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Watch: Trailer For 'Mistaken For Strangers' The Indie Rock Doc About The National

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 9:39 AM
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Yesterday, we ran down our 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The Tribeca Film Festival, and one movie that just missed the cut was "Mistaken For Strangers," the documentary about everyone's favorite sad dad rock band, The National. But with a fresh trailer, it makes a strong case that our list could have been 21 movies long...

'Mistaken For Strangers,' Documentary On Band The National, Will Open The Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 1, 2013 3:40 PM
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Recent years have seen a rise in high-profile music documentaries, from ones that focus on a swath of history like Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” or ones that focus on a specific band or artist, like last year’s LCD Soundsystem swan song “Shut Up And Play The Hits.” Now, another New York band will be immortalized on the big screen; The National will help launch this spring's Tribeca Film Festival as the focus of a brand new movie.

All The Songs In 'Warm Bodies' Including Feist, Bon Iver, M83, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2013 11:00 AM
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While he's gone from a stoner coming-of-age tale to a cancer comedy to this weekend's zombie rom-com "Warm Bodies," one thing that has marked the the films of Jonathan Levine have been a keen ear on the soundtrack. And that's not different with this latest effort, which serves up a pretty solid selection of tracks to go with the undead.

5 Songs That Should've Been Nominated For An Oscar & Would Have Made The Live Show More Fun

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 8, 2012 12:57 PM
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Never exactly the finest hour of the Oscars, the Best Original Song category of the Academy Awards this year has been something of a fiasco. First it was nominations with only two tracks -- "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" and "Real In Rio" from the animated film "Rio" -- making the cut. Then, at the start of this week, Deadline broke the news that neither song would be performed as part of the Oscar telecast, seemingly in the ever-vain hope of keeping the running time of the ceremony under three hours, despite protestations from those behind the two films, and many others.

'The Vow' Soundtrack Features The National, Lykke Li, OK Go, The Cure & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2012 11:15 AM
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Don't let the indie-centric headline fool you. While "The Vow" soundtrack will make iPod toting hipsters happy with its tracklist, it reaches all the way for one of the biggest love songs of all time to kick things off. That's right, we're talking about Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)."

Watch/Listen: The National For 'Win Win'; Zooey Deschanel For 'Winnie' & Mark Ronson For 'Arthur'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2011 4:09 AM
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A few bits of music/movie news to bring you into the weekend. First off, as we reported last year, The National have recorded a brand new song for the solid Tom McCarthy directed dramedy "Win Win" starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan. The film goes into wider release this weekend and Prefix have uncovered the video for the tune, "Think You Can Wait." It's a mashup of clips, behind-the-scenes footage and band rockin' out so it gets the job done. Totally anecdotal, but "Win Win" got hearty applause from the audience we saw it with, so might be worth your $10 this weekend.

Exclusive: The National Recording New Song For Sundance-Bound 'Win Win'

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 12, 2010 8:29 AM
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Plus Here's Your First Look At Paul Giamatti In The Tom McCarthy-Directed DramaThe 2011 Sundance Film Festival is just around the corner, and details are starting to emerge about which movies will be making appearances and who will be starring in meta-textual Beastie Boys pastiches. And now we can give you a little more information about one movie that will be coming to Sundance (and which indie rock sensation will be doing the movie's theme song).

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