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Examining the many movie songs of Bryan Adams

Paul Childs Feb 12, 2018

After Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves - and that song! - hit big, the song work of Bryan Adams was in high demand at the movies...

Last month, this site ran an article about the power of feel good pop music to lighten our mood. As soon as I read it I rushed home and put on some Bryan Adams. This wasn’t just a sudden whim. I’ve been a huge fan of his ever since 'that bloke who sings about the best days of his life' released 'that song from that film'.

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Everything I Do (I Do It For You) was massive hit in 1991. It reigned over the pop charts for what felt like forever and became a fashionable choice for recessional music and first dances at weddings,
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The Fall Rocker Mark E. Smith Dead at 60

The Fall Rocker Mark E. Smith Dead at 60
Mark E. Smith, frontman of the English post-punk act The Fall, has died. He was 60 years old.

“It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mark E. Smith,” the band’s manager posted in a statement on Facebook Wednesday. “He passed this morning at home. A more detailed statement will follow in the next few days. In the meantime, Pam & Mark’s family request privacy at this sad time.”

A Manchester, England, native, Smith launched The Fall in 1976. Over the years the band released 32 studio albums, most recently July 2017’s New Facts Emerge, on which Smith was the sole remaining founding member.
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'Assassination of Gianni Versace': Sex, Lies, Fashion and Homophobia

'Assassination of Gianni Versace': Sex, Lies, Fashion and Homophobia
The summer of 1997: Fashion designer Gianni Versace wakes up in his Miami Beach mansion, wearing pajama bottoms decorated with his own logo. He slips into a hot-pink robe, then steps out onto the balcony to admire the morning sun over the ocean waves. He strolls through his gilded palace, greeting the servants who are already standing at attention in their places. Versace plucks a glass of orange juice from a silver tray as he lounges to have breakfast – alone – by his pool. Meanwhile, a psychopathic serial killer sits on the beach,
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Afm: Little Film Company boards Jo Brand novel adaptation

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Afm: Little Film Company boards Jo Brand novel adaptation
Exclusive: The More You Ignore Me is being produced by Genesius Pictures.

The Little Film Company has introduced worldwide buyers here to Genesius Pictures’ family drama The More You Ignore Me, the Jo Brand novel adaptation that has begun shooting in the UK.

Keith English makes his feature directorial debut and is shooting the story of an unusual family in 1980s rural England for five weeks in Blackpool.

Sheridan Smith, Mark Addy, Ella Hunt, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock, Ricky Tomlinson, Lisa Stansfield, Tom Davies and Brand star.

Set to the songs of The Smiths,The More You Ignore Me centres on a woman with mental health issues and her husband who struggle to provide a loving home for their awkward teenage daughter.

Debbie Gray of Genesius Pictures, who collaborated with The Little Film Company on Northern Soul, is producing.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Northern Soul’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Northern Soul’
The working-class “Northern Soul” milieu of England’s 1970s, which seeded much of U.K. music and culture, is recreated in Elaine Constantine’s long-aborning first feature. Her slender story about a few young lives dancing and drugging in step with the times just about glues pic together without quite making it memorable. But the convincing atmosphere, performances and soundtrack of vintage Yank R&B obscurities make this an enjoyable throwback to a scene whose influence if not its fame eventually traveled far. A modest sleeper success in its British run last year, it opens limited in the U.S. on Oct. 2, with prospects for further niche theatrical release in other markets; home format sales should extend a bit further.

In 1974 Manchester, things are bleak. Flower Power has wilted, punk is still a long ways off and English miserabilism pervades the gritty urban landscape. Doing his best to embody it
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Freestyle Grooves With ‘Northern Soul’; Sets Day-And-Date October Release

Exclusive: Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired U.S. theatrical, VOD and DVD rights to BAFTA-nominated Northern Soul. The directorial debut of photographer Elaine Constantine is a look back at the underground music movement in 1970s England. The story focuses on two friends inspired by American soul to dream of a more exciting life. Elliot James Langridge, Joshua Whitehouse, Lisa Stansfield and Steve Coogan star. A day-and-date release has been…
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News Bits: Rim 2, Alienist, Max, Soul

Pacific Rim 2

Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" sequel is reportedly going by either the code name or subtitle of "Maelstrom," and is currently tipped for a start of filming date in November in Toronto. Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman are expected to be back in the movie which picks up a few years after the events of the first. [Source: Bmd]

The Alienist

"The Alienist" author Caleb Carr is joining TNT's television adaptation of his best-selling novel as a consulting producer. Pilot and series writer Hossein Amini will serve as consulting producers on the episodes they pen. Gina Gionfriddo, E. Max Frye and John Sayles have also joined the project as writers.

