But Kiss fans being Kiss fans, that is, somewhere between Deadheads and Trekkies on the obsessiveness scale, means that interest in Vincent is still strong. As the original replacement for founding member guitarist Ace Frehley, Vincent garnered a reputation as one of the band’s most talented, influential, and divisive members in its 40-year history. From 1982 to 1984, Vincent’s knack for cocky melodies and virtuosic guitar shredding revived an outfit that had limped into the Eighties with the release of the high concept, low quality Music From “The Elder.“ 1983’s Lick It Up was the Kiss first album on which Vincent was credited as a member (uncredited, he’d subbed for Frehley on the previous year’s Creatures of the Night). It was also the first time the band appeared without makeup, and as the writer of the title track and the musician responsible for the re-born Kiss’ most jaw-dropping moments, Vincent helped frontmen Paul … [Read more...] about The Long Kiss Goodbye: The Search for Vinnie Vincent
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RELATED: Tom Hanks Wanted as Geppetto in Disney's Pinocchio RemakeThe exciting prospect of seeing a dark stop-motion version of Pinocchio may not be happening, but we at least have The Shape of Water to look forward to. And who knows, maybe The Shape of Water will crush at the box office and pave the way for Pinocchio, but at this time, the project is dead and Guillermo del Toro is taking a year off to figure out his next steps. You can read more about Guillermo del Toro's aborted Pinocchio project via IGN. … [Read more...] about Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio Movie Is Dead, What Happened?
It should be noted Ryan is no Steve King, the Iowa Congressman who openly and regularly shares his racist views. Nor is he Paul Nehlen, the openly “pro-white” bigot who is running to replace Ryan in his district. There has really only been one news cycle when we openly wondered if Ryan was racist, which feels low for a Republican nowadays. During a 2014 radio interview in his home state of Wisconsin, Ryan mused over “this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.” Whether or not he intended to use coded language echoing stereotypes about poor “inner city” people, it was incorrect either way. We debated then whether he was racist because of something he said, all without much considering the racism of the policies that remained once that died down. I don’t care what Ryan claims is in his heart. The long … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan Loves Identity Politics, Despite What Paul Ryan Says
Mindy Kaling called me that day and said, “I have never seen so much action around social and my fan base and just people in the world, around this movie than when it came out on Prime.” Way more than it did when it was released theatrically or bought at Sundance or any of those stories. For us, we knew the movie was really resonating. We could see it. I get numbers every eight hours on these releases and on anything that we do on the service, so I know exactly what’s happening globally with our content at all times. There’s no shroud of mystery for me or my executive team. We could see it happening. Would we ask ourselves this time, if we found ourselves obligated to embrace the theatrical release for a big movie like that we feel will be really successful for us on Prime. We would probably adjust the marketing strategy to bifurcate it more between the release and the Prime premiere to more event-ize the Prime premiere more, rather than having all of those … [Read more...] about Last Sundance’s Top Buyer Amazon Is All In At Park City: Jennifer Salke Q&A
When the scandal broke in 2017 and Harvey became a global headline, I decided it was time to make another film and tell the real story. The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret captured this extraordinary scandal. Now, employees, alleged victims and journalists came forward without the fear of being legally crushed. They were clearly empowered by solid reporting from both The New York Times and The New Yorker. The film premiered to emotionally moved audiences at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto. I heard that, even in exile, Harvey pressured various journalists to not cover the film, and it was not an easy sale to Hollywood buyers. Although everyone screened, I began to wonder if being the first out with a film was not the coup I hoped it would be. Who knew Harvey was not an isolated case, but rather the tip of an iceberg of horrible behavior by powerful men toward women shamed or paid off to stay silent? Our distributor, Vertical, convinced Hulu to bravely give us a home for … [Read more...] about Clashing With Harvey Weinstein On Two Docus Gives Barry Avrich Deja Vu Watching Aggressive Courtroom Cross-Examination Tactics: Guest Column