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Batgirl RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

FATBOY SLIM: When your "Weapon of Choice" is Walken.

JEFF TWEEDY visits World Cafe.

MAPACHE covers the Everly Brothers and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings for a Lagniappe Session.

ST VINCENT puts a funky-jazzy spin on Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS share "Mark On You."

PETER BUCK & LUKE HAINES share "Psychedelic Sitar Casual."

WILL SCHEFF (Okkervil River) shares "Estrangement Zone."

FRANKIE COSMOS has a "One Night Stand."

HOT CHIP shares "Freakout/Release."

DUCKS LTD & JANE INC cover The Cure's "In Between Days."

DIANE WARREN questioned why Beyoncé has 24 writers on one song, and got stung by the Beyhive.

 

BATGIRL: Warner Bros. and DC Films will not be releasing the 70MM movie on any platform, including theatrically. Oof. Was this about... taxes?

DANE COOK, 50, got engaged to a 23-year-old.

BRAD PITT, walking back retirement talk.

DEV PATEL intervened in a violent altercation Monday, successfully helping to stop a knife attack.

WORKING GIRL may get a reboot with Selena Gomez.

DAVID LEITCH, on Bullet Train and Deadpool 3.

ATLANTA has a Season 4 trailer online.

THE RUSSO BROS: A Unified Theory.

 

A CAT, playing Jenga.

YOU SNOOZE, You Lose.

A DOGGO, hanging out with... a camel?

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Mo Ostin RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE CHESTERFIELD KINGS cover the Moving Sidewalks' "99th Floor" (introed by Martha Quinn) and psych up even more on "Sunrise (Turn On)" for Twofer Tuesday.

GRACE CUMMINGS plays World Cafe.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED features Maggie Rogers, Caterina Barbieri, Johnny Gandelsman, and more.

BILLY CORGAN joined PR0NO FOR PYROS on Led Zeppelin's "When The Levee Breaks."

2ND GRADE shares "Strung Out On You."

JOHN CALE shares "Night Crawling," with an animated video including David Bowie.

ACE OF CUPS: A pioneering all-female band is essayed at Rolling Stone.

MO OSTIN, who in his many years as the powerful chief executive of Warner Bros. Records made a point of putting the artist first, in the process encouraging the most important works of musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and Prince, died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 95.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Savage Garden's second No. 1 hit, the cynically written wedding ballad "I Knew I Love You."

 

ANDOR, the Rogue One spin-off, has a trailer online.

NAOMI JUDD left Wynonna and Ashley out of her last will and testament.

JOHNNY DEPP v AMBER HEARD: Unsealed court docs on what was left out of the trial.

NICK OFFERMAN joins Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two.

ROCKY & DRAGO do a little shadow-boxing over a proposed spin-off.

CLERKS III is happening because Jay & Silent Bob Reboot did so well on Blu-ray and DVD.

MARILYN MONROE's ESTATE has Ana de Armas' back.

JAMES MARSDEN, on returning to Westworld.

 

THREE DOGS, one spatula.

DOGGOS at movie time.

DOG through the Cat door.

THERE'S HAPPY DOGS, and then there's this dog.

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Nichelle Nichols and Bill Russell RIP.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, August 01, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE PIPETTES: "Your Kisses are Wasted On Me." Before it all went wrong. Sigh

NEW RELEASES: Paste will point you to Amanda Shires, Florist, Beach Rats, and more.

BILL'S INDIE BASEMENT has Of Montreal, Elizabeth Fraser's Sun Signature, Wombo, and more.

JIM SOHNS, co-founder and vocalist of the garage rock band The Shadows of Knight, died on July 29th. He was 75.

CASTANETS: Ray Rapose has died at 41.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: The Rising Turns 20.

GWENNO, on her Mercury nomination, new music, and if we'd ever see a reunion of The Pipettes.

THE NUMBER ONES, on Christina Aguilera's "What A Girl Wants" and the art of constructing a proper teen-pop banger.

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: DC League of Super-Pets tops the chart with 23MM as we enter the Summer doldrums (even moreso post-pandemic, though it's better than having a pandemic).  Nope places with 18.6MM on a 58 percent drop that's a few points steeper than the sophomore dropoff for Jordan Peele's UsThor: Love and Thunder shows with 13.MM on a 41 percent drop as it crossed 300MM domestic.

NICHELLE NICHOLS, who portrayed communications officer Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series, died Saturday night in Silver City, N.M. She was 89 years old.  Here's the Trek obit.And the NYT obit.

BILL RUSSELL, whose defensive athleticism at center changed the face of pro basketball and propelled the Boston Celtics to 11 N.B.A. championships, the final two when he became the first Black head coach in a major American sports league, died on Sunday. He was 88.

WILL SMITH is "deeply remorseful" after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.

BRITNEY SPEARS' tell-all has been delayed due to a paper shortage.

FLORENCE PUGH seems displeased with Olivia Wilde.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's Top 10 Pefrormances, according to Variety.

TOMB RAIDER: Studios and streamers are bidding to acquire the film rights to the property that for nine years was at MGM and has now returned to producer Graham King and his GK Films.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: The crew teases an emotional threequel.

JON FAVREAU wanted a different Endgame.

MAX HEADROOM: A reboot is in development, with Matt Frewer set to reprise his role as the world’s first artificial intelligence TV personality.

