I am so excited about this particular post. Avengers: Infinity War was one of my favorites, despite so many of our favorites turning to dust. UGHHHH. I can’t wait to see where they take this because, I mean, the universe simply can’t stay this way.
Marvel Studios released 32 character posters yesterday that are absolutely incredible! The release of these posters marks the one month countdown for the release of AVENGERS: ENDGAME, which hits theaters April 26th.
SYNOPSIS: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.
Here are the posters for the remaining allies:
And, sadly, these are the posters for those we lost in Avengers: Infinity War. Thanks a lot, Thanos!
What were your thoughts when you first saw these posters? I loved the creativity of it all. We usually don’t get this many characters posters, but with a cast like this, I guess it was inevitable. I love how the ones we lost in Avengers: Infinity War are in black & white. From a creative perspective, I thought that was awesome! But we’re gonna need all of those restored to full color, thank you very much!
I seriously can not wait to see this in the theater!
“Power Season 5 is not just good television, it is vital” – Dominic Patten, Deadline
THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON
The Thrilling Fifth Season Comes Home on Blu-ray and DVD
on May 14 from Lionsgate
“Ghost” finds himself hell-bent on avenging his daughter’s death in “Power”: The Complete Fifth Season, arriving on Blu-rayTM and DVD May 14 from Lionsgate. The Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produced drama follows the enthralling rags-to-riches tale of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York nightclub owner who leads a double life of survival and corruption as a drug kingpin. Omari Hardwick (TV’s “Being Mary Jane,” A Christmas Blessing), Lela Loren (Snitch, TV’s “Lost” and “Reign Over Me”), Naturi Naughton (TV’s “The Playboy Club” and “The Client List”), Joseph Sikora (TV’s “The Heart, She Holler” and “Underground”), and Grammy Award® winner Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’) star in this hard-hitting series about betrayal and survival.
“Power”: The Complete Fifth Season, from creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp (TV’s “The Good Wife”) and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s dangerous alliance with former drug partner and brother-in-arms Tommy Egan and mortal enemy Kanan Stark. As Ghost mourns his daughter’s death, he searches for vengeance and throws himself into his work, reaching new professional heights. But his quest for blood threatens to dismantle his legitimate legacy. He’s blind to new enemies, and as the feds grow closer to unmasking his true identity, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.
The ratings-smash hit ranked as the #2 premium scripted series in 2018 among P18-49 and P25-54, behind “Westworld,”* making Season 5 an instant fan favorite. Described as “the show we wait all year to watch” by Lea Palmieri (Decider), the “Power”: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.95 and $34.98, respectively.
Season Six of “Power” premieres later this year on the STARZ app (and On Demand).
It’s been a while since my brothers and I made plans to catch a movie together, but the release of Motley Crue & Netflix’s THE DIRT seemed like an appropriate time to change that! Let me give you just a little bit of backstory before I get into my review of the movie.
My brothers and I are all 4 years apart and I’m the youngest of three. My oldest brother has been the biggest Motley Crue fan since his teenage years, but we weren’t far behind. In 2008 I’d been laid off from my job, I had just found out that my best friend slept with the guy I was with & I was just an overall hot mess. My brother had never seen Motley live before, but he gave me his ticket to Crue Fest without a second thought. It was only natural that I repay his generosity by buying the three of us tickets to see them live TWICE after that, including seeing their Farewell Tour with our niece. The three of us had also read the book years ago, so we pretty much knew what to expect from the movie. (Side note: I’ve always had a little crush on Nikki, so there you have it.)
With that being said, the three of us made plans for a family movie night to catch THE DIRT on Netflix and we were all super stoked about it! Especially considering the fact that Motley served as producers and we all know that if something was fabricated or came across badly, Nikki would make those changes prior to the release lol.
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
In this unflinching biopic based on Motley Crue’s best-selling book, four LA misfits navigate the monster highs and savage lows of music superstardom.
First, I want to talk about the casting for the movie. Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) as Tommy Lee was absolutely PERFECT. It actually felt like we were watching Tommy act out his past. Everything from their build to their mannerisms were spot-on, so kudos to Colson for his performance.
The other guys (Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars and Daniel Webber as Vince Neil) were great as well. Admittedly, I had a little bit of a harder time believing Daniel Webber to be Vince, but he definitely had Vince’s on-stage mannerisms down. That might be partly because I’ve seen interviews with the others guys talking about their preparation and everything, but Daniel Webber hasn’t really done any press. My opinion of him in this movie has nothing to do with his acting skills though because he was great in The Punisher! It’s just difficult to portray someone so well known. Either way, you can tell that the guys all did their research on the OG’s to get this right.
