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16 Years Later, That Song From Donnie Darko Still Makes Me Want to Cry on a School Bus

Next to certain smells, nothing triggers my memory faster than a song. Like most people, I imagine, I'll find myself going about my day as normal when, all of a sudden, I hear it: a song that rips me out of present day and dumps me back in a memory I'd all but forgotten about, like some sort of audio time capsule. Hearing a certain Kate Nash song is a one-way ticket to the foot of my college boyfriend's bed, the spot where we broke up for the sixth time. One note of Carol King's "Where You Lead" and I'm in the passenger seat of my parents' rusted Honda while my mom spills Diet Coke all over the cream-colored leather. That same visceral sensation of memory rushes through me anytime I hear Gary Jules's "Mad World," which I keep running into because of Donnie Darko's 16th anniversary.
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Donnie Darko

Many weird-world genre bending millennial epics have already dated badly, but not Richard Kelly’s sci-fi / horror / satirical mind-trip about a guy given a glimpse of time travel in another dimension. The wit hasn’t faded and the menace hasn’t cooled, and the cast seems hipper than ever: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross. Two versions, two formats, no waiting.

Donnie Darko

Blu-ray + DVD

Arrow Video USA

2001 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113, 133 min. / Street Date April 18, 2017 / ( 4-Disc Limited Edition) / Available from Arrow Video 49.95

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Drew Barrymore, Katharine Ross.

Cinematography: Steven Poster

Production Design: Alexander Hammond

Film Editors: Sam Bauer, Eric Strand

Original Music: Michael Andrews

Produced by Adam Fields, Nancy Juvonen, Sean McKittrick

Written and Directed by Richard Kelly

When high school kids get into creative writing
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April 18th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Donnie Darko 4-Disc Set, Tales From The Hood, M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

April 18th looks to be another fun day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, as we have an excellent variety of films—both old and new—coming home to Blu-ray and DVD. M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Split makes its way to both formats on Tuesday courtesy of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Arrow Video is keeping busy with a trio of Blu-rays: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, and their four-disc set celebrating Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko.

Other notable releases for April 18th include Scream Factory’s stellar collector’s edition of Tales From the Hood, Contamination .7, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Mephisto Waltz from Kino Lorber.

Donnie Darko: 4-Disc Limited Edition Set (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

Fifteen years before Stranger Things, Richard Kelly set the template and the high-water mark with his debut feature, Donnie Darko.
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Watch: R2-D2 Is Sad When Obi-Wan Kenobi Doesn't Remember Him on Tatooine

I know there are bigger Star Wars fans out there than me, so maybe they could answer this question. When Luke Skywalker meets Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine in the original Star Wars, why doesn't Obi-Wan remember his previous exploits with R2-D2? The real answer may be that George Lucas might not have thought far enough ahead at that point to know he wanted to actually make the prequels one day and that those two would have crossed paths at that time in the story, but does the franchise itself offer a reason? Is it just Obi-Wan's memory going bad?

In any case, YouTuber Jeffim Sheroky has put together an amusing little video that shows R2 having sad flashbacks to all of their adventures together set to Gary Jules' haunting cover of "Mad World."

Via: LaughingSquid
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Arrow’s April Blu-ray Releases Include House / House II and Donnie Darko Box Sets, Wolf Guy

Arrow Video isn't playing any April Fools' Day joke on horror and thriller fans with their Blu-ray releases for next month, which include the respective House: Two Stories (previously scheduled for a March 21st release) and Donnie Darko box sets, Wolf Guy, Caltiki the Immortal Monster, and more.

Press Release: Mvd Entertainment Group furthers the distribution of Arrow Video in the Us with several titles for April 2017. On April 18th comes The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave (Blu-ray and DVD) and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Blu-ray and DVD), two giallo chillers from director Emilio P. Miraglia which were previously only available in the limited edition box set entitled Killer Dames. Miraglian blends the grisly whodunnit of the giallo with gothic and supernatural elements to create some truly unique chills in tales of revenge from beyond the grave and killer curses.

