On their gorgeous sixth album, Elbow have released a collection of tracks brimming with soul, heart & beauty. The Take Off And Landing Of Everything is a rich and rewarding album showcasing Guy Garvey to be one of the most eloquent British songwriters around. Ever since their debut, Asleep In The Back, they have continued to produce albums of the highest caliber and show no signs of slowing down. It is a certainty that Elbow will be around for some time.
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, release their first ever live concert CD/DVD package capturing their extraordinary performance at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California last fall. The live performance was recorded for PBS Great Performances and features material from Martin and Brickells Grammy-nominated album Love Has Come For You, as well as music from Martins Grammy nominated collaboration with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Rare Bird Alert, and his Grammy Award winning album The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo.
The stars have truly aligned in 311's favor as they are able to release their new album Stereolithic on 3/11. This is their 11th album and continues the rock/reggae vibe they have become renowned for. Vocalist Nick Hexum's vocals are as strong as ever, as shown on their lead single Five Of Everything. Oh and for a further 311 reference the album is released on their own label 311 Records.
KXM the all new super-group featuring guitar legend George Lynch, longtime KoRn drummer Ray Luzier and Kings X bassist/singer dUg Pinnick come together for their 13 track Rock & Roll masterpiece! The self-titled debut of KXM is something truly unique and special. The songs are powerful, precise, and transcend beyond the boundaries of the imagination.
Plus there are other great, new releases including Aloe Blacc who releases the best of his career so far with Lift Your Spirit which features the single The Man as well as an acoustic version of the huge Avicii single Wake Me Up. Slow Me Down is the seventh album from American country artist Sara Evans and follows her 2011 album Stronger. Country music's 'Gentle Giant' Don Williams re-teams with award-winning producer Garth Fundis for Reflections, the follow up to 2012's well-received comeback album And So It Goes. Grammy nominated singer and Verve recording artist Ledisi releases her fifth major studio release The Truth. LA's lLatin alternative stalwarts Ozomatli make their Vanguard debut with Place in the Sun, a sun-soaked mélange of rock, cumbia, hip-hop, funk, dub, and all-around goodness. There aren't a lot of frills or gimmicks surrounding Battleme's second album Future Runs Magnetic because, simply put, the music speaks for itself. Bombastic, driving and powerful, the album is a timeless collection of rock anthems. And Given the critical and commercial success of The English Riviera, Metronomy could have easily spent another album or two expanding on its polished, erudite pop. However, they're too mercurial a band to do the obvious thing. On Love Letters, they abandon their previous album's sleek precision for fuzzy analog charm.
Plus, Eric Clapton, Chicago, Cowboy Troy, Charlie Oxford, Conan, Nervosa, Laibach, Ambrose Akinmusire, Veronica Mars [Soundtrack], Juanes, Divergent [Soundtrack], Ellie Holcomb, Dean Wareham, Architects UK, The Shrine, God Module, Tensnake, MO, Dena and Young Money all have new albums today.
There are also a couple of singles available, including The Silver Palms who release their single Superstar [Vinyl Single] which follows their "Georgia Boy" debut track, which surfaced online in the fall of 2013.
And David Bowie continues his 40th anniversary releases with Rebel Rebel [40th Anniversary 7 Inch Picture Disc].
EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW
Looking ahead to next week's chart, We are excited to present an Early Listen for Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew's sophomore solo album Darlings released on Arts & Crafts. The follow-up to 2007′s Spirit If.., Darlings was recorded in Alberta with co-producers Dave Hamelin (The Stills) and Graham Lessard (Stars). The 12-track album features contributions from Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think and Broken Social Scene and Dean Stone of Apostle of Hustle. It includes the singles “Good Sex” and “Mexican Aftershow Party”. The album is available now for pre order and you can watch the video for lead single Good Sex here as well as visit instore to hear the full album.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.
English Oceans, the 12th release for Drive-By Truckers, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. 'It can go from this chainsaw rock 'n' roll to this very delicate, pretty-sounding stuff,' says Mike Cooley. The album is available now and you can watch the incredible live studio performance of 'Made Up of English Oceans' here as well as visit instore to hear the full album.
