9 items from 2015
Before he would be forever marked by the Hollywood Blacklist, Edward Dmytryk churned out a succession of B movies in the late 1930s and early 1940s, averaging a handful of projects a year (he had six films in 1941 alone). Right before his first major breakthrough with 1944’s film noir classic Murder, My Sweet, he’d churn out a quintet of wide-ranging projects the year prior. In between a monster movie for Universal (Captive Wild Woman starring Acquanetta), Dmytryk completed four war related items, including Tender Comrade with Ginger Rogers dealing with a new living situation while Robert Ryan serves overseas, the noir-ish The Falcon Strikes Back which concerns a phony war bond operation, and then an exploration of the rise of militarism in Japan as experienced by a returning veteran with Behind the Rising Sun. But none of these hold a candle to another title he unleashed that year, the sensational Hitler’s Children, »
- Nicholas Bell
On this episode of The Originals, "A Walk on the Wild Side," Marcel undergoes an initiation to become a member of The Strix. Klaus, Lucien and Freya join forces to locate something very precious to Lucien. Tristan's sister arrives in New Orleans.
Every year The Strix celebrate how great they are, and once in a while, when they identify someone worthy of their attention, that person receives an invite. This time, it's Marcel. Tristan calls Marcel personally, enticing Marcel with promises of power beyond his wildest dreams; power that extends beyond New Orleans.
The Originals Season 3 has introduced a lot of new characters in its first three episodes. However, tonight’s installment, “A Walk on the Wild Side,” seems like it will be giving us a closer look at at least two of them: Elijah’s old friend Tristan (Oliver Auckland) and new vampire Aya (Tracy Ifeachor), who appear to be the ones leaving Marcel a mysterious invitation in this clip. This short sneak peek from The Originals features Marcel returning home after working out to discover a pin and a suit waiting for him, a sign that he has been asked to join a new group of ancient vampires known as The Strix and attend the gala they’re throwing. But will Marcel accept their invitation and grow closer to the likes of Tristan and Aya? We’ll have to wait see. The Originals airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on The CW. »
- Chris King
Recently, CW delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Originals" episode 4 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "A Walk on the Wild Side," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff go down as Marcel receives a really good offer. Klaus and Lucien form a tentative alliance, and more! In the new, 4th episode press release: In order to uncover what his old acquaintance Tristan (guest star Oliver Auckland) is really up to in New Orleans, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) is going to consider attending a gala thrown by a mysterious group of ancient vampires known as The Strix while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) invites herself to attend with him. There, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is going to get approached with an enticing offer made by a mysterious woman named Aya (guest star Tracy Ifeachor), but he will quickly realize that things are not always what they seem. »
Official Synopsis from the CW: ?In order to uncover what his old acquaintance Tristan (guest star Oliver Auckland) is really up to in New Orleans, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) considers attending a gala thrown by a mysterious group of ancient vampires known as The Strix, while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) invites herself to attend with him. There, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is approved with an enticing offer made by a mysterious woman named Aya (guest star Tracy Ifeachor), but he quickly realizes that things are not always what they seem. Elsewhere, when a vital component of Lucien's (guest star Andrew Lees) plan goes missing, he and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) form a tentative alliance in order to find it.? »
The vampires, werewolves, and witches of New Orleans will be looking very fancy in a couple weeks on The Originals, as a party or ball is held in the city, with all of its supernatural guests in attendance. And as you can see from the photo above, there may even be some romance in the air during this upcoming episode, titled “A Walk on the Wild Side,” the fourth installment of The Originals‘ third season, as Elijah and Hayley find themselves dancing with one another (this would also seem to indicate that Hayley has broken free from the curse, unless the party is being held on a full moon). However, before The Originals gets to that party, it will first have Marcel dealing with a new threat when Aya (Tracy Ifeachor) walks through his doors in Episode 3, “I’ll See You in Hell or New Orleans.” But even though Aya holds Marcel up… »
- Chris King
Jazz music has long expressed its capacity to borrow from various, sometimes contradictory sources in order to create something which in every sense transcends the original elements. Since the earliest days of jazz as a musical form, it has been inspired by military and funeral marches; has stylishly interpreted popular songs; and even brought the classical intricacies of Wagner into the domain of swinging brasses and reeds. This multiculturalism and eclecticism of jazz likens it to cinema which, in turn, has transformed pop culture motifs into something close to the sublime and mixed ‘high’ and ‘low’ artistic gestures to remarkable effect.In the history of jazz, the evolution from ragtime or traditional tunes, to discovering the treasure trove of Broadway songs was fast and smooth. The latter influence was shared by cinema, as the history of film production quickly marched on. The emergence of ‘talkies’ in the United States meant rediscovering Broadway, »
- Ehsan Khoshbakht
By Anjelica Oswald
Songwriter Diane Warren earned her seventh Oscar nomination this year for “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights. The song, which will be performed by Rita Ora at the Oscar ceremony, is Warren’s first nomination in 13 years. With a Grammy and a Golden Globe under her belt, she has yet to win an Oscar and is one of two Oscar-nominated songwriters to have at least seven nominations and not a single win. The other songwriter is Mack David.
Warren received her first nomination in 1988 for the song “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now,” which she co-wrote with Albert Hammond, from the movie Mannequin. The song was a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Hit in 1987.
She next landed four consecutive nominations nine years later starting with 1997’s nomination of “Because You Loved Me” from Up, Close & Personal. Though the song didn’t win an Oscar, it did score a Grammy. »
- Anjelica Oswald
Everyone knows Woody Allen. At least, everyone thinks they know Woody Allen. His plumage is easily identifiable: horn-rimmed glasses, baggy suit, wispy hair, kvetching demeanor, ironic sense of humor, acute fear of death. As is his habitat: New York City, though recently he has flown as far afield as London, Barcelona, and Paris. His likes are well known: Bergman, Dostoevsky, New Orleans jazz. So too his dislikes: spiders, cars, nature, Wagner records, the entire city of Los Angeles. Whether or not these traits represent the true Allen, who’s to say? It is impossible to tell, with Allen, where cinema ends and life begins, an obfuscation he readily encourages. In the late nineteen-seventies, disillusioned with the comedic success he’d found making such films as Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), and Annie Hall (1977), he turned for darker territory with Stardust Memories (1980), a film in which, none too surprisingly, he plays a »
- Graham Daseler
9 items from 2015
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