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Little Big Town and the Judds Earn Country Music Hall of Fame 2018 Exhibit Spotlights

Little Big Town and the Judds Earn Country Music Hall of Fame 2018 Exhibit Spotlights
Planning a trip to Nashville in 2018? The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced its new exhibits for the coming year, and you may want to set your travel schedule around it. Starting in March, the museum will be rolling out a lineup that honors timeless legends, country’s hottest quartet and some of the brightest rising stars.

On March 9, the museum debuts “American Currents: The Music of 2017,” a review of a year that yielded a bumper crop of fresh faces and news-making events. Among the breakout artists to be featured are Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown and Luke Combs.
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September Storm — 3-D

3-D in CinemaScope? That seems like a strange combination, but this obscure treasure hunt adventure with Joanne Dru and Mark Stevens is indeed billed as being filmed in the ‘Miracle of Stereo-Vision,’ five years after the demise of Hollywood’s first fling with ‘depthies.’ Kino and the 3-D Film Archives extras include two vintage 3-D shorts, one of them never screened in 3-D.

September Storm

3-D Blu-ray

Kino Classics

1960 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 92 min. / Street Date March 28, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 34.95

Starring: Joanne Dru, Mark Stevens, Robert Strauss Asher Dann, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Véra Valmont..

Cinematography: Lamar Boren, Jorge Stahl Jr.

Film Editor: Alberto Valenzuela

Art Direction: Boris Leven

Underwater director: Paul Stader

Original Music: Edward L. Alperson Jr., Raoul Kraushaar

Written by W.R. Burnett from a story by Steve Fisher

Produced by Edward L. Alperson

Directed by Byron Haskin

The 3-D Film Archive has been an amazing resource for the fascinating depth format,
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Bernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic Keyboardist, Dies at 72

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Bernie Worrell, Parliament-Funkadelic Keyboardist, Dies at 72
Bernie Worrell, the keyboardist and composer who was known as an early member of Parliament-Funkadelic, died Friday, according to his website. He was 72. A Facebook account purporting to belong to Worrell bore the message, “At 11:54, June 24, 2016, Bernie transitioned Home to The Great Spirit. Rest in peace, my love — you definitely made the world a better place. Till we meet again, vaya con Dios.” Worrell had been battling lung cancer. Also Read: Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass Legend and 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Singer, Dies at 89 The musician, also known for his work with Talking Heads, was born in...
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Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass Legend and ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Singer, Dies at 89

Bluegrass music legend Ralph Stanley died Thursday. He was 89. His publicist, Kirt Webster, confirmed the singer’s passing, the Associated Press reported. Among his countless accomplishments, the Appalachian music patriarch was featured on the soundtrack for the Coen Brothers’ film, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” singing a chilling a cappella folk version of “O Death.” Also Read: Ron Lester, Star of 'Varsity Blues,' Dies at 45 Stanley was born and raised in amid the coal mines and forests of southwest Virginia, where he and his brother, Carter Stanley, formed the Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. Their
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David Letterman's Star-Studded Farewell Guest List Revealed

David Letterman's Star-Studded Farewell Guest List Revealed
Bill Murray, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta and Julia Roberts are among the A-Listers who will help usher David Letterman into late-night history.

RelatedStephen Colbert’s Late Show Start Date Revealed

CBS has unveiled the guest list for Letterman’s final 28 Late Show installments, beginning tonight and climaxing with his final broadcast on Wednesday, May 20.

In addition to the quintet above, Letterman will also be visited by George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker (tonight’s headliner), Don Rickles, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd,
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The Coen Brothers' Classic Folk Tale: Behind 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

The Coen Brothers' Classic Folk Tale: Behind 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
The Coen brothers' movies are not, for the most part, overflowing with sentiment. Black humor, existential mysteries, endlessly quotable dialogue? Sure. Unabashed emotion? Shut the fuck up, Donny. But they've learned to lace their films with deft musical moments that do that cathartic work for them. Their new movie, Inside Llewyn Davis (out December 6th), is their deepest musical dive since 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou? The title character is an emotionally blocked, career-stymied folk singer (played by Oscar Isaac) in early-Sixties Greenwich Village, and the film is packed with performances.
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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

Lawless; The Girl; The Imposter

Australian-born film-maker John Hillcoat is an often underrated auteur whose arresting filmography spans the broiling prison rebellion of Ghosts… of the Civil Dead, through the rugged western terrain of The Proposition to the bleak apocalypse of The Road, the last beautifully (but unpopularly) adapted from Cormac McCarthy's famously "unfilmable novel". Collaborating frequently with writer and composer Nick Cave, Hillcoat returns obsessively to themes of familial loyalty and modern mythology, with a quasi-biblical sense of archetypal justice and retribution often firing the infernal engine of his dramas.

Fittingly, family, mythology and vengeful justice are all at the heart of Lawless (2012, Momentum, 18), screenwriter Cave's adaptation of Matt Bondurant's visceral historical novel The Wettest County in the World. Handsomely set in prohibition-era Virginia (Benoît Delhomme's location cinematography conjures a perfect blend of pastoral lyricism and brutal violence), the film follows the changing fortunes of the Bondurant brothers,
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Music in Film: top 12 movie soundtracks of 2012

Odd List Ivan Radford Jan 3, 2013

As 2012 recedes into history, Ivan counts down his pick of the year's finest movie soundtracks...

