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“The Voice” has probably helped no one’s career as much as coach Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5. While they certainly weren’t dormant, the NBC talent reality show revived the band and brought them back to a level they hadn’t seen since their breakthrough, 2002’s “Songs About Jane.” Ever since 2011’s “Moves Like Jagger,” featuring fellow sometimes “Voice” coach Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5 has seldom been of a pop or AC chart. Just as Maroon 5 did on its last album, 2012’s “Overexposed,” for new set, “V,” the group also enlisted a phalanx of hit songwriters and producers — Ryan Tedder, Shellback, Dr. Luke, Sia, Stargate, Benny Blanco— to come up with the poppiest of pop material. The result is a shiny, pristine album that sounds great, if a little anodyne and generic. Maroon 5’s self-penned earliest hits like “This Love” and “Harder To Breathe” were less well-crafted, »
- Melinda Newman
IFC has sent over the official word on its upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Jim Mickle's (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) latest flick, Cold in July (review). Read on for all the details you need and more!
Cold in July Release Details
A man simply trying to protect his home and family commits a spur-of-the-moment act that will have unforeseen - and unimaginable - consequences in the simmering thriller Cold In July.
The film, boasting a powerhouse cast, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from IFC Films and Mpi Media Group on September 30, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.
How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane ("Dexter" star Michael C. Hall in an affectingly vulnerable performance) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he's hailed as a small-town hero, Richard »
- Steve Barton
Filmmaker Thomas Carter has a penchant for sports-related entertainment. As an actor, early in his career, he starred on the basketball-centric TV show The White Shadow. He segued from actor to director on the show for its final season – and since then he has directed a number of television programs from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice. He returned to the high school basketball film-genre with the Samuel L Jackson headlining Coach Carter – and this Friday, he shifts sports to high-school football with the release of When The Game Stands Tall. In talking with Carter though, he is quick to point out that it isn’t necessarily sports that drew him to these films, but the choreography inherent in such activities (Carter also directed the dance-centric films Swing Kids and Save the Last Dance). In the following interview with Carter, the candid filmmaker discusses his love for choreography, the differences in shooting a basketball vs. »
- Tommy Cook
Whether playing a vengeful preacher in Red Headed Stranger or a killer version of himself on USA's Monk, Willie Nelson is as at home in front of a camera as he is onstage. With a natural charisma and a drawling way with dialogue (his phrasing is as unique as the way he sings), Nelson has been casting bait for directors since Sydney Pollack first placed him opposite Robert Redford in 1979's The Electric Horseman. We count down a dozen of his most memorable roles, including his epic 1986 Miami Vice appearance and — run for the border! »
Keating appeared in other soap operas, including Port Charles and All My Children, and had numerous TV and film credits that included The Thomas Crown Affair, Brideshead Revisited, Awakenings and The Bodyguard.
Keating also was nominated three other times in the 1990s for Daytime Emmys for his work on Another World before his win, and for a Tony Award as best actor for his role in the 1986 revival of Joe Orton’s Loot. He appeared in a number of other TV shows, TV movies and miniseries, including Alias, Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Miami Vice, Sex and the City and Hotel.
Keating was born Oct. 22, 1941 in London and died Saturday. He is survived by his wife, »
- The Deadline Team
Remember Taneleer Tivan, The Collector? That David Bowie-looking guy who appeared at the end of Thor: The Dark World and made a similarly fleeting appearance in this week’s crazy sci-fi blockbuster Guardians Of The Galaxy? Well, beneath the eccentricities, the mincing and the hairpiece of the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was multiple award winning, Puerto Rican character actor Benicio del Toro, in his first big screen role since…well, we’ll get to that soon enough. It’s a bit of a funny turn for a man with an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA Award to his name – for the same movie, no less – and it got us to thinking how he’d gotten here.
Born to a couple of lawyers, with an older brother who went into the medical profession, del Toro was something of »
- Tom Baker
Welcome back to Mystery DVD Club. The idea behind this is simple: we went and bought a whole host of films that we hadn't heard of before, none of which cost us more than a few pounds. Then, we sent them to a bunch of our writers, without telling them what 'film' they were going to receive. Could we unearth a hidden gem? Aliya is hopeful...