I had looked up critic reviews before watching the movie myself and what I saw was awful. After watching it though, I have to disagree with their reviews. There were some things about the movie that I wasn’t particularly a fan of, but it wasn’t the debauchery that the band caused and lived through. That’s part of their story and all of what makes them Motley Crue. What I wasn’t a fan of were some of the transitions throughout the movie. I know it’s hard to take a 431-page book and almost 40 years together and make it into a 2 hour movie. But, at one point, they went from playing little club shows to playing arenas with no in between on how they got there. There was also the part where it seemed like a snarky comment from Nikki resulted in their owning their own music, but I’m sure it was much more detailed than that. It was little transitional things like that that seemed off to me. I guess it boils down to just wanting to see more. Maybe it could’ve been like a two-part movie, or like a mini-series or something.
That doesn’t take away from the quality of the movie though. THE DIRT transports you back to the 80s and definitely had great production value. What critics failed to take away from the movie is that this movie is about a band that was determined to play music their way and overcame some horrible situations over the course of their years together. Their story of success and debauchery is horrific and legendary at the same time, but these are 4 guys who went through the craziest of times and lived to tell the tale. Fans have loved seeing important moments from the band’s lives being played out on-screen, so that’s what matters most. The bottom line is that critics have always criticized Motley, but look at them now! They own their music, they have a book, a film adaptation of that book, and their music is back at the top of the charts. Seems like they’re doing alright for themselves! Plus, they still have loyal fans that are loving every second of their success.
If you’re a fan of the band, the guys as individuals, the 80s or just music and movies in general, I would recommend checking this out when you can. It’s gritty, it has moments that make you laugh and it makes you proud, as a fan, to watch the craziness that tried to take Motley away but failed! Lucky for us!
The over-the-top comedy about the secrets we all carry in our pockets, Perfect Strangers, arrives on Digital and On Demand April 16 from Lionsgate. The dramedy tells the story of seven friends who submit to a dinner game, which starts as a provocative gag but quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and “textual tension.” Adapted by director Manolo Caro (Netflix’s “The House of Flowers”) and based on the original screenplay by Paolo Genovese, Perfect Strangers will be available on Digital in both HD and SD for the suggested retail price of $9.99.
SYNOPSIS: From Mexican auteur Manolo Caro comes Perfect Strangers, the electrifying story about a seemingly simple dinner. When a group of best friends get together during a lunar eclipse to share an intimate dinner in the tasteful house of Eva (Cecilia Suárez) and Alonso (Bruno Bichir), they suspect it’s just another typical night until the hostess proposes a game. All guests must lay their cell phones on the table and read aloud all incoming messages and answer all incoming phone calls in front of the entire group.
Cecilia Suárez Overboard, Netflix’s “The House of Flowers”
Bruno Bichir Netflix’s “Narcos,” TV’s “Titans”
Mariana Treviño Overboard, Netflix’s “Club de Cuervos”
Manuel García-Rulfo The Magnificent Seven, Murder on the Orient Express
Miguel Rodarte Time Share, Saving Private Perez
Ana Claudia Talancón The Crime of Padre Amaro, Fast Food Nation
KEVIN HART AND BRYAN CRANSTON TEAM UP FOR A
POWERFUL PERFORMANCE IN THE HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT COMEDY
INSPIRED BY AN EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL MAY 14, 2019 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD MAY 21, 2019
“GENUINELY FUNNY” – JEANNETTE CATSOULIS, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Kevin Hart (Night School, Ride Along) and Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, “Breaking Bad”) pair up to tell the inspirational true story of a genuine and unique friendship in the fun and moving comedy The Upside, debuting on Digital on May 14, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on May 21, 2019 from STXfilms, Lantern Entertainment and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From acclaimed director Neil Burger (Divergent, Limitless), the film follows a discouraged out-of-work ex-con and a wealthy quadriplegic who unexpectedly come together and help each other bring back their zest for life.
A “funny and warmhearted buddy comedy” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) grounded in real emotion, The Upside earned an “A” CinemaScore from moviegoers and features a stellar supporting cast including Nicole Kidman (Aquaman, “Big Little Lies”), Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson, Boutique), Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” “ER”), Aja Naomi King (The Birth of a Nation, “How to Get Away with Murder”), and Tate Donovan (Argo, “Damages”).
SYNOPSIS: Recently paroled ex-convict, Dell Scott (Hart) strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Phillip Lacasse (Cranston) in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy. From worlds apart, Dell and Phillip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities.
The Upside on Blu-rayTM, DVD, and Digital comes loaded with special bonus content including a gag reel, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and a breakdown of the onscreen chemistry between Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston.
BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL
Onscreen Chemistry: Kevin and Bryan – Film stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston talk about their unique characters and working together on The Upside.
Creating a Story of Possibility – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston share insight on how their characters, Dell Scott and Phillip Lacasse, unexpectedly come together to help each other unlock a new world of possibilities.
Bridging Divisions – Director Neil Burger and Kevin Hart talk about how two very different people find common ground through compassion for each other.
Embracing Positivity – Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston open up about positive messages in the film and the power of hope, love, and friendship.
Presenting a Different Side of Kevin Hart – Neil Burger, Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston discuss Kevin’s career-changing role and his fantastic performance.
The Upside will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.
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“A darkly comedic thrill ride” — Mark S. Allen, ABC-TV
Blood Runs Cold
The Action-Packed Thriller Arrives on Digital May 3 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on May 14 from Lionsgate®
4K Ultra HD to Include Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos®
Academy Award® nominee and mega-action hero Liam Neeson (1993, Best Actor, Schindler’s List; also known for The Commuter, Taken franchise, Widows) stars as a father in search of answers after his son is mysteriously murdered in Cold Pursuit, arriving on Digital May 3 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand May 14 from Lionsgate. Based on his 2014 Norwegian film, Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance), director Hans Petter Moland delivers thrills and chills in what critics call “an excellent film” (Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post), written for the screen by Frank Baldwin. The edge-of-your-seat thriller also stars Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express), Golden Globe® nominee Emmy Rossum (2005, Best Actress, The Phantom of the Opera), and Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern (2014, Best Supporting Actress, Wild).
SYNOPSIS: Featuring a wildly entertaining mix of dynamic action and dark humor, Cold Pursuit stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a snowplow driver whose quiet family life is upended after his son’s murder. Nels begins a vengeful hunt for Viking, the drug lord he holds responsible for the killing, eliminating Viking’s associates one by one. As Nels draws closer to Viking, his actions bring even more unexpected and violent consequences, as he proves that revenge is all in the execution.
Take home Cold Pursuit and learn what it took to make this action-packed thriller with a behind-the-scenes featurette, cast and crew interviews, and deleted scenes. Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision® HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Additionally, the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features Dolby Atmos® audio mixed specifically for the home, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Cold Pursuit 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.
4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
Interview with Actor Liam Neeson
Interview with Director Hans Petter Moland
“Welcome to Kehoe: Behind the Scenes on Cold Pursuit” Featurette
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
“Welcome to Kehoe: Behind the Scenes on Cold Pursuit” Featurette
HEADLINE LONDON’S SCALA APRIL 29TH & SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘BOOM’
X Ambassadors are coming to the UK next month to play a headline show at London’s Scala on April 29th. It will be the award-winning trio’s only UK show forming part of their European run in May.
Having started the year off by releasing their funky, indie pop-rock banger ‘BOOM’, they’ve now shared the yellow and black soaked video, which was directed by award-winning filmmaker and actor Tess Elliot.
Co-written by the band and produced by Ricky Reed (Twenty One Pilots, Leon Bridges), ‘BOOM’ is a song about recovery and personal revolutions. As it’s beat rocks, personal demons and toxic relationships recede in the rearview mirror and the accompanying video depicts this strong message.
The artwork for the track is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colourway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually and is creatively re-interpreted in the video with the use of lights.
Having clocked-up over 4.3 million streams on Spotify, ‘BOOM’ is a popping, lyrically resilient track and an exciting taster of what to expect from their upcoming album due later this year.
The eagerly anticipated second installment is the follow-up to the 2015 gold-certified, breakthrough album VHS, which spawned the multi-platinum selling singles ‘Renegades’ and ‘Unsteady’ and led the band into the mainstream consciousness and a global touring frenzy.
The band have collaborated with a number of top name artists from Imagine Dragons, Tom Morello, Eminem, Jamie N Commons, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa to the likes of Machine Gun Kelly last year on the track ‘Home’ ft. Bebe Rexha.
Formed of brothers Sam and Casey Harris alongside drummer Adam Levin, X Ambassadors’ superb live performances took UK audiences by storm and in 2017 appeared at Reading and Leeds festivals performing to a pack-out crowd on the Radio 1/NME before selling out their headline show at London’s ULU. Last year they returned to London’s Brixton Electric during their massive three-month voyage across the US and Europe and are thrilled to be back in the city next month for another incredible show at the Scala.
Renowned for delivering huge, hook-laden pop hits shaped by Sam’s exceptional vocal and songwriting skills and the band’s flawless instrumentation, the new album will see an evolution of X Ambassadors sound designed for 2019 and beyond.