With a new record label in tow, Toronto-based Dine Alone Records, Keith Murray and Chris Cain, better known as We Are Scientists, are giving fans the kind of songs that put them on the global map and that we've been missing from our playlists. In late 2012, they entered the studio in New York with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Blonde Redhead) to record sessions for their fourth record. Burrows relocated to the city from England while he worked with Murray and Cain to write and record tracks for the album Tv en Francais! The album is available now and you can preview the tracks here and watch the crazy video for the lead single Dumb Luck as well as visit instore to hear the full album.
Holly Golightly has made over 20 albums and appeared on countless more, but she never had a recording experience like the one she had making the new Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs release All Her Fault. Golightly and her partner Lawyer Dave spent nearly six months on the project. "It has never taken me that long to get through 12 tracks," she admits. "I don't have the patience for endlessly going over things. I want things done quickly and this was like pulling a Dave-shaped log along at times." The album is available now and you can preview the track Trouble In Mind here.
Arthur Beatrice founding members Orlando Leopard (vocals/instruments) and Elliot Barnes (drums) discovered early in their school-formed friendship, and musical partnership, that their opposing views would take them in interesting and often unpredictable directions. The pair were looking to introduce a new dynamic to their songwriting when they met and enlisted Ella Girardot (vocals/keys), after hearing her perform UK group All Saints' 'Pure Shores' in the school talent contest. Brother Hamish Barnes (vocals/bass/guitar) joined a little later, quickly providing another point of creative tension when he began contributing songs that soon became as vital as anything before. Check out the new album Working Out here.
The Unsemble is a collaboration of three very notable musical personalities. You may know of Duane Denison (guitar, keyboards) from his work with Tomahawk and The Jesus Lizard, among others. He's in fine form here. You might know of Alexander Hacke (bass, electronics) from his work with Einsturzende Neubaten, Crime and the City Solution, and his film and production work. He's at the top of his game these days. You probably don't know of Brian Kotzur (drums, keyboards) but you should. He has worked with Silver Jews and Harmony Korine, both quite popular with indie hipsters, slackers, etc. He's got moves, just you wait.
Plus there are other great, new releases including Pharrell Williams who after a tremendous 2013 working behind the scenes on some of the year's biggest albums, once again steps forward into the limelight as he releases his highly anticipated second solo album G I R L. Featuring the hit single "Happy", an international phenomenon and radio smash, the album is the undeniable sound of an artist thoroughly enjoying himself. Ghost Beach, the New York-based duo of Josh Ocean & Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn, bring together the two worlds of electronic and live performance whose sound is self-described as "Tropical Grit Pop." On their debut full-length album Blonde, Ghost Beach once again perfects a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth-pop, none more so evident than in the searing single "Miracle", you can watch the video here. Real Estate's third long-player, Atlas, starts 2014 off on the right note. Recorded at Wilco's studio, in Chicago, IL, Atlas expands upon the pastoral lushness of 2011's breakout album Days. Atlas continues hitting with the same catchy confidence that made Days such an enduring listen. Bob Dylan releases a 2CD Deluxe Edition of his 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration from October 16th 1992, with Remastered Audio and premieres of two previously unreleased recordings from the concert's sound check: Sinéad O'Connor singing "I Believe In You" and Eric Clapton's interpretation of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright." The collection is also available on Blu-Ray for the full experience. Rick Ross delivers his sixth studio album, Mastermind, and describes this as a more "soulful" record than his previous albums. Chris Wallace, former lead singer of White Tie Affair, breaks through with his debut album, Push Rewind which features the hit single Keep Me Crazy. And Rufus Wainwright releases Vibrate: The Best Of Rufus Wainwright which encapsulates a career in music that is like no other. This new collection features 17 standout songs that define one of modern music's most innovative talents, as well as a brand new recording, 'Me and Liza'. Also out this week is his breathtaking performance Rufus Wainwright: Live from the Artists Den which is available on both CD and Blu-Ray
Plus, Wake Owl, Comeback Kid, Ashanti, Ume, The Men, Linda Perhacs, Eagulls, Highasakite, The Revivalists, Anne, Eternal Summers, Ava Luna, Roman Remains, Axxa/Abraxas, Carla Bozulich, Trust, Nick Waterhouse, Silver Snakes, Charlie Simpson, Lea Michele and Johnny Cash all have new albums today.
