Volumes have been written about the perfectly melancholy beauty of Twin Peaks’ opening theme by Angelo Badalamenti, a crystalline, tone-setting piece of music that has inspired musicians for decades since. In recent years, Badalamenti’s score for the show has gone on to be remixed and slotted into other tracks, but…
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After 27 years of making jaunty cartoon music for The Simpsons, longtime composer Alf Clausen has been fired from the show. That’s according to Variety, which reports that Simpsons producer Richard Sakai recently called Clausen and told him that the show is looking for “a different kind of music,” so someone different…
POWELL - bring back the "Chicken Run" kazoos or gtfo
"The film will be unimpressive at worst, but also unimpressive at best."
Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.
“At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.”
Howard has made some of the biggest hits and most critically-acclaimed movies of the modern era. Among his many films are Lucasfilm’s Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director), The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon, and Rush. He also narrated and produced the beloved comedy series Arrested Development, starred in George Lucas’ American Graffiti, and remains a TV icon for his roles in The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days.
The untitled Han Solo film is slated for a May 25, 2018, release.
Who needs horror movies when a family living in a haunted house in the Scottish Borders is looking for a nanny to care for their children, prepare breakfast, and clutch their covers at night, which is presumably when the shutters get creaky and footsteps can be heard in the sealed-up attic (they have to have one).
The ad appeared on Childcare.co.uk, and whoever wrote it isn’t the superstitious kind. “We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years,” it says. “We were told it was ‘haunted’ when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless.”
“Five nannies have left the role in the last year,” the ad continues, “each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving. This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children. We haven’t personally ...
Here’s one for anyone who’s ever needed advice from a talking can of mixed vegetables, or just longed to be Paul Rudd tossing silverware: Comedy publisher The Devastator has just launched a new Kickstarter seeking funds for a tabletop RPG based on Wet Hot American Summer.
Capturing a day in the life of Camp Firewood (or a camp of your own creation), the book features a foreword from writer and director David Wain, plus interviews with Michael Ian Black, Joe Lo Truglio, and Marguerite Moreau, offering tips on how best to portray their WHAS characters. (You can also design your own camper, if you want to unleash the ultimate talent show champion that doesn’t suck dick.)
Designed to look like the “gernal” of Rudd’s rebellious loner Andy, the book features sections on exploring and designing the camp, setting up activities, and potential plot hooks like saving ...
Any Simpsons fan knows that Lenny’s cry of “DENTAL PLAN!” will be swiftly followed by Marge’s reasoned plea that “Lisa needs braces.” They know this because the loop is played over and over again in the show’s season four episode “Last Exit to Springfield.” In the episode, Homer faces a quandary: If he and his colleagues give up their dental plan, they can have a keg of beer at their meetings. It takes these two voices, echoing endlessly, to help him realize this is a bad idea.
Another bad idea? The Australian TV station Eleven—which is home to a host of shows, which include The Simpsons, Futurama, and How I Met Your Mother—playing this clip on a loop for nearly four hours straight. Recently, the station posted the loop via Facebook Live video with the caption, “Just ‘Lisa needs braces’ on loop. How long can ...
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View Anthology Book Celebrates 40 Years of A Galaxy Far, Far Away
I think this looks real cool.
When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What was their story? Just seeing them brought up questions for fans that sparked the imagination.
In celebration of Star Wars’ 40th anniversary, Del Rey is going to shine the spotlight on those unsung weirdos, heroes, and villains with a unique, new anthology. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, coming October 2017, will bring together more than 40 authors for 40 stories. Each will be told from the perspective of background characters of A New Hope — from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for. There’s never been a Star Wars book like it, and you can get a first look at the cover below!
The author lineup is a selection of Star Wars all-stars, many of whom have been teasing this announcement with #OperationBlueMilk on Twitter. (Which would be an amazing hashtag, with or without this book.) The current list, with more authors to be announced closer to publication, includes:
- Ben Acker & Ben Blacker
- Renee Ahdieh
- Tom Angleberger
- Meg Cabot
- Rae Carson
- Adam Christopher
- Zoraida Cordova
- Delilah S. Dawson
- Paul Dini
- Alexander Freed
- Jason Fry
- Christie Golden
- EK Johnston & Ashley Eckstein
- Paul Kemp
- Mur Lafferty
- Ken Liu
- Griffin McElroy
- John Jackson Miller
- Nnedi Okorafor
- Daniel José Older
- Mallory Ortberg
- Madeleine Roux
- Gary D. Schmidt
- Cavan Scott
- Sabaa Tahir
- Glen Weldon
- Chuck Wendig
- Gary Whitta
- And more!
