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Film Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

Film Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 3’
A great many people who now know the term “a cappella” probably didn’t before “Pitch Perfect,” in 2012, charmed and annoyed and tickled us with its happy skewed fusion of sunburst harmony and junior-catfight kitsch. Yet the “Pitch Perfect” franchise hasn’t always stayed true to the spirit of a cappella. The first film mostly did: The Bellas, the all- girl superstars of Barden University, sang in pop competitions without accompaniment, and though the music was processed and Auto-tuned to within an inch of its life, we basically heard the sound of their voices spun together into sweet-and-sassy frozen-custard perfection. In “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015), however, the synthesizers and drum machines took over: The numbers were bloated into a kind of soupy a cappella murk, and so was the movie, a low-camp bee-otch-fest that slogged on and on, well past the point when a film that treats pop singles like vocal ad jingles should have quit.

That makes “Pitch Perfect 3
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David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption Draws Us Inside the Filmmaker’s Head

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David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption Draws Us Inside the Filmmaker’s Head
On any other day, on any other block, it might be absurd to hear this random complain from a passerby: “I cannot meditate the sun away.” But in front of the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, on the warm opening day of David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, it somehow fit.

It wasn’t immediately clear what to expect from this two-day event, which raised funds for The David Lynch Foundation; the nonprofit organization aims to bring transcendental meditation to those struggling with Ptsd and other ailments.”The Individual is Cosmic” said prominent signs outside as well as the event program. “Unity in the Midst of Diversity” was another.

What was known going into last weekend was Lynch curated an eclectic collection of creators for talks, exhibits, screenings, and performances. Attendees could experience demos by virtual reality company Within, or explore artwork by Lynch and others.

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David Lynch Announces Festival Of Disruption With ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast & Film Screenings

David Lynch Announces Festival Of Disruption With ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast & Film Screenings
Next year the “Twin Peaks” revival from David Lynch and Mark Frost will debut on Showtime. The series, which includes over 200 cast members, has fans pumped up for its return. Now, fans can get excited about a new event that could feature more exciting “Twin Peaks” news.

Lynch announced the Festival of Disruption, a two-day event that will take place October 8-9 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The celebration will have Angelo Badalamenti performing the music from the hit series along with Xiu Xiu and Sky Ferreira, “Twin Peaks” actors Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern will give special talks during the festival, as well as Mel Brooks, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. The festival will also feature screenings of rarely seen Lynch short films and classics such as “Blue Velvet ” and “The Elephant Man,” Transcendental Meditation sessions and performances by Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, St. Vincent,
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David Lynch Festival Includes Robert Plant, Sky Ferreira, St. Vincent

Director David Lynch enlisted rockers, techno producers, DJs, film composers, dance choreographers, and others to participate in the first Festival of Disruption. The full-blown Lynchian event takes place October 8th and 9th at the Ace Hotel and Theater in Los Angeles.

Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, Angelo Badalamenti (performing the music of Twin Peaks), Xiu Xiu, St. Vincent, Sky Ferreira, Jon Hopkins, Questlove (DJ set), and more will perform. Experimental architect Frank Gehry, actor Mel Brooks and Blondie’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein will give talks. Lynch also
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David Lynch Launches “Festival of Disruption” with Film, Music and More

“Life is a festival of disruption,” according to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Now filmmaker and Maharishi disciple David Lynch will create his own Festival of Disruption. Taking place at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on October 8 and October 9, the festival will feature film, music, photography, multimedia, dance, and discussions all curated by Lynch himself. On the film side, the festival will screen the documentary Blue Velvet Revisited, The Elephant Man, and rare David Lynch shorts. There will talks by architect Frank Gehry, Mel Brooks, Kyle McLachlan & Laura Dern, and Blondie’s Debbie Harry & Chris Stein. Chris Milk will exhibit […]
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David Lynch Announces Inaugural Festival of Disruption Featuring Films, Music, and More

“Life is a festival of disruption,” Maharishi Mahesh Yogi once said. David Lynch is now set to live by this quote by “creating a mysterious & beautiful world” with the just-announced Festival of Disruption. Set to occur October 8 and 9 at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, on the film side, it will feature screenings of The Elephant Man, rare shorts from Lynch, and the documentary Blue Velvet Revisited. (It’s not mentioned, but this would be the ideal place to show off some of the new Twin Peaks, if you are listening, Showtime.)

