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Exhausting weekend (not even NCAA games), but a few Things.   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Jordan Peele's Us tops the chart with 70MM, a record opening for an original horror film, and the third best horror debut ever. It's already a big success, but it will be interesting to see how much it falls next weekend, given pent-up demand for the movie and a mere "B" CinemaScore. Captain Marvel finally slides to No. 2, placing with 35MM on a 49 percent drop that might concern Marvel if not for the fact it's already made 910MM worldwide. Wonder Park shows with 9MM on a 43 percent drop. Five Feet Apart takes the fourth slot with 8.8MM on a 34 percent drop. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World rounds out the Top Five (and likely nears exhaustion) with 6.5MM; the threequel will likely wind up a few million short of the sequel.

SHAZAM! is getting strong early reviews from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter (mostly), and IndieWire.

BARBRA STREISAND defended Michael Jackson in the grossest terms possible.

DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE director S. Craig Zahler doesn’t care if you don’t like his new movie.

SPICE GIRLS got it on?

COLIN FARRELL talks Conway Twitty, Dumbo and more.

...and speaking of "more," there should be more tomorrow.

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Traffic, Robert Ellis, Fontaines DC, Grupo Fantasma, Panda   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE:

...with TRAFFIC!  Live in Santa Monica, circa 1972, flagged by my online pal Jay. Your setlist includes: Low Spark of High Heeled Boys; Light Up or Leave Me Alone; John Barley corn; Rainmaker; Glad; Freedom Rider; Forty Thousand Headmen; and Dear Mr. Fantasy.

ROBERT ELLIS, saloon pianist in a white tx, visits World Cafe.

FONTAINES D.C. perform at The Current Day Party in Austin during SXSW.

GRUPO FANTASMA advance streams American Music Vol. VII.

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE shares “Can’t Find My Heart.

IRON & WINE and CALEXICO reunite to share “Father Mountain.” Aw yeahhh.

ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL shares “Take What You Can Get.”

THE SMOKING POPES: "Need You Around," for a little Chicago flavor.

ANDREW BIRD gives bird's-eye view of My Finest Work. released today.

LUCY DACUS talks about Woodstock 50, Springsteen, and her next LP.

BOOKER T. & THE MGs: How we made "Green Onions."

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Elton John)'s silly and theatrical nostalgia-wallow "Crocodile Rock."

NOW SHOWING: Us -- the latest from Jordan Peele -- is this weekend's sole wide release, which is currently scoring 95 percent on the ol' Tomatometer.

GAME OF THRONES: Emilia Clarke reveals she suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms.

DEADWOOD has a teaser movie trailer online.

LADY GAGA has been spending a lot of time with Jeremy Renner.

CRUEL INTENTIONS: An oral history.

TERRY GILLIAM talks up The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which has taken three decades to make.

DAVID LETTERMAN admits he stayed on TV too long.

ALEC BALDWIN is hesitant about fathering another child.

FORREST GUMP: A sequel featuring OJ Simpson and Princess Diana was stopped by 9/11.

A PANDA, trying to use a hammock.

MUGGSY THE WALLABY escapes from his home, goes out for a short hop in a Dallas neighborhood.

SHARK TRAFFICKING: Joshua Seguine, was charged Tuesday with illegally possessing seven sandbar sharks – a protected species under New York law – with the intent to sell them.

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Sharon Van Etten, Fragile Rock, Low Cut Connie, Puppers   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

THE MOODY BLUES hit the charts with "Go Now" before going psychedelic.

SHARON VAN ETTEN performs a MicroShow at the Warming House in Minneapolis, an intimate 40-seat listening room.

FRAGILE ROCK brings emo puppets to the Tiny Desk Family Hour at SXSW.

LOW CUT CONNIE performs at The Current Day Party in Austin during SXSW.

FRANKIE COSMOS shares "February" and "In The World."

MORRISSEY covers Jobriath's "Morning Starship," with help from Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste.

 

LEON BRIDGES performs "If It Feels Good" on The Late Late Show.

FAYE WEBSTER impressively recreates the pedal steel and horn-laden sound of 1970s Southern R & B.

IGGY POP is fine with being called the Godfather of Punk.

ROGER DALTREY says Brexit won’t affect British musicians.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Stevie Wonder's eternally funky monster-jam "Superstition."

 

LORI LAUGHLIN's daughter blames Mom for screwing up her business deals.

EMMA ROBERTS and Evan Peters have ended their engagement, and now the actress is dating Garrett Hedlund.

