The Descendants' Trailer Pretty Much Proves Everyone Cheats

Director: 
Alexander Payne
Cast: 
George Clooney
Judy Greer
Matthew Lillard
Beau Bridges

A new introspective dramedy from Alexander Payne starring George Clooney? Why yes, I would like to see that. Thank you for not offering me a superhero movie, reboot or remake. It's also nice to see the not-so-subtle statement that marriage gets so boring eventually someone even cheats on the Clooneyator. Aside from that depressing suggestion I'm also pretty sure someone in this movie is going to have a sad.

Also I just trademarked "Clooneyator". You can never be too prepared.

Synopsis: 
From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Stream Eddie Vedder's Ukulele Songs

Looks like it is party time island style as NPR just added to an already strong week of Exclusive First Listens with the newest solo effort from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, the very literally titled Ukulele Songs. We've already heard some live versions, seen an official video, and even the underwater themed album art, so now is the time to just dig in to the sixteen song set featuring guest turns from Cat Power and Glen Hasnard. As anyone that has paid attention to Eddie's solo career the last few years can attest to, don't expect much rocking. What you can expect is Eddie dominating the ukulele love song field as only he can.

I'd be lying if I didn't say my favorite part of the album is how much the last song makes me think of this. I'm easy like that.

Will Ferrell Joins Zach Galifianakis Between Two Ferns With Some Hamm

It's been a while since we've had a new Between Two Ferns but then again it's been a while since Zach Galifianakis had something to promote. This weekend sees the release of The Hangover 2 and with summer inching closer Speed Stick clearly wants to get some buzz going, enter buzz maven fellow actor needing to promote a movie Will Ferrell. Aside from the former Saturday Night Live star's atrocious choice of athletic apparel, he makes a pretty good guest even going so far as to get his own sponsor a shout out. In the meantime John Hamm comes in to look for his car keys that he left there a couple of years ago. So yeah, more of the same goodness you've come to expect when a bearded man interviews a guest in the midst of vascular plants of the Pteridophyta family.

Also if you can't get the fat out of your ears and listen, then why am I here?

Watch A Playlist Of (Most Of) Dawes' New Album Nothing Is Wrong

There's some great new music out already this year and there is no stopping anytime soon with the impending release of Dawes' sophomore album Nothing Is Wrong on June 7th. Caught up in the midst of new My Morning Jacket stream mania, I was hoping that maybe two weeks out meant I could find some of the California sound to preview as well. Thanks to the wonderful world of YouTube and my incredibly ability to type letters in to a search field in the proper order, you can check out live versions, most of which are nice HD acoustic numbers, of almost all of the new album above.

Unfortunately (but not really) the "Million Dollar Bill" is a really great Middle Brother version instead of just Dawes, and sadly "The Way You Laugh" doesn't seem to exist on the web in video form. For that it appears taper dmonkey over at the Archive has us covered, with a song labeled "The You Laugh" from a show this January in Reno. No word on if any men were shot just to subsequently be watched while dying during the performance.

Enjoy and pre-order and go see them live and stuff.

The Way You Laugh

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