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<p>OneRepublic's &quot;Feel Again&quot;</p>

OneRepublic's "Feel Again"

Watch: Ryan Tedder turns on his heartlight in OneRepublic video for 'Feel Again'

Download the single and help save a life

OneRepublic may have been making hits before any of us ever heard of Florence + The Machine, but the group’s new single (and video) “Feel Again,” takes a page directly out of Flo’s handbook with the hand claps and  same tribal drum pattern as any number of F+TM songs. You can even imagine Florence Welch singing the song instead of Ryan Tedder...and we’d like to.

The song sounds like a smash. But back to the video, which premiered today. Tedder is able to “feel again,” in part, because he picks up a magical orb, as one does,  that leads him to the lowest-key rave ever, where he’ joins his band mates. There are strings of neon lights and acoustic instruments that light up, and when Tedder sings, strings of light come out of his mouth.  It’s Las Vegas crossed with Bonnaroo with just the slightest hit of Ecstasy thrown in: check out the lighted badminton rackets.

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<p>Chevy Chase whistles a happy tune in a scene from his 1985 smash hit 'Fletch'</p>

Chevy Chase whistles a happy tune in a scene from his 1985 smash hit 'Fletch'

Credit: Universal Home Video

Listen: Our new podcast, 'Number 21' kicks off with a look at the Chevy Chase classic 'Fletch'

What's the new podcast all about? Our first episode should make that clear

Welcome back.

I guess technically speaking the Motion/Captured Podcast didn't die.  But we are restarting it today with a whole new attitude and focus, and I'm hoping that as we settle into the new format, we're going to end up with something that features the best elements of the old podcast but plenty of things that are brand new to this format.

This is the ongoing series that takes the place of "The Essentials" or "The Basics" or "The Motion/Captured Must-See" or any other ongoing list.  This is the collection of conversations about the rest of the great films out there.  This is the ongoing curation of films I feel should be part of any film fan's life.

Earlier this year, I picked number one through number twenty as a response to the Sight & Sound poll that was ongoing at the time.  I wrote about those, and I'm really pleased with the shape of that list.  Those are all films that mean something special to me.  Those are the films that I've watched to the point of absorption.  But I wasn't kidding when I said that after those 20, there's a tie between about 2500 films that I consider my "essentials."  Leave it to Scott Swan to ask me as soon as I was done with the list, "Well, what's number 21?"

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"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"

 "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"

Credit: TLC

Watch: 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' gets soggy in this preview

The family heads to the water park, where fun is had by most

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" (Wed. 10 p.m. on TLC) is, weirdly enough, becoming the kind of addictive TV that gets thoroughly discussed at both the real water cooler and the virtual one known as the good old Interwebs. This week, June "Mama" and her brood head to the water park, an outing that's a big hit with the kids and perhaps less exciting to Mama, who isn't so sure her 300-plus pounds will make it down the slide. We'd tell you what happened, but really, it's better to watch the clip below. 

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<p>&quot;The Man With The Iron Fists&quot;</p>

"The Man With The Iron Fists"

RZA's 'Man with the Iron Fists' boasts new tracks from Kanye West, Black Keys, Wu-Tang

Rapper's directorial debut has an all-star tracklist plus Russell Crowe

Anybody who knows the Wu-Tang Clan knows the connections with kung fu and martial arts films. RZA has taken his love of the artform to the next level and is directing and starring in his fighting movie, "The Man With The Iron Fists," co-written by Eli Roth, as a Quentin Tarantino presentation.

And with a guy who has that has so many music world connections, one would expect a spectacular backing soundtrack. And it looks like RZA's delivering. Not only is collaborating with the Black Keys on a new track "The Baddest Man Alive," but he's looped in fresh tracks from other artists like Kanye West, Wu-Tang and Wu-Tang cohorts like Ghostface Killah, rap steady Talib Kweli, soul troupe the Revelations with Tre Williams and more.

