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Linkdown: 6/3/10 by Barbecue Bros

– In case you missed it yesterday, an interview with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem

– EW’s wishlist of Hobbit potential director replacements for Guillermo del Toro

– James Cameron refers to everyone dealing with the gulf oil spill as “morons”

– Speaking of the HMFIC, Titanic will be rereleased in 3-D in 2012, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ship’s tragic sinking

– The New York Times issues a correction for the recent M.I.A. profile, admitting that some quotes were presented out of order (via Flavorwire)

The National will be touring with Owen Pallett later this year, including a Raleigh stop in October

– The video for the Neon Indian-produced Miniature Tigers track “Gold Skull”

– Flavorwire: 10 Great Music Documentaries to Watch Online for Free, including films on Brian Eno, Pixies, and The Flaming Lips



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: 3/3/10 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: 2/23/10 by Barbecue Bros

– Slashfilm has a 30 minute interview with James Cameron

Interview with Alison Brie, of both “Mad Men” and “Community” fame

– William Shatner to star in the tv pilot based on the Shit My Dad Says Twitter

Interview with Manny from “Modern Family”

– I won’t post them directly, but here’s more fan-created retro movie posters for Back to the Future, Planet of the Apes, Ghostbusters and Network

– 10 people who could be ‘Jacob’ in “Lost”, and the latest Totally Lost