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Trevin Hunte may have specialized in big, booming ballads during Season 3 of The Voice, but don’t try to slap a label on him in his post-show career.
“I just want to create feel-good music,” says the soft-spoken fourth-place finisher. “I definitely love my R&B and soul, but I want to make different types of music that connects different types of people.”
TVLine caught up with Trevin to talk about his big musical moments on The Voice, the emotional bonds he formed with »
- Michael Slezak
About two and a half years ago, Andrew Dice Clay reached rock bottom. "My career was in the fucking toilet," says the veteran comedian. "I wasn't earning enough to make my monthly nut, and I had a bunch of lawsuits against me I can't talk about." Desperate for cash, the notoriously foul-mouthed entertainer decided that his only option was to try his luck in Las Vegas. "I used to be a big gambler," he says. "I could win or lose $500,000 to $700,00 within hours."
Before heading to Vegas in the summer »
In the past it's been a fight between a credible underdog and a low-culture behemoth. This time it's between two different shades of credibility
At this time of year, human beings demonstrate a spectacular ability to make consumerism feel Christmassy, disguising capitalism's cold unfeeling heart with tinsel and cinnamon Air Wick. Christmas is a festival that starts when a tax-dodging multinational changes the colour of their coffee cups from white to red, and ends when we indiscriminately dish out three-for-two gift packs of purulent No 7 moisturisers to our female family members. Only we, the great human race, could call it the season of loving and giving.
In no Christmas tradition is our ability to sentimentalise more evident than the race for a Christmas No 1. Essentially a marketing exercise by the record industry (some years they sell 20 times as many singles as they would in a normal week), in our recent »
- Sam Wolfson
Welcome to The Voice‘s Season 3 finale: Rated Eh…for Excessive Hyperbole!
Shudder as Carson Daly introduces contestant Terry McDermott’s reprise of a Foreigner track by calling it “the song that defined him as a true rock star.” (Wait, I thought he was still a contestant on a reality singing competition!)
Let out an audible “huh?” as Cee Lo Green declares he didn’t know voices like Nicholas David’s even existed anymore — at least until the “spiritual Minnesota soul man” showed up at the Blind Auditions. (Come to think of it, I think PBS may have run a »
- Michael Slezak
I missed the first screening of Pablo Larrain's No at Cannes earlier this year and the subsequent screenings I would have been able to attend were all being presented without subtitles. Buzz surrounding the film was high, though, and Sony Classics snatched it up. I then missed it when it played in Toronto, though I did catch a photo session with star Gael Garcia Bernal as onlooking female fans were nearly fainting at his feet. I will, however, be seeing it this Thursday as it will be the final film I will screen in theaters for 2012 and from what I hear it will be well worth the trip. No is set in 1988, when Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote "Yes" or "No" to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the No persuade a brash, »
- Brad Brevet
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote Yes or No to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the No persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael García Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
No - Trailer
No comes to theaters February 15th, 2013 and stars Christopher Reeve, Gael García Bernal, Jane Fonda, Richard Dreyfuss, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Néstor Cantillana, Luis Gnecco. The film is directed by Pablo Larraín. »
'The Impossible' is a heart-wrenching tale of one family's survival in the most impossible conditions. Bring your tissues if you go see The Impossible because you will cry! But it will be worth it, because it is a truly amazing movie. Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star in this true story about a family who were vacationing in Thailand when the 2004 tsunami hit. Against all odds, they survived to tell the tale. Five Reasons To See This Movie: #1 Naomi Watts While Ewan does a fantastic job playing the father of a family who were devastated by the tsunami, it is Naomi who steals the show. To be fair, she does get more screen time playing Maria Bennet, the matriarch of the Bennet family. She is severely injured when the tsunami hits the tropical resort she and her family are staying in. Yet, throughout her horrific ordeal, she »
- Eleanore Hutch
“Sometimes when we’re at our most vulnerable is when we truly let people in to figure out who we are as artists,” declared Carson Daly at the top of The Voice Season 3 results telecast. Naturally, the super-efficient host’s use of “we” got me wondering if I’d somehow missed an important biographical detail from his past.
