Source: Fox Does The Time Warp Again…
Source: Fox Does The Time Warp Again…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Fox
“As you can imagine, when we announced that we were doing this, there was a tremendous backlash from fans… That all loosened up and all became more interesting to them when Tim signed on. His validation and also as an actor just gave them something to look forward to.” Lou Adler
By Valerie Milano
Beverly Hills, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/21/16 – On Wednesday night, FOX continued its campaign to spin newer, shinier gold by delivering yesteryear’s song and dance to a younger audience. The network’s latest laboratory experiment is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And like most science experiments, it relies heavily on formula.
The show opens with a longish number that (rather clumsily) tries to weave in a movie house audience that will be watching the show along with the TV audience. During the 1970’s, The Rocky Horror Picture Show established its brand as an arthouse phenomena, where obsessives across the nation showed up to midnight showings in costume and interacted with the film. Diehard fans of “Rocky” will probably view this attempt at linkage with jaded eyes; while first time “Rocky” viewers will likely scratch their noggins and go…huh?
Laverne Cox (OITNB) adds an industrial strength twist (Cox is a transsexual woman playing the lead role). Her reverence and affinity for the material and Tim Curry’s film portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter is obvious from the get go. She’s got the moves and Tim Curry’s clipped, verbal cadence down to a tee. Elsewhere things begin to wobble. Adam Lambert is woefully miscast as the party crashing biker (Eddie), and many of the musical numbers have a stagy ‘High School Musical’ energy that reveals the cast’s disconnection from the source material. Additionally, Fox’s decision to blunt the original’s sexual pop by swapping out Rocky’s bulging briefs for a pair of PC boxer shorts is lame stream pandering of the worst kind. Missing from Fox’s production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, is the camp appeal; based (in large part) on the film’s original low budget desperation as well as its secret-society appeal. It was the perfect underground classic for an LGBT community still marginalized during the 70’s. Continue reading “Fox Does The Time Warp Again…”
Sir Elton John will welcome Grammy-winning performer Diana Krall as his special musical guest for the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 15th annual fall gala, An Enduring Vision, onWednesday, November 2, 2016, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
“I’m so thrilled Diana will be joining us for our fall gala this year,” said Elton John. “Diana is an extraordinary performer and a dear friend, and I’m thrilled beyond belief to welcome an artist of her caliber to our annual New York event.”
Emmy award-winning producer and popular talk show host Andy Cohen will emcee the evening. EJAF will honor internationally-renowned philanthropists Frank Giustra and Steve Tisch with the Foundation’s Enduring Vision Award and present its second Founder’s Award to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Apollo Creed’s Movie Mansion Is Going To Auction
Rocky Balboa’s boxing rival Apollo Creed’s fabulous Philadelphia movie mansion is going to auction, and featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
Sylvester Stallone is one of Hollywood’s best stories – a real life homeless, wannabe actor who was so broke that he was sleeping in a New York City bus terminal in the early 1970s, but rose to multiple Academy Awards for 1976’s “Rocky” that he wrote and starred. A series of “Rocky” sequels and “Rambo” hits, themed in rags to riches much like his own life, have been huge box office draws. Continue reading “Celebrity Homes:”
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By William Hagle
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/19/16 – IN THE FILM Nora’s broken life lands her back home with her aging father. There with sister Shannon they uncover the painful reality that drove Nora to drink, despair and confusion.
The Hollywood Times (THT) Q and A follows on how to take film festival winner Solitary to World-Wide Digital Distribution.
Featured Cast and Crew
Roger Taylor: Executive Producer, Score
Sarina Taylor: Executive Producer/Producer/Supporting Role Continue reading “How we became SOLITARY:”
Artist Charlie Patton began painting when he was a mere child. Inspired by his first teacher (a 92-year-old painter) who dazzled the boy with her talent and ease to create a work of art right before his eyes. He has been painting ever since.
Now as a professional artist he has shown in many galleries and said he is especially excited to exhibit his work at Upper West Restaurant. Known for its fantastic cuisine, the Santa Monica restaurant hosts art shows every three to four months. On Sunday, October 23rd, Upper West presents “Visceral” Intuitive Abstraction featuring over thirteen works by Patton.
The Upper West team has selected an eclectic grouping of paintings from several different painting series. “These range from pure abstract, abstract figurative, collage, to classical paintings like Donia,” said Patton. “I like the approach to this because it all most looks like different people painted these paintings.”