There are also a couple of singles available, including Elbow who release New York Morning & Fly Boy Blue/Lunette both of which are taken from their new album The Take Off And Landing Of Everything which is released next week.
And 311 release Five Of Everything which is the lead single from their new album Stereolithic, also out next week.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.
Another year, another Grammy ceremony. With 83 awards in total, 2014 was the biggest year in the ceremony's 56 year history. Daft Punk and Lorde were among the biggest winners, winning five and two awards respectively.
The French duo were also amongst the performers as they alongside Pharrell Williams performed their huge track Get Lucky. Other performers included Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay Z, Beyonce, Metallica, Queens Of The Stoneage with Nine Inch Nails and Paul McCartney teamed up with Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear for a rendition of 'Cut Some Slack' from last year's Grohl-fuelled 'Real To Reel: Sound City' Album/Documentary.
Here is a rundown of some of the winners for 2014.
Record Of The Year: Get Lucky - Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Album Of The Year: Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
Song Of The year: Royals - Lorde
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance: Lorde - Royals
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers - Get Lucky
Best Pop Vocal Album: Unorthodox Jukebox - Bruno Mars
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
Best Rock Performance: Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Best Metal Performance: Black Sabbath: God Is Dead?
Best Rock Song: Cut Me Some Slack - Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear
Best Rock Album: Celebration Day - Led Zeppelin
Best Alternative Music Album: Modern Vampires Of The City - Vampire Weekend
In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K. and number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. Now comes a new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.
Also newly remastered for reissue, The Beatles' first Live at the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group's BBC sessions mixed versions of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s.
Music Releases 03-11-14
The Take Off and Landing of Everything was recorded at the band's facility at Blueprint Studios in Salford with additional sessions at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Wiltshire during 2013. As with their multi-platinum fourth album, The Seldom Seen Kid and platinum follow-up build a rocket boys!, the album was produced by Craig Potter.
Brand new album from soul singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc. Lift Your Spirit features the smash hits "The Man" and the acoustic version of "Wake Me Up".
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers - Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell Live [CD+DVD]New CD: $19.98
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, will release their first ever live concert CD/DVD package capturing their extraordinary performance at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California last fall. The live performance was recorded for PBS Great Performances and features material from Martin and Brickells Grammy-nominated album Love Has Come For You, as well as music from Martins Grammy nominated collaboration with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Rare Bird Alert, and his Grammy Award winning album The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo. This special live CD/DVD features Martins unique blend of comedy and bluegrass and is a first class evening of excellent entertainment.
Eleventh album from the quintet who have scanned over 8 million albums in the U.S. Contains 15 brand new studio tracks and marks the first 311 record to be released on '311 Day'. Seven of their albums have reached the Top 10 on Top 200 Sales Chart. Nine of their singles have reached the Top 10 on Alternative Rock Radio Chart.
Slow Me Down is the seventh album from American country artist Sara Evans and follows her 2011 album Stronger. Co-produced by Mark Bright (Reba McEntire, Lonestar), the album sees Evans co-write three of its eleven tracks, while guest vocals come from the likes of Gavin DeGraw, the Fray's Isaac Slade, and Vince Gill.
KXM the all new super-group featuring guitar legend George Lynch, longtime KoRn drummer Ray Luzier and Kings X bassist/singer dUg Pinnick come together for this 13 track Rock & Roll masterpiece! The self-titled debut of KXM is something truly unique and special. The songs are powerful, precise, and transcend beyond the boundaries of the imagination. In today s overpopulated music arena, true gems become harder and harder to find, but KXM s unified vision rises above the normal and creates its own space. From the opening drum riff of Stars to the final chord on Human Friction, KXM is an album that is sure to resonate with fans from the band s original projects, while garnering new ones as well. Songs like Gun Fight, Faith Is A Room and the first single Rescue Me are sure to be instant favorites among fans. The band shows their softer side on the ballad Never Stop along with their dark side on the tale of domestic violence, Sleep. In a world that constantly searches for new and unique music, KXM delivers all the power and punch that one would expect from these high level players!
