Filed under: Editor Picks | Tags: (500) Days of Summer, Anyone Else But You, Away We Go, Brett Elrich, Current Tv, Editor's Picks, Ellen Fox, indie films, Juno, soundtracks, The Moldy Peaches, The Rotten Tomatoes Show, Whip It
PREVIEW: Watch Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox (The Rotten Tomatoes Show) perform “An Ode to the Indie Film”
If you’re anything like me, right after you finish watching the latest indie flick (i.e. Juno,  Days of Summer, Whip It, Away We Go) you go home and download the soundtrack, that is, if you didn’t spring for the CD (remember those?) while you were at the mall. Since most of the tracks are featured in the film (with those extra special ones thrown in for the credits), the whole soundtrack was certainly available for sampling during your movie watching experience, so the investment is certainly a safe one.
Again, if you’re anything like me, you’ve realized that these indie films, with the cool soundtracks and dark humor, all kind of look and feel the same. And while they feature awesome actors and kick-ass scripts, pausing and looking at all of the similar traits they all share is a pretty enlightening experience. Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox, hosts of The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current TV, made up a tribute – an ode, really – to “the indie film” sung to (of course) the tune of The Moldy Peaches‘ “Anyone Else But You,” famously featured in the movie Juno.
— Isabel Alcantara, Photo Editor