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10 Rare Cover Songs by Amy Winehouse That Demand Your Attention

23 July 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at age 27, popular music lost one of its most talented young voices. She had stunned the world in 2006 with her breakthrough album, Back To Black, which showcased her larger-than-life vocal range and songwriting skills that belayed her tender years. By the end of her life Winehouse had become infamous for her personal problems and drug-fueled exploits, but her music will endure long after the tabloid headlines are forgotten. While most of her songs are autobiographical, featuring lyrics brimming with equal parts wit and vulnerability, she wasn't afraid to add her own unique twist to familiar tunes. »

- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh

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10 Rare Cover Songs by Amy Winehouse That Demand Your Attention

23 July 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at age 27, popular music lost one of its most talented young voices. She had stunned the world in 2006 with her breakthrough album, Back To Black, which showcased her larger-than-life vocal range and songwriting skills that belayed her tender years. By the end of her life Winehouse had become infamous for her personal problems and drug-fueled exploits, but her music will endure long after the tabloid headlines are forgotten. While most of her songs are autobiographical, featuring lyrics brimming with equal parts wit and vulnerability, she wasn't afraid to add her own unique twist to familiar tunes. »

- Jordan Runtagh, @jordanruntagh

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Better Times: Amy Winehouse's 25 Most Memorable Moments

22 July 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27 five years ago, but her spirit lives on in both her incredible singing voice and the recent, gripping documentary Amy. Despite her troubles with drugs and alcohol, Amy was a true talent - her music was raw, powerful, and (like the name of her debut album), frank. Her songs tugged at your heartstrings while also painting the picture of a deeply emotional and vulnerable soul, and since her tragic death, we've learned more and more about the woman behind the throaty vocals. We're looking back at some of Amy's best photos and performances in an effort to shed more light on the better times in her public life - keep reading to see them all now. »

- Brittney Stephens

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The Conjuring 2: how Hollywood made Enfield scary

16 June 2016 4:58 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The horror sequel tells the story of mysterious paranormal activity at a north London home 40 years ago. What exactly went on in that cramped terraced house? It began when a bed began to shake …

Enfield is not a place where Hollywood has ever sought much inspiration. Cradle of Amy Winehouse, site of the world’s first Atm, home of the mighty Enfield Town Fc it may be – but to an outsider, its endless interwar semis and end-of-history retail outlets would appear to harbour few surprises. The Enfield-born travel writer Norman Lewis once cited this blankness as a sort of anti-inspiration: “It filled me with a desire to seek out pastures new as soon as possible, to make for somewhere else that was as else as it could be.” “Enfield,” he realised when the first cinema arrived in the town, “was nothing.”

But 40 years ago, there was the Enfield Case, one of Britain’s most notorious paranormal incidents, to remind us that sometimes, something does come from nothing.

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- Richard Godwin

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Interview: Samantha Montgomery of ‘Presenting Princess Shaw’

7 June 2016 2:52 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – There are show business stories, and then there are show business miracles. In the tech age we’re living through, the needle-in-a-haystack hope that a song, video or rant will go “viral” online is part of the experience. Singer Samantha Montgomery was one such singer, and her story is in “Presenting Princess Shaw.”

The new documentary, directed by Ido Haar, tells a story of two disparate people. On one side of the world is Samantha “Princess Shaw” Montgomery, a working class warrior in New Orleans, who fills her lonely hours by creating original “a capella” songs on her YouTube channel. On the other side is Kutiman (Ophir Kutiel), an Israeli musician whose specialty is gathering other music artists on YouTube and collaborating with them (online) to create original works. When Kutiman stumbled across Princess Shaw (Montgomery’s stage name), suddenly a new star was about to be born. The »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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New to Streaming: ’10 Cloverfield Lane,’ Wim Wenders Road Trilogy, ‘Eternal Sunshine,’ and More

