Music legend Sergio Mendes continues his collaboration with composer John Powell with the Rio 2 soundtrack. During a reent interview, the musician talked about working with Carlinhos Brown and Powell to create the Rio 2 tune “Batacuda Familia.”
“The idea was to have a celebration of the family getting together again,” said Mendes about the song, [...]
In theaters and On Demand April 25, Blue Ruin centers on Dwight Evans (Macon Blair), an outsider who remains haunted by the murder of his parents. Upon the killer’s release from prison, Evans steps out from the shadows and drives down a bloody road of vengeance. Tautly directed and refreshingly unforgiving in tone, Blue [...]
Great news today for FIFA enthusiasts, as EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil demo can now be downloaded for the Microsoft Xbox 360 (for Xbox Live Gold members) and for the PlayStation 3 console. Xbox Live Silver members will be able to download the demo starting April 8.
According to Gamespot, the demo takes [...]
Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” is an absolutely difficult song to cover, and Emily B.’s decision to use that song for her Blind Auditions was a gamble that paid off. The singer put her own spin on the sultry song, hitting various high notes that impressed judges Shakira, Blake Shelton, and Usher. Shakira even gave a [...]
Alfred Hitchcock, cinema’s premiere visualist, weaved his narratives in seductive, and oftentimes grand, cinematic fashion. These masterworks were accomplished by, in his own words, “a success of shots and bits of film in between.” Director Gareth Evans is a disciple of this methodology, and The Raid 2 is an unabashedly visceral and [...]
Academy Award winner Russell Crowe stars in the new epic film, Noah. The film is directed and written by Darren Aronofsky. Many stars would be hesitant to star in what is considered to be a religious story. Crowe was at first not sure that he was interested in starring in the film, but [...]
Initially part of Usher’s team, singer Brittnee Camelle was stolen last week by Adam Levine after her memorable battle round performance with Melissa Jimenez. We talked to Camelle via phone this morning, and during our brief chat she brought a welcome sense of introspection and levity to the proceedings.
Here’s our [...]
The biggest takeaway from 300: Rise of an Empire is that although it stays faithful to director Zack Snyder and Frank Miller’s original vision, it’s not a slavish continuation of the franchise. King Leonidas’ (Gerard Butler) and his Spartans are dead at the hands of golden god Persian king Xerxes (Rodrigo Santiago), and now all [...]
Suits is back tonight (USA, 9/8c), as there are six more episodes before the close of the show’s successful third season. Although following the twisty road known as Harvey Specter’s life is one of the program’s strongest facets, we’re wondering if Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) will finally uncover Mike Ross’ (Patrick J. [...]
Whether it’s the grueling showdown revelry of The Duelists, the And Then There Were None mystery mechanic of Aliens, or the father-daughter dynamic behind the underrated shaggy dog tale Matchstick Men, filmmaker Ridley Scott is an underrated storyteller. Sure, he’s considered one of cinema’s most talented visualists, but he’s also fearless in tackling prescient [...]