“A serious talent” – Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1) “This is great” – John Kennedy (Radio X) “His work has a sparkling melodic touch” – Clash Magazine
Archie Faulks has shared the video for his new single, ‘Hung Up’, following the announcement of his first headline tour this April.
The video premiered with CelebMix who said, “He has become renowned for his ability to plough a unique pop sound into his captivating song-writing and this is no different with ‘Hung Up’ – we absolutely love the track! The music video for the single mirrors the nature of the track, with its infectiously catchy and upbeat and up-tempo beat throughout, in both the track and music video. The video has a relatively chilled, relaxed nature to it, depicting ‘the making of a music video’, with Archie’s personality shining through in the video.”
The video sees Archie throwing himself into uninhibited exuberance, dancing through the buoyant melodies of the track and showing a brand new side of himself as a tongue-in-cheek pop star.“The video for ‘Hung Up’ was a fun idea me and Frederick Wilkinson had whilst on a photoshoot: a music video about the making of a music video,” says Archie “The video cuts between me trying to be cool, and failing, dancing in an over the top style while Fred tells the stage hands to play out his vision for the video, a ludicrous combination of balloons and capes. It was a hell of a lot of fun to shoot and edit hopefully it captured the fun essence of the song; while also depicting the ‘Hung Up’ side of it with me getting more and more pissed off/diva-ish as the video continues.”
‘Hung Up’ sees Archie deliver his brightest sound yet, channeling a pop sensibility into his enthralling songwriting. The new single follows the release of his debut single ‘It Rains’ and ‘Blackout’ in 2018. Both songs proved hits at radio with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X, while they clocked up almost two million streams & counting across Apple Music & Spotify.
The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.
He’s hitting the road again in April for his first ever headline tour and will play seven dates across the country, starting at The Jacaranda, Liverpool on April 13th, finishing at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd.
Archie has also been announced to play The Great Escape Festival & Live At Leeds festivals.
Aviron Pictures has released a new still from the studio’s forthcoming drama AFTER, starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. In the image, Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) says her last goodbye to her mother Carol (Selma Blair) before starting college.
Selma Blair shared that the film “is also a throwback to ‘Cruel Intentions,’ except I’m playing the mom instead of Christine Baranski.”
Plus, AFTER author Anna Todd had the film in mind when casting her, adding “Selma Blair as Carol is my teenage dreams coming true, because I loved ‘Cruel Intentions.’ Selma and Jo not only look alike, their spirits are the same. I honestly feel like every single person in the cast is exactly who they should be, even if they are these huge movie stars.”
Director: Jenny Gage Writer: Susan McMartin, based upon the book “After” by Anna Todd Cast: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin Producers: Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, Jennifer Gibgot, Anna Todd, Aron Levitz, Meadow Williams and Dennis Pelino
SYNOPSIS: Based on Anna Todd’s best-selling novel which became a worldwide phenomenon on social storytelling platform Wattpad, AFTER follows Tessa (Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.
AFTER will open in theaters everywhere on April 12, 2019!
Lionsgate and Pantelion Films have released the teaser trailer for hilarious new comedy LAS PÍLDORAS DE MI NOVIO (My Boyfriend’s Meds).
SYNOPSIS: Jess (Sandra Echeverria) is a talented, high-powered marketing executive at an upscale tequila company who falls for Hank (Jaime Camil), a charismatic mattress store owner she meets while shopping for a new bed. Hank’s charm and good looks convince Jess he is “Mr. Right,” but Hank hasn’t been completely open with Jess- Hank suffers from a variety of issues for which he takes an endless assortment of medications. On the night Hank decides to reveal his issues to Jess, she surprises him with an invite to accompany her on a work retreat to a remote island resort. Surprised by the suddenness of this next step in their relationship, he decides to keep his secret a little longer. When the new couple arrives to the island, Hank is horrified to discover that he left his meds behind and is no longer able hide his various symptoms. What is supposed to be a tropical “business and pleasure” trip begins to spiral out of control, and Hank goes from a handsome charmer to an erratic loudmouth- at the cost of Jess not only losing out an overdue promotion, but her job! Jess and Hank face the ultimate couple’s test- learning what it means to be madly in love.
Directed by Diego Kaplan, the Spanish-language film with English subtitles also stars Ana Belena, Brian Baumgartner, Kevin Holt, Daniel Tovar, Pamela Almaza, Juan Soler, James Maslow and Brooke Shields.
LAS PILDORAS DE MI NOVIO (My Boyfriend’s Meds) will open on August 30, 2019!
LAS PILDORAS DE MI NOVIO (My Boyfriend’s Meds) | Official Channels
Hannah Grace has released her new single ‘The Bed You Made’ through Never Fade Records. The track is the first to be taken from her new EP of the same name, out April 5th ahead of her headline shows in London and Cardiff, and was featured in Spotify’s New Music Friday today.
