Cameron Diaz is Carly, the kind of hard-hitting, go-getting lawyer who doesn’t have time to practice any actual law – she’s too busy sleeping with a variety of men whose names she doesn’t even bother remembering because they’re just that disposable. Then she meets Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and all that changes: now she’s not only remembering his name, she’s only sleeping with him.
Our story begins in a bleak San Francisco future where computers are doorstops, mobile phones are trash in the street, and everyone sits around looking really, really bored. Through this wanders Max Waters (Paul Bettany), a man who, with no internet to distract him, has plenty of time remember how this all started, five long years ago… Wait: this story about how we have to be terrified that computers are going to take over the world is only set “five years ago” and not in 1991?
Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) are a young couple trying to convince themselves that being married and having a baby doesn’t mean they have to give up on having fun, even if all their attempts at having fun fizzle out. So when a fraternity moves in next door – seriously, aren’t there laws against a bunch of teenage guys buying a house in a suburban street to turn it into a party dungeon?
Brisbane duo The Phoncurves are back with their new EP entitled Heartstrings. With luscious vocal melodies, this group has already mixed it with the likes of Josh Pyke, Thelma Plum, Asta and The Paper Kites to name but just a few.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician that has been working harder than Shaun Kirk over the past few years. Steer the Wheel, a majority crowdfunded record, is a stunning full band affair this time around, featuring the talents of Danny McKenna and Grant Cummerford as Kirk’s rhythm section.
Get to You is the debut record from Melbourne band The Night Party. A collaboration between Buck Lexton and Rick Sands, this album draws some comparisons to the likes of The Black Keys and The Rolling Stones. Although the album only goes for 30 minutes, throughout the twelve tracks there is an extensive music landscape created through each of the tracks.
Discovering Ásgeir was one of the best things to happen to me this week; then I got given his album to review. Already becoming the fastest-selling debut album in Iceland by a domestic artist, Ásgeir is now ready to show Australia his “Folktronica” sound inspired by the likes of Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver, Alt-J and James Blake in his English language version of Dyrd i Daudathogn (In the Silence).
Jim Jarmusch’s latest film takes the vampire genre and boils it down to an element not seen so often these days: vampires as the ultimate hipsters, cruising around the world causally dropping famous names while sneakily scoring their blood from blood banks rather than the necks of passing strangers.
The funniest thing about In a World… is that it’s actually set in a parallel world – one where having voice-over artists narrate movie trailers is still a big thing. Well, that’s not really the funniest thing: with roughly half the cast of hilarious and bizarre sitcom Children’s Hospital in this debut feature from writer/director/star Lake Bell (also from Children’s Hospital), it’s hardly surprising that there are a lot of funny lines in here.
You know the drill by now: it’s the future, and after some great cataclysm that wiped out everything that went before – well, not the buildings and stuff, because we’re still clearly in Chicago, even if things are a bit crumbly and there are wind turbines on all the tall buildings – society has undergone some serious changes.