Mary Lambert: New Album & Video!

Mary Lambert‘s long-awaited debut full-length album, Heart of My Sleeve, will be released on October 14th via Capitol Records. Here’s the new lyric video for the first single, “Secrets.” While I prefer Mary’s voice without so much pop polish, her unabashedly confessional lyrics continue to connect and effect.

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Mary Lambert Official Site

Movie Review: Run & Jump

Will Forte garnered critical claim for his performance in Nebraska, but the SNL’s dramatic debut in the lesser known film Run & Jump was just as noteworthy.

Based on a true story, the poignant Irish indie dramedy depicts an uptight neuro-psychologist (Forte) who moves in with a boisterous Irish family while conducting a case study on their formerly comatose patriarch.

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Lia Ices: New Album & Video!

I’ve eagerly awaited new music from Lia Ices since 2012′s exquisite Grown Unknown and here ’tis. The new song “Thousand Eyes” will be featured on Lia’s third album, Ices, set for release on September 16th.

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Lia Ices Official Site

New Fave TV Show: CBS’ Extant

We had high hopes for Extant, the new Spielberg-produced Halle Berry sci-fi show on CBS, and so far it’s been everything we wanted and more. Not since Lost has a show been as interesting and mysterious. If you missed the first two episodes, you can catch up at CBS’ site. Extant airs at 8pm EST, Wednesdays on CBS.

Movie Review: A Case of You

A Case of You is an indie romantic comedy starring Justin Long and Rachel Evan Wood with some hilarious cameos by Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage and Vince Vaughn. I had mixed but mostly very positive feelings about this odd little film.

Justin Long stars as a struggling writer who basically stalks and seduces Rachel Evan Wood’s not-so-manic pixie girl barista through social media. He pretends to be the man of her dreams based on interests listed in her Facebook profile.

Thankfully the film’s direction, script and acting is so strong and interesting you quickly get caught up in the somewhat creepy romantic comedy premise. And Long’s character does redeem himself by the end – after a cleverly self-aware scene with his editor.

The romantic plot aside, the film is worth watching for two very hilarious scenes: one in which Sam Rockwell portrays a has been guitar teacher and the scene-stealing elderly dancer “Raymond” in the film’s finale.

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