West has been busy with his own label's September release, G.O.O.D. Music's "Cruel Summer," but had time to pump out something called "White Dress." Another G.O.O.D.-y Pusha T combines with Raekwon to cook "Tick Tock, and Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & StreetLife released their funky contribution "Built For This" over the weekend. Check that out below: it contains stills and concept art for the film to whet your whistle.

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<p>Jonathan Banks as Mike on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Jonathan Banks as Mike on "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

'Breaking Bad' co-star Jonathan Banks talks about Mike Ehrmantraut

A scheduling accident led to the role of a lifetime

Jonathan Banks has had a long, varied career, but he's never had a better role. He's done drama. He's done comedy. He's played good guys (most notably as FBI Agent Frank McPike on "Wiseguy") and heavies. But he's never had a role as nuanced, as memorable, as his gig on "Breaking Bad" as cop-turned-fixer Mike Ehrmantraut.

(Spoilers coming up immediately if you haven't seen this week's episode.)

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<p>This is one of about twenty different places we've got discs stored in the house right now, and it's turning into a real issue at this point.</p>

This is one of about twenty different places we've got discs stored in the house right now, and it's turning into a real issue at this point.

Credit: HitFix/Drew McWeeny

The Vacation Read: What would the perfect media library look like?

Our second day of vacation features a conversation about the way we watch our films

One of the projects I'm trying to work on this week during my vacation is an index of all the films I have in the house on laserdisc, DVD, Blu-ray and even VHS.  I recently realized I'd purchased duplicates of several films I already owned, and it occurred to me that while I like the way I have my movies sorted and stored in the house, it's not the easiest way of keeping track of things.

I'm not specifically sure how many films I have here.  I know it's well over 9,000 at this point, and maybe as high as 11,000.  That is a massive library for a home resource, and honestly, it's probably more films than I should own.  I already know that I'm never ever going to rewatch everything I own, which raises the question of why I would own it.  Hell, even if I stopped collecting today and started watching only the discs I have that I haven't seen, I have a feeling I'd have several years worth of movies ahead of me.

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<p>Brian De Palma</p>

Brian De Palma

Credit: AP Photo/Guillermo Arias

Baumbach, Chase, De Palma, Kiarostami and Zemeckis set for NYFF programs

Film Society announces 2012 'Directors Dialogues' and 'On Cinema' features

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today a bunch more goodies for the upcoming 50th annual New York Film Festival. First up is the 2012 NYFF HBO Films Directors Dialogues feature, which will include fillmmakers Abbas Kiarostami ("Like Someone In Love"), David Chase ("Not Fade Away") and Robert Zemeckis ("Flight") as participants. The annual program pairs a director with a journalist as they discuss the filmmaker's career, views on their own approach to making movies as well as the current state of the art of filmmaking.

Separately, the fourth edition On Cinema master class will feature two directors for the first time, who will share the stage for an expansive dialogue about influences, filmmaker choices and their own personal histories of cinema. Tapped for the program are Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha") and Brian De Palma ("Passion"). All five filmmakers' respective films are featured on the NYFF slate.

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<p>Flight of the Conchords</p>

Flight of the Conchords

Watch: Flight of the Conchords reunite for awesome fundraising 'Feel Inside'

Kids explain, comedy-music duo articulates in song

Take that, "Heal the World."

Flight of the Conchords have been off the radar for some time, after splitting after their second seasons and albums dropped in the U.S. and then quietly reuniting this year for tours in Australia and their native New Zealand. But now Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement have finally dropped some new music on an international scale, for a good cause. The formerly fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo from New Zealand wrote and released a track "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)" as a charity single for Cure Kids, as part of a comedy event.

In a video that clocks over eight minutes, the Conchords interview various children on what it is to be sick, and how to raise (or steal from robbers) money. They took excepts of those conversations and turned them into song, bringing in NZ friends like Dave Dobbyn, Brooke Fraser, Boh Runga and Sam Scott to sing some bars. The thing predictably but delightfully devolves into child-like vernacular and terrifying rhyming schemes, with an a capella break-down at the end, a rap verse and plenty of McKenzie and Clement emoting.

