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15 items from 2016


How 'American Werewolf in London' Transformed Horror-Comedy

19 August 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's bad enough to be a werewolf, hunted by the light of the full moon. But to be a foreign werewolf? That's beyond cruel. An American Werewolf in London squirms with comic unease from the get-go, and almost immediately from its release 35 years ago — August 21st, 1981 — the bipolar horror-comedy has been celebrated on two impressively different fronts: as a landmark in startling makeup effects that legitimized the gross-out, and as a riotous piece of fish-out-of-water college humor. Calling the film a sick joke is perfectly apt. It's a sweaty, shuddery experience, »

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Old Dominion Breaks Down the 20 (Yes, 20!) Songs It Name-Checks in 'Song For Another Time'

12 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For Old Dominion, their third single - "Song For Another Time" - might just be their most charming, and certainly their most unique, yet. "This song means so much to me and I'm so proud of how it came out," frontman Matt Ramsey tells People of the band's follow-up to their big hits "Break Up with Him" and "Snapback." What makes it so special? The lyrics are actually made up of 20 other song titles - and the song almost didn't make the album. It was written on their tour bus one evening last summer on the Kenny Chesney tour, just »

- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000

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Vinyl of the Week: Three New Pieces of Summer Vinyl!

2 July 2016 11:42 PM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

So this summer I've fallen back in love with vinyl, thanks in part to Cc editor Steve Holtje giving me a satchel of essential albums this past winter, thus forcing me to buy a new turntable. It seems like only yesterday when vinyl ruled my world -- when Tower Records was part of my weekly Saturday routine, when vinyl was both King and Queen, and when analog music was so much easier on the ears and a much more enjoyable listening experience. (And one had to actually participate in said experience by flipping the album over after one side was finished playing.) Now I get to replace most of the vinyl I sold or gave away with either 180 gram, remastered versions or pristine used copies found in thrift shops or on the numerous Facebook vinyl user groups I've recently joined. Please indulge me as I "wax" poetic about three new »

- Dusty Wright

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Graham Nash Talks New Rock-Doc Series, 'Woodstock' Drama

28 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Graham Nash has plenty of experience with the vagaries of rock & roll documentaries. Take Woodstock, for one: "There were three days of really good music and the movie was three hours," he says, "so there are a lot of great performances that have never been seen apart from bootlegs." No one knows that more than Nash, since Neil Young refused to be filmed during Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's career-making set at the festival. In the film, you'll hear an announcer say, "Crosby, Stills, Nash" – but no Young. "Neil threatened to deck anybody who filmed him, »

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Why Kip Moore Needs the Beach: 'It's a Sense of Calm ... I Can Be My Own Worst Enemy in a Lot of Ways'

14 April 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For some, the beach brings out a sense of adventure. And while that may also be true of avid surfer Kip Moore, he says more than anything the beach brings him peace. "It's a sense of calm for me. It's the only thing that will shut my mind off," Moore tells People. "It's the only place that allows me to escape from my own self half the time. I can be my own worst enemy in a lot of ways, and my mind is a trap a lot of times for me. When I go surf places, it really is »

- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000

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Why Kip Moore Needs the Beach: 'It's a Sense of Calm ... I Can Be My Own Worst Enemy in a Lot of Ways'

14 April 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For some, the beach brings out a sense of adventure. And while that may also be true of avid surfer Kip Moore, he says more than anything the beach brings him peace. "It's a sense of calm for me. It's the only thing that will shut my mind off," Moore tells People. "It's the only place that allows me to escape from my own self half the time. I can be my own worst enemy in a lot of ways, and my mind is a trap a lot of times for me. When I go surf places, it really is »

- Danielle Anderson, @dak5000

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Brie Larson’s ‘Room’ Sweeps Irish Film and Television Awards

11 April 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday.

The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while its other prizes were for editing, original music and sound.

Brooklyn” earned awards for lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Jane Brennan. Michael Fassbender picked up the award for lead actor for “Steve Jobs,” and the supporting actor honor went to Jack Reynor for “Sing Street.” Leonardo DiCaprio was named best international actor for “The Revenant,” and “Spotlight” was voted top international film.

On the TV drama side, Abú Media’s Irish-language series “An Klondike” won four awards, including best drama and actor for Dara Devaney. The supporting actor honor went to Moe Dunford for “Vikings, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Brie Larson’s ‘Room’ Sweeps Irish Film and Television Awards

11 April 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday.

The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while its other prizes were for editing, original music and sound.

Brooklyn” earned awards for lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Jane Brennan. Michael Fassbender picked up the award for lead actor for “Steve Jobs,” and the supporting actor honor went to Jack Reynor for “Sing Street.” Leonardo DiCaprio was named best international actor for “The Revenant,” and “Spotlight” was voted top international film.

