• Movies/Entertainment

    Exclusive: Interview…The Album Leaf’s Jimmy LaValle on Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s ‘Synchronic’

    The Album Leaf has been making its mark as a soft-spoken innovator steadily and surely since 1999. One year after forming the influential San Diego instrumental group Tristeza, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle turned the solo studio project into a full-fledged live band. The diversity of The Album Leaf’s music is second only to the diversity of the music that has inspired LaValle through the years – the artist has named everything from German Ambient/Pysch bands like Can, Cluster and Harmonia to traditional mariachi music, electronic music and Brian Eno as some of his primary influences. Icelandic band Sigur Rós discovered LaValle and took The Album Leaf on tour with…

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    Interview…’V/H/S: Viral’ Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

    The purported final leg in the horror anthology series, V/H/S: VIRAL screened at the 2014 Fantastic Fest. In short, it was nuts but the crowd just loved it. Now, outside of the festival circuit, this installment might have fans and critics split, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Click here to read our review from Fantastic Fest. While at the Fest, we got to sit with directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead as well as the cast of the insane “Bonestorm” segment. They offer their experiences filming one of the series’ most intense sequences. Sure wish they could have done something with the skydiving idea they head, but this sequence still…

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    [Fantastic Fest Review]…V/H/S: Viral

    Horror anthologies don’t come along all that often. But thanks to Brad Miska, fans of Creepshow, and similar short-form storytelling would no longer lament the lack of fantastic but short glimpses into strange horror themed universes. V/H/S, and its sequel, went all out and brought the idea of “found footage” horror to new levels. Depending on who you talk to, you’ll likely find people praising one film over the other, but each has its fair share of exceptional segments that stay with you long after lights come up. So here we are with an equally enjoyable and effective third outing which shows strong signs that this series has found its…