9 items from 2012
To the overabundance of text, sounds, images—and moving images—in Tony Scott, we reply with something like our own. So let me (try to) keep this (almost as) short as a Tony Scott shot. Scott’s death this past summer would elicit film critics’ own counterpart to American politics: opinions and generalizations bandied between two camps who were, as always, preaching to their respective choirs. And needless to say, such discourses would be about as useful, informative, and interesting as American politics. For Scott’s work was hardly encamped: the outward liberalism of Enemy of the State, perhaps Hollywood’s most overt attack on our surveillance nation and the Nsa, possible only before 9/11, concludes that only Nsa aspirants can take down the Nsa, just as Man on Fire, »
- gina telaroli
Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxter's (RCA)
This was the Airplane's second LP of 1967, and on it they took the studio freedom their two huge hit singles had earned them and went wild and unsupervised, making a real psychedelic album rather than the carefully contrived simulation of psychedelia that had been Surrealistic Pillow. The result had more avant-garde weirdness than hit singles (RCA had unrealistic hopes for "Watch Her Ride"), but the album actually coheres far better; for all the stylistic disjunctions and studio effects and Jorma Kaukonen's often-abrasive guitar sounds, and for that matter the nine-minute instrumental trio improvisation "Spare Chaynge," it flows organically, creating its own logic.
“I can’t believe I agreed to this,” Bruce muttered, as he locked the front door of Wayne Manor.
“Hey, Bats!” a cheerful voice exclaimed from behind. Bruce turned.
“Peter,” he grumbled at the young man standing in the driveway. “I told you not to call me that when I’m out of the suit.”
“Sorry, Bats! Forgot,” Peter Parker replied merrily.
Bruce groaned inwardly. Here we go again, he thought. “Peter, what are you doing here?” he asked.
“I came to keep you company on the drive!” said Peter. “Plus, you know… Alfred thought if I didn’t, you might not come.”
“So… you came all the way out here just to turn around and go right back?” Bruce said wryly, walking to the car.
“Well, you know, it’s quick when you’re swinging through the air with the greatest of ease.” Peter grinned. “And Aunt May also »
- Emily S. Whitten
Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-z didn't stay out long during a recent date night in New York City - but they certainly made use of their limited time out! Stopping by Bagatelle for about 30 minutes to celebrate rapper pal and former rival Nas's latest album, Life Is Good, during the debut of the Moet Rose Lounge 2012 series, the new parents arrived just before midnight. "They made their way through the packed restaurant to the VIP section," a partygoer tells People. "The guys chatted away and enjoyed laughs, while Beyoncé danced to [the honoree's] forthcoming album." Upon leaving the 200-person party, the A-list »
On TV this Wednesday: Justin Bieber and NBC conspire to get “Boyfriend” stuck in your head, Futurama and Baby Daddy celebrate Father’s Day a little late and Health Inspector makes you never want to eat out again. Here are 10 programs — including Dallas (linked below) — to keep on your radar tonight.
8 pm Dogs in the City (CBS) | When a puppy’s biting becomes destructive, Justin Silver helps its family train the dog to play safe.
8 pm Justin Bieber: All Around the World (NBC) | In the first of a two-part special, cameras follow The Biebs’ international tour to promote his new album, »
- Kimberly Roots
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Tommy Lee Jones in "Men in Black 3"
Photo: Columbia Pictures
The brand-new trailer for the upcoming sequel "Men in Black 3" debuted Monday (March 5) and gave us a look at the time-traveling shenanigans that Earth's alien police force will be up to once the movie opens in May.
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back as J and K, respectively, but this time J is headed back in time to meet up with the younger version of his partner, played extremely convincingly by Josh Brolin.
We've taken a look at the new trailer and broken down the five key scenes that you need to pay attention to.
Welcome back to Radio 66.6! On tap this week we've got another dose of music news for you cats. If you have a tip, feel free to submit it. Be sure to check back every Monday to stay up-to-date on the latest music headlines.
Killswitch Engage have confirmed that former vocalist Jesse Leach has re-joined the band, following the recent departure of frontman Howard Jones. "Truth be told, Jesse blew us away in auditions," says the band. Read their statement here.
Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been in a coma since a car accident in 2008, but he is slowly recovering. As of this week, Cheng can now lift his leg by request. Watch a video of the progress here. We wish him a speedy recovery.
- Alex DiVincenzo
By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: The Ves announced the winners of the 10th Annual Ves Awards Tuesday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Gore Verbinski’s Oscar-nominated “Rango” was the night’s biggest winner, collecting four awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, and Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in an Animated Feature Motion Picture.
“Hugo,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” all took home two awards in the Feature Motion Picture categories. The annual event recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games.
The complete list of winners of the 10th Annual Ves Awards is as follows:
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture
- Sean O'Connell
By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Over the weekend, the Visual Effects Society announced the nominees for its 10th Annual Ves Awards ceremony, recognizing summer tentpoles (“Harry Potter,” “Captain America”) and surprise hits (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Hugo”) for their outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games.
“The standard of the creative work that is being considered this year is unbelievably high across all categories,” said Jeffrey A. Okun, Chair of the Visual Effects Society. “The judges faced a huge challenge because all of the work was so far above the norm. We’re honored to have the opportunity to focus the spotlight on the outstanding work that has contributed to some of the highest grossing films and broadcast projects of all time.”
As previously announced, Stan Lee will be honored with the Ves 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and »
- Sean O'Connell
9 items from 2012
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