Further Sky hits shelves next Tuesday, July 29.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Origins’ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/movie-review-i-origins/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/movie-review-i-origins/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:19:53 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123260 Film: I Origins
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Starring: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Brit Marling

What if you experienced something in your life that would result in shattering your preconceptions about it? That’s what Mike Cahill, director of 2011’s mystifying Another Earth, is asking with his new film I Origins. Luckily, that overlying theme is just a backdrop to an intimate story about obsession as a scientist is challenged to believe that there might be a higher power than scientific logic. I Origins paints an achingly beautiful portrait about love, loss, redemption, and the struggle to believe in the …

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Film: I Origins
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Starring: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Brit Marling

What if you experienced something in your life that would result in shattering your preconceptions about it? That’s what Mike Cahill, director of 2011’s mystifying Another Earth, is asking with his new film I Origins. Luckily, that overlying theme is just a backdrop to an intimate story about obsession as a scientist is challenged to believe that there might be a higher power than scientific logic. I Origins paints an achingly beautiful portrait about love, loss, redemption, and the struggle to believe in the impossible.

I Origins follows Dr. Ian Gray (Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt), molecular biologist studying the eye, as a brief encounter with a girl (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) and her unique iris transfixes him. Ian and his lab partner, Karen (The East’s Brit Marling), happen upon a scientific breakthrough that will shake the foundations of science and faith. Their findings are interrupted when Ian falls in love with that exotic girl and finds her exact iris existing in a child in India. To Ian, this can’t be possible because no set of eyes is an exact match to another. What follows is Ian’s obsessive journey to discover the truth.

With Another Earth, Mike Cahill proved that he has a knack for developing intimate stories with big Sci-Fi concepts. In I Origins, he wanted to tow the line between science and faith while studying the question of “what happens after we die?” If you are a man/woman of faith in religion or science, this movie may not be for you. Already, bible-thumpers and scientific-aficionados have been trashing I Origins. Cahill isn’t a filmmaker that is destined to ruffle feathers, he makes films that ask honest questions and give possible explanations. If anything, Cahill is a perfect example of a director that will choose story over aesthetic when providing a Sci-Fi-esque concept. His new film may be a testament to how beautiful 4K resolution can be but it’s his dedication to shooting on location, unwavering allegorical ideals, and experimenting with film making technology that make him unlike any film maker today.

Michael Pitt, famous for his role on Boardwalk Empire, brings a nuanced light to the part of a scientist whose beliefs are being challenged. Instead of getting angry or mad at something that he can’t explain, Ian Grey gets a sort of physical sickness. He goes through the throes of loss and grief with this information he is trying to uncover. Instead of going from disgruntled to open-minded, Ian’s journey plays like an idea, starting from a kernel of knowledge, continuing the struggle to grow, and then achieving something that transcends anything anyone could have thought.

Brit Marling and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey play the two lovers (Karen and Sofi) to Ian in I Origins. Marling’s Karen is the more rational partner to Ian, she’s a person who scientific and logical ideals are always in place. Sofi is the kind of person that is wild, young, free, and still unwavering in her spiritual beliefs. Ian may seem drawn to them for different reasons but in reality, they both represent strong women that support Ian whilst sticking to their respective ideals.

If I were to have any gripe with I Origins is its lack of direction about 1/2 way through the film. We get to a point in Ian’s life where he is floating in a sea of grief and despair. This part of his life goes on for far too long and then catapults to years in the future. Of course, this is about as minor as a gripe can get but part of me wanted the story to move a bit faster.

Where I Origins succeeds as a cerebral drama is the way that it displays the messages of life, death, reincarnation, loss, and science. The film benefits from being emotionally raw to the point where you are tearing up at the just the idea of someone trying to grapple with the possibility that there may be something much more powerful than himself. Cahill has a knack for showing that empty and lacking feeling that people have when their whole life is turned upside down. Here’s to hoping that someone keeps funding Cahill’s projects because this guy is the real deal and he will only continue to flourish into a filmmaker that can do a lot with a little. I Origins is a breathtaking testament to the human condition on the big screen, a film that challenges as much as entertains and provokes intelligent thought.

GRADE: B+

Review written by Sam Cohen – (Follow him on Twitter)

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Watch the Trailer for a Documentary About the Unfinished Nic Cage as Superman Movie and Cry ‘Cause It Never Happened http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/watch-the-trailer-for-a-documentary-about-the-unfinished-nic-cage-as-superman-movie-and-cry-cause-it-never-happened/ http://www.underthegunreview.net/2014/07/25/watch-the-trailer-for-a-documentary-about-the-unfinished-nic-cage-as-superman-movie-and-cry-cause-it-never-happened/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:29:29 +0000 http://www.underthegunreview.net/?p=1123255 It’s both with a happy and heavy heart that we share with you the trailer for The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?, which tells the story of the unfinished Superman film that will burden the UTG family’s imagination forever. This documentary tells the story of the 1998 Superman film that never went into production. Directed by Tim Burton, and starring site-favorite Nicolas Cage, the film went through tireless amounts of rewrites, until it eventually went into production purgatory, then died. The Death of Superman Lives tells the story of why the film had such trouble in the production …

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It’s both with a happy and heavy heart that we share with you the trailer for The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?, which tells the story of the unfinished Superman film that will burden the UTG family’s imagination forever. This documentary tells the story of the 1998 Superman film that never went into production. Directed by Tim Burton, and starring site-favorite Nicolas Cage, the film went through tireless amounts of rewrites, until it eventually went into production purgatory, then died. The Death of Superman Lives tells the story of why the film had such trouble in the production stages, with interviews from Tim Burton himself, Kevin Smith (who did rewrites on the film), and hopefully, Nicolas Cage (although the trailer doesn’t show him…yet).

If you’re like us, you probably think that the original movie sounds absolutely ridiculous in the best way. Superman had long flowing hair, there’s tons of aliens, Superman loses his powers, Batman makes a cameo, Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen; it sounds like absolute madness. Picture it. Believe in it. Get sad because it doesn’t exist. However, we’re totally excited to visit the world that never was, and see what it was like having Nic Cage as Superman, but also how convoluted the studio film system can get sometimes.

Click through the break to watch the trailer and weep with us.

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