A PRIVATE WAR – Trailer Debut

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A PRIVATE WAR

OPENS IN NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES ON NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018 and Goes Wide November 16th, 2018

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Release:         November 2, 2018 (NY/LA)
Director:       Matthew Heineman
Writer:          Arash Amel
Based on:      Marie Brenner’s 2012 Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War”
Cast:               Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander
Producers:   Basil Iwanyk, Marissa McMahon, Matthew George, Matthew Heineman, Charlize Theron

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

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HOSTILE | Opening Day Announcement

**OPENING DAY**

AVAILABLE ON VOD, DIGITAL HD
AND DVD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH

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HOSTILE

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Release: September 4, 2018 (VOD & Digital HD On Leading Digital Platforms & DVD)

Directed/Written By: Mathieu Turi

Starring: Brittany Ashworth (The Crucifixtion), Grégory Fitoussi (GI Joe: Rise of Cobra), Javier Botet (It, Slender Man)

Distributor: Sony Home Entertainment, 4Digital Media

SYNOPSIS: A worldwide epidemic has killed most of the planet’s population. The few survivors struggle to find food and shelter. But they are not alone. On her way back from a scavenging mission, Juliette (Brittany Ashworth) has a terrible accident. Stuck in her car, with a broken leg, in the middle of an unforgiving desert, she must survive the perils of the post-apocalypse, while a strange creature prowls around.

“A stunning feature film debut”
— Scream Horror Magazine

Mad Max meets Resident Evil
–BoxOfficeBuz

“An emotional-rollercoaster”
–Ain’t It Cool News

“‘Brutal and heartbreaking”
— The Hollywood News

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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE | New Trailer + Official Poster Released!

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All Roads Lead Here.

20th Century FOX has released a new trailer and the official poster for BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE – Directed by Drew Goddard.  The film’s all-star cast includes Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman and Chris Hemsworth.

SYNOPSIS: The story of seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell.

 

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE opens in theaters everywhere on October 12, 2018!

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SHALLOW POOLS Rise Above Water In New Single “Sinking”

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In contrast to the track’s title, Boston-based alt pop/rock trio shallow pools stay high above water with their new single “Sinking,” out NOW. The follow up to their debut single “It’s A You Thing.”, which was released earlier this summer, “Sinking” focus on the daily struggles that come with general anxiety. Their sound continues to expand on influences of both pop rock and alternative, while maintaining meaningful (and painstakingly relatable) lyrics. shallow pools has kept busy as of lately – the trio has played a slew of shows with national touring acts, such as Smartpunk Records’ RIVALS, around the state of Massachusetts, premiering their upcoming Fall EP tracks to new audiences.

“Sinking” kicks off with a pulsing guitar riff, demonstrating the band’s clear
alternative inspirations, but quickly mellows out throughout the verses, eerily replicating the emotional rollercoaster experienced in anxiety. It’s clear that shallow pools knows what they’re advocating, but especially seeing as the band strives to promote inclusivity in their art, the trio are undeniably authentic in their lyricism and instrumentation. Recorded at Reclaim Studios, the trio hopes to continue promoting their brand of inclusion through their 5-track EP later this fall. About the release of “Sinking”, the band states:

““Sinking” is about the struggles of dealing with anxiety and the challenges it brings on
a daily basis. The song explores the fear of opening up to others and asking for help.”

shallow pools is a three-piece alternative/pop rock band from Massachusetts consisting of Jess Gromada (guitar), Glynnis Brennan (vocals, bass), and Ali Ajemian (drums). The trio became friends in 2012, and started out playing acoustic covers for fun around their hometown. In early 2016, the group decided it was time to give songwriting a shot. They released an EP under a different name and played at notable Boston venues including the Middle East Downstairs and Upstairs, O’Brien’s, and the Hard Rock. As the group continued to evolve and grow sonically and aesthetically, a change in name was inevitable and in April of 2018 shallow pools surfaced.

