In honor of the recent release of the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records here are some fun pop culture questions for you: 1. First film to feature an entirely computer-generated character. 2. Most lucrative filmmaking partnership between an actor and director. 3. First U.S. female to write or co-write every track on aContinue reading “Take The Guinness World Records 2009 Pop-Culture Quiz”
Here is a video of Brandi Carlile performing the Johnny Cash song, Folsom Prison Blues. We had a chance to hear Brandi play the song live at her great concert last Friday at the Oregon Zoo. For her tour dates, please click HERE.
The brick road wasn’t just yellow. It was school-bus-parked-on-the-surface-of-the-sun yellow. That’s because when The Wizard of Oz premiered in 1939, Hollywood was still testing its newest toy, three-color Technicolor, and studios wanted to astonish audiences with supersaturated hues. Today Hollywood is looking to 3-D movies–now enjoying a digitally fueled renaissance–to make an impression asContinue reading “3-D Movies: Coming Back at You”
Now that their feud is over, Cheech and Chong are high on plans to reunite for their first comedy tour in more than 25 years. Cheech Marin told AP Radio that he and Tommy Chong “looked at each other going, ‘If we’re ever going to do something it has to be now because you’re notContinue reading “Cheech and Chong Reunite”
About two years ago, Warner Bros. announced that 300 director Zack Snyder would be adapting that gold standard of comics, Watchmen, into a feature film. The response was nothing short of orgiastic — from just about everyone except Watchmen‘s own scribe, Alan Moore, who remains ambivalent about all the hoopla. The 54-year-old writer and co-creatorContinue reading “An Interview With Alan Moore”
The Rocket Man just hooked up with the ice cream guys. Elton John has joined the rarified and rather delicious ranks of Stephen Colbert, Jerry Garcia, Monty Python, Dave Matthews and Phish, becoming the latest celebrity inspiration for a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor: Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road. The limited-edition treat will be rolled outContinue reading “Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road”
When the funniest man in England took over Madison Square Garden earlier this month, HBO was on hand to tape the concert. In November, Ricky Gervais, original star and co-creator of The Office, will trot out his first televised stab at stand-up comedy. At a Thursday press tour session organized by the Television CriticsContinue reading “Ricky Gervais Tapes HBO Comedy Special”