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Pet Shop Boys have been bringing us their Original Synth™ for almost thirty years, and while their last hit in the U.S. was over 25 years ago, they’ve maintained their hitmaking ability in the U.K.
Chart Peak: N/A
Chart Peak: #10
The second single from their debut, it proved they were no one-hit wonders.
8. Always On My Mind
Chart Peak: #4
7. Left To My Own Devices
Chart Peak: #84
The second single from Introspective, »
The country legend also opened up about the drama surrounding his planned shows in Ireland.
Garth Brooks is betting big on a comeback.
The country superstar announced on Thursday that he has signed a brand new recording deal with Sony Music Nashville/RCA to release his first original album since 2001's Scarecrow. Though a release date has not been set, Brooks hopes to have his album out this fall – specifically on Black Friday. As for when fans will get a first taste of Brooks' new music, he teased that songs could be released in the next two months.
The country icon added that the type of music he is recording is a mix of traditional and modern country. "Our job is to fly the flag for country music," he said, maintaining that, above all, fans can expect "Garth music." Given his lengthy hiatus from the industry, Brooks teased that his next release could even be a double »
Garth Brooks’ five comeback shows in Dublin slated for later this month may still be in jeopardy, but the rest of his comeback is now taking shape. Brooks, the top-selling solo artist in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Assn. of America, held an occasionally emotional press conference today in Nashville that addressed many key points for his return, following his 13-year retirement, including his music finally being available digitally, a new label deal with Sony Music, and his world tour. He also addressed the status of the July 25-29 Ireland shows, which were cancelled on Tuesday because of permit issues, but talks are now ongoing to revive the shows. Here’s what you need to know: *His music will finally be available digitally. He has been the lone holdout among superstars at iTunes and will continue to be. Instead, his music will be available through his website, »
Chicago – Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the seminal 1960s sitcom, “I Dream of Jeannie.” Unforgettable – for many reasons – was Barbara Eden, who portrayed a genie named Jeannie. Ms. Eden was at the “Hollywood Show” Chicago last year, and was interviewed by HollywoodChicago.com.
Eden was born Barbara Jean Morehead in Tucson, Arizona. After her family moved to the West Coast, Eden began singing, first in the church choir and eventually in night clubs. This led to acting and performance classes, including the City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After winning the title of Miss San Francisco, Eden moved to Los Angeles, and began a series of appearances on classic TV shows including “I Love Lucy,” “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” “Perry Mason,” “Gunsmoke,” “Father Knows Best” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Barbara Eden at the “Hollywood Show Chicago” in 2013
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
It's been 20 years since Forrest Gump was released in theaters. The movie went on to win Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor for Tom Hanks, Best Director for Robert Zemeckis and Best Screenplay. It's one of the most universally loved movies ever made, but at the same time it has also been listed as one of the most overrated. I personally love the film, and I pop it in the dvd player to watch it at least once a year.
With every transition of Forrest's age, one thing remains the same- in the first scene of each transition he wears a blue plaid shirt.When Forrest gets up to talk at the Vietnam rally in Washington, the microphone plug is pulled and you cannot hear him. According to Tom Hanks, he says, "Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don't go home at all. »
- Joey Paur
You've probably seen "Forrest Gump" so many times in the 20 years since its release (on July 6, 1994) that you can recite the dialogue by heart, starting with the line about life being like a box of chocolates.
You probably know that the film won six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director (for Robert Zemeckis), Best Actor (for Tom Hanks), and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Eric Roth). You may even know about the digital trickery that was used to insert Hanks's low-iq Everyman into historical footage of real-life events from the Baby Boom years, or to erase Gary Sinise's legs for his role as double-amputee Lt. Dan.