3 June 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

Forget the Cloverfield connection. The actors who were in this film didn’t even know what the title was until moments before the first trailer dropped. Producer J.J. Abrams used that branding as part of the wrapping for its promotional mystery box, but the movie stands perfectly alone from 2008’s found-footage monster picture. Hell, 10 Cloverfield Lane perhaps doesn’t even take place »

- The Film Stage

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Richa Chadha talks about her tryst with eating disorder and body-shaming

26 May 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It is a known fact that Richa Chadha is one of the most daring actresses we have the film industry today. Never the one to mince her words, the actress has never shied away from proving her detractors wrong and voicing her opinion on matters close to her heart. In a recent no holds barred interview, she made shocking revelations about her tryst with an eating disorder and body shaming.

At an early age, a male colleague of hers mentioned to the film director that she was too skinny and he had to “pad her up a bit”. Hurt with this piece of information, the actress, who believed that she was perfect in college, began over-exercising to put on weight and once she did, she engaged in a million more squats to lose the excess kgs.

“There is a lot of pressure because everyone is judging you on the basis of how you look. »

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Richa Chadda reveals about her eating disorder and her tryst with body shaming

25 May 2016 3:11 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

With the constant pressure on people, especially actors, to retain a peculiar body type, several celebrities have now come out in open and lashed out on body shamers. In fact, Richa Chadda recently in an uninhibited manner decided to talk about her experiences, her eating disorder as she advices teenagers and others to love their body the way it is.

Reminiscing about an incident that had happened when she was just about to enter Bollywood, Richa revealed about how one of her male colleagues asked the film director to pad her up owing to her skinny frame. Later, when the actress did put on a few kilos, she was later asked to reduce it for another role. Mentioning about how people judge the way one looks as an actor as well as the way their features are accentuated on screen, Richa though maintains that it is important for an actor look good on screen, »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia: 'Boycott Donald Trump'

13 May 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Amy director Asif Kapadia says American voters should "boycott Donald Trump" over the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

"If [Trump] was president, I wouldn't be allowed into the U.S. Nor would the new mayor of London," said Kapadia to the The Hollywood Reporter at the Cannes Film Festival.  Kapadia, a British-born Muslim, won the Best Documentary Feature Academy Award for his 2015 documentary on Amy Winehouse.

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has been critical of Trump's dangerous rhetoric about Muslims, telling the »

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Cannes: "Boycott Donald Trump," Says 'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia

13 May 2016 4:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"Boycott Donald Trump," Amy director Asif Kapadia said in Cannes on Friday. “If he was president, I wouldn't be allowed into the U.S.,” said the Oscar-winning filmmaker, who was raised Muslim. “Nor would the new mayor of London," Sadiq Khan.  The comments came during the director panel at the 7th annual Winston Baker Film Finance Forum in Cannes, which was moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's senior film writer Tatiana Siegel. Kapadia, who has created his own distinct documentary style portraying ambitious and tragic figures, including late soul singer Amy Winehouse and race car driver

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- Scott Roxborough

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Photographer Shares Images of a Young Amy Winehouse: I Want People to Remember Her as a 'Happy-Go-Lucky Girl'

6 May 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's been almost five years since the death of Amy Winehouse. Now, a photographer who shot the five-time Grammy winner for her first album, Frank, has launched a Kickstarter in order to self-publish a photography book in her remembrance. "I really want people to laugh," London-based photographer Charles Moriarty tells People about Before Frank, a photography book made up of a series of images of Winehouse - most of which, have never been seen - during shoots in New York and London for her album Frank. "I really want people to look at it and see the joyous youth that was embedded in those images, »

- Mariah Haas, @mariahhaas

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IFC Films acquires Asif Kapadia's 'Ali & Nino' for North America

6 May 2016 3:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Period romance debuted at Sundance.

IFC Films has acquired North American rights to Asif Kapadia’s Ali & Nino following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The deal was secured through worldwide sales agent Im Global, which is selling international rights at the Cannes Marche next week, and CAA.