STRANGER THINGS has a Season Three trailer online.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN has now found his female lead for his next film, tapping Elizabeth Debicki to co-star with John David Washington. Robert Pattinson has also joined the cast.

BILL & TED 3: The buzz has reached the New York Times. It's going into production this summer and is planned for a summer 2020 release.

GAME OF THRONES challenges fans to find six Iron Thrones secreted around the world.

QUENTIN TARANTINO'S Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has a teaser trailer online.And they released a poster featuring Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, as I predicted.

NICOLAS CAGE's new film follows a Jiu Jitsu fighter who every six years must face off against an alien invader.

 

PUPPERS and the Imperial March.

SLIDING A BABY SHARK back into the sea.

THAT COW ON THE LAM IN NYC will escape slaughter. A lamb and a got also made recemt breakouts. Animal control said that was an unusually large number of escapes.

CAT CANNIBALISM: U.S. government scientists bought hundreds of dogs and cats from "Asian meat markets" and conducted experiments that included feeding their remains to healthy lab cats for needless research, according to a disturbing watchdog report.

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Cherry Glazerr, Bad Bad Hats, All Songs Considered, Cows on the lam   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

JIMMY WEBB, one of America's master songwriters, plays "Elvis and Me" on Steve Dahl's 1991 NYE PPV event.

CHERRY GLAZERR performs at Barracuda in Austin, as part of The Current Day Party during SXSW.

BAD BAD HATS also performs at The Current Day Party.

ALL SONGS CONSIDERED recaps the highlights of SXSW.

 

THE DREAM SYNDICATE shares "Put Some Miles On."

HOW DICK DALE Changed the Sound of Rock Guitar.

ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN are getting 90 percent of songwriting royalties on Ariana Grande's "7 Rings."

PRIESTS talk to Pitchfork about nearly breaking up, defying expectations, and the questionable characters that populate their surprising new album.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Carly Simon's subliminal gutshot "You're So Vain."

 

TOY STORY 4 has a trailer online.

ALLISON MACK is in plea negotiations over sex-slave cult charges.

LORI LAUGHLIN's daughter allegedly didn't even fill out her own application to USC.

GAME OF THRONES: Kit Harrington talks about his journey and life after Jon Snow.

CHRISTOPHER NOLAN's next film has a star, even if we know nothing about the movie yet.

AVENGERS: ENDGAME's trailers may be misleading.

APOLLO 11: Inside the making of the acclaimed documentary.

 

THE DOG is the most amazing athlete here.

A COW ran loose on the Major Deegan Expressway near Yankee Stadium Tuesday morning.

ANOTHER COW ran away from Indiana police and hid out at Chik-Fil-A (ironically).

A LYNX captured in Michigan had been attacking geese.

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Ex Hex, Justin Townes Earle, Amanda Palmer, Tiny Pig   Printer-friendly page   Send this story to someone
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 08:00 AM
Posted by: Karl

Karl

THE FEELIES: The Jonathan Demme-directed "Away" and a live take on "Deep Fascination" for Twofer Tuesday.

EX HEX advance streams It's Real.

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE performs at The Current Day Party during the SXSW music festival.

AMANDA PLAMER plays three songs in a creek bed at SXSW.

 

AVEY TARE shares a psychedelic equestrian video for his new song "HORS_."

JENNY LEWIS waas profiled by the L.A. Times.

THE BREEDERS' Kim Deal talks about their fifth album, Pixies and touring with Nirvana.

ANDRE WILLIAMS, the R & B singer whose speak-sing style earned him the title "The Godfather Of Rap" and whose career was revitalized by interest from garage rockers like Jon Spencer and the Gories, has died at 82.

THE NUMBER ONES looks at Billy Paul's Philly soul infidelity anthem "Me And Mrs. Jones."

 

WARNER BROS. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara is exiting his role after text messages between the executive and Charlotte Kirk revealed that Tsujihara said that he would push for auditions for the actress amid an apparent sexual relationship that he was having with her.

GAME OF THRONES: Oscar-nominated Miranda Richardson has joined the ensemble cast of the prequel pilot.

THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, PART 2 has a trailer online.

QUENTIN TARANTINO's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood dropped a poster that does not feature Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate.

BLACK WIDOW: Florence Pugh is in talks to join Scarlett Johansson’s standalone superhero film.

THE FUTURE OF STREAMING is... the cable bundle?

 

A TINY PIG has the biggest heart.

DIGGING that sleeping spot.

A CAT that went missing five years ago finally returns home.

THE BOBCAT HARVEST is up in Illinois.

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