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Listen: Radiohead streams two new 'King' remixes, announces second round

12" series has round one 'out the box'

Radiohead are now streaming the first two remixes from their "King of Limbs" 12" series, and have announced round two.

As previously reported, Caribou and Jacques Greene had at "Little by Little" and "Lotus Flower," respectively, and the British group has posted both on its website for stream. Check them out below. 

The tracks become available digitally and on vinyl on Tuesday (July 5).

And on to the next one: Nathan Fake is doing his own spin on "Morning Mr. Magpie" and Mark Pritchard is providing two remixes of "Bloom," one under his own name and one under his moniker Harmonic 313.

Fake is a spinner from Reading, leaning more in the ambient-techno direction. Pritchard put out some killer mixes with Tom Middleton (Global Communication) and under the name Reload in the '90s, signed to Warp and has been incorporating a little hip-hop and a little latin into his house-loving beats since.

It looks like these 'mixes will be available on or around July 14, which -- for those playing at home -- is really soon.


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<p>Sharon Gless and Jeffrey Donovan on &quot;Burn Notice.&quot;</p>

Sharon Gless and Jeffrey Donovan on "Burn Notice."

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'Burn Notice' - 'Bloodlines': Like father, like son

Family secrets come to the surface when Michael's mom helps on a case

A quick review of last night's "Burn Notice" coming up just as soon as you steal my watch...

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<p>Wendell Pierce as &quot;Treme&quot;&nbsp;trombonist Antoine Batiste.</p>

Wendell Pierce as "Treme" trombonist Antoine Batiste.

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Review: 'Treme' closing out terrific second season

More plot, less lecturing have made for big improvement in the New Orleans drama

Sunday night's 90-minute "Treme" season 2 finale (10 p.m., HBO) is the series in a microcosm. There are times where it seems much longer than necessary for the stories that it's telling, but many more where the sense of atmosphere and joy is so great that the length becomes irrelevant. And every now and then, there's a moment that's incredibly powerful precisely because of the show's loose pace, which can seem relaxed to the point of catatonia if you're not invested.

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<p>Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James in &quot;Terriers,&quot;&nbsp;which should be nominated for an Emmy but likely won't be.</p>

Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James in "Terriers," which should be nominated for an Emmy but likely won't be.

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If I had an Emmy ballot 2011: Outstanding Drama Series

Celebrating 'Mad Men,' 'Terriers' and more

As I mentioned last time, the deadline to submit Emmy ballots came at the end of last week. Still, that's not going to stop Fienberg and I from finishing out our whole nomination prognostication thing, since any overlap between our suggestions and the actual Emmy nominations (which will be announced on July 14) would have to be considered purely coincidental, anyway.

We're down to our final two categories, staring with Outstanding Drama Series, and we're continuing to approach it two ways, with me as the optimist and Dan as the pragmatist. So while Dan has published his usual exhaustive photo gallery of potential nominees (starting with the most likely and moving on down to longshots he wishes had a shot), I'm going to pretend that I was given an actual ballot to fill out in this category, and narrow it down to the six shows I'd most like to see make the cut.

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<p>Keith Gordon, seen here on the set of John Carpenter's 'Christine,' learned how to direct from guys like Carpenter and Brian De Palma, so do not argue with him.</p>

Keith Gordon, seen here on the set of John Carpenter's 'Christine,' learned how to direct from guys like Carpenter and Brian De Palma, so do not argue with him.

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Christopher Nolan set to produce supernatural thriller for director Keith Gordon

Could this be the start of a second wind for Gordon's career?

I've been busy most of today, so I'm just now getting to this story, but it's had me smiling since I first saw it this morning.

I am a big fan of Keith Gordon's work as a filmmaker, but I often feel like that's a lonely position to take.  He hasn't directed a ton of films, and the ones he's made were never really box-office hits or cultural sensations.

He's probably better known from his days as an actor in films like "Christine" or "Back To School" or "Dressed To Kill," where he was always incredibly effective at combining a keen intelligence with a withering sense of social grace.  Watch the way he changes from pre-car Arnie to post-car Arnie sometime in "Christine," and you'll appreciate just how good Gordon could be at times.

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<p>&quot;Louie&quot;&nbsp;(Louis CK)&nbsp;on the first of two dates in tonight's episode.</p>

"Louie" (Louis CK) on the first of two dates in tonight's episode.

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'Louie' - 'Bummer/Blueberries': Two girls and a guy

Neither of Louie's dates goes as planned

A review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I go down the road of buying your Vagitine...

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<p>Ryan (Elijah Wood)&nbsp;and Wilfred (Jason Gann)&nbsp;take a trip to the dentist.</p>

Ryan (Elijah Wood) and Wilfred (Jason Gann) take a trip to the dentist.

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'Wilfred' - 'Trust': Let my love open the door

Wilfred seeks revenge after Ryan betrays his trust

A quick review of "Wilfred" episode 2 coming up just as soon as Bob Barker is the puppetmaster...

