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Trailer: “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” by Barbecue Bros

David Cross, who was recently reunited with Will Arnett (who is briefly in this trailer) and Mitch Hurwitz/Jim Vallely on the Fox sitcom “Running Wilde,” stars in this IFC mini-series which premieres on Friday, October 1 at 10pm.

Sorta-hard-to-read interview with David Cross from Urban Outfitters here.



Linkdown: 8/10/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Two lengthy recaps of Lollapalooza 2010 from AV Club and Pitchfork

– Spin has their own set of the best photos from the festival

– The latest AV Club Undercover has The Swell Season covering Neutral Milk Hotel‘s “Two Headed Boy”

– Vulture wonders which “Mad Men” character will drop acid first

– You can stream the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World soundtrack, which has songs by Black Lips, Broken Social Scene, Metric and more here (via Flavorwire)

Batman 3 could take place in New Orleans to take advantage of tax breaks offered by the state and local government

Weezer‘s upcoming album on Epitaph is entitled Hurley…and ridiculously features a photo of Hurley from “Lost” (Jorge Garcia) on the cover

– A new Andre 3000 song off a forthcoming mixtape (via Spin)

There might be a role for Jennifer Aniston in the “Arrested Development” movie…huh?



Linkdown: 8/4/10 by Barbecue Bros

– The name of the “Man In Black” from “Lost” is confirmed…and its Samuel

Some deets on the Spike Jonze/Arcade Fire sci-fi b-movie collaboration to The Suburbs

– TV critic Alan Sepinwall thinks that Fox’s upcoming show “Running Wilde” (created by and starring some of the “Arrested Development” team) can possibly turn its semi-lackluster pilot into a solid series

– “Louie” gets a well-deserved season 2

– Stereogum’s Premature Evaluation on the latest album from The Walkmen, entitled Lisbon

– An All Songs Considered blog entry on Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and their recent show in DC, where a fellow intern got to perform on stage with the band

Kings of Leon announce that their next album, Come Around Sundown, will be released on October 19

– Was the plot of Inception lifted from an Uncle Scrooge comic book?



Linkdown: 7/20/10 by Barbecue Bros

– In light of a recent screening of Jonathan Ames’ book-turned-film The Extra Man, VF Daily: On Walkers, Extra Men, and Professional Houseguests

A Little Gold Men interview with Rob Corddry of the hilarious “Children’s Hospital”

– Greg Mottola on his new movie Paul and the co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

– Adam Mckay says Anchorman 2 is probably not going to happen, but would have been a musical

– Jason Street is going to be a love interest on “The Good Wife” (via Vulture)

People didn’t like Panda Bear‘s Pitchfork set last Saturday; though I did hear one person complaining on Sunday that he didn’t play an encore

– Speaking of which, Flavorwire rated some sets from Pitchfork, Pitchfork-style

– Another mini “Arrested Development” reunion, with David Cross joining Will Arnett on Mitch Hurwitz’s upcoming sitcom “Running Wilde”

– Take a look at the pretty badass Virgin FreeFest lineup, which has several great acts already (Pavement, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., etc) and will be adding more names later and is free



Linkdown: 4/9/10 by Barbecue Bros

A review from LCD Soundsystem‘s show last night in Williamsburg

– David Cross doesn’t seem to think the “Arrested Development” movie is going to happen

– Slashfilm Exclusive: Spike Jonze Collaborating with Arcade Fire on New Film

Godspeed You! Black Emperor return to curate an ATP Festival this December

Interview with Peter Serafinowicz, who directed Hot Chip‘s awesome video for “I Feel Better”

– Spin’s 25 Must-Hear Artists at Coachella

– Some rare photos from The Empire Strikes Back, which was released 30 years ago



Linkdown: 2/24/10 by Barbecue Bros


– GQ’s list of the best movies that made less than $1 million dollars

– North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue will be heading to Hollywood in March with a new tax incentive to keep the filming of Nicholas Sparks movies in state; Sparks is a New Bern, NC native and interestingly a neighbor of Governor Perdue

The first song off the Aziz Ansari/Raaaaaaaandy mixtape with Dave Sitek – “Aaaaaaaangry”

Interview with Alia Shawkat, aka Maeby from “Arrested Development”

– Some deets on a few upcoming albums from The Walkmen and The Hold Steady

A brief review on the latest album, One Life Stand, by electro-poppers Hot Chip

– Hey Generation X (who uses that term anymore?), MTV just isn’t into you anymore



Linkdown: 2/22/10 Happy National Margarita Day edition by Barbecue Bros

– The BAFTA award winners from last night’s ceremony

Broken Bells (the James Mercer/Danger Mouse collab) covers “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel song in their first concert

– AV Club Inventory: Odds and sods: 35 B-side/rarity/outtakes collections as essential as the “official” albums; the list includes albums from Pavement, R.E.M., Jawbox, Modest Mouse and Belle and Sebastian

– A Conan O’Brien live show might be hitting a city near you soon

Shutter Island was the winner at the weekend box office with 40.2 million

Interview with Terry O’Quinn (John Locke on “Lost”)

– A new Beach House track, “The Arrangement”

– A mini-“Arrested Development” reunion should be coming in the form of a Mitch Hurwitz exec-produced, Will Arnett co-starring Fox sitcom (co-exec producer Jim Vallely is also on board)