Author Archives: Jobard

Newswire: The Man tries to stop Arizona teacher from playing Rage Against The Machine in class

Departing Arizona state superintendent of public education John Huppenthal has sent a “notice of noncompliance” to the Tucson Unified School District for using Rage Against The Machine lyrics in class, which sounds like something the Man would do in a Rage Against The Machine song. The notice specifically cites two classes at Tucson’s Cholla High Magnet School, one that used […]

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Newswire: Russell Crowe has some thoughts about actresses over 40

Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Garner, Viola Davis, Julie Walters, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Rodriguez, and Ellen Page have all spoken out about the lack of female roles in Hollywood and their personal experiences with sexism in the industry, but what matters is that Russell Crowe isn’t buying it. In a new interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly, Crowe—who perhaps doesn’t […]

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Newswire: Digital downloads had a record-setting year, thanks in part to The Interview

It’s hard to say whether those who felt it was their patriotic duty to watch The Interview truly made an impact on international politics, but they definitely helped make 2014 a banner year for digital downloads. The Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy has earned $31 million in online rentals, contributing to the $533 million spent on electronic sales this holiday season. […]

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Newswire: Eminem is getting sued for allegedly stealing a sample used in “Rap God”

Words can hurt, and sometimes they hurt the pocketbook. That’s currently the case for Eminem, whose song “Rap God” entered the Guinness Book of World Records for containing the most words in a hit single (1,560, according to Guinness—we lost count after 23). Apparently, those words allegedly include a 25-second sample lifted from Chicago rap group Hotstylz’s single, “Lookin’ Boy,” […]

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Contest: Chicago, see Marion Cotillard in Two Days, One Night early and for free

Though it was left out of the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film, the Dardenne Brothers’ Two Days, One Night is one of 2014’s most highly acclaimed international films. We named it the second best film of the year, calling it the “the most nakedly emotional film Jean-Pierre and Luc have made yet,” and Marion Cotillard’s bravura lead performance […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Watch two guys play a bunch of Slayer songs on children’s instruments

While metal is often known for being a genre based on technically proficient rage, recently it’s been a place for the introduction of childlike wonder. Last year father-daughter grindcore band Sockweb released its debut album, cashing in on all the attention little Joanie Young was paid after she screamed her affection for fluffy breakfast foods. The folks at Pasquale Guitar […]

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Newswire: Ken Watanabe is out and Tadanobu Asano is in for Martin Scorsese’s Silence

The cast of Martin Scorsese’s next film Silence has shifted once more—hopefully for the last time, given that the film is scheduled to shoot early this year. Deadline reports that Ken Watanabe has been replaced by Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano, star of Ichi The Killer, Funky Forest: The First Contact, Tokyo Zombie, Mongol, and more. (He’s probably best known to […]

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Great Job, Internet!: This parody makes Serial work as a romantic comedy

If there’s a weird vacancy in your podcast playlist or you’ve suddenly found yourself spending less time on Reddit lately, it may be due to Serial going on hiatus. Until Sarah Koenig picks another story to unravel and tangle again, addicted listeners will have to get by on backlash articles, insider interviews, and Serial parodies. Fortunately, there’s no lack of […]

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