The soulful one-man band's style is timeless, but don't call it retro.
It's on the soundtrack of the upcoming Vin Diesel occult action movie The Last Witch Hunter.
Jared Leto relaxes on the stoop of a building during a stroll around town on Friday (October 9) in New York City. The 43-year-old Oscar-winning actor did an “all in” approach to his role as The Joker in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad and his co-star Will Smith says he hasn’t actually met the real [...]
Given the commercial success of The Grand Budapest Hotel, it’s fair to say that Wes Anderson finally has the attention of a mainstream audience. Still, few know that the director moonlights as cinema’s only serial dog abuser. A brief recap of his crimes: In The Royal Tenenbaums, a beagle gets run over; in Fantastic Mr. Show More Summary
No, I didn’t spell that wrong. I just think all Americans should have the right to a free pair of bear arms. For protection. Or something. OK, I lied. I just like to be coy with my titles. But, as always, I digress. A while back, in response to the “Religious Freedom and Restoration Act,” […]
Spelunky high’s score record has been broken, finally breaking $3.4 million.
If The View was looking for media buzz when they hired on Raven-Symone, she is delivering! The actress turned View panelist is causing a stir over some controversial comments she made on the show this week. Yesterday The View panelists discussed a study that claims Americans often make racist assumptions based solely on someone’s name. […]
The Decatur rhymer gets busy over Zaytoven's finest church organs.
Justin Bieber’s Purpose is nearly upon us, and it gives us all a welcome break from the other reason why Justin Bieber is in news. After teasing the title of upcoming album last week, the 21-year-old superstar dropped the motherload today (October 9) and unwrapped the official cover art on Instagram and his other social... Show More Summary
Spoilers ahead… With first-time filmmakers, you feel, sometimes, that you should be an indulgent parent, not expecting miracles, just appreciating the effort. It takes so much to make a movie, and you want to say, Hmmm, not bad. Now let’s see what you can really do. But then, you remember films like Burma and Kirumi, which were made by first-timers but which did not seem …
Spoilers ahead… Laxman Kumar’s Masala Padam opens with a commemoration of Tamil cinema. We see leading men down the years – MK Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, right down to Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. This, combined with the title and the fact that ‘RJ’ Shiva plays a role, made me expect a sly take on heroism. Show More Summary
In the Wall Street Journal this week, my conversation with Chrissie Hynde (above) on growing up in Akron, Ohio, and how she escaped being average—only to be grateful that she can be average again in London (go here). I found... ...
What is conscious rap? Who’s to judge if a rapper is deemed “conscious” enough for such a title? An excellent definition is provided by About-Entertainment. Essentially, it defines conscious rap as an aware, sub-genre of the hip hop culture. Show More Summary
Arlo has a camp out with a gang of T-Rexs in a brand new still from The Good Dinosaur. Here’s the movie’s synopsis: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world [...]
Sometimes, with a web series, simplicity is key. Roommates, a new offering from creators Greg Barris and Michael Pomranz, doesn’t try to do too much, but what it does, it does well. The stars of Roommates are Barris, a New York City comedian, and Bridey Elliott, an actress we’ve seen around these parts before. Show More Summary
Movie reviews weren’t kind to the boy who never grew up. Pan, a 2015 origin story directed by Joe Wright, promised a look at how Neverland came to be the magical place to where the titular character would fly Wendy, John, and Michael. Show More Summary
When I learned that Richard Hell would be signing samples of the new book at Book Expo America last June, I finagled a few minutes with him on the loud-and-crowded trade show floor, ostensibly to chat about the book, his musical past, and writing in general, but really to indulge some vicarious impulses, starstruck jabbering hopefully in check.
I’ve been loving Becky G’s run on Empire as Valentina Galindo, the lead singer of hilariously-named trio “Mirage A Trois” who’s been using her wiles on Hakeem to ramp up her stature. (She says she’s not, but we know the drill.) In part...Show More Summary
Imagine walking into the game, fresh. You know you have what it takes to make it and be successful. You have the lyrical flow, image, fanbase and management…the buzz. However, it’s getting noticed by higher-ups and labelheads. One day, you’re presented with a deal for full support and backing. Show More Summary
As I’m writing this, the most popular new video on the internet is “No Words,” from the culty rapper Hopsin. It’s snide, sneery satire of Auto-Tuned Atlanta codeine rap, and its whole idea is that rappers who work that style don’t speak actual words. This, of course, means that people who like rap like this […]