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Film Music Review: Lego Movie

Composer Mark Mothersbaugh forgoes his trademark irony in a film steeped in … irony.

Whip It was a touch before my time, but somehow Devo’s wry brand of ironic bravura is familiar to me. 1,269 more words

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Music of the Movies: Wes Anderson

When it comes to stylised quirkiness and off-the-wall humour, there is one film maker who stands out against all others, and that is the inimitable writer and director Wes Anderson. 972 more words


Debunking the Myth of the One-Hit Wonder

Men at Work’s “Down Under”, off their debut, 1981′s Business as Usual, is easily the band’s biggest hit. It’s a perfect example of a pretty common trend at work in and the 80′s: band becomes big in their home country, band produces a killer video, band becomes overnight sensation in the US and proceeds to disappear from our cultural landscape. 1,193 more words

Lego movie 'an Australian film'

THE MUCH anticipated US production The Lego Movie can actually be considered an Australian film, according to its animation co-director Chris McKay.

Los Angeles-based McKay told… 226 more words



By Aaron Hunter

There is a telling moment early in Bottle Rocket (1996), Wes Anderson’s feature-length directorial debut. Dignan (Owen Wilson) has just helped his friend Anthony (Luke Wilson) “break out” of a voluntary psychiatric facility and they are riding the bus back home. 4,161 more words

Aaron Hunter

THE LEGO MOVIE – Mark Mothersbaugh

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

Possibly the most unexpected box office smash of the last several years, The Lego Movie took cinemas by storm in the early months of 2014 with its combination of wild and wacky animation, knowingly self-referential pseudo-adult comedy, and some unexpected pathos towards the end which touches on themes of individuality and self-expression. 1,459 more words