R.E.M. releasing 6-DVD MTV set, “REMTV”

A modern musical dilemma: If a favorite band of yours releases a six-DVD set containing hours and hours of material, does it really matter that they broke up? R.E.M., which called it quits in the fall of 2011, announced this week that it will release a special compilation called REMTV. According to Stereogum:   REMTV is more »

This Week in ‘Breaking Bad’ Wrap-Up Videos

Left with the terrifying prospect of no new Breaking Bad on Sunday- or really, on any Sunday to come ever again, a lot of Breaking Bad fans spent the last week putting together long, elaborate tribute videos. Significant spoilers for all of these, of course, and remember, all of this work is much better-advised and more »

At the End of the Day: Graphing Tarantino, Ranking Les Miz, and I Feel Fine

The Quentin Tarantino canon, infographic-style (Vulture) Films to look forward to in 2013 (The Atlantic) Paul Rudd pulled out the “Mac and Me” clip on Conan, continuing one of the world’s greatest running gags (Splitsider) Ranking the songs in “Les Miserables” (Vulture)  In line with the spirit of the day, a look at R.E.M.’s “It’s the more »

‘Automatic For the People’ Turns 20

R.E.M.’s “Automatic For the People,” one of the seminal albums of the 1990s turns 20 years old today. The album, nominated for a Grammy for Best Album that year, included such hits as “Drive,” “Man on the Moon” and “Nightswimming.” It combined various aspects of the band’s sensibility, with some rocking numbers, others more acoustic-oriented, more »

At the End of the Day…

“Waiting For Meatwad: The Samuel Beckett/Adult Swim Connection” (Splitsider) Has social media ruined Breaking Bad and other shows like it? Tim Goodman thinks so (Hollywood Reporter) Breaking Bad is overrated, just like Peyton Manning, and neither is as good as The Wire, Jason Whitlock says (Fox Sports) Why The Newsroom is a remake of NewsRadio (Splitsider) more »