Jesus Christ Superstar, the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, will be making another touring round. It will feature John Lydon (Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols) in the role of King Herod. Additionally, Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams will star as Mary Magdalene, Incubus singer Brandon Boyd will play Judas Iscariot, and 'NSync's JC Chasez will play Pontius Pilate. Ben Forster will play Jesus.
Directed by Nickolas Rossi, the film is billed as “an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.” It will feature unreleased songs, personal pictures, and rare footage in addition to interviews with Smith’s friends and collaborators. Among those appearing in the documentary are Smith’s sister Ashley, Joanna Bolme, Jon Brion, Neil Gust, Larry Crane, Rob Schnapf, and many more.
According to Entertainment Weekly, not only is the new Zach Braff helmed movie, Wish I Was Here, good, but it also features new music from Bon Iver and The Shins' frontman James Mercer.
“In this case, it was unique because we sent [music supervisor] Mary Ramos to Wisconsin to show the movie to Bon Iver, and they wrote a song pretty much on the spot,” Braff said. “She sat there in Wisconsin while they wrote a song.”
We're going to be trying out something a little different this year and featuring staff film reviews for the first time. To get things started, I have reviews up for Her and Lone Survivor, with ones for The Past and Jack Ryan coming later this week. Any feedback is welcome and hopefully 2014 ends up being as memorable and stacked as 2013. Enjoy!
Yeah! Films - the guys who have produced all of Seaway's music videos - are releasing a 24-minute documentary, Going Down On America, that chronicles Seaway's first US tour and studio time. It premieres on November 4th on YEAH! Films' YouTube channel. Watch the trailer for it in the replies.
Ben Affleck has been announced as the new Batman. He will appear opposite Henry Cavill in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, set for release July 17, 2015. As you'd expect, there's quite a discussion going on in our Entertainment Forum.
"Springsteen & I" will broadcast in over 49 countries around the world for a limited time in cinemas. This unique music documentary, made by his fans, for his fans, celebrates the 40-year career of Bruce Springsteen. More information in the replies.
Metallica's 3D film, Metallica Through the Never, will be playing in IMAX theaters on September 27th, followed by an expanded release on October 4th.
The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by Dane DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
You can watch a clip from the upcoming new season of Arrested Development over at EW. The fourth season of the show premieres on Netflix May 26th. Love the show? Come join in on the discussion in the official thread.
The track listing for The Great Gatsby soundtrack is in the replies. My excitement for a movie about one of my favorite books, is dead.
The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion. It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to ‘Moulin Rouge!’ made it a masterpiece, and ‘Romeo + Juliet’s’ score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character. This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience,” JAY Z said in a previous statement.
Our friends over at Rdio have started a new venture called Vdio. It's for movies and TV shows. Check it out.
We started with Rdio and built the most beautiful way to discover, listen, and share an endless stream of music – 18 million songs. Today, we’re previewing our next step on that journey, Vdio, a beautiful new way to buy, rent, and share your favorite movies and TV shows with your friends, in real-time.