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‘American Idol’ Reboot Recap: Who Are We Kidding? It’s All About Katy Perry

‘American Idol’ Reboot Recap: Who Are We Kidding? It’s All About Katy Perry
It was only two years ago that “American Idol” signed off the air, seemingly forever as the screen faded to black. Then, host Ryan Seacrest threw the audience for a loop with two words: “For now.”

Each word carried a sentence of a year, it seems, as “Idol” is baaaaaack. And for those of us who are fans of the show, that might as well have been a lifetime, as Seacrest, quoting season one winner Kelly Clarkson, remarked at the top of the new season — that which does not have a number, apparently.

Fortunately, there was a reminder of the
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Sundance in Havana: The Sundance Labs Explained

Sundance in Havana: The Sundance Labs Explained
Paul Federbush, International Director, Feature Film Program at Sundance Institute detailed the Institute’s comprehensive support for emerging filmmakers .

Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

The entry point to support from the Feature Film Program is its Screenwriting Labs — the Institute’s first artist program — held twice a year at the Sundance Resort in Utah each January and June.The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writer’s workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. Through one-on-one story sessions with Creative Advisors,
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Why 'Bad News Bears' Is the Greatest Baseball Movie Ever Made

Why 'Bad News Bears' Is the Greatest Baseball Movie Ever Made
For folks who loves both baseball and movies, it's incredibly sad that Hollywood's takes on our national pastime continually whiff with a frequency that makes Adam Dunn look like Joe Dimaggio. But 40 years ago today, a film was released that got everything beautifully, hilariously and even painfully right: The Bad News Bears. A tartly-scripted comic saga about a no-hope Little League team from L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, the film — directed by Michael Ritchie from an original screenplay written by Bill Lancaster — shocked and amused audiences with its unbridled
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Best Baseball Movies

In the midst of March Madness and with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, the first pitch of baseball season is almost here.

A quote from Field Of Dreams best describes America’s national pastime, “The one constant throughout the years has been baseball.”

To mark the start of the 2016 season, here’s our list of the Best Baseball movies.

The Bad News Bears

Considered by some to be the best baseball movie ever, the film celebrates its 40th anniversary this month (April 7, 1976). In an article from the NY Daily News, one line reads, “It is a movie that someone like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman called his favorite, and one which resonates on many levels today, with all different generations.”

Who are we to argue with greatness?

After skewering all-American subjects such as politics (The Candidate) and beauty pageants (Smile), director Michael Ritchie naturally set his sights on the
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Film Nerd 2.0 finds the heartbreak at the center of the original 'Bad News Bears

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Film Nerd 2.0 finds the heartbreak at the center of the original 'Bad News Bears
Toshi tends to start a movie night with a sort of weird meditative state he goes into while standing in front of the bookcase full of his Blu-rays. He can stand there for a half-hour reading titles and asking me questions, and it always entertains me to hear him slowly circle in on the thing he wants to see. Just because there have been some R-rated titles in the mix recently doesn't mean it's become a free-for-all, and there are plenty of things Toshi would like to watch that I still believe he's not ready to see, leading to some tense negotiations. What I find most interesting about those negotiations is how vividly I remember holding them from the other end of the equation. When I wanted to see a film as a kid, if my parents had any problem with it, I would turn into Clarence Darrow. I would
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It’s Opening Week: Best Baseball Movies

Is this heaven? Nope, it’s Opening Week.

Recently Mlb rounded up a group of players to recite, word for word, James Earl Jones’ famous “people will come, Ray” speech from Field Of Dreams.

Wamg declares America’s national pastime, Baseball, to be the official sport of movie fans everywhere. As Brad Pitt said in Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about Baseball?”

It all started Sunday night with the Cardinals at the Cubs with St. Louis winning 3 to 0.

To celebrate the first pitch of Opening Week, here’s our list of the best Baseball movies.

The Rookie

One of the best baseball biopics to come along over the years, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid, tells the true story of Jim Morris, a man who finally gets a shot at his lifelong dream-pitching in the big leagues. A high school science teacher/baseball coach, Morris’ players make a bet with him:if they win district,
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'The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father' is getting a Fox remake, co-starring Willie Garson

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'The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father' is getting a Fox remake, co-starring Willie Garson
"The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father” is getting a Fox remake, co-starring Willie Garson Conan O’Brien and Garson are producing the project based on the 1969-72 comedy that co-starred Bill Bixby and Brandon Cruz. The sitcom was based on the 1963 film starring Ron Howard, which itself was based on a 1936 book. Garson is set to play Eddie’s father’s work colleague. “Lost’s” Mr. Eko is reportedly joining “Game of Thrones” Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is reportedly playing a character named Malko, who doesn’t appear in the books. “The Walking Dead” sets a new record for DVR viewership DVRs added 5.086 million viewers, bringing the total viewership for the Season 5 premiere to 22.372 million. Click Read Full Post For More How “Grey’s Anatomy” made last night’s flashbacks look authentic Editor Susan Vaill explains: "We found every episode that Kate Burton had been in in seasons one, two and three — something like 12 to 20 episodes.
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Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Talk The Lords of Salem

The day is finally here, kids! Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem is in theatres, and our friends over at Cinefantastique Online have scored themselves a podcast interview with both star Sheri Moon Zombie and Rob himself!

From the Press Release

In the latest episode of the weekly podcast series The Cfq Interview, controversial director Rob Zombie and actress Sheri Moon Zombie sit down with Cinefantastique editor emeritus Dan Persons for a wide-ranging discussion of their latest release, The Lords of Salem, and of their careers in film in general.