Subtle, minimal instrumentation provides the backdrop for Hannah’s incredible and emotive vocals on ‘The Bed You Made’. The soft piano tones accompany rich, moving vocal crescendos, which accentuate the track’s touching lyrics. The video for the single is filmed from the perspective of Hannah’s ex, following her in a continuous shot while she explains how she’ll be better on her own.
“I wrote ‘The Bed You Made’ after being hurt by someone I loved,” says Hannah. “It is definitely the most honest and raw song I’ve ever written and I’m actually a little nervous to share it with the world, but writing the song helped me to reach the conclusion that I am ok on my own. Heartbreak is hard, but ultimately I think if we are good to ourselves we’ll be alright in the end. So, this song is for anyone who’s been cheated on by an ex, I hope this song can give you the courage to be okay on your own.“
Throughout the rest of the EP, Hannah’s incredible vocal abilities take centre stage amid minimalist musicality, with stripped back and raw production echoing its lyrical content. The result is a moving and timeless collection of tracks that ranges between the uplifting and gloriously cathartic. The EP was co-written with her friends and collaborators Martin Luke Brown, Gabrielle Aplin and Jessica Sharman.
‘The Bed You Made’ follows the release of previous singles ‘With You’ and ‘Oh River’, both of which proved hits at radio, with plays from both Dermot O’Leary on his Radio 2 show and BBC Radio Wales respectively. She’s also appeared on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Zoe Ball’s ITV programme, in addition to a slot at the BBC Biggest Weekend for Radio 2 in Perth, Scotland.
Hannah Grace closed 2018 with the release of the collaborative Christmas EP December alongside Gabrielle Aplin. The lead single and title track featured on 14 ‘New Music Friday’ Spotify playlists, and was spotlighted in the UK and US Top 10, as well as being played on Radio 2. The EP also featured three beautiful covers of classic Christmas tracks.
Hannah first caught the attention of Never Fade label owner Gabrielle Aplin through her covers uploaded onto YouTube. Her covers have since gone on to win over even more high profile supporters and Gabrielle signed her to Never Fade Records, which is distributed worldwide by AWAL.
In 2017 Hannah garnered praise from Lady Gaga after posting a cover of her hit ‘Million Reasons’, which provoked Gaga to tweet the video and call Hannah a “superstar”. Meanwhile in the same year her cover of ‘Praise You’ soundtracked the Lloyds Bank TV advert and clocked up over 3 million streams.
‘The Bed You Made’ is the latest taste of brand new music from Hannah, with her show stopping performance setting the precedent for the year ahead when she is set to turn even more heads.
THE BED YOU MADE EP TRACKLIST
1. The Bed You Made
2. Different Kind Of Love
APRIL 2019 LIVE DATES
8th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
9th – London, Camden Assembly
Electronic alt rock band VISTA have released an acoustic version of their 2018 single “Born For Blood,” available on YouTube NOW. The single, released in September 2018, is VISTA’s most recently released track.
An electronically-tinged alternative rock band, NY-based outfit VISTA originally formed in late 2015. Comprised of lead vocalist Hope Vista and guitarist Greg Almeida, the band combines both modern alternative rock and electronic influences to create their unique anthemic sound. VISTA released their debut 4-track EP “VERSUS” shortly after their original inception, in which their debut single “On The Brink” debuted worldwide on idobi radio. Their name hasn’t been shy in the press, since; the band has garnered praise from outlets such as Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Substream, and AXS.
Throughout 2017, VISTA has supported Fueled By Ramen artist Against The Current at Irving Plaza, gained idobi rotation with their single “Henchmen,” an anti-oppression anthem, and completed two headlining tours. Their most recent 7-track EP, “Long Live,” released in July 2017, centralizes around the theme of finding an oasis in a dystopian society. “Long Live” immediately made its’ way onto three different iTunes charts and sparked the completion of two US tours, in August and November, respectively. Most recently in 2018, VISTA released 2 singles “Witch Hunt” and “Born For Blood,” both produced by ZK Productions), completed their third US tour “The Bloodlust Tour,” played a date of the Vans Warped Tour, and played multiple support dates with Set It Off. “Witch Hunt” premiered worldwide on idobi radio, quickly garnering 130,000 Spotify streams, and earned video rotation in Journeys’ stores nationwide.
You can catch VISTA on the “On The Hunt Tour: Part II” this April, with support from Pollyanna. All dates can be viewed below. Tickets will be available at www.vistaband.co/tour.