Was Carson ever in one of those post-nkotb boy bands that never quite ignited the public’s imagination? (That would imply the guy gets, or has gotten, jiggy!) Does he moonlight as an acoustic troubadour, playing coffee houses up and down the California coastline? »
- Michael Slezak
Tomorrow (Saturday, December 8th) at 1:00 Pm, American Cinematheque is hosting a back-to-back marathon of Prometheus, Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection on the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Prometheus, 2012, 20th Century Fox, 124 min. Dir. Ridley Scott. A team of space explorers, brilliantly portrayed by Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba, discover horrors as they embark on a journey to a distant moon containing a puzzling structure that may offer clues to the mysteries of human origin.
Alien, 1979, 20th Century Fox, 117 min. From its cool, sinister textures to its stomach-churning special effects, director Ridley Scott’s Alien reinvented the monster-from-space movie as something mesmerizing, inescapable and strangely beautiful. It also introduced the American action heroine, in Sigourney Weaver’s tough-as-nails Ripley, and the H.R. Giger-designed Alien.
Aliens, 1986, 20th Century Fox, »
What is it about an older woman with a perfectly drawn lip that makes me want to give her my immortal soul? Francis Conroy wouldn't be the first person I thought of when I pictured the Dark Angel of Death, but that's just a testament to my limited imagination. Either way, I missed her. Conroy was poised, brittle perfection as Moira O'Hara in the first season, and it's nice to see her back, especially now that her back is outfitted with a pair of giant, retractable raven wings.
But I'm »
"It's go big or go home." –Blake Shelton
The Knockout Rounds have, by far, been the most exciting portion of The Voice this season. Since this is a new feature of the show, I don't have any experiences from my season to compare. However, I did notice some very uncomfortable situations for the contestants: having to sit onstage as their opponents slaughtered them vocally (I saw a few contestants shoot daggers. If looks could kill…).
And to make matters worse, the contestants that are waiting in the wings for their moment of glory are forced to watch the massacre on a flat screen backstage (I would've been sweating like a fourteen year old boy and simultaneously throwing up my lunch on their very polished floors). I also realized that a few songs are Very popular on The Voice and witnessed certain contestants have some pretty magical moments. I compiled my musings…
Magical Moments »
Hunger Games 2,Catching Fire revealed Hunger Games 3 Mockingjay release dates. Recently, Collider revealed that Lionsgate has decided to hire current director for Catching Fire ,Francis Lawrence, to go ahead and direct the 2-part installment of Hunger Games 3: Mickingjay,thus confirming that Mockinjay will definitely be happening. It wasn't that big of a surprise,but definitely a great confirmation. We also have release dates for Mockingjay part 1 and 2. Part 1 is set to release on on November 21st, 2014 and Part 2 is set to hit theaters November 20th, 2015. In the new Mockinjay flick, Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice, However,she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, »
Lionsgate-Summit must be liking what they see of Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire because they've signed him for the final two installments of the series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Part 2, which splits the final book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy into two films.
Danny Strong is writing both Mockingjay scripts, and Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth will all be back. The final two movies follow heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol, and she must decipher for herself whom she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.
- The Woman In Black
After Gary Ross decided not to return to direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, having taken the first film to mammoth successes this year, we soon heard that Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) would be stepping in to helm the sequel.
With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set to light up the box office next autumn, Collider report that Lawrence will return at the helm to see the franchise through to conclusion, directing the two-part final film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.
Jennifer Lawrence is of course reprising her leading role as Katniss Everdeen in Catching Fire, alongside the brilliant ensemble of Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, and more, with the excellent Jena Malone topping the list of new additions to the cast.
