Coming March 2015
Back in May we got to see the first teaser trailer for Disney‘s forthcoming live-action feature film Cinderella which is due to open in theaters next March. Today we get to check out a sneak peek at the film’s first, full-length trailer, due to premiere tomorrow on Good Morning America. As you may know, Disney enjoyed much success with their live-action adaptation of Sleeping Beauty (which focused on the Maleficent character) so I’m sure their live-action version of Cinderella will be just as successful — or more. The video above is just a tease but I’m hopeful that the forthcoming full trailer will give us a good look at the movie to come.
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Back in March we got our first look at the forthcoming big screen animated film Peanuts, which is due to hit theaters around Xmas time next year. Today, just about a year ahead of the film’s release, we get to see the first full-length trailer for the CGI animated movie. As you can see, Snoopy as The WWII Flying Ace is the star of this first trailer but we do get to see what the Peanuts gang will look like in animated form at the end of this very cute trailer. Part of me still feels a bit weary of a CGI animated Peanuts movie but the spirit of the original version of the characters seems intact. From what I can hear, the character voices sound decent as well so … we’ll see. I’m hopeful this Peanuts movie will be a modern and respectful new incarnation of the characters we love so dearly. What do you think of this first Peanuts trailer?
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"Though you're far from me, say you'll BRB"
Mariah Carey is responsible for the single greatest Xmas song written in the past two decades (her massive hit All I Want For Christmas Is You) but there is a NEW Xmas song out this week that just may give Mimi a run for her money. Straight No Chaser teamed up with Kristen Bell for a new song titled Text Me Merry Christmas and as you can hear above in the just-released lyric video, it’s a carol that is very appros for today’s technology-obsessed culture. Have a listen and see what you think, is this new track an Xmas carol for the new era?
Completely unprovoked harassment, slurs and physical assault
Late last month, a video went viral that showed a woman being harassed by men as she walked for 10 hours in silence through the streets of NYC and while the video inspired thoughtful discussion when it was released, the video was then parodied and turned into a joke. Today we get to see a new video (created by DennisCeeTV), shot in a similar way, that shows the mistreatment that a man “dressed as a homosexual” endured after walking the streets of NYC in just 3 hours. As you can see above, the man in the video is verbally harassed, made fun of, has homophobic slurs yelled at him and is physically assaulted by at least one other person. The harassment came from both men and women. Now, of course, this 2 1/2 minute video had to be edited because it’s not 3 hours long but it does give an understanding of what gays endure far too often. I can tell you that I have been on the receiving end of this treatment … sometimes because I was holding hands with my partner or showing affection in public, sometimes just because I, too, was walking silently by myself. If anything videos like this one and the original one might enlighten others as to the way people mistreat others … and hopefully it will inspire you to be a better person. This video is hard to watch (and do yourselves a favor and do not read the comments on the vid’s You Tube page) but it is important to watch.
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You know FOR Sure Beyoncé's wedding wasn't this fun
Earlier today we saw photos from Solange‘s beautiful wedding this weekend to Alan Ferguson this weekend but the wedding goodies ain’t done just yet. During the reception, Solange performed a dance routine with her son Daniel Julez to the song No Flex Zone by Rae Sremmurd and wouldn’t you know it … video of the entire dance performance made its way online. Click the embed above to watch Solange and Julez dance to No Flex Zone together and try not to die from all the adorable cuteness. The only think that keeps running through my head is how boring Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s wedding ceremony/reception must’ve been when compared to Solange’s epic night :)
I'm still not convinced
Last last month we got to see the first video promo for NBC‘s upcoming live musical production Peter Pan Live! scheduled to air this holiday season and today we get to hear actress Allison Williams sing as Peter Pan for the first time in this just released new video promo. As you can also see in the video embedded above, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook is utter perfection … but … the more footage I see from this production, the more I’m convinced it’s not the show for me. I love musical theater … but not all musical theater. In any event, I have a feeling this new production of Peter Pan will do well for NBC. Have a look at the video above and see if it looks like something that YOU will want to watch when it airs on NBC on December 4.
Band Aid 30 includes 1D, Sam Smith, Bono, Sinéad and More!
Back in 1984, a star-studded supergroup called Band Aid gathered together some of the biggest names in music to record and release a charity single titled Do They Know It’s Christmas? to raise money and awareness to fight hunger in Ethiopia (you may recall that an American supergroup of performers called USA for Africa recorded and released We Are The World for the same cause back in ’84 as well). Today, Band Aid 30 — a supergroup comprised of One Direction, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Chris Martin from Coldplay and more — releases an updated version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? as a charity single to raise money to fight the spread of the ebola virus and care for its victims. It’s pretty remarkable, I think, that 30 years after the original Band Aid came together to fight hunger a new incarnation of Band Aid can come together to fight ebola. I also think it’s remarkable that Bono was a member of Band Aid back in 1984 and he is a member of Band Aid 30 today. You can click HERE to donate, if you are so inclined.
You can also click below to watch the music video for the original 1984 version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? More »
"That's the weirdest microphone I ever saw in my life."
Johnny Depp was a presenter at the Hollywood Film Awards in LA, CA last night and as you can see in the video embedded above, homeboy appeared to be a HOT MESS when he took to the stage to introduce the Documentary category. Depp very clearly had to slur his way through his speech and damn near fell over a time or two. It looks to me like Johnny probably had a few too many cocktails in the green room before he went on stage in front of the audience … and multiple cameras. At least he managed to get through his introduction, for the most part, which proves that even as a drunk ass mess, Johnny Depp can still do his job.
Meet the Parents
This weekend, Lifetime will air the much-anticipated biopic made-for-TV movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and today, we get a sneak peek from the flick. The video embedded above features the scene in the movie where Aaliyah‘s parents learn that their 15 year old daughter got married to 27 year old R. Kelly. It’s a very dramatic scene … if you can stop looking at the rubber cap that the actor playing R. Kelly is wearing on his head to make him look bald. I don’t know about you but I am really looking forward to watching this movie when it airs on Lifetime tomorrow night. Who’s excited?!
Coming Valentine's Day 2015
Last week we saw a short teaser for the just-released second trailer for the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey and today we get to see the whole new trailer in full. As you may recall, the first trailer for Fifty Shades was released back in July and last night, during the broadcast of this week’s ep of Scandal, the second trailer was released. While this new trailer is much sexier than the first trailer, I have to admit that I’m still not all that impressed … particularly since we now know that the movie is going to deny us the whole enchilada (Jamie Dornan‘s enchilada, that is). Have a look at the trailer above and see what you think. Impressed?