He describes his inspiration… “Donia is a good friend of mine who had a certain profile that was very beautiful so I wanted to paint that. The cup that she is holding is an 18th century bone cup with a metal heart and initials engraved on it. I think it was a wedding cup.”
Patton said he never knows what will emerge when approaching a canvas. He is open to anything. He went on to explain that he will often start a painting with a specific style in mind, then find that the piece is evolving into an entirely different work of art such as Cape Horn, one of the paintings that will be part of “Visceral.” He continued, “Cape Horn started out as a pure abstract painting that evolved into an African influenced color pallet and figure.” Continue reading “Sunday October 23, Art Show Features the Paintings of Charlie Patton!”
By Erica Meadows and Rob Steiner
Burbank, CA (The Hollywood Times) 10/20/16 – Fallen Saints is a theatrical haunt performed at The Actors Group Theatre on Magnolia Blvd located on the trendy vintage row of Burbank, CA. Waiting outside you are greeted by ‘The Mortician’ who convincingly welcomes you to his mortuary while giving you a chill down your spine at the same time.
Upon entering the lobby you are greeted by several equally spooky characters who materialize in the dimly lit room and back patio keeping you on edge wondering who is going to pop out at you next. The main mortuary room is hosted by Evelyn ‘Evie’ Skrain who conjures spirits and allows them to cross over, until things go terribly wrong…
The charm of Fallen Saints is that you are part of the show at all times. Artifacts are given to audience members who must present them at the opportune time to facilitate the seances. All the actors are 100% committed to their characters and deliver wonderfully eerie performances per the script as well as being talented improv performers, having to tailor everything to the new audiences in front of them.
Producer/Director Sebastian Munoz gave us a little insight that all the characters are based on real people in the lives of a notorious serial killer, making you want to read up and head back to watch the show all over again to piece together the story. The good news is that on any given show night, there are 5 performances running approx 45 min each, which leaves you just enough time to take whatever necessary to calm your nerves and head back in for another dose of haunt. There’s even free candy while you wait. Continue reading “Fallen Saints scares up the dead in Burbank, CA”
Yesterday afternoon at the Barnes & Noble in NYC’s Union Square, Martin Sheen and Kate Macdonald Butler, L.M. Montgomery’s granddaughter, participated in a PBS book reading event for Anne of Green Gables. A broadcast special based on Montgomery’s classic novel will air on PBS on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, November 24 at 8/7c. Sheen and Butler read passages from the classic novel to a group of 3rd grade students and other visitors, even after Sheen joked about how nervous he was to read in front of a large group of students. They also took questions from the audience, where Martin revealed that his favorite character he’s ever played was President Bartlet on the series “The West Wing.”
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FOR BROADCAST IN SUMMER 2017
The Dramatic Thriller Will be Produced by Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios
CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of SALVATION, a new one-hour event series from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios. The serialized drama will be broadcast during summer 2017.
A suspense thriller, SALVATION centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Continue reading “CBS ORDERS “SALVATION,” A NEW EVENT SERIES”
This past Thursday, October 13th, the “Welcome to Acapulco” film hosted its official press junket in Acapulco, Mexico. The event was attended by the popular cast & crew including Michael Madsen, Mike Kingsbaker, Paul Sorvino, William Baldwin, Ana Serradilla and Ana Layevska along with Guerrero tourism officials.
The film’s cast and crew, state and municipal officials and media were present at the event held in Hotel Mirador Acapulco
Acapulco, Guerrero – October 17th, 2016 – The official press junket for the new film “Welcome to Acapulco” was held in Acapulco this past Thursday, October 13th. The film’s series of popular American and international artists including Michael Madsen, Mike Kingsbaker, Paul Sorvino, William Baldwin, Ana Serradilla and Ana Layevska were all in attendance. Producers Loris Curci and and Magi Halvadjin, director Guillermo Ivan and Guerrero and Acapulco municipality tourism officials were also present during the junket.
The Secretary of Tourism of the State of Guerrero, Ernesto Rodriguez Escalona, welcomed the stellar cast and the entire production of this film. “Welcome to Acapulco” will feature several top landmarks in Acapulco including La Quebrada, Sinfonia del Mar, La Isla de la Roqueta and beautiful beaches among other sites. Continue reading “THE “WELCOME TO ACAPULCO” FILM HOSTED ITS OFFICIAL PRESS JUNKET IN ACAPULCO ON OCTOBER 13”