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The rise and reunion of all hard rock bands made popular from the 1990s is a nearly complete endeavor, with Candlebox already on board and preparing another effort As outlined below, though, let's remember that the group wasn't gone all that long.
Cuddly-soft titled "Love Stories & Other Musings" is due on April 3, tipping off with single "Believe In It." It features the overdriven mastering that so many commercial rock songs these days have grown accustomed to, plus the work-hard-love-hard positivity of Kevin Martin.
A review of the "Southland" fourth season finale coming up just as soon as I sing a little Nicki Minaj for you...
"Doctor Who" fans already knew that this season — the show's 50th anniversary season — would be the last one to feature Karen Gillan as the Doctor's trusted companion Amy Pond (and also Arthur Darvill as Amy's husband Rory). And now we know who will be tasked with replacing her: 25-year-old actress Jenna-Louise Coleman, who's previously been on UK shows like "Emmerdale."
A quick review of "The River" season — and quite probably series — finale coming up just as soon as I get back to my sandwich...
A review of tonight's "New Girl" — perhaps the best episode the show has done to date — coming up just as soon as I blame my period...
Madonna wants to be good, but she just can't make it happen. Temptation looms at every turn in the video for "Girl Gone Wild."
The video, which debuted on E! Television Tuesday night, is one of her most stylized, which is saying a lot given her video canon. Shot in black and white, like "Justify My Love" and "Vogue," and featuring Madonna in chains, like in "Express Yourself," it also shows her being fondled by a bevy of beautiful, pansexual, shirtless men. Who wants to even try to be good under such circumstances?
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There is something about hockey that lends itself naturally to comedy when someone makes a film about it. "Slap Shot" is one of the best sports films of the '70s, and even today, it holds up because there's something authentic about the world it creates. I think it's the casual brutality of the sport that makes it so cinematic, and the script that was adapted by Jay Baruchel & Evan Goldberg from the novel by Adam Frattasio & Doug Smith feels like a perfect fit for the comic gifts of director Michael Dowse.
I don't understand how Dowse is still marginalized. I'm late to the game, but when I caught up with "Fubar" and "Fubar: Balls To The Wall" and realized they were both from the same director as "It's All Gone Pete Tong," it was one of those moments where I suddenly realized I'm a fan of someone and didn't even know it. I'm guessing part of what roadblocked him professionally was the film "Take Me Home Tonight," which started life as "Kids In America" before it sat on a shelf for a few years. Anytime you have a film that flames out like that, no matter what the reason, it can have a huge impact on your career.
I enjoyed 'The Muppets' when I saw it last year, and the soundtrack has been fairly omnipresent in my house thanks to my sons, who at this point know every word of every song. When we have long trips in the car, I admit that it makes me happy to listen to them sing "Mah Nah Mah Nah" or "The Rainbow Connection."
My parents introduced me to The Muppets in the '70s via "Sesame Street" and their syndicated series, and I like the idea that they've endured as characters long enough now that I can pass that love along to my own kids. They are an institution, and it is genuinely encouraging to see that they've endured this long.
It seems long overdue for Walt Disney to have finally sponsored The Muppets for a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. I think it's a very commercial honor, and I don't think it's particularly merit-based, but if anyone deserves one of those stars, it would be The Muppets. It looks like it was a very nice ceremony, and there's something special about seeing news photos of Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy and all the familiar characters. It makes them feel real.
A review of tonight's tremendous "Justified" coming up just as soon as I go Derek Jeter to Sammy Sosa...
Tyler, the Creator had a suggestion for our small business. "Do you guys do porn?"
A review of tonight's "Cougar Town" coming up just as soon as I consider myself black-adjacent...