The 2012 holiday guest list includes two U.S. presidents, a long-running secret agent, a legendary film director, a classic literary heroine, a famous Paris fugitive and his pursuer, a slave-turned-vigilante, a dangerous paperback hero, a courageous team of Navy SEALs, a dashing young vampire and his wife, a pair of Beat Generation icons, a brigade of childhood folk heroes, a videogame refugee, a boy adrift with a tiger, and the welcome return of the Hobbits. Break out the champagne—it should be quite a party at the multiplex.November HighlightsThe Bay, a mass die-off of fish and birds alarms residents of Claridge, Maryland, over the Fourth of July weekend. The outbreak spreads to the human population, captured via security cameras, webcams and iPhone videos. The found-footage experts behind Paranormal Activity produce. Barry Levinson, who won an Oscar for Rain Man, directs. (Roadside Attractions; Nov. 2)In The Details, a raccoon infestation threatens to upturn the lives of Jeff … [Read more...] about Holiday treats: FJI previews end-of-the-year movie fare
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UNCUT’S 150 GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE DECADETo commemorate these two moderately historic events, we’ve spent some time rifling through our record collections and back issues, thinking about the music that has made the most impact on our magazine. The result is this: Uncut’s 150 Greatest Albums Of The Decade.Over the past 10 years, the musical landscape – and especially the ways in which we receive and listen to music – have been transformed at a pace few of us could have predicted. The musical cultures Uncut treasures, however, have continued to flourish. Indeed, some of our more obscure favourites, like Brightblack Morning Light or Lift To Experience, are now as available as a Dylan album; just a click away. To that end, Uncut’s 150 is unashamedly a specialist’s list, since it’s easier than ever before to become a specialist. There are no concessions to eclecticism or commerce, just 150 LPs that have defined the tastes of Uncut’s … [Read more...] about Uncut’s 150 Albums of the Decade!