The Final Days (1989) - News Poster

(1989 TV Movie)

News

The Details of Jimi Hendrix's Death Are Still Pretty Frightening, Even 50 Years Later

  • Popsugar
The Details of Jimi Hendrix's Death Are Still Pretty Frightening, Even 50 Years Later
Image Source: Getty / Redferns Just hearing the name Jimi Hendrix conjures an electric energy; after all, this was the guy who performed a now-iconic rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock and set his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival. But just a few years after hitting it big in the music world, Jimi's life would end in a very sad way. In the days before his death, Jimi hadn't been feeling great; he was overworked, wasn't sleeping, and reportedly had the flu. On Sept. 17, 1970, Jimi was in London with his girlfriend, a German painter named Monika Dannemann. The two spent the evening at her apartment at the Samarkand Hotel in Notting Hill, chilling out, smoking hashish, and drinking tea. They had dinner and shared a bottle of red wine, then Jimi took a bath and Monika drove him to a party hosted by one of Jimi's business associates,
See full article at Popsugar »

Oscars 2017: Which Country Nominated For Best Foreign Language Film Has the Best Track Record of Winning?

‘The Salesman’ (Courtesy: Amazon Studios and Cohen Media Group)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The one chance for the entire world to get involved with the Academy Awards has always been the best foreign language film category. Since any country can submit a film each year, though, that means the competition is intense. Let’s take a look at the countries that have snagged nominations this year and see how they’ve performed in the past in the hopes of shedding some light on what might happen come February 26.

This year the five nominees for best foreign language film are Land of Mine from Denmark, A Man Called Ove from Sweden, The Salesman from Iran, Tanna from Australia, and Toni Erdmann from Germany. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg lists The Salesman as the frontrunner in this category — obviously due to the film’s merits and also potentially due to its director,
See full article at Scott Feinberg »

Berlin reveals jury, homage, Berlinale Camera recipients

Berlin reveals jury, homage, Berlinale Camera recipients
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Diego Luna amongst those to join jury president Paul Verhoeven.

The 67th Berlin Film Festival has revealed its jury, homage subject and Golden Camera recipients.

Joining jury president, Paul Verhoeven, will be actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Diego Luna, and Julia Jentsch, producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, artist Olafur Eliasson and director-screenwriter Wang Quan’an.

Eighteen films are vying in this year’s competition for the Golden Bear. The winners will be announced at the Berlinale Palast on February 18.

Robocop director Verhoeven is currently flying high off the success of Golden Globe-winning drama Elle.

Gyllenhaal is best known for her Oscar-nominated role in Crazy Heart, breakthrough performances in Donnie Darko and Secretary, The Dark Knight and TV series The Honourable Woman, for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination.

Luna, co-star of Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También, has played at the Berlinale in titles including Milk (dir: Gus van Sant, Berlinale
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Berlin 2017: Full international jury announced

The full international jury for this year’s Berlin Film Festival has been announced.

It was previously announced that Paul Verhoeven would head up the jury this year, and now the organizers have released the rest of the jury to judge the films in-competition. They are producer Dora Bouchoucha Fourati (Tunisia), artist Olafur Eliasson (Iceland), actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (USA), actress Julia Jentsch (Germany), actor and director Diego Luna (Mexico), and director and screenwriter Wang Quan’an (People’s Republic of China).

This year’s Berlinale, the Berlin Film Festical, kicks off in Germany on February 9th through to the 19th. Keep it Thn for full coverage.

Paul Verhoeven, Jury President, Director, Screenwriter (The Netherlands)

The Dutch director and screenwriter Paul Verhoeven began his directing career in 1969 with the successful Dutch television series Floris. After his feature film debut Business is Business in 1971, came the erotic thriller Turkish Delight in 1973, a
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Your Heart Is Not Ready For Photos of President Obama Making Snow Angels With His Daughters

  • Popsugar
Your Heart Is Not Ready For Photos of President Obama Making Snow Angels With His Daughters
The final days of President Barack Obama's time in office have been pretty emotional for a lot of people, but thankfully, chief White House photographer Pete Souza is here to cushion the blow. On Tuesday, the 62-year-old photographer, who was also the White House photographer during Ronald Reagan's presidency, shared a handful of never-before-seen images of the president playing in a 2010 blizzard with his daughters, Sasha and Malia, on Instagram. "People are always asking me to choose my favorite picture of the President. But I just can't do it. So let me tell you about my favorite day," Pete captioned one of the adorable photos. "It was a Saturday in February 2010. Washington was under siege with snow. I slept in my office overnight, knowing I probably couldn't drive to the White House the next day. And then I guessed . . . and yes, hoped . . . that the President of the United
See full article at Popsugar »

Does the Academy Have a Bias Toward Foreign-Language Films Based on World War II?

