Posted by: on February 27, 2008 at 2:00 pm

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You’d be forgiven for thinking Les Shades were from America, despite the Francophone spelling of their name and the picture above. (Look at those dudes! We wish we could rock ascots.) As is made clear by their Meet & Greet, the French combo Read more

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Posted by: on February 27, 2008 at 12:00 pm

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Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984)

Having trouble with your robot? You’d better call the cops. Sergeant Jack Ramsay (Tom Selleck) will undoubtedly come to your rescue. More of a glorified IT department than police, Ramsay and his team take care of “runaways” — robots who have gone awry.

For the most part, Ramsay’s job is a cake walk. He and his new partner, Officer Read more

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Posted by: on February 27, 2008 at 9:47 am

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The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
“We’re not bank robbers,” Jason Statham’s shaggy-haired friend emphasizes over pints. “Well, maybe that’s why we could get away with it,” the stubbled star answers. Statham has made a career out of playing characters who grudgingly do things most of us would never consider, and could never do anyway — robbing the mob (Lock, Read more

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Posted by: on February 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm

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Detour is giving away tickets to see Dengue Fever at the Pike Room in Pontiac on February 28th. ENTER HERE for your chance to win!

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Posted by: on February 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm

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Feist, “I Feel it All” (Arts & Crafts, 2007)

The wonder of Feist‘s “1 2 3 4” still stands. Consumerism, iPods, and anonymous dreck in comment fields can’t kill that much joy. That’s why it was probably a simple decision for the Canadian singer-songwriter to work once again with Patrick Read more

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Posted by: on February 26, 2008 at 5:00 pm

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Mystery Machine, “Brand New Song” (Nettwerk, 1995)

Mystery Machine were a band from Vancouver, British Columbia that had a nice run of mid-1990s albums on Nettwerk, most of which favored the pedal-heavy washes of guitar and disaffected but lovelorn vocals typical of 80s and 90s indie titans like Ride, Read more

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Posted by: on February 26, 2008 at 3:00 pm

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Shit Sandwich
is the coolest garage-punk label in Chicagoland. Just ask Norah Utley, its owner. No, really — Utley’s imprint is full of TLC for totally awesome punk universe acts like the rollicking R-rated sweetness of Baby Shakes out of New York City and the Marked Men from Texas, who do that drunken punk revivalism oh so well. The label’s latest release is a 7″ from the Read more

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Posted by: on February 26, 2008 at 12:45 pm

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Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981)

If the image of the Statue of Liberty’s head in a New York street in Cloverfield seems familiar, it’s because this was used prior for the poster of Escape from New York. In the film’s alternate future 1997, Manhattan has become an island prison where the scum of American is sent to die. And wouldn’t you know it, no one thought to change the flight paths to JFK, so when Air Force One gets into trouble over the Read more

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Posted by: on February 26, 2008 at 10:03 am

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Frontier Justice, Vol. XI: Blast Apogee
Imagining a TBS movie of the future, and a world without Bai Ling

By Johnny Loftus

The writers are back to work. Somewhere there is a table of people obsessing once again over dark twists and plot shockers for “According to Jim,” or writing something pithy and resolute for creaky old Sam Waterston to warble at the end of another episode of “Law & Order,” or how they might extract another few crumbs of revenue from the American Pie series. And I’m sure they’re all very happy to be crumpling up Read more

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Posted by: on February 26, 2008 at 9:17 am

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Pics from the Dirtbombs CD release party at the Magic Stick in Detroit on February 16, 2008. Read more

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