The Ballad of Justin Townes Earle

The Ballad of Justin Townes Earle One day in the spring of 2018, Jenn Marie Earle was washing dishes in her Portland, Oregon, home, when her husband, Justin Townes Earle, walked into the kitchen with his guitar to play her a song he’d ...

Metallica, My Chemical Romance to Headline Aftershock 2021

Metallica, My Chemical Romance to Headline Aftershock 2021 Metallica and My Chemical Romance will headline the 2021 Aftershock festival. Both bands had been scheduled to topline this year’s edition before it was canceled over safety concerns; Metallica will ...

International Documentary Association Unveils Enterprise Production Grants (Exclusive)

International Documentary Association Unveils Enterprise Production Grants (Exclusive) The International Documentary Association has unveiled 13 films receiving $850,000 in funds as part of its Enterprise Documentary Fund production grants. The titles, announced Monday at the Double ...

Exclusive: Idfa Forum announces this year’s selected projects, a new award and a brand-new category - Idfa 2020 – Idfa for Professionals

Exclusive: Idfa Forum announces this year’s selected projects, a new award and a brand-new category - Idfa 2020 – Idfa for Professionals The Dutch gathering’s Forum will take place online from 16-20 November and will host a total of 63 new projects. The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Idfa) has announced the 63 projects ...

David Nichols, Visual Consultant on ‘Rocky,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ Dies at 78

David Nichols, Visual Consultant on ‘Rocky,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ Dies at 78 David Nichols, a production designer and visual consultant on more than 20 films, such as “Rocky,” “Taxi Driver” and “Groundhog Day,” died on Wednesday in Taos, N.M., Variety has learned. He was 78. ...

Coronavirus: Testament Singer, Crew Members Test Positive

Coronavirus: Testament Singer, Crew Members Test Positive Members of the thrash-metal band Testament and their crew have tested positive for Covid-19. After feeling unwell, members of the group — which recently returned from the Bay Strikes Back tour of ...

Film News Roundup: Pearl Jam, Abramorama Unveil ‘Gigaton Listening Experience’

Film News Roundup: Pearl Jam, Abramorama Unveil ‘Gigaton Listening Experience’ In today’s film news roundup, Pearl Jam teams with Abramorama, “Bloodshot” get an Immersive Cinema Experience release, Philip Kaufman is honored, the Doc10 Festival unveils its slate and “Testament” ...

‘Testament’ Novel By ‘Rambo’ Creator David Morrell Getting Feature Treatment From ‘Virgin River’ Producer

‘Testament’ Novel By ‘Rambo’ Creator David Morrell Getting Feature Treatment From ‘Virgin River’ Producer Exclusive: Reel World Management, an La-based production, financing, and distribution company that specializes in partnering with branded authors, is doing a feature adaptation of Testament, based on ...

Book Review: Kokoro (1914) by Natsume Soseki

Natsume Soseki (1867 – 1919) was the preeminent Father of Modern Japanese Literature (said to have begun after the Meiji Restoration in 1868). Born as Natsume Kin’nosuke, he was a precocious child and ...

Shaun Hutson Provides Us With An Exclusive Quote About His Latest Terrifying Novel, Testament

Shaun Hutson has earned a reputation as one of the UK’s most prominent horror authors, so fans will be thrilled to know that his latest novel, Testament, is now available in stores and in ebook format ...

Slayer to Extend Final World Tour Into 2019

Slayer to Extend Final World Tour Into 2019 One day after concluding the second North American leg of their farewell tour, Slayer announced plans to continue the trek into 2019. The iconic metal band are planning shows for South America, ...

How John Akomfrah and the Black Audio Collective Extended the Boundaries of Black Film Culture

How John Akomfrah and the Black Audio Collective Extended the Boundaries of Black Film Culture The following is an excerpt from “A Mysterious Time Traveler Returns,” an essay in the new book “John Akomfrah: Signs of an Empire,” published to coincide with a new exhibit on display at the New ...

Reflecting on Meryl Streep’s record 21 Oscar nominations and celebrating her 3 wins (to date)

Reflecting on Meryl Streep’s record 21 Oscar nominations and celebrating her 3 wins (to date) Over the past month, the Gold Derby series Meryl Streep at the Oscars has looked back at Meryl Streep’s 21 Oscar nominations, including her 2018 bid for “The Post.” We have considered the performances ...

I Wonder What It’s Like to be Lukas Haas

So I was watching the movie Alpha Dog the other day and you might remember that Lukas Haas has a small part in it towards the end. And then I started thinking about Lukas Haas’s career. This is a guy ...

James Horner's 25 most magnificent scores

Sean Wilson Oct 11, 2016 From Star Trek and Field Of Dreams to The Rocketeer and Krull: we salute the film scores of the late, great James Horner. When composer James Horner died in a plane crash in ...

Don’T Bother To Knock (1952)

The icon-establishing performances Marilyn Monroe gave in Howard Hawks’ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959) are ones for the ages, touchstone works that ...

86th Academy Awards: Streep Shatters Nominations Record

Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations (photo: Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’) The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts ...

William Devane: The Hollywood Interview

William Devane Respects The Text By Alex Simon Few actors ruled the big and small screen with such vigor during the 1970s as William Devane. Using his classically handsome Irish features to embody ...

5 Face-Meltingly Awesome Heavy Metal Albums

Heavy Metal is a broad term and a very broad church: there are umpteen variations on its basic theme and there are sub genres galore. However, the single thread which binds these disparate pieces is a ...

The HeyUGuys Interview: Jason Becker

Jason Becker inspires something akin to awe in his army of fans. So much so that one, producer/director Jesse Vile, aspired for fifteen years to make a film about him. And, when the time came, several ...

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