Trailer: Ewan McGregor Is A ‘Son of A Gun’ & Father Figure To Brenton Thwaites


Ewan McGregor has been a father figure before, especially in the ways of the Force (apologies for the Obi-Wan reference), but with Son of a Gun his mentoring is of the criminal kind.

Brenton Thwaites, up and coming star of The Giver and The Signal, plays JR, a naive criminal who befriends hardened convict Brendan Lynch (McGregor) during a six month stint at a West Australian prison.

Since Brendan provided JR with protection in the slammer, JR returns the favor and busts him out of prison. Life in the fast and illegal lane may be alluring to the youngster, but someone probably should have told him crime doesn’t pay. As the two get involved in a high stakes operation to rob a gold mine, trust issues inevitably surface, leading to an inevitable showdown between the two.

Son of a Gun debuts exclusively on DirecTV on December 11 and hits theaters January 16. The trailer is below:

‘Young The Giant’ Release 2015 Touring Plans & Radio Stops


Photo credit: Lauren Dukoff
Photo credit: Lauren Dukoff

Young The Giant have announced dates for their 2015 headlining tour in support of their latest album Mind Over Matter. If you’re also a fan of the group’s “In The Open” video series, the band released their outdoorsy version of “Eros.” Shot at Kraus Springs near Austin, Texas, the video features the band getting their music grooves on next to a tangle of trees and dirt.

If seeing the group on a YouTube channel and listening to the dulcet tones of “Eros” doesn’t satiate your soul, the band starts their headlining tour February 12 in Burlington, Vermont, followed by stops in Athens, Georgia (February 19-20, Georgia Theatre), Madison, Wisconsin (March 7, Orpheum), and Boulder, Colorado (March 9-10, Boulder Theatre).

After the release of their top 5 modern rock hit “It’s About Time” and the record’s title track, the band are launching “Crystallized” as the third single.

Best known for their smash hit “Cough Syrup,” Young The Giant also embark on a series of radio stops next month. A full list of their radio and tour dates are listed below:


3                   Dallas, TX                                KDGE How The Edge Stole Xmas
5                   Jacksonville, FL                    WXXJ Big Ticket Festival 2014
6                   St. Petersburg, FL               97x Next Big Thing 2014
7                   Orlando, FL                             X107.3 The Big Orlando 2014
9                   Seattle, WA                            KNDD Deck the Halls Ball 2014
10                 Sacramento, CA                  KKDO Electric Christmas
11                 Las Vegas, NV                       KXRK Christmas Show 2014
12                 Oakland, CA                           Live 105 Not So Silent Night
13                 South Lake Tahoe, CA     Winter Ignite 2014
20                 Honolulu, HI                          The Republik (Headline Show)


12              Burlington, VT                Higher Ground
13              Portland, ME                   State Theatre
14              Montclair,  NJ                 Wellmont Theatre
16              Norfolk, VA                      The Norva
19-20      Athens, GA                        Georgia Theatre
22              Pompano Beach, FL     Coastline Festival
25             Columbia, SC                    The Music Farm
27             Knoxville, TN                    The International
28             Urbana, IL                           Canopy Club


1               Urbana, IL                              Canopy Club
3-4          Columbia, MO                     Blue Note
5               Lawrence, KS                        Liberty Hall
7               Madison, WI                         Orpheum
9-10       Boulder, CO                     Boulder Theatre
29            Sao Paulo, BR                  Lollapalooza Brazil