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Linkdown: 7/15/10 by Barbecue Bros

Diplo is not really a fan of M.I.A.‘s latest album

– Vulture: Is Inception the Anti-Avatar?

– After a very successful opening weekend, a Despicable Me sequel is now in the works

– James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and Ryan Adams are among the musicians contributing to a literary magazine

– Some Belle and Sebastian news: a new song, a new tour and a new album

A few details on the David Milch, Michael Mann and Dustin Hoffman HBO show “Luck”

– In honor of Bastille Day yesterday: 10 Sexy French Men Who Have Made Legitimate Cultural Contributions which includes director Michel Gondry, chef Eric Ripert and Francois Truffaut alter-ego actor Jean-Pierre Leaud

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Linkdown: 7/8/20 by Barbecue Bros

– Emmy nominations are out; great to see Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler from “Friday Night Lights” finally getting some love!

– Michael Ausiello has some snap judgments on the Emmy noms

Some video from Steve Carell’s appearance on “The Colbert Report” last night and the re-emergence of their “Daily Show” segment Even Stephven

Avatar will return to the big screen in August with 8 more minutes of footage

– Michael Giacchino, composer for “Lost” and Up, will score Let Me In

Listen to the Kid Cudi, Best Coast and Rostam (Vampire Weekend) collaboration for Converse we heard about a week or so back

– Flavorwire analyzes the “Mad Men” cast photo I posted yesterday

 – 10 Classic MTV Shows That Should Make a Comeback; well it looks like “Beavis and Butthead” is actually coming back in 2011



Linkdown: 4/21/10 by Barbecue Bros

The random roles of Adam Scott, currently (for now) of “Party Down”

AVC: So are you done with Party Down?

AS: Well, if Party Down gets picked up for a third season, which I really hope it does, I can continue to do up to three episodes. I believe that’s what I’m allowed to do. So we hope that it gets picked up, but Starz didn’t pick up Party Down in time to save cast members. We gave them chances, but they wanted to wait to see how it does when season two airs. So we had to take other jobs. We couldn’t pass up these opportunities. I know Ryan [Hansen] got a pilot. So we’ll just wait and see. I think Party Down can easily survive without me in it, speaking as the least talented member of the cast. I think it, kind of by design, can withstand the revolving door of characters. I think it’s perfect for that.

– The deets on Todd Phillips’ next film have been revealed

– A few days old, but Aziz Ansari will host the 2010 MTV Movie Awards; he is definitely the only reason I would even consider watching this year’s awards

– Cinematical’s latest “Scenes We Love” is from the extremely underrated In Bruges

The latest promo poster for “True Blood” features a missing Bill Compton

– James Cameron reveals that Avatar 2 will take place in the ocean of Pandora

A new video from The xx for “Islands” can be found at Pitchfork

The National will curate some sort of event called the “High Violet Annex” which will take place the same day the album is released



Linkdown: 3/16/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Cinematical has a long-ish interview with Jonah Hill from SXSW about a variety of topics including his upcoming movie Cyrus

Avatar DVD and Blu-ray deets

Some interesting post-Oscar tidbits from producer Bill Mechanic

A review of a National concert from last Friday in NYC

Watch Ted Leo cover “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” in a new AV Club feature where 25 artists will be covering 25 songs

– Jason Segel will officially be the human lead in the upcoming Muppets movie he wrote and is co-producing

– Want to hear a Lil Wayne/”The Office” theme song mashup? Of course you do!



Linkdown: 3/3/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Vulture has an exclusive on how a Sacha Baron Cohen/Ben Stiller Avatar sketch was cut from the Oscars so as not to offend James Cameron on live tv

“Let’s just say that Cameron isn’t known to be, shall we say, ‘self-deprecating,’” explained one insider familiar with the decision to cut the sketch.

Interview with “Parenthood” actor Peter Krause on “Dirty Sexy Money,” “Six Feet Under” and his new Ron Howard/Brian Grazer produced show

Interview with Zach Galifianakis from the Details 10th Anniversary party:

Lupe Fiasco recently used your name in a rap lyric about his own greatness. How do you feel about that?
I heard that. I haven’t heard the song. I will be happy when Dolly Parton uses me in a song, then I’ve made it. There are a lot of rap guys out there.

“The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” will no longer be available on Hulu

“Michael and Michael Have Issues” has officially been canceled

Band of Horses has officially announced a new album due May 18, entitled Infinite Arms

Interview with James Murphy about the Greenberg soundtrack and the new LCD Soundsystem album



Linkdown: 2/19/10 by Barbecue Bros

The deets on the new Broken Social Scene album (!) Forgiveness Rock Record, including a song, full tracklist, cover art and tour dates

– Slashfilm has a few of the better Worth 1000 “Mate a Movie 15” movie poster mash-ups

Avatar Blu-ray and DVD arriving on Earth Day (April 22)

– Time Out New York has the 50 most deserving Oscar winners and includes winners in all categories, not just Best Picture (via Cinematical)

GAYNGS is a supergroup consisting of Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) and members of Megafaun and Rosebuds, among others; press release from Jagjaguwar, who is putting their album out:

“Fans of Bon Iver will recognize Vernon’s familiar falsetto, but will flip when they hear his Bone Thug’s-style R&B.”

The latest entry in AV Club’s New Cult Canon is Synecdoche, New York

– Apparently Up in the Air author Walter Kirn is not invited to the Oscars, which if true is a douchey move on Jason Reitman’s part

– The Aziz Ansari/Raaaaaaaandy mixtape produced by TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek has been delayed and will be put out “when we want”



Linkdown: 11/19/09 by Barbecue Bros
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– AV Club’s top 50 albums of the decade; I can’t find too much wrong with it

Interview with Ty Burrell of “Modern Family”

– The Oscar Documentary shortlist includes Food, Inc. but snubs Anvil! The Story of Anvil! (boo)

Interview with Carla Gugino, who plays a porn star who gets unexpectedly preggers in her latest movie Women in Trouble

Avatar will be nearly three hours long

– The Emmys are moving back to August next year

– High Def Digest’s Holiday Gift Guide 2009: Blu-rays for the Folks Who Have…Issues (kinda dumb)

– Here’s the Beach House single “Norway” from their forthcoming album and Sub Pop debut Teen Dream