By Randy McMullen | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: July 16, 2019 at 11:00 am | UPDATED: July 16, 2019 at 11:13 am The triumph, tragedy and occasional all-out weirdness of rock ‘n’ roll comes alive in a film series playing through the summer at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Titled, appropriately, “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the series continues this weekend with a screening of by the acclaimed documentary “Gimme Shelter” by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin. The documentary captures the Rolling Stones’ 1969 concert tour and culminates with ill-fated Altamont Free Concert, the Tracy festival marred by the stabbing death of a concertgoer at the hands of a Hells Angels member. The film is considered a landmark of the “direct cinema” documentary style that emerged in the counterculture era and was characterized by an immersive, informal filming with … [Read more...] about A summer’s worth of classic rock films plays in Berkeley
SERENITY has been panned by critics including our own movie critic who deemed it "wonderfully awful." Here's everything you need to know about the so-good-it's-bad film and how to watch it... When is Serenity with Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey released? The film will be released TODAY on March 1st, 2019. The initial US release date was scheduled for September 28, 2018 but was delayed to October 19, 2018 and then pushed back again to January 25, 2019. Serenity's distributor, Aviron, scaled back on advertising for the film - despite the film's stars being willing to go on a full promotion campaign - after test screenings showed that it wasn't a hit with viewers or critics. In a statement they said: "As much as we love this film and still hope it finds its audience, we tested and retested the film with audiences and critics alike "And sadly, the data demonstrated that the film was not going to be able to perform at our initial expectations, so we adjusted our budget and marketing … [Read more...] about When is Serenity with Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey released and what is the film about?
STEPHEN Merchant joked he's giving up his career as an actor and writer to become a pro-wrestler like his good pal Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. The funnyman, 44, was a guest on this morning's Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film Fighting With My Family - a true story based on WWE star Paige's upbringing. Radio host Evans, 52, told listeners: "Stephen has given up comedy acting writing directing to become a professional wrestler." Stephen revealed The Rock, 46, had given him some sage advice when it comes to stepping inside the squared circle and crafting a wrestling persona. He explained: "You take a part of yourself and you dial it up to a 100." Going on to describe his larger than life alter-ego, Stephen said: "I'd be dressed as Shakespeare, shirtless, white ruff around the neck. Good Evans... How to listen to Chris on Virgin RadioYou can listen to Chris Evans every weekday from 6.30am to 10am on Virgin Radio. The station is available … [Read more...] about Stephen Merchant jokes he’s becoming a pro wrestler and reveals Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson told him to ‘dial it up to 100’
Jumanji 3 has officially kicked off production. Sony Pictures wasted absolutely no time in getting a sequel to 2017's surprise breakout hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle going and, despite Dwayne Johnson's incredibly busy schedule, not to mention trying to wrangle up the rest of the stacked ensemble cast, the studio has made quick work of it and filming is now underway, with a debut in theaters coming later this year. Assuming they stick to the current timeline, that is. This news comes to us directly from Dwayne Johnson himself, who is very active on social media and uses his platform to keep his followers informed about his goings-on. In this case, he gave everyone a little Valentine's Day gift in the form of the first photo from the movie, to go along with the announcement that filming has begun. Here's what Johnson had to say about it. The photo itself isn't all that telling, but it does feature the same video game cartridge that got the group of teenagers into trouble last time … [Read more...] about Jumanji 3 Begins Shooting as The Rock Shares First Photo
By Cary Darling Updated 2:00 am PST, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 "Alita: Battle Angel" "Alita: Battle Angel" Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 "Alita: Battle Angel" "Alita: Battle Angel" Photo: Twentieth Century Fox New Films: ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Isn’t It Romantic?’ 1 / 3 Back to Gallery “Alita: Battle Angel” Texas director Robert Rodriguez shot this manga-based action film, about a young woman who has to save the world, in Austin. Rosa Salazar is Alita and she’s supported by Mahershala Ali, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Skrein. Rated PG-13. Playing … [Read more...] about New Films: ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Isn’t It Romantic?’