UTA Signs YouTube Talent Alisha Marie

The United Talent Agency has signed lifestyle, beauty and fashion YouTuber Alisha Marie. Alisha Marie can currently be seen as a featured performer on the “Girls Night In” tour, which features an all-female cast of digital influencers. She began her YouTube career 5 years ago and has garnered over 4 million subscribers and over 15 million… Read more »

Will Frank Ocean’s Blonde Switcheroo Get Him Sued By Universal?

Blond(e) and EndlessFrank Ocean released about as much music over the past week or so as he had in his entire career up to that point. In doing so, he may have pulled a fast one on Universal. The “visual album” Endless was released through Def Jam/Universal Music Group as an Apple exclusive, but Blond(e)More »

JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON to score new BLADE RUNNER in lieu of Vangelis!

Aural delights to follow? Let us pray!

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Hey folks, Harry here…  Vangelis created a sonic world for BLADE RUNNER that allowed the film to soar and transport us to a stunning world adapted from Phillip K Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP by Ridley Scott with the amazing Douglas Trumbull working wonders with light & shadow & smoke & models.   BLADE RUNNER for people of my generation was a key event.  That moment where Harrison Ford created a character that at least amongst my friends stands toe to toe with HAN SOLO & INDIANA JONES.   RICK DECKARD…  BLADE RUNNER….  The film is legend.  Throughout the end of Elementary School, Junior High School, High School, College and the rest of my life…  My friends & I & anyone else my age-ish that I’ve run into will discuss BLADE RUNNER – argue about the various post Theatrical Release masturbatory cuts of the film, versus the one true Theatrical Release that turned me into a lover of Chandler, Spillane, Hammett and the genre of blistering pulp detectives… along with being the reason I love Humphrey Bogart.  After I first introduced my father to BLADE RUNNER – we came home that night and he showed me MALTESE FALCON – been a Bogie geek ever since.
But the score to BLADE RUNNER – it was something spectacularly new.   Today I got sent a press release announcing the composer on the new BLADE RUNNER flick:

Jóhann Jóhannsson, the Golden Globe-winning, Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy-nominated composer has been announced as the composer

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Preview Cashmere Cat & The Weeknd’s “Wild Love” Out Friday

Cashmere Cat & The WeekndNorwegian producer Cashmere Cat has been teasing a collab with the Weeknd for a few weeks now. Today, he announced that the first song and title track from his upcoming album Wild Love will be out on Friday, just as the Weeknd shared a snippet of some new music via an Instagram captioned with a … More »

TriStar Buys Rights to Attica Prison Riot Book ‘Blood in the Water’

After a heated bidding war, TriStar Pictures has landed the film rights to Heather Anne Thompson’s “Blood in the Water,” which chronicles the 1971 Attica Prison riot. Sources say several studios were in the mix for the property which hit shelves Aug. 23. Sony will handle distribution. The story chronicles the infamous prison uprising that… Read more »

‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘UnReal’ and the Perils of Big Swings in Second Seasons

It may not be entirely fair that “UnReal” and “Mr. Robot” are yoked together, at least in the minds of some TV critics and drama aficionados, but more than the proximity of their mid-2015 debuts unites them. Both dramas engendered a lot of buzz by doing smart and provocative things with very tricky premises. Neither… Read more »

Captain Marvel director shortlist revealed!

Brie Larson will star as Carol Danvers (aka Captain Marvel), but who will direct?

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. We know Brie Larson has been cast as Captain Marvel (perfect, of course) and that they’re gearing up to introduce the character in some big way. Dollars to donuts we’ll see her in the Russo’s Infinity War, but that still leaves the standalone movie hanging out there in the ether somewhere.
The Hollywood Reporter says they know who is in final running for the coveted director’s chair, and it’s a very interesting list. They say that the three finalists are Niki Caro, Lesli Linka Glatter and Lorene Scafaria. Looks like The Babadook’s Jennifer Kent has fallen out of the running, but I’m impressed with the names that are left standing.
My favorite of the three is probably Niki Caro. She directed The Whale Rider and that’s such a beautifully done movie. All her work, even the stuff I didn’t flat out love like McFarland, USA, looks amazing and having someone with such a keen eye for production design and how that influences tone would be a good get for this one, I think.
Glatter isn’t as well-versed in the feature world, but has had a hand in some of the best TV of the last 10 years, including directing for Homeland, Mad Men, Ray Donovan and The News Room.
Scafaria did Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and wrote Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. I like her stuff, but I’m not really feeling her for this. Who knows, though. She could have a great take on the

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