The song was performed live on TV in that country over the weekend, helping to garner $1.3 million to benefit medical research for illnesses that harm children in New Zealand. The "Feel Inside" single can also be bought, with proceeds going to Cure Kids.

Bret McKenzie was busy last year working on and promoting his score for "The Muppets." Flight of the Conchords have also said their own movie is in the works.

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<p>Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman and Ezra Miller in &quot;The Perks of Being a Wallflower.&quot;</p>

Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman and Ezra Miller in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."

A moving sneak peek from the unexpected 'Perks of Being a Wallflower'

Summit has a great movie and a tough sell on their hands

Summit Entertainment has a tough sell on their hands this Fall. No, it's not convincing fans to see the final installment of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" (hardly).  Instead, they have the long awaited adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" to market to the masses.  If you were to watch the "Perks" trailer you might assume the picture is just for young adults or teenagers. Shoot, check out any stills from the movie and it looks like yet another "teen movie."   To assume so would be a huge mistake.

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<p>Tom&nbsp;Holland in &quot;The&nbsp;Impossible&quot;</p>

Tom Holland in "The Impossible"

Credit: Summit Entertainment

Tom Holland, 16-year-old star of 'The Impossible,' joins the Best Actor race

That rare moment when a studio does what's right by a young actor

I've written pretty much all I should about Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible" at the moment. But to recap, I walked away thinking Naomi Watts was probably the film's best shot at an acting nomination for the raw emotion and embattled nature of her character in the film (which depicts one family's plight during the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004).

Otherwise, I figured that even though Ewan McGregor doesn't have as much to chew on as Watts (though he nails it when he's called upon), he'd probably get a lead actor push to go along with hers, while young actors Oaklee Pendergast, Samuel Joslin and Tom Holland (who play McGregor and Watts' sons in the film) would be shoved into the supporting ranks like so many child actors before them. Well, in the case of Holland, who largely anchors the film and is a definite lead by anyone's measure: not so fast.

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 146

Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 146

Dan and Alan talk 'Coma,' 'Outlaw Country,' 'The Newsroom' and more


Happy Monday, Boys & Girls.
We're all over the place on this week's installment of The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast.
We review an A&E miniseries ("Coma"), a failed FX pilot that aired last week as a movie ("Outlaw Country"), an HBO finale ("The Gnusroom") and, of course, "Breaking Bad." We also answered a couple pieces of Listener Mail touching on characters devolving and the returning "Survivor" castways.
Here's today's breakdown:
"Coma" (00:00:40 - 00:12:05)
"Outlaw Country" (00:12:10 - 00:25:50)
"The Newsroom" (00:25:50 - 00:45:00)
Listener Mail - Devolving Characters (00:45:20 - 00:54:00)
Listener Mail - "Survivor" returnees (00:54:00 - 01:00:40)
"Breaking Bad" (01:00:40 - 01:25:30)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. [Or you can always follow our RSS Feed.] 

And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 146: 'Coma,' 'Outlaw Country,' 'The Newsroom' & 'Breaking Bad'

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 146: 'Coma,' 'Outlaw Country,' 'The Newsroom' & 'Breaking Bad'

Dan and Alan also answer your mail


It's an Firewall & Iceberg Podcast this week, as Dan and I review a miniseries (A&E's "Coma"), a busted pilot that somehow aired (FX's "Outlaw Country"), "The Newsroom" finale, and another episode of "Breaking Bad," while also finding an excuse to analyze both "Boy Meets World" and "Charles in Charge." 

The line-up: 

"Coma" (00:00:40 - 00:12:05)
"Outlaw Country" (00:12:10 - 00:25:50)
"The Newsroom" (00:25:50 - 00:45:00)
Listener Mail - Devolving Characters (00:45:20 - 00:54:00)
Listener Mail - "Survivor" returnees (00:54:00 - 01:00:40)
"Breaking Bad" (01:00:40 - 01:25:30)
As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
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