And unless anything dramatic changes between now and then, we can expect the leading cast to return in their entirety for Mockingjay. »
- Kenji Lloyd
We have just learned that Francis Lawrence, who was hired to direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, has now been tapped to helm the remainder of the series. While author Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games books amount to a trilogy, Lionsgate has split the final novel, Mockingjay into two parts, as is now the custom for major adaptation of best-selling book series. It is worth noting that Gary Ross, who directed the first film, decided to pass on Catching Fire because he felt he wouldn't have enough time to write and prep and the movie he wanted to make because of the tight production schedule. For Lawrence, this is apparently not an obstacle. He is currently filming Catching Fire, and will then presumably set to work immediately on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Catching Fire will open November 22, 2013. Part 1 is due »
- Matt Goldberg
The Seven Islands International Film Festival, which took place in Chennai from October 26-29, 2012, was a celebration of global auteurs in Cinemas that use film as an artistic language, defining it with its own aesthetics and idiosyncrasies. The theme of this year’s festival was ‘Women Rising, Against All Odds’ and was an ode to women across the world and a celebration of their unique and remarkable achievements. At the after party of Seven Islands International Film Festival, Mr. Dibakar Banerjee, who also attended the event, said jokingly leaving the audiences in Chennai in a frenzy, Read More »
The Seven Islands International Film Festival, which took place in Chennai from October 26-29, 2012, was a celebration of global auteurs in Cinemas that use film as an artistic language, defining it with its own aesthetics and idiosyncrasies. The theme of this year's festival was 'Women Rising, Against All Odds' and was an ode to women across the world and a celebration of their unique and remarkable achievements. At the after party of Seven Islands International Film Fest »
On Monday, "The Voice" contestants brought their A-game to the knockout rounds, leaving the coaches with some tough decisions to make. But among the amazing singers who took the stage, there were two standout performances ... both from Cee Lo Green’s team. Trevin Hunte, 17, who’s definitely been a fan fave in the competition, covered Phill Collins' "Against All Odds" … and he killed it!Go to 1:43 to see Trevin's performance. But the performance of the night belonged to Mackenzie Bourg, 19, who transformed Carly Rae Jepsen's pop-anthem, "Call Me Maybe." Bourg's version is almost unrecognizable compared to Jepsen's ... sounding closer to a Jason Mraz tune!Check out Mackenzie cover of the song below. Which of the coaches do you think has the strongest team, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton or Cee Lo Green? Sound off below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
NBC said knock you out on The Voice last night, as the coaches matched up their singers on the spot, with each performing a track of his/her choice and then the judge immediately sending one crooner home.
Talk about a serious pressure cooker.
In the end, both Team Adam and Team Cee Lo cut their squads in half. Did you agree with those left standing? Watch one battle below and then read on for a rundown of who remains...
Joe Kirkland vs. Bryan Keith: The Voice Knockout Round
Joselyn Rivera ("Love on Top") vs. Kayla Nevarez ("Shark in the Water)
Joe Kirkland ("Mean") vs. Bryan Keith ("Everything I Do (I Do It for You)")
Amanda Brown ("Paris (Ooh La La)") vs. Michelle Brooks-Thompson ("Spotlight")
Loren Allred ("You Know I'm No Good") vs. Nicole Nelson ("If I Ain't Got You")
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Taylor Swift has scored her first UK number one album with Red. The country singer's fourth studio LP topped the charts, after her previous efforts Fearless and Speak Now peaked at five and six respectively. Emeli Sandé climbs six places to two with her new deluxe edition of 2012's best-seller so far Our Version of Events. Jake Bugg's self-titled album drops two spots from last week's number one to three, while Lawson enter at four with their debut release Chapman Square. Mumford & Sons fall three spots to five with Babel. Dappy lands at six with his debut solo album Bad Intentions, equalling the peak position of former band N-Dubz's highest-charting LP Against All Odds. Daniel O'Donnell's latest collection Songs from the Movies and More enters at seven, while (more) »
- By Tom Eames
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