16 items from 2013
By Darren Allison, Soundtrack Editor
Perseverance Records to attend huge soundtrack signing event
Our friend Robin Esterhammer of Perseverance Records will be hosting a signing event at Dark Delicacies of Burbank at 2pm on July 28th. The list of composers is certainly looking impressive and names are still being added.
Confirmed already are: John Debney, Richard M. Sherman (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Elia Cmiral (The Deaths of Ian Stone, Journey to the End of the Night), Edwin Wendler (Escape), John Massari (The Puppet Master Soundtracks Box, 5 CD box), Brian Ralston (Crooked Arrows), Dennis Dreith (The Punisher, Gag, Creep Van), Craig Safan (Remo Williams, Fade to Black, Circus, Lesser Known Favorites), Donald Rubinstein (Martin, Pollock, Knightriders), Romina Arena (Morricone Uncovered), Peter Bernstein (The Puppet Master Soundtracks Box), Mader (The Wedding Banquet, Cinemusica), Phillip Lambro (Chinatown - The Rejected Score, Crypt of the Living Dead, Murph the Surf, The Film Music of Phillip Lambro), Richard Band (Mutant, »
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There was a double billing of Scott and Bailey this week, with the final two episodes of the season airing on Wednesday and Thursday nights. I feel I could write a book about each one, so I’ll do my best to contain this. But lord, are there just a lot of feels.
While there was an episodic mystery in Episode 7, the main things that are important to know are: 1) Janet and Rachel are fighting in a way they’ve never fought before and everything is horrible, and 2) We find out the identity of the mole who’s been leaking information about the Helen Bartlett case to the press throughout the series.
1) Rachel’s downward spiral has basically become unstoppable. She’s told Sean that after being married for a hot second, she just can’t do it. But he’s still »
For one night only, two of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and composers will take to the stage for “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook.” The concert will take place at the D23 Expo 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena on Saturday, August 10.
Together Sherman and Menken have won a combined 10 Academy Awards for their work with Disney, and have composed music and songs for more than three dozen Disney feature films, over two dozen Disney Park attractions and half a dozen Disney musicals on Broadway.
“I can’t express how excited I am that my esteemed friend Alan Menken and I will be sharing the same bill for the very first time,” said Sherman. “Alan is an incredible talent, and I know we’re both thrilled to be performing for Disney’s most ardent fans—they’re the best and »
- Michelle McCue
“Movie Houses of Worship” is a regular feature spotlighting our favorite movie theaters around the world, those that are like temples of cinema catering to the most religious-like film geeks. This week, I’ve chosen one of my own favorite theaters, or at least the return of an old favorite. If you’d like to suggest or submit a place you regularly worship at the altar of cinema, please email our weekend editor. The New Parkway Location: 474 24th Street, Oakland, CA Opened: November 30, 2012 (original Parkway Theater existed at another location from January 1997 through March 2009) No. of screens: 2 Current first-run titles: Trance; Olympus Has Fallen; Disconnect Repertory programming: Regular repertory series include “Family Classics” (next weekend they’re showing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), “Spectrum Queer Media” (not always rep, but today they’ve got The Wiz Sing-Along), the “indoor” drive-in themed “Thrillville Theater” (tonight is Mothra) and general “Parkway Classics” (this month’s selections include Shaun of the Dead, Heathers »
- Christopher Campbell
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From remote typing to making giraffes run around in a zoo, here's Ryan's pick of 10 strange and unnerving paranormal powers in cinema...
Telekinesis. Mind over matter. Distant mental influence. Whatever you care to call the paranormal ability to move chairs, bend spoons and cook ready meals with the power of thought, such phenomena are a common presence in popular culture.
This list is devoted to a few of the weird and sometimes unsettling use of paranormal abilities in movies. These are the unlikely and surprising uses of powers, and some of them could be quite useful in everyday life, if we were lucky enough to possess them - who wouldn't like to be able to do a day's typing without even having to get out of bed? If there are any scientists reading this (who just happen to be working in the field of »
The multi-talented TV and movie veteran Dick Van Dyke has canceled public appearances planned for next week, his rep tells Entertainment Tonight. Citing "fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder," Van Dyke, 87, will remain in his home in Malibu, with his wife Arlene, and not fly east for a scheduled ceremony at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y, according to spokesman Bob Palmer. Seeking advice from anyone with a suggestion, Van Dyke posted on his Twitter account this week: "My head bangs every time I lay down. I've had every test come back that I'm perfectly healthy. »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Actor, comedian and Tinseltown legend Dick Van Dyke will miss an upcoming appearance in New York due to an undiagnosed neurological problem.
The 87-year-old was scheduled to appear at cultural hub and community center 92nd Street Y in New York City on April 26 to receive 92Y's first Lifetime Achievement Award for Bettering Humanity through Comedy.
However, Van Dyke had to cancel because of an undiagnosed neurological disorder, according to "Entertainment Tonight." His rep told Et that he is battling "fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder."
“Due to a medical condition, Mr. Van Dyke is unable to travel to New York for the program,” a spokesperson from 92nd Street Y told the New York Post.
He is currently resting in his home in Malibu, Calif.
