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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby dolphage on 15 Mar 2013, 00:00

Right, I agree, it's really not THAT weird.

Great seeing the Big Guy being a part of such an amazing ensemble.
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby Jox on 15 Mar 2013, 02:45

The very cool soundtrack by Per Gessle (ex-Roxette) will be released digitally (Spotify, iTunes etc) on Monday March 18th AND on CD March 27, and limited signed double-LP Vinyl likely on April 17

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Tracks listing
1. Franklin’s Intro (0.56)
2. I Have A Party In My Head (I Hope It Never Ends) -Instrumental- (2.03)
3. Drizzle #1 (2.02)
4. Shopping With Mother (2.36)
5. Franklin’s Theme #1 (1.39)
6. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (4.18)
7. Burned Out Heart –Instrumental- (3.37)
8. Are You An Old Hippie, Sir? –Instrumental- (1.49)
9. Making Love Or Expecting Rain #1 –Instrumental- (2.46)
10. Waltz For Woody (1.03)
11. Drizzle #2 (2.02)
12. C’mon (2.59)
13. Warm. Again. (4.27)
14. Drizzle #3 (2.02)
15. Drizzle #4 (0.56)
16. Week With Four Thursdays (1.54)
17. Dixy -Instrumental- (3.06)
18. Making Love Or Expecting Rain #2 –Instrumental- (4.03)
19. Double-Headed Elvis -Instrumental- (1.31)
20. Franklin’s Main Theme (6.43)
21. I Have A Party In My Head (I Hope It Never Ends) (2.09)

As you can see, the list is different vs. the one you can see at the end of the movie. It excludes eg. Something in the System, Speedboat to Cuba, Late, Later on and Something Happened Today or maybe they are called Drizzle #x on the album. The songs in bold were not included in the list that appears at the end of the movie, but Per’s He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother cover can be heard on the radio, when Matt Lucas is driving the car. Unfortunately, Matt is singing along with Per, so the song itself we can enjoy when the soundtrack album is final When? Aha…. ”Soon” seems to be a neverending period of time…ly out.


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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby Jox on 16 Mar 2013, 01:00

Funny how reviews were "so-so" at best after last year's screening at SXSW festival but they get better and better with the release, and deservedly so.
http://www.massmovement.co.uk/wordpress/?p=21651
If, like me, you dig the hell out of bitter sweet, blackly comedic, quirky, intelligent, touching, character driven films, then ‘Small Apartments” could well be your new favourite movie. Trust me, it really is that good, and yeah, if clever, funny and inspirational films have pride of place in the centre of your universe, then you’re going to love it. It’s that simple.
As moving as it is funny, ‘Small Apartments’, while highly reminiscent of the Cohen Brothers early output, forces its audience to question what is and isn’t crazy, and consider the fleeting nature of life and how each and every single day should be cherished and treated as an adventure through its exploration of the seemingly mundane and humdrum lives of people for whom each and every day is the same and when the status quo that they’ve become used to is challenged and subverted, everything changes. Sometimes change is good, and sometimes change is bad, but for life to move on, it is undeniably, and absolutely, essential, and it’s up to each and every single one of us to live now instead of endlessly waiting for tomorrow, because tomorrow never comes. I think I’ve just discovered my newest, bestest guilt free pleasure…
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby Jox on 18 Mar 2013, 00:15

Jox wrote:The very cool soundtrack by Per Gessle (ex-Roxette) will be released digitally (Spotify, iTunes etc) on Monday March 18th AND on CD March 27, and limited signed double-LP Vinyl likely on April 17

Preview and order (mp3):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-Apartments/dp/B00BW6LJ4M
https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/small ... 99887?l=en

CD pre-order
http://www.amazon.de/Small-Apartments-G ... F71CRG4E1N

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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby leigh1975 on 18 Mar 2013, 16:51

Is it bad that I'm more excited about the mention of Akerlund's metal background that I am a mention of Dolph? :lol:
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby Jox on 21 Mar 2013, 22:09

UK release is TOMORROW!
Here is the cinema listing and times:
http://www.timeout.com/london/film/smal ... 22#tickets
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby Mrs.Jensen on 22 Mar 2013, 00:11

I wish I would live in the UK and could see the movie tomorrow....There are 3 of my favorite actors (Dolph Lundgren, James Caan & Peter Stormare) in that movie and I have to wait until April just because I live in Germany :evil:
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby leigh1975 on 22 Mar 2013, 01:00

Jox wrote:UK release is TOMORROW!
Here is the cinema listing and times:
http://www.timeout.com/london/film/smal ... 22#tickets


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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby Jox on 22 Mar 2013, 12:24

http://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/film/s/2 ... nts/review
film holds together much better than it ought

Dolph Lundgren is, for once, deliberately funny as a muscle-headed self-help guru.

Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund cut his teeth on music videos, and the film has a distinctive, if slightly too self-consciously art-school, look that’s infused with a sense of bleak isolation that those Nordic folk do so well. The desolate atmosphere certainly underpins the movie’s main themes of loneliness and disenfranchisement nicely.

Yet there’s a dark humour that runs through the film, which also helps distract from the weaknesses that undeniably exist in the fragmented, slight storyline that only nominally flirts with empathy. Only when an ending’s needed does writer Chris Mills – who also penned the novel this is based on – go for any sort of sentiment; and the result is a little cloying aphorism about the nature of happiness and madness, but it gets the job done.

Small Apartments has enough going for it to be a cult, hipster favourite, and even if it’s more a collection of strange vignettes than an entirely coherent whole, it will certainly will serve as a useful calling card for both Åkerlund and Lucas, who does so much with relatively little.
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby Jox on 22 Mar 2013, 16:00

Bad review BUT:
Dolph Lundgren’s “mind trainer” is the only entertaining character.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sh ... iewed.html
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Re: SMALL APARTMENTS (Jonas Åkerlund, 2012)

Postby Jox on 29 Mar 2013, 00:20

UK DVD release July 29th apparently. I hope they keep their theatrical artwork like here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-Apartment ... 393&sr=1-1
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