"For you nor I can hold back time"
Back in March we learned that the forthcoming 6th season of the ITV series Downton Abbey will be the last season of the series and today we get our first look at the first trailer for the final season of the show. The 6th and final season of Downton Abbey will premiere in the UK on September 20 and as you can see in the very emotional trailer above, there will be a lot of goodbyes to come this final season. I must admit that I am not totally caught up with the series so I don’t know how the last season ended but I think I know where things are going. I’m not ready to say goodbye to Downton Abbey just yet so fortunately, I have a whole season of the show (plus the beloved Xmas special) to look forward to. The final season of Downton Abbey won’t air here in the US on PBS until next year but I know I can’t wait that long to watch. Come September 20, I’ll be tuning in with the lucky folks in the UK to watch the 6th and final season of Downton Abbey.
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"No, No, don't open it!
In early July, we got our first look at the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine‘s book series Goosebumps. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for the movie … which is very similar to the first trailer, with only a new scene or two here and there. Even still, this new trailer for Goosebumps does a very good job of giving us a feel for how the movie will turn out … and it looks kinda fun. I have a feeling that Goosebumps fans will enjoy this movie for the mere fact that we will finally get to see these beloved scary characters come to life. It’s been ages since I’ve read these books but I get the sense that people will enjoy this movie, even if they haven’t read all of the Goosebumps books. Goosebumps will open in theaters on October 15, you ready?
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"Tower just had everything"
Earlier this year, the documentary film All Things Must Pass — about the rise and fall of the legendary Tower Records — made its debut at SxSW in Austin, TX. In October, the film will open nationally in theaters, allowing music fans everywhere the opportunity to see this wonderful film. Now, I haven’t seen the movie (yet) but based on the clips of footage that I’ve seen, coupled with the rave reviews from those who have seen the movie, I just know that this documentary will likely become one of my favorite movies of the year. I can’t even begin to explain how important Tower Records has been to my life. As a music fan, it was a home away from home where I knew not only I would find pretty much everything that I wanted and needed (from LPs, to CDs, to singles — both import and domestic — to magazines, t-shirts, concert tickets, every and anything music related) but I would be among other likeminded music fans and friends. The rise of digital music led to the death of stores like Tower Records, which is sad but understandable. Nothing will ever take the place of having a Tower Records close by to retreat to whenever you want to get away from everything and just immerse yourself in music heaven. When I visited Tokyo, Japan a couple of years ago, I was so elated to see that Tower Records still thrives in that wonderful city. It was so nice to be in the store again and it’s a great feeling knowing that it still exists … somewhere out there. All Things Must Pass looks to be a must-see movie for any music fan and definitely a movie that Tower Records fans have to check out. The film opens in theaters on October 15. Check out the trailer above and see if it look like something you’ll want to make time for when the movie is released this fall.
"Your beauty is beyond compare"
Kelly Clarkson performed a concert in Albuquerque, NM last night and by request performed a cover of the 1973 Dolly Parton classic Jolene, which you can watch in full above. Jolene is the Dolly Parton song that everybody covers so it’s not a big surprise that it was a fan request that Kelly decided to honor. But, just because the song is covered by pretty much everyone doesn’t mean that all of the covers are equal. As is usually the case when she decides to put her own spin on a song, Kelly‘s version of Jolene is exceptional. The song is so sad and poignant and Kelly is able channel those feelings beautifully. Kelly Clarkson‘s tour continues to roll across America, blessing us with these wonderful cover songs. I can’t wait to hear what she has for us next.
Parting is such sweet sorrow
Two weeks ago we got to see promo image stills from the forthcoming series finale episode of Hannibal on NBC and today, we get to see a clip from the episode. Titled The Wrath of the Lamb, the series finale episode will air on Saturday night on NBC, bringing to a close the world of Hannibal on network television. While there is still hope that this incarnation of Hannibal (including its creators and actors) may live on as a film or films, the sad reality is that the series is coming to a final close this weekend. Before we say goodbye to this amazing show, click below to watch a clip of footage from the episode where Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) says his goodbyes to Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) … one last time. More »
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Whatcha got there, Finn?
Yesterday we got our first look at some of the awesome toys that will be released for sale in conjunction with the forthcoming release of the anticipated Star Wars sequel film The Force Awakens in December. Today we get to see a short clip of new footage from the film which was debuted on the official Star Wars Instagram profile earlier today. Instagram now allows photos and videos to be shared both vertically and horizontally (rather than just merely squarely) and they used this new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to announce this new functionality. The clip embedded below features mostly scenes from the movie that we’ve seen before but there are a couple of new scenes so … what are you waiting for? Have a look. More »
'Friends' for life
Taylor Swift performed her 5th and final sold out concert at the Staples Center here in LA last night and, as expected, she brought out a few special guests to help make the night special for the folks in attendance. Among the special surprise guests that Taylor brought out on stage were her real life BFF Selena Gomez and pop star Justin Timberlake — which is cool and all, I have to say, but the really amazing moment of the night came when Taylor brought out Friends actress Lisa Kudrow to perform the Phoebe Buffay song Smelly Cat live on stage. OMG. Last weekend, Taylor brought out Friends stars Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry as special guests during her Saturday night show so it’s clear that Tay Tay is a huge Friends fan (as are we all). But to have Lisa on stage to perform Smelly Cat is just WAY TOO MUCH. I love it! Taylor wisely decided to end her run of sold out Staples Center shows with a bang, and I approve greatly. Check out the video above to watch Taylor and Lisa perform Smelly Cat and have it brighten up your day considerably.
Coming Halloween 2015
Back in May, we got our first look at the first teaser released for the new Starz original TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead and today we get to see the just-released second teaser for the series. Ash Vs. Evil Dead is a sequel series of sorts to the original Evil Dead and Army of Darkness films that made Bruce Campbell a star. As you can see in the teaser embedded above, this new series will feature the same humor and silly gore that has made the Evil Dead franchise a beloved cult classic. Have a look at this teaser and see how many times it makes you laugh. I’m really looking forward to this new series, which will appropriately premiere on Starz on Hallowe’en.
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