"Ladies with an attitude, Fellas that were in the mood"
The sad death of Lauren Bacall yesterday brought to mind an interesting fact that was first noticed by my friend David Russell, who is a HUGE Madonna fan. Lauren Bacall was the last living legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood that was name-checked in Madonna‘s 1990 song Vogue. As you should be well aware, Madonna pays homage to 16 Hollywood legends in the lyrics to Vogue and now that Lauren Bacall is gone, all of those icons are truly memorialized in song. More »
The official Instagram profile for Sons of Anarchy has just released a short video teaser that is too short but pretty damn sweet. As you may know, SoA has used a lot of skull imagery in their promo videos for the upcoming 7th and final season of the show and as you can see below, the skull motif is still in use in this video. Click below, have a look … see if you can determine who will survive the #FinalRide. More »
Posted under: 'Sons Of Anarchy'
"Hey Baby, Baby"
Just a few weeks ago, Hilary Duff released the music video for her comeback single Chasing the Sun. Today, we get our first listen of her just released second single, All About You. I’m guessing that Hil. D decided to drop a new song so soon because of the lackluster response for her earlier single. Or, she may be just really excited and wants to release as much music as possible. This new song is fun. It’s been described as Sheryl Crow-sounding but I don’t think that is a bad thing. It’s great to hear new music from Hilary Duff again so I hope she keeps dropping new music often.
Kanye is very fond of using the "N" word
In his GQ magazine coverstory interview, Kanye West revealed that the first single from his as-yet untitled new album (due out in September or October or November) would be a song titled All Day. Today we get our first listen of a very low-quality clip of the song which has leaked online. Revolt got their hands on the 2-minute bootlegged version of the song making the rounds today. As you can hear below, Kanye manages to use the “N” word over and over and over again and make it almost worth of pop radio. More »
Posted under: 'All Day', Kanye West
The TV Guide
News of Robin Williams‘s death hit me pretty hard yesterday, completely out of the blue and pretty much changed the course the rest of the rest of my day. I had started a bit of packing and was digging things out of my closets for packing and purging which, honestly, was already an emotional experience for me. It’s not fun to find old photos, cards, letters, etc. that one would rather not encounter all at once but it’s part of the process of moving on. I took a bit of a break and was met with the shocking news of Robin‘s death. Honestly, I couldn’t go back to the work of packing. I did meet up with Emma and Josh for dinner as a way to distract myself and we had a great time together. More »
The 4 new films he left behind
The late Robin Williams has always been a prolific actor and, as such, it should come as no surprise that he has left behind a batch of new films that will be released in the coming months. Earlier this year, it was reported that Williams had wrapped filming production of the sequel film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb which is due for release this coming holiday season (you can watch the first trailer for Night at the Museum above). Additionally, Robin had successfully filmed movies titled Merry Friggin’ Christmas (due out in early November), the British film Absolutely Anything (due out next year) and a drama titled Boulevard (which debuted at the TriBeca Film Festival earlier this year but has yet to be picked up by a studio for theatrical release). But while these 4 films will eventually make their way to movie theaters, I have to believe that plans for the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel that was reported last April will be cancelled. I cannot imagine that anyone will think it’s a good idea to move forward with a Mrs. Doubtfire 2 without Robin Williams in the lead role. I hope it is of some comfort to fans that there are still a few opportunities to see Robin in new movie projects in the coming months. For me, personally, I will hang on to and cherish the body of work that he has left behind. Through his new films and old, Robin Williams will remain with us forever.
"Lawyers. We're like health insurance."
AMC has announced that the Breaking Bad spin-off prequel series will debut early next year and today we get our first look at the first teaser video released for Better Call Saul. This new series will take place before the events of the Breaking Bad series and, as I understand it, may include cameo appearances by some of our fave Breaking Bad characters. This first teaser is painfully short but it does give us a pretty good feel for how the show may turn out. Better Call Saul will debut on AMC in February of 2015.
You will love these. I promise.
I know I usually wait ’til the end of the year to round up my favorite indie films, but I gotta get you guys in the theatres to see these bad boys! I’ve gotten the chance to cover interviews for a few films at Paste Magazine over the last couple of months, and I’ve been exposed to some fantastic directors and talent. Right now, I know everyone the world over is flocking to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy, but in between the blockbusters I hope you all make time for some small films with big themes. The more people fill the seats, the more we can send a message that these movies are important—because they are! Y’all know I exaggerate, but I am not kidding when I saw I got my life changed in some small way with each of these stories. Click inside for more!
"Be prepared to be captivated, exhilarated, mystified"
I’d heard whisperings about this miniseries a while back, and I’m excited to see that it’s almost here. It’s a scientific fact that people of color—specifically men of color—lose their minds over magic tricks, so I am really looking forward to seeing Adrien Brody as Houdini (LOL). We have a first trailer, and the story really does look spectacular. Peep the video for more! Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) also stars as Houdini’s assistant-turned-wife
Posted under: 'Houdini', Adrien Brody
The TV Guide
For our fourth and final Tori Amos show of her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour here in North America, my BFF Sarah and I made the 4 hour drive up to Toronto, Ontario for one last hurrah. Sarah and I have made the trek from Detroit to Toronto many times before but it has been a very long time since we’ve made our way to Canada together so we were excited all week long looking forward to this weekend. The drive was very fun but we got a bit nervous that traffic would make us late so we were a bit stressed for the last leg of the drive. We managed to make it to Toronto with plenty of time to get ready, get to the venue, hang out for a bit with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show (again) AND get settled into our seats before the show even started (thankfully Tori was running a bit late, too). The show last night was magic! We had the best night ever. More »