Many of his shots of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and others were caught on the fly between tour dates, at filmings, and in recording studios. “I always found that a subject could be captured more naturally if they were not aware of the camera,” he says. … [Read more...] about The Rolling Stones Behind the Scenes: Intimate Photos From Bill Wyman’s Personal Archive
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Indeed. Browne was still picking nits when his rented tour bus pulled up to the Pine Knob Music Theatre outside of Detroit this summer. This time, the problem was the bus itself. The vehicle was emblazoned with a mural-sized battleship along its side. Most real rockers probably wouldn’t have cared — not in an era when the Clash take the stage in combat fatigues and the British band Motorhead goes on tour with a hovering replica of a B-52 bomber. For them, it’s mild irony. But for Browne — rooted as he is in another age altogether — the illustrated tour bus just wouldn’t do. After all, this was still Jackson Browne, the lyrical liberal, the middle-class conscience of the Seventies singer/songwriter generation — with a battleship on his bus! … [Read more...] about Jackson Browne Adapts
“Hell-o!” booms Seth Rogen on a June afternoon as the door to his L.A. office swings open, revealing him and comedy partner/hetero lifemate Evan Goldberg preparing to take a mighty hit from a bong. The pair co-wrote and directed the new movie The Interview, in which a pair of bumbling entertainment journalists played by James Franco (a Ryan Seacrest-ish celebrity talk-show host) and Rogen (his faithful, somewhat put-upon producer) land an interview with Kim Jong-un and are enlisted by the CIA to assassinate him. It’s a movie no one expected to be well-received in North Korea, where even taking a picture of a statue of the Supreme Leader could land you in a prison camp. But the trailer came out earlier that week, and it turns out North Korea is way more pissed than anyone saw coming. … [Read more...] about Seth Rogen’s ‘Interview’: Inside the Film North Korea Really Doesn’t Want You to See
As for Spielberg specifically, does one flop that isn't a total disaster really alter his career path all that much? Absolutely not. He just started production on Ready Player One, which on paper at least seems like it will be a true-blue return to form of classic Spielberg blockbuster filmmaking. There is almost no universe in which Ready Player One becomes a major flop, unless somehow Spielberg really botches it, which, given his track record, isn't very likely. He has also already announced that he will be directing Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford returning as well. Even though Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was less than great, it still made a truckload of money, and you can bet that Spielberg won't make the same mistakes twice. Disney is also in charge of that project, so all is going to be well on that side of things. … [Read more...] about The BFG Is a Big Flop, What Does That Mean for Spielberg?
RELATED: The Accountant Review: Ben Affleck's Numbers Don't Add UpThe Accountant centers on Christian Wolff (Affleck) as a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. … [Read more...] about Ben Affleck’s The Accountant Wins Weekend Box Office with $24.7M