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Tom Petty’s Best Music Videos: ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance,’ ‘Free Fallin,’ and More — Watch

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Tom Petty’s Best Music Videos: ‘Mary Jane’s Last Dance,’ ‘Free Fallin,’ and More — Watch
After conflicting reports as to his well being, Tom Petty has passed away at 66. The rock legend was found unconscious in his Malibu home after suffering cardiac arrest yesterday, eventually being taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital; though Petty held on much longer than original reports stated, several outlets now confirm his passing. If you’ve already made your way through your favorite songs on Spotify, spare some time for his most memorable music videos.

Read More:Tom Petty Death Report Pulled Back, Now ‘Clinging to Life’

Mary Jane’s Last Dance

Kim Basinger plays a dead woman in “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” which won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video in 1994. “I said, ‘She’s got to look really good, or why would he keep her around after she’s dead?'” Petty once said of his reasoning for casting her. “I thought, ‘Kim Basinger would be good.
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All Tomorrow's Karaokes

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John Cale Liverpool Sound City, UK Friday 26th May 2017

Fifty years on and it is time to remember one of the most innovative albums ever impressed onto wax. A delicious dark and jagged confection of nihilism and sulky sophistication unlike it's Liverpudlian counterpart Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, also now fifty, but which was sunny, funny and a bit vaudeville. Both represent a pair of wildly different bookends. The Velvet Underground and Nico was then a monumental, commercial flop, whilst the Beatles album sold in the millions. With half a century under its belt of shiny studded leather, the Velvets album now has an arc of influence that continues to reach into the hearts of those who wish to create a positive noise.

There is something incongruous about the weather, it is clammy and warm, and the sun is blinding, and yet the music we await really should be
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The Weekend Warrior 9/16/16: Blair Witch, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Snowden, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

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Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood’s real-life drama about airline pilot Sully (Warner Bros.) far surpassed all expectations, making nearly $10 million more than my prediction with an opening weekend of $35 million in 3,525 theaters, also making it one of the biggest openings for a movie opening the weekend after Labor Day. The Screen Gems thriller When the Bough Breaks disappointed compared to some of their similar releases, taking second place with around where we predicted with around $14 million. The lower profile animated film The Wild Life (Summit/Lionsgate) did end up in fifth place behind Don’t Breathe and Suicide Squad, but with a measly $3.3 million in 2,493 theaters. As expected, Relativity’s theatrical return with its own horror/thriller The Disappointments Room
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Film Review: ‘The Smart Studios Story’

Film Review: ‘The Smart Studios Story’
A humble studio in Madison, Wis., that recorded some of the most trailblazing indie rock of the 1980s and ’90s is commemorated in “The Smart Studios Story.” Not so stadium-league-starry as some other recent documentaries about fabled recording venues (“Muscle Shoals,” “Sound City,” etc.), Wendy Schneider’s fond, unpretentious feature will appeal to a more limited audience of audiophiles still or newly smitten with bands that — Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins aside — remain mostly well under the popular radar a quarter-century later.

By the early-to-mid-1980s the Midwest was a petri dish busily growing new mutations of punk/new wave-inspired “college rock,” their idiosyncrasies developing in useful isolation from the publicity glare of coastal media centers. In 1983, U. of Wisconsin students-turned-full-time music fanatics Butch Vig and Steve Marker decided to rent an old warehouse space and turn it into a makeshift recording studio, complete with empty egg cartons lining the walls as “soundproofing.
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New on Netflix UK: what's added in November 2017?

Rob Leane Oct 31, 2017

This November on Netflix, we've got The Punisher, La La Land, Monsters, and a whole lot more...

As you probably already know, Netflix is a hugely popular streaming service that encourages binge-watching but also likes to check every now and then to see if you're still alive. It's nice like that.

See related  26 new TV shows to watch in 2017

There's a lot of new entertainment on the site every month, and we're going to compile it all for you here.

