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  • 'Avengers: Endgame' surpasses 'Avatar' as No. 1 grossing film of all time
    Good Morning America

    'Avengers: Endgame' surpasses 'Avatar' as No. 1 grossing film of all time

    Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, told a packed audience at San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H that "Avengers: Endgame" had officially passed "Avatar" to become the top grossing movie of all time with this weekend's ticket sales. "Thanks to you, 'Avengers: Endgame' is the biggest film of all time," he told the rabid crowd, which had gathered to hear announcements about Marvel's phase 4 films.

  • 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Is a Maddening TV Show

    'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Is a Maddening TV Show

    This post originally appeared on July 19, 2019, in “Eat, Drink, Watch” — the weekly newsletter for people who want to order takeout and watch TV. Browse the archives and subscribe now. Welcome back to Eat, Drink, Watch. I've got some notes about a new arrival on Netflix, plus a round-up of the week's food related entertainment news. Without any further ado, here's everything you need to know about the new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Comedians in Cars is stuck in neutral After streaming all 12 new episodes of Jerry Seinfeld's Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, I'm convinced that this is the most maddening TV show of the year. During its best moments, Comedians in

  • the Guardian

    Blood Orange: Angel's Pulse review – immersive and delicate mixtape

    Blood Orange: Angel's Pulse review – immersive and delicate mixtape 3 / 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars. (Domino) As Blood Orange, New York-based artist Dev Hynes has released four deeply impressive albums of glossy, genre-fluid sounds. Angel's Pulse is something a little different – described by London-born Hynes as a mixtape, the distinction comes in this being a release of between-projects material: an epilogue to last year's exquisite Negro Swan. Normally, Hynes keeps these post-album sketches private, sharing with friends, sometimes even slipping a mixtape to a stranger on the street. For the first time he is sharing such a release with the wider world. Hynes's albums sound like mixtapes anyway,

  • the Guardian

    From Beyoncé to Bob Dylan, why music docs are all over our screens

    When the rock star PJ Harvey let visitors to London's Somerset House watch her recording her next album through the smoked panels of some one-way glass in 2015, it seemed a rare chance to spy on a major talent at work. Spectators dutifully filed past the event, entitled Recording in Progress, while Harvey and her collaborators made music together. According to May's edition of Billboard magazine, 11 new films about mainstream musicians, either documentaries or biopics, were all due out in cinemas over the next year, with many more niche productions lined up for music festivals or going out on streaming services. Last month Netflix brought us Martin Scorsese's Rolling Thunder Revue, charting Bob Dylan's mid-1970s tour, while just the month before critics were praising Amazing Grace, the late Sydney Pollack and Alan Elliot's long-awaited film treatment of Aretha Franklin's 1972 gospel session in a Los Angeles church.

  • the Guardian

    Ider: Emotional Education review – sassy take on the millennial experience

    Ider: Emotional Education review – sassy take on the millennial experience 4 / 5 stars 4 out of 5 stars. Ider's Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville did not go to the Brit school. And yet this duo have produced a debut album full of world-class, homegrown pop. No vast committees of co-writers appear on these credits: this is a record in which two twentysomething women nail the millennial experience with sensitivity and sass, though they do have the added production nous of Rodaidh McDonald (the xx, Sampha) and MyRiot (London Grammar). These 11 songs ping confidently around the post-genre electro-pop landscape. Throughout, R&B dynamics and folk harmonies are Ider's two most consistent reference

  • the Guardian

    Mark Kermode chooses 25 of the best films for children

    From early animation to foreign-language gems via all-time classics, a range of movies to whet budding cinematic appetites What is a children's film? Is it a film aimed specifically at younger viewers, tailor-made to cater to their growing needs? Maybe it's a film about childhood, a coming-of-age story that resonates with a wide range of viewers, young and old alike. Or perhaps it's simply any film that a child could watch, anything that isn't restricted by its nature to adult-only audiences. When I was a kid in the late 60s and early 70s, there were two movie classifications that excluded younger viewers: the AA category, introduced in 1970, for which you had to be at least 14 years old; and

  • Larry June Shares "Feeling Good Today" Video

    Larry June Shares "Feeling Good Today" Video

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  • 'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations
    Minot Daily News

    'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

    This image released by HBO shows Emilia Clarke, left, and Kit Harington in a scene from the final episode of "Game of Thrones." On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series. (HBO via AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga's total eclipsed the all-time series record of 27 nods earned by “NYPD Blue” in 1994. If “Game of Thrones” successfully defends it best drama series title

  • Nevada Public Radio

    25 Years After Scoring 'The Lion King,' Hans Zimmer Returns To Pride Rock

    Ready for more Disney déjà vu? The Lion King is the latest software update to one of Disney's beloved animated movies, this time featuring photo-realistic graphics — and Beyoncé. The musical performances are all new, but it's the same classic songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, and composer Hans Zimmer also returned to Pride Rock with an upgraded version of his Oscar-winning score from 25 years ago. When the new movie starts, you'll hear the same iconic proclamation that opened the original Lion King in 1994 — sung by South African musician Lebo M. "I didn't even know anything about the movie," Lebo M. says. "I just knew it had something to do with a conflict between a father and a brother, that

  • Kartel, Ky-Mani, Stefflon Don featured on new XXXTentacion song
    Jamaica Gleaner

    Kartel, Ky-Mani, Stefflon Don featured on new XXXTentacion song

    Last summer, controversy-laden American rapper XXXTentacion was gunned down by a group of young men in an apparent robbery, but his death has not stopped the artiste's domination of the rap music charts. Since his passing in June 2018, a number of features and collaborations have been released, some of them achieving gold and platinum-selling status. On Friday, July 19, the rapper's estate made moves to add one more plaque to their wall with another posthumously released track called Royalty, featuring Vybz Kartel, Ky-Mani Marley, and Stefflon Don. According to producer JonFX, Royalty's first day streaming numbers hit over 1 million on both YouTube and Spotify. He hopes that this single will

  • Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

    Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible about her participation in the case. Huffman didn't meet reporters to promote the film "Otherhood." She pleaded guilty in May to paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant to have a proctor correct her daughter's answers on the SAT. "Nobody is perfect in this world," Arquette said. "And I do think she's genuinely sorry." In the movie, "Otherhood," producer Cathy Schulman noted that there

  • Move over Hollywood, tourist island Cyprus is ready to roll

    Move over Hollywood, tourist island Cyprus is ready to roll

    Watch out Hollywood and Bollywood, the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus that has built a reputation as a tourist magnet thanks to its pