Musical Top Ten for 2013

artwork manipulation courtesy of Spin. Of course we’re all about the movies around here. But we also have day jobs (some of us). And we also have to get to the theater in a car or bus with stereo/iPod jamming; which means the amount of actual minutes consuming music vastly outweighs our movie watching. So throughout the year we take note of what sounds...

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Musical Top Ten for 2012

It’s not strictly the silver cinema for the RowThree staff. We do have some other interests as well. And since it’s that time of year, nothing easier than throwing together a quick top ten of quite possibly our second favorite art form around here: tunage. Adele might be artist of the year, but apparently the third row doesn’t see this. It...

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Talk TV and MUSIC in the Third Row

TALK MUSIC                 TALK TV We’ve tried every way we can think of for a place in which people can talk about TV shows, music and even books or sports within the confines of RowThree. We had a separate blog with guest writers for a time. It died a slow and horrible death....

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Question of the Day: Are we at Peak Comic Book (Superhero) Movie?

Much like the Peak Oil analogy, the concept where all the easy oil-wells (cue The Beverly Hillbillies theme, or wailing Middle Eastern aria) have been tapped and exploited and now we either have to drill way off into the ocean, or remove copious amounts of sulphur to get good, usable hydrocarbons or by brute processing force, extract it from the sticky tar...

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MorePop: Batman – The Night of the Owls

“Beware the court of owls, that watches all the time, Ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they watch you in your bed, Speak not a whispered word of them or they’ll send the talon for your head.”   When I initially wrote my first impressions of DC’s New 52 for this column, there...

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Talk Amongst Yourselves [RIP]

 

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David Lynch’s Crazy Clown Time Video is as Weird as You’d Expect

Anyone who knows anything about the world of David Lynch – his movies, paintings and music – will find it absolutely no surprise that the video for the titular track from his first solo album Crazy Clown Time is strange. Basically consisting of people acting out exactly what’s in the lyrics – including pouring beer, a woman taking her...

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MorePop Friday: Skydive Naked from an Aeroplane…

…Or a lady with a body from outer space. Mere child’s play to what The Crüe has in store for us this Sunday. The internet these last few days has been abuzz with Super Bowl commercials. I don’t even need to watch the game this year. Usually I watch to see some of these fun ads and eat mini-wieners. These days I’ll just eat the...

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MorePop: Samantha Morton Directs “The Kills”

So I’ve become a pretty big fan of “The Kills” as of recent. Especially after seeing them live last fall. Also, I’m kind of a Samantha Morton fan. And looky here… the two have collaborated; with Morton directing “The Kills” latest video for The Last Goodbye. I can’t believe this band has been around for ten years...

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MorePop: Our Favorite Music of 2011

Our collective 2011 film lists will be coming up soon, but most of us are pretty big music fans, too, so we wanted to share some of the things we’ve been listening to the most in 2011. Rules for inclusion are pretty lax; soundtracks, cover albums, it’s all fair game. There’s a great deal of diversity among our lists, but we managed to come up...

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