The love story is an adaptation of Kurban Said’s 1937 bestseller and stars Adam Bakri (Omar) and Maria Valverde (Exodus: Gods and Kings) as a Muslim Azerbaijani boy and Christian Georgian girl in Baku from 1918 to 1920. The cast includes Mandy Patinkin (Homeland) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Wonder Woman).

Kapadia, who won the documentary Oscar earlier this year with Amy Winehouse biopic Amy, directed from a screenplay by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons).

Producer is Kris Thykier (Trash, Woman in Gold) and executive producer is Leyla Aliyeva. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Whitney Houston Estate Signs Off on New Documentary

28 April 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald will helm a documentary about Whitney Houston that has been authorized by the singer's estate since her death in 2012.

Per a statement, the as-yet-untitled film will offer the "unvarnished and authentic" story of Houston's life, from her early days singing in her church's gospel choir to her astounding success as a global pop star, which included a string of seven straight Billboard Hot 100 Number Ones. The film will include interviews with Houston's friends, family and collaborators, including famed record executive Clive Davis, who helped launch the singer's career. »

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Tribeca: Documentary Goes Inside the Secret World of N.Y. Times Obit Writers

20 April 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There are questions every famous person wonders, like, how many ugly pictures are there of me on the Internet, and has the New York Times already written my obituary?

The answer for most people is no. Although the Times has about 1,700 “advances,” or drafts on file, the paper typically starts an obituary if someone is an octogenarian, has been in and out of Cedars-Sinai recently, or has a well-publicized drug problem.

As papers across the country run fewer daily obituaries, those tasked with summarizing a life in 800 words for the history books are becoming a rarer breed. A new documentary, “Obit,” directed by Vanessa Gould, screening this week at the Tribeca Film Festival focuses on the New York Times obituary department. Like the 2011 doc “Page One” that centered on the Times media desk, “Obit” offers a fly-on-the-wall look at the “death beat.”

Director Vanessa Gould stumbled on the subject when her friend Eric Joisel, »

- Katie Van Syckle

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Altitude, Pan-Européenne team on Cousteau story 'The Odyssey'

11 April 2016 2:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film starring Lambert Wilson - as legendary oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau - and Audrey Tautou to hit UK screens at the end of 2016.

Altitude Film Entertainment and Pan-Européenne UK have entered a joint venture for the UK release of Jérôme Salle’s The Odyssey, capturing the life of legendary ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau aboard his ship the Calypso.

It will be the first UK release for London-based Pan-Européenne UK, since its creation last year by French producer and distributor team Philippe Godeau and Nathalie Gastaldo Godeau.

The pair are producers on The Odyssey through their Paris-based production and distribution house Pan-Européenne alongside Olivier Delbosc and Marc Missonnier at Fidélité Films

Shot over five months in South Africa, the Antarctic and across the Mediterranean, the picture stars Lambert Wilson as Cousteau alongside Audrey Tautou as the explorer’s first wife Simone and Pierre Niney as their youngest son Philippe. It is currently in post-production.

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MTV Movie Awards: 'Amy' will follow Oscar with another win according to our Top 24 Users

15 March 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

When you imagine the MTV audience, the first people you think of aren't necessarily documentary connoisseurs. But the MTV Movie Awards expanded this year to include a race for Best Documentary Film. And here, if nowhere else, it looks like MTV might agree with the Oscars. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions "Amy," Asif Kapadia's film chronicling the rise and fall of acclaimed British singer Amy Winehouse, is the frontrunner to win according to our Top 24 Users, who got the highest scores predicting last year's MTV Movie Award winners. Of those who have entered their picks so far, 20 are betting on "Amy" to prevail. "Amy" also won the Oscar, but that may not matter to MTV viewers (these awards are decided by fans voting online). What actually may give the film the edge is its subject. Winehouse was a popular artist before her »

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Win Now That’s What I Call Music! 93 And Now That’s What I Call Brit Hits

15 March 2016 3:04 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Now

The 93rd edition of the iconic Now Music compilation returns on 18th March 2016, featuring 44 hits including the current number 1 by Lukas Graham – 7 Years.