4/18 – Attleboro, MA – Patterson Creations
4/20 – Summit, NJ – Mondo Summit
4/22 – Buffalo, NY – Stamps
4/23 – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
4/24 – Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar
4/26 – Columbus, NJ – Donatos Basement
4/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Creep Records
4/28 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
4/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds
VISTA’s acoustic version of “Born For Blood” can be watched HERE.
“The Making of Edge” Showcases Celebrity’s Relentless Pursuit of Perfection and Evolution of the Guest Experience in Partnership with World-Renowned Designers and Architects
Celebrity Edge is Celebrity Cruises’ first new ship in over six years, and it has already made an impact in the cruising industry thanks to its commitment to design and technological innovation. Inspired by the success and recent popularity of high-end film work covering the processes of artists and craftsmen Celebrity hired a team of filmmakers, Artex Productions, to dig deeper into the story and to create a more beautiful experience for viewers, one that paralleled the experience of being on Celebrity Edge itself.
Through lush cinematography and placing the focus back on aesthetics and craft, “The Making of Edge” explores the ideas behind the inception, creation, and design of the ship, and what the designers and architects intended and their process and passion for what they do. The 30-minute film, first of its kind in the industry, crosses continents and spans over two years of filming, following world-famous architects like Tom Wright (creator of the Burj al Arab, the famous sailboat-shaped building that graces the skyline in Dubai) and designers like Kelly Hoppen as they share their inspirations and processes in an intimate and personal way.
“We wanted the film to represent the experience of going on Celebrity Edge, in that it was beautiful, thoughtful about every detail, and it was a true labor of love on the part of its creators,” said Tim Warren, Chief Creative Officer, Artex Productions. “I don’t think there’s ever been a piece quite like this commissioned by the cruise industry.”
“The response to the transformational Celebrity Edge has been just incredible. So many people want to know what it took to design, build and launch this transformational ship,” said Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. “’The Making of Edge’ special will give viewers a behind-the-scenes view and many stories that have yet to be told by so many who were involved in its creation. We are so thrilled to share this exclusive insider’s perspective with the world.”
Celebrity Edgewas the first ship to be completely designed using 3D technology, another element that the film wanted to capture. The film experience makes extensive use of high-end 3D renderings to show viewers the spaces as the designers intended them, in order to make a powerful connection to how the final ship came out.
“The Making of Edge” aired on NBC affiliate WTVJ/NBC6 on March 16, 2019, at 7:00 PM in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Celebrity Edge began her inaugural season sailing alternating seven-night Eastern and western Caribbean itineraries in December 2019. In summer 2019, the ship will transport guests to the stunning vistas of the Mediterranean with a range of seven- to 11-night sailings from iconic cities like Barcelona and Rome. Sailing round-trip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Celebrity Edge made her first maiden voyage on December 9, 2018. Bookings are now open at www.celebritycruises.com/edge, or through a travel advisor. Building on Celebrity Edge‘s incredible momentum, she’ll be joined by Celebrity Apex in 2020, and two additional sister ships in 2021 and 2022.
About Artex Productions
Artex Productions is an award-winning full-service video agency, deployed around the world at a moment’s notice to transform brand and business directives into compelling film work. They have offices in Miami and Los Angeles.
About Celebrity Cruises
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Just wanted to take a second to wish ya’ll a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I remember growing up here in Miami, I never really told people I was Irish because I stuck more with my Cuban side. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to appreciate both sides of my heritage! You’ll never find me without a claddagh ring (or my claddagh & shamrock tattoos lol).
So, go outside and find some 4-leaf clovers & enjoy some corned beef & cabbage as we will be!
‘MAD’ VIDEO RELEASED FILMED AT RAK STUDIOS WATCH HERE
UK & EU TOUR STARTS IN APRIL
Acclaimed London four-piece The King’s Parade have released the video for their new single ‘Mad’. The video is filmed at the iconic RAK Studios where the band recorded and produced the song alongside Rob Brinkmann (Pixies, Royal Blood, Barns Courtney).
Regarding recording the song at RAK frontman Olly Corpe says, “We recorded ‘Mad’ at RAK right after a 22 hour drive coming from a gig in Madrid. Weirdly, I think the extreme tiredness worked in our favour – we were too tired to care or think and in this case I feel like that added a spontaneity to our performance.”
‘Mad’ finds The King’s Parade delivering a deep song addressing human consciousness. The song flits between smooth and gritty vocals, driven by a captivating percussive sound that builds towards a huge anthemic chorus. It sees The King’s Parade blend alt-soul and blues influences with a pop sensibility that plays like a melding of Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys and Leon Bridges.
Regarding the single Olly says, “‘Mad’ is about the energy felt between two people we tend to call chemistry. It can happen the second you see or meet someone, or it can happen over time, but it’s just a feeling you have within yourself. It can’t be quantified or justified; it’s just a state of being. Sometimes it feels so mysterious that you start to question whether it exists at all. ‘Mad’ is about that moment.”
