Coming in 2015
The Divergent movie franchise, which is desperately trying to be the next Hunger Games movie franchise, has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel film The Divergent Series: Insurgent — which will open in theaters on March 20, 2015. Now, I saw Divergent in the movie theater but honestly, I don’t really recall how the movie ended. There was some divergenting going on and then … it ended, or something. This time around, there will be some insurgenting so … get excited … or not, whatever.
Thus far we have seen two really great trailers for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (HERE and HERE) and today, we get to see one more. An extended version of the second trailer has just been released that features a bit of new, previously unreleased footage. If you are anxiously awaiting the release of Ultron, you might want to give this trailer a looksee.
With musical guest Kendrick Lamar
Woody Harrelson, one of the stars of the upcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, is hosting this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live and as you can see in the video promos above, he is not above lampooning the Hunger Games franchise to promote his appearance on SNL … THANK THE GAWDS because Lorde knows we are in desperate need of funny on SNL. These promos give me some hope that this weekend’s ep of SNL will be fun … but I’ve been fooled before by funny promos so … we’ll see. Kendrick Lamar is the musical guest this weekend so, yeah, I’ll be tuning in — will you?
Inspired by female coffee producers in Costa Rica
Alanis Morrissette has released a video for her new song The Morning that was written for a documentary called A Small Section of the World that will open in select theaters and on VOD in December. The Coffee is inspired by the female coffee producers of Costa Rica and features percussion sounds created by Carlos Tapado Vargas utilizing coffee beans and the machinery that is used to make coffee. The project sounds very interesting and as you can hear above, the song sounds classic Alanis. Click the embed above to get your first listen of/look at The Morning.
This is the Anthem
Back in August we learned that Eminem is planning the release of a new Shady Records compilation titled ShadyXV and last month, we got to see the cover art for the album. Today we get to hear a new song from the album titled Detroit Vs. Everybody and as you can hear, the rap anthem features an all-star collection of Detroit hip hop artists … including Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and Trick Trick. The song contains some adult language so it is very likely NSFW but if you’re in a place where you can listen, you’re gonna wanna hear this great new song. ShadyXV will be released on November 24.
This is the rework
Last week Lorde released the music video for her new song Yellow Flicker Beat, which is featured on the motion picture soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 — an album that she curated. Today, we get our first listen of the Kanye West remix version of the song. To be completely honest, I am terribly unimpressed with this “rework”ed version of the song because I find the subtlety to be quite boring. The original version of the song is just fine the way it is … Kanye‘s remix doesn’t really add to the song, nor does it transform it in any interesting way. Still, I’m sure it was a thrill for Lorde to get Yeezus to remix her song for inclusion on this soundtrack so … good for her. Have a listen above, see what you think. Are you impressed with Flicker (Kanye West Rework)?
The video embedded above has been online for a few years now but it’s just now making the rounds again due to its very disturbing nature. When Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope was being filmed, a different voice was used for Darth Vader before James Earl Jones‘s deep, sonorous voice was added. The video above lets you hear what Darth Vader sounds like with his original voice, provided by David Prowse … and it is very unsettling. Ready to have all of your dreams dashed? Click above to hear what Darth Vader really sounds like. I’m so sorry.
La La La La La
In late September, Fergie Ferg returned to the music scene with her new single LA Love (La La) which has been released in lyric video form and remix featuring YG form. Today we get to see the just-released music video for LA Love (La La) (Remix Featuring YG) that was shot on the streets of Los Angeles last month. I’m actually very pleased that the video features the remix version of the song because I really dig the slightly different sound from the original single version … as well as YG‘s contributions to the song. Check out the video above and see if you LA Love it.
Redundant blogpost title is redundant
Mark Ronson has released a new song that is so damn funky you’d think we were still living in the funkadelic 1970s, my friends. Ronson teamed up with crooner Bruno Mars for a new song titled Uptown Funk and as you can hear above, it’s a sick track that would make even his purple majesty Prince jealous that he didn’t create this song. Honestly, funk isn’t my fave genre of music but because Uptown is very reminiscent for me of one of Prince‘s funkier songs, I really like this song a lot. Have a listen above and see what you think. Do you love it?