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Video Premiere: “Heroes & Tombs” By At The Gates
Ides Bergen   |  

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Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates are riding high on the critical and commercial success of their astoundingly great comeback record At War With Reality. The record is the first offing from the band in 19 years and is an instant classic that fits seamlessly with the band’s already legendary back catalog. At War With Reality is among the very finest records, in any genre, released in 2014.

Now, the band have released an animated video for the second single from album “Heroes & Tombs.” Watch it here below.

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Trailer: You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone
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One of the most surprisingly hilarious films of 2012 was Pitch Perfect. The film had a sweet blend of witty humor and top 40 pop songs mashups that even had some haters tapping their foot to the beat of the music. Now Anna Kendick and Rebel Wilson are back for some more in Pitch Perfect 2. The first film saw the Barden Bellas beat the odds to become the first female a capella group to win a national title. In the sequel, the Bellas will enter themselves in a world wide competition where no American team has won.

The first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has comedy, cameos, the return of familiar faces, and of course music. But there are some emotional layers that can be heard as well, as hinted by the very first song sung in the trailer. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Thrashback Thursday: “Institutionalized” By Suicidal Tendencies
Ides Bergen   |  

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Suicidal Tendencies was born out of Southern California’s thriving skateboard culture of the late ’70s/early ’80s. Leader and singer Mike Muir originally intended for the group to be a part-time party band on the Venice, CA, punk scene and skatepark circuit, but the Suicidal quickly evolved into one of the first punk/thrash crossover successes, gaining a following so rabid that they actually considered themselves a gang. The Suicidal Cycos, as they called themselves, had various local chapters in cites across Southern California and as far away as San Antonio, Texas. The band also gained infamy due to the culture of violence involving gang clashes at many of their early shows.

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Disney In Depth: 10 Reasons To Revisit ‘National Treasure’
Brett Nachman   |  

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The surprise hit of the 2004 holiday season, National Treasure, Disney’s Jerry Bruckehimer production once destined as a Touchstone Pictures release, became an international sensation. Grossing nearly $350 million worldwide, inspiring a book series and sequel film, and re-launching Nicolas Cage‘s stardom, Treasure‘s name could not be more fitting.

How fast a decade goes by. National Treasure turns one decade old this November. That’s reason enough to determine 10 reasons to revisit the film.

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Esteemed ‘Graduate’ Director Mike Nichols Has Died
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Mike Nichols, famed director, writer, actor, and comedian (paired as a comedy team with Elaine May), who conquered Hollywood and the entertainment world in many facets and culminated a career which won him scores of accolades and unbridled success, has died. He was 83.

There really wasn’t much of the show business landscape that wasn’t treaded by the sharp mind and extremely creative talents of Mike Nichols, husband to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer since 1988. His crowning achievement is The Graduate — in which he won a Best Director Academy Award in 1968 and which remains a film that is one of Hollywood’s most memorable productions — was one of the first films for the youth culture of the 1960s with themes of anti-establishment towards authority of every stripe. Nichols employed keen, perceptive direction throughout the comedy/drama, using memorable set pieces to tell a flawless story. (The opening sequence, in which the film’s protagonist Dustin Hoffman is on a long airport conveyor belt, is indicative of Nichols’ style throughout The Graduate).

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