Back in 2005, the film Sin City changed the way that comic books (ahem, graphic novels) were adapted for the big screen. Later this year, the long awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will make its debut in theaters. Back when the original film was released, I was crazy impressed by what I was seeing on the big screen. The inventive film direction really made the movie look like an actual graphic novel come to life. This first trailer for Sin City 2 looks impressive but, then again, it looks very much like the 8 year old original film. I am impressed with the cast (Josh Brolin? Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Eva Green? HELLZ YES!) and I still like the look of the movie incarnation of Sin City but I think I was hoping for … I dunno, something more. Granted, this is just a first movie trailer so it’s probably too early to make a determination about how the movie will turn out. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on August 22. Thus far, I am intrigued. I’d like to see more, tho, wouldn’t you?
Earlier today the New York Post published a story claiming that Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield bailed on appearing during the Academy Awards telecast with Miles Scott (aka that adorable Batkid who enjoyed an epic Make-A-Wish dream come true in San Francisco last year) due to his alleged diva behavior. Honestly, I had a hard time believing the story but these days, it’s not always easy to know what to believe. In response to the NYPost story, Andrew Garfield is denying that he bailed on Batkid and, instead, places the blame on the Oscar producers. According to Garfield, he and Batkid are BFFs … which is a story that I would much rather believe. More »
Back in 2012 we learned that Nicole Kidman had signed on to portray Princess Grace of Monaco in a planned biopic film about her life. There was some talk that the project might be shelved altogether but it was announced a few weeks ago that Grace of Monaco will have its world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival this year. Ahead of its premiere at Cannes, we get to see today the just-released first trailer for the film. Personally, I’m having a hard time seeing anyone but Nicole Kidman in this trailer but I’m hopeful that the film will do more to show us that she can become Princess Grace. Check out the trailer above to get your first look at Grace of Monaco. Does this biopic film look like something you’d like to see for yourself?
So … we are hearing today that Michael Jackson may, in fact, be the father of a 31 year old man named Brandon Howard (who goes by the professional name B Howard) after DNA test results released just moments ago claim that MJ is the man’s father with a 99.9% certainty. Now, you’ll have to bear with me because the circumstances surrounding this DNA test are suspect and extremely questionable. The company behind FilmOn.com managed to get their hands on DNA from both Jackson and Howard and released today the results from their test, which they say proves that Michael Jackson fathered Brandon Howard with his mother Micki Howard back in the 80′s. Brandon, for his part, is claiming no involvement with any of this but if these results can be confirmed, then it looks like the late Michael Jackson was actually the father of 4 children instead of 3. Hmmm. More »
Last night Prince and his bands 3rd Eye Girl and New Power Generation staged a complete take-over of The Arsenio Hall Show, which provides us today with a lot of great video to watch. The show got started with Prince and 3rd Eye Girl performing their new song FunkNRoll and then the party just kept on going from there. Prince sat down for an interview with Arsenio, the two talking like longtime very good friends. Prince and 3rd Eye Girl performed the classic songs She’s Always in My Hair and Mutiny — you can watch individual video of each of those performances below … as well as the entire hour-long episode of The Arsenio Hall Show. If you have the time, the whole ep is worth watching. Not only are the interviews great (Prince even answered a few questions from fans in the audience) but you can also watch a live performance by Prince‘s featured vocalist Liv Warfield … AND, watch a weird bit where Prince helps a guy break-up with his girlfriend. Yeah, that part was really strange but overall, the whole episode made for really great TV. Check out all the great video provided and please enjoy. Would it be great if Prince took over TV shows more often? More »
Yesterday evening I got to hang out with Tamar for a showing of The LEGO Movie even tho I had already seen it with my friend Courtney a few weeks ago. Tam had yet to see it and I wanted to spend time with Tam so it was win/win for both of us. I loved the movie just as much as I did when I originally saw it so I can attest that the movie is worth multiple viewings. After the movie, I made my way to The Mayan Theater in downtown LA to see the industrial band Skinny Puppy live in concert. I’ve been a fan of SP for many, many years and it’s been quite a few years since I last saw them in concert so … yeah, I was really excited to see them live again. More »
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Yesterday we learned that late night talk show host Conan O’Brien has signed on to host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, set to take place LIVE on MTV on April 13. Today we learn which actors, movies and movie moments have been nominated for MTV‘s Golden Popcorn trophy for excellence in filmmaking … well, maybe not excellence but you get my drift. The Leonardo DiCaprio-led movie The Wolf of Wall Street has been nominated for 8 awards while the Jennifer Lawrence-led movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire managed to secure 7 nominations. Click below to read the full list of 2014 MTV Movie Award noms and see if your fave actors/movies/movie moments are in contention this year for MTV awards. More »
Yesterday we saw video released by the Miami Beach Police Department that showed popstar Justin Bieber peeing into a cup slightly off camera while he was in police custody after he was arrested for drag racing, DUI and resisting arrest back in January. Today we get to see more video of JB taking his pee test while in custody but this time, we get a bit more up close and more personal with him. This new video features Bieber on camera peeing into a cup so that his urine can be tested for drugs and/or alcohol. To protect his modesty, tho, a big black censor square has been placed over his penis area. Again, I have no idea why the Miami Beach PD is releasing this video footage but clearly, it has something to do with the way the judicial system works in Florida. Enjoy the vid?
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Back in January we learned that the 7th and final season of Mad Men will be debuting on April 13 on AMC and today, ahead of the debut of the final season, we get our first look at a just-released teaser video for Mad Men season 7. Click the embed above to watch this teaser video that brings Jon Hamm‘s Don Draper back into our lives … but be warned, the clip is painfully short and doesn’t really show much of anything at all. I assume that a longer, more substantial video preview is on the way … but even still, the new season gets underway in just a little over a month. Click above to be teased, Mad Men-iacs.
Posted under: 'Mad Men'