Everyone knows Sinéad O’Connor‘s version of Nothing Compares 2 U. It’s one of those familiar tunes that you’ve heard in so many movies, elevators, etc. It’s a very famous song and recording, although it’s generally not known that the song was originally penned by Prince to be performed by The Family. But you’ve never heard it like this before: with Chris Cornell’s Soundgarden/Audioslave voice, backed by an acoustic guitar/cello trio.
When Daniel Craig stepped up as the latest in a long line of actors to portray James Bond, it came with a bigger responsibility than usual: Not only were the producers recasting the lead role in their hugely successful film franchise, but they were also rebooting the series. 2006’s Casino Royale, an adaptation of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, explored the character as a younger, more flawed, and less experienced secret agent. It reignited the series, and this year’s Spectre might just be the resultant inferno.
Remember Biting Elbows’ Bad Motherfucker music video? Also sometimes sold as a short film called “Insane office escape 2”? Remember Sharlto Copley? Youknow, Wikus van der Merwe from District 9? Remember all those violent first-person shooter video games you love playing? Well, all those things are coming together in a very unique feature action film called Hardcore.
Remember that time you were in an American High School and fell in love for the first time but then things didn’t work out because your life is a romantic comedy? Or maybe a horror movie? Shortstraw released a new music video, for the track Say Anything of their latest album Youthless. Maybe it’s one for the cinephiles.
Shortstraw is an indie rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa. They have released three albums – the latest being Youthless, released in January 2015.
Say what you will about Taylor Swift, but few can argue that Shake it off is one of the coolest, catchiest pop songs of the last year [technically released just over a year ago]. I’ve never heard of Screaming Females before, so I’m glad The A.V. Club arranged this introduction.