5 items from 2015
"I remember a time of chaos... but most of all, I remember the Road Warrior. The man we called 'Max.'" In anticipation of the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere, the 35+ year history of George Miller's dystopian franchise is celebrated in a new featurette. Also included in our latest round-up is a newly announced Blu-ray from Scream Factory that should please Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross fans, as well as the special features and cover art for Warner Bros.' Innerspace high-definition home media release.
Mad Max: Fury Road: Press Release -- "From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with »
- Derek Anderson
By Alex Simon
Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented. The first film dealing specifically with a law firm and attorneys, 1933’s Counsellor at Law, starring John Barrymore, portrayed its J.D.s as upstanding citizens, as did the early Perry Mason films of the same period. This quickly changed, however, with many attorneys portrayed as being capable of the same brand of skullduggery as their shifty clients. With that in mind, we bring you a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of lawyers in movies.
1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Gregory Peck’s Atticus Finch became the boilerplate for the Noble Movie Lawyer in this iconic, 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee’s award-winning novel. Atticus Finch, a small town attorney in the Depression-era South, must defend a black man (Brock Peters) falsely accused of raping a white woman, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
When Platoon won four Oscars in 1987, it marked not only a new chapter in Oliver Stone's career as a filmmaker, but also the end of a decade-long battle. Since the 1970s, Stone had been struggling to make his harrowing account of the horrors he'd seen firsthand as a soldier in the Vietnam conflict, but was famously turned down by every major studio in Hollywood.
Platoon, and Stone, finally found sanctuary at a small independent studio with a grand-sounding name: the Hemdale Film Corporation. It was Hemdale, and its co-founder John Daly, that had taken a chance on Stone, and when Platoon came out in 1986, the gamble proved to be a shrewd one: its $6m investment was covered by the first month's ticket sales, and the film »
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English Rock Band The Who. Going up to Manchester on the train. Left is Chris Stamp (brother of Terence Stamp) who was the business manager. and Kit Lambert Manager (producer on the album Tommy). 1966.
Sony Pictures Classics has released the official trailer and poster for their upcoming documentary Lambert & Stamp, about The Who and their visionary managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp. The film opens in NY and La on April 3rd and expands nationally in the following weeks.
The film had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. In his review, Rob Nelson (Variety) wrote, “James D. Cooper’s impeccably directed debut is a definitive screen bio of the Who and its-rock operatic rise.”
“Cooper tells a full-bodied story in this fast-paced two hours, harnessing the chaotic energy of two men who generated a whirl of unconventional ideas and strategies,” stated David Rooney »
- Michelle McCue
UK music festival Creamfields has never been one to skimp on their lineup, and 2015 looks to be no different. Taking place at Daresbury Estate on August 28-30, the event boasts over 100 acts across multiple stages hosted by the likes of Armada, Revealed, Size and more.
With names like Above & Beyond, Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and more all set to headline, rest assured that this year’s Creamfields is going to be absolutely massive. Tickets for the fest go on sale this Friday at 10am over on the official website, and they will most definitely sell out.
Check out the full lineup below and let us know what you think. Will you be attending this year? Sound off below!
Friday 28th August
Rebel Sound Arena
Rebel Sound w/ Chase & Status, David Rodigan and Shy FX
Sigma ft. Justyce
Dimension B2B »
- Matt Joseph
5 items from 2015
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