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TIFF Review: 'Can A Song Save Your Life?' Starring Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 8, 2013 9:39 AM
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Can A Song Save Your Life?
Though the music industry has undergone a sea change over the last decade, the goal for both major studios and artists remains the same: musicians want to write great songs and put them out into the world, and record labels want to make some money by helping them do it. That being said, these days, the line is sharply drawn between genuine songwriters and visionaries and corporate processed pop stars. Moreover, solo acts or groups no longer need the crumbling machine of the industry to get their work out there and recognized. The internet has more than enough avenues to turn overnight bedroom performers into the next blogosphere buzz act. A&R scouts are a dying breed. But for argument's sake, you'll need to pretend that world of major label nurturing, and the hunt for the next great thing still exists for "Can A Song Save Your Life?"

New Images Of Adam Levine, Chloë Sevigny, Jessica Lange & More In 'American Horror Story: Asylum'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 30, 2012 2:19 PM
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This writer wasn’t a huge fan of the first season of the Ryan Murphy-created “American Horror Story,” but if going solely by marketing materials alone, the spooky posters that debuted Tuesday to promote season 2 alone where enough to garner some interest in checking out the new season as it heads to a Briarcliff, Massachusetts mental institution for “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

Maroon 5 Singer Adam Levine Joins 'Once' Director John Carney's 'Can A Song Save Your Life?'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 15, 2012 12:44 PM
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Just in time to celebrate this weekend's nostalgia-soaked ensemble mess, “Rock of Ages,” another recent bit of musical casting shows Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine eager to get his acting career started, with the director of 2006's smash hit “Once” attempting to steer him to success in his latest film.

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