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Duncan Jones has apparently been out of the loop for awhile, working on a tiny little indie project you’ve probably never heard of. So he didn’t know that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are adapting the comic book Preacher into a series for AMC. When he asked Ain’t It Cool News’ Eric Vespe a question about the project on Twitter, Rogen jumped in to offer him the director’s chair. Jones accepted the offer, and things spiraled from there. I really can’t wait for the episode set on the Millennium Falcon. Here’s how the exchange went down.
@EricVespe @Sethrogen @evandgoldberg Are they doing it as TV or film?
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 12, 2014
@ManMadeMoon @EricVespe @evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I should note that we haven't finished a pilot script)
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 12, 2014
Jones had a little fun before giving an apparently earnest answer. »
- Mily Dunbar
If you live in a decent-sized city, much less a metropolis, you probably see someone like George every day. Having fallen on hard times, George lives on the street; if he's not able to procure a bed at the chaotic, prison-like local shelter, he's apt to be sleeping in a cardboard box or, if he's lucky, the basement of an apartment building he's snuck into. He spends his days shuffling around the city, occasionally panhandling for change. A winter coat he's picked up from a church is pawned for money for a bottle. »
“That’s what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age!”
Dazed And Confused plays this weekend (August 19th and 20th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.
I graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1979 and Dazed And Confused, which I saw at the Shady Oak Theater in Clayton 14 years later, is so spot-on it’s scary. Writer-Director Richard Linklater is one year older than me and his film debut was a nostalgic look back at the final day of school, when the soon-to-be-seniors get drunk and stoned waiting for their first year at the top of the food chain while the incoming freshmen get prepared for a year of getting picked on. A wide range of character drink, smoke pot and have fun talking about what life is about to offer them. I think »
- Tom Stockman
★★★★☆When Bob Dylan released his thirtieth studio album in 1997, many critics claimed that the ominous atmosphere created by producer Daniel Lanois was palpable, but also almost drowned the singer's vocals. It's interesting then that New York-based director Oren Moverman - who co-wrote Todd Haynes' Dylan pseudo-biopic I'm Not There (2007), as well as helming dramas The Messenger (2009) and Rampart (2011) - chooses to use the same title for his film concerning a homeless man adrift and voiceless in New York. Time Out of Mind (2014) is the director's third feature and the latest in an ongoing exploration of institutional failure - this time, in supporting those members of society who can't support themselves.
- CineVue UK
Mention "Baba O'Riley" in casual conversation, and most people won't have any idea what song you are talking about. But if you refer to The Who's track as "'that teenage wasteland' song," you'll get knowing nods. Same goes for Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" (that "there's something happening here" song), Night Ranger's "Sister Christian" (that "motorin'!" song), and Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" (that "Annie, are you Ok?" song). We all know them; we might even know the lyrics. We certainly don't Shazam them, because they're so familiar. But what if you actually had to find them on Spotify? Don't worry: I've put together a playlist of my 20 favorite nonobvious song titles, or "that's what that song is called?!" songs, here for your listening pleasure. To listen to the playlist below, download the free Spotify software or app. Track List: "Baba O'Riley," The Who "For What It's Worth, »
Despite rumors to the contrary, Neil and Pegi Young's annual Bridge School Benefit show is going forward, although much of the biggest names on the bill are looking back to the '90s. Pearl Jam and Soundgarden are among the biggest names slated to play semi-acoustic sets along with Neil Young at the Northern California charity gig this fall. Other acts on the bill will include Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones, Norah Jones, Band of Horses and some "special guests." Pegi Young will also play with her band The Survivors. With the recent news that the Youngs had filed for divorce after some 30 years of marriage, some fans were speculating that the show would be cancelled, but, fortunately, the show is going on. Now in its 28th year, the benefit has previously hosted such names as Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie, Metallica, »
- Dave Lewis
Brian Wilson biopic Love and Mercy is a game of two halves: the good half features Paul Dano, in an awards-calibre performance, as the young Wilson at the height of his powers, when he created his masterpiece Pet Sounds (released in 1966) as his psyche simultaneously began to unravel; the bad half features an inexplicably cast John Cusack as Wilson in the late ‘80s and early ’90s, when he was under the ‘care’ of the sinister Dr Eugene Landy (Paul Giamatti).