With a combination of rhythmic guitar, catchy melodies, and expressive lyrics, shallow pools offers a unique sound that bridges the gap between alternative and pop rock. They use music as a form of therapy, and lyrically draw inspiration from their own hardships ranging from loss, to strained relationships, to depression and anxiety. The group wants to establish a welcoming environment for people of all ages, sexualities, and gender identities. They understand the importance of LGBTQIA+ and female representation and hope that embracing their own identities will inspire others to do the same. After solidifying a new name and musical direction, the trio recorded with Chris Curran at Reclaim Music Studios in Thompson, CT. shallow pools released their debut single “It’s A You Thing.” in mid-July. Shortly after the release of  “It’s A You Thing.,” shallow pools will be opening for national touring acts such as VISTA and Walkney. “Sinking” is out NOW.

 

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@Thisfunktional talks with Becky G, Alex Neustaedter A.X.L.

@Thisfunktional talks with Becky G, Alex Neustaedter A.X.L.

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actors Becky G and Alex Neustaedter talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com, about their roles in “A.X.L.”

Becky G and Neustaedter talk about having fun while on the set and there possibly being some kind of artificial intelligence like A.X.L. as soon as 5 years from now. Becky G talked about growing up dirt bike and ATV riding, while Neustaedter found an appreciation for motocross because of this role.

In the vein of classic ’80s family movies “SHORT CIRCUIT” and “FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR,” “A.X.L.” is a new adventure about a down-on-his luck teenage bike rider, Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who stumbles upon an advanced, robotic, military dog named A.X.L. Endowed with next-generation artificial intelligence but with the heart of a dog, A.X.L. forms an emotional bond with Miles, much to the chagrin of the rogue military scientists who created A.X.L. and would do anything to retrieve him. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. gets captured, Miles teams up with his smart, resourceful crush, Sara (BeckyG), to protect his new best friend on a timeless, epic adventure for the whole family.

A.X.L.
In Theaters August 24.
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Universal Studios Hollywood resurrects cinematic icons in all-new HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS maze inspired by the original Universal Monsters

New “Universal Monsters” Maze Features Original Score by GRAMMY Award Winner and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist SLASH
 
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Inspired by Universal’s original cinematic Monsters and the studio that invented the horror film, Universal Studios Hollywood unearths an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze based on the original “Universal Monsters”…with a terrifying contemporary twist on these classic horror icons.The new maze will also feature an original score produced and composed by celebrated GRAMMY® Award-winning musician SLASH, long hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar-players of all time.

Halloween Horror Nights” begins on September 14.

At its core, “Halloween Horror Nights” is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures and introduced to audiences in the 1920s…with a staple of classic Universal Monsters that dominated the silver screen, including Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Wolf Man.

“Halloween Horror Nights” continues to pay homage to these creatures of the night in this new maze by reawakening more than a dozen of these iconic classic Monsters.

The essence of the maze will underscore each of their unique attributes and reimagine them into terrifying modern day characters.

At a glance, resurrected monsters will include The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy, to name a few.By giving each character a unique, complex composition, SLASH’s original score will add a haunting dimension to the experience and help define each of the characters.

“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what might be interpreted as a soundtrack for the maze,” SLASH said. “Similar to the way music affects afilm, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests. In the end, the goal is to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”

“This maze is the ultimate melding of two of history’s greatest icons – classic monsters and the top guitar player of all time,” John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights,” said. “SLASH’s intuitive understanding of the characters’ struggles brings enormous depth to the maze to epitomize a living-movie experience for our guests.
“This is the second time we’ve had the great fortune to collaborate with SLASH on a ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ maze,” Murdy continued, “and it is a distinct honor to bring his expertise to the event where guests can enjoy a truly exclusive opportunity.”

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror.

Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

 

SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER | Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Announced

GOOD POP, SONY/ATV AND BLACK LABEL MEDIA PRESENT
SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

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Good Pop and Sony/ATV will release the original motion picture soundtrack for SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER on September 7, 2018. The soundtrack was scored by Leland (Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez) and Bram Inscore (Troye Sivan). The soundtrack includes 9 original songs by the duo and will be the first release on Leland’s own label ‘Good Pop’ in partnership with Sony/ATV and Black Label Media. Producers on the soundtrack include Bram Inscore and Jordan Palmer with Leland serving as Executive Producer. The film is directed by Ian Samuels and written by Lindsay Beer. Black Label Media (BLM) produced and fully financed the film with Black Label’s Molly Smith, Rachel Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill serving as producers.

SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER stars Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler and Noah Centineo and will be released globally on Netflix on September 7, 2018. The film is a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story set in high school. The story centers on Sierra (Shannon Purser), an intelligent teen who does not fall into the shallow definition of high school pretty but, in a case of mistaken identity that results in unexpected romance, must team with the popular girl (Kristine Froseth) in order to win her crush (Noah Centineo).

“The Other Side” performed by Betty Who will be released in advance of the film on August 31, 2018. The full soundtrack will be released on September 7, 2018 in conjunction with the film.

“Sunflower,” performed by Purser, “Kid Wonder,” and “The Other Side” were co-written by Troye Sivan.

The soundtrack features performances by Sabrina Carpenter, MNEK, Betty Who, Allie X, K.I.D, Carlie Hanson along with a duet between Leland and Vincint called “Middle of Love”. Vincint was recently on The Four, where he blew away judges Meghan Trainor, P Diddy and DJ Khaled with his performance of “Creep”.

A full track listing can be found below:

The Other Side (Performed by Betty Who)
Lights (Performed by Leland)
Kid Wonder (Performed by Allie X)
Half of You (Performed by MNEK)
The Phone Call – Score from the Motion Picture
Lie for Love (Performed by Sabrina Carpenter)
Sunflower – Movie Version (Performed by Shannon Purser)
Latitude (Performed by Leland)
Sunflower – Synth Reprise (Performed by Allie X)
I Don’t Change (Performed by K.I.D)
Middle of Love (Performed by Leland and Vincint)
The Parking Lot – Score from the Motion Picture
Paper Love (Performed by Allie X)
Goodbye (Performed by Carlie Hanson)

Leland is an award-winning artist, songwriter, producer and composer based in Los Angeles. He has written songs for Selena Gomez (“Fetish”), Troye Sivan (“Youth”), Daya (“Hide Away”, and Martin Garrix (“There For You”). McLaughlin studied at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Bram Inscore is a multi-instrumental, composer, and producer based in Los Angeles. He spent his formative years touring and recording as a bass player and keyboardist with a wide range of artists including Beck, Twin Shadow, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Bram has recently been writing and producing hits with artists such as Troye Sivan (platinum selling single, “Youth”), Mayer Hawthorne, Icona Pop, and Little Boots.

Black Label Media (BLM) was formed in 2013 by partners Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill to finance and produce bold films with commercial appeal.

Credits include three-time Academy Award-nominated “Sicario” (directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin), “Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado” (directed by Stefano Sollima, starring Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin), “12 Strong” (directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and
Michael Peña), “Only the Brave” (directed by Joseph Kosinski, starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller), “Demolition” (directed by Jean Marc Vallée, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts), “71” (directed by Yann Demange, starring Jack O’Connell), “The Good Lie”
(directed by Philippe Falardeau, starring Reese Witherspoon), and “Rebel in the Rye” (directed by Danny Strong, starring Nicholas Hoult). BLM also acquired an interest in “Begin Again” (written/directed by John Carney, starring Kiera Knightley and Mark Ruffalo). They also co-financed and Executive Produced the Academy Award-winning “La La Land” with Lionsgate.  Up next on the BLM slate is Peter Sattler’s “Love & Oatmeal” starring Ben Platt and Lola Kirke.

