And the first superhero movie of 2014 is upon us.
Darius Rucker sings with Sheryl Crow, Tracey Thorn covers The xx, Daughter covers Daft Punk, and Amy Grant brings the '90s nostalgia in this week's playlist.
Two very strong lead performances by young actresses, two examples of stellar animation work, a quality music video, and a humorous take on corporate videos that utilize stock footage make up our selection. And to cap it all we have the entire existing playlist of Action Movie Kid videos. If you don't know about the series yet, now is a great time to learn.
Hyper-violent action enacted by a very recognizable cast led by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A Johnny Cash classic, a CCR hit from The Big Lebowski, a beautiful French legend and brand new soul-synth from London.
We've got buskers (documentary, and animated); we've got a very cool music video (with narration by Brett Easton Ellis); we've got Superman's POV; we've got an essay analysing filmmaker Wes Anderson's visual aesthetic; we've got an effective little short horror piece; and a French love story.
I haven't played the Need for Speed video game in so long it would be fair to say I've never played it at all. So I went in expecting to see a wannabe Fast & Furious movie rather than something derived from a successful video game.