The film cuts back and forth between the Dano/Wilson era and the Cusack/Wilson era, rather than having them follow each other chronologically, which helps the weaker Cusack section to an extent by allowing it to not have to stand on its own for an hour or so. Dano does an outstanding job with his impersonation of the troubled genius, which is bolstered as well by his general resemblance to Wilson. »
- Ian Gilchrist
Toronto - One of the most original interpretations of the music biopic in recent years was 2007's "I'm Not There," in which no less than six actors played different versions of Bob Dylan. Directed by Todd Haynes, the film used the different actors as a way of getting to the essential truth about an artist renowned for reinventing himself. The co-writer of that film was Oren Moverman, and now he's the co-writer of "Love & Mercy," a beautiful new movie that once again refuses to fall into the formula that hobbles so many biopics of any kind. The cliches of the genre are so pervasive that Jake Kasdan's "Walk Hard" essentially destroyed the entire form for me. Ultimately, I think the best way to approach any biopic is to pick a moment that you feel illuminates the subject in a way that allows you to narrow in, focus, and tell »
- Drew McWeeny
Apple just announced a bunch of things, and you can read all about them here. But for our purposes, here's the music news: All iTunes users (Yes, all of them) apparently have access to U2's new album right now for free. Yes, right now. It's kind of like that thing Samsung did with Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, but if you already own a Mac, iPad, or iPhone, you can get the new album before its October release date. Pretty random, but it continues U2's involvement with the tech company — remember those iPod ads? Here's some info about the album:Songs of Innocence has its roots in the band’s early and lifelong influences, including the Ramones, Bob Dylan, and The Clash, as well as their formative years in Dublin and their transformative pilgrimage to California. It’s a collection of songwriting and music made possible only »
- Lindsey Weber
The 12-times platinum rock & roll soundtrack to Forrest Gump, which features songs by Elvis Presley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan and more, will be available for the first time on vinyl in North America, to mark its 20th anniversary, this fall. The album's 32 tracks will be split across three LPs, colored red, white and blue. The soundtrack has been newly remastered for vinyl, and its first pressings will be limited and hand-numbered.
A wonderfully innervating cure for the common musical biopic, Bill Pohlad’s “Love & Mercy” vibrantly illuminates two major breakthroughs — one artistic, one personal — in the life of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. Certainly more conventional than Todd Haynes’ fractured Bob Dylan collage “I’m Not There,” but miles removed from the cookie-cutter approach taken by so many other rock bios, this finely crafted split portrait should win over music nerds skeptical of yet another complicated life being reduced to a series of highlight-reel moments, and provided more mainstream auds are willing to take the trip, Paul Dano and John Cusack’s expert performances should attract an appreciative reception.
Alternating back and forth in time, Pohlad and screenwriters Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner eschew a long-winded biographical approach in favor of two temporally specific parallel narratives. In one, roughly covering the period from 1965-68, Dano plays Wilson as he resigns from touring, »
- Andrew Barker
Reese Witherspoon is on a roll this year thanks to three upcoming films, one of which is already garnering serious Best Actress chatter, and it looks like her hot streak is going to continue. Witherspoon has long been attached to a biopic of singer Peggy Lee—she even obtained the rights from Lee’s estate—but now the project is getting underway with Todd Haynes on board. Haynes, who directed the ’50s period piece Far From Heaven and unconventional Bob Dylan movie I’m Not There, is now attached to direct the film, EW has confirmed. Originally the project was »
- Esther Zuckerman
It was four years ago when Reese Witherspoon signed on to star in an untitled musical biopic as the famed jazz singer, writer and composer Peggy Lee. Having personally secured the rights, the project clearly had a place in her heart. She did snag the rights from the singer’s granddaughter, after all. With everything in place, including Nora Ephron as the director-writer, it seemed the actress was on her way to yet another bout of awards nominations. Until 2012, that is, when the legendary rom-com pioneer Ephron passed away.