Country music's 'Gentle Giant' re-teams with award-winning producer Garth Fundis for Reflections, the follow up to 2012's well-received comeback album And So It Goes. Don Williams, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, dominated for decades as a country hit maker and was dubbed 'the Gentle Giant' because of his unique blend of commanding presence and that laid-back, easy style cutting across national and genre boundaries. Those personal and musical qualities that stood out strongly across the 1970s, '80s and '90s, came full circle both in 2012, as Williams delivered the masterful And So It Goes, and today, as he readies the release of Reflections.
Grammy nominated singer and Verve recording artist Ledisi is excited to announce the release of her fifth major studio release The Truth. The album, which will be in-stores March 11, is filled not only with Ledisi's trademark soaring ballads but also a generous collection of up-tempo, beat-driven celebrations of love and lust.
Given the critical and commercial success of The English Riviera, Metronomy could have easily spent another album or two expanding on its polished, erudite pop. However, they're too mercurial a band to do the obvious thing. On Love Letters, they abandon their previous album's sleek precision for fuzzy analog charm.
Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 (4LP)
Soundtrack to debut feature film by French director Yann Gonazlez, brother to M83's Anthony Gonzalez. Features vocals by M83 collaborator Morgan Kibby and Norwegian singer Susanne Sundfřr (who contributed vocals to the "Oblivion" soundtrack). Previous collaborator Joe Trapanese returned to assist with orchestral arrangements. Mellow and romantic, this soundtrack pays tribute to French soundtracks from the 70's and is much more intimate than Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.
LA's latin alternative stalwarts make their Vanguard debut with 'Place in the Sun,' a sun-soaked mélange of rock, cumbia, hip-hop, funk, dub, and all-around goodness.
Chicago Live In Japan is a two CD re-issue of their live shows recorded in Japan in June of 1972. The album features live versions of their hits and key album tracks from their early Chicago Transit Authority-era through to Chicago V, including "Make Me Smile," "Saturday In the Park," "Dialogue," "Beginnings" and more. Guitarist Terry Kath, keyboardist Robert Lamm and the trademark horn section are prominently featured throughout the rock tracks "25 or 6 to 4," "Mississippi Delta City Blues," "I m A Man," and "Free."
Cowboy Troy rapped his way into the country mainstream on the first cut of Big & Rich's 2004 debut Horse Of A Different Color. And while his admonition to "let go of all your preconceived notions" certainly wasn't the first time elements of rap had been incorporated into country, it was the boldest statement yet. Explaining the journey that placed Troy Coleman at this unlikely intersection is as complicated as explaining the evolution of American culture. At the same time it's as simple as the story of a kid from Texas who did what all kids do--he soaked up the world around him.
There aren't a lot of frills or gimmicks surrounding Battleme's second album Future Runs Magnetic because, simply put, the music speaks for itself. Bombastic, driving and powerful, the album is a timeless collection of rock anthems.
Charlie Oxford's self-titled debut is sweet and simmering, a line from Sam Cooke to contemporaries like James Morrison and John Mayer. The Nashville-based (grew up in Dallas listening to the local oldies station with his dad) artist has grown his fan base organically through live performances and word-of-mouth exposure. The album features a stunning array of Nashville's finest musicians playing with sympathetic grace, imbuing each song with just the right dash of musical vitality. The album's opener (and first single), "Waiting For," cooks with poignancy and purposefulness.
The U.K.'s Conan follow the ideals of their namesake and continue their path without compromises. Their second album Blood Eagle is a Doom/Drone/Stoner Metal monument filled with monolithic riffs, hypnotic melodies, brutal drumming and an archaic atmosphere. Epic hymns (e.g. "Crown of Talons" or "Gravity Chasm") transport the listener directly onto blood-soaked battlefields. Blood Eagle has a unique and raw character that will enthrall fans of AHAB, EYEHATEGOD or SUNN O))) with the very first note. The wrath of Conan is upon us! Caveman Battle Doom!