In a free-wheeling and candid conversation, Rob discusses his fascination with the roots of classic horror film, describes how this latest effort departs from the worlds of terror he's created for such films as The Devil's Rejects and Halloween, and talks about the difficulties he encountered translating this newest vision to screen.

Sheri meanwhile discusses how her husband brought her up-to-speed on genre film,
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The Lords of Salem - Exclusive Interview with Cinematographer Brandon Trost

At age 31, Cinematographer Brandon Trost is still considered a youngster in a racket that consists mostly of older men with flowing gray hair and/or unkempt artistic temperaments.

With over 70 titles on IMDb, the young cinematographer has paid more than his share of dues, working on gonzo film sets with gonzo talent (Crank: High Voltage, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance). On each film, or at least once he climbed out of the indie trenches with the Crank sequel, Trost has added his own distinctive look to each film he has touched, regardless of the quality of source material. With the upcoming Townies and This Is the End, Trost is quickly becoming the go-to guy in Hollywood for cream of the crop talent in multiple genres, forging lasting friendships with directors and actors alike. One of the more fruitful relationships he’s forged is with writer/director Rob Zombie, a dream
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See The Lords of Salem in L.A. With the Cast and Crew

We are just two little days away from the premiere of Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, and if you're in the Los Angeles area, you can go to the premiere along with Zombie and company and check out special events all weekend. Read on for details.

Thursday, April 18th

Special Friends & Fans Screening

10Pm @ AMC Burbank 16

Featuring Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon Zombie & Cast

Tickets: Fandango

Friday, April 19th

*Opening Day*

Special Q&A Screening

8Pm @ The Arclight Hollywood Featuring Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie

Tickets: Movie Tickets

Sunday, April 21st

Special Q&A Screening

7:30Pm @ The Arclight Hollywood Featuring Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie

Tickets: Movie Tickets

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins,
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The Lords of Salem - Hang Out on Google with Rob Zombie

Looking for something to help get you through the day? Then maybe you'd like to chill out and spend some time with rock star/director Rob Zombie as he's set to take part in a Google Hang-Out today (7:00 pm Et/4:00 pm Pt)!

Click here for details!

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of local Salem television; Patricia Quinn as Megan,
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New Lords of Salem Clip Heads to the Altar

If you've been following along with all the recent clips from Rob Zombie's new film, The Lords of Salem, then you know that this flick is nothing if not weird. Well things are about to get weirder. Check out the latest!

Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more. Check out a new clip below!

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past.
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New Lords of Salem Clip Takes the Old Goat Out for a Stroll

Though dogs and cats usually get all the love from humans, we'd be remiss if we didn't acknowledge the fact that spectral demons need companionship, too. Especially in Salem, where they've had a bit of a rough time over the centuries.

Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more. Check out a new clip below!

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past.
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Latest Lords of Salem Clip Unleashes the Beasts

The fourth clip from Rob Zombie's next film, The Lords of Salem, is here; and it's home to a huge hairy hulking mass. Gotta say we approve as we love us some huge hairy hulking masses. Check it out!

The film opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more.

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the
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Sasquatch Caught on Film in The Lords of Salem! Children Befriend Albino Sasquatch in the Congo!

Having recently seen Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, I can tell you this... it's one of the strangest friggin' things I've ever watched. Need an example? Check out this latest still. Oh, and then watch this hilarious video which has nothing at all to do with Zombie's flick. It just made us smile.

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of
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Two New Variant Posters for Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem

One look at these new posters for Rob Zombie's latest film The Lords of Salem will have you thinking, "Well, yeah, I've seen this already, but, man, those are some pretty vibrant colors." Check 'em out!

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of local Salem television; Patricia Quinn as Megan, the town's palm reader; Judy Geeson as Lacy Doyle, owner and
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The Lords of Salem Summoned to UK Cinemas This April; New Art and Image Gallery

Time to get your Satanic Panic on, as Momentum Pictures have announced that Rob Zombie's twisted rock 'n' roll nightmare The Lords of Salem will be unleashed on UK theatres on April 26th. Finally, The Lords are coming, so check out a few new stills here!

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of local Salem television; Patricia Quinn as Megan, the
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Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem Soundtrack - Artwork, Goat Riding and Track Listing

The soundtrack for Rob Zombie's upcoming The Lords of Salem will be in stores on April 16th, just a few days before the release of his latest CD, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, hits stores on April 23rd; and we have all the details you need right here.

Track Listing

1. Open Wide The Gates

2. The Curse Of Margaret Morgan (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

3. Blinded By The Light (Manfred Mann)

4. No Person In Number Five

5. A Special Child (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

6. Our Philosophy

7. Crushing The Ritual (Leviathan The Fleeing Serpent)

8. Give It To Me Baby (Rick James)

9. Ladies Choice

10. The Spirit Of Radio (Rush)

11. Smash Or Trash

12. The Lords Theme (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

13. Salem Rocks

14. Venus In Furs (The Velvet Underground)

15. Three Sisters (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

16. You Know What I Think?

17. I’ll Always Know (John 5 & Griffin Boyce)

18. Apartment Five

19. Lords Hear Us

20. All Tomorrow’s Parties
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New Lords of Salem Clip Shines on Like a Crazy Diamond

A new clip from the latest film from Rob Zombie, The Lords of Salem, has arrived and it's really, really, well... pretty? The filmmaker does have an eye for the camera. Let's just hope the movie itself kicks ass!

The film opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more.

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host
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Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem - Images of Meg Foster, Sid Haig, and Michael Berryman

We got our claws into some new images from Rob Zombie's upcoming film The Lords of Salem, and we're sharing 'em with you now in the name of witchery, brotherhood, and all that jazz. Dig 'em!

The film opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more.

The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster
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