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Bluray Review: Crimes Of Passion

25 July 2016 5:22 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

How can one describe Crimes Of Passion, Ken Russell’s ode to sexual frustration and unhappiness? On the surface, it appears the be the story of a prostitute, China Blue (Kathleen Turner), a street preacher named Rev. Shayne (Anthony Perkins), and a home security expert named Bobby (John McLaughlin) who finds himself taking a job to follow China Blue and stumbles into far more than he expected. To say anything more than this about the story would do a disservice to the subversion of expectations of the material that director Ken Russell and writer Barry Sandler bake into this delirious concoction. This film isn’t for everybody, and if you’ve seen any of Ken Russell’s work, The Devils (1971), Tommy (1974), or Gothic (1986) to name a few, you’ll know he has a very distinct aesthetic that is unique and commands a certain dedication on the part of the viewer »

- Derek Botelho

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Jeff Bridges Announces Kingsman 2 Role with New Poster

28 May 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 20th Century Fox sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle is shaping up to have one stellar cast. The latest member has just confirmed himself, with Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges declaring his role through Twitter. Along with this news comes a brand new character poster featuring a glass of scotch fit for a Dude. The poster states the following.

"The only golden circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table."

At this time, The Iron Man and Big Lebowski actor has not yet revealed which character he will be playing in this follow-up to the 2015 smash hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. The story picks up right where the last installment let off. Super-spy Eggsy and his supervisor Merlin are heading to the United States to join forces with their counterparts, the 'Statesman'. This urgency comes after new villain Poppy blows up Kingsman HQ. »

- MovieWeb

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Will This Dude Fit in with the Kingsman: The Golden Circle Cast?

28 May 2016 12:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service director Matthew Vaughn is currently prepping his sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and we're getting fun casting announcements periodically through social media. This morning, another actor joined the crew and it looks like he really likes his liquor. Taron Egerton will be returning to lead the cast as Eggsy and while many who saw Kingsman: The Secret Service assumed Colin Firth wouldn't be returning for the sequel, that was seemingly debunked by a tweet. Channing Tatum's involvement was also announced via Twitter. And it looks like the studio is keeping with that method of revealing the film's cast as Jeff Bridges sent this tweet out this morning. #Kingsman — Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) May 28, 2016 “The only golden circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table," it reads. That's so The Dude it hurts. Bridges was »

- Jill Pantozzi

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15 years ago today: Trekkies said goodbye to ‘Star Trek: Voyager’

23 May 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

15 years ago today, Star Trek: Voyager concluded its run on UPN. The series had launched the network (which has since merged with The WB to become The CW) with a two-hour pilot episode in 1995, while Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was still airing new episodes in syndication. It was the first Star Trek series to feature a female commanding officer in the lead role, with Kate Mulgrew playing Captain Kathryn Janeway before she went on to get TV attention again for Orange Is the New Black. Mulgrew reprised her role as Janeway in the 2002 feature film Star Trek: Nemesis. Voyager never garnered the adoration that fans had for the original series and The Next Generation, but it lasted for seven seasons on Upn from 1995 to 2001. Other notable May 23 happenings in pop culture history: • 1950: The Asphalt Jungle, one of Marilyn Monroe’s earliest films, opened in theaters. • 1964: Ella Fitzgerald »

- Emily Rome

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Kingsman 2: Elton John confirmed for role

17 May 2016 10:18 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




It's definite: Elton John is joining Kingsman 2, it's confirmed...

Well, here’s one we can move from the rumour column over to fact. Elton John is indeed - as had been first mooted a few weeks back - joining the cast of Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The movie is currently shooting in the UK – indeed, second unit action sequences have been filmed in Birmingham these past few days – and Taron Egerton is back as Eggsy.

As for Elton John, his involvement has been confirmed on a modern, time-honoured way: by the posting of a poster to his Instagram account. This one, in fact…

It's been a long time since Tommy..... #Kingsman

A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on May 16, 2016 at 1:24pm Pdt

We still don't know what his exact role is. We do know that Matthew Vaughn is returning to direct the Kingsman sequel. »

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Elton John Confirms Kingsman 2 Role with New Poster

17 May 2016 7:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, a rumor surfaced that 20th Century Fox was eyeing music legend Elton John for a mysterious role in the highly-anticipated sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which recently started filming in London. The report didn't specify who exactly Sir Elton is playing, but it was rumored he may come aboard as himself. Today, we have confirmation that Elton John has joined the movie, with the musician himself debuting a new poster featuring the singer's colorful sunglasses.