‘Land of Mine’ (Courtesy: Toronto International Film Festival)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

If there’s one thing for certain about the foreign-language film category at the Oscars it’s that the Academy sure has a soft spot for films about World War II. Just this year alone there are three movies on the Academy’s shortlist that are set during that very tumultuous time — Denmark’s Land of Mine, Norway’s The King’s Choice, and Russia’s Paradise. How often has the Academy nominated or given the win to films based specifically during the World War II era?

According to Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter, the best foreign-language film Oscar race is shaping up to potentially only feature one of these World War II-set movies in the official nominations. So far Land of Mine is listed as a frontrunner along with Germany’s Toni Erdmann, Iran’s The Salesman,
See full article at Scott Feinberg »

Europe Is King in Best Foreign-Language Film Category — How Does the Rest of the World Stack Up?

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The greatest thing about the best foreign-language film category is the recognition of works from all around the world. Throughout the years, movies made outside the United States of America have gotten the recognition they deserve thanks to the implementation of this specific award. With the 2017 Oscars right around the corner, let’s take a look back at the distribution of nominations and wins across the seven continents that make up this big world we inhabit.

This year’s best foreign-language film contenders are: Toni Erdmann (Germany), The Salesman (Iran), Land of Mine (Denmark), A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Paradise (Russia), The King’s Choice (Norway), My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland), It’s Only the End of the World (Canada), and Tanna (Australia). This site’s namesake, The Hollywood’s Scott Feinberg, lists the first five of those as frontrunners and the other four as major threats.
See full article at Scott Feinberg »

Comic Book Review – New Super-Man #1

Tony Black reviews New Super-Man #1…

Made In China” Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Viktor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan—the New Super-Man! When the world needed a new hero, China made him!

See Also: Check out a preview of New Super-Man #1

Now here’s a curiosity. Much like Hollywood studios are now developing major tentpole franchises with one eye on the Chinese market as a massively lucrative area, DC Comics in their continued Rebirth have decided to get in on that particular piece of pie with New Super-Man, from writer Gene Luen Yang, which introduces a brand new Man of Steel (or more appropriately Boy of
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

DC’s New Super-Man takes flight tomorrow, check out a new preview here

DC’s New Super-Man ongoing series launches tomorrow, and we’ve got a new preview of the first issue, which you can see right here…

Made In China” Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Viktor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan—the New Super-Man! When the world needed a new hero, China made him!

New Super-Man #1 is out on July 13th, priced $2.99.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

DC’s New Super-Man is Made in China, check out a preview here

A new Superman is set to be introduced to the world later this month as part of DC’s Rebirth with the appropriately titled New Super-Man #1, and we have a preview of the issue for you here; check it out…

Made In China” Chapter One: An impulsive act of heroism thrusts an arrogant young man into the limelight of Shanghai as China begins to form its own Justice League of powerful heroes. Rising from the ashes of The Final Days of Superman, award-winning writer Gene Luen Yang and on-the-rise art star Viktor Bogdanovic introduce readers to Kong Kenan—the New Super-Man! When the world needed a new hero, China made him!

New Super-Man #1 is out on July 13th, priced $2.99.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot To Produce TV Series About The Final Days Of Michael Jackson

This year’s “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson” displayed both the benefits and the drawbacks of dramatizing events that are still fresh in the public consciousness. Simpson’s story has recently received a far less sensational documentary treatment in the form of Ezra Edelman’s absorbing procedural “O.J.: Made in America,” (which you should really be watching if […]

The post J.J. AbramsBad Robot To Produce TV Series About The Final Days Of Michael Jackson appeared first on The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Preview of Action Comics #52

DC Entertainment has released a preview of Action Comics #52, the final issue before the series reverts to its pre-New 52 numbering; check it out here…

The Final Days of Superman” continues as two Supermen meet at last: pre-New 52 Superman meets the current Kal-El. But solar Superman wants to be the only Man of Steel left standing. And divided they may fall as one Clark Kent must choose the safety of his family before either version of himself.

Action Comics #52 is out on May 11th, priced $3.99.

Via Cbr
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Comics: The Man Of Steel Is Dying In Superman/Wonder Woman #28

Though DC Comics' Rebirth will see the return of the pre-New 52 Superman, the modern Last Son of Krypton introduced in the publisher's 2011 reboot will likely never meet him .  Check out a preview of Superman/Wonder Woman #28, Part 4 of "The Final Days of Superman".  It looks as if there's a third Superman in play, one who may have ties to one of Superman's more recent foes, Ulysses. Peter J. Tomasi penned the script, while Ed Benes supplied the art.  The issue goes on sale April 27 and is rated T for Teen.
See full article at ComicBookMovie »

Nyfcc Awards Have Boosted Academy Award Chances for 'Carol,' Stewart and 'Saul'

New York Film Critics Awards: Best Film winner 'Carol' with Cate Blanchett. 2015 New York Film Critics Awards have enlivened Oscar race Catching up with previously announced awards season winners that will likely influence the 2016 Oscar nominations. Early this month, the New York Film Critics Circle announced their Best of 2015 picks, somewhat unexpectedly boosting the chances of Todd Haynes' lesbian romantic drama Carol, Clouds of Sils Maria actress Kristen Stewart, and László Nemes' Holocaust drama Son of Saul. Below is a brief commentary about each of these Nyfcc choices. 'Carol' Directed by Todd Haynes, starring two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, Blue Jasmine) and Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and adapted by Phyllis Nagy from Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel The Price of Salt,[1] Carol won a total of four New York Film Critics awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay,
See full article at Alt Film Guide »

Marvin Gaye's Family Awarded More Than $7 Million in 'Blurred Lines' Trial

Marvin Gaye's Family Awarded More Than $7 Million in 'Blurred Lines' Trial
A verdict has been reached in the "Blurred Lines" trial.