One of Emilio P. Miraglia's supernatural,
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‘Donnie Darko’ to Receive 4K Blu-ray Restoration, Potentially Revealing the Mysteries of Time Travel

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‘Donnie Darko’ to Receive 4K Blu-ray Restoration, Potentially Revealing the Mysteries of Time Travel
Donnie Darko” fans from across the pond are in for a treat: Richard Kelly’s cult classic is getting a 4K restoration in time for Christmas. The upcoming Blu-ray release was just announced on Twitter by Kelly, who clarified that both the theatrical and director’s cut will be included along with a bevy of special features. Arrow Films is handling the release, which unfortunately is region-locked — making this another reason to consider an all region-player.

Read More: Watch: #Tbt ‘Donnie Darko’ is More Halloween than ‘Halloween’

Donnie Darko” remains a favorite among vocal enthusiasts 15 years later, its mix of time travel and other sci-fi tropes making for an odd complement to the coming-of-age narrative led by Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role. Full list of features below.

Read More: Lessons From Legendary ‘Donnie Darko’ Cinematographer

• Brand new 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and the Director’s Cut
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Arrow Video to release 4K restoration of Donnie Darko in December

Arrow Video has announced that it is set to release a 4K restoration of director Richard Kelly’s cult classic Donnie Darko, which has been supervised and approved by Kelly and cinematographer Steven Poster.

The limited edition release contains both the Theatrical and Director’s Cut of the movie, restored from the original camera negatives, and comes with a host of special features:

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations of both cuts Original 5.1 audio (DTS-hd on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by writer-director Richard Kelly and actor Jake Gyllenhaal on the Theatrical Cut Audio commentary by Kelly, producer Sean McKittrick and actors Drew Barrymore, Jena Malone, Beth Grant, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne, Katharine Ross and James Duval on the Theatrical Cut Audio commentary by Kelly and filmmaker Kevin Smith on the Director’s Cut Brand-new interviews with Richard Kelly
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Arrow Video to Release Creepshow 2 and 2001’s Pulse on Blu-ray this December

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Arrow Video has announced their December release slate, including several Blu-rays that horror fans will want to pencil in on their holiday wish lists.

Arrow Video announced that they will release Creepshow 2 on both a limited edition and standard edition Blu-ray with a 2K restoration of the original film elements.

Other December Blu-ray releases include a Us/UK Blu-ray and DVD release of 2001's Pulse, aka Kairo, as well as UK Blu-ray releases of Donnie Darko, The Guyver, Cohen & Tate, The Burning, Hell Comes to Frogtown, and Hellgate. Below, we have official details and cover art images of all the aforementioned releases. Are you planning on adding these films to your home media collection?

From Arrow Video: "New Us Title Announcement: Creepshow 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray + Standard Blu-ray

One of the greatest horror anthologies of all time.

Unleashed December 13th. North American Blu-ray pre-order link should be live soon!
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Directors Who Damaged Their Careers Part 1 – The One Who Can Still Make A Comeback

Graeme Robertson kicks off a new series looking at directors who damaged their careers; first up is Richard Kelly

Richard Kelly is very much a case of a bright talent burning out before it really gets a chance to flourish.

Kelly hit the high mark right out of the gate with his mind-bending debut Donnie Darko (2001), which despite being a box office failure, won high praise and has since become a cult hit, as well as making a star out of its leading man Jake Gyllenhaal in the process.

It didn’t hurt that it helped bring renewed fame to the Tears for Fears classic Mad World as covered by Gary Jules, which has scored all manner of depressing montages and adverts ever since, and became subsequently the most depressing Christmas No. 1 in UK chart history.