On the music side, there will be performances from St. Vincent, Sky Ferreira, Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters, composer Angelo Badalamenti, Xiu Xiu, DJ’ing from Questlove, and more. Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern will also participate in a talk, while Mel Brooks will give his own, as well as Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. That’s not all,
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RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Episode 4 recap: I Want Party

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 Episode 4 begins with a dissertation on Derrick Barry. Who is Derrick Barry? What motivates Derrick Barry? Does Derrick Barry have a soul? Is that different from having soul? Does Derrick Barry know what soul is? (Answer key: Don’t know; Unknown; Probably not; Confused; Nope.) This week’s guest judges are Lucian Piane, Chris Stein & Debbie Harry from Blondie! Purse first! Bob’s decided that the purse he made in episode 1 shall now be featured in every episode going forward. So it’s purse first into the workroom! We apparently haven’t had interesting conversations waiting for … Continue reading →

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TV News Roundup: Justin Long & Niecy Nash Book Comedy Pilots; First Look at ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

TV News Roundup: Justin Long & Niecy Nash Book Comedy Pilots; First Look at ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
Pilot season casting continues, as Justin Long and Niecy Nash both land lead roles in comedy projects. Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid and more guest judges have been tapped for Season 8 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” in today’s TV news roundup . . .

Casting News:

Justin Long will star in ABC’s soccer comedy pilot “Dream Team.” He will play Marty Schumacher, the eternally optimistic manager of a sporting goods store and the head coach of a nationally ranked soccer program. The potential series centers around his character, who coached his last club soccer team for 10 years, ultimately taking them to the national championships. Now, he has to start from scratch with a diverse group of 8-year-olds and their disparate parents.

“Dream Team” will also star Michael Mosely, Lindsey Kraft and Michelle Buteau. The sports comedy hails from “Will & Grace” alums Bill Wrubel and Kari Lizer.

Niecy Nash will co-star in Fox’s
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First Look: Gigi Hadid, Nicole Richie and More Stylish Guest Judges Gear Up for RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8

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First Look: Gigi Hadid, Nicole Richie and More Stylish Guest Judges Gear Up for RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8
The RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 judging panel is truly fit for a queen. After unveiling RuPaul's 12 lucky competitors earlier this month, People can exclusively debut this season's supertease and announce that major modeling 'It' girl Gigi Hadid and reality wisecracker–turned–trendsetter Nicole Richie are among the guest judges for season 8. Joining Hadid and Richie as season 8 guest judges are Marc Jacobs, Vivica A. Fox, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Chanel Iman, David and Amy Sedaris, Faith Evans, Pitch Perfect's Ester Dean, mashup-master Todrick Hall, choreographer Jamal Sims, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and model-actress Tasha Smith (Empire,
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Video: Gigi! Nicole! Feast Your Eyes on All the Stylish Guest Judges Sashaying Down the RuPaul's Drag Race Runway

Video: Gigi! Nicole! Feast Your Eyes on All the Stylish Guest Judges Sashaying Down the RuPaul's Drag Race Runway
The RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 judging panel is truly fit for a queen.

After unveiling RuPaul's 12 lucky competitors earlier this month, People can exclusively debut this season's supertease and announce that major modeling 'It' girl Gigi Hadid and reality wisecracker–turned–trendsetter Nicole Richie are among the guest judges for season 8.