Set in Gilded Age New York, the story follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler who - with the help of newspaper reporter John Moore and police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt - uses the emerging discipline of psychology to track
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First Trailer For Northern Soul

First Trailer For Northern Soul
Though it has been covered well in documentaries and books, there hasn’t been a film that specifically targeted the musical movement of Northern Soul that swept the north of England in the 1970s. Elaine Constantine’s film aims to change that, and the trailer is now online.Northern Soul follows John Clarke (Elliot James Langridge) and his friends, who dream of cornering the market for this exploding musical style in their small town. Rejecting a future slogging on the production line, the friends dream of going to America in search of the ultra-rare records that will help them to become the premier DJs on the Northern Soul scene.But it won’t be as easy as that, with parents and teachers against them and the police none too happy about the wilder fringes of the movement. Northern Soul also features Steve Coogan, Lisa Stansfield, Ricky Tomlinson, John Thomas, Antonia Thomas,
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Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House Music, passes away at 59

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An American music pioneer died yesterday.  Chances are you never heard of him.  His name was Frankie Knuckles and he was the Godfather of House Music.   Knuckles was at the forefront of what drove dance music from the mid 80's on. He spinned at the legendary Warehouse in Chicago in the late '70s and and the Power Plant in the '80s as dance music was picking up the pieces after the death of Disco.  Over the years he produced such influential tracks as "Tears," "Your Love," "The Whistle Song" and "Rain Falls." His remixes ranged from the club classic "Closer than Close" by Rosie Gaines to the amazing "Where Love Lives" by Alison Limerick to Lisa Stansfield's "Change" (she included two of his remixes on her Greatest Hits) to Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart" to giving Whitney Houston one last dance number with "Million Dollar Bill
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The Best (And Worst) Of The Grammys’ Best New Artist Category

The Grammys are on Sunday, so let’s investigate its most bizarre category: Best New Artist. Both Christopher Cross and Esparanza Spalding have one. That’s real. And that’s why we’re counting down the ten best winners and the five worst losers. Because maybe we’ll learn something! That’s what I’ll go with.

10. Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee may not have had as gigantic a Billboard career following her Best New Artist win as some of the other stars here, but her debut album is such an assured, unpretentiously poetic, rich listening experience. “Chuck E.’s in Love” and “Young Blood” are whimsical and catchy while “Night Train” and “The Last Chance Texaco” are crackling, despairing portraits. She was also so rad, and that made her bohemian folksiness so much fresher than you’d expect.

9. Sade

If timelessness is a criterion for the music and musicians who win Best New Artist,
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Strictly Come Dancing Week 12 song list and dance styles revealed

BBC One has confirmed the song choices and dance styles for this weekend's Strictly Come Dancing semi-finals.

Last weekend, Ashley Taylor Dawson and his partner Ola Jordan were eliminated from the competition after facing Patrick Robinson and his partner Anya Garnis in the dance-off.

This Saturday (December 14), each duo will be asked to perform two dances in an attempt to make it into the grand finale.

The songs and dance styles in full are as follows:

Patrick Robinson and Anya Garnis - Paso Doble to 'Because the Night' by the Patti Smith Group; Waltz to 'Unchained Melody' by the Righteous Brothers

Abbey Clancy and Aljaz Skorjanec - American Smooth to 'Sweet Caroline' by Neil Diamond; Samba to 'Faith' by George Michael

Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Brendan Cole - Paso Doble to 'Montagues and Capulets' by Prokofiev; American Smooth to 'They Can't Take That Away from Me' by Lisa Stansfield
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Ballpark takes on controversial Hell's Angels documentary

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Ballpark Film Distributors has acquired all UK rights to Nick Mead’s The Last American Outlaw.

The film follows George Christie, the longest-serving Hells Angel president, as he rides across America seeing if it measures up to be the ‘land of the free’ that he imagines.

“We’d got as far as Arizona when George was arrested by the FBI and subsequently held under house arrest for 18 months,” said director Mead. “The cameras kept rolling, even when the Da’s office offered to drop all charges against him if he turned informer against the Hells Angels.”

The film is set to be releaed theatrically in the UK and Ireland in summer 2104, to coincide with Christie’s release from jail.

Ballpark’s Mark Thomas said: “The Last American Outlaw set out to discuss what freedom truly meant for people choosing to live their life on the margins of society. What we ended up with was a fight for the
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Briefs: Darren Criss Takes A Licking, Freddie Smith In “Addicts Anonymous,” and Mark Bingham In “The Rugby Player”

Neil and David at Fashion Week

Birthday shoutouts go to Kristy McNichol, who is 51, and Harry Connick Jr. is 46.

Kylie has joined The Voice! Oh wait, it’s The Voice UK. Well, good for them.

Losing It With John Stamos is a new web series in which celebrities confess to John their “first time” stories. You can see Alan Cumming tell his story, as well as Adam Pally and many others.

Tom of Finland: A Film About Liberation

Randy Jones’ Gay Wedding: Village People Cowboy To Marry Partner Of 30 Years

Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on the Fox series Glee, talks to Cosmo about his weirdest fan encounter: “A guy licked my face—straight up grabbed my head and licked my face.”

