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In 2009, Quentin Tarantino did a brief interview with Sky Movies ahead of the release of Inglorious Bastards. Long regarded as a walking movie encyclopedia, Tarantino rattled off a list of his 20 favorite films since 1992 — the year he made his directorial debut with Reservoir Dogs. Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale is the only film the director cited as his runaway pick for number one, but he declined to rank the others, opting instead to name them in alphabetical order (listed below).

1. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
2. Anything Else (Woody Allen, 2003)
3. Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999)
4. The Blade (Hark Tsui, 1995)
5. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
6. Dazed & Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
7. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
8. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
9. Friday (F. Gary Gray, 1995)
10. The Host (Joon-ho Bong, 2006)
11. The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999)
12. Joint Security Area (Chan-wook Park, 2000)
13. Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
14. The Matrix (Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski, 1999)
15. Memories of Murder (Joon-ho Bong, 2003)
16. Supercop (Stanley Tong, 1992)
17. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
18. Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994)
19. Team America (Trey Parker, 2004)
20. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)

More about Tarantino here: http://bit.ly/Vt86Sz image taken from fansshare.com

Rock and roll insomniac Dave Grohl recently found time to assist Soundgarden in directing their music video for “By Crooked Steps”. And like any true pal, he’s helped smooth the edges of the band’s occasionally pompous tendencies by instilling some Foo Fighters-inspired humor and casting the band as a Segway-driving biker gang. They drink, they smoke, they rock crowds, and somehow make a 15 mph car chase more exhilarating than the entirety of The Fast and The Furious. Watch them Soundgarden boys below:

image and article by consequenceofsound.com

Listen: The Strokes' New Song

As promised, the Strokes have some new music. They’ve posted a new song on their website called “One Way Trigger”, which is possibly a taste of the new album. Time”. Take a listen below.

 

Acclaimed Indonesian director Mouly Surya makes an appearance in the Sundance World Competition selection with What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love, a romantic drama set in a school for the visually impaired.

Check out the trailer and see new images in the gallery for Mouly Surya‘s What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love which is competing in the World Cinema Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday 19th.

The Indonesian film starring Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita and Karina Salim is already being eyed as Indonesia’s foreign film entry for next year’s Academy Awards.

Read preview about the movie here: http://www.upcoming-movies.com/new/sundance-2013-what-they-don-t-talk-about-when-they-talk-about-love-trailer-and-images/

The film’s produced by Rama Adi, Fauzan Zidni and Tia Hasibuan. Support the movie and check out the Sundance Film Festival’s official page for it.

 

–sources and images from twitchfilm.com and upcoming-movies.com 

 

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Black Metal will be available to screen from today, January 17th, until January 27th at Sundance Music Festival

Read more stories about the movie at http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/watch-the-short-film-black-metal-before-it-premieres-at-sundance

Black Metal is for you, by you, and because of you. We hope you will enjoy it.

 

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In 2013, Black Sabbath will release their 13th studio album.

Fittingly, it will be called 13.

The band announced the album title over the weekend, adding that it would be released in June. An exact date is coming soon (June 13, perhaps?).

The new album, which is being produced by Rick Rubin, will be the first Black Sabbath album to feature original singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler since 1978′s Never Say Die.

The official press release from the band also revealed that Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk is filling in for founding Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, who was unable to reach a financial settlement with his bandmates this time around.

The band also announced some tour dates in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, which you can see below.