Marvin Gaye's children, Frankie and Nona Gaye, won their claim that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.'s song "Blurred Lines" was too similar to their father's 1977 hit song, "Got to Give it Up." The jury found that the trio did infringe on Gaye's song and awarded his family nearly $7.4 million in damages.

News: The Final Days of the 'Blurred Lines' Trial

The family originally sought $25 million in alleged damages, though the song reportedly made $16,675,690 in profits – the biggest hit of 2013. According to court documents, $5,658,214 went to Thicke, $5,153,457 to Williams, and $704,774 to T.I. The remaining amount went to record companies Interscope, Umg Distribution and Star Trak.

Pharrell acknowledged in court that "Blurred Lines" has the "feel" of "Got to Give it Up," but he pointed out that "feel" does not necessarily equal "infringement."

Following the ruling, Pharrell's lawyers issued a statement expressing their client
See full article at Entertainment Tonight »

The Last Day of the Time War: Reimagined!

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

BabelColour is back with this: The Time War Chronicles: The Final Days. This is for anyone struggling to coalesce The End of Time and The Day of the Doctor - and details the Fall of Arcadia, Gallifrey’s second city. And it works really brilliantly. The best bit, of course, is towards the end, with the Doctors… well, just watch...

The post The Last Day of the Time War: Reimagined! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews.
See full article at Kasterborous »

The Geographic Setup of the Oscar’s Foreign-Language Category in the 21st Century

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

The nine foreign-language films shortlisted by the Academy hail from three continents: South America, Europe and Africa. From South America, Argentina’s Wild Tales and Venezuela’s The Liberator made the list. From Africa, Mauritania’s Timbuktu did as well. From Europe, Estonia’s Tangerines, Georgia’s Corn Island, the Netherlands’ Accused, Poland’s Ida, Russia’s Leviathan and Sweden’s Force Majeure all made the top nine.

This year could mark the first Oscar nomination for Estonia, Georgia, Mauritania (whose film was the country’s first Oscar-submitted film) and Venezuela. Argentina, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden have each received two Oscar nominations in the past 14 years. Of those four countries, Argentina is the only one to win an Oscar, which it did in 2010 for The Secret in Their Eyes. If Russia lands a nomination, it will be the country’s second in the 21st century.
See full article at Scott Feinberg »

Review: True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season

  • Comicmix
All things come to an end and the true death arrived for HBO’s True Blood earlier this year. This week, HBO Home Entertainment offers up The Complete Seventh Season along with a mammoth complete series box set. In looking back on the series, it probably hung around a little longer than necessary, especially as things spiraled from over-the-top to insane crazy after series creator Alan Ball left.

The seventy episodes veered further and further from Charlaine Harris’s The Southern Vampire Mysteries novels and even she wrapped up her prose stories recognizing the time had come.

Bon Temps is under attack as things open up, picking up where season six dropped us. The Hep V Vampires are running amuck as many of our favorite supporting characters have been threatened. Pam continues her hunt for Eric leaving Sookie as the calming voice of reason and she’s not feeling all that steady.
See full article at Comicmix »

This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Mad Men, Sex Tape, The Purge: Anarchy

  • JoBlo
This week: The final days of Don Draper...Part 1. Also, Sex Tape could use more lube, the summer's hidden gem in Snowpiercer, and get used to a Purge every year. ► Oh AMC, be better than this. Rather than wait for Mad Men’s entire seventh and final season to end, here we go with another ‘half season’ boxed set. Mind you, these are seven excellent episodes, as the show’s end game finds Don...
See full article at JoBlo »

True Blood: The Complete Series & Season 7 Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

  • DailyDead
After seven seasons, the battles between vampires and humans in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps came to an end with the series finale of True Blood. For many fans of the show, it’s been difficult to say goodbye, but a return to the vampiric community is possible with HBO’s upcoming release of True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season to Blu-ray and DVD.

HBO will release both True Blood: The Complete Series and True Blood: The Complete Seventh Season to home media on November 11th. The Complete Series Blu-ray box set can be purchased for $299.99, complete with 33 discs and all previously released bonus features from past seasons, including 40 audio commentaries.

The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray will include behind-the-scenes bonus features of the bittersweet last days during the show’s 10-episode final season. We have the official press
See full article at DailyDead »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

External Sites


Recently Viewed