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Movie Review: ‘Wolf Creek 2′

Film: Wolf Creek 2
Directed by: Greg McLean
Starring: John Jarratt

There was a not a lot left at the end of Wolf Creek to warrant the creation of a sequel, but filmmaker Greg McLean has pulled off something akin to a flawed miracle with Wolf Creek 2. It’s bigger, slicker, and far bloodier than the original, but it also expands the universe found in the first film in ways that are wacky and – for the most part – genuinely entertaining. Read more »

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Move Over Batman, “Trapman” is The Hero Pop Music Needs

If you have never heard of Astro Safari USA before this moment you’re about to have a very, very exciting Friday.

A lot of people have been fortunate enough to portray Batman over the last hundred years. Christian Bale, George Clooney, Adam West, an eccentric billionaire named Bruce Wayne, and more. Only one person has ever been so blessed that the unseen powers that control the universe saw fit to dub them Trapman, and fortunately for the rest of us that person has decided to share their gift for wordplay with the rest of the world via Astro Safari USA’s new single. It’s modern pop-funk with the rap prowess of something akin to a genius lion with the opposable thumbs necessary to hold a microphone and a hook that just won’t quit. Experience “Trapman” for yourself, below: Read more »

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UTG INTERVIEW: The Tontons @ Middle of the Map Fest

When you think of Houston, TX, what do you think of? ZZ Top? Destiny’s Child? Maybe…Blue October? Some southern gospel…maybe? But chilled-out indie isn’t necessarily the vibes I get when I think about one of the largest cities in the country. But The Tontons deliver just that. The band just released their latest album, Make Out King and Other Stories of Love, and have caught some glances, not only with the album itself, but with their relaxing, yet in-your-face live show that leaves nothing in its path.

As they made their way to Kansas City for Middle of the Map Festival, Under the Gun had a chance to sit down with them to talk about the record, their huge summer plans, and the future. Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Authors Anonymous’

Film: Authors Anonymous
Directed by: Ellie Kanner
Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Dennis Farina

Good or bad, Authors Anonymous would still be worth watching if for no other reason than it represents the final performance of Dennis Farina. The criminally underrated actor passed away in July, left behind more than 30 years of memorable film and television performances, and I still haven’t gotten over his egregious omission from the “In Memoriam” tribute at this year’s Academy Awards.

As much as I love complaining about the Oscars, I’m sure there will be another time for that. This is a film review, after all. But Farina’s performance in this film, adding a lovable and relatable layer to an otherwise smarmy, narcissistic and slightly delusional aspiring novelist is exemplary of his excellent body of work. Read more »

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SINGLE REVIEW: Benny Benassi & John Dahlback – “Blink Again”

In 2014, John Dahlback and Benny Benassi have little left to prove. While Dahlback has been a staple within the electro house music scene for years through his productions and record label, Benassi has reigned as an international superstar whose popularity has transcended electronic music and bled over into the mainstream. Thus, both artists could easily throw in the production towel and perform at clubs across the globe for the rest of their days, but it appears their intentions lie elsewhere on their Ultra Records backed single, “Blink Again.” Read more »

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Watch Famous Last Words’ Trailer For Upcoming ‘Two Faced Charade’ Film

Famous Last Words‘ most recent album is titled Two Faced Charade. This particular album is a story, and a lengthy one at that. In addition to the album, the band supplied a written story to go along with it. It seems that storyline is not done quite yet, and the band will be releasing a Two Faced Charade film. The band hasn’t revealed what the film will necessarily be about, except for the “true story” behind the album. You can watch the teaser below the break.

According to the band, the film will be available through InVogue Records’ YouTube channel. They haven’t indicated when that will come out, but we imagine it will be pretty soon. Read more »

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Sylar Stream ‘To Whom It May Concern’ In Full

It recently came to light that Sylar‘s upcoming album, To Whom It May Concern, leaked online nearly a month early. Once an album has leaked, there really isn’t much a band can do to fix it. One step that can be done though is to host an official stream of the album. This helps draw fans to their official page(s) and will hopefully inspire them to purchase the album legally instead of downloading it. This is what Sylar and their label have done, and you can stream To Whom It May Concern below the jump.

Physical pre-orders are available to purchase by heading to their MerchNow page. If you prefer to just grab a digital copy, you can also pre-order it on iTunes. Read more »

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‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer: Another Broadway Classic Attempts Big Screen Glory

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the musical known as Jersey Boys.

I am not sure anyone knew what to think when Clint Eastwood announced his next project would be the adaptation of globally acclaimed musical about The Four Seasons, but witnessing the first footage this evening it’s clear the material is in good hands. The deep blacks and bright lights of the silver screen icon’s more recent directorial work is present here once again, and truth be told it works well to set the tone of a alternative reality where people bursting into musical numbers seems completely normal surprisingly well. I want to ramble more, but let’s get to the footage first: Read more »

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Future Releases “I Won” Video Featuring Kanye West

Future has been gaining a lot of attention for his Honest single “I Won,” and earlier today the track was given the official video treatment.

Directed by Hype Williams, “I Won” blends together sexy women and high gloss performance footage to create a hypnotic accompaniment to Future’s latest love anthem. The majority of the clip plays in black and white, but every so often a splash of color appears to emphasize a few of the harder lines. Yeezus appears as well. You can view the clip below: Read more »

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Stream a New Andrew Jackson Jihad Song, “Linda Ronstadt”

Andrew Jackson Jihad are putting out a new album, Christmas Island, on May 6 via SideOneDummy. Today they’ve shared their third single off that, the more somber march “Linda Ronstadt,” for streaming.

Give a listen to “Children of God” and “Kokopelli Face Tattoo” to get a better taste of what the new record will sound like. If you dig it, be sure to catch them on tour this summer with Cheap Girls, Hard Girls, and Dogbreth.

Check out the song and tour dates below: Read more »

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2 Trailer: Next Level Crazy

Netflix has released the first trailer for the second season of Orange Is The New Black, which debuts exclusively on the video streaming service June 6, 2014.

Featuring a cast of familiar faces, attitudes, and a handful of plot teases, the first look at season 2 of Orange Is The New Black looks to up the ante across the board. Viewers can expect more dry wit, more fighting, and more inmates with peculiar personalities that you’ll either love or hate (and tweet about the same). You can view the first trailer below: Read more »

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Culprit Announce West Coast Dates

In between the countless waiters looking to be actors and plastic surgery mishaps in LA sits Culprit. They’re a true blue rock band who doesn’t fit into a niche, but does fulfill a need on the west coast. That’s why it’s great to hear they’ll be trekking up and down their home state with Ghost Parade.

Culprit’s last record was 2013’s Totem, which was well received and proved to have a steady footing. They’ve managed to entertain audiences all over the US from LA to the east coast and back again with songs like “Knock On The Sky” and “Piece of Eden.”

Not only will they be hitting up California, but they’ll take the show to Arizona and Vegas as well starting at the end of May and wrapping up in early June. You can check out the dates and the tour poster after the jump. Read more »