I’ve been watching X-Factor USA, on and off, in between keeping up with the UK version. This week I tuned in to see the first live shows, which was also the week each of the judges (L.A Reid, Simon Cowell, Nicole Sherzinger and Paula Abdul had to eliminate one of their own acts, just like Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and co had to in the UK versions, a couple of weeks previous. Continue reading “X-FACTOR USA AND THE NEW SINITTA????” »
With Halloween approaching, it got me thinking about how the classic horror film doesn’t really exist anymore. I haven’t seen the latest Brit flick Demons Never Die yet, but haven’t heard great things about it to be honest.
Alas, gone are the days when it used to be a proper event whenever a scary movie was about to drop in the cinema. From Nightmare on Elm Street and its sequels, Friday 13th and Child’s Play, it was enough to get everyone (old and young) excited at the prospect of being scared sh**less all in the name of entertainment!
To this day a lot of the classic horrors are a lot more frightening that the newer ones, even with the advent of the Internet, HD, improved 3D, GGI and other technologies. For me the best flicks from this genre were either the ones which were just damn right disgustingly gruesome or the ones that weren’t that scary but had a good enough storyline to keep you entertained and cause the odd heart jump in all the right places. And if you were lucky you got both.
So, in saying that…I Miss The Old School take a look at the the top five old school horror flicks (in our humble opinion of course) of all time… ‘Of all time!’ *Kanye voice*
I was pleasantly surprised to see singer/actress Brandy rocking her old school signature braids this week. Considering it comes hot on the heels of both Solange Knowles and Kim Kardashain sporting the style, it makes me wonder if the long plaited look is making a comeback in the showbiz world.
Oprah Winfrey debuted her OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) to 70 million homes across the US this week, generating rave reviews. The multi-millionairess talk show host officially announced her new TV network last year, after also confirming that after 25 years that series of The Oprah Winfrey Show would be the last. It’s hard to believe that Oprah has lasted for a quarter of a century, but in saying that I honestly can’t remember a time in my life when The Oprah Winfrey show wasn’t on the air. I’ve grown up with it through my formative years, like a loving relative, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way.
The stars of classic film trilogy Back to the Future gathered together in New York last night for a special anniversary launch of the Blu-ray set of the movies in New York.
Stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen and director and co-creator Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale reunited for the event. Continue reading “BACK TO THE FUTURE 25TH ANNIVERSARY BLU-RAY LAUNCH” »
So who went to see En Vogue at the Indigo2 in London, earlier this week? The ladies, Cindy Herron, Dawn Robinson, Terri Ellis and Maxine Jones, went in and smashed it, just like they used to back in the day, and have lost none of their original magic! Continue reading “EN VOGUE” »
One of the best films to ever come out in the history of movies – in my humble opinion - celebrated its 25th anniversary, this October 2010! Back To The Future (1985), the sci-fi action adventure film, directed by Robert Zemeckis, celebrated the landmark occasion by re-releasing the classic film back into cinemas – and issuing a digitally-revised trilogy package! Excited, much? Er.. Yeah!
Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s time-traveling adventures never get old for me, and I am not afraid to admit I am a total stan for the whole BTTF trilogy. And those who scoff at the whole notion of flying cars and Nikes that lace up by themselves (a la BTTF 2), there is still 5 years left to see if that actually happens by the way!
The film hit US cinemas in October 2010 courtesy of AMC Theatres, which will exclusively present the digitally-remastered film in more than 150 movie houses across 40 different markets, on Saturday, October 23rd at 12.30pm, and again on Monday, October 25th at 7pm. And the below revamped trailer is being used as a promotional tool. Early feedback from those who have already seen the re-mastered version say it’s so sharp and clean you can see the make-up on the actor’s faces, and even a little scar on MJF’s cheek, that no one really knew he had!
And to keep the momentum going a special 25th anniversary Back to the Future trilogy box set is wa sreleased on Blu-Ray and DVD on 25th October, 2010 (UK), featuring new interviews and commentary, including the origins of the idea for the movie as told by co-creator/writer/producer of the movie Bob Gale (below).
On another note, Empire Magazine has an amazing article, complete with pictures and exclusive interviews with the movie’s director and writer Robert Zemeckis, writer/producer Bob Gale and executive producer Steven Spielberg, which provides a lot of insight into the history and making of all three films. http://www.empireonline.com/interviews/interview.asp?IID=1084
There is an upcoming week-long 25th Anniversary celebration titled ‘We’re Going Back’ Hollywood, where fans can visit original filming location, get up close with several DeLorean Time Machine replicas, tour the museum of screen-used props, continuity Polaroids, and behind-the-scenes photographs and ride a hoverboard with Griff’s 2015 gang and their stunt team, and a whole lot more. The week culminates with an ‘Enchantment Under the Sea’ gala evening at the same filming location. There will also be a special props and costume auction, for which Back to the Future creator Bob Gale has donated items from his personal collection, so there is bound to be some real goodies in the mix. This whole event takes place between 5th-12th November, 2010, with all proceeds going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s ‘Team Fox’ to aid in Parkinson’s research.
Visit: www.weregoingback.com to find out more details about the event, including costs. Man, I wish I could go, seems like every true BTTF fan’s dream trip!
As a huge fan of old school Bobby Brown, I was enthused to come across this hilarious parody of one of his classic tunes and videos Every Little Step (1989). I don’t know whose idea it was to get former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson in on the act, but whoever it was deserves a medal – as I literally cried with laughter watching this! Tyson is joined by US comedian and TV host Wayne Brady and some other random guy as they try and re-enact the dance moves from the original video. The clip is courtesy of the peeps over at comedy video website Funny or Die, and there is a VERY special cameo at the end. Check it out below! Continue reading “MIKE TYSON DOES HILARIOUS ‘EVERY LITTLE STEP’ REMAKE” »
Singer/actor Justin Timberlake appeared on The Jimmy Fallon Show last night to talk up his new movie The Social Network (which I am looking forward to seeing btw). While there, he and host Jimmy performed what at first appeared to be an impromptu rap medley! Accompanied instrumentally by hip hop legends The Roots (who also serve as the show’s house band), they stormed through an impressive set, which included old school faves from the likes of the Sugarhill Gang, RUN DMC, the Beastie Boys, Tupac,The Notorious B.I.G, Dre Dre and Snoop Dogg, as well as some more recent hits from artists such as Jay-Z. The pair even attempted to mimic the voices and styles of the rappers whose hits they delivered, and threw in a few dance moves, all to hilarious effect!
But all in all, they did a great job! Check it out below!
The 13th of this month saw the 25th anniversary of iconic Nintendo game Super Mario Bros… Wow, has it really been 25 years since those electronic Italian plumbers (Mario and his lanky brother Luigi) first burst onto the scene, providing kids everywhere (and some adults) with hours of fun??? This date is actually the Japanese anniversary though, as the game didn’t hit the US till 1986, while Europe and Australia had to wait until 1987 before we got our mits on it.