Newswire: As Psychocandy turns 30, The Jesus And Mary Chain announces U.S. tour

With the 30th anniversary of Psychocandy looming, The Jesus And Mary Chain is heading out on tour. The group will perform the critically lauded record in its entirety at the shows along with, presumably, some other tracks. As a press release notes, the dates mark the “continuation of a year of activity not only celebrating the 30th’s anniversary of Psychocandy […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Musicless “Fight For Your Right” video reveals dickish behavior of Beastie Boys

Mario Wienerroither is back with another music video devoid of any of its music. Previously, Weinerroither removed the music from David Bowie and Mick Jagger’s “Dancing In The Street” to hypnotic and hilarious results. The latest video to receive the background noise only treatment is Beastie Boys’ “Fight For Your Right” which, when deprived of its raucous anthem, is merely […]

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Watch This: Vera Farmiga and Debra Granik shared a breakthrough at Sundance 2004

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: With Sundance running all week, we look back at some of the festival’s best prizewinners. Down To The Bone (2004) Before she gave Jennifer Lawrence her breakout role with 2010’s Winter’s Bone, writer-director Debra Granik made a splash at Sundance—and introduced audiences […]

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Newswire: Sam Smith to pay Tom Petty royalties for basically writing the same song

High-voiced British crooner Sam Smith has agreed to pay royalties to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne for Smith’s hit single “Stay With Me.” First released back in April, the third single off of Smith’s album In The Lonely Hour reached number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, the song does bear more than a passing resemblance to […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Here’s what a Congressional hearing on The Big Bang Theory might look like

In these wheezing, dying days of network television, it seems very likely that Chuck Lorre’s The Big Bang Theory will be the last traditional prime time sitcom to be an across-the-board, omnipresent mega-hit. Already in its eighth season, the program’s ratings rival even those of NFL football. Store shelves buckle beneath the weight of Big Bang Theory board games and […]

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Newswire: Luke Evans quits The Crow, so it’s time to Photoshop makeup on someone else

There have been further shakeups involving that reboot of The Crow, frustrating legions of Tumblr users already well into the process of digitally adding makeup to pictures of Luke Evans. The Wrap reports that the actor has exited the long-in-the-works project, leaving director Corin Hardy and Relativity Media scrambling once again to try and find yet another grown man to […]

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