Black Sabbath 2013 Tour Dates (So Far):

4/20 — Auckland, New Zealand
4/22 — Auckland, New Zealand
4/25 — Brisbane, Australia
4/27 — Sydney, Australia
4/29 — Melbourne, Australia
5/1 — Melbourne, Australia
5/4 — Perth, Australia
5/12 — Tokyo, Japan

 

–words by damien fanelli for kerrang magazine. image from consequenceofsound.net

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Rank Movie Title (click to view) Studio

Total Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Open Close
1 Marvel’s The Avengers BV $623,357,910 4,349 $207,438,708 4,349 5/4 10/4
2 The Dark Knight Rises WB $448,139,099 4,404 $160,887,295 4,404 7/20 12/13
3 The Hunger Games LGF $408,010,692 4,137 $152,535,747 4,137 3/23 9/6
4 Skyfall Sony $296,900,000 3,526 $88,364,714 3,505 11/9
5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Sum. $289,206,000 4,070 $141,067,634 4,070 11/16
6 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB $263,820,000 4,100 $84,617,303 4,045 12/14
7 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $262,030,663 4,318 $62,004,688 4,318 7/3 10/14
8 Brave BV $237,269,198 4,164 $66,323,594 4,164 6/22
9 Ted Uni. $218,815,487 3,303 $54,415,205 3,239 6/29 10/25
10 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted P/DW $216,391,482 4,263 $60,316,738 4,258 6/8 10/18
11 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Uni. $214,030,500 3,769 $70,217,070 3,729 3/2 7/26
12 MIB 3 Sony $179,020,854 4,248 $54,592,779 4,248 5/25 9/9
13 Wreck-It Ralph BV $178,465,000 3,752 $49,038,712 3,752 11/2
14 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox $161,168,962 3,886 $46,629,259 3,881 7/13
15 Snow White and the Huntsman Uni. $155,332,381 3,777 $56,217,700 3,773 6/1 9/6
16 Hotel Transylvania Sony $145,490,512 3,375 $42,522,194 3,349 9/28
17 Lincoln BV $143,933,000 2,293 $944,308 11 11/9
18 Taken 2 Fox $139,076,968 3,706 $49,514,769 3,661 10/5
19 21 Jump Street Sony $138,447,667 3,148 $36,302,612 3,121 3/16 7/1
20 Prometheus Fox $126,477,084 3,442 $51,050,101 3,396 6/8 9/20
21 Safe House Uni. $126,373,434 3,121 $40,172,720 3,119 2/10 5/17
22 The Vow SGem $125,014,030 3,038 $41,202,458 2,958 2/10 5/17
23 Magic Mike WB $113,721,571 3,120 $39,127,170 2,930 6/29 9/27
24 The Bourne Legacy Uni. $113,203,870 3,753 $38,142,825 3,745 8/10 11/8
25 Argo WB $110,130,000 3,247 $19,458,109 3,232 10/12
26 Django Unchained Wein. $106,351,000 3,010 $30,122,888 3,010 12/25
27 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB $103,860,290 3,500 $27,335,363 3,470 2/10 6/28
28 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $103,605,000 2,904 $27,281,735 2,814 12/25
29 Rise of the Guardians P/DW $97,152,000 3,672 $23,773,465 3,653 11/21
30 Flight Par. $92,491,000 2,638 $24,900,566 1,884 11/2
31 Think Like a Man SGem $91,547,205 2,052 $33,636,303 2,015 4/20 7/8
32 Life of Pi Fox $91,076,000 2,946 $22,451,514 2,927 11/21
33 The Campaign WB $86,907,746 3,302 $26,588,460 3,205 8/10 11/22
34 The Expendables 2 LGF $85,028,192 3,355 $28,591,370 3,316 8/17 11/22
35 Wrath of the Titans WB $83,670,083 3,545 $33,457,188 3,545 3/30 6/28
36 Dark Shadows WB $79,727,149 3,755 $29,685,274 3,755 5/11 8/16
37 John Carter BV $73,078,100 3,749 $30,180,188 3,749 3/9 6/28
38 Act of Valor Rela. $70,012,847 3,053 $24,476,632 3,039 2/24 6/7
39 Contraband Uni. $66,528,000 2,870 $24,349,815 2,863 1/13 3/15
40 Looper TriS $66,486,205 2,993 $20,801,522 2,992 9/28
41 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection LGF $65,653,242 2,161 $25,390,575 2,161 6/29 9/20
42 Battleship Uni. $65,422,625 3,702 $25,534,825 3,690 5/18 8/2
43 Mirror Mirror Rela. $64,935,167 3,618 $18,132,085 3,603 3/30 8/16
44 Jack Reacher Par. $64,804,000 3,352 $15,210,156 3,352 12/21
45 Pitch Perfect Uni. $64,666,000 2,787 $5,149,433 335 9/28
46 Chronicle (2012) Fox $64,575,175 2,908 $22,004,098 2,907 2/3 6/7
47 Hope Springs Sony $63,536,011 2,441 $14,650,121 2,361 8/8 10/21
48 Underworld Awakening SGem $62,321,039 3,078 $25,306,725 3,078 1/20 3/8
