SAG-AFTRA Rejects Video Game Producers’ “Final Offer” For New Contract

SAG-AFTRA has rejected the video game industry’s “final offer” for a new contract, setting the stage for a strike beginning Friday at midnight PT. A federal mediator who’d been brought into the talks yesterday failed to bring the two sides close enough to make a deal. The main sticking point is residuals.
The companies’ final offer included a 9% pay hike — effective immediately if the union’s membership ratifies the pact by December 1 — and up to $950 in “additional…


KCRW Presents: The Last of the ‘Summer’ Festivals

The best news to share with you is Beach Goth happens this weekend at the Observatory Grounds in Santa Ana. We are presenting the festival this year, which was birthed by The Growlers (recent guests on MBE), and will feature all these rad performers:


Buying tickets is easy and you can do that here.


If you’re reading this today (Thursday the 20th), congrats. You have the heads up on our Roger Waters giveaway happening on MBE tomorrow morning. Win tickets before you can buy ‘em! Now that’s a damn good giveaway* heads up.
*If you want to know what other giveaways we have scheduled every day of the year, follow me on Twitter (@acherrymary) for daily updates. I’m fun.


And now your 10 day music planner via our KCRW Presents show calendar:
Thursday, October 20: James Blake at the Palladium – Sold Out!
Friday, October 21, James Blake at the Palladium – Sold Out!
Friday, October 21, Andy Shauf at the Echo – Sold Out!
Saturday & Sunday, October 22 & 23, Beach Goth at the Observatory Grounds
Monday, October 24, of Montreal at The Regent
Tuesday, October 25, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever – Sold Out!


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RZA Shares Statement About Azealia Banks’ Erratic Behavior In Russell Crowe’s Hotel Room

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Recording artist RZA attends PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at Hollywood Palladium on September 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for PETA)Earlier this week, we found out that Azealia Banks was thrown out of a hotel party that Russell Crowe held for a small group of people over the weekend. Crowe and multiple witnesses say that Banks was behaving erratically and that Crowe eventually physically removed her from the room after it appeared as though … More »

Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Thriller ‘Beasts of Burden’

Daniel Radcliffe has come on board to star as a drug smuggler in the action-thriller “Beasts of Burden,” which will go on sale next month at the American Film Market. Producers are Paul Schiff, Michael Diamond of MGMT Entertainment, and Chad Moore and Jeff Elliott of Green-Light International, which will handle foreign sales. Shooting will… Read more »

The Onion Sets Election Retrospective Special On Fusion

The Onion is partnering with Fusion on The Onion Presents: The Iconic Images Of Election 2016, a half-hour retrospective special that will look back on the moments that shaped one of the wildest presidential campaigns in America’s history.
The special will feature a panel of political experts, journalists, and historians who “will look back at the bumpy road that led to this grisly electoral pileup, offering insight into how we made a laughing stock of our democratic…


Denver Requiring Active-Shooter Training For Its Poll Workers In Post-Aurora World

BREAKING: Four deadly mass shootings over the years in the Denver, CO area has prompted The Denver Elections Board to require active-shooter training for all poll workers before the Nov. 8 Presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Colorado is a swing state in this election cycle and is also a hot spot between NRA members and anti-gun activists who have been fighting over gun legislation, especially over the past four years since Aurora and Newtown…


Arrival’s final poster and trailer have… well, arrived.

This hardcore sci-fi film is one of the best films of the year and the marketing materials don’t give away the big moments! It’s a miracle!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Arrival is great. I’ll have a full review sooner than later, but trust me when I say that it’s “one of the best of the year” good.
The trailers and marketing materials so far have been great at selling the mystery, but they do kind of make the movie look a tad cold. That’s absolutely not the case. In fact there’s an emotional core at the center of this film that is one of my favorite pieces of character building I’ve seen in 2016.
Now I’m being all mysterious! I just don’t want to spoil the experience for you. Luckily the marketing is bound and determined to make sure you go in pretty unspoiled. Today Paramount dropped the final poster (above) and trailer.
The trailer’s a little misleading, but all for the greater good. You’ll see what I mean when you catch the flick. In the meantime enjoy this new trailer!

Good, right?
-Eric Vespe”Quint” Follow Me On Twitter

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Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling’s ‘La La Land’ Set for AFI Fest Gala Showing

The American Film Institute has set the Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical “La La Land” as a Centerpiece Gala at AFI Fest on Nov. 15 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. “La La Land,” directed by Damien Chazelle (“Whiplash”), premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31 and will be released Dec. 9 in the U.S…. Read more »

‘La La Land’ Added As AFI Fest Centerpiece Gala

The American Film Institute has added Lionsgate’s musical La La Land as a Centerpiece Gala for AFI Fest, where it will screen November 15. The pic, Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to his Oscar Best Picture nominee Whiplash, stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone and has been making the fest rounds since its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Lionsgate will open it in theaters December 9.
The Summit Entertainment pic is set in Los Angeles and revolved around Mia, an…