Not even feminism will keep me from #BBHMMVideo
Just because you are a feminist it doesn’t mean that you are always a good feminist or always practicing feminism perfectly. As my former philosophy professor might say, we are always, along with the world and theories about the world and human nature, constantly unfolding. So my first reaction to Rihanna’s BBHMM video was one of pure glee and excitement. My actual favorite song of the year (so far) finally had a video and my body was ready for it! So I loved RiRi‘s wild ride with her friends, which involved more violence and bad behavior than a typical night out for most of us (I hope). But people are beginning to tackle the many problems that might exist within the visuals for the track, and I think it’s definitely worth addressing. Click inside for more!
His 7 Best Dance Moves in 30 Seconds
Channing Tatum is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine and as you can see below, he gave the magazine a lot of really great footage to use to promote the release of this issue. In addition to the pretty pictures and the cover story feature interview, Channing also filmed some behind the scenes video for use online … which brings me to the point of this post. Channing was asked to bust out as many dance moves as he could in 30 seconds time … which resulted in his ability to showcase his 7 best dance moves … dances like the Running Man, the Funky Chicken and The Twist. His shining moment, tho, comes when he starts to Vogue. I mean, you’ve seen Channing Tatum dance … you know he can Vogue … but seeing is believing so … have a look below. More »
"Don't act like you forgot, I call the shots, shots, shots"
Earlier this week, we got to see a preview trailer of Rihanna‘s cinematic music video for her single Bitch Better Have My Money. Just a short time ago, Ri Ri released the NSFW video in full … and as you can see above, it’s pretty insane. The storyline for this video follows fairly closely the lyrics of the song, which is plainly evident when she sings, “Shit, your wife in the backseat of my brand new foreign car“. To be honest, the video turned out much better than I expected. It’s clear Rihanna had fun with this fantasy story. Watch the video above and see if you find it just as fun and entertaining.
"I'm not a lone voice, I'm many"
This October, a documentary on the young life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be released in theaters and today we get our first look at the film’s first trailer. Those of you who are familiar with Malala and her amazing work will not be surprised at all by how inspiring she is in this doc. Those of you who are not familiar with her work absolutely MUST learn about the revolutionary things that this teenage girl has accomplished. I am not ashamed to say that I started to tear up early on while watching this 2 1/2 minute trailer and that I had tears streaming by the end. Malala Yousafzai is the kind of person that we all should aspire to emulate. This young woman stood in the face of death and not only battled back to reach the highest levels of accomplishment but she did so with love and forgiveness in her heart. I just started reading her memoir I Am Malala and I am very much looking forward to the release of this documentary film later this year. I urge you to take the time to watch this trailer and make plans to see this film when it is released in theaters. If this young woman has been able to accomplish this much at such a young age, can you imagine what she will be able to accomplish as she continues to grow and learn? I am in awe … in absolute awe of Malala Yousafzi.
"Never Too Late"
Last Friday, when the US Supreme Court handed down the landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage here in the US, pretty much everyone took to social media to show how happy they were about the news with rainbows exploding almost everywhere you looked. Noticebly absent from the social media celebration was ardent LGBT ally Beyoncé not only on Friday but all Pride Weekend long. Today, Bey is sharing a video on her official Instagram profile that shows just how happy she is that marriage equality has become the law of the land. As you can read below, Beyoncé captioned the video “Never Too Late” to celebrate equality. Check out the video and fall more in love with Beyoncé. More »
Starring Michael Fassbender, Written by Aaron Sorkin
Back in May we got our first look at actor Michael Fassbender in character as Steve Jobs in the forthcoming biopic film that was directed by Danny Boyle and was written by Aaron Sorkin. As you may recall, Ashton Kutcher previously played Jobs in an earlier biopic titled Jobs that didn’t really do much of anything other than be the first Steve Jobs movie to come out after his death. As you can see above, this biopic actually looks like a serious movie that will likely find more success. Check out Fassy as Jobs and see what you think. Steve Jobs will hit theaters on October 9.
"Every punch I've ever thrown has been on my own"
Back in April we got to see the first photo from the forthcoming Rocky spin-off/sequel movie Creed and today we get to see the film’s for trailer. Creed tells the story of Apollo Creed‘s son Adonis Johnson Creed, played by Michael B. Jordan, all growed up as a fighter himself. Along the way, he connects with famed boxer Rocky Balboa, of course played by Sylvester Stallone, who trains him for greatness. The cast is bolstered by the inclusion of Phylicia Rashad as Creed‘s mother and Zoe Kravitz as his love interest. Altho this trailer doesn’t totally give me all the feels that the original Rocky movies did back in the day (particularly the excellent Rocky IV — the film where Apollo Creed was killed by the Russian Ivan Drago), I am impressed by that they managed to find a new way to keep the Rocky movie franchise going in believable (and hopefully entertaining) way. Check out the trailer for Creed and see if it looks like a film that you might like to see when it opens on November 25.
"Take me down into your paradise"
Demi Lovato is coming at us with a fun new summer song that is due for official release soon but has managed to make its way to the Internets for our listening pleasure today. Cool For the Summer was co-written by Demi along with the legendary Max Martin and his collaborators Ali Payami, Alexander Erik Kronlund and Savan Kotecha (who wrote Demi‘s 2014 summer single Really Don’t Care). This sound is very new for Demi as she ventures into a pop sound with this track … and seeing how I can’t stop playing this song over and over again, I’d say I’m a fan. Click below to see the cover art for Demi Lovato‘s Cool For the Summer and give the song a listen. I have a feeling you may like it. More »
Yesterday I shared video of Kanye West performing a cover of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen during his headline performance at The Glastonbury Festival Saturday night. Today I’d like to share video of singer/songwriter Ryan Adams performing his song Stay With Me during his Glasto performance yesterday. Ryan Adams is absolutely one of my favorite musicians of all time and this performance of Stay With Me gives some insight as to why I love him so much. I got to hear Ryan perform this song off his newish self-titled album in concert when he toured through SoCal last year and I can assure you, the song sounds even better live in person. For those of you who weren’t too fond of the Kanye video I shared, I hope this video makes up for it. Please enjoy.
We are just days away from the release of Magic Mike XXL in theaters and today we get one last movie trailer to check out before the full movie is released nationwide. New York magazine re-cut and remixed the MMXXL trailer to make it look like a trailer for a ’70s porno flick and, unsurprisingly, the parody works very well. Altho I think the sepia filter usage is a bit heavy-handed, I do applaud NY Mag for this inspired tribute to the golden age of XXX film. Check out the trailer above and see how fun MMXXL as a XXX film can be.
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