All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book — a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House has donated $100,000 to First Book, and Disney/Lucasfilm has donated 100,000 children’s books — valued at 1 million dollars — to support First Book and their mission of providing educational resources to children in need. Over the past 16 years, Disney has donated more than 57 million books to First Book.
So if you’re a fan of the desert-searching stormtroopers of the galaxy and the scum and villainy gathered in a Tatooine watering hole, you’re in luck — even if Obi-Wan might not believe in it. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View is available for pre-order now.
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Australia is fucking weird, man. They’ve got Christmas in the summertime, shitloads of poisonous animals, and multiple national ultimate frisbee teams. But maybe the weirdest thing about Australia is its sense of humor, which is the only logical explanation for the fact that the cantina song from Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope is reportedly the country’s No. 1 sex jam.
That comes according to the Australian version of Gizmodo, which swells with national pride (among other things) when it reports that ”Cantina Band” beat more traditional bump ‘n’ grind anthems like Ginuwine’s “Pony” and Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex” “by a landslide” as the most popular song for Aussies to add to their Spotify sex playlists, making John Williams the Barry White of Australia by association. That data was collected by mining playlists created by Australian users that contain the words “Valentine’s Day”, “Valentine’s ...
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Danny Elfman Composed An Original Hor...
The guy who did the creepy, menacing music for Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Tales From The Crypt, composed a creepy, menacing horror score for the footage of Trump stalking Hillary at the debates.
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In an interview with Q Magazine, Thom Yorke basically said he didn’t think anyone would give a shit about a Radiohead return, which seems like a pretty big slap in the face to the fans left high and dry when the band’s first North American tour in years sold out insanely fast. Those dolphins who love Radiohead are offended, too. Yorke just didn’t think people—or dolphins, for that matter—would really care about A Moon Shaped Pool, the band’s first release after a five-year break, even though the album was hyped before it even dropped.
“We expected the opposite,” Yorke told Q Magazine. “I cherish the band, but I don’t expect anyone else to.” But A Moon Shaped Pool debuted at No. 1 in England and currently holds the No. 4 slot on the Billboard Hot 200 in the US. Sure, half a decade ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is the hottest thing on Broadway right now, drawing sold-out crowds, and luring in everyone from high school kids scrounging for tickets to the Hollywood elite. But cast member Leslie Odom Jr. told a story on The Tonight Show last night that proves that big-name musical celebrities can be just as annoying to sit by in the theater as the rowdy teens at your local megaplex.
Talking to Jimmy Fallon, the Tony-nominated actor—who plays Aaron Burr in the hip-hop-filled story of America’s first Secretary of Treasury—recounted his own experience watching the show, after scoring tickets to see it during a vacation from his run. Sitting in the V.I.P. section of the audience, Odom was seated near Art Garfunkel, who proceeded to make a nuisance of himself, singing along with the show, talking, and apparently in a state of some intoxication.
Would anybody consider The Smiths a punk rock group?
Exclusive Magic Mike Star Joe Manganiello to Star in Film About Punk Rock Group The Smiths - Showbiz411
by Roger Friedman - May 3, 2016 12:00 pm
EXCLUSIVE Shoplifters of the World will star Joe Manganiello, and be produced by his brother Nick and my old friend Laura Rister (who was not my source for this story, unfortunately).
Its a cool idea about the Smiths, Morrisseys famous punk band. In 1987, on the night when Morrissey
fyi this is the only item thus far in my always-starred on The Old Reader . com
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! | 1988 | dir. David ZuckerShot reverse shot
The finger thing,
The PTA Disbands.
Here is the CREW LIST.
Billy Corgan straight up looks like a Mike Myers character now.
Billy Corgan built a successful music career on being an angsty rock ‘n’ roll boy, and in recent years he has leveraged that angst into a website about cars or something, a producing gig with TNA Wrestling, and a memoir that may or may not cover the entirety of human history. Despite all that success, though, Corgan is still just a rat in a cage. He has fears and anxieties like any other normal person does, and he recently appeared on a popular radio show to discuss them with a guy who knows all about fears and anxieties (because he constantly invents them): High-profile conspiracy theorist/asshole Sandy Hook truther Alex Jones.
