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Contest: 5 DVD Copies Of Music Doc 'The Sun Came Out' Featuring Neil Finn, Members Of Radiohead, Wilco & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 1:57 PM
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What happens when you wrangle some of the finest, most critically acclaimed musicians today, fly them to New Zealand and get them to collaborate on an album and live concert? Well, you'll find out in the music documentary "The Sun Came Out," a look behind the curtain at a pretty phenomenal undertaking, all done in the name of charity.

10 SXSW Soundtracks To Look Out For Including Scores By Members Of Pearl Jam, Vampire Weekend, Menomena, Tortoise & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 8, 2012 2:31 PM
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SXSW is barely 24 hours away from starting (catch up with part one and part two of our preview pieces here), and at this point, it's important to be reminded that one of the things that makes it unique is a particular focus on the crossover between music and film, something that's been a particular interest of ours since the very earliest days of The Playlist. It doesn't just have a whole sidebar dedicated to music documentaries (with this year's batch including films around LCD Soundsystem, Paul Simon and Big Star), and a music festival that runs alongside, but it also seems to attract a disproportionate number of scores by indie and rock musicians to its fictional entries.

Watch: Previously Unreleased Video For Pearl Jam's "Not For You" Directed By Cameron Crowe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 5:02 AM
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Cameron Crowe is just getting warmed up for what will be a very busy fall and winter. He's got his next feature film "We Bought A Zoo" being prepped for a December 23rd bow, and early in the new year will see HBO release his Elton John documentary "The Union." But before that, he's got "Pearl Jam Twenty," a comprehensive look at the band in celebration of their twenty years of making music.

Review: Cameron Crowe's 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Is A Rousing, Wonderfully Atypical Rock Doc

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 21, 2011 4:27 AM
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If it's not completely obvious, "Pearl Jam Twenty" is the name of the new retrospective documentary about the first twenty years of influential Seattle rock band Pearl Jam. But, as directed by Cameron Crowe, whose mind operates on another level of meta-textual cross-indexed pop cultural awareness, it's also a nod to the name of the first Pearl Jam album, Ten (the number of former New Jersey Nets point guard Mookie Blaylock, who the band was originally named after). In a weird way, the title is also evocative of the way the movie has been put together – unlike most standard rock band documentaries, its full of personal detail (Crowe was in Seattle at the time as a young music journalist) and wonderfully atypical shifts in tone and style. Those fearful of a feature-length "Behind the Music" can table those anxieties. This is the real deal with lots of surprising texture.

Trailer For Cameron Crowe's 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Documentary; Film Will Feature Kurt Cobain Footage

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2011 5:54 AM
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After the flop that was 2005's "Elizabethtown," Cameron Crowe comes back with a vengeance in 2011. He's got three films in the can all coming out at various times this year, his Oscar hopeful, "We Bought A Zoo," his Elton John doc, "The Union,” which chronicles John and Leon Russell‘s collaborative album which premiered at Tribeca earlier this year and finally, his "Pearl Jam Twenty," documentary which was announced as part of the Toronto International Film Festival this morning.

Money Mark, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready & More Tune Up 'Horrible Bosses'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2011 10:36 AM
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The upcoming comedy "Horrible Bosses" has a pretty outrageous premise -- three dudes decide to help each other kill their bosses. So appropriately, the soundtrack is going to be just as...eclectic.

Cameron Crowe's 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Doc Will Receive A September Release

  • By Cory Everett
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  • April 23, 2011 6:21 AM
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Previously MIA Director Releasing Three Films This Year In Burst Of CreativityAfter a possibly unintentional six-year hiatus Cameron Crowe is coming back in a big way in 2011. After his 2005 dramedy "Elizabethtown," (which ironically was about a guy dealing with a colossal failure), Crowe's own career went quiet for a few years. He wrote a supernatural romantic comedy called "Deep Tiki" that was to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon but that project fell apart sometime in 2008. He also tried to get a Marvin Gaye biopic off the ground, but that proved difficult as well and he shelved it in the meantime.

Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament Calls Cameron Crowe's Doc A "Love Letter" That's "Painful" & "Hard To Watch"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2011 5:35 AM
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It's been five years since Cameron Crowe bellyflopped with "Elizabethtown" but we still have a lot faith in the helmer and with two pictures from the director arriving this year, it's a good time to be a Crowe fan. Of course, there's "We Bought A Zoo," the dramedy that is currently in production starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Angus MacFadyen, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit and J.B. Smoove. But also on the docket is a long in the works documentary on Pearl Jam who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.

Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Documentary 'Pearl Jam Twenty' To Get Released In 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 4:15 AM
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Has it really been that long? 2011 will mark the 20th anniversary of grunge rockers Pearl Jam and they've got a whole lot planned. Today will see the release of "Live On Ten Legs," and as the title suggests, it's a live album culled from material spanning 2003 to 2010. In the spring, deluxe reissues of their albums "Vs." and "Vitalogy" will hit store shelves but for us, the most interesting piece of anniversary-related material is a documentary helmed by one of our favorite directors.

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