Nick Cave’s rejected Gladiator 2 screenplay
Apparently Nick Cave was once asked by Russell Crowe to write a sequel to Gladiator. Cave’s plan to bring back the Maximus character back from the dead involved reincarnating him forever so he can fight in World War II and Vietnam. OK… http://tinyurl.com/gladcave
The Worst Movies of all time
The painful quest from Videogum.com to find the worst movies of all time takes in the excruciating entries Bicentennial Man, Bulworth, Alexander and Lady in the Water. http://tinyurl.com/worstmovsever
The Fly Girlz
Five 12-14 year old girls from a middle school in New York evoke the true spirit of old school rap with their album Da’ Brats From The ‘Ville. Listen to “Born 2 Be Fly”. http://myspace.com/representingnyc
The lyrics may be ridiculous but the song produced by Soulwax is so infectious, it deserves to be killing the dancefloor all summer. Look out for remixes by Mr Oizo and Green Velvet as well as the awesome video. http://tinyurl.com/tigashoes
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Forget your Mark Ronsons for a minute, an authentic soul voice from the ’70s returns with some dripping soul ballads. http://tinyurl.com/leefields
Model/singer and fashionista Lizzy McChesney channels The Pretenders into her indie-pop bursts. Currently creating a buzz Stateside with her Self-Taught Learner EP, ‘Boy Boy’ is your ample introduction. http://www.myspace.com/lissytrullie
Awkward Family Photos
From bad hand placement to ill-advised clothing to weird props and end results that look like poor quality fashion catalogue ads, this site features the best family portraits. http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com
Tired of staying in drab hotels and crummy hostels when travelling? Why not get a real taste for a city by staying with a local? http://www.couchsurfing.org
Essential site for music, film and games reviews which aggregates scores from critics around the world to give an accurate rating of the release. http://www.metacritic.com
Day & Night are giving away five pairs of tickets to The Prodigy Live at the Marquee in Cork on June 18th. The answer to the question below is in today’s edition of Day & Night (8th May) so get your eyes in the magazine for the answer to the question below!
What is the main film review this week?
To enter, find the answer in the magazine then turn to page 17 for details on how to enter by text.
With the release of the big-screen version of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit still three years away, a group of impatient fans have taken it upon themselves to fill the void between Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Guillermo del Toro-led project by creating their own fan film.
While the idea of ultra-fans making their own short films inspired by a hit movie is not new (science fiction series like Star Wars have spawned dozens and dozens of parodies and homages) The Hunt for Gollum, with its slick production values, accurate costumes and faithful cinematography is by far the most impressive amateur fan film I’ve ever seen. (more…)
Tupac is alive?
It may have been 13 years since he died but a hip-hop genius like Tupac wouldn’t let a small matter of death hinder him from hanging out in a New Orleans bar a few weeks ago. http://tinyurl.com/tupacbar
We Are Hunted
A music site which takes account of what music people talk about on blogs, Twitter, message boards etc, to produce the 99 top songs chart, with purchase links. Could it take over the regular music charts for relevancy? http://wearehunted.com
Continuing the hipster theme from last week, this hilarious blog looks at what it means to be ‘alt’ or ‘culturally relevant’ and how to grow a ‘personal brand’. http://www.hipsterrunoff.com
This is Photobomb
Your happy moments captured on camera are always better with an incongruous member of the public in the background.. http://thisisphotobomb.com