After the release of their critically acclaimed first sign of life, the Brazilian demolition crew unleashes their highly anticipated album debut! The all-female Thrash Metal combo pushes the pedal to the metal and offers the listener high-speed riffs, furious drumming and raging leads. The songs have a brutal and raw energy and are crowned by murderous hooks and the aggressive vocals by bassist Fernanda Lira. Nervosa will take the Thrash Metal scene by storm! The all-female Thrash brutality! For fans of Seputura, Slayer, Testament, Metallica & Exodus
Hailing from the rural swampland of Camden, Georgia, The Silver Palms consist of twin brothers Adam (guitar) and Dalton Drury (vocals/guitar) and their childhood best friends Jordan Scott (drums) and Wade Bheam (bass). Recorded with producer Alalal, their single for Canvasclub, "Superstar" b/w "Inevitable," follows their "Georgia Boy" debut track, which surfaced online in the fall of 2013.
Spectre is Laibach's first studio album since 2006's Volk, and the follow up the original sound track for Iron Sky (dir. Timo Vuorensola, 2012) and Reproduction Prohibited, a collection of Laibach's interpretations of songs.
Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire returns with the release of the imagined savior is far easier to paint, an impressive and expansive new album that broadens the palette of his firebrand quintet with the addition of guitarist Charles Altura, the OSSO String Quartet, and vocalists Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann, and Cold Specks. Akinmusire s quintet features saxophonist Walter Smith III, pianist Sam Harris, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown a close-knit group of longtime friends and frequent collaborators that breathes a remarkable collective identity.
On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind
With the chart-topping success of Juanes: MTV Unplugged, the world s foremost Latin Rock artist is now back to present his new album LOCO DE AMOR. Creatively charged from the MTV Unplugged Tour, Juanes returned to the studio alongside famed rock producer Steve Lillywhite. The new music marks Steve Lillywhite s first Spanish language project. In addition, the album has collaborations from an expert in the Latin rock culture, producer and musician Emmanuel Meme del Real from Café Tacvba.
The first David Bowie release of 2014 is "Rebel Rebel," another in the run of 40th anniversary 7" picture discs released by Parlophone Records.
Divergent: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features music by Ellie Goulding, Zedd, Tame Impala and many more!
The sixth studio album from Brighton, England-based metalcore outfit Architects UK, "Lost Forever, Lost Together," is the most eclectic and ambitious yet tightly controlled album so far in the band's career. Making their Epitaph Records debut, Architects (They are only know as the Architects UK in the US) deepen their blend of brutal, thundering metal and melody-spiked hardcore with heavier riffs and intricate arrangements inspired by artists as unlikely as Sigur Ros.
So-Cal s**t-kickers The Shrine return with their new album ''Bless Off'', a blazing hell ride featuring 11 rip-roarin' party rock anthems guaranteed to destroy your ears! Undoubtedly one of America's hottest underground bands, The Shrine plays loud, heavy rock 'n' roll fueled by cheap beer and bad acid that combines the hook-laden appeal of 70s garage rock and gritty 80s hardcore with a skate punk energy and attitude resulting in a sound the trio describes as ''psychedelic violence.'' Recorded on reel-to-reel tape using vintage gear and colossal Marshall stacks, ''Bless Off''is a record that attacks with buzzing riffs, blazing hooks and a bruising, mega-amplified punch. This is gnarly, raunchy and quintessential riff rock channeling hazy hesher glories! Can you handle it?!
New Orleans brass band style transported to Cambridge, MA and transformed by saxophonist/composer Ken Field, with an all-star cast including guests Charles Neville, Josh Rosema, and Kenny Wollesen.
1974 debut album featuring the stunning line-up of SteveWalsh on keys and lead vocals, Phil Ehart on drums, Kerry Livgren playing the lead guitar, Robby Steinhardt on violin and lead vocals and Dave Hope on bass. This 180 gram vinyl reissue was mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and pressed at RTI as part of the Kansas reissue series in honor of Kansas' 40th year anniversary.