Still, there's a lot you may not know, including what Forrest really said (in Winston Groom's novel that inspired the film) about life being like a box of chocolates, or what Hanks's Gump actually said at that protest rally, or which famous actors »
- Gary Susman
Here are some of the triumphant moments of recent history that make it into the climactic montage in America, the latest "America's perfect!"/"America's doomed!" pant load from felonious troll Dinesh D'Souza: Jackie Robinson rounding home. Elvis Presley swinging his hips. Ronald Reagan and the Berlin Wall. Boxed copies of Windows 95 bouncing down an assembly line. How did D'Souza resist including the first time Clippy the Office Assistant helped a patriot format a résumé? It's easy to pick on the ill-considered details of D'Souza's latest, the follow-up to the quietly crazy docu-screed 2016: Obama's America. The wh »
Memphis, Tenn. – For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a sort of touchstone to the life of the King of Rock 'n' Roll and his family. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films By April of next year, the planes named Lisa Marie (pictured below) and Hound Dog II could be gone. Elvis Presley Enterprises, which operates the Graceland tourist attraction,
- The Associated Press
Ariana Grande's "Problem" has been dominating the charts - and getting stuck in our heads - for weeks, but have you ever wondered what it might sound like as performed by Elvis Presley? Or Dmx? Or Destiny's Child? Or The B-52's? Neither have we, but thanks to musician Anthony Vincent, we've got the answer. Watch Anthony's wildly impressive impersonations of 20 different artists and bands covering the song, and let us know which is your favorite version in the comments. Front Page Image Source: Courtesy of Republic Records and YouTube »
- Lindsay Miller
Contrary to popular belief, Derek Waters – the mastermind behind the Comedy Central show Drunk History — does not always take his work home with him. "People usually think I'm drunk, but it's just how I talk," says the series host and co-creator in his friendly, languid Baltimore drawl (which does, indeed, share the slight slur of some of his more inebriated guests). "But I'm not drunk right now. This is iced coffee."
Summer TV Smackdown: Our Complete 2014 Watch List
Waters hasn't had much time for benders lately; when he calls Rolling Stone from Los Angeles, »
It's been five years since the King of Pop passed away, and like the medieval regents of old, the years after his death have seen his kingdom divided up between a number of warring claimants. But the former king's influence is still felt all across the pop-music landscape. Below, read just 13 ways Michael Jackson's legacy is still with fans today. 1. He Made R&B the Sound of PopRhythm and blues certainly wasn't too far from the mainstream when Mj came on the scene, but with the help of super producer Quincy Jones, Jackson's music blended R&B so seamlessly »
- Nate Jones
Spirituality in cinema has been expressed in various ways where the feel-good aspect of faith-based films are put to great use for emotional manipulation. The triumph and tragedy of religious themes in the movies have never been championed as much as when the protagonist at the helm is a loving nun. Film nuns come in all varieties: nurturing, helpful, complex, obstinate, crusading and flawed.
Get into the Habit: The Top 10 Movie Nuns on the Big Screen will take a look at some of the movies most colorful and notable women of the cloth. You decide…will these God-serving maidens give you a sense of uplifting forethought?
Get into the Habit: The Top 10 Movie Nuns on the Big Screen selections are (in alphabetical order according to film title):
1.) Sister Agnes from Agnes of God (1985)
An unlikely religious murder mystery surrounds a novice nun in Sister Agnes (Meg Tilly) as questions »
- Frank Ochieng
This week, as Cargill roams the Himalayas in search of more discarded VHS copies of Skatetown USA, I am joined by Fsr’s own Culture Warrior and soon-to-be-PhD Landon Palmer for a discussion of the deep-fried film oeuvre of The King himself. Almost-Dr. Palmer is definitely taking care of business as he breaks down how the shifts in Elvis Presley‘s onscreen performances mirror the shifts in rock-n-roll culture through the 50s and 60s. For my part, I go all fainting Bobby soxer over my love for King Creole and reveal how many times I’ve been to Graceland. All this, plus the reveal of which Elvis movie was intended to feature a talking camel. A little less conversation, Mr. Presley? Oh no, I think we need a lot Lot more. You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Landon (@landonspeak), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #16 Directly On This Week’s Show: Overture [0:00 - 2:20] Movie House Rock [2:21 - 45:41] Leaving The Building »
- Brian Salisbury
Grand Ole Opry member Jimmy C. Newman, known for mixing Cajun and country music, has died. Opry publicist Jessie Schmidt said Newman died in Nashville on Saturday after a brief illness. He was 86. The Tennessean reports Newman's first Top 10 country hit, "Cry, Cry, Darling," came 60 years ago, in the summer of 1954. That same year he joined Shreveport-based radio show "The Louisiana Hayride," where he performed alongside Johnny Horton, Elvis Presley and others. He joined the Opry in 1956, after notching five straight Top 10 records, including "Seasons Of My Heart." In 1957, Newman earned his highest-charting record with "A Fallen Star," which reached No. »
- Associated Press
This week, Christie’s, the world’s largest fine arts auction house, is hosting an inaugural online-only sale of what are billed as Vintage Film Posters, though it is an eclectic collection of old and new. There are plenty of familiar faces, like Reynold Brown’s Attack of the 50Ft. Woman, Saul Bass’s The Man With the Golden Arm, Giorgio Olivetti’s La Dolce Vita, Bob Peak’s My Fair Lady, and Philip Castle’s Clockwork Orange, but what is interesting in terms of the auction market is the inclusion of a number of recent Mondo posters by Tyler Stout, Todd Slater and Laurent Durieux. The auction also includes La Boca’s already-classic, four-year-old set of silkscreen teasers for Black Swan.
