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Hollywood's New Box-Office Problem: Fall's Prestige Movie Pileup

performance set for this year for the eccentric, platinum-selling hard rock act, who reunited in 2011. (The band's next stop is Anapa, Russia on August 7th.) It began with the slow, rumbling build-up of "Aerials," rising from an ominous guitar pattern from Malakian before erupting with the full band and singer Serj Tankian growling and cooing: "When you lose small mind, you free your life!" 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: System of a Down, Toxicity There were no new songs, but some selections hadn't been played by the band in a decade or more, including "X" and "Peephole," which veered from dark, threatening tones to the sound of a carnival. More important, the Los Angeles concert showed the band again at full power, delivering 28 songs as sharp and raging as ever. There were radical shifts in tone and tempo, as Tankian's vocals soared from tender and controlled to a Darth Vader howl and the band balanced ancient folk with metal riffs as tough as Slayer on "Suite-Pee." The singer frequently strummed a guitar or stood behind a keyboard, his hair cropped short, with a touch of gray in his beard.
Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/system-of-a-down-rock-hollywood-bowl-lone-u-s-date-this-year-20130731

"I saw it as a guy where everything is being thrown at him, and he's got to persevere and succeed. Some of those things are pretty dark. It's an emotional thing." Ulrich was impressed with the fact that Antal's story had great energy but was also ambiguous, a trademark of many of the band's tunes. There's no dialogue, and the first couple of times DeHaan read the script, he couldn't get a handle on it. "It's not literal at all," Hammett says.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/07/29/metallica-through-the-never-movie/2579381/

"Everybody is trying to get in early and first because of Argo," says Erik Lomis, head of distribution at The Weinstein Co., which mostly is opting to avoid the September/October crush. PHOTOS: 26 of Summer's Most Anticipated Movies The lineup of early fall movies is dizzying in terms of talent in proximity to one another. Within six weeks, studios will open Ron Howard's Formula One period pic Rush; the space thriller Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake's thriller Runner Runner; the Somali pirate drama Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Paul Greengrass; Bill Condon's WikiLeaks biopic The Fifth Estate; J.C. Chandor and Robert Redford's All Is Lost; Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender; and Ridley Scott's The Counselor, starring Fassbender and Pitt opposite Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. (Yes, Pitt and Fassbender have two movies opening within a week of each other.) "This is a play to get early visibility and become a touchstone. But this year is going to be brutal," says one concerned film executive.
Source: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/hollywoods-box-office-problem-falls-prestige-movie-pileup-050000221.html

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