Trailers can really affect your perception of films - I didn’t like the trailer when I saw it at first, but then I saw this other version and I got a lot more psyched. I like that there are two Australian babes in it - Abbie Cornish and Emily Browning, who has a great face for the screen. This film seems to add to the trend of super-young-femmes-superhero films like Hanna.
This all femmes soundtrack is interesting - it’s very mashy and includes the cast covering songs by Eurythmics, The Pixies and Roxy Music. It could totally flop, or totally rule:
1. ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ — Emily Browning 2. ‘Army Of Me (Sucker Punch Remix)’ — Björk featuring Skunk Anansie 3. ‘White Rabbit’ — Emiliana Torrini 4. ‘I Want It All’/’We Will Rock You’ Mash-Up — Queen w/ Armageddon Aka Geddy 5. ‘Search and Destroy’ — Skunk Anansie 6. ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ — Alison Mosshart and Carla Azar 7. ‘Where Is My Mind?’ — Yoav featuring Emily Browning 8. ‘Asleep’ — Emily Browning 9. ‘Love Is the Drug’ — Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac
Have you checked out Yuna yet? If not, consider this a favor as I’m sure we’ll be hearing big things from her this year! I’m absolutely falling in love with this girl.
Yuna is from Malaysia and grew up in a Muslim household listening to No Doubt, Fiona Apple and The Cranberries. This song in particular reminds me of a mix between Psapp, Lykke Li and Regina Spektor. A healthy dose of girl power, indeed. Yuna’s voice is light and airy and flawlessly delivers her story through song. I find it comforting knowing I can relate to Yuna in this song, despite coming from a very difference place with a very different background. That’s the beauty of music.
The Fader Label recently signed her and she’s getting ready to release her US debut EP Decorate on March 15th.