The poster that really caught my eye, however, and one I’d never seen before, is this stunning Deco design by one Ram Richman for Jean Grémillon’s »
- Adrian Curry
Like a long-lost childhood friend returning after years in the wilderness, Kurt Russell is finally back on leading man duties in new heist caper The Art of the Steal. To celebrate the perennially-mulleted icon's return to the big screen, here's a look at five of his classic roles...
Elvis Presley - Elvis (1979)
Made just two years after the American icon's tragic demise and therefore placed under intense scrutiny by a still-devastated public, John Carpenter's TV movie Elvis managed to win over those suspicious minds with a terrific portrayal of the hip-shaking star by the Emmy-nominated Russell.
Such an iconic, identifiable, and effectively deified figure was never going to be a simple task to imitate - just look at the casting issues over Freddie Mercury in the planned biopic. It speaks volumes for Russell's versatility that he donned the blue suede shoes with such assurance to deliver a rousing performance »
Casting is underway for the lead role in Danny and the Human Zoo.
Danny Fearon - Lead Role
Black male teenager of Jamaican parentage, late teens, with an authentic West Midlands accent.
A comedian who is constantly entertaining his school mates, with a boyish charm and an innocence to the ways of the world.
If you're interested, please email a photo of yourself along with a CV/covering letter to the casting director, Lisa Makin, at email@example.com no later than Tuesday 24th June 2014.
Danny And The Human Zoo is a 1x »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
Robert Pattinson was hard to miss in his electric blue suit at the “The Rover” at Regency Bruin Theatre last week, but whether he knew it or not he was the spitting image of Elvis Presley. Presley wore an almost identical blue suit for a photo session used for cover art for the The Elvis Presley Gospel Collection album. Elvis later gave away to suit to a friend, Bob Luman, who first met Presley at the “Louisiana Hayride,” a popular radio an later television show that ran from 1948 to 1960. ...Read More »
While the musical biopic today suffers from inescapable story arcs and tired imitations, thankfully a good story remains that way when told by those who actually lived it. Consider well-made music docs a personal sweet spot -- a blend of archival footage, a famous record, and an aged, accented character explaining how, when they tweaked a guitar amp then threw it down a city sewer, the song’s tone really took off. “Billy Mize and The Bakersfield Sound” adopts this path, charting the rise of a unique style in the mid-‘50s Southern California country scene, but more importantly it highlights one of the pivotal figures that helped it thrive. Billy Mize is a name missing from mentions of the era that spawned Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, yet here is a documentary that has you smiling at each cultural icon that respected it. Names like Dean Martin, The Beatles, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Many moviegoers consider the world of film as a reprieve from their current existing realities. This is rather interesting because in looking to escape the everyday realities for a fantasized slice of reality in cinema might seem quite redundant for some folks. However, the realities that are portrayed on the big screen are varied so whatever life experiences are depicted we may not have quite lived that particular episode therefore making it intriguing and fresh for our entertaining curiosities.
Films, when capturing a fragrance of reality through triumph and tragedy, are usually armed with a special messaging about the human condition through sacrifice, self-discovery, suffering and of course social awareness. In It’s About the Message: The Top 10 Oscar-winning Socially Aware Films we will take a look at Academy Award-winning movies that dared to examine the spirit about being socially aware–through inspiration and insidiousness (or both simultaneously)–and put »
- Frank Ochieng
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