On the TV drama side, Abú Media’s Irish-language series “An Klondike” won four awards, including best drama and actor for Dara Devaney. The supporting actor honor went to Moe Dunford for “Vikings, »

- Leo Barraclough

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I Am Belfast review – subtle beauty in austerity

10 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Mark Cousins indulges his penchant for the unpredictable in a quirky and poetic portrait of Northern Ireland’s capital

The dependably wayward Mark Cousins offers perhaps his most eccentric docu-essay yet, an impressionistic portrait of his home town, with Helena Bereen playing a regal personification of the spirit of place. Cousins teams up with star cameraman Christopher Doyle, the two of them finding subtly coloured beauty in otherwise unpromising urban austerity. The film is least convincing when making overt polemical points, as in its enactment of the funeral of the Last Bigot. Its winning moments come when its poetic revelations speak simply through the visuals, or when we meet characters like the joyously foul-mouthed drinking partners Rosie and Maud. It’s a film that would seem unfocused coming from anyone else – only Cousins would devote a long closing stretch to the story of a woman who left her shopping at a bus stop. »

- Jonathan Romney

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Movie Review – I Am Belfast (2015)

7 April 2016 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

I Am Belfast, 2015.

Directed by Mark Cousins.

Starring Helena Bereen, Richard Buick, Felicity McKee, Shane McCaffrey and Simon Millar.

Synopsis:

Born in Belfast, director Mark Cousins fondly recalls the poetic beauty of the capital of Northern Ireland

Mark Cousins, filmmaker, artist and writer, has leapt from the expansive, sprawling Gombrichian scale of The Story of Film to the personal and intimate I Am Belfast. It is a recognizable cityscape, shot with the gaze of a painter. Belfast, and all its foibles, is hoisted up onto a reluctant podium. A strange grey area, between drama and documentary, Cousins latest film soaks you into Belfast’s water. From the salt mountains to the fearsome raindrops and storms, I Am Belfast refuses to insult or resent. After his upbringing in Northern Ireland, Cousins moved from the city when he was twenty years old. Clearly, as he notes, the Troubles pushed him out; one »

- Simon Columb

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4 Signs Queen Elizabeth Is Slowing Down (and One That Says She's Not)

12 February 2016 1:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Queen Elizabeth is quickly approaching her 90th birthday in April, and instead of putting her feet up, she's still juggling a large number of public duties. But there are signs that Britain's longest-reigning monarch is starting to slow down. • Want to keep up with the latest royals coverage? Click here to subscribe to the Royals Newsletter.1. Tapping Charles and Will for Royal DutiesImmediate heir Prince Charles, 67, and grandson Prince William, 33, regularly step in to tap the shoulders of knights and award damehoods and other honors at Buckingham Palace investiture ceremonies that are thought too long for the Queen to do. »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: The Complete 1978 Radio Broadcasts (Soundstage)

15 January 2016 9:37 PM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

I bought it for myself, but this was my Christmas present, arriving in the mail from England on Christmas Eve: a fifteen-cd set containing five epic Springsteen concerts from the legendary Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. When the Cleveland deejay who emceed the show for Wmms-fm introduced the band by saying, "Round for round, pound for pound, there ain’t no finer band around," he wasn't just rhyming, he was telling the truth.

Why, you ask, did this set come from England? Well, it's an unauthorized collection of bootlegs, but in Europe, radio recordings are public domain, so this is actually a legal release.

The word went out through the fan network I ordered it on Amazon U.K. before the release date. Perhaps Bruce doesn't get a penny out of this, but I've seen it suggested that writers' royalties would still have to be paid. Either way, »

- SteveHoltje

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Liam Neeson Reveals the Incredibly Sweet Thing Late Wife Natasha Richardson Did at Their Wedding

8 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

When Liam Neeson stopped by Radio Andy on Thursday to discuss the new movie he's working on with Bono, he ended up revealing one very sweet story about his late wife, Natasha Richardson, to host John Benjamin Hickey. The actor explained that during their 1994 wedding in Northern Ireland, they had picked out Van Morrison's "Crazy Love" for their wedding song, but Natasha wasn't thrilled with the idea of having a traditional first dance. "Behind my back Natasha had been taking singing lessons to sing it to me," the Silence star revealed. "After the ceremony we were all going out to start the night's festivities and she grabbed the microphone and she sang me this. She had learned it, and I was like, 'Wow!'" Liam and Natasha were married from 1994 up until her tragic death following a head injury from a skiing accident in 2009. Since then, he has been »

- Quinn Keaney

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Liam Neeson Opens Up About His Late Wife Natasha Richardson and Their Wedding Song

7 January 2016 10:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Liam Neeson pulled at everyone's heartstrings on Thursday when he remembered his late wife Natasha Richardson in an interview on Radio Andy. As Neeson, 63, talked about his wedding song, Van Morrison's "Crazy Love," he revealed a little known fact - the actress serenaded him at their wedding in Northern Ireland. "Behind my back Natasha had been taking singing lessons to sing it to me," he told host, John Benjamin during My Favorite Song. "After the ceremony we were all going out to start the night's festivities and she grabbed the microphone and she sang me this. "She had learned »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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Liam Neeson Opens Up About His Late Wife Natasha Richardson and Their Wedding Song

7 January 2016 10:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Liam Neeson pulled at everyone's heartstrings on Thursday when he remembered his late wife Natasha Richardson in an interview on Radio Andy. As Neeson, 63, talked about his wedding song, Van Morrison's "Crazy Love," he revealed a little known fact - the actress serenaded him at their wedding in Northern Ireland. "Behind my back Natasha had been taking singing lessons to sing it to me," he told host, John Benjamin during My Favorite Song. "After the ceremony we were all going out to start the night's festivities and she grabbed the microphone and she sang me this. "She had learned »

- Naja Rayne, @najarayne

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