Archive for January 18, 2013

Known simply as the Laneway or St. Jerome’s Festival, the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival began in Caledonian Lane in Melbourne, Australia, in 2004. Predominantly an indie music event, the festival has grown rapidly in popularity, receiving favourable reviews in the music press.

The festival was originally conceived by Jerome Borazio and Danny Rogers, who held the first event in 2004 following a period of booking bands for the now defunct St Jerome’s bar. The pair’s booking duties first led to the “Summer Series” events and these were followed by the monthly night, entitled “Brains”; the inaugural Laneway Festival was held shortly after.


The festival expanded to Sydney in 2006, Brisbane in 2007, Adelaide in 2008 and Perth in 2009. Pitchfork Media reviewed this event as “Australia’s most insurgent and unique pop music event”.

It was announced on 1 October 2009, that the festival would begin to visit Auckland, New Zealand from 2010. On 15 November 2010, the organizers held a press conference in Singapore announcing that the festival will expand to Southeast Asia. The Singapore leg of the festival took place on 29 January 2011 at the historic Fort Canning Park. Following the press conference, the band that will headline the festival in Singapore, The Temper Trap, made a guest appearance.

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Jim Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber," "The Mask" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." (Courtesy New Line Cinema and Focus Features)Jim Carrey in “Dumb and Dumber,” “The Mask” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” (Courtesy New Line Cinema and Focus Features)

By John Haydon

Canadian-American actor and comedian Jim Carrey celebrates his 50th birthday on Jan. 17. His film credits include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “The Mask.” and “The Truman Show.” He was married to actress Lauren Holly for less than a year. He has also been romantically linked toRenee Zellweger and Jenny McCarthy. The List looks at Mr. Carrey’s top 10 films.

  • 10. Man on the Moon (1999) — Mr. Carrey completely threw himself into this homage to the late comedian-actor Andy Kaufman. His impersonation of Kaufman is faithful and impressive. Mr. Carrey won a Golden Globe for this chameleon performance and — his second win in a row after receiving an award for “The Truman Show” previously.
  • 9. Bruce Almighty (2003) — In this inspirational farce, Mr. Carrey plays a Buffalo, N.Y., television personality who feels unappreciated as the human-interest reporter on an “Eyewitness News” team. Suddenly divine intervention salvages his career and personal life. The film became Mr. Carrey’s biggest box office hit worldwide, grossing $484.6 million.
  • 8. Me Myself and Irene (2000) — Mr. Carrey plays a Rhode Island police officer named Charlie with two personalities, one of them violent. After years of being treated like a doormat, Charlie finally snaps, which results in a second personality, Hank. Mr. Carrey and Miss Zellweger, who also starred in the movie, became a Hollywood celebrity couple after the film and were engaged at one point before breaking up a short while later.
  • 7. The Mask (1994) — In this wacky special effects comedy, Mr. Carrey played the green-faced comic book hero Stanley Ipkiss, whose life is transformed after finding a magic mask in a river. This supernatural farce was the actor’s second huge hit in 1994. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, but lost to “Forrest Gump.”
  • 6. Yes Man (2008) — Mr. Carrey stars as Los Angeles bank employee Carl Allen, a broken soul who spends evenings moping around his apartment even as his friends implore him to hit the bar scene. Carl’s life changes when he comes across a former co-worker who has abandoned the trappings of modern life to become a “yes man.” Carl promises to stop being a “No Man” and vows to answer “Yes!” to every opportunity that presents itself. The film grossed more than $230 million worldwide.
  • 5. Dumb and Dumber (1994) — How dumb can you be? Very, very dumb, if you are Mr. Carrey. This buddy-film follows the cross-country trek and misadventures of two slow-witted pals, Mr. Carrey and Jeff Daniels, who are on a pilgrimage to return a briefcase full of cash belonging toLauren Holly. The film exploited Mr. Carrey’s talents to the extreme and was very successful at the box office, grossing $247 million worldwide.
  • 4. Liar Liar (1997) — Mr. Carrey plays a schizoid, smug young lawyer named Fletcher Reede who is a compulsive liar. Suddenly, due to his son’s birthday wish, Reede finds it impossible to lie, which becomes very inconvenient for the shyster. Mr. Carrey was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy/Musical. The film was a box office hit pulling in $181 million in the United States and is his fourth best-grossing movie.
  • 3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) — Mr. Carrey plays an introverted New Yorker who discovers that Clementine (Kate Winslet), his girlfriend, has undergone a procedure to erase all memory of their ever knowing each other. In retaliation, Mr. Carrey’s character does the same. Midway through, however, he finds himself resisting the erasure, subconsciously realizing his heart hadn’t yet given up on the memories downloading from his head. Mr. Carrey was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role and the film won an Oscar for the screenplay written byCharlie Kaufman.
  • 2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) — This relatively low-budget movie made Mr. Carrey a huge star and was a surprise box-office hit. With his unique facial contortions, Mr. Carrey earned rave reviews as a bumbling pet detective assigned to rescue the Miami mascot before the Super Bowl.
  • 1. The Truman Show (1998) — This touching film directed by Peter Weir is about an illegitimate, unwanted child, who becomes the darling of an entertainment empire. Mr. Carrey is quite brilliant with his innocence and goofiness as Truman Burbank who unbeknownst, is a character in a popular global sitcom for 30 years. The show is telecast live 24 hours a day controlled by a “televisionary” named Christof, played by Ed Harris.


