The New York Times are not keen on the new Kurt Cobain biopic, About a Son. They reckon it’s a bit pointless as it adds nothing new to our stock of Cobain knowledge. I have to say, I have quite a few reservations myself about the Elvis-like Kurt Cobain industry that has been created over the past few years, what with the lunchboxes and the figurines and that kind of malarkey. When and where is it going to end? As for this new Kurt Cobain film that’s planned, with Courtney Love at the reins and acting as herself in the film, hmmmm…. Speaking of biopics, I went to see Control (directed by Anton Corbijn) recently and, although I liked the film a lot — it’s beautifully shot for one thing — I felt that it was incredibly dubious to assert so definitively that Ian Curtis of Joy Division committed suicide because 1. he was torn between his wife and girlfriend and 2. he suffered from debilitating epileptic fits. Now, while I’m perfectly prepared to accept that this might have been the case it seems ridiculously presumptive and overly simplistic to spell it out like that in such join-the-dots, we’re-right-so-we-are terms. Anyway, below is the Nirvana trailor.