The Social Network star reveals he went back to basics to get into the mindset of his cold-blooded eco-activist character, who plots with co-stars Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard to blow up an Oregon dam as part of a protest against the deterioration of the land.
Speaking at the Venice Film Festival in Italy, he told reporters, "It just gives you a different sense of living. When you are planting the food that you eat, you feel a direct sense with interacting with the world for practical reasons, and alternatively you are feeling disgusted by a lot of modernity just by being separate from it. That is what my character believes in.
Continue reading: Jesse Eisenberg Worked On A Farm To Prepare For New Environmental Drama
Night Moves present their debut album 'Colored Emotions' four years after they formed. That's a lot of time for them to create something with brilliance. 'Colored Emotions' does ten songs in just over half an hour; was there any need for the release to take the best part of four years? Well, it was previously up as free download, before they probably realised the record had too much potential for listeners to nab for free and they made some tweaks. Three songs come under the two-minute bracket.
'Headlights' is a sparkling opener and sees vocalist John Pelant wail, "I just don't know who I am", over the hearty strums and roughened harmonica. It gives hope for the rest of the album, which does prevail, but only momentary pinnacles of greatness give the record something to brag about. It could be playing on one big loop as the same track and you wouldn't really take much notice. 'Colored Emotions' is very much background music in parts. Especially in 'Classical Hearts' and 'In The Rounds', which is only 68 seconds long thankfully, nothing grabs you.
When the musical peaks jump out of hiding, it's sneaky but sounds special, like the Minneapolis trio are on to something. 'I never wanted your love' releases Pelant in 'Old Friends', gradually getting higher and (slightly) squeakier. The complimenting folky riff and soft thumping drums make it a sure crowd pleaser. 'Put Out Your Shoulder' follows, igniting in a casual rumble with a similar rhythm, which kind of proves my point about the loop. If you didn't have the track listing you wouldn't know how far into the album you were; the songs just merge together, united in an odd bubble of reverb-y psychedelic rock/folk. Elements of the album do have a Tame Impala or Band of Horses feel. The end of 'Country Queen' lands with a thud, with some hazy riffs before calming down to just a few sparse strums, sounding like an Oasis castoff.
Continue reading: Night Moves - Colored Emotions Album Review
Conservative actress Dakota Fanning was forced to sit and watch her Night Moves co-stars Peter Sarsgaard and Jesse Eisenberg get naked during a skinny-dipping trip in Oregon - because she refused to join in the naked fun.
The trio were in Oregon shooting the drama last year (12) when Sarsgaard suggested they check out one of the state's famous hot springs nearby.
The stars didn't pack their bathing suits, so the Green Lantern star and Eisenberg jumped in naked - however, bashful Fanning admits she was too embarrassed to do anything but watch.
Continue reading: Dakota Fanning Watched Sarsgaard And Eisenberg Skinny Dip In Hot Springs
Dede Allen, one of Hollywood's most celebrated film Editors, has died in Los Angeles following a stroke at age 86. An extraordinary 1400-word obituary in Sunday's Los Angeles Times observed that Allen was the first film editor to receive sole credit on a movie for her work on Bonnie and Clyde . Other films included Dog Day Afternoon , Reds, and Wonder Boys , each of which garnered her Academy Award nominations, as well as The Hustler, Alice's Restaurant, Little Big Man, Night Moves, The Missouri Breaks, Serpico, Slaughterhouse-Five, and The Milagro Beanfield War . Greg S. Faller, professor of film studies at Towson University in Maryland, told the Times "It's hard to see the changes she made because most of what she did has been so fully embraced by the industry."
Continue reading: Famed Film Editor Dede Allen Dead At 86
Legendary director Arthur Penn has been selected to receive the Berlin Film Festival's lifetime achievement award on February 15. Penn, whose films include Bonnie and Clyde, The Miracle Worker, The Missouri Breaks and Night Moves, was selected because of the way his films "reanimated the crisis-ridden American cinema" in the late '60s and early '70s, festival director Dieter Kosslick said in a statement.
American rocker BOB SEGER has shocked car makers at Chevrolet after decades of loyalty, by admitting he prefers Porsches and Nissans.
The Michigan musician famously sang about his love for Chevrolet in his 1976 track Night Moves and allowed General Motors to use his song LIKE A ROCK in their advertisements.
But after watching Al Gore's global-warming documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, Seger admits he is starting to see the beauty in smaller, more environmentally-friendly vehicles and his love affair with Chevrolet is over.
He says, "I don't have any of them anymore. Not one, no.
"You just look at oil prices, and it's just, 'Wow! You've gotta do something.'
"We consume so much and it can't be good for the economy, the whole country in the final analysis to consume as much as we do."
In his new song BETWEEN from his latest album FACE THE PROMISE, Seger sings, "We buy a bigger engine and say it isn't me."