Now, thanks to good old Tiff, the geyser of hot goss that it is, news has surfaced that the project is back on the radar! During a press conference at Tiff, Witherspoon herself revealed that the search for a director was over. Far From Heaven and Velvet Goldmine director Todd Haynes is going to be behind the camera. He seems like a solid candidate, »
- Gem Seddon
Richard Gere goes slumming in the streets of Manhattan and emerges with one of his more remarkable performances in “Time Out of Mind,” . Executed in a plot-free observational mode that relatively few American independent filmmakers have attempted this side of early Ramin Bahrani, this simple story of a vagrant slowly grasping the depths of his despair is New York neorealism par excellence, bearing patient, resonant witness to the everyday trials and indignities suffered by America’s homeless population. Unfolding deliberately over the course of two hours, Moverman’s spare, soulful character study will prove a challenging sit for non-festival audiences, but couldn’t be more deserving of careful handling by an equally brave and uncompromising distributor.
In his 2009 debut, “The Messenger,” Moverman found a raw, mournful power in the plight of Middle American families who had lost servicemen to the Iraq War; he followed it in 2011 with “Rampart,” a gritty »
- Justin Chang
Gene Simmons, the Kiss bassist and vocalist, recently stated his opinion that rock, as we’ve known it for decades, has died.
Gene Simmons On Death Of Rock
Simmons declared that rock is dead in an interview with Esquire. "Rock is finally dead," Simmons told the magazine, elaborating, "The death of rock was not a natural death. Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered."
The problem, according to Simmons, is partially caused by file sharing, which makes it hard for young artists to break into the industry earning money.
"My sense is that file sharing started in predominantly white, middle- and upper-middle-class young people who were native-born, who felt they were entitled to have something for free, because that's what they were used to,” explained Simmons. “If you believe in capitalism — and I'm a firm believer in free-market capitalism — then that other model is chaos. It destroys the structure. »
Adam was up first, successfully tackling "Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes" as Frank Sinatra.
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"Wheel of Musical Impressions" is the latest game to hit The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Adam Levine took his turn in stride. The game consists of spinning a digital wheel that matches a random artist with a random song, often creating questionable combinations. They each took a few turns, but Levine sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" as Frank Sinatra, and Fallon sang "Rude" as Bob Dylan. It's also definitely worth noting that Levine's Michael Jackson is solid. Check it out. Front Page Image Source: NBC »
Adam Levine is one talented man! The Maroon 5 frontman stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where the two played a game called "Wheel of Musical Impressions." Both Fallon and Adam took turns impersonating legends from Bob Dylan to Michael Jackson -- check out their awesome performances above! Photos: See Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo's First Photo as Newlyweds!While Jimmy does one hilarious impression of Dylan singing Magic!'s "Rude," "The Voice" coach steals the spotlight with his rendition of Mj singing the "Sesame Street" theme song. Levine also gets bonus points for his version of Eddie Vedder performing "The Muffin Man." Photos: Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo Get Bloody For New Music Video! What do you think of the twosome's musical impressions? Tell toofab in the comment section below and check out even more sexy shots of this year's "Sexiest Man Alive"! Want more Jimmy Fallon? Check out these links below! »
- tooFab Staff
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Adam Levine was on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night, showing off his imitation skills in a fun game called "Wheel of Musical Impressions." Adam actually does a slick version of Frank Sinatra singing "Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes." Jimmy's Bob Dylan singing "Rude" is pretty classic. Adam really struggled at the start of his Michael Jackson-does- "Sesame Street" impression, but once he got it, he nailed it. Adam also talked to Jimmy about how he tried to help Gwen Stefani pronounce "Colbert" at the Emmys. They presented together, and Adam defended Gwen, saying she was super-nervous and wasn't sure how to pronounce "Colbert." He tried »
- Gina Carbone
Bob Dylan has written more songs than even he could ever record. After discovering nearly two dozen never-recorded lyrics written by Dylan during his exceptionally prolific "Basement Tapes" period in the late '60s, award-winning producer T-Bone Burnett has put together an all-star band to marry the lyrics to new music. The band includes Mumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Elvis Costello, Dawes, Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens, and more. The result is the upcoming tribute album "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes," and you can hear a taste of it below, with the animated lyric video for the Costello-led "Married to My Hack." Watch the video here: And take a listen to "Nothing to It," with James on lead vocals, here. The upcoming Showtime documentary "Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued" will peek behind the scenes at the album's creation, and will »
- Dave Lewis
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