49 The Lucky One WB $60,457,138 3,175 $22,518,358 3,155 4/20 7/19
50 The Dictator Par. $59,650,222 3,014 $17,435,092 3,008 5/16 7/26
51 Total Recall (2012) Sony $58,877,969 3,601 $25,577,758 3,601 8/3 10/7
52 Titanic 3D Par. $57,884,114 3,674 $17,285,453 2,674 4/4 6/7
53 American Reunion Uni. $57,011,521 3,203 $21,514,080 3,192 4/6 5/31
54 ParaNorman Focus $56,003,051 3,455 $14,087,050 3,429 8/17 1/3
55 This Means War Fox $54,760,791 3,189 $17,405,930 3,189 2/17 6/14
56 Project X WB $54,731,865 3,055 $21,051,363 3,055 3/2 5/17
57 This Is 40 Uni. $54,460,000 2,931 $11,579,175 2,912 12/21
58 The Woman in Black CBS $54,333,290 2,856 $20,874,072 2,855 2/3 5/3
59 Paranormal Activity 4 Par. $53,900,335 3,412 $29,003,866 3,412 10/19
60 The Devil Inside Par. $53,261,944 2,551 $33,732,515 2,285 1/6 3/22
61 Parental Guidance Fox $52,761,000 3,368 $14,554,053 3,367 12/25
62 The Odd Life of Timothy Green BV $51,833,281 2,717 $10,822,903 2,598 8/15
63 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Sony $51,774,002 3,174 $22,115,334 3,174 2/17 5/10
64 The Grey ORF $51,580,236 3,208 $19,665,101 3,185 1/27 4/19
65 Red Tails Fox $49,876,377 2,573 $18,782,154 2,512 1/20 6/7
66 The Possession LGF $49,130,154 2,860 $17,732,480 2,816 8/31 11/22
67 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Fox $49,008,662 3,401 $14,623,599 3,391 8/3 12/20
68 Sinister Sum. $48,086,903 2,542 $18,007,634 2,527 10/12 1/3
69 Beauty and the Beast (3D) BV $47,617,067 2,625 $17,751,905 2,625 1/13 5/3
70 Savages (2012) Uni. $47,382,068 2,635 $16,016,910 2,628 7/6 9/6
71 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel FoxS $46,412,041 1,298 $737,051 27 5/4 10/25
72 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $45,512,466 924 $522,996 4 5/25 11/1
73 The Three Stooges Fox $44,338,224 3,482 $17,010,125 3,477 4/13 8/16
74 Red Dawn (2012) FD $43,883,000 2,781 $14,276,668 2,724 11/21
75 Here Comes the Boom Sony $43,703,852 3,014 $11,816,596 3,014 10/12
76 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (in 3D) Fox $43,456,382 2,655 $22,469,932 2,655 2/10 5/28
77 Resident Evil: Retribution SGem $42,345,531 3,016 $21,052,227 3,012 9/14 11/11
78 The Cabin in the Woods LGF $42,073,277 2,811 $14,743,614 2,811 4/13 7/12
79 What to Expect When You’re Expecting LGF $41,152,203 3,021 $10,547,068 3,021 5/18 8/2
80 Finding Nemo (3D) BV $41,069,643 2,904 $16,687,773 2,904 9/14
81 End of Watch ORF $40,900,000 2,780 $13,152,683 2,730 9/21
82 Rock of Ages WB (NL) $38,518,613 3,470 $14,437,269 3,470 6/15 8/16
83 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Fox $37,519,139 3,109 $16,306,974 3,108 6/22 9/20
84 Lawless Wein. $37,400,127 3,138 $10,001,982 2,888 8/29 11/29
85 That’s My Boy Sony $36,931,089 3,030 $13,453,714 3,030 6/15 7/22
86 Trouble with the Curve WB $35,763,137 3,212 $12,162,040 3,212 9/21 12/13
87 The Watch Fox $35,353,000 3,168 $12,750,297 3,168 7/27 10/18
88 Step Up Revolution Sum. $35,074,677 2,606 $11,731,708 2,567 7/27 10/4
89 Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds LGF $35,025,791 2,132 $15,583,924 2,132 2/24 5/17
90 Frankenweenie BV $34,818,954 3,005 $11,412,213 3,005 10/5
91 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $34,671,000 745 $443,003 16 11/16
92 2016 Obama’s America RM $33,449,086 2,017 $31,610 1 7/13 10/11
93 House at the End of The Street Rela. $31,611,916 3,083 $12,287,234 3,083 9/21 12/20
94 The Guilt Trip Par. $31,207,000 2,431 $5,290,629 2,431 12/19
95 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Sony $31,051,126 3,358 $11,137,734 3,358 4/27 8/5
96 Joyful Noise WB $30,932,113 2,735 $11,225,190 2,735 1/13 3/22
97 Chimpanzee BV $28,972,764 1,567 $10,673,748 1,563 4/20 8/9
98 The Five-Year Engagement Uni. $28,835,528 2,941 $10,610,060 2,936 4/27 6/21
99 Monsters, Inc. (3D) BV $27,916,000 2,618 $4,774,686 2,618 12/19
100 Cloud Atlas WB $26,797,277 2,023 $9,612,247 2,008 10/26
Summary of 655 Movies on Chart:
Totals: $10,381,398,337
Averages: $15,849,463