Perplexed by this alleged neurological disorder, Van Dyke reached out to fans on Twitter for some advice on Wednesday. »
- The Huffington Post
Dick Van Dyke has a 'neurological disorder'. The legendary 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' actor has been forced to cancel an appearance in New York City next week as he is battling fatigue and other symptoms related to an unknown illness, reports Entertainment Tonight. The 87-year-old star was due to attend an event at cultural institution and community centre 92nd Street Y (92Y) on April 26, but his representative has revealed that the entertainer has cancelled due to 'fatigue and lack of sleep resulting from symptoms of a yet-to-be diagnosed neurological disorder'. The 'Mary Poppins' actor has been advised not to travel via airplane and is currently resting at his home in Malibu, California. Dick was »
Last weekend the wall-eyed animated nightmare The Croods was an unexpected slam-dunk at the box office. Like many of you, we were sent into fits of existential panic over the lumpy, prehistoric countenances of the film's jug-faced-yet-allegedly-lovable lead characters, and probably won't be checking out the film anytime soon. After all, we already have plenty of other kid-targeted flicks to pepper our dreams with flashes of unintended terror. Here are a few of the most scarring examples.
(Note - we're focusing here on kids' movies that are way creepier than they probably intended to be, so classic kid-scarring genre flicks like The Dark Crystal, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Watcher in the Woods, etc. are off the table.)
I remember seeing this bizarre Canadian family film in the theatre when it came out in 1985, and I still have an irrational fear of homeless ghosts, paintbrushes made of human hair, »
Birthday shoutouts go to Nathan Fillion (above), who is 42, Dave Koz is 50, Fergie is 38, Mariah Carey is 43, and Jann Arden is 51. The Canadian songstress will always hold a place in my heart for giving us one the greatest singles of the pop wasteland of the 90's.
Towleroad has analysis of today's Scotus event. But it's looking that Doma may be toast. CBS Renews Elementary, The Good Wife, Person Of Interest, NCIS: La, Mentalist, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly & Blue Bloods.Ten years after the last Angelina Jolie sequel, Tomb Raider is about to get a big screen reboot.Joseph Gordon-Levitt is returning to TV! "The former 3rd Rock from the Sun star is set to host a variety show based on his collaborative site, hitReCord, for Participant Media’s newly announced cable network, pivot." I have no idea what that is, but it's great news.In ratings news, The New Normal took a spectacular leap, »
The Comic Con and Memorabilia events are held side by side at the NEC, Birmingham. Comic Con visitors get into Memorabilia free of charge. Children under 10 get in free if accompanied by a paying adult.
Listed below are some of the star guests lined up for the shows.
Potter Personalities: Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley in six of the blockbuster Harry Potter films, Steffan Rhodri, who was Reg Cattermole in Deathly Hallows and Hugh Mitchell, who appears as Gryffindor student Colin Creevey in The Order Of The Phoenix. Steffan is also famous for playing Dave in hit comedy Gavin & Stacey, and recently won plaudits as the voice of Drippy in acclaimed video game Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch. »
- David Bentley
A hallmark of a classic kids' movie is surprisingly the ability to include truly terrifying moments.
CollegeHumor has compiled 50 such scenes for a countdown of the most traumatising moments in kids' movie history.
Bambi, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Watership Down are among the more obvious fare in the list.
> Invisible barking dog prank in hearing test - video
> BBC 5 Live's Shelagh Fogarty squeals at mouse live on air - video
What film moments scared you as a child? Let us know in the comments below. »
I don’t like movie musicals. It’s probably more accurate to say that I strongly dislike the vast majority of musicals. Too often I find that the songs and dance numbers take priority over the film’s story and characters, and that disparity leaves me disinterested in the whole shebang. And if I’m being honest, I really hate it when complete strangers suddenly bust out with the same songs and dance moves as if they’ve been secretly practicing them for weeks. (Unless the story is about the history of flash mobs of course, but who the hell would want to watch that?) There are exceptions, but they’re usually films that place as high a value on the story being told and the characters within as they do on the music and dancing and other gibberish. Ones I do like include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 8 Women, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut and »
- Rob Hunter
With the words, "I never play over twenty-eight," Mae West supposedly ruled herself out of consideration for the role of Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd. It's hard to work out why she was considered, since she had no associating with silent cinema, but perhaps at that stage the character was pre-Code rather than pre-sound. At any rate, Gloria Swanson took the role and enjoyed a renaissance, in the process obscuring the fact that she had enjoyed some brief success in early talkies (including one co-written by Wilder).
Maybe West just seemed like someone who wouldn't be shy about playing love scenes with a younger man. Much, much younger. She got her chance to prove this in Myra Breckinridge (1970), at the age of at least seventy-six. It's a moronic adaptation of Gore Vidal, directed by a British actor whose big idea was to make the whole thing a dream sequence. »
- David Cairns
Pinewood Studios, home of the James Bond franchise, wants to double production capacity on green belt land
Pinewood Studios, the home of films including the James Bond franchise and Les Misérables, is submitting fresh plans to double its production capacity by developing a £200m site set on 100 acres of greenbelt land in Buckinghamshire.
The owners of the studio, which saw its original plan blocked by the communities minister, Eric Pickles, last January after five years of opposition at every step of the planning process, will submit radically revised plans for a new project to South Buckinghamshire district council on Friday.
There is already significant opposition in Buckinghamshire to the proposed HS2 high-speed train route, which would pass to the north of the Pinewood studios site and cut a swath through green belt land in the Chilterns.
Pinewood is in the constituency of Dominic Grieve, the Conservative MP for Beaconsfield and the attorney-general. »
- Mark Sweney
Dick Van Dyke was the toast of Hollywood on Sunday, Jan. 27, accepting the lifetime achievement honor at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Alec Baldwin presented Van Dyke's award, noting that “I've been borrowing from Dick every time I step in front of the camera." After a brief montage clip featuring highlights from Van Dyke's roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis Murder, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Bye Bye Birdie, the acting icon took the stage to accept his trophy. Photos: SAG Awards Red Carpet Arrivals “I have to say one thing -- my
- Sophie A. Schillaci
16 items from 2013
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