Designing New Mobile Experiences For The Music-Loving Generation

Apple-music As music fans go mobile, music festivals are following suit. The kids in America are rocking out to T-Swift with a Natty Lite in one hand and a mobile phone open to native festival apps in the other. Schedules, venue maps, artists and vendors are all in the palm of partygoers hands. And festivals are even designing other features specifically to engage the throngs of eager event-goers,… Read More

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Sound Off: Max Joseph's 'We Are Your Friends' – What Did You Think?

We Are Your Friends

Now that you’ve seen it, what did you think? The world is ours. Now playing in theaters everywhere is Max Joseph’s We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron as a budding DJ in Los Angeles trying to make a name for himself. The fun cast in this dance music movie includes Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski as Sophie, plus Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer and Jon Bernthal. Efron learns that he needs to trust himself to make the most of his creativity. So how is it? Does this actually have something to say? Is it worth seeing? Once you’ve seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on We Are Your Friends. ›››

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Sam Wolfe Connelly's Artwork for Mondo's 'Black Swan' Vinyl Release

Black Swan Vinyl

The only person standing in your way is you. With Fantastic Fest coming up very soon, MondoCon will be hosting their 2nd annual expo also in Austin, Texas. One of the big items Mondo will be selling at their own Con this year is a brand new vinyl pressing of Clint Mansell’s Black Swan gorgeous score, for Darren Aronofsky’s film starring Natalie Portman as a ballerina. The score is actually Mansell’s own interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake, which is also unfortunately why the Academy decided to disqualify the score from Academy Awards consideration, even though it was clearly one of the best scores that year. Those who are dying to get their hands on vinyl, especially music by Clint Mansell, you won’t want to miss this. ›››

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Uber Hires Security Researchers Behind That Crazy Jeep Hack

uber Uber has hired the duo behind a spectacular hack earlier this year that involved taking remote control of a Jeep Cherokee.
Wired writer Andy Greenberg experienced this firsthand — he wrote that he was driving on a St. Louis highway when Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek used a laptop 10 miles away to make the radio, air conditioning and windshield wipers go haywire. Then they cut the… Read More

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Mobile Gaming Livestreaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 9.57.54 AM We’ve heard from sources that Mobcrush, a live-streaming service centered around mobile games much in the same way Twitch is known for streaming popular eSports desktop games, has raised around $10 million in new financing, though the number could have gone beyond that.
Mobcrush’s bet is that mobile game streaming will be as big — if not bigger — than some of the… Read More

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Watch: Second Trailer for the Inspiring 'He Named Me Malala' Doc

He Named Me Malala

Join the movement to change the world. Fox Searchlight has debuted another trailer for the documentary He Named Me Malala, profiling the life and activism of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. We’ve featured one trailer for this previously and it looks like a very inspiring, very moving, heartfelt look at Malala’s ambition and her relationship with her father. We expect this film to start getting more and more buzz as it shows up at film festivals this fall, between Telluride and Toronto, before opening in theaters in October. Hopefully this doc will help Malala reach out and inspire even more people all around the world. ›››

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Check Out Mondo's Poster Art for Craig Zobel's Sci-Fi 'Z for Zachariah'

Z for Zachariah

After the end of the world she thought she was alone. She was wrong. Now playing in select theaters in the US is the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama Z for Zachariah, starring Margot Robbie as well as Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine. Set in a secluded valley following a nuclear holocaust, the film follows Robbie as a lone survivor keeping a farm maintained to survive. Suddenly she comes across Chiwetel Ejiofor, and takes him in. Later, Chris Pine finds them, and it becomes an interesting relationship at the end of the world. To promote the film’s opening, Mondo has unveiled a new poster by artist Marc Aspinall. I always like seeing unique posters that imagine things differently. For example, the logo on this is cool. See this film! It’s good. ›››

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Watch: Colin Hanks' 'All Things Must Pass' Tower Records Doc Trailer

All Things Must Pass

Hey – Tower Records! We all remember that place. We also remember they’re explosive collapse, all tangled up with the rise of the internet and MP3s. But is that really the real story behind their demise? All Things Must Pass is a feature documentary made by actor Colin Hanks exploring the history of Tower Records, focusing on its founder Russ Solomon. This looks like it’s an extensive look inside at the real story, as they have tons of archival footage and lots of interviews. I’m very intrigued to see this. And I’m intrigued to see the discussions in it, like the one Dave Grohl mentions about “I don’t understand why it’s gone…?” Indeed. ›››

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First Trailer for Powerful Climate Change Doc 'This Changes Everything'

This Changes Everything Trailer

“Change. Or be changed.” This is powerful. And maybe it can change everything. Working in tandem with author/journalist Naomi Klein, director Avi Lewis is ready to premiere their documentary This Changes Everything, based on Klein’s bestselling book of the same name. It’s a searing and alarming look at the environmental disaster we are on the brink of, and it reaches further by connecting with the very people affected by and linked to these realities. Filmed in nine countries on five continents over four years, the doc is executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron, Seth MacFarlane, Danny Glover and Shepard Fairey, and narrated by Klein. This looks like the kind of harrowing, brutally honesty doc that everyone should see. Take a look. ›››

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