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<p>Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts co-star as teacher and student in the gentle community college comedy 'Larry Crowne'</p>

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts co-star as teacher and student in the gentle community college comedy 'Larry Crowne'

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Review: Tom Hanks delivers lovely look at late life lessons in 'Larry Crowne'

Gentle film about the left turns life throws at us is loaded with charm

I'm fairly sure when you look up the word "amiable" in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of Tom Hanks next to it.

That's been the big secret to his enduring appeal, but it also works against him at times.  Hanks has never been a guy to embrace edge or cynicism onscreen, and we live in an age where those things are valued.  His work as an actor has always been distinguished by a certain approachability, an open quality that is best exemplified by the ongoing popularity of his work in "Forrest Gump."  That role could easily have been grating or insulting, but even for someone like me who doesn't really like the film, it's obvious that the reason it connected with people is because of Hanks.  He made Forrest into an almost blinding force of decency.

As a writer/director, you can see that even more clearly.  His first film, "That Thing You Do," is a deeply charming ode to that moment in life where you figure out what it is you want to contribute to the world and you start making choices about how you're going to do that.  There's a scene in that movie that I consider pretty much perfect, about as good as filmmaking can be at communicating an experience.  It's when the kids first hear their song playing on the radio, and they all rush to be together so they can hear it, and the excitement just keeps bubbling up out of them as they realize that people are listening to their work, that something they made is actually out there now.  I remember the night Scott Swan and I got our first professional reviews for a stage-production here in Los Angeles.  We knew that Variety and the LA Times and Dramalogue were all going to publish their reviews the same day, so we started driving around in the middle of the night, looking for whatever newsstand would get their deliveries first.  Finally, we found one at Ventura and Van Nuys that had the truck parked at the curb, still unloading the various papers and magazines, and as we read each positive review, we started wigging out, amazed that people had not only seen our work but enjoyed it.  That feeling was perfectly captured by the scene in "That Thing You Do," and it convinced me that Hanks isn't just an actor playing director.  He can communicate real emotion, and he's capable of creating characters and moments that matter.

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Ryan and Ricky on "So You Think You Can Dance"

Ryan and Ricky on "So You Think You Can Dance"

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Recap: Another couple gets the boot on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

The elimination isn't easy -- or obvious

Well, it’s that time again – elimination night. I think there are some candidates for execution, but, as usual, there’s no guessing who the American public will fall in love with. So let’s not waste any time guessing, as the truth is about to be revealed. Eventually. In about 55 minutes, more or less. On (and on and on) with the show.

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Watch: Owl City's video for 'Deer in the Headlights'

Watch: Owl City's video for 'Deer in the Headlights'

Go back to the future with Adam Young

Adam Young, aka Owl City, goes back to the future for his trippy video for “Deer in the Headlights, “ the current single from his new album, “All Things Bright and Beautiful.”

When a Delorean magically appears while he’s skateboarding, OC has no choice but to climb, in. Wouldn’t you? Sadly, there’s no Doc or Marty, but there is a stop at the Quickie Mart--or equivalent--where his eyes are constantly playing tricks on him or maybe he’s just landed in Area 51.

[More after the jump...]

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<p>Will Jane Foster return to romance the God of Thunder in 2013?&nbsp; We'll see.</p>

Will Jane Foster return to romance the God of Thunder in 2013?  We'll see.

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'Thor 2' confirmed for July 26, 2013

With no Kenneth Branagh, who will guide the return to Asgard?

I am genuinely sorry to hear that Kenneth Branagh will not be returning for the sequel to "Thor" that Marvel Studios is now set to release in the summer of 2013.

I don't think anyone's more surprised by that than I am.  Branagh always made me nervous as a choice for the film, but in the end, I think the decision to hire him paid off in a movie that had its own personality, that didn't feel like "just another cookie-cutter blockbuster."  At least, not to me.  I think the film's got a great sense of fun, but more than that, it took an absurd world seriously in just the right way, and as a result, they not only successfully introduced one of the Avengers, they also earned themselves a franchise, albeit one that comes with many questions attached.

HitFix has learned that Marvel has set a July 26, 2013 date for "Thor 2," or whatever they eventually call it, and according to Michael Fleming, the director's job is now wide open.  Considering "Iron Man 3" is set for a May 3, 2013 release, it sounds like they'll be double-stacking the summer the way they are with "Thor" and "Captain America" this year.  We've already started hearing rumbles about the direction they're going with the next Iron Man adventure, treating it more like a stand-alone James Bond adventure, unconnected to any larger narrative except in the most cursory of ways.  I think it's important after they've made "The Avengers" to still keep the larger Marvel Universe alive, but to also feel free to stop worry so much about the connective tissue and start focusing more on making every issue of every comic as good as it can be.

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<p>Billy Corgan</p>

Billy Corgan

Watch: Smashing Pumpkins debut two truly bizarre videos

One with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan seems to be lightening up, and seems to be interested in promoting his band again. That's why the group released a promo video and an official music video to "Owata."

The latter is culled from ongoing 44-track online album-thingie "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope." And the clip goes for 12 minutes. On underground female wrestlers. It's almost as tolerable as the song, which you can interpret as you will.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also showed up for a 20-second promo to warn the world of a new album "Oceania" from the Chicago-based rock band, erm, soon.

Does "Owata" get you excited for SP material? Does Kareem?


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