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Sunday
Feb052012

Justin Timberlake is so hot right now: His journey from singer to leading man

As Mugatu might say, Justin Timberlake is so hot right now. The 30-year-old performer has been in the public eye for two decades now, but he keeps getting more and more popular. Though he has maintained a varied career, dabling in music, dancing, acting, and comedy, Timberlake has been inching his way into Hollywood for more than a decade now and he may be about to take it to a new level.

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Tuesday
Oct052010

'Kick-Ass' star Aaron Johnson looks promising as young John Lennon in 'Nowhere Boy'

I would describe myself as a Beatles fanatic.  I'm familiar with pretty much all of their music, from their Hamburg days to Sgt. Pepper and beyond; I've read biographies; I've watched the entire Anthology more than once.  That said, Beatles films rarely impress me.  Its just so difficult for a filmmaker to capture whatever magic element The Beatles had, and make it work as a movie.  

So when I read, some time ago, that a new biopic was in the works about the early life of the most controversial member of the Fab Four - John Lennon - I was excited, but cautious.  I was reasonably impressed by Aaron Johnson in Kick-Ass, but I knew little about him aside from that, and my confidence in his ability to pull off a personality as complex as Lennon was thin.

However, after viewing the trailer, I think I may have underestimated Johnson.  Alive with youth, cheeky, and ambitious, he conducts himself with the same easy arrogance that young Lennon must have possessed, all while exuding a boyish sort of charm that attempts to gloss over teenage insecurity.  Johnson may not be a dead ringer for John Lennon, but who says he has to be?  Looks only get you so far, and I think he actually has the chops to pull this off! 

Judge for yourself by viewing the Nowhere Boy trailer, and a second clip, after the jump.  

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Tuesday
Aug032010

First tracks from Daft Punk Tron Legacy score are online (audio)

I haven't had time to explore Daft Punk musically, but I like what I've heard, and I like these tracks from Tron Legacy even more. Previous leaks were proven fake, but these tracks are featured on Disney's Tron website, and sound tame enough to be real. What do you think of the music? It seems to follow the popular action film trend of a deep, dissonant beat pounding throughout. 

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