While Den of Geek writers were busy voting for the top film of the year, I’ve been rifling through my collection of albums from the last 12 months to work out which film soundtrack was the best. The conclusion? It’s been one heck of a year. (Please excuse the long list of Honourable Mentions at the end…)

These are the best movie soundtracks of 2012. Probably.

1. The Master (Jonny Greenwood)

A quick rewatch of the trailer to Paul Thomas Anderson’s film reminds you of the power of Jonny Greenwood’s music. The Master is surpassed by its haunting score, which nails the psychological state of Joaquin Phoenix’s Able-Bodied Seamen, increasingly dominated by His Master’s Voice. It may not be as lyrical as Greenwood’s Norwegian Wood soundtrack,
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Best Soundtracks of 2012 (part two)

What makes some film soundtracks transcend from mere background music to helping a director tell a story and help invoke an emotional response? Is it a clever mix of well chosen tunes that capture the zeitgeist or an eclectic mix of older material that either captures a time and place or sets a tone of nostalgia? The answer varies depending on the feature film. 2012 was a fantastic year for original motion picture movie scores but not so good for soundtracks. Still, Simon and I have managed to pull a list of what we feel were the very best.

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Tabu

The second half of Tabu by Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes, is the direct opposite of what came before. Gomez effortlessly shifts gears omitting any audible dialogue except for a persistent (but suave) voice-over narration from one of the characters – combined with lush synchronized ambient sounds, a few sparse foley effects, and
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Giveaway – Win A Lawless Prize Pack From The Weinstein Company

Acclaimed director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) delivers a thrillingly vivid slice of American outlaw history in his epic gangster tale, Lawless. Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: three bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on author Matt Bondurant.s fictionalized account of his family, .The Wettest County in the World,. the film gathers an ensemble of gifted, dynamic new-generation stars . Shia Labeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan. alongside two of the finest actors of their generations, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. A riveting, intense story of crime and corruption, loyalty and love, brutality and tenderness, Lawless is a rich addition to the American gangster canon. Lawless is in theaters now.

The Weinstein Company and Wamg invite you to enter to win the soundtrack and a copy of “The Wettest County in the World,
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Interview: John Hillcoat and Nick Cave talk ‘Lawless’

John Hillcoat likes to refer to Nick Cave – a key collaborator on all of his movies including his latest, the stylish gangster epic Lawless – as his right hand man or ‘the master”. It’s easy to see why. Cave, the musician and author, is Hillcoat’s creative soul mate. Lawless is the third movie Cave has written for Hillcoat and he’s also compiled a brilliant, haunting soundtrack for the film featuring bluegrass artists performing contemporary rock classics, like Velvet Undergound’s White Light/ White Heat.

And sharp-eyed fans of Cave might well spot him making a cameo appearance in Lawless too. “Yes, I am actually in Lawless,” Cave smiles. “There’s a scene in Chicago at the very start with a dead gangster in a car – well, I’m the dead gangster.”

So Cave is clearly in tune with Hillcoat and was involved with Lawless from the very start of the project.
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“Lawless” director John Hillcoat talks Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf and the taste of moonshine – Awards by Sean O'Connell

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The wettest county usually overflows with moonshine. By the end of John Hillcoat’s new Prohibition-era crime thriller, it’s soaked in crimson streams of blood. Once dubbed “The Wettest County,” Hillcoat’s “Lawless” stars Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf and Jason Clarke as the Bondurant brothers, moonshiners from Southern Virginia who meet violent resistance from local gangsters, a Chicago law enforcer (Guy Pearce) and a rival mobster (Gary Oldman) with a taste for blood. “I was looking forward to finding something that had more tonal range,” Hillcoat told me at the start of a recent interview, when we began by talking about “The Road” and “The Proposition,” his two previous (excellent) films. “Something with color and different moods.” Mission accomplished with “Lawless,” which finds depth and resonance in the relationships between the three brothers rather than in the standard routines of the criminal-enterprise storyline
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Lawless

Lawless

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Cast: Shia Labeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowka

Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: August 29, 2012

Plot: In 1920s Virginia, three bootlegging brothers (Labeouf, Hardy, Clarke) receive pressure from a rival gangster (Oldman) and a dirty deputy (Pearce).

Who’S It For? If you are willing to sacrifice a solid story for the mindless fun of a muscly cast list and the brutal violence they inflict on one another, then Lawless might be the simplified entertainment you’re looking for. Basically, if The Expendables 2 wasn’t enough, here’s Lawless. With even more ladies!

