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Stick Figures Getting Sick: Don Hertzfeldt’s "It’s Such a Beautiful Day"

25 July 2016 6:29 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

“There’s a line in Tarkovsky’s Solaris: we never know when we’re going to die and because of that we are, at any given moment, immortal. So at this moment it feels pretty good, being where I’ve always longed to be, perched on the farthest edge of the western world. There’s a wild sunset brewing up over the Pacific. The water is glowing turquoise, the sky is turning crazy pink, the lights of the Santa Monica Ferris wheel are starting to pulse and spin in the twilight. Life is so interesting I’d like to stick around for ever, just to see what happens, how it all turns out.”—Geoff Dyer, London Review of Books“As wars will be fought, and great loves found.”—Narrator, It’s Such a Beautiful DayPsycholinguists call the opening gag of It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012), Don Hertzfeldt’s delightful hour-long feature, »

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Masters of Cinema Cast – Episode 52 – Soul Power

22 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

We return with a look at Soul Power, enjoy!

From Masters of Cinema:

Soul Power is a vérité documentary – compiled entirely from footage shot in 1974 – of the astonishing back-to-Africa 3-day music festival “Zaire ‘74”. It was held in Kinshasa ahead of the biggest boxing event of all time: the Muhammad AliGeorge Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle”. Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, editor of Leon Gast’s Oscar®-winning (Best Documentary) When We Were Kings, and sourced from the same archival pool, Soul Power features a legendary line-up of African and African-diaspora musicians – all of whom are at the very peak of their creative powers.

Alongside Ali’s wit and wisdom – profoundly lyrical in its own right – vibrant street scenes of downtown Kinshasa, and “fly-on-the-wall” footage of the festival’s staging, rehearsals, and jams, the three nights of concerts (lensed by Albert Maysles and a host of other legendary cameramen) offer electrifying performances by James Brown, »

- Tom Jennings

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Interview: Justin Timberlake on ‘Trolls,’ Fatherhood and Making New Music

21 July 2016 6:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego — “It’s just unabashed,” Justin Timberlake says about the Comic-Con experience. He’s there this week for his second-ever trip to the geek confab, after touring the festivities incognito as Ernie from “Sesame Street” when he was there to promote the film “In Time” five years ago. “Where else can you find Gandalf and a Stormtrooper having a beer? They go hard here.”

This time he’s among the consumer masses to pitch DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls,” releasing Nov. 4. A cheery musical wrought with colorful, tactile-like craftsmanship, the film manifests a mythology behind the ubiquitous creature dolls originally created by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam: The trolls live a deliriously happy existence, singing on cue, taking breaks throughout the day to hug. They are hunted, meanwhile, by a monstrous race called the Bergin, who get their own happy highs by eating the trolls.

The 35-year-old Timberlake voices Branch, a »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Michael Strahan's Live Farewell: 'I Don't Like a Big To-Do'

13 May 2016 7:16 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Michael Strahan wanted his final installment of Live With Kelly and Michael to feel pretty much the same as all the other episodes from his four years at the hosting table.

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“I don’t like a big to-do about it,” Strahan said to Kelly Ripa, early in the hour. “I think that we come out here every morning, we do our host chat, we make people laugh. We do what we’ve got to do. I think that’s what we need to do… have fun and get on with our show. »

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Kendrick Lamar Slapped With Lawsuit for Allegedly Ripping Off Bill Withers Song

14 April 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kendrick Lamar has a legal situation on his hands. The “Alright” rapper has been slapped with a lawsuit claiming that his song “I Do This” infringes on the 1975 Bill Withers song “Don’t You Want to Stay.” In the suit, Golden Withers Music and Musidex Music, which claim to own the copyright on the Withers tune, claim that Lamar’s “I Do This” is a wholesale lift of “Don’t You Want to Stay” with new lyrics thrown on top of it. Also Read: Grammys: Facebook Goes Bonkers for Gaga, Twitter Flips Over Ed Sheeran “The musical composition ‘I Do »

- Tim Kenneally

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Kendrick Lamar Sued for Ripping Off Bill Withers

14 April 2016 12:26 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Kendrick Lamar simply slapped his lyrics on a Bill Withers song in order to crank out his track, "I Do This" ... but the costly problem is he did it without permission ... according to a new lawsuit. Kendrick's being sued by Mattie Music Group, a music company that says it owns the rights to Bill Withers' song "Don't You Want To Stay," which was released back in 1975.  According to legal docs filed by Mmg ... the company says K. »

- TMZ Staff

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