12 items from 2014
The mighty Jason Statham has only had two films released in cinemas this year, marking a surprisingly lean year for the man. However, worry not: in 2015, we'll be seeing The Statham in Fast & Furious 7, Wild Card (previously known as Heat - it's a remake of the Burt Reynolds movie of the same name) and the big summer comedy Spy (directed by Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig).
And he's already hard at work on his first release in 2016.
The sequel to The Mechanic began filming last week, and The Statham will be reprising the role of Arthur Bishop in the movie. The film's now going by the title of Mechanic: Resurrection, and Dennis Gansel (who made We Are The Night) has taken over from Simon West in the director's chair.
"All About That Bass" is still the no. 1 song in the country, and Meghan Trainor has been duly rewarded with an appearance at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, alongside Nick Jonas, Becky G, Lucy Hale and Sting, as well as an unknown number of high-school marching bands and color guards. If this seems like an unimpressive lineup to you, remember that Rick Astley performed on the 2008 parade purely off of the popularity of Rickrolling. The standards are not super high. Idina Menzel is also appearing this year; her hit "Let It Go" would seem to be particularly bad advice for the parade's legions of balloon holders. »
- Nate Jones
1999 seems so far away now. At the fag end of the millennium, it was the year that gave us Stanley Kubrick's posthumous final opus, Britney Spears's first album and Hugh Grant playing the iconic Time Lord in a Doctor Who Comic Relief special. That wretched song 'Blue' by Eiffel 65 was violating our ears. It also saw a micro-budget (reportedly $35k) film creep into UK cinemas on October 22 and change the horror genre forever. The debate rages on whether that was for better or worse.
The Blair Witch Project's financial rewards were huge, with the film grossing $10,931 for every $1 spent according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Yet its cultural impact was arguably more staggering. In an age when the Internet was in its mass-market infancy and mobile phones were a luxury bearing the game Snake, it was felt that the horror genre had nothing new »
The X Factor kicked off '80s Week tonight (October 18) as all 14 acts took to the stage.
Louis: "You're the real deal, a real artist, you're all about the music."
Cheryl: "Each week you do a really good twist on a song, and I thoroughly enjoyed that."
2. Stephanie Nala: 'Call Me' by Blondie
Mel B: "I do think it really shows you've worked extremely hard this week, but I got a little bit bored in the middle. Loved the vibe, but wanted it to take me somewhere else halfway through."
Simon: "A million times better than last week. The tone of your voice was better. The only problem is it is like you're half-asleep, when you talk and when you perform. »
With little more than a day until the next X Factor live show, it's time to find out which songs the remaining 14 acts will be tackling!
On Saturday night (October 18), the finalists will be travelling back to the 1980s, so expect some big power ballads, lots of cheesy song choices, and some that will definitely have you scratching your head...
'If You Don't Know Me By Now' by Simply Red
'Straight Up' by Paula Abdul
'Fame' by Irene Cara
'Call Me' by Blondie
'What A Feeling' by Irene Cara
'Imagine' by John Lennon
Ant & Dec have confirmed the celebrity guests for their upcoming 'Takeaway' live shows in London.
Andre will appear at the O2 on August 29 along with Chesney Hawkes, who will also appear on August 30.
Finally, Ross and Rick Astley will make appearances on August 31.
Ant & Dec said: "Takeaway is the one show that people always tell us they'd love to be in the audience for, so we've decided to take the show to them!
"Just like the TV show the audience will have a chance of winning some fantastic prizes as well as being an essential part of the show. »
The United States has lost access to a YouTube classic. The original "RickRoll'd" video, which launched millions of practical jokes, has been made unavailable in several countries, including the Us. The "RickRoll'd" video is a re-upload of Rick Astley's music video for the song "Never Gonna Give You Up". It arrived on May 15, 2007, and it became one of YouTube's most significant viral trends about a year later. The "Rickrolling" bait-and-switch process, for those of you who were not aware of the Internet in 2008, involved posting the RickRoll video link and advertising it as something interesting. Viewers who clicked on the "RickRoll'd" link were then embarrassed by a catchy 80s beat and Astley's supremely cheesy dance moves. In the seven years since its debut, "RickRoll'd" has been viewed more than 70 million times. Sure, the "Rickrolling" fad is as dated as dated can be, and yes, the actual "Never Gonna Give »
- Sam Gutelle
British fantasy literature has two towering figures: J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia. The two were longtime friends, and now their relationship will be the subject of a new movie: Tolkien & Lewis, an $18 million drama, will be produced by UK-based production outfit Attractive Films and directed by Simon West, known for The Expendables 2, Con Air, and a certain Rick Astley music video.
- Jacob Shamsian
This week, Empire Podcast veteran Hugh Jackman stops by to talk about London's second best fish and chip shop, Wolverine's love of Rick Astley and his top drawer pirate voice, while newcomer Ian McKellen instead uses his interview to pitch for a job as a film reviewer.Both were in town to talk X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and the podcast team does likewise, on top of some general cinematic chit chat and this week's news. Look forward to an unexpected discussion of Spice World and some top tips on how to smuggle a Snickers bar into a screening.P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine for just £18 here if you like it in paper form, or here if you prefer things digitally. »
April Fools' Day is always an interesting day on the internet, as nearly every site on the web channels its inner Onion and comes up with fake news stories, in an attempt to fool readers. It's hard to trust anything you read on the internet on a day like April Fools', and quite frankly it would be wise to follow the immortal words of former WWE superstar “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and just plain not trust anybody.
Though you were likely tricked at least once today, and disappointed when you realized that some exciting piece of news simply wasn't true, there's no denying that April Fools' Day spices up the internet, and makes for a fun day of web surfing. We here on Fearnet were victims of a handful of pranks ourselves throughout the course of the day, and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you, now »
- John Squires
Piers Morgan’s Two-Day Train Wreck with Trans Issues and Janet Mock
Why Dallas Buyers Club Represents A ‘Problematic Re-Writing’ Of Lgbt History.
Madonna Introduces Pussy Riot at Amnesty Concert
Meet The Lgbt Allies Headed to Sochi. Go Bode!
Sochi 2014: Channel 4 rebrands to back gay rights
USA Today has an excerpt from Chris Colfer‘s third Land of Stories book, “A Grimm Warning,” which will be out July 8th.
Here’s a preview of Episode 4 of Looking, which will air in its regular timeslot on Sunday.
Via NewNoWNext comes a look at the annual “Naked” issue of Attitude, with Olympic Ginger Greg Rutherford. Swoon.
Ronan Farrow talks about his upcoming MSNBC show (including the title).
The show will air weekdays at 1 Pm Et. »
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 9 Jan 2014 - 06:25
We head back a decade to look at a few films that deserve more attention. Here’s our list of 25 underappreciated movies of 2004...
Think back to 2004, and you might dredge up hazy memories of the computer-generated fairytale sequel Shrek 2, Alfonso’s Harry Potter installment, The Prisoner Of Azkaban, or maybe Mel Gibson’s phenomenally successful Passion Of The Christ.
It’s rather less likely that you’ll remember some of the films on this list. You’re probably aware of the drill by now: we’ve gone back into our distant, beer-addled memories to find 25 of the less commonly-lauded movies from the year 2004.
Some of them did reasonably well at the time, but appear to have been forgotten since (especially the one eclipsed by its own internet meme), while others were coolly received by the public or critics (and sometimes »
12 items from 2014
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