FROM ASHES TO NEW Share ‘Broken’ Video

FROM ASHES TO NEW

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RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘BROKEN’
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FOLLOW-UP SINGLE TO THEIR HIT
‘CRAZY’

NEW ALBUM THE FUTURE OUT NOW
STREAM HERE

From Ashes to New have released their new music video for ‘Broken’, the follow-up single to their hit ‘Crazy’, which recently reached #2 on the U.S. Rock Radio chart. The track conveys a message of perseverance and believing in yourself when others try to push you down and hold you back in life. It’s a recurring theme in their music which is very personal to the band.

Their debut album Day One earned the band a Top 10 track at Rock Radio with the single ‘Through It All’.  Following  an extensive album cycle,  the band’s original drummer and co-vocalist both abruptly left the band. Rather than focusing on the setbacks, From Ashes to New forged ahead with a new energy and purpose.

The band, now comprised of frontman/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry, guitarist Lance Dowdle, vocalist Danny Case, and drummer Mat Madiro (Trivium) released their second album, The Future earlier this year, via Eleven Seven Music.

The band is touring the U.S. extensively for the rest of the year, with a headline run throughout September and October and are working on plans for a European tour in early 2019.

In addition to their U.S. headline tour, they will be opening for Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin on their autumn arena tour and will also be performing at several festivals, as well as providing direct support for Stone Sour and Papa Roach on select dates. For tickets and more information, visit www.fromashestonew.com/.

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SHINE Set To Release Nationwide on October 5th

SHINE Set To Release Nationwide on October 5th

Forgiven Films Announces SHINE Release Date, Trailer and Film Poster

Forgiven Films, a division of GVN Releasing, launched the first full-length trailer and film poster for “SHINE” on August 21.

The Latin dance drama stars “Dexter’s” David Zayas, “Orange Is the New Black’s” Alysia Reiner and world-renowned dancers Gilbert Saldivar as well as Jorge “Ataca” Burgos.

The film will be released in theaters nationwide on October 5.

“SHINE” won the audience award for best feature at last year’s Urbanworld Film Festival.

The story revolves around two brothers (Saldivar and Burgos), once celebrated Salsa dancers, who are separated after a tragedy only to be reunited years later on opposing sides of gentrification.

The film was directed and written by Anthony Nardolillo, via his 13 Paces Productions and produced with Sandra Varona of Varona Productions, in partnership with Sugar Studios LA and The Exchange.

“SHINE” is being distributed by Forgiven Films, a division of GVN Releasing.

SHINE
In Theaters October 5

About SHINE

Two Puerto Rican brothers, Ralphi Matas (Jorge Burgos) and Junior (Gilbert Saldivar), from New York’s Spanish Harlem and the street’s best Salsa dancers, are separated after a tragedy only to reunite years later on opposing sides of gentrification.

About Forgiven Films:

Created as a division of GVN Releasing, Forgiven Films is a global independent distributor with a broad focus specializing in content for underserved audiences and quality independent films for both the theatrical and home entertainment markets. Its first two releases SHINEand A Violent Manwill hit theaters in 2018. For more information, visit gvnreleasing.com.

About GVN Releasing:

GVN is an independent distributor of crossover micro-targeted (urban/women/faith-and-family) feel good content. With its seasoned and sophisticated executive team having over 30 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry, the company excels at the acquisition and exploitation of feature films suitable for theatrical, physical, digital, and television distribution. GVN deploys their multi-platform distribution strategy for independent films that have significant social media relevance to the micro-targeted demographic. For more, visit gvnreleasing.com.

Highlights from the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2018 MTV Video Music Awards aired on MTV August 20th at 8/7c. From Radio City Music Hall in NYC, there were so many great performances that I thought I’d share some of my favorites. What were your favorite moments? Let me know!

