Kanye West got a shoutout from the DGA Theater as The Contenders L.A. got underway Saturday, saluted for providing some of his music for the soundtrack to A24’s awards candidate Waves. “Bless his heart,” actor Sterling K. Brown said of West. “Bless his heart,” echoed co-star Renée Elise Goldsberry. Brown explained that writer-director Trey Edward Shults’ script came with music embedded in it, through links in the text. “As you read the script you could hit a button, listen to a song. So the script had a song track to it,” he commented. “First time I’ve ever encountered that. It was awesome. And almost all of the music that was in the original script made it into the film.” Related Story Showtime Networks Inks Output Film Deal With A24 “Which was a testament to the film that Kanye, for example, gave so much music,” Goldsberry added. “It’s beautiful because we get attached to … [Read more...] about Kanye West Gets Shoutout From Cast Of A24’s ‘Waves’, Lulu Wang On A “Very Personal” ‘The Farewell’ – The Contenders L.A.
Kiss announced the first wave of dates for the band’s “End of the Road” farewell tour, a worldwide trek that kicks off in 2019. The opening North American stretch begins January 31st in Vancouver, British Columbia and hits over 40 arenas across the U.S. and Canada – including stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ the Forum – before the maiden leg of the farewell trek concludes April 13th in Birmingham, Alabama. “All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years,” Kiss said in a statement. “This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in… … [Read more...] about Kiss Announce First Wave of ‘End of the Road’ Farewell Tour Dates
Elisabeth Moss and Randall Park will be getting a taste of the aloha spirit at the Hawaii International Film Festival. The two actors will be honored at the 39th edition of the fest. Moss is set to receive the Halekulani Career Achievement Award while Park will receive the Halekulani Maverick Award. The two will join previously announced honorees iconic director John Woo and Australian journalist Stan Grant. HIFF takes place November 7-17 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Halekulani Career Achievement Award is given to an artist who has reached the career pinnacles very few have achieved via industry awards and accolades and a body of work that is known globally. Moss is in good company, joining past recipients actress Moon So-ri (The Handmaiden, Oasis), Bill Pullman (Independence Day, The Ballad of Lefty Brown), Maggie Cheung (In The Mood For Love). The Emmy-winning actress from The Handmaid’s Tale is also known for her role in the critically acclaimed series Mad … [Read more...] about Elisabeth Moss And Randall Park To Be Honored At Hawaii International Film Festival
The AFI Fest has been rolling out its 2019 slate for months — since announcing Melina Matsoukas’ Queen & Slim as its opening-night film in August — and now we have the full lineup. Check it out below. The festival, which runs November 14-21 in Los Angeles, will close with with Apple’s The Banker, starring Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult and Nia Long, and will feature the world premiere of Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell. Here is the full lineup for the 2019 AFI Fest: NEW AUTEURS ADAM ANNE AT 13,000 FT BABYTEETHBEANPOLE BLOW THE MAN DOWN THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN FAMILY MEMBERS (LOS MIEMBROS DE LA FAMILIA) HALA IDOL (WOO SANG) IVANA THE TERRIBLE KNIVES AND SKIN THE LAST TO SEE THEM (GLI ULTIMI A VEDERLI VIVERE) LINGUA FRANCA LOVE ME TENDER MATERNAL MS SLAVIC 7 NOBADI PATRICK (DE PATRICK) THE PLANTERS ROCKS THE SCIENCE OF FICTIONS (HIRUK-PIKUK SI-ALKISAH) SELAH AND THE SPADES SONG WITHOUT A NAME … [Read more...] about AFI Fest Raises Curtain On Full 2019 Lineup
Since forming in 2011, the Scottish trio Chvrches have refined synth-pop for the festival age, taking the chilly atmospherics of early electro and piling on flourishes designed to divert distracted attendees’ attentions away from art installations and friends’ conversations, with vocalist Lauren Mayberry’s airy soprano contorting into stretched-out pleas and percussive stuttering. It’s partly cloudy music, defined by the way its dreariness balances with the glimmers of light that shine through. For their third album, Chvrches have enlisted Greg Kurstin, whose studio skills have turned Tegan and Sara’s sharply angled harmonies into a baseline for pop euphoria and given Beck a solid middle ground between his genre-bending experimentalism and his singer-songwriter side. Kurstin’s signature doesn’t lie as much in his sonics as it does in his ability to coax out maximalism from the artists he works with, and on Love Is Dead Chvrches appropriately … [Read more...] about Review: Chvrches Super-Size Their Epic Synth-Pop on Third LP ‘Love Is Dead’