Here's the list of new stuff for November...

November 1st

6-5=2

A Christmas Special: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir

Ab Tak Chhappan

Abnormal Summit: 2017

Alienator

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Backstage: Season 1

Barsaat

Beiimaan Love

Bhouri

Black Hawk Down

Bloodmatch

Bronson

Bruno and Boots: This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall

Chef & My Fridge: 2017

Christmas Eve

Coffee with D

Corporate

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate (Hindi Version)

Darna Zaroori Hai
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Mushroom re-enters film distribution

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Michael Gudinski.s Mushroom group is re-activating its theatrical distribution arm, kicking off with the documentaries Unity and Heaven Adores Us.

Writer-director Shaun Monsoon.s Unity explores the themes of love, tragedy and hope as it examines humanity.s impact on the world.

The cast of 100 narrators includes Ellen DeGeneres, Geoffrey Rush, Jennifer Aniston, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Spacey, Helen Mirren, Amanda Seyfried, Rose Byrne, Minnie Driver, Missy Higgins, Moby, Olivia Wilde, Phil Donahue, Portia de Rossi and Susan Sarandon.

Mushroom Distribution has booked 21 cinemas and the limited season begins on August 12 in a simultaneous worldwide release.

The venues include the Jam Factory, Cinema Nova and Rivoli in Melbourne; Event Cinemas George Street, Palace Cinemas Leichardt and the Chauvel in Sydney; Palace Centro in Brisbane; Palace East End in Adelaide; and Cinema Paradiso in Perth. A New Zealand season will follow.

Mushroom.s Kate Gudinski decided to buy the rights for
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Foo Fighters Sonic Highways Season 1: Dave Grohl builds something from nothing

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Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, Season 1, Episodes 1-8

Written by Mark Monroe

Directed by Dave Grohl

Airs Fridays at 9pm Et on HBO

If Rock and Roll and guitar rock is a dying breed, then the rock-doc is certainly becoming a quaint relic. How many documentaries can you make in which an aging rock star waxes poetic about a type of music from 40 years earlier? How much nostalgia, history and navel gazing can you pack into the genre before even the documentaries move on to being nostalgic about boy bands, Taylor Swift and Edm?

As a fan of true guitar rock, a good rock-doc is a welcome diversion from the 21st Century music industry. And yet, a film like last year’s Muscle Shoals can’t help but feel stale. Complete with endless talking heads and anecdotes about old legends who performed in long gone studios, the film aimed to capture
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Fed Up tops doc digital charts for RADiUS

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Fed Up tops doc digital charts for RADiUS
The food activism documentary Fed Up ranks as the top-grossing documentary for the year-to-date on iTunes and Amazon and has become the ninth biggest of all time on iTunes, according to distributor RADiUS.

To date Stephanie Soechtig’s film has amassed $1.1m via all digital provides, which includes iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, PlayStation, XBox and Google Play.

RADiUS declined to break out the iTunes portion of the digital number and said that number rose to $1.3m when factoring in VOD.

The distributor claims the number one documentary ranking on iTunes and Amazon for the year-to-date based on duration of rankings and an internal comparative analysis against other documentaries released in 2014.

The all-time documentary top 10 ranking on iTunes is Blackfish, Food Inc, Inside Job, Jiro Dreams Of Sushi, Sound City, Justin Bieber Never Say Never, Restrepo, Fed Up, Searching For Sugar Man and Man On Wire.
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Gravitas Harvests ‘Field Full of Secrets’

Specialty distributor, Gravitas Ventures will handle distribution of documentary “A Field Full of Secrets,” from Dec 2.

The film, directed by Charles Maxwell, starts with an examination of crop circles and ventures into a hunt for UFOs and the quest for a human society no longer reliant on fossil fuel.

Gravitas will release the film via video on demand platforms throughout North America.

Founded in 2006 with a focus on VoD has previously released films including Dave Grohl’s 2013 Sundance premiere “Sound City,” “The Longest Week,” starring Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde, and Mattew Sweet’s “Felony,” starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Wilkinson.
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Foo Fighters in Nashville: Zac Brown Details 'Sonic Highways' Visit

Foo Fighters in Nashville: Zac Brown Details 'Sonic Highways' Visit
When Dave Grohl first met country rock artist Zac Brown, he told him his idea to visit select cities around the country and record a song after spending a week in each location. Brown was immediately on board and even offered a suggestion.

"I was telling him about Southern Ground studios in Nashville, and he was just super stoked to come in because of all the history," the Nashville-via-Atlanta musician tells Rolling Stone. "I told him we'd love to host him there."

On Friday night's episode of Sonic Highways, which
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Napa Valley Film Festival Hoping Quake Damage Doesn’t Shake Up Show

  • Deadline
It’s white-knuckle time for the Napa Valley Film Festival’s organizers, filmmakers and fans, with a key venue and two hotels still fixing earthquake damage ahead of the Nov. 12 opening night. The post-quake craziness comes just as the four-year-old event is getting traction in Hollywood for its Oscar Season-adjacent timing, with companies setting encore screenings and star appearances, to tout awards contenders from earlier in the year.

The festival bills itself a mix of film, food and, of course, wine, with its own wine director pouring bottles from 150 of the region’s best-regarded vineyards. A recent Los Angeles event spotlighting the festival featured The Weinstein Co. President David Glasser, who said his company will use it to push awareness of several TWC awards contenders. Among those projects: The Imitation Game, with festival appearances scheduled for director Morten Tyldum and cast members for the biopic about martyred cryptography pioneer Alan Turing.
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TV Review: ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’

TV Review: ‘Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways’
For his eight-episode HBO docuseries “Sonic Highways,” creator, director, executive producer, Foo Fighter and professional cool-older-brother Dave Grohl has hatched a novel premise: With his band and producer Butch Vig in tow, he travels to eight different cities, explores their particular musical histories, and records a newly written song in each. In practice, the series is less a voyage of discovery than a guided tour through Grohl’s personal musical obsessions and Rolodex — the trip is always pleasant and sometimes even thrilling, but one can’t help but hope this “Highway” will take a few more left turns down the road.

As he demonstrated in his directorial debut, “Sound City,” Grohl retains a relentless, almost childlike enthusiasm for the key records, musicians and producers in his life, and that enthusiasm goes a long way toward compensating for some of his more didactic impulses. For Grohl and like-minded Generation Xers, punk
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Watch Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Cover Black Sabbath on ‘Letterman’

Watch Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Cover Black Sabbath on ‘Letterman’
Foo Fighters Week kicked off Monday night on the Late Show With David Letterman with an unlikely collaboration doing a surprise cover: Dave Grohl and company joined up with Zac Brown for a four-guitar rendition of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs." "Well there, you see, that's what we're talking about," Letterman says. "Zac Brown. Black Sabbath. Foo Fighters. I don't know, what do you kids want from me?"

Prior to the performance, Grohl sat down with Letterman to talk about his eight-year-old daughter's love of Amy Winehouse and gangsta rap
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First Trailer for Dave Grohl's Upcoming HBO Documentary Series Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

As the 11-time Grammy-winning, 25-million-plus-selling Foo Fighters ready their eighth album for November release, Dave Grohl, the band’s frontman — and accomplished director of the acclaimed feature-film documentary “Sound City” – delivers Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, an unprecedented eight-part documentary series that digs deep into the heart and soul of America’s musical identity. Directed by Grohl, each one-hour episode is devoted to a different American musical landmark, chronicling the history, cultural environment and people that define each city’s unique musical identity. With episodes set in (in alphabetical order) Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Seattle and Washington, D.C., Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways features appearances from local legends...
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Lauren Sanchez & Dan Friedkin Launch Pursuit Productions, First Doc ‘Found’ In The Works

