Last month, Lana Del Rey released two new songs (High By the Beach and Terrence Loves You) and announced that her new album Honeymoon will be out on September 18. Today we get to see a video sampler that features song snippets from her Honeymoon album. With just 10 days to go until LDR unleashes her next album upon us, she is giving us a taste of what we can expect. I like what I hear and I am very excited to hear more. Please enjoy.
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“What's done cannot be undone.”
Last week we got to see the US trailer for the new feature film version of William Shakespeare‘s Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, just a few months after we got to see the first UK trailer back in June. As you may have noted, I am EXTREMELY excited for the release of this new Macbeth film because A.) Macbeth is my all-time favorite Shakespeare play and B.) Cotillard and Fassbender are two of my fave actors right now. Today we get to see new poster artwork for Macbeth that further shows us how insanely cool this new adaptation of the film will be. Based on the trailers alone, I’m sold … but the posters released thus far are another nice way to promote what is sure to be an excellent film. Have a look. More »
'Writing's on the Wall'
For some time now, there has been much speculation as to which musical artist would win the right to record the theme song for the forthcoming new 007 movie James Bond: Spectre. Among the rumored contenders leading the pack has been British soul singer Sam Smith. After some teasing yesterday, it is officially revealed today that Smith has recorded the new Bond theme song, titled Writing’s on the Wall. An official press release announcement was issued today with the news along with information regarding the theme song, which is being described as “one of the greatest Bond songs of all time”. Click below to see the promo photo/possible single cover art for Sam Smith‘s Writing’s on the Wall and learn more about the forthcoming James Bond theme song. More »
Welcome to Shondaland
Yesterday we got to see a new ABC promo for the forthcoming 5th season of Scandal and today we learn that Scandal creator and all around queen of TV Shonda Rhimes is featured on the cover and in the pages of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine. Shonda and her insanely successful ABC shows Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder are also featured on variant covers of EW magazine as well. It’s Shonda‘s World and we are just living in it. Click below to see the 4 different Shondaland covers of EW this week and learn more about what we can expect when the mag hits newsstands tomorrow. More »
Coming September 22
The debut season of Scream Queens will premiere on Fox on September 22 and today, courtesy of show creator Ryan Murphy, we get our first look at the “super-sized” main title sequence to the show. As you can see above, this opening title sequence is really stylized and, honestly, is very cool looking. Each of the main actors are introduces in between scenes of the show’s characters screaming alongside the villainous devil character who will torment them on the show. I still have my doubts about Scream Queens overall but I must admit that I do like this opening main title sequence for the show. Scream Queens premieres on September 22.
Posted under: 'Scream Queens'
Yesterday we saw video and photos from the opening night of Janet Jackson‘s Unbreakable World Tour kick-off in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday night and, as you know, we have yet to hear anything official about the release of her new album Unbreakable. At this point, we only know officially that the album will be released in “the fall” on her own record label — but that’s it. No release date, no nothing. Today we do get to see the rumored cover art for JJ‘s Unbreakable album which may or may not be the real thing. Because it has not yet been confirmed as official, we can’t be 100% sure it’s genuine. That said, the photo of Janet is a new photo so there is a good chance that the album art is the real deal. Click below to see the possible album cover art for Unbreakable and see what you think. More »
"I think Lily's thoughts, I dream her dreams"
Way back in February we got our first look at Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in character in his new film The Danish Girl, which is the big screen adaptation of the novel written by David Ebershoff. Today we get our first look at Eddie in action as Lili Ebe in the just-released first trailer for The Danish Girl which, absolutely, will secure another Oscar nomination for Redmayne. I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the biopic Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender this summer and I’m pretty convinced he will be nominated for the Best Actor award for his portrayal of the late Apple CEO. I am also completely convinced that Eddie Redmayne will be nominated and will likely be Fassbender‘s main competition for the award. Just as the trailer’s for Redmayne‘s film last year, The Theory of Everything, completely wowed me, I am equally impressed with this trailer for The Danish Girl. The film opens in select theaters on November 27 and will open wider in December. Have a look above at Eddie in The Danish Girl and get your first look at one of the films that will be in heavy awards contention come awards season next year.
"All hail Macbeth who shall be king hereafter"
Back in June we got to see the first, international trailer for the forthcoming new film adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s Macbeth — starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard — and today we get to see the just-released second, US trailer for the film. As you can see above, this second trailer for Macbeth is as dark and moody as the first trailer but it features quite a few different scenes from the film. As I made very clear before, I love Macbeth so much that the thought of our getting a feature film that stars Fassy and Marion in the lead roles is almost too much for me to handle. I am really impressed by what I’ve seen thus far and I am DYING to see the film in full. Macbeth opens in theaters on December 4 — just in time for the holidays! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Xmas than with the release of Shakesepeare‘s masterpiece Scottish play. Can’t. Wait.
Posted under: 'Macbeth'
'Burn It Up'
After many years away from the music scene, we learned earlier this year that Janet Jackson was not only releasing a new album in 2015 (titled Unbreakable) but that she would also be embarking on a world tour in support of the new music she has been working on in recent years. We are still waiting for the album (due out in “the fall” — no release date has yet been announced) to drop but last night, Janet kicked off her Unbreakable World Tour in Vancouver, British Columbia … much to the ecstatic glee of her fans. We’ve also been hearing that Missy Misdemeanor Elliott has been working on new music after many years away and last night, fans got to hear new music from both Missy and Janet during Jackson‘s tour opening performance (reportedly titled Burn It Up, tho that remains unconfirmed). Watch the fan-shot video above to see how Janet Jackson opened her new tour with a performance of a new song that features Missy Elliott and see, with your own eyes, how the new era of Janet Jackson music got underway. There are LOTS of great photos and videos that are making the rounds from Janet‘s Unbreakable Tour kick-off performance last night so stay tuned for more … but right now, please enjoy this video of Janet Jackson LIVE in concert again. She is coming to your neck of the woods in concert, are you ready?