Compiled by John Haydon
Source: The Washington Times, Associated Press, and


1. ‘A.C.O.D.’ (WME)

DIRECTOR Stu Zicherman

STARS Adam Scott, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jessica Alba

THE BUZZ The high-concept comedy about a man who learns he was part of a divorce study as a child is generating heat because of its quirky cast._sundanceAint_Them_Bodies_Saints

2. ‘AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS’ (WME, Cassian Elwes)

DIRECTOR David Lowery
STARS Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster
THE BUZZ Buyers are enthusiastic about this film, which follows three characters on various sides of the law, drawing comparisons to Terrence Malick’s Badlands.



DIRECTOR Jerusha Hess
STAR Keri Russell
THE BUZZ Hess, who launched her career at Sundance as the writer of 2004’s Napoleon Dynamite, tackles the story of a thirtysomething single woman obsessed with Pride and Prejudice‘s Mr. Darcy in this comic fantasy.
4. ‘BEFORE MIDNIGHT’ (Cinetic)

DIRECTOR Richard Linklater
STARS Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
THE BUZZ The original indie-darling couple should spark plenty of interest as this trilogy wraps up.

DIRECTOR Joseph Gordon-Levitt
STARS Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza
THE BUZZ Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut is sure to top every buyer’s list thanks to its hot cast.

DIRECTOR Ryan Coogler
STARS Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Chad Michael Murray
THE BUZZ This drama, based on a true story, tracks a 22-year-old Bay Area man on the last day of his life.
7. ‘THE LOOK OF LOVE’ (UTA/StudioCanal)

DIRECTOR Michael Winterbottom
STAR Steve Coogan
THE BUZZ The biopic of British adult magazine publisher Paul Raymond is one of this Sundance’s many sexually themed titles.

DIRECTOR David Gordon Green
STARS Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
THE BUZZ Returning to his indie roots, Green explores an unlikely friendship between two highway road workers.

DIRECTOR Fredrik Bond
STARS Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood
THE BUZZ The violent drama follows a young American pursuing a mysterious Romanian woman.

DIRECTOR Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
STARS Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Liam James
THE BUZZ The Descendants co-writers direct a coming-of-age tale about a teen, his mom, her boyfriend and a water park.
— words by tatiana siegel, source from


The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s 2013 lineup is here: Frank Ocean, Phoenix, The Black Keys, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews Band, Billy Joel, Widespread Panic, Hall & Oates, John Mayer, and Patti Smith will all take the stage over the festival’s two weekends (April 26-28 and May 2-5).

Other notables include Gary Clark Jr., Band of Horses, Andrew Bird, MuteMath, Jimmy Cliff, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Jill Scott, Dr. John, Ben Harper and Charlie Musslewhite, Earth, Wind & Fire, Maroon 5, Los Lobos, Charles Bradley, Calexico, Pokey LaFarge, The Del McCoury Band, Campbell Brothers, Jerry Douglas, Sonny Landreth, and George Porter, Jr. Click here to see the day-by-day breakdown.

Various ticketing packages are now available through the festival’s website.



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