Expectations: The cast was good, the director was good (Hillcoat did the great Proposition), and even Jeff Bayer liked it at Cannes. My hopes were not unreasonably high, but I did expect some solid material out of a film featuring Hardy, Oldman,
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Tsr Exclusive – ‘Lawless’ Interview with Author Matt Bondurant

Directed by John Hillcoat, Lawless is a story of outlaws in the tumultuous time of Prohibition in the 1920s. Taking place in Virgina’s Franklin County, nicknamed “The Wettest County in the World,” it follows the actions of the three Bondurant brothers Jack (Shia Labeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy), and Howard (Jason Clarke). While leading the illegal alcohol business in the state’s backwoods, the Bondurants receive pressure from rival gangsters like Floyd Banner (Gary Oldman), and a dirty deputy named Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce).

The film, adapted by writer/musician Nick Cave, is based on the book “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant. This Bondurant, a teacher at a southern university and a writer with three books to his name, is a direct descendant of the Bondurant brothers celebrated in this film. Labeouf’s character Jack is his paternal grandfather.

I sat down with this real Bondurant
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Nick Cave: 'Lawless is not so much a true story as a true myth'

Nick Cave, who wrote the script to Lawless, explains how the film brings the violence and lyricism of the book on which it was based to the screen and merges the genres of the urban gangster and rural western

Nick Cave is explaining why Lawless, a film punctuated by scenes of brutal violence, could have been even more visceral. "In my original draft of the script, the opening scene culminated with a pig having its throat cut," he says, chuckling. "It was bloody and shocking and it kind of signalled what was to come, but they discovered you just can't pull a pig's snout back without it going crazy. This," he says drily, "is the kind of stuff that film-making teaches you."

We are sitting, sipping tea, in the bright and spacious kitchen of the large Regency house in Brighton where Cave, 54, lives with his wife, former model Susie Bick,
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Lawless Unveils Two New Posters, an Infographic on Moonshine and Soundtrack Details

August is "National Moonshine Month" (not really) so it's fitting that John Hillcoat's new feature, Lawless, will debut at the end of it.  To wet your whistle, we've got a couple of new posters for the Prohibition era flick, along with an infographic on the history of the spirit known as White Lightning.  In addition, we've got soundtrack details for the film so that you can crank up the tunes while outrunning the law in your old jalopy. Starring Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain and Mia WasikowskaLawless opens August 29th.  Hit the jump to check out the posters, infographic and details on the soundtrack. The following posters and soundtrack details come courtesy of The Playlist.  Head over to their site for an additional poster. Check out the official track list for the Lawless soundtrack, which will be available for purchase on August 28th,
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Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, Emmylou Harris, Velvet Underground Covers & More: All The Music Featured In 'Lawless'

Perhaps consider this a bit of a spoiler post, at least musically. So if you want to go in blind to John Hillcoat's prohibition drama "Lawless," we suggest you divert your eyes now. For the rest of you still with us, man, the soundtrack to "Lawless" is just one more reason to get excited for the film which lands on August 29th. By now you know it boasts an incredible cast including Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman, Shia Labeouf and Jason Clarke. You also know that the score was written by longtime Hillcoat collaborators Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, who wrote the haunting scores for "The Proposition," "The Road" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (the multi-hyphenate Cave, an author, also wrote the "Lawless" screenplay).

What we didn't know was that their musical contributions to the film would be
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2012 Grammy winner list: Adele, Foo Fighters win big

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It truly is the Year of Adele, as the British singer took home every Grammy she was for which she was nominated, totaling six wins altogether, including Album, Record and Song of the Year. Foo Fighters were second for total wins, with five, followed by the absent Kanye West with four wins.

The complete list of winners:

Album Of The Year:

21 -- Adele

Wasting Light -- Foo Fighters

Born This Way -- Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans -- Bruno Mars

Loud -- Rihanna

Record Of The Year:

"Rolling In The Deep" -- Adele

"Holocene" -- Bon Iver

"Grenade" -- Bruno Mars

"The Cave" -- Mumford & Sons

"Firework" -- Katy Perry

Best New Artist: (artist/producer)

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Song Of The Year: (songwriter)

"All Of The Lights" -- Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters

(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and
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The Little Willies: For The Good Times

Voices tangled, the Little Willies’ Norah Jones and Richard Julian lean into a demi-lurching chorus of Ralph Stanley’s “I Worship You” to open _For The Good Times_, the follow-up to their 2006 self-titled debut. Just when the drunken kitsch seems to swell up, the fingers fly, Jones offers a plucky lament about her worship not being enough - and it’s obvious that these friends who got together in 2003 to celebrate classic Wurlitzer country have lost none of their reverence for tear in your beer songs.
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2012 Grammy nominations: Adele, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and more

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The nominees have been announced for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Kanye West leads the nominations with seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards.  The Grammys air live on CBS Feb. 12, 2012.

Album Of The Year:

21 -- Adele

Wasting Light -- Foo Fighters

Born This Way -- Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans -- Bruno Mars

Loud -- Rihanna

Record Of The Year:

"Rolling In The Deep" -- Adele

"Holocene" -- Bon Iver

"Grenade" -- Bruno Mars

"The Cave" -- Mumford & Sons

"Firework" -- Katy Perry

Best New Artist: (artist/producer)

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Song Of The Year: (songwriter)

"All Of The Lights" -- Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters

(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)

"The Cave" -- Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston,
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