‘Mad’ is the first taste of new music from The King’s Parade following the release of their Woman EP last year, which saw them receive strong tastemaker support from the likes of BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Clash, Mahogany and many more.
They’ve built up a fervent live fan base and have completed a number of sold out headline tours across the UK and Europe. The King’s Parade are hitting the road again in April. They will play four countries in Europe before coming to the UK to play three dates across the country including London, Leeds and Brighton. Full tour dates can be found below:
THE KING’S PARADE APRIL TOUR DATES
7th – Madrid, Siroco
12th – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
19th – Paris, Le 1999
20th – The Hague, Paardcafe
24th – London, Borderline
26th – Leeds, Headrow House
27th – Brighton, Marwood
“A soulful blend of indie textures” Clash
“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe” The Independent
“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals” Wonderland
“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single” Alternative Press
“A rich slice of alt-soul” Mahogany
“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there” EARMILK
“Sure to leave a major mark across the indie music scene.” Happy Magazine
The One-and-Only Mary Poppins Is Back and Nominated for Four Academy Awards®, Including Best Original Song
Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” On Digital 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere March 12 and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ March 19
Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” the irresistible, timeless sequel based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers, has had audiences dancing in their seats and critics singing its praises, earning Academy Award® nominations for best original song, best original score, best costume design and best production design. Directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall, who helmed screen adaptations of “Chicago,” “Nine” and “Into the Woods,” and starring Emily Blunt, Golden Globe®-nominated for her role as practically-perfect nanny Mary Poppins, and award-winning composer, lyricist and performer Lin-Manuel Miranda as charming lamplighter Jack, the fantastical film arrives into homes instantly on Digital 4K Ultra HD™/HD and Movies Anywhere March 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 19 — with a sing-along version and never-before-seen bonus features.
Bonus material explores the making of “Mary Poppins Returns,” going behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and crew who collaborated to make even the impossible possible. Extensive extras include a trip down Cherry Tree Lane with original cast member Dick Van Dyke, a sing-along version including the heartfelt Academy Award®-nominated “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” bloopers, deleted scenes, a deleted song and filmmaker commentary. Features also reveal the magic and moxie that went into creating large-scale musical production numbers, such as “Trip a Little Light Fantastic,” a rousing song-and-dance number led by Jack and his fellow lamplighters; “The Royal Doulton Music Hall” and “A Cover Is Not the Book,” showcasing the tremendous talents of Blunt and Miranda; “Turning Turtle,” an upside-down sequence featuring Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric Cousin Topsy; and “Can You Imagine That?” an underwater adventure with Mary Poppins and the Banks children.
In “Mary Poppins Returns,” Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) — just a child when Mary Poppins first visited 17 Cherry Tree Lane — is now a grown man raising his children Annabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and Georgie (Joel Dawson) with help from his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer). Times are tough in Depression-era London but the winds begin to change and the enigmatic governess, whose unique magical skills can turn any ordinary task into a fantastic adventure, enters the lives of the Banks family once again, having not aged a single day. Teaming up with an old friend, Jack, they take the Banks children on a series of whimsical adventures, encountering colorful characters like Mary’s eccentric Cousin Topsy (Streep), Jack’s lovable band of leeries and bank executives William Weatherall Wilkins (Colin Firth) and Mr. Dawes Jr. (Van Dyke) — bringing life, love and laughter back into the home.
“Mary Poppins Returns” will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code), a single DVD or a Digital Bundle with both “Mary Poppins Returns” and the 1964 classic “Mary Poppins.”
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“Combines Tame Impala synths with solid, Maccabees-lite choruses – they’re well-equipped to win plenty of people over in 2019” NME
“On newie ‘Sun Skin Air’, London quartet SUN SILVA manage to crib together classic driving melodies, woozy psych and a tendency for the unexpected – to create an intoxicating whole” DIY
“A persistent rhythmic drumming propels the ears and then as the crescendo builds, an ominous clash and we’re instantly hooked… ‘Sun Skin Air’ hits a high during its dreamy psychedelic flourishes” WONDERLAND
HEADLINE LONDON SHOW ANNOUNCED CAMDEN ASSEMBLY – MAY 4th
PLAYING SUMMER FESTIVALS HIT THE NORTH, LIVE AT LEEDS, DOT TO DOT & BARN ON THE FARM
Fast-rising London collective SUN SILVA have released the video for their critically acclaimed new single ‘Sun Skin Air’. The band have also announced a headline London show at Camden Assembly on May 4th. Tickets are on sale now via Live Nation.