Corgan was on the show to promote a vaguely defined documentary he’s working on about the history of America, explaining that he interviewed a bunch of people across the country who all expressed the surprising idea that ...
Morrissey lookin so grumpy and old at a Rancid show
From @MozzeriansATW / Twitter:
#Morrissey & the boys at tonight's @Rancid show @theroxy #westhollywood #LA photo courtesy of Jr. Bernal.
In keeping with his newly-established tradition of featuring Marvel exclusives, Jimmy Kimmel’s lined up many of Captain America: Civil War players to appear on his talk show this week. Monday night’s episode featured Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan, otherwise known as (most of) Team Cap. The charming foursome showed up with a previously unseen Civil War clip, in which Scott Lang meets Steve Rogers for the first time.
Lang can’t really keep his cool around Captain America or Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), telling them both that they’re “awesome,” but stopping just short of referring to the beginning of a beautiful friendship. This leads Kimmel to wonder how well everyone has gotten to know each other, considering Civil War took five months to shoot. Evans displays the most extensive knowledge of the group (which is kind of fitting), correctly answering questions about Mackie ...
Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, tells the story of unlikely heroes who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. StarWars.com proudly presents the official teaser trailer below, which debuted today on Good Morning America.
The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker. Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel, executive produced by John Knoll and Jason McGatlin, and co-produced by John Swartz and Kiri Hart.
Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!
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When Batman adopted a young ward named Dick Grayson and renamed him Robin back in 1940, it had a number of positive effects on his career. His comic-book sales doubled, his public image was softened considerably, and he finally had someone to talk to while he was solving all those complicated cases. But the change had another long-term effect on the franchise: For the next 76 years (and counting), Batman and Robin would be mistaken as being gay. Glen Weldon, the author of The Caped Crusade: Batman And The Rise Of Nerd Culture, sorts through all of this supposed Bat-subtext in a piece for Slate called “A Brief History Of Dick.” Weldon makes it very clear at the outset that the Dark Knight and his faithful sidekick are heterosexual. Nearly every important artist and writer behind the character, from Bob Kane to Frank Miller, agrees on that. One major exception ...
Sinead O'Connor Mar. 29 2016 post - Facebook
This is a message for Morrissey, I'm staying with Mr and Mrs Walker. Come over and let's make a record? I have one good idea.
The long-awaited, oft-discussed Beetlejuice sequel has already been written and green-lit by Warner Bros., presumably following the third and most necessary incantation of the Ghost With The Most’s name. That’s according to Showbiz Spy, which tracked down Tim Burton to ask him to comment on the sequel that Winona Ryder mentioned was definitely in the works back in August. The director gave a promising update on the project:
“The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona and Michael. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming.”
After Ryder confirmed her participation last summer, her Beetlejuice co-star Geena Davis materialized to casually mention that she’d love ...
Spider-Man is swinging into a trailer.
The new trailer for Captain America: Civil War Marvel promised us would drop today has, indeed, dropped. And speaking of dropping in: As Marvel has also been teasing for a while, after a sober discussion of the rights and responsibilities of superhero-dom also touched upon in previous trailers for the film, just when everyone’s getting ready to meet face-to-face in an all-out superhero brawl, in swings Spider-Man to lighten the mood while putting Captain America in web handcuffs. This particular clip also marks the friendly neighborhood debut of Tom Holland as the webslinger, in advance of his appearance in yet another Spider-Man origin story next year.
Throw in Ant-Man, Black Panther, Black Widow, and the rest of the MCU gang—and let’s not forget Cap and Iron Man pummeling the living crap out of each other—Captain America: Civil War looks like it’s going to have plenty ...
I'm torn because Ennio Morricone definitely deserves an Oscar for his body of work, but his score for Hateful Eight was just ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Kind of like Leo's win
Two things are fast upon the world—the holiday season and the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As both prepare to overtake the world’s consciousness, the holidays have begun to infiltrate commercials, websites, and entire TV networks while the Star Wars epidemic reaches a fever pitch with celebrities and Facebook profile changes. But why separate the yuletide spirit from the growing excitement of the return of a beloved intellectual property? One YouTube user has found a way to combine them both for everyone’s Star Wars/holiday needs (and no, it has nothing to do with the wretched TV special).
Benjamin Apple has created a yule-log video for Star Wars enthusiasts to enjoy throughout their holiday season by creating a five-hour-long video of Darth Vader’s corpse roasting on a funeral pyre. Now enthusiasts can simply cue up the video and enjoy 300 minutes of a villain ...