MARTIN SCORSESE & LEONARDO DiCAPRIO are teaming up yet again.

COLIN FARRELL had panic attacks while filming 13 Lives.

AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON on Kraven the Hunter.

BLACK HORROR FILMS Off the Beaten Path.

PAT CARROLL, a veteran actress known for her voice role as Ursula in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" and whose career as an entertainer spanned seven decades, died Saturday in Cape Cod, Mass. while recovering from pneumonia. She was 95 years old.

PAUL COKER JR., whose character and production designs for the classic Rankin/Bass stop-motion and animated holiday specials and his many years as one of Mad magazine’s “Usual Gang Of Idiots” endeared him to generations of fans, died following a brief illness at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on July 23. He was 93.

 

A RABBIT smart enough to be Bugs Bunny.

A GROUNDHOG steals a farmer's crop and eats it in front of his security camera.

RIPKEN THE BAT DOG, hard at work.

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I heard you on my wireless back in '52.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

with MUSIC TELEVISION!  The cable phenom debuted on tomorrow's date in 1981. The first four hours included The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star," while the rest of the first day included Pat Benatar's cover of "You Better Run," Rod Stewart's "She Won't Dance With Me," The Who's "You Better You Bet," PH.D's ""Little Susie's On The Up," Cliff Richard's "We Don't Talk Anymore," The Pretenders' "Brass In Pocket", Todd Rundgren's "Time Heals", REO Speedwagon's "Take It On The Run," Styx's "Rockin' The Paradise", and many more.  BONUS: Stereogum ranks the debut videos.

PIGEON PIT plays a Tiny Desk Concert.

MIKE POLLIZE covers The Byrds and Libba Cotten for a Lagniappe Session.

U.S. GIRLS shares "So Typically Now."

BRIAN ENO returns with “There Were Bells.”

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and the case of the 5K tickets.

BOB DYLAN: An unnamed woman who claimed the singer-songwriter sexually abused her as a child in 1965 has withdrawn her lawsuit permanently, a day after Dylan’s attorneys accused her of destroying key evidence and “irretrievably” compromising the integrity of the case.

THE KINKS have shared details of a reissue of ‘Muswell Hillbillies’ and ‘Everybody’s In Show-Biz – Everybody’s A Star’ as a combined box set to celebrate the LPs’ 50th anniversaries.

 

BEN AFFLECK is returning as Batman in the Aquaman sequel.

OPPENHEIMER, directed by Christopher Nolan, has a very teaser trailer online.

BLONDE: The NC-17 Marilyn Monroe film starring Ana de Armas has a trailer online.

THIRTEEN LIVES, directed by Ron Howard, has a trailer online.

FANTASTIC FOUR will not be an origin story when it reaches the MCU.

KEVIN FEIGE defends the six-year gap between Avengers movies.

CHARLIZE THERON & ALFONSO CUARON are partnering for Jane, an Amazon feature project based on the personal life of beloved science fiction author Philip K. Dick.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART TWO adds Mindhunter's Holt McCallany to the cast.

DRAGO: A Creed spinoff is in development.

RONNY COX, the unlikely link between Deliverance and RoboCop, looks back on both films.

LAWRENCE KASDAN, who wrote Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and Solomade a deep dive, six-part documentary on the history of the special effects team at Industrial Light and Magic.

MARY ALICE, the Tony- and Emmy-winning actress who starred in the original Broadway production of Fences, portrayed the mother of three singing daughters in Sparkle and appeared as The Oracle in The Matrix Revolutions, has died. She was 85.

 

GETTING READY for naptime.

A CAT & A DUCK, feeding.

A CAT BURGLAR shows off.

JUST STAY CALM, no one will notice.

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I should have had more time, really.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

ADAM & THE ANTS: "Dog Eat Dog." Gonna look real good (yeah, right).

WARPAINT plays World Cafe.

THE DARTS play KEXP.

THE LINDA LINDAS cover The Go-Gos' "Tonite."

WILD PINK shares "ILYSM."

PLAINS: Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson share "Problem With It."

LAWRENCE: British music's greatest also-ran.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley confront their wild days.

KATIE ALICE GREEN: The ex-Priests singer rebuilds her sound.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Santana's insanely and unkillably huge Rob Thomas collaboration "Smooth," the last chart-topper of the 20th century.

 

TONY DOW died on Wednesday at the age of 77 after his death was prematurely announced a day before.

NORMAN LEAR reflects on Archie Bunker and Donald Trump for his 100th birthday.

GUILLERMO DEL TORO's PINOCCHIO has a trailer online.

CHRIS ROCK, joking about the Will Smith slap.

KATE WINSLET will star in and exec produce The Palace, an HBO limited series that tells the story of one year within the walls of the palace of an authoritarian regime as it begins to unravel.

BRENDAN FRASER Transforms Into a 600-Pound Man in Darren Aronofsky's New Film.

MENA SUVARI on surviving abuse and "American Beauty."

EVIL DEAD RISE may get a theatrical release.

THE RUSSO BROS think British actor Regé-Jean Pageshould be the next James Bond.

ANA DE ARMAS as Marilyn Monroe. And training for her "John Wick" spin-off.

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH defined an era 40 years ago.

 

CATS & DOGS, living together...

IF AT FIRST you don't succeed...

CATS, having a baseball brawl.

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