Category Archives: Movies

Music Docs to see this weekend

If you live in LA go to Cinefamily for their Punk & No Wave Weekend. As the description says, “Video artists Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong, in the pre-MTV days from 1977-80, spent their nights documenting New York’s nascent punk and no wave scenes. Armed with portapak cameras, they shot now legendary performances and on-camera […]

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Music Docs

Oscars were announced and now you think you need to catch up on some movies.  Wrong! Here are five Music Documentaries that came out last year that you need to see now. Rush: Time Stand Still – It’s like a love letter to RUSH Fans Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years – They […]

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Oscar Music (Original Song) Nominees

The prediction: Two songs from La La Land will cancel each other out handing Lin-Manuel Miranda the coveted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) Grand Slam. A Justin Timberlake win would make him one step closer to an EGOT .  He currently has 9 Grammys and 4 Emmys (All for Saturday Night Live).  This is Justin’s […]

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Sundance (Music) Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival, one of the biggest showcases for film is going on right now.  There are a few music related films that are making their debut.  If it’s on Sundance you know it’s usually going to be worth your time. Coming to a screen near you. Documentary Short WHITE RIOT: LONDON In 1977, immigration […]

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New Music Friday: The Musical

I admit that I am a totally out of the closet musical lover.  From Oklahoma to Chicago to Book Of Mormon, I’m all in. Three new musical albums have recently been released and again, I’m all in. I watched Hairspray last night and despite some unfortunate casting *cough* Ariana Grande*cough* I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I […]

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Get Out for Leonard Cohen

Mourning the loss of Leonard Cohen?  Fear not!  Cinefamily is holding multiple screenings for three Leonard Cohen features; Bird on a Wire follows Leonard on his 1972 European tour. Ladies & Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen follows Leonard in Montreal in 1965  + Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 See you at the movies! Bookmark on Delicious […]

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2 For 2uesday Payphone edition

The XX video for “On Hold” was released and it features a lost artifact; the payphone.  Apart from Maroon 5’s 2012 “Payphone”, there isn’t much out there featuring an actual phone booth.  I did find an intriguing 3 1/2 short film.  It premiered this year at the Tribeca Film Fest and it is  dedicated to […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

The second greatest Thanksgiving movie next to The Last Waltz is of course, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”.  Everybody do like Ray Charles and “mess around” Happy Thanksgiving!   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Testimony

The Last Waltz concert, a farewell to The Band happened on November 25, 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. Forty years later, we’re still talking about the concert. Robbie Robertson has had a storied career leading up to and following The Band but of course it’s stories about The Band we want to hear. […]

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2 For 2uesday

Peter Gabriel has just released a new single “The Veil” that is featured in the new Oliver Stone movie “Snowden” I was very happy to learn Oliver Stone had decided to make a film about Edward Snowden and believe this is a powerful and inspiring film. Oliver takes his music very seriously and I have […]

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