THE REVOLUTION’S HERE
Directors Larry and Andy Wachowski posting a teaser trailer to the third Matrix installment, The Matrix Revolutions, on the film’s Website, www.thematrix.com.
The film isn’t due in theaters until late 2003.
THE REVOLUTION’S HERE
LETS MAKE THIS “WEEZER WEDNESDAY!!!”
After a dispute with Geffen/Interscope over the release of its next album, Weezer has returned with its awesome fourth studio set, “Maladroit.” Earlier this year, the group enraged the label when it made a number of the “Maladroit” songs available online and personally sent radio stations and publications an eight-track “preview” disc. Several tracks garnered immediate airplay, particularly “Dope Nose,” which is No. 9 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.
That aside, “Maladroit” injects a bit more variety into the irresistibly catchy, pop/punk style of last year’s self-titled “Green” album, which has sold more than 1.3 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Cuomo says he’s fallen deep into the songwriting zone, doubting himself less and trusting the muse more often. As a result, he’s no longer afraid to wear his love for ’80s metal (heard on tracks such as “Fall Together”) on his sleeve. Guitarist Brian Bell says, “Rivers has just unleashed the shredding beast in himself.”
“It’s been there all along, and I’ve had to consciously repress it on our first three records,” Cuomo says with a laugh. “I had to force myself not to bust out with Scorpions riffs. And, at this point in my life, I really don’t want to force anything anymore. I just wanna let it all hang out. So, on [“Maladroit”], it all just came pouring out.” The band is on tour in Japan through late May but is expected to hit North America this summer.
I Need A Job
Napster is eyeing bankruptcy as it’s CEO resigns.
A St. Louis jewelry salesman who sold Penthouse Magazine a video of a topless sunbather misidentified as Anna Kournikova testified on Tuesday he mistook the woman for the tennis star because of the diameter of her nipples.
Umm, if you don’t mind, I’d like to see exhibit’s “A” and “B.”
A Classless Move By ABC! But Cool For Kimmel!
Bill Maher is out and Jimmy Kimmel in after “Nightline” on ABC.
One Word: Weezer!
Below is a list of the 13 new CD’s that are hitting stores today. And even though there is a new CD from RUSH on the list, the latest from 80’s stalwarts A- HA, and a soundtrack CD to the awesome TV show “Scrubs,” they are all made irrelevant by the last one.
So look at the whole list if you will, but take the time to pick up the one that rounds it all out. It is an incredible 35 minute collection of music.
The new CD releases for Tuesday May 14, 2002, are
* 98 DEGREES The Collection (Universal)
* A HA Lifelines (Warner International)
* BLINK-182 The Urethra Chronicles 2 (MCA)
* BROTHERS CREEGGAN Sleepyhead (Page)
* COAL CHAMBER Dark Days (Roadrunner)
* DOVES The Last Broadcast (Astralwerks/Virgin)
* EMERSON DRIVE Emerson Drive (Dreamworks Nashville)
* JOEE Joee (UMC)
* MOBY 18 (V2)
* P. DIDDY P. Diddy And Bad Boy Presents … Hot Shit, Vol. 1 (Arista)
* RUSH Vapor Trails (Anthem)
* SCRUBS OST Scrubs (Hollywood)
* WEEZER Maladroit (Geffen)
Look at me! I’m in line already! Even though “Star Wars- Episode II: Attack Of The Clones” is getting mixed reviews.
It’s another big day for DVD and video releases. That said, some of the worst films ever made (Corky Romano) are also available today (Corky Romano), but I don’t want to say which ones (Corky Romano) as film enjoyment is subjective. Of course, if you like the bad films that are released today (Corky Romano) then there may be no hope for you.
Either way, there is Nicole Kidman, Marilyn Monroe and Kevin Smith with Stan Lee so it’s a good day for DVD!
Here are the new releases for Tuesday, May 14th, 2002:
The Others- An English family resides in an eerie mansion with servants. (Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann)
Snow Dogs- A Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs. (Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Randy Birch)
From Hell- A new take on the events surrounding Jack The Ripper. (Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm)
Corky Romano- The blacksheep of a Mafia family is called upon to save dad. (Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Fred Ward)
Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters And Marvels- Stan Lee talks with Kevin Smith about his comic book legacy. (Stan Lee, Kevin Smith)
And The Marilyn Monroe Collection Wave II (Boxed Set)- This set of the lovely one’s films includes: Bus Stop, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How To Marry A Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch and There’s No Business Like Show Business. The films are also available individually.
AND ALSO COMING OUT…
Atlantic City (Widescreen)
David Blaine: Fearless
The Haunted World Of Edward D. Wood Jr.
Hip Hop Honeys
Keep Your Right Up
Naked Gun Collection (Set)
Oliver & Company
A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries
South Shaolin Master II
Stephen King’s Rose Red
Tell Me Something
The X Files: The Complete Fifth Season (Collector’s Edition)
September begins Universal’s international rollout of ìBack to the Futureî on DVD and the official boxed-set specifications have been announced.
Wanna know more?
By the way, the initials stand for “Back To The Future Is Finally Coming Out On DVD.”
Paramount unleashes their Special Edition of “Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan”
One of the most lauded and celebrated releases from Paramount Home Entertainment has been the fully restored and retooled Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition. Now the film’s first sequel, and arguably the best installment in the franchise is preparing to follow suit with the extensive new DVD release of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan ñ The Director’s Edition.
Although not as precedent setting as the “Motion Picture” set, the new two-disc set for “Wrath of Khan” has just about everything a fan of the film could hope for, except for the original version of the movie.
Disc one contains the New version of the film with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround 2.0 and French Dolby Stereo. The film will be accompanied by a new audio commentary from the film’s director Nicholas Meyer and a text commentary by Trek tech guru Michael Okuda.
The most important piece of information is that the film will in fact contain the expanded 116 minute version of the film as overseen by Meyer incorporating footage previously only seen on the original television broadcast of the film. This new footage will be reintegrated into the film allowing viewers to see this footage for the first time in widescreen. Completists should consider hanging onto the original bare-bones DVD however, as the new release will unfortunately not incorporate branching to give the option of the original theatrical version of the film.
Disc two carries all the extras. A theatrical trailer and storyboard archives will be supplemented by over four hours of documentaries. The Captain’s Log features new interviews with Nick Meyer, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban and producer Harve Bennett. Designing Khan explores the overhaul of Trek’s visual style between the first two films including interviews with Meyer, Bennett, graphic designer Lee Cole, costume designer Robert Fletcher and production designer Joe Jennings. The Visual Effects of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” goes in depth with the designers at the then young ILM on the creation of the film’s effects. Original interviews from the film feature promotional clips from Shatner, Nimoy, Montalban and DeForest Kelley add some taste of the film’s original promotions. Finally, The Star Trek Universe ñ A Novel Approach by Authors Julia Exklarand Greg Cox discusses the expansion of Trek into novels with emphasis on the books stemming from “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”.
If Paramount has this kind of commitment ready to put towards all of the Star Trek films, Trek fans will have a lot to be happy about in the coming years, unless you already bought the discs that Paramount already released.
“Wrath of Khan” will come much sooner than expected on August 6th with a suggested retail price of $24.99.