British teenage classical crossover duo Jonathan & Charlotte caused a sensation in the finals of Britain's Got Talent with their stunning performance of "The Prayer" that was watched by over 14.5 million people. Their first album, Together, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and has sold over 200K worldwide. On their second album, Perhaps Love, these memorable young performers reinvent and reinterpret well-known popular and classical songs from Plácido Domingo, John Denver, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more.
GLOW represents a new milestone in a career which has traveled the world s greatest dance floors and earned Tensnake his towering reputation as one of house and disco s leading producers. This debut album features an impressive range of collaborations including the almighty Nile Rodgers, three time Grammy-winning Stuart Price (AKA Jacques Lu Cont), Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Fiora, and more.
2014 debut album from the hotly tipped Danish electro pop artist Mo aka Karen Marie Orsted. She describes her music as electronic soul, street-vibe indie pop
Hailing from a world of cinematic extremes, Rudy Adrian s new release Atmospheres summons the very mystical elements of the land that inspires him: New Zealand.
Movie Releases 03-11-14
Idealistic young folk singer Llewyn Davis Oscar Isaac struggles to make a name for himself in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early 1960s in this fictional period drama from Joel and Ethan Coen. As the harsh winds of winter blow through the streets of New York City, the homeless singer/songwriter drifts from couch to couch in search of his big break. Feeling that he's finally burned his bridge with longtime friends and fellow folk singers Jim Justin Timberlake and Jean Carey Mulligan, and convinced that his recent work on a novelty song will lead him nowhere, Llewyn hitches a ride to Chicago with the mysterious Roland Turner John Goodman and his taciturn valet Johnny Five Garrett Hedlund on a mission to audition for famed impresario Bud Grossman F. Murray Abraham. Meanwhile, Llewyn discovers that he himself may be the biggest obstacle on his arduous road to success.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.
Based on the beloved best-selling book comes this profoundly moving story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. Although Liesel (Sophie N‚lisse) is illiterate when she is adopted by a German couple (OSCARr Winner Geoffrey Rush* and Emily Watson**), her adoptive father encourages her to learn to read. Ultimately, the power of words helps Liesel and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding in the family's home, escape from the events unfolding around them in this extraordinary, acclaimed film directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey).
The Who's seminal double album 'Tommy', released in 1969, is a milestone in rock history. It revitalized the band's career and established Pete Townshend as a composer and Roger Daltrey as one of rock's foremost frontmen.
Eric Clapton is one of the world's most acclaimed and well known guitarists. His style has influenced and inspired countless other musicians and his amazing technique has earned him the name 'Slow Hand'.This musical documentary contains rarely seen stories, interviews and live performances from the early days.
From Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, comes a gripping and powerful drama about family, fate, circumstance and justice. Russell Baze (Oscarr Winner Christian Bale*) leads a dead-end life - he works a meaningless steel mill job all day, and cares for his terminally ill father at night. When Russell's brother Rodney (Casey Affleck) returns home from Iraq, he is lured into one of the Northeast's most ruthless crime rings and mysteriously disappears. When the police fail to solve the case, Russell puts his life at risk in order to seek justice for his brother. This absorbing film features a knockout cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard.
Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth star in this action-packed thriller about how far one man will go to protect his family. Widowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker (Statham) retires to a quiet Southern town with his 10-year-old daughter and discovers that the idyllic setting is riddled with drugs and violence. When a riveting chain of events forces him to face off with psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine (Franco), Broker must retaliate using the fearsome skills he hoped to keep in his past. From screenwriter Sylvester Stallone, Homefront is “an absolute blast! A thrill ride from start to finish!”
Over the course of one hot summer, a group of children in the decaying rural South must confront a tangle of difficult choices. An ambitiously constructed, elegantly photographed meditation on adolescence, the first full-length film by director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) features remarkable performances from an award-winning ensemble cast. George Washington is a startling and distinct work of contemporary American independent cinema.