8 items from 2013
Veteran horror actor Ted Raimi is about to follow in the footsteps of his big brother Sam (whom you all know as the godfather of the Evil Dead franchise and now an A-list Hollywood director), and go behind the camera to write and direct his own first feature film. In an interview at Crypticon Minneapolis last weekend, Ted told me he will be shooting the film "early next year." "It's a supernatural horror tale about Los Angeles itself," Raimi revealed. "Not enough horror has been told about that city. People seem enamored about it who live there, but I don't know why. I find it completely upsetting and terrifying, so I thought, 'What better place to set a horror movie?'" While Raimi, 47, couldn't divulge the title of the film or any other vital details, he did note that he will make a cameo appearance: "I'll have a small part in it, »
- Tim Lammers
Evil Dead director Sam Raimi is best known for his work behind the camera, but the truth is that he loves to act. Not in the Hitchcockian way, by cameos in his own films... he’s actually played roles great and small in tons of genre fare. Blink and you’ll miss him in the live action The Flintstones (in a crime scene re-enactment) and in John Landis’s Spies Like Us, where he plays alongside his pal Joel Coen as a guard: Sam & Joel Coen in "Spies Like Us" Sam has actually been friends with the Coen Brothers since Joel was an assistant editor on The Evil Dead, and at one point Sam, the Coen Brothers, and award-winning actresses Frances McDormand and Holly Hunter even shared living quarters. It’s no surprise then that Sam has been in two of the Coens' films: The Hudsucker Proxy and Miller’s Crossing. »
- Kristy Jett
Interview Duncan Bowles 14 Aug 2013 - 07:41
Bill Paxton is a legend. Here at Den Of Geek, he needs little introduction, as his work with James Cameron alone has been enough to secure his reputation as a cinema icon - from the small role as a punk in The Terminator, to the hysterical Hudson in Aliens, as well as a sleazy Simon In True Lies and a rather more grounded Brock in Titanic, there’s nothing he hasn’t excelled at.
While Paxton’s mortality rate in movies is high enough to give Sean Bean a run for his money – he has the dubious honour of dying by Terminator, Predator and Alien, although there’s some debate about whether his character dies during the T-800 scuffle - the beauty of his »
Cannes may not have been a triumph for British films, but hopes are high for Venice and Toronto with some promising movies due
A man-eating alien, set loose on the Scottish Highlands and played by a glamorous American star, may not look like a fitting figurehead for a major British film industry revival, but Scarlett Johansson's role in Jonathan Glazer's long-awaited Under the Skin is the most eye-catching offer in an extraordinary lineup of premieres next month.
These include a dozen promising British features, from costume drama to a comedy about a doppelganger to an honest look at middle-aged marriage, made by celebrated new film-makers such as Richard Ayoade, Steve McQueen and Ralph Fiennes as well as by established names including Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam and Roger Michell. All have been selected for coveted screenings at the leading film festivals in Venice and Toronto, where festival directors are »
- Vanessa Thorpe
The Goo Goo Dolls have been around for what seems like forever, six years before I was born to be exact! And yet, in their 27 year run without hiatus, they have gathered 14 top ten singles, sold over 10 million albums, and had their hit-song “Iris” top Billboard’s Top 100 songs of 1992-2012. In other words, this band has the credentials to scare any Belieber away.
With the release of “Magnetic” on June 11 (their tenth studio album) the Goo Goo Dolls are back, and in many ways better than they have been for quite some time. While not a massive change from the tried-and-tested formula of soft pop rock, Johnny Rzeznik and co. have produced a catchy, meaningful and emotionally upbeat record. The band chose to work with three different producers, Gregg Wattenberg, John Shanks and Greg Wells in order to get a very unique sound for each track.
Unlike their recent efforts, »
- Liam Woodcock
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Released: 4th of March
Some bands just seem to have that staying power. So many great rock bands have fallen due to disputes leading to their demise or by just simply fading away. Stereophonics have successfully fended off both these pitfalls to be the band they are today. The Welsh rockers have given their loyal following so much to love over the years – the band means a lot to people. And “Graffiti On The Train” gives these feelings even more validity.
The three songs that make up the beginning of this record are perhaps the highlight of the whole album. The opener “We Share The Same Sun” is as good as any opening song on any Stereophonics album. It let’s us know immediately that this band still has so much to give when it comes to creating new music. The lyrics have little substance to »
- Jordan Higgins
Stereophonics have announced a UK tour of smaller venues. The band "road test" their upcoming album Graffiti on the Train with a series of dates in March. Graffiti on the Train is released on March 4 and trailer single 'Indian Summer' is available for download now. Tickets for the new shows go on sale this Friday, January 25 and are priced at £32.50. The full March tour dates are as follows:
March 15 - Leicester, De Montfort HallMarch 16 - Wolverhampton, Civic HallMarch 18 - Leeds, AcademyMarch 19 - Southend, Cliffs PavilionMarch 21 - Cheltenham, CentaurMarch 22 - Portsmouth, GuildhallMarch 23 - Plymouth, PavilionsMarch 25 - Doncaster, DomeMarch 26 - Blackpool, (more) »
- By Mayer Nissim
Stereophonics have announced the title and release date of their new album. Graffiti on the Train marks the band's eighth studio album. It will be released on March 4. The ten-track LP - their first release on new label Stylus Records - will be preceded by new single 'Indian Summer', which is available to download from February 25. "I found myself walking into a studio with 40 unfinished ideas, rather than 10 finished ones," frontman Kelly Jones said of the record. "And by doing that the songs became way more unpredictable… the band and everyone involved had a good time doing it because we knew we were doing something we hadn't done before." (more) »
- By Robert Copsey
8 items from 2013
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