Back in early April, we got to see the first video teaser for the forthcoming documentary film on the life of the late pop singer Amy Winehouse. Today, we get to see the just-released full-length trailer for the film Amy. As you may know, this documentary was filmed with the full support of Amy‘s family … but once the finished film was released, the family has decided to distance themselves from the project. As I understand it, the Winehouse family (Amy‘s father Mitch Winehouse, in particular) doesn’t come off looking too great in this film and they are angry. IMHO, it sounds like they aren’t happy that the truth about Amy‘s life and death are being exposed in this very well reviewed documentary film. I wasn’t the biggest Amy Winehouse fan but her immense talent cannot be denied. This is a film that I’d be very interested in seeing, if only to be reminded of the amazing voice that has been lost to us. Amy opens in select theaters on July 3.
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Fox will debut a new Ryan Murphy TV series this fall titled Scream Queens that will star a lot of actors who have starred in his other projects and from the look of the first trailer, is an homage/rip-off of TV shows like Pretty Little Liars and movies like Scream (which shouldn’t be confused with MTV‘s new TV series titled Scream which is actually based on the Scream movie franchise). For much of this 3 minute trailer, I rolled my eyes with bored annoyance … but something about the last 40 secs. or so softened me up a bit. Altho this new TV series already looks like a lot of things we’ve seen before, I am kind of intrigued to see how this series turns out. If the writing is bad, it could be unwatchable. But, then again, Ryan Murphy projects tend to start out strong … but, eventually, get tired and boring (both Glee and American Horror Story were pretty good for at least 3 seasons). Hopefully, Scream Queens won’t start out tired and boring but … we’ll see. I not super amped on this new show but … I’ll give it a chance when it debuts this fall. Will you?
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So … Zac Efron has a new movie coming out this summer but it’s not THIS movie that he has been filming lately with Robert de Niro that will feature a LOT of nekkid flesh. No, the movie that Zac will be starring in this summer is titled We Are Your Friends and it tells the tale of a down-and-out kid from the Valley named Cole Carter who wants to grow up to be a superstar DJ like Calvin Harris. Yes, this is really the plot of this feature length film. As you can see in the trailer embedded above, this movie will feature all of the usual things that you see in any given rags to riches story but with DJs. When I first heard that this movie was being filmed last year, directed by Max Joseph (of Catfish fame), I was under the impression that the story would be more … substantial. I mean, I get that I’m not the target audience for this movie and it very well may be a huge success but, yeah, this movie just doesn’t look very good to me. What do you think? Do you want to see Zac try to become a superstar DJ in We Are Your Friends? If so, you can see the movie in full when it opens on August 28.
Last night I got to spend the evening/night with Emma, Josh and Duke in early celebration of her birthday today. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve seen the happy fam so the occasion of Emma’s birth was a nice chance to spend time with them and catch up. I picked up some goodies on my way over in anticipation of our night together. After we grabbed some dinner at the Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks, we chilled at their place for the rest of the night snacking on cookies, drinking wine and watching Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College. In short, it was the perfect evening with the fam. More »
On Sunday night, Mariah Carey performed a career-spanning mini-medley of her first single Vision of Love (1990) and her current single Infinity (2015) at the Billboard Music Awards. I, personally, thought Mariah sounded great … especially since she is recovering from a throat illness that forced her to cancel shows from the second week of her just-launched Las Vegas concert residency. Last night, Mimi performed VoL and Infinity again on Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of the release of her new album #1 to Infinity and as you can hear above, her vocal strength continues to improve. Mariah Carey has long ago proven herself to be one of the greatest voices of our generation so she really doesn’t have anything else to prove … but it’s nice when she delivers a strong performance to silence the haters. Listen to MC sing Vision of Love and Infinity above and see how a real elusive chanteuse gets the job done.
Following the release last year of their comeback/reunion Record Store Day 2014 single The Museum of Broken Relationships b/w It’s Holy, the original members of Veruca Salt announced that they were going into the studio to record their third full-length studio album. Today, VS has announced that their new album is titled Ghost Notes (out in July) and they have released two songs for our listening pleasure. Click below to see the cover art for Ghost Notes and see the album’s tracklist of 14 songs … then listen to their new songs Laughing in the Sugar Bowl and The Gospel According to Saint Me which give us our first taste of THE NEW VERUCA SALT ALBUM!!! More »
Yesterday we got to see Nicki Minaj‘s new music video for her song Feelin’ Myself, which features Beyoncé on guest vocals, and today we get to see a bunch of fun behind the scenes photos from the music video shoot. As is evident in the video itself, Nicki and Bey filmed the video in Palm Springs, CA right around the time that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took place last month and, as is also evident, the BFFs looked FADED as you know what in the video. Haha. These behind the scenes photos are really fun … you can see more of them HERE.
Back in November, we got to see the first movie trailer released for the forthcoming Peter Pan origin story movie titled Pan, which was followed by a short video teaser shared by Hugh Jackman in April. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for Pan which gives us a better feel for the movie overall … and which I like considerably better than the first trailer. In all honesty, Peter Pan isn’t my favorite story. The first trailer didn’t really do much to capture my fancy … but this trailer does a better job. I’m still not a crazy Peter Pan fan but this looks like a movie that I think I’d like to see. Check out the trailer and see what it does for you. Pan will open in theaters on October 9.
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