02-15-2013 03:35 PM
With The Recording Academy’s awards show in our rear-view mirror, what was your favorite performance from that night? Do you feel there were any major surprises or upsets with who won? My favorite performances were Justin Timberlake with Jay Z, The Black Keys, and Jack White, although the tribute to Levon Helm was also quite powerful.
Now it’s time to look forward to and start getting ready for The Academy Awards on February 24! Take a look at some of the great deals we have on past movies that have been recognized here, and also be sure to check out all the nominees in case you need to get some last minute viewings in.
Now, on to my picks for February 19…
Beach Fossils will be releasing their second album, Clash the Truth. This dream-pop band is coming off of some extensive touring in support of their self-titled debut, and I’m really looking forward to hearing this new one in its entirety.
Iceage will also be releasing their second album, You’re Nothing. They are a Danish punk band that has started to make some waves here in the US after releasing their debut album, New Brigade, here mid-2011. I hadn’t heard of this band until recently, but after checking out some of the samples from their first album on BestBuy.com and hearing some snippets of new songs, I’ll be heading out to pick this up on Tuesday.
Inc. will be releasing their debut album, No World. I’m really excited for this R&B duo to finally have a full-length available. I’ll admit that this style of music isn’t usually something I’m interested in, but from the little bit I’ve heard so far, there is just something different about these two and the music they’re creating.
Small Apartments is a dark comedy with an incredible cast, including Matt Lucas, Johnny Knoxville, James Caan, Juno Temple, James Marsden, Billy Crystal, Dolph Lundgren, Rebel Wilson, and David Koechner. That alone is enough to make me want to see this, but this story sounds like it’s just as ridiculous as it is funny, making it even more appealing. Take a look at the link to this movie on BestBuy.com for a bit more of a synopsis, and take a look at the trailer here. This film is rated R.
Anna Karenina is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel of the same name. It stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson and is currently nominated for four Academy Awards. It is set in late-19th-century Russia, and is an epic love story that follows the tale of Anna Karenina (Knightley) and her affair with Count Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson). It will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and CinemaNow. This film is rated R, and you can view the trailer here.
What is everybody else looking forward to? Did anyone pick up any other great new releases recently?
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02-21-2013 01:34 PM
03-07-2013 10:43 AM
Not to sound redundant, but good job on your picks for this week, Matt. I actually rented the Small Apartments and after 20 minutes, we turned it off. Maybe it was a bit too soon to do so, but Small Apartments just was not our cup of tea. Oh well, on to the next movie.