Another good (but too short) performance that is not yet online was from PRETTYMUCH. You can also check out the full winners list below:

Video of the Year:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
WINNER: Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”

Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Bruno Mars
WINNER: Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Drake
Post Malone

Song of the Year:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
WINNER: Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best New Artist:
Bazzi
WINNER: Cardi B
Chloe x Halle
Hayley Kiyoko
Lil Pump
Lil Uzi Vert

Best Collaboration:
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]
Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]
N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

Best Pop Video:
WINNER: Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
Demi Lovato – “Sorry Not Sorry”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
P!nk – “What About Us”
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Hip Hop Video:
Cardi B – “Bartier Cardi” [ft. 21 Savage]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Migos – “Walk It Talk It” [ft. Drake]
WINNER: Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Best Dance Video:
WINNER: Avicii – “Lonely Together” [ft. Rita Ora]
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
The Chainsmokers – “Everybody Hates Me”
David Guetta & Sia – “Flames”
Marshmello – “Silence” [ft. Khalid]
Zedd & Liam Payne – “Get Low (Street Video)”

Best Latin Video:
Daddy Yankee – “Dura”
WINNER: J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William]
Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]
Luis Fonsi – “Échame La Culpa” [ft. Demi Lovato]
Maluma – “Felices los 4”
Shakira – “Chantaje” [ft. Maluma]

Best Rock Video:
Fall Out Boy – “Champion”
Foo Fighters – “The Sky Is A Neighborhood”
WINNER: Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
Linkin Park – “One More Light”
Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
Thirty Seconds to Mars – “Walk On Water”

Video With a Message:
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dej Loaf and Leon Bridges – “Liberated”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Janelle Monáe – “PYNK”
Jessie Reyez – “Gatekeeper”
Logic – “1-800-273-8255” [ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid]

Best Cinematography:
Alessia Cara – “Growing Pains”
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Eminem – “River” [ft. Ed Sheeran]
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Direction:
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Drake – “God’s Plan”
Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
Justin Timberlake – “Say Something” [ft. Chris Stapleton]
Shawn Mendes – “In My Blood”

Best Art Direction:
WINNER: The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
J. Cole – “ATM”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
SZA – “The Weekend”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Visual Effects:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”
Eminem – “Walk On Water” [ft. Beyoncé]
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”
Maroon 5 – “Wait”
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Best Choreography:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]
The Carters – “APES**T”
WINNER: Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Dua Lipa – “IDGAF”
Justin Timberlake – “Filthy”

Best Editing:
Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” [ft. Cardi B]
The Carters – “APES**T”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
WINNER: N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]
Taylor Swift – “Look What You Made Me Do”

Push Artist of the Year:
July 2018 – Chloe x Halle
June 2018 – Sigrid
May 2018 – Lil Xan
WINNER: April 2018 – Hayley Kiyoko
March 2018 – Jessie Reyez
February 2018 – Tee Grizzley
January 2018 – Bishop Briggs
December 2017 – Grace VanderWaal
November 2017 – Why Don’t We
October 2017 – PRETTYMUCH
September 2017 – SZA
August 2017 – Kacy Hill
July 2017 – Khalid
June 2017 – Kyle
May 2017 – Noah Cyrus

Song of Summer:
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – “One Kiss”
WINNER: Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – “I Like It”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo – “No Brainer”
Drake – “In My Feelings”
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
Post Malone – “Better Now”

 

4TH AVE Attends and Performs at The VMAs

4TH AVE, everyone’s favorite boys of summer, ended off the season strong with the release of the Initiation EP on Friday and attending and preforming at the VMAs yesterday. They were seen on the pink carpet with Bebe Rexha and VMA MD and EMMY NOMINATED Adam Blackstone.

About 4TH AVE

Fresh  out  of  ABC’s  Hit  Show  “Boy  Band,” 4th  Ave  is  made  up  of  Jaden  Gray(Compton),  Marcus  Pendleton  (Nashville),  Cam  Jackson  (New  Jersey)  and  Mikey  Jimenez  (Los  Angeles),  who  all  came  together  after  making  it  to  the  season  finale  of  Boy  Band,  and  decided  to  form  their  own  group  with  the  advice  of  iconic  producer  Timbaland. 4th Ave’s journey together began in January 2018, when they officially announced the group name, website, and online store. In only a few months of working together, the group has surpassed expectations by exceeding 1 Million streams on Apple Music and Spotify. They have also amassed over 20K followers on Instagram, 8.5K subscribers on YouTube, and over 3K super fans have signed up for their text messaging service. Recent performances include The Voice with Charlie Puth, this year’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, and The March for our Lives Concert in D.C. alongside Vic Mensa, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and many others.