The BBC is pulling out all the stops for its big Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Shindig on November 23rd. BBC America will get some of it … but it’s only one channel.
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BBC Presents 'Queens Of Jazz: The Joy And Pain Of The Jazz Divas' (Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone)

The BBC will broadcast a new documentary titled Queens of Jazz: The Joy and Pain of the Jazz Divas, which charts the stories of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Annie Ross. The 60 minute program, according to the BBC "takes an unflinching and revealing look at what it actually took to be a jazz diva during a turbulent time in America’s social history." It'll feature contributions from Lisa Stansfield, Melody Gardot, Diana Krall, Madeleine Peyroux, Claire Martin, Anita Wardell, Barb Jungr, Carleen Anderson, Tina May, Gregory Porter and others. The doc will air at 9pm on Friday, May 10, on BBC 4. The documentary tracks...
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Briefs: Margaret Thatcher is Top Of The Pops, James McAvoy's "Filth," and Kellan Lutz Eats Fruit

Birthday shoutouts go to Brett Claywell (above), who is 35, Joel Grey is 81, and Lisa Stansfield is 47. Here's my favorite Lisa song.

NHL Announces Groundbreaking Support For Gay Rights. Uruguay Legalizes Gay Marriage. I'd love to hear from our South American readers. Was this a surprise? In ratings news, Modern Family was down a bit this week. See what happens when Lily only gets one line? "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" Rockets Up The UK Music Chart In The Wake Of Margaret Thatcher’s Death.Facts About Queers The 40 dirtiest jokes from Rocko's Modern Life

Infuriating!

Below you can see the Nsfw trailer for Filth, with James McAvoy as a dirty cop.

Kellan Lutz eating watermelon.

Introducing our new feature - The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we're going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We'll be showcasing the big names,
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Watch - Antonia Thomas Talks Upcoming Films 'Northern Soul', 'Sunshine On Leith'

Antonia Thomas (Misfits, Homefront) recently spoke with Red Carpet News TV about the two upcoming film projects we can expect to see her in this year. Thomas will star in Northern Soul, a film set in 1974, which tells the tale of two white British friends whose horizons are opened up by the discovery of black American soul music. They travel to the USA to bring back rare soul records, in the hopes of becoming hit DJs. Also starring in the film will be British actor and comedian Steve Coogan, along with the two leads Elliot James Langridge and Josh Whitehouse. Lisa Stansfield will play the mother to Langridge’s character. Northern Soul is directed by...
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The Voice Scoop: Teams Xtina and CeeLo Take Center Stage to Preview Tonight’s Live Round

By: Courtney Vaudreuil

Teams Adam and Blake kicked off the final phase of the competition – the live round – on Monday night’s The Voice. Though Michaela Paige, Bryan Keith, and Joselyn Rivera garnered kind words from the judges, their performances did not stand up next to those of their teammates. In the battle for rock and roll supremacy, it was a close call between Terry McDermott’s take on Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and Amanda Brown’s pitch perfect rendition of Aerosmith’s 1973 hit, “Dream On.” In another surprisingly strong performance, Loren Allred definitively kicked her wedding singer past to the curb, and seduced the audience with a sultry version of Lisa Stansfield’s “All Around the World.”

Tonight, Team Christina and Team CeeLo take the stage. In an interview with theTVaddict.com, the competitors shared their feelings about their time on the show, what they’ve learned from Christina and CeeLo,
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'The Voice' Contender Amanda Brown Drops Jaws With Aerosmith's 'Dream On'

The Season Three set-up for live elimination rounds on The Voice means that viewers (or "America," as Carson Daly euphemistically says) vote on who makes the top eight, with judges each picking one contestant out of America's discard pile, Go Fish-style. You could say the stakes were very high last night, but they lowered considerably after the final performance of the night because, uh, how to put this delicately: Amanda Brown has this thing locked down. Trevin Hunte should just pack his knives and go home. That quiet thud you heard across the nation as she strutted across the stage in her leather pants and bitch heels was 12 million jaws hitting the floor as Brown hit the high-note screams of Aerosmith's "Dream On."
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The Voice Recap (Live Playoffs — Part 1): Dream Until Your Dreams Come True [Updated]

The Voice Recap (Live Playoffs — Part 1): Dream Until Your Dreams Come True [Updated]
You’d have to be living under the sewer grate where Adam Levine buys his heavily distressed t-shirts to not be aware that Tuesday is the time to “Vote, baby, vote.” And what better way to warm up your civic trigger finger than by casting a ballot (or 10) for your favorite members of Team Adam and Team Blake after Part 1 of The Voice‘s “Live Playoff” round?

The difficulty, of course, is figuring out which issues matter the most. Do you vote along party lines (in other words, root for the contestants who’ve been not-so-subtly labeled as “fan favorites
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First 21 tracks for ‘We Sing 80s’ revealed

The countdown is officially on to the September 28th release of the next title in Nordic Games’ immensely popular We Sing series – We Sing 80s, on Nintendo Wii.

30 chart topping, sing along classics from the 80s will be included in what is set to be the most popular incarnation of the We Sing brand to date. Nordic Games are gradually revealing all 30 tracks via the Facebook Jukebox app, and we have the lowdown on the first 21 tracks unveiled so far. Plus, each week fans that use the app will have a chance to win a copy of the game by guessing one of the soon to be revealed tracks.

The first set of songs to be revealed are:

Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky Spandau Ballet – True Musical youth – Pass the Dutchie Yazz and the Plastic Population – The Only Way Is Up DeBarge – Rhythm of the Night Smokey Robinson
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