Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Directed by George Miller and starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron & Nicholas Hoult.  “What a lovely day!”  What a lovely day indeed, in this post-apocalyptic Australian outback, where bands of ruffians riding improbable motor-vehicle contraptions are trying to catch you as soon as you let your guard down.  This is the world of Mad Max: […]

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Oblivion (2013)

Directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise & Morgan Freeman. Oblivion is a very beautiful movie that gorgeously blends reality and rendered elements together to spectacular effect.  The story is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth following an all-out war (that humanity won) against a race of invading aliens and that left the planet devastated.  […]

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Dredd (2012)

Directed by Pete Travis and starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby & Lena Headey.  I wasn’t expecting anything special when I originally watched this, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by this concise & energetic action sci-fi flick that finally properly honors the legendary Judge Dredd.  The movie doesn’t waste any time on […]

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Peel Slowly… (part II)

Q and A with Up-Tight co-author Victor Bockris This is (obviously) the follow-up to Peel Slowly… , my review of Up-Tight/The Velvet Underground Story, previously published here on Loud Alien Noize, it is with great pleasure that I once again have the opportunity to interview Victor Bockris who co-wrote Up-Tight with Gerard Malanga. Up-Tight is without question the […]

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King Kong (2005)

Directed by Peter Jackson and starring Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, Jack Black & Andy Serkis. First of, let me say that this movie seems like a love it or hate it affair, but I feel that most of its detractors are misguided in that they’re blaming a popcorn movie for being exactly that: a popcorn […]

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Atomic Blonde (2017)

Directed by David Leitch and starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy & John Goodman. A savvy cold war spy thriller/action movie set during the fall of the Berlin wall executed in thru ‘80’s fashion.  From its soundtrack expertly picking thru the best of the decade’s catalog of hits to the frigid blue tone of its color […]

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Peel Slowly…

Up-Tight/The Velvet Underground Story  Under Review by Tobe Damit At the forefront of modern music are The Velvet Underground. Their story is as strange and twisted as their music. Its ramifications and implications on modern-day music, are as deep as they are Legion. Studded with exclusive, amazing photos, stunningly written accounts, interviews, comments and reviews,  Up-tight/The […]

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Hayley Arjona/Overripe

Exhilarating Psychedelic Satire! I’ve had the pleasure to post previous paintings by Aussie artist Hayley Arjona already and it is my great pleasure to do it again because her work is always refreshing, exhilarating, even musical! Bursting out with life and a very acute, disturbing sense of humor. I love it! Hayley Arjona delves into […]

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Death Before Punk

Punk was definitely born in Detroit with 3 bands that all took a very daring step towards uncharted territories. The Stooges, the MC5 and another obscure, almost totally overlooked band from Detroit called DEATH. You might think it’s not a very original name but back in 1971 when the trio of brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David […]

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Bangs on Fun House

 Of Pop and Pies and Fun CREEM—December 1970 A program for mass liberation in the form of a Stooges review. Or, who’s the fool? by Lester Bangs Part 1: Anatomy of a Disease Like most authentic originals, the Stooges have endured more than their share of abuse, derision, critical condescension and even outright hostility. Their […]

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