To celebrate we 2 copies of Now That’S What I Call Music! 93 along with 2 copies of Now That’S What I Call Brit Hits to give away.

Now That’S What I Call Music! 93

CD One

01. Lukas Graham – 7 Years                

02. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself          

03. Zayn – Pillowtalk

04. Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend                       

05. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix)    

06. Zara LarssonLush Life

07. Jonas Blue feat. Dakota – Fast Car

08. Shawn Mendes – Stitches   

09. Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse Odg – Light It Up (Remix)

10. Snakehips feat. Tinashe & Chance The Rapper – All My Friends

11. Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo – Secret Love Song

12. Jess GlynneTake Me Home

13. Ellie Goulding – Army

14. One Direction – History

15. Selena Gomez – Hands To Myself  

16. Jason Derulo – Get Ugly    

17. Sigma & Rita OraComing Home

18. Elle King »

- Laura Holmes

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Icons of Fright Chat With Camino Star Nacho Vigalondo!

4 March 2016 3:13 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Director Nacho Vigalondo blew film goers away with his 2007 time-travel thriller Timecrimes, a film that redefined the genre and offered a very smart look at the time travel film fare. Always the maverick, Vigalondo continued to offer new and interesting films, like 2014’s Open Windows and his eerie entry into the horror anthology film V/H/S/:Viral. Now stepping in front of the camera in Josh C. Waller (Raze)’s action film Camino (in theaters now and on VOD and iTunes on March 8th.), Vigalondo gives viewers one hell of a villain in Guillermo, a very dangerous man intent on silencing star Zoe Bell for good. We had a chat with Vigalondo about the film and a Very memorable (at least to us) karaoke performance. Read on!

 

I wouldn’t have pegged you as a villain in a film, how did your involvement come about?

It was Josh and Daniel’s idea. »

- Jerry Smith

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Nina Simone Estate Slams Biopic Star Zoe Saldana

3 March 2016 4:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Nina Simone’s estate responded negatively to the casting of Zoe Saldana in Nina Simone biopic “Nina,” taking to Twitter to slam the actress late on Wednesday.

“Please take Nina’s name out of your mouth. For the rest of your life,” the estate tweeted at Saldana’s account.

In another tweet, the estate said, “Hopefully people begin to understand this is painful. Gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, nauseating, soul-crushing. It shall pass, but for now…”

.@zoesaldana Cool story but please take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life.

Nina Simone (@NinaSimoneMusic) March 3, 2016

Hopefully people begin to understand this is painful. Gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, nauseating, soul-crushing. It shall pass, but for now…

Nina Simone (@NinaSimoneMusic) March 3, 2016

Robert L. Johnson, who’s distributing the biopic, responded on Thursday with strong support for Saldana’s portrayal of the late singer following criticism of her casting.

Zoë Saldana delivers an exceptional and mesmerizing tribute to Nina Simone, »

- Dave McNary

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10 Greatest Posthumous Rock Albums

3 March 2016 2:52 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Wikipedia

Releasing an album after an artist’s death can be a tricky thing. Unless the person had died after the recordings were finished, there’s always going to be a dark cloud hanging over it, leaving fans to wonder just how much of the artist’s own work went into the album and whether it was released as a cash-grab.

The best case scenario is that the artist was able to complete all (or nearly all) of their role in the construction of the songs, leaving them to be neatly arranged and sensibly embellished by the producer. But that ideal situation is a rarity. And that’s why posthumous albums can be such a wildly unpredictable listening experience.

Amy Winehouse, Warrant, and a whole cavalcade of other musicians are set to have their names attached to albums in 2016, and there’s no telling whether those releases will sound anything »

- Jacob Trowbridge

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