 

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Country Star MORGAN EVANS Releases Self-Titled EP – Out Today! 

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SELF-TITLED EP, OUT TODAY
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FEATURING
THE VIBRANT NEW ANTHEM ‘YOUNG AGAIN’
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TOP 5 US SINGLE ‘KISS SOMEBODY’
WHICH CONTINUES CLIMBING COUNTRY CHARTS

Rising star Morgan Evans made a stop at Tootsie’s on Nashville’s historic Broadway last night to reveal the surprise release of his self-titled EP, out now. In the spirit of the EP’s brand new, live-in-the-moment track, ‘Young Again’, Evans treated fans to an impromptu round of shots to celebrate the moment.

Bringing it full circle, Tootsie’s was the Australia native’s first stop when he visited Nashville for the first time 10 years ago – dropping his bags and arriving on Broadway less than two hours after his plane landed.

“More and more when I experience big life and career moments, they remind me of all the little ones that happened before and made them possible”, Evans told The Tennessean. “I remember that moment as one of the defining ones, thinking, ‘This is the greatest city on Earth.’”

‘Young Again’ has quickly become a fan-favorite at Evans’ dynamic, one-of-a-kind live show where he commands the stage solo with his signature loop pedal. A fun party anthem that throws caution to the wind, the song couples carefree sing-along lyrics with a driving beat.

Produced by Chris DeStefano, the EP is a glimpse at Evans’ Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros. Records full-length debut album, due out this autumn. The talented singer/songwriter co-penned each track on the EP and the forthcoming album.

Previous single ‘Day Drunk’ kicks off the EP,  followed by the stirring and anthemic ‘American’ alongside ‘I Do’, which Billboard acclaimed as a “breezy love song”. The top 5 US debut single ‘Kiss Somebody’ and the brand new track ‘Young Again’ round out the release.

Morgan will very shortly take to the stage for the 12th annual ACM Honors at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and then return home to Australia for a string of SOLD-OUT headline shows. He’ll also hit the road again with Chris Young in September as a special guest on the Losing Sleep World Tour 2018.

For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit MorganEvansMusic.com. Reach out to him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MORGAN EVANS EP TRACKLISTING
1. ‘Day Drunk’
2. ‘American’
3. ‘I Do’
4. ‘Kiss Somebody’
5. ‘Young Again’

ABOUT MORGAN EVANS:
Praised by Rolling Stone as “a savvy performer with strong songwriting chops” Australian-born rising Country artist Morgan Evans is making waves with ‘Kiss Somebody’ – his debut U.S. single with Warner Music Nashville. Already a Top 5 hit at Country radio, the track has surpassed 45 million on-demand streams while skyrocketing into Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart.

Forging a path as one of the genre’s up-and-coming stars, he has been named one to watch by CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone and more.

A bona fide Country force in Australia, he has garnered countless awards and honours, most recently claiming Country Work of the Year for ‘Kiss Somebody’ at the 2018 APRA Music Awards. After sharing the bill with global superstar Taylor Swift, Country hit-maker Cole Swindell and more A-list acts, Evans is featured as a special guest on Chris Young’s Losing Sleep World Tour.

He recently completed his 10 IN 10 US tour, performing 10-straight shows in 10 days including SOLD-OUT headline dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York. His highly anticipated debut album is in production, with additional details to be revealed soon.

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(Photo credit: Devon Lancaster)

London Hard-Rockers 7HE 7OUCH Announce Debut EP ‘Seventyseven’

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ANNOUNCE SEVENTYSEVEN EP
OUT OCTOBER 29TH

‘SOLUTION’ VIDEO OUT NOW
WATCH HERE

From Athens to London, emerging rock outfit 7he 7ouch are set to release their debut EP Seventyseven on October 29th.

