I'll pass on that one. And next week has a ridiculous amount of great new releases, so saving money is better than buying questionable releases. There is one release this week worth particular attention, though, and it comes from Blur, with a set called The Magic Whip. The Damon Albarn-led crew has been gone a while, but you can bet the same groovy, pop-rock sensibilities Albarn brought to Gorillaz and his solo work will show up on this one. Here's a taste of a new tune called "There Are Too Many of Us":
Inherent Vice is the film adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, and since it was released in the midst of the holiday movie season, you might not have taken the time to see this gauzy Cali caper, generally well-received by critics, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Benicia Del Toro, Jena Malone and many more. Here's a little sample of the goods:
Last Days in Vietnam is a brilliant Oscar-nominated documentary directed by Rory Kennedy and looking at the, yes, last days of America's role in the Vietnam War. It's disturbing to see what our country did to the people who trusted our intentions in Asia, and this movie is an important addition to the history of the times. Here's a look:
Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...