‘Sun Skin Air’ is a high-octane cut that combines propulsive beats with Temples-esque harmony-laden psychedelic flourishes. The trippy accompanying video captures the band performing across London amid waves of cosmic mind-bending visuals.
Regarding the single frontman Oscar Gormley says, “We wrote ‘Sun Skin Air’ in a horrible hostel with no fan during a visit to Spain. It’s a hard hitter, kind of Krauty and a bit gritty – probably due to the frustration of being in that room. This song is much weirder than ‘Blue Light’, which is the way we wanted to go with this one.”
‘Sun Skin Air’ has been added to the NME Radio playlist and championed by John Kennedy on his Radio X ‘Xposure’ show. The song has also received strong support from press tastemakers including NME, DIY and many others.
It follows the release of their debut single ‘Blue Light’ last year. Its release saw SUN SILVA burst onto the scene and achieve strong critical acclaim from the likes of DIY, Dork and Clash, alongside major radio support from Radio 1, Radio X and BBC Introducing.
SUN SILVA have been quick to put their firm stamp on the UK live scene and have already played an impressive number of sold out headline shows in London including The Lexington, Sebright Arms and Paper Dress Vintage.
Last year SUN SILVA completed their first tour of the UK in association with the Radio 1 Indie Show. Additionally they played major support slots for the likes of Jungle, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Swimming Girls, while also making their debut festival appearance at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival.
The band will play further festivals this year and have been announced to perform at Live At Leeds, Dot To Dot, Hit The North and Barn On The Farm. The band have also been announced to support Luna Bay at London’s OMEARA on March 11th.
SUN SILVA have been quick to prove themselves one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from London and 2019 looks set to be a defining year for the collective.
SUN SILVA are Oscar Gormley (vocals/guitar), Charlie Woof-Byrne (keys), Jake Brown (drums), Sam Becker (bass).
Last night, BOOKSMART Premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas at the Paramount Theater.
Now, the Official Trailer for BOOKSMART is available!
SYNOPSIS: Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.
Director: Olivia Wilde Writers: Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins And Susanna Fogel And Katie Silberman Producers: Megan Ellison p.g.a., Jessica Elbaum p.g.a., Katie Silberman, Chelsea Barnard p.g.a., David Distenfeld Executive Producers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jillian Longnecker, Scott Robertson, Alex G. Scott Cast: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams with Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis
“One of the best shows on television, with non-stop twists” – Brandon Davis, ComicBook.com
AMC’s Hit Television Drama Returns!
Worlds Collide When Season 4 Comes to Blu-rayTM and DVD on March 5
There’s no calm after the storm when Season 4 of “Fearthe Walking Dead” – the companion series to the #1-rated cable series “The Walking Dead” – arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD March 5 from Lionsgate. Morgan Jones crosses over into unknown territory as the worlds of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” collide in what has been hailed as “absolute must-watch television” by ComicBook.com. “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 4 stars Lennie James (TV’s “The Walking Dead” and “Save Me”), Alycia Debnam-Carey (TV’s “The 100,” Friend Request, Into the Storm), Kim Dickens (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Gone Girl), Frank Dillane (TV’s “Sense8,” In the Heart of the Sea, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Colman Domingo (Selma, Lincoln), Danay Garcia (TV’s Prison Break”), and new season regulars Maggie Grace (Taken, The Hurricane Heist), Garret Dillahunt (12 Years a Slave, No Country for Old Men), and Jenna Elfman (TV’s “Dharma & Greg,” Friends with Benefits).
In Season 4 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” we will see the world of Madison Clark (Dickens) and her family through new eyes — the eyes of Morgan Jones (James), who is joining the story from the world of “The Walking Dead.” The characters’ immediate pasts mix with an uncertain present of struggle and discovery as they meet new friends, foes, and threats. They fight for each other, against each other, and against a legion of the dead, and work to build an existence strong enough to resist the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. There will be darkness and light; terror and grace; and the heroic, mercenary, and craven, all crashing together toward a new reality for “Fear the Walking Dead.”
The home entertainment release of “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 4 includes four different audio commentaries with cast and crew, providing an in-depth, personal account of how episodes 401, 405, 410, and 416 were made. The “Fearthe Walking Dead” Season4 Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $44.99 and $39.98, respectively.
Produced by AMC Studios, “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, and Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero.
BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Episode 401 Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Scott Gimple, Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg
Episode 405 Audio Commentary with Director Michael Satrazemis, Actors Jenna Elfman and Garret Dillahunt
Episode 410 Audio Commentary with Director Michael Satrazemis and Actress Alycia Debnam-Carey
Episode 416 Audio Commentary with Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg
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