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Metallica fans can begin banging their heads in celebration now that the veteran rockers have released details on the band’s official website about their long-in-the-works 10th studio album. Titled “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, the disc is slated to drop Nov. 18, marking the first studio album Metallica has put out since 2008’s “Death Magnetic”. Related: Metallica’s James Hetfield […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Activision's Skylanders Academy TV show has found a home on none other than Netflix, it was announced earlier today. The new animated series starring the same characters featured the multi-billion dollar Skylanders toys-to-life video game franchise will debut as a Netflix original series this fall with a second season ordered as well.
The premise behind Skylanders Academy follows a team of veteran Skylanders characters charged with helping train a new crop of cadets at the show's namesake. Expect trouble to arise and Kaos, the wannabe foil of tranquility in Skylands, leading the evil charge.
Headlining Skylanders Academy are Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks. Spyro, Eruptor, and the lower half of Stealth Elf are pictured in a screen grab from the series above. Also lending their vocal talents are YouTuber? The Diamond Minecart, Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey, »
That’s exactly what James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett from Metallica did Monday night ahead of the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks. And the band killed it. The veteran rockers teamed up before Game 4, as Hammett delivered the national anthem’s main melody and Hetfield added reinforcement for a very unique version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Also Read: Metallica to Stream Record Store Day Performance From Berkeley Showing considerable bias to the home team, both musicians wore No. 81 Sharks jerseys with their names on the backs. Hetfield is from Downey, California, and Hammett hails from San Francisco, »
- Debbie Emery
Rarely leaving the claustrophobic offices of a San Francisco-based Persian specialty radio station, Iranian “Radio Dreams” is a witty, low-key exercise in deferred gratification, as the small staff wait with increasing anxiety for the day’s star turn: a scheduled appearance from Metallica. The U.S. heavy-metal act has been booked to jam with Afghanistan’s finest headbangers — but will Lars Ulrich and Co. show up? A Rotterdam Tiger win for writer-director Babak Jalali’s Jalali’s sophomore feature, which makes good on the promise of 2009’s “Frontier Blues,” may provide the necessary assist to help arthouse auds discover this quietly satisfying gem. Still, the pic’s phlegmatic air of unassuming good humor poses a marketing challenge: It can’t be presented as the kind of worthy prestige pic currently likeliest to attract attention in the Western market for Middle Eastern cinema.
It’s a big day for Pars Radio. »
- Catherine Bray
James Hetfield, the frontman of the iconic rock band, has revealed that he doesn’t think Metallica will ever perform for the Super Bowl Halftime show. “I feel like the ship has passed,” Hetfield said before a sound check last Friday. He went on to explain, “We’re not a variety show. We’re not pop. We’re not […]
The post Metallica Won’t Ever Get Super Bowl Halftime Show, Says Frontman James Hetfield appeared first on uInterview. »
- Jenny C Lu
Michael Bay’s bloody bonanza about the 2012 Us compound attack is atrocious, shrewdly timed for the presidential race and so scornful of foreign intervention it could be pacifist
Midway through Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, interrupting its bizarre mix of war pornography and dour isolationist posturing, there’s a shoehorned moment of mawkishness. Jack (John Krasinski) is one of the ex-armed forces contractors taking a babysitting job as security to CIA specialists halfway around the world. He’s Skyping with his wife and daughters, and if that doesn’t telegraph what motivates him to stay alive, he learns he’s going to be a father again. This most human moment in the 144-minute film raises the stakes, and does double duty as product placement, set as it is at a McDonald’s drive-thru, Happy Meals references flavouring the wholesome family sentiment. 13 Hours is as American as microwaved apple pie. »
- Jordan Hoffman
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