Note: RELEASE DATE shows all movies that opened in a given time period and their total grosses. WIDE RELEASES shows only movies released in 600 or more theaters and their total grosses, grouped by wide release date. LIMITED RELEASES shows only movies released in less than 600 theaters and their total grosses, grouped by release date. CALENDAR GROSSES shows all movies playing during the indicated time period, both new and holdover, and their grosses (or estimated grosses) during that time period. Movies released outside the indicated time period are shown in italics. Click here for a full explanation of the various box office sections


— taken from boxofficemojo.com image taken from thepursuitofsassiness.com

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Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi posted an end-of-year update on his official website.

Iommi, who has been battling cancer since earlier this year, assured fans that the band are hard at work on their new album and that they’ll be touring as much as possible in 2013.

Here’s the complete message:

“What a year! Certainly not the one I was expecting.

Thanks to you all for your massive help and support, it was very encouraging. I’m still working on the album and managed to play three shows, not bad given the news a year ago. I’m looking forward to next year, seeing what you think of the record and touring as much as we’re able.

My Best Wishes to you all, I hope you have a great Christmas and New Year, most of all, stay positive,

– Tony”

Black Sabbath recently revealed that they are six tracks into recording their new album, which should be released in April 2013. Iommi has hinted that the new disc will feature 15 songs.

 

made by damian fanelli for guitarworld.com. image from innocentworld.com

Green Day ¡QUATRO!‘ Full Documentary

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Bruno Mars – Locked out of Heaven [Live in Paris]

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Latest official music video from his latest album “Unorthodox Jukebox”

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