The Music Flix: Panic! At The Disco
Panic! At The Disco are gearing up for the 8th October release of their new album, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!. It's a stressful time, for sure - and what better way to relax than in the company of a favourite movie. 'I sense a thrilling edition of The Music Flix!' you scream - and you'd be right!
But hang fire - they have new material to promote! Too Weird ... is their fourth long-player, and comes on the back of 2011's Vices & Virtues, suggesting a steady work-rate of the kind we heartily approve. Lead single 'Miss Jackson' trailed the album's modern pop credentials in a way that might not sit easy with fans of their earlier material, but it shows a pleasing determination just to do their own thing.
Caught in the middle of what we imagine were significantly more glamourous pursuits, frontman Brendon Urie was kind enough to take a few moment to pick out a few of his favourite movies. It's a thing we do - we call it The Music Fli... (We already know that - get on with it! - Ed.)
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. The characters are ridiculous, the story is enthralling, and the cinematography is amazing. This is always a good tour go-to.
I think this movie gets overlooked a lot because of all the inside jokes it contains that may fly over people’s heads. But it has become a new tour standard. I love Ben Stiller. Also, Robert Downey, Jr., Jay Baruchel, Jack Black, Nick Nolte, Danny McBride, Steve Coogan, Bill Hader, and Tom Cruise. Yeah. They’re all in the same movie together. And it’s awesome.
BACK TO THE FUTURE
A classic. Who hasn’t wanted to travel through time and see what their parents were like in high school? I love the whole trilogy, to be honest. When I was younger, my brother Mason even wrote out a schematic for me to build a hoverboard using only 2 D-cell batteries and a skate deck. Thanks, bro.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
If you don’t love this movie for the soundtrack alone, the story is awesome. And so relatable whether you’re 16 or 96. Everyone can understand what it’s like being misunderstood through the high school years. And this one’s a tear-jerker.
“Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a gangster.” So dope. This movie makes me talk like a mafia guy after I’ve watched it. Seriously. I want to be Ray Liotta’s character so bad. Through the good shit and the bad, he looks like such a badass.
Possibly Mark Wahlberg’s best role ever. The story has so many ups and downs that you’ll feel like you’re on all the drugs they’re taking in the movie. But it has so much heart that you’ll truly feel for every character. And it was P.T. Anderson’s first feature film?! So awesome.