Filmschoolrejects.com posted a very interesting excerpt from the book Tales from Development Hell in which Frank Darabont discussed the script he wrote back in 2003 that never came to fruition for the India Jones series. There’s some very interesting and revealing stuff here. I was pretty amazed to see how much of Darabont’s 2003 script ended up in “The Crystal Skull”. We can only wonder how good this movie could have been had Darabont helmed it.
If you’re looking for some musical/rock/theater to pass the time then look no further. Tim Armstrong of the legendary punk band Rancid has written his own musical that takes place in the seedy underbelly of Rock and Roll. Check out this first episode and see what Armstrong brings to his latest project.
Homage to the classic American Musicals, Tim Timebomb’s RockNRoll theater centers on Armstrong as today’s punk rock Rod Serling, leading and narrating suspenseful episodes with a variety of special guest actors and musicians. Each Episode features extensive song and dance numbers with hard-hitting rock musical songs and rousing dance numbers all wrapped in a dark edge and all written by Armstrong.
If you’re interested in a rap album who’s lyrics are inspired by the tv show/movie and also uses samples directly from Firefly do I have a treat for you. Head on over to Adamwarrock.com and download this gem for free. Check out the first single below for a taste of what the album brings…
Here’s the story behind the album from the liner notes…
ADAM WAROCK & MIKAL KHILL PRESENT…
THE BROWNCOATS MIXTAPE
First I made a mixtape about The West Coast Avengers, then I made one about a bunch of comic titles in conjunction with
Oni Press Books. It was time to move past comics. It was time for a bigger target. It was time to fguratively shoot for the
When I tossed some ideas out for the next mixtape, the idea for doing a mixtape based on Firefy originally came from a
loose idea to do a
If you grew up watching The Muppets movies you’ll recognize a lot of favorites being covered here from some great bands. I particularly enjoyed Rainbow Connection and Our World. Good stuff here courtesy of NPR. The album hits August 23 and is definitely worth picking up.
Here’s Drew Barrymore’s take on the classic romeo and juliet/west side story for Best Coast’s music video “Our Deal”. Interesting to see a lot of hot you actors doing cameos including Chloe Moretz, Donald Glover, Miranda Cosgrove and Alia Shawkat.
The Book of Mormon’ took home nine Tonys Sunday and the night’s biggest crown thanks to a story and song that both poked fun and honored Broadway’s history.
‘South Park’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone beat out ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ and ‘Sister Act’ to win the title for the musical about two Mormon missionaries who find more than they bargain for in Uganda.
The show’s win wasn’t a huge surprise with more than $10 million in sales and 14 Tony nominations.
Chris Rock even joked that opening the envelope to make the announcement was like “buying dinner for a hooker”, but it wasn’t always that way, especially when the musical was being conceived.
“That was the big question: are the grey hairs gonna come and are the South Park people going to come to something they can’t afford?” says Stone. “But I’ve seen some really old people in there laughing their asses off!”
True to the style of ‘South Park’, the script is rife with plenty of four-letter words and controversial lyrics but star Nikki M. James points out: “Any dialogue is better than no dialogue. We’re getting people talking!”
Cassettes Won’t Listen who were previously know for their controversial/allegedly illegal “Ludacris Democracy”, a mash up of Ludacris raps over the instrumentation of Axel Rose’s Chinese Democracy which led to a cease and desist from the RIAA are back in the news again after the name of their latest album got out. They have now received a c and d letter from Kevin Spacey after naming their upcoming album after him. This guy is apparently smarter than the average bear though and dropped the K and was able to stay out of court. Look for EVINSPACEY to hit stores on June 21. That is unless there’s a guy named Evin Spacey out there who has a good lawyer…
Yesterday we previewed the new album by the beastie boys and today we’ve got a new song from The Lonely Island featuring Snoop Dog called “Turtleneck and Chain”. It’s exactly what you’ve come to expect from the guys, silly raps about stuff that isn’t normally funny but when dropped like this it is.
I grew up on the Beastie Boys and have certainly enjoyed watching them grow as artists as well as musicians. Here’s your chance to check out their new album and see where this next musical adventure has taken them. Enjoy… Hot Sauce Committee Part Two by Beastie Boys
This from somekindofawesome.com.
Apparently Beck recorded some mini version of songs for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World that have now been released and you can check them out here. I love Scott Pilgrim, its a real representation of what I thought the world would be like growing up, full of power ups and 1 up block. Apparently it is not. I’m still waiting. Either way here are some very cool unreleased clips from Beck and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World…
Christopher Tin made video game history yesterday by winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for his song, Baba Yetu, featured prominently as the main theme song of Civilization IV. The composer, who wrote the song for his former Stanford University roommate Soren Johnson, has also seen the work featured at the largest choreographed water fountain in the world at the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai.
The game picked up its award for its inclusion on the debut album “Calling all Dawns” by the artist Christopher Tin, although it was originally scored to serve as the theme for Sid Meier’s best-selling game. You can find it listed over on the grammy’s Web site at number 86, and if you haven’t heard the song before, then it’s not too late to enjoy what is probably one of the most delightful, uplifting piece of video game music to ever be crafted. Enjoy.
Film-Composer, the legendary John Barry is no longer breathing air, reported USA today. Responsible for composing the scores of films such as Midnight Cowboy, Dances With Wolves, Out Of Africa and 11 James Bond films, this is a man who’s music will live forever, even though he did not.
Pay your respects, and watch one of these films that he helped to make memorable in the extreme, and for once think very hard about how integral the music is to the theatrical experience.