The new single ‘Solution’ is out now and is the first track taken from the upcoming EP. Racing with energy and unmissable hooks, the track holds a deeper message, inspired by the political turmoil affecting us across the globe and the extreme ideologies people have on how to deal with the issues.

After leaving their home in the midst of the financial crisis to pursue their dreams in London, 7he 7ouch underwent months of hardship as they found their feet in the city, which has ultimately played a major role in defining their hard hitting, alternative rock sound.

The band, formed of Constantine (vocals), Stelios (guitar), John (lead guitar), Anthony (bass) and Dave (drums), recorded Seventyseven between studios in Athens and London which consists of six explosive tracks, written and performed from their hearts.

With each member bringing influences ranging from old school rock’n’roll through to nu metal, they’ve created a record which pays homage to the past, with huge guitar solos and memorable melodies, whilst ferociously tearing into tomorrow with attitude and force.

7he 7ouch have headlined venues across London, including Camden Assembly, Cargo and Proud and have played Camden Rocks Festival in both 2015 and 2017.

Now stamping their mark as a band to watch, 7he 7ouch will be releasing music throughout 2018 with more shows soon to be announced.

 

Find more on 7he 7ouch at
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Movie Review by Kristin: THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

IMG_1667Good morning, everyone!

I was browsing the available content on Netflix this weekend and stumbled upon this cute little movie, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.

SYNOPSIS: In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

I’ve been so impressed with the quality content Netflix has included in their library lately. I’m a sucker for movies and a sucker for books, so this one was a no-brainer for me. The cast was great and the storyline was interesting. The story is set in the 1940’s and follows the characters retelling their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey to London author, Juliet Ashton. While she intends to write an article about the society and their experiences, she finds and values their friendship even more. She begins to reevaluate what she wants for her own life and helps the group find some sort of peace once they open up about the loss of a friend.

The scenery in the film was absolutely lovely and we get a glimpse of England (for those of us who have never had the pleasure of visiting). The performances were great in this. Surprisingly, Kate Winslet was slated to portray Juliet Ashton, but she dropped out of the project before filming began. Honestly, as much as I love Kate Winslet as an actress and human being, I can’t imagine anyone else playing this role other than Lily James. She really embraced the role and gave such an endearing performance.

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY does run a bit long — it sits at 124 minutes. It does include some drama, some comedy, a few flashbacks and the recipe for an old-fashioned romance, so it’s not difficult to hold your interest (in my opinion).

This is truly a beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost.

ROMES Release New Track and Video ‘Out Of It’

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RELEASE BRAND NEW TRACK 
‘OUT OF IT’

&

SHARE ACCOMPANYING MUSIC VIDEO
WATCH HERE

Canadian alt-pop quartet ROMES have released their brand new Beyonce-inspired track Out Of It, out now via Five Seven Music. This is the first taste of their upcoming second album, the follow-up to their self-titled 2017 debut.

‘Out Of It’ was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, Fitz and the Tantrums, M83) and the official music video was directed by drummer Nicolas Amadeus in Northern Ontario, Canada.

“We’ve been playing ‘Out Of It’ at our shows this year and have always had people come up to us after the shows, asking what it was. Inspired by the fans passion for the song, we decided to go back into the studio with Tony and record a studio version”, frontman Jacob Alexander explains. “The writing was inspired by Beyonce. I just imagine Queen B on stage doing that leg move she does, belting out the lyrics”.

ROMES is comprised of brothers Jacob Alexander (vocals) and Nicolas Amadeus (drums), Andrew Keyes (bass) and James Tebbitt (guitar). The childhood friends met while attending school in Ireland, connecting over their mutual passion for rock music and undeniable chemistry as musicians.

Perfecting their inimitable sound since their adolescent years, ROMES effortlessly documents true emotion in their songs while accenting each member’s personalities to create irresistible, eclectic music.

Their 2017 eponymous release, ROMES features breakout hit songs  ‘Believeand ‘Summer Soundand was praised by Billboard for its “infectious groove”.

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