So given that he started his career on a high, filmgoers had even higher
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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack

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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack
[Youtube "owOr6zDP8rM"] What would Jesus sing? On Sunday, Fox will air The Passion, a two-hour live, musical event that tells the story of Christ's final days using the setting of modern-day New Orleans and popular songs. "It's an amazing list of songs that come from all genres," Jencarlos Canela, who plays Jesus, tells People. "There's something for everyone to enjoy." Here are a look at the most interesting and surprising songs on the soundtrack: Jesus Channels Katy Perry's "Unconditionally"Perry may be known for her lighthearted, fun party songs, but her ballad about unconditional love will be sung by Canela (as Jesus) and a 50-person choir.
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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack

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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack
[Youtube "owOr6zDP8rM"] What would Jesus sing? On Sunday, Fox will air The Passion, a two-hour live, musical event that tells the story of Christ's final days using the setting of modern-day New Orleans and popular songs. "It's an amazing list of songs that come from all genres," Jencarlos Canela, who plays Jesus, tells People. "There's something for everyone to enjoy." Here are a look at the most interesting and surprising songs on the soundtrack: Jesus Channels Katy Perry's "Unconditionally"Perry may be known for her lighthearted, fun party songs, but her ballad about unconditional love will be sung by Canela (as Jesus) and a 50-person choir.
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The 25 most underrated film scores of the 2000s

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Diverse, awe-inspiring and memorable treasures that have sadly fallen off the radar

The noughties were a tough decade for film music fans. Not only was there the unprecedented loss of four great masters in the form of Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Michael Kamen and Basil Poledouris; the nature of the industry itself began to go through some seismic changes, not all of them for the better.

With the art of film scoring becoming ever more processed, driven increasingly by ghost writers, electronic augmentation and temp tracks, prospects looked bleak. However, this shouldn’t shield the fact that there were some blindingly brilliant scores composed during this period. Here’s but a small sampling of them.

25. The Departed (Howard Shore, 2006)

When it came to the sound of his Oscar-winning crime thriller, director Martin Scorsese hit on the inspired notion of having composer Howard Shore base it around a tango,
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It’s still a Mad World in ‘Gears of War Remastered’ trailer

Any gamer from the previous generation should recall the iconic Gears of War trailer that became a common TV staple as it got gamers psyched up for one of the Xbox 360’s most exciting new franchises. Now, nearly ten years later, the game that gave us our first window into the Cog struggle against the Locusts, premieres in the same dazzling way, set to that same gorgeous ‘Mad World’ cover by Gary Jules. Featuring footage from both the original version and the new 1080p Gears of War Remastered, this trailer is a sizzler, and will certainly reignite fans desire to tackle this great game anew. Check it out below:

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American Idol Top 10 Recap: Highway to the Danger Zone

American Idol Top 10 Recap: Highway to the Danger Zone
“Yo, Shonda Rhimes, I love ABC’s #Tgit programming block. And I’ma let you finish. But American Idol just had one of the craziest Thursdays of all time!”

Ok, I’m sorry. You probably didn’t come here expecting a Kanye West reference — @KimKierkegaardashian’s genius Twitter feed is more my style — in an Idol recap. But my brain just went from the frying pan into the active volcano after Season 14’s Top 10 performance telecast (a confusing label, given that there were 11 singers on stage all night, with one awaiting the bad news that he or she was the
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American Idol: Movie Night Song Spoilers Revealed!

American Idol: Movie Night Song Spoilers Revealed!
Against all odds, there will be no Phil Collins ballad — or any soundtrack cuts from The Bodyguard, Frozen, Titanic and Armageddon — when the American Idol Top 10 (plus one contestant on the brink of elimination) tackle “Songs from the Movies tonight (8/7c on Fox).

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That’s good news for Idoloonies who’ve vowed to crawl into their dryers and turn to lint at the sound of one more hopeful belting the umpteenth rendition of “I Have Nothing.”

More important than what the Top 10 won’t tackle,
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X Factor 2014 Fright Night playlist: We bleeding love it

All Hallow's Eve. Fright Night! The Americanisation of British culture continues apace with yet another Halloween special on The X Factor.