This reveal comes just one month after 20th Century Fox debuted another poster, which confirmed the return of Colin Firth's Harry Hart, who was presumably killed in last year's Kingsman: The Secret Service. The poster featured Harry's glasses, with one of the lenses missing, along with the iconic Mark Twain quote, "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." This poster features a different quote, "Wednesday night's alright for fighting," which is »

- MovieWeb

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Elton John Just Confirmed His Role In Kingsman 2 In The Most Elton John Way Possible

17 May 2016 5:56 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Not too long ago, there was a report floating around that stated Sir Elton John was up for a role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. While being treated as a rumor, the casting proved to sound extremely inspired, should it end up panning out. Tonight, it's officially panned out, and Sir Elton himself has confirmed it with a poster that could only come from him. Take a look at the official announcement below! It's been a long time since Tommy..... #Kingsman A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on May 16, 2016 at 1:24pm Pdt The famed music star took to his official Instagram to deploy the extremely fitting poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle you see above. With a pair of sunglasses that are reminiscent of something Sir Elton John would have worn back in his 1970's era performances, and the quote "Wednesday night's alright for fighting," the teaser poster »

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Elton John Confirmed For "Kingsman 2"

17 May 2016 5:02 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

First reported last month, musician Sir Elton John has now used his Instagram account to confirm that he has a role in the upcoming "Kingsman: The Golden Circle". The post also uses the quote "It's been a long time since Tommy..." which was the last time John acted in a feature film.

'Circle' sees Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy with Mark Strong reprising the role of Merlin with the pair heading to the U.S. to deal with the American version of the Kingsman. Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore and Pedro Pascal are also onboard the Matthew Vaughn-directed sequel which opens June next year.

It's been a long time since Tommy..... #Kingsman

A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on May 16, 2016 at 1:24pm Pdt


- Garth Franklin

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Elton John Confirms ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Role Opposite Channing Tatum

17 May 2016 2:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Elton John has confirmed his role in the upcoming “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” movie, taking to Instagram to share the news about the sequel. “It’s been a long time since Tommy….. #Kingsman,” he captioned the photo, which references a previous poster of the film and bearing the words, “Wednesday night’s alright for fighting.” That’s a reference to John’s song “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.” “Tommy” refers to his 1975 film. In April, TheWrap reported that John was in talks for a fun role alongside Taron Egerton in the spy movie. Also Read: Elton John in Talks »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Confirmed: Elton John is in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'

17 May 2016 2:13 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

About a month ago rumor had it that Musician Sir Elton John was in talks to star in the upcoming sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  Well, now he has confirmed (via Instagram) that he will be in the film. 20th Century Fox has told us that they are not yet able to disclose John's character.

John wrote “it’s been a long time since Tommy” referring to the last movie he was in (with Roger Daltrey and the Who in 1975).

It's been a long time since Tommy..... #Kingsman

A photo posted by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on May 16, 2016 at 1:24pm Pdt

John will be joining Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum and Colin Firth

The new film continues the adventures of a wayward tough (Egerton) from the wrong side of London who was taken in by a superspy (Firth) and is turned into the »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'Kingsman 2' Wants Sir Elton John in Mystery Role

12 April 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production to begin soon on 20th Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, casting is still under way on the action sequel, set for release on June 16, 2017. Today we have a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, which reveals music icon Elton John is in talks for a role. No details were given for the character he may play, but it sounds like the musician may be playing himself.

Regardless of his role, if a deal is finalized, Elton John joins a cast that already includes original Kingsman: The Secret Service stars Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Mark Strong as Merlin and Edward Holcroft as Charlie Hesketh, who was believed to have died in Kingsman: The Secret Service. They will be joined by new cast members Julianne Moore as the villain Poppy and Halle Berry as the head of the CIA. The sequel will move the action from London to the United States, »

- MovieWeb

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Flashback: Watch the Who Blow Up 'Smothers Brothers' in Primetime

4 March 2016 9:25 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Editor's Note: The original version of this story misidentified the last time the Who had been on a late-night talk show. The text has been corrected and Rolling Stone apologizes for the error.

The Who kicked off a new, North American leg of their Who Hits 50! Tour this week and will perform tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Although the group's members have appeared on late-night talk shows individually since then, and Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend appeared as a duo version of the Who on Letterman in »

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15 Greatest Rock Concept Albums From The Last 15 Years

19 February 2016 1:25 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The golden age of the concept album transpired in the 70s, with rock music gaining a foothold on the medium that The Beatles and The Beach Boys helped popularize. So any list of all-time great concept albums would have to include Pink Floyd’s The Wall, The Who’s Tommy, and Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust.

But while this era may have provided us with some of the most iconic and enduring rock operas of all time, the torch of the concept album has been fruitfully passed throughout the decades.

And though it may surprise a lot of folks, the last 20 years have seen an incredible array of amazing concept albums. Though only a few have received mainstream recognition, there is a whole host of these albums stuffed into the perimeters of rock music. Some of them even rival those all-time greats listed above. »

- Jacob Trowbridge

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All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records

16 February 2016 2:09 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Remember Tower Records? The saga of the massive brick & mortar music retailer is a great story with marvelous characters. When you meet founder Russ Solomon it becomes obvious why the store clicked -- the guy knew how to turn music-brained hippies into motivated collaborators. With good extras... this docu generates genuine Good Vibes. All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records DVD FilmRise 2015 / Color / 1:78 enhanced widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date January 19, 2016 / 24.95 (also available on Blu-ray) Starring Russ Solomon, Chris Cornell, Heidi Cotler, Rudy Danzinger, Bob Delanoy, David Geffen, Stan Goman, Dave Grohl, Chris Hopson, Elton John Steve Knopper, Steve Nikkel, Bruce Springsteen, Jim Urie, Mark Viducich. Cinematography Neil Lisk, Nicola Marsh, Bridger Nielson Film Editor Darrin Roberts Original Music Bill Sherman Written by Steven Leckart Produced by Sean M. Stuart Directed by Colin Hanks

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

If you lived in a city with a Tower Records in the 1970s, »

- Glenn Erickson

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Robert Stigwood dead at 81; The Legendary producer of Grease, Saturday Night Fever

5 January 2016 12:37 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Robert Stigwood dead at 81: The Australian born entrepreneur produced film musicals Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Robert Stigwood dead at 81

Robert Stigwood, the producer of 1970s hits Saturday Night Fever and Grease, has died at the age of 81. The Australian also produced a number of successful musicals, and guided the career of the Bee Gees and the solo career of Eric Clapton.

On stage, Stigwood produced the stage musicals Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, as well as Evita, Sweeney Todd and Pippin, along with film musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Spencer Gibb, son of Bee Gees member Robin wrote on his official Facebook page:

I would like to share the sad news with you all, that my godfather, and the longtime manager of my family, Robert Stigwood, has passed away. A creative genius with a very quick and dry wit, Robert »

- Paul Heath

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Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees Manager and Film Producer, Dead at 81

4 January 2016 7:46 PM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Robert Stigwood, manager of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame groups like Cream and the Bee Gees and producer of films like Saturday Night Fever and Grease, passed away. Stigwood was 81. Spencer Gibb, the son of Bee Gees' Robin Gibb and Stigwood's godson, was the first to confirm Stigwood's death, Reuters reports. No cause of death was given.

"A creative genius with a very quick and dry wit, Robert was the driving force behind The Bee Gees career, as well as having discovered Cream, and subsequently managing Eric Clapton, »

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Robert Stigwood, Former Bee Gees Manager, Dead at 81

4 January 2016 6:43 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Robert Stigwood, a former music manager for the Bee Gees and Cream, died on Monday. He was 81. The Australian entrepreneur and impresario produced films including “Saturday Night Fever,” “Grease,” “Gallipoli,” “Staying Alive,” “Tommy” and “Evita.” He also introduced theatrical productions such as “Hair” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” to audiences Down Under. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Stigwood moved to England in 1954 and went on to partner with Cream in the mid-1960s, producing the supergroup’s debut album “Fresh Cream” in 1966. Also Read: Craig Strickland, Backroad Anthem Singer, Found Dead at 29 After Oklahoma Storm He continued to work with Cream »

- Debbie Emery

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Robert Stigwood, ‘Grease’ & ‘Saturday Night Fever’ Producer, Dies at 81

4 January 2016 6:17 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rock opera and disco impresario Robert Stigwood, who produced “Grease” and “Saturday Night Fever” and managed the Bee Gees, died Jan. 4 at 81. Stigwood also produced Broadway shows including “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Evita.”

Spencer Gibb, the son of Bee Gee Robin Gibb, confirmed the news on Facebook.

“I would like to thank Robert for his kindness to me over the years as well as his mentorship to my family. ‘Stiggy,’ you will be missed,” he wrote.

Born in Australia, Stigwood moved to England and launched a theatrical management agency, soon turning to music. He managed hit bands Cream and the Bee Gees during the late 1960s and early ’70s, and then started producing for Broadway.

Jesus Christ Superstar,” the first show from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, was a huge Broadway hit in 1971. He also produced the 1973 film version. The vogue for “rock operas” continued with the 1975 film “Tommy, »

- Variety Staff

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Robert Stigwood Dies: Produced ‘Grease’, ‘Saturday Night Fever’ & Broadway Classics

4 January 2016 5:18 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Robert Stigwood, the former music manager who produced the highest-grossing film musical in Hollywood history — Grease — along with Saturday Night Fever, Tommy and Broadway shows including Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, has died. He was 81. Stigwood managed the Bee Gees during their heyday, and Robin Gibb’s son confirmed the news on Facebook. He called Stigwood “a creative genius with a very quick and dry wit.” Born on April 16, 1934 in Adelaide, Stigwood relocated to… »

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