The film begins with an animated sequence set to “Make It Big” by the Beach Boys, which you can see right here. This was just one year after the band’s massive comeback hit “Kokomo” from the Cocktail soundtrack and they were in the midst of a significant resurgence. “Make It Big” was written by Mike Love, producer Terry Melcher, and guitarist Bill House. And while it wasn’t exactly a “Kokomo”-sized hit, it’s practically “God Only Knows” when compared with 1990’s dreadful “Problem Child.” … [Read more...] about Flashback: Beach Boys ‘Make It Big’ in ‘Troop Beverly Hills’
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Written by Gonzalez and Haft, Golden Boy centers on Ricky “The Big Hurt” Hurtado, a generational NFL prospect with an ego to match. He suffers a very public and humiliating flameout so returns home as a failure with no clear future. The Big Hurt is determined to rebuild his fractured relationships with his family and the community that once showered him in love and support, but now hate him. … [Read more...] about ‘Golden Boy’ Latinx Dramedy In Works At Freeform From ‘On My Block’ Co-Creators Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft And LeBron James’ The SpringHill Company
This fantastic fella has shown off his super talent in the Marvel universe since 2005 and even dabbled in voice acting when he was cast in an animated 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' series. This A-list actor is best known for his spot among an ensemble cast that has broken box office records. … [Read more...] about Guess Who This Brunette Boy Turned Into!
Complicating matters is the movie's other main concern. At the very start of his career, Balvin experienced depression; as his fame grew, his anxiety and depression caused weight gain, health issues and sometimes required hospitalization. He's been increasingly candid about this over the years (in that opening Mexico concert, he assures fans who struggle that they are not alone) and seems able to be pretty clear-eyed at this point, admitting his fear won't last even as it grips him. But of course he worries about panic attacks as the stadium show approaches. … [Read more...] about ‘The Boy from Medellin’: Film Review | TIFF 2020
When asked which of his past concerts was the hardest to perform, J Balvin recalls playing Puerto Rico: “I was in a bad state of mind.” He opens up about his struggles with anxiety and the toll it has taken on his professional life, describing it as, “Everything outside is OK, but not inside your mind. It’s hell for real…And only when you focus on the present can you trick your brain.” … [Read more...] about Watch J Balvin Grapple With Anxiety in ‘The Boy From Medellín’ Clip