As ever, our friends at ITV have published the list of songs to be performed, as well as the artist who performed the version being covered.

Halloween classics 'Bat Out of Hell' and 'Thriller' are of course present and correct. 'Highway To Hell' is also suitably screamy.

'Relight My Fire' is the Take That/Lulu version rather than the Dan Hartman disco classic. We think it's allowed because Hell is fiery and that.

'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' gets in because of its spooky video, rather than the song itself.

Similarly, we're guessing 'Mad World' gets a pass because of Gary Jules's dark reworking for Richard Kelly's 2001 classic Donnie Darko, but Jay James will apparently be doing the bouncy Tears For Fears original.

'Bleeding Love'? For Halloween? We
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Music in Film: Wish I Was Here & Guardians Of The Galaxy

Wish I Was Here, Boyhood and Guardians Of The Galaxy take a mixtape approach to their soundtracks. Ivan looks at what makes them so great...

"You gotta hear this one song. It'll change your life, I swear," a girl (Sam) in a doctor's waiting room once said to a boy (Andrew) who looked a lot like Zach Braff. Then, she placed a pair of headphones over his ears and played him The Shins.

Garden State's soundtrack became a must-have for all fans in 2004 thanks to its effective use - and curation - of indie artists, acoustic ditties and mild electronica. It was an album that showed a jukebox soundtrack (traditionally the territory of Tarantino) could do something different, whether that was introducing people to obscure bands they hadn't heard of or connecting you with others who also liked the movie's music.

10 years later, filmmakers are still chasing the same thing: the ultimate mixtape.
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These Dads at a One Direction Concert Couldn't Be More Miserable

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Nothing captures the unique experience of dads taking their kids to concerts quite like these hilarious pictures - especially when they're part of a slideshow set to "Mad World" by Gary Jules. The featured photos were taken at a One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer concert this past August, and the despondent expressions on the dads' faces are just too funny. Watch the clever video above, a tribute to "the few . . . the brave . . . the loving, caring fathers," then be sure to check out more must-see viral videos!
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The Shins' give new song 'So Now What' to Zach Braff's new film 'Wish I Was Here'

The Shins' give new song 'So Now What' to Zach Braff's new film 'Wish I Was Here'
The Shins have a great tune "So Says I," but now it's time for a hazy "So Now What." The indie rockers -- who have been curbed more recently as James Mercer has pursued other musics with Danger Mouse in their project Broken Bells -- contributed the new tune to Zach Braff's "Wish I Were Here" film, which went the crowd-funding route last year. As you'll remember, Natalie Portman famously put headphones on Braff's head to the tune of The Shins "New Slang" in the former "Scrubs" star's directorial debut "Garden State" (2004). "It'll change your life, I swear," her character Sam says. Well, it certainly did change the band life of The Shins. So the circle of life continues. "Wish I Was Here" also has new songs from the likes of Bon Iver, Coldplay and Cat Power, plus previously released songs from The Head and the Heart and Hozier.
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Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Mary Beth Peil & More Perform at Atlantic Theatre Company Gala

Last night Atlantic Theater Company presented their annual Gala at The Pierre 2 East 61st Street. Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, Writers' Choice saluted Atlantic's iconic playwrights with an evening of unexpected songs. For this year's Gala, Atlantic asked alumni playwrights to choose a favorite song and a favorite musician to perform it. Writers' Choice featured special tributes to Annie Baker, Martha Clarke, Stephen Adly Guirgis, David Mamet, Conor McPherson, and Doug Wright from presenters and performers Jonathan Cake, Bridget Everett, John Gallagher Jr., Rick Holmes, Brian D'Arcy James, Gary Jules, John Kelly, Zosia Mamet, Julianne Nicholson, Laura Osnes, Michael Park, Mary Beth Peil and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. among others. Check out photos from the special event below
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