When you start looking into the career of Isaac Hayes, you find out he was good at a lot of things. He co-wrote great hits such as Soul Man and When Something Is Wrong With My Baby. He produced a lot of brilliant records for Stax. He was a hugely successful singer, and reinterpreted a lot of Burt Bacharach classics into long soulful epics. He was the voice of Chef in South Park. »
Directed by Jim Mickle
Written by Nick Damici
Fans of pulp fiction will get a kick out of Cold in July, a gritty – at times bloody – and darkly funny crime yarn directed by provocateur Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stakeland). This rigid and enthralling Texas thriller is one the most hyperbolic and stylish crime yarns in years. Think Drive, but with a better cast – a better script – and a sense of humour as sharp as a knife.
Jim Mickle’s violent black comedy stars Michael C. Hall as Richard Dane, a suburban family man who has a small-town framing shop, a beautiful wife and son – and a gun hidden away in the house which he should have no business owning. The opening scene gets the plot moving fairly quickly as he confronts and then fatally shoots a burglar who’s broken into his home. The local sheriff »
This review contains spoilers.
7.3 Fire In The Hole
Ding dong the witch is dead! No, we haven’t lost the Divine Miss Holly, but this week, True Blood made good on its cast-cull promises, and ripped the ass, sorry heart, out of Dame ‘Unhealthy Obsession with Her Son’ Fortenberry. It seems there is a TV God after all. It wasn’t all good news though – this is the True Blood-verse, and every fantastic event has to be paid for with at least two horrific events and a very large dose of misery. The TV God giveth, and once again, the TV God taketh away...
Yes, in order for us to so thoroughly enjoy the sight of Dame Fortenberry’s still-beating heart glistening on the asphalt, we »
Who knew they were friends? Will Arnett and Don Johnson showed what a small town Hollywood really is when they stepped out together in Portofino, Italy, earlier this week. The two appear to be vacationing there with other pals and loved ones, including Johnson's second wife, Kelley Phleger. The Arrested Development star, 44, and the Miami Vice alum, 64, were photographed strolling through the coastal village on Monday, June 23. Both were dressed casually—Arnett in a green T-shirt and gray shorts, and Johnson in a gray T-shirt, [...] »
Up-and-coming actress Dakota Johnson took a major risk when she signed on to play the female lead Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of E L James' bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. The raunchy erotic story has Johnson, 24, playing a young woman in a boundary-pushing S&M relationship—a role her father, actor Don Johnson, has some opinions about. The famed Miami Vice star, 64, has been doing press to promote his new movie Cold in July, and has, of course, been asked about his daughter's recent [...] »
"It's a little bit frosty," she said. When asked with whom, she replied: "Louis."
After Norton asked if things were still off with her and Walsh, she joked: "They were never on!"
Speaking about her return to the ITV show, Cole continued: "There was a lot of grovelling to get me back once Simon was on board. It feels like I've never been away".
Cole also spoke about her highly-publicised bum tattoo, saying: "After I had malaria I created a 'f**k it list' - because life's too short - and the tattoo was on the list.
"It was in the £1000s, »
Crockett and Tubbs, meet Fallon and Higgins. “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and his announcer Steve Higgins donned pastels to spoof the beloved television cop show “Miami Vice” for an opening sequence. See video: Chris Christie and Jimmy Fallon Present ‘The Evolution of Dad Dancing’ “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is taping four shows in Orlando starting Monday, and apparently while they were in the general vicinity of Miami they figured they would channel Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas (Crockett and Tubbs). Clearly, these two belong to the city. Even if they're a little bit confused about which city they're in. »
- Tim Kenneally
It’s a tough job, rose lovers, but someone has to travel to Mexico to help members of the Bachelor “family” continue their weird and objectively gross inbreeding find “love.” And that someone is Mr. Chris Harrison. As you can see here from this first look at Harrison on the job at Bachelor in Paradise, the dress code for facilitating fairy-tale romance in Mexico — where Bip is shooting — is far more relaxed than it is in America. I have so many thoughts. Click the photo for a full-length version and let’s discuss.