Lauren Sanchez & Dan Friedkin Launch Pursuit Productions, First Doc ‘Found’ In The Works
Emmy award-winner Lauren Sanchez, who is a frontrunner to join The View as a co-host, has formed Pursuit Productions with Dan Friedkin. Pursuit will focus on telling compelling real life stories from around the globe. The company already has its first documentary feature in the works, Found, and closed a deal with Mark Monroe (Sound City, The Tillman Story, The Cove) to write. Found follows the search for those pilots whose planes were lost in The Battle of Peleliu during World War II. Also joining the search for the missing pilots in the doc is former United States Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, whose memoir Lone Survivor […]
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Ron Howard To Direct The Beatles Documentary

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Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career — the touring years.

The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse’s Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will produce with Howard. Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East will serve as executive producers.

Howard said, “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

This film
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Ron Howard Will Direct 'The Beatles' Early Touring Years Documentary

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Ron Howard Will Direct 'The Beatles' Early Touring Years Documentary
Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized Documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles ' career - the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse's Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will produce with Ron Howard. Imagine's Michael Rosenberg and White Horse's Guy East will serve as executive producers.

Ron Howard said,

"I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

This film will focus
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Watch: Foo Fighters Docuseries ‘Sonic Highways’ Gets Teaser

Watch: Foo Fighters Docuseries ‘Sonic Highways’ Gets Teaser
Foo Fighters fans have a lot to look forward to this year: the band’s 20th anniversary, their upcoming eighth studio album and, now, an HBO docuseries.

HBO released the first teaser for the Foo Fighters/Dave Grohl docuseries and revealed its title, “Sonic Highways,” on Saturday. The series will follow the band as they travel across the country to record at eight legendary studios, conducting interviews with musicians along the way and chronicling the cities’ musical roots.

“It all started with the idea of recording at different studios all over the country,” says Grohl’s voiceover in the trailer. “Doing something to make it new. You can tie all of these people and places together with these sonic highways. This is a musical map of America.”

Grohl will host and direct. He also directed the 2013 Sundance documentary “Sound City,” which inspired the docuseries. It followed the history of the
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Sound City – Rockumentary Film Series Kicks Off Next Thursday at Schlafly Bottleworks

Rock out Thursday June 5th when Sound City screens at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood at 7pm.

I’ve never seen Sound City. I’ve seen hardly any rock docs (unless you count Spinal Tap), not even Scorsese’s The Last Waltz. I did enjoy Anvil! The Story Of Anvil a couple of years ago. I saw the Led Zep film The Song Remains The Same when it was new and recall a midnight show of Black And Blue, a Black Sabbath/Blue Oyster Cult concert film around 1980 that I can’t imagine sitting through today. Anyway, A Film Series is kicking off a new Rockumentary film series with Sound City next Thursday, June 5th, at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, Missouri 63143). The movie begins at 7pm

Sound City Studios is a recording complex that opened in 1969 in Van Nuys, CA. While the studio looked utilitarian on the outside
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Dave Grohl To Direct Foo Fighters Series For HBO

Alternative rock’s darling, Dave Grohl looks set to flex his directorial muscles once more. Grohl will be heading up a new HBO series that follows the making of his band, Foo Fighters’ eighth album.

This will be a sophomore effort for Grohl. 2013 saw him directing Sound City, a documentary charting the history of the recording studio that brought us albums from Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails – and of course Nirvana, before it closed its doors.

And if you’re worried that the new series, as yet untitled, sounds a bit like an ego boost (remember that extended Grohl, McCartney, Reznor and Nicks jamming session that ruined the end of Sound City?), then rest assured. It’ll also focus on eight different Us cities, exploring their musical heritage. At the moment it looks like Chicago, Austin, Nashville, La, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington DC (some Fugazi please?) and NYC are on the map.
See full article at The Hollywood News »
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