Joining Hadid and Richie as season 8 guest judges are Marc Jacobs, Vivica A. Fox, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Chanel Iman, David and Amy Sedaris, Faith Evans, Pitch Perfect's Ester Dean, mashup-master Todrick Hall, choreographer Jamal Sims, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and model-actress Tasha Smith (Empire,
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First Look: Gigi Hadid, Nicole Richie and More Stylish Guest Judges Gear Up for RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8

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First Look: Gigi Hadid, Nicole Richie and More Stylish Guest Judges Gear Up for RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8
The RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 judging panel is truly fit for a queen. After unveiling RuPaul's 12 lucky competitors earlier this month, People can exclusively debut this season's supertease and announce that major modeling 'It' girl Gigi Hadid and reality wisecracker–turned–trendsetter Nicole Richie are among the guest judges for season 8. Joining Hadid and Richie as season 8 guest judges are Marc Jacobs, Vivica A. Fox, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Chanel Iman, David and Amy Sedaris, Faith Evans, Pitch Perfect's Ester Dean, mashup-master Todrick Hall, choreographer Jamal Sims, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts and model-actress Tasha Smith (Empire,
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Inside John Malkovich's Eerie, Plato-Quoting New Album

Inside John Malkovich's Eerie, Plato-Quoting New Album
Two years ago, composer Eric Alexandrakis wrote an ambient piece of music titled "Cryogenia π [Requiem For Humanity]" that was "very freeform and free-flowing and had this time-warp, evolving vibe to it." He visualized an actor reciting Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave" — a text suggested by his philosophy professor mother — over his music and knew there was only one person whose dulcet, yet eerie voice could complement the piece: John Malkovich.

"He has this very poetic, intellectual, mysterious, academic vibe to him — this blend of classical and edge that you just don't see,
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Hear John Malkovich's Terrifying Ric Ocasek Collab

Hear John Malkovich's Terrifying Ric Ocasek Collab
John Malkovich: actor, director, portal vessel, sonic explorer. The performer has teamed with an eclectic group of musicians – including Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, the Cars' Ric Ocasek, Omd, Young the Giant, Dweezil Zappa and the Dandy Warhols – to create Like a Puppet Show, a Record Store Day Black Friday vinyl exclusive. The album finds Malkovich reciting classical musician Eric Alexandrakis' version of Plato's Allegory of the Cave over original material composed and produced by Alexandrakis, paired with bizarre photos of Malkovich taken by Sandro.

The 11-track Like
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Debbie Harry, Chris Stein Celebrate Blondie's 40th Anniversary With NYC Art Exhibit

Debbie Harry, Chris Stein Celebrate Blondie's 40th Anniversary With NYC Art Exhibit
A Blondie transvestite impersonator, rare memorabilia and provocative photos of iconic lead singer Debbie Harry by photographers Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibowitz, Bob Grossman, Bob Gruen and Chris Stein were unveiled at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery in New York City on Monday night. The display, entitled "A Blondie Exhibition," celebrates the New York band's 40th anniversary. "Music keeps me going — it's stimulating, it's important as an artist and as a musician to keep digging for it," said Harry, clad in a black T-shirt, hoodie, leggings and sandals. "I like a lot of these photographs; I don't really

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This Week's Cover: Danny McBride grills the Black Keys in our Summer Music Preview issue

This Week's Cover: Danny McBride grills the Black Keys in our Summer Music Preview issue
We here at Entertainment Weekly like to think of our jobs as highly specialized. (Not just anyone can push that little voice-recorder button while simultaneously asking questions and nodding, wisely, you know.) But when the Black Keys said they wanted to be interviewed by Danny McBride, how could we refuse? After all, the platinum-selling, Grammy awards-collecting rock duo just released their eighth studio album, Turn Blue, and will be dominating festivals and headlining arena shows from Croatia to Cleveland this summer. We asked McBride, 37 — so memorable as egomaniacal pitcher Kenny Powers on HBO’s late, lamented Eastbound & Down and as
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*Updated* Monsters TV Series DVD Release Gets New Date and Cover Art

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*Updated with new release date* We recently brought you news that Entertainment One will release all 72 episodes of Monsters on DVD. It has now been officially announced and we have all the details, along with a look at the cover art:

Press Release- “Leave the lights on! The fan-favorite syndicated horror anthology series from executive producer Richard P. Rubinstein (Tales from the Darkside, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Frank Herbert’s Dune, Children of Dune) that ran for three heart-stopping seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) in the 1990s makes its chilling DVD debut on March 18!

Across 72 episodes of this 9-disc collectors’ set, Emmy® and Academy Award®-winning make-up effects artist Dick Smith (The Exorcist, The Godfather, Amadeus) brings to life the monsters that nightmares are made of – from the gruesome and grotesque to mutations beyond your wildest dreams, Monsters’ horrifying creatures haunt each of the modern-day fables of
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Monsters Collection Checking in a Bit Later

Apologies, but due to supernatural circumstances beyond our grasp or comprehension, the street date for "Monsters: The Complete Series" will be slithering to March 18 (from the previously announced March 4). Please plan out your carnage accordingly.

From the Press Release

Leave the lights on! The fan-favorite syndicated horror anthology series from executive producer Richard P. Rubinstein ("Tales from the Darkside," Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Frank Herbert's Dune, Children of Dune) that ran for three heart-stopping seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) in the 1990s makes its chilling DVD debut on March 18!

Across 72 episodes of this 9-disc collectors' set, Emmy® and Academy Award®-winning make-up effects artist Dick Smith (The Exorcist, The Godfather, Amadeus) brings to life the monsters that nightmares are made of - from the gruesome and grotesque to mutations beyond your wildest dreams, Monsters' horrifying creatures haunt each of the modern-day fables of fear and stories of
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Monsters: The Complete Series Comes to DVD March 4th

Monsters: The Complete Series Comes to DVD March 4th
Leave the lights on! The fan-favorite syndicated horror anthology series from executive producer Richard P. Rubinstein (Tales from the Darkside, Dawn Of The Dead, Creepshow, Frank Herbert's Dune) that ran for three heart-stopping seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) in the 1990s makes its chilling DVD with Monsters: The Complete Series debut on March 4!

Across 72 episodes of this 9-disc collectors' set, Emmy and Academy Award-winning make-up effects artist Dick Smith (The Exorcist, The Godfather, Amadeus) brings to life the monsters that nightmares are made of - from the gruesome and grotesque to mutations beyond your wildest dreams, Monsters' horrifying creatures haunt each of the modern-day fables of fear and stories of unearthly terror that comprise the suspenseful cult-classic series. Monsters features adaptations by horror masters Stephen King and Robert Bloch and includes an enviable cast of guest stars, including Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), Chris Noth
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Official Monsters DVD Artwork and Details

The 1988 series "Monsters" played opposite "Tales from the Darkside" in syndication for many years and, as reported earlier, is on its way to DVD from eOne. Read on for the artwork and all the details you need to help get your creature on!

From the Press Release

Leave the lights on! The fan-favorite syndicated horror anthology series from executive producer Richard P. Rubinstein ("Tales from the Darkside," Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Frank Herbert's Dune, Children of Dune) that ran for three heart-stopping seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) in the 1990s makes its chilling DVD debut on March 4!

Across 72 episodes of this 9-disc collectors' set, Emmy® and Academy Award®-winning make-up effects artist Dick Smith (The Exorcist, The Godfather, Amadeus) brings to life the monsters that nightmares are made of - from the gruesome and grotesque to mutations beyond your wildest dreams, Monsters' horrifying creatures haunt each of
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies: Heartbroken Fans Mourn On Twitter

The Oscar-winning actor died of an apparent drug overdose in New York City on Feb. 2, and immediately after the sad news went public, thousands and thousands of fans began tweeting their condolences and messages of serious grieving on Twitter.

It’s clear that we have lost one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. Philip Seymour Hoffman, most recently a star in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was found dead at 46 in his NYC apartment on Feb. 2 from an apparent drug overdose, and it did not take long before a huge amount of fans began mourning and grieving online.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies: Fans Mourn On Twitter

One note that many of the heartbroken fans made is just how good Philip was in every role he took on. He was passionate, relatable, and lovable, and for that reason his sudden death — at the young age of 46 — has already really
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