Benedict Cumberbatch To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ November 5

Saturday Night Live is getting a superpowered guest for its final show before the 2016 election, with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch hosting the Novemeber 5 episode with musical guest Solange Knowles. NBC announced the news during last night’s Tom Hanks-hosted episode of SNL.
The show is off for Halloween weekend, following a stretch of four episodes since the season premiere last…


This Week’s SATURDAY SHORTS: Angel Hunting Hobos, Ghosts, and Michael Jai White Being Awesome!

As They Continue To Fall; A Film By Vera Vaughn; Michael Jai White: Kills Movie Killers; Backtrack; Don’t Do It!

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here with a fun lineup of some solid short films I think you might want to check out. “Muldoon! It’s Sunday, you crazy sexy beast – what’s the meaning of this SATURDAY program popping up on a Sunday?” Apologies folks, sometimes life happens – though rest assured the films below are well worth the wait as they’re kind of perfect for getting into the spirit of the season, what with ghosts and killing things and all. Last weekend I was actually out in Los Angeles doing what I preach here (almost) weekly… going out and making something you think is cool – in my case handling some ADR for my own no budget feature. The bulk of all the shorts I’ve had the privilege of screening here weren’t slices of “we’ll make money off this,” more like “I’m passionate and want to make something, becuase no one else is simply going to make it for me.” One thing’s for certain, whether you dig every single film I screen here (I think we’re at 700 right now?) or not, the filmmakers who bring their films here to screen are movie lovers and have taken that step forward from simply watching a film and saying “Well, if I made that – it’d be better because….” and have actually done the dirty work of creating their own bits of art. Okay, that’s more than enough jibber jabber – let’s start watching some shorts, eh?
Go grab yourself some popcorn,

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Drake – “Two Birds One Stone,” “Sneakin’” (Feat. 21 Savage), & “Fake Love”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08:  Recording artist Drake speaks about Apple Music during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, iOS 9 and Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Drake announced a new project called More Life during tonight’s episode of his Beats 1 show OVO Sound Radio. Instead of a normal album or a mixtape, it’s a “playlist” featuring new music from Drake and other OVO affiliates. It’s officially arriving in December, but on tonight’s show, he’s already premiered three songs that … More »

Dylan’s Nobel

They want Bob Dylan to talk. But he listens. That’s what was so astounding about his 2015 MusiCares speech. He’s been listening all along. To the naysayers, the phonies, those heaping false accolades. He’s been on his own journey, beholden to no one, and that’s why he’s both pushed the envelope and become revered. But […]

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Obamageddon The Final Ride: POTUS In L.A. Tmrw For ‘Kimmel’ & Last Fundraiser

We are in the home stretch for the election and that means the parties need money for one last push and that means that President Barack Obama is back in town to fly the flag for the Democrats and make one last visit to the Tinseltown ATM before leaving office. With POTUS in Los Angeles tomorrow for a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Hollywood and a well-heeled Hillary Victory Fund fundraiser at chief bundler Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Beverly Hills pad that also means…


Altice’s SFR, Vivendi’s Canal Plus Set to Ramp Up Investment in French, European Films, Series

SFR, the French telco group owned by global giant Altice, is set to ramp up its investment in French content, said SFR CEO Michel Combe at a two-day conference organized by the French guild of authors, directors, and producers (ARP) which wrapped on Saturday. “I’m ready to finance French content. What we’ve started doing modestly… Read more »

China Box Office: ‘Mechanic’ Muscular as ‘Jack Reacher’ Flops

Jason Statham-starring action film “Mechanic: Resurrection” comfortably opened in top position at the Chinese box office. Its score was three times greater than Tom Cruise-starring “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” “Mechanic 2” took $24.3 million in three days, ahead of Hong Kong-made Nicholas Tse-starring crime drama “Heartfall Arises,” which opened a day earlier on Thursday…. Read more »

Gone Is Gone – “Gift”

Gone Is Gone - "Gift"Gone Is Gone, the supergroup featuring members of Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, and At The Drive-In, are following up this summer’s self-titled EP with a full-length debut entitled Echolocation. We’ve already heard one song, “Sentient,” and now they’ve shared another. Like “Sentient,” “Gift” premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show With Daniel … More »