*Is it me, or is Harrison giving »
- Kristen Baldwin
Has your favorite TV show been canceled, gotten stuck in repeats or gone off the air for a long hiatus? You might find solace at your local comicbook store.
The racks these days are still filled with comics about Batman and Captain America, but they also contain their fair share of four-color titles about “Star Trek” and “My Little Pony.” Idw Publishing recently restarted a series about Fox’s “24,” in tandem with the network’s new limited series “24: Live Another Day.” In March, Lion Forge Comics launched a digital comic about an old favorite, NBC’s “Miami Vice,” the latest in a series of comicbook partnerships with the Peacock. The company also produces digital comics based on old series like “Saved by the Bell,” “Punky Brewster” and “Airwolf.”
Networks have long adopted popular comicbook tales for the smallscreen, as made plain by series that range from 1978’s “The Incredible »
- Brian Steinberg
It’s the Sunday Quiz again here at Flickering Myth, and with the UK release of 22 Jump Street this weekend [read our review here], we thought we’d turn our attention to American Cop Shows. So, if you know The Wire from The Shield, 21 Jump Street from Miami Vice, and Hill Street Blues from NYPD Blue, then put your knowledge to the test in our quiz….
Question 1 Npyd Blue Hawaii Five-o Hill Street Blues
Question 2 The Shield The Wire CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Question 3 Dragnet The Mod Squad The Untouchables
Question 4 Miami Vice Starsky & Hutch 21 Jump Street
Question 5 Cagney & Lacey Starsky & Hutch Charlie's Angels
Question 6 Miami Vice The Wire 21 Jump Street
Question 8 The Shield The Commish T.J. Hooker
Question 10 T.J. Hooker Magnum, P.I. Walker, Texas Ranger
Question 11 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cagney & Lacey Starsky & Hutch
Question 12 The »
- Gary Collinson
Gotta love the 80s.
“Ping Pong Summer” is a good tribute movie to those moviegoers who remember growing up in the 80s. It’s about a teenager who spends a summer at the beach in Ocean City in 1985. It combines the tributes of arcade games, young teen love, hip hop and of course—ping pong.
Latino-Review had an extended exclusive phone interview with director Michael Tully. We discussed in significant detail about the production, the actors, the music and the love of the 1980s.
“Ping Pong Summer” is currently in limited release in certain theaters and also available on VOD.
Read the interview below.
Latino-Review: First of all, I want to thank you for doing this type of movie. I »
- Gig Patta
The 56-year-old actress filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences." She is asking for child support and sole physical and joint legal custody of their 17-year-old daughter Stella, who turns 18 in September.
The estranged couple gave a joint statement to Et, saying, "We have thoughtfully and consensually decided to finalize our almost twenty years marriage in a loving and friendly manner honoring and respecting each other, our family and friends and the beautiful time we have spent together."
Related: Guess Who Else Broke Up Today!
This will be Griffith's fourth divorce and Banderas' second. The Milk Money actress was married to Miami Vice star Don Johnson twice (1976; 1989–1996) and to Steve Bauer (1982-1987). Griffith has two children from her previous marriages. She and Johnson »
The singer, who announced her music comeback this week, will feature on the BBC chat show on Friday, June 20.
Cheryl will release 'Crazy Stupid Love' in the UK on July 20 as the first cut to be lifted from her forthcoming fourth studio album.
"I can't remember being so excited to be releasing new music," she said. "After taking some time out I feel brand new and I had such a special time making this record."
The star has worked with a range of songwriters and producers for her new collection, including Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry), Sia (Rihanna, Beyoncé) and former Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts.
Cheryl's new album is expected to be released in November and serves as the follow-up to »
Apparently, Dakota Johnson's dad, actor Don Johnson, has some pretty strong opinions when it comes to legalizing drugs. During an appearance on HuffPostLive on Thursday, the 65-year-old Miami Vice star said that America should "legalize every drug and tax it"—with no exceptions. Asked whether that includes class A drugs such as heroin, the actor didn't blink an eye before he responded, "Absolutely." As for the reason behind his controversial stance on the legalization of drugs? Let's take a closer look. "When we privatize prisons we've turned it into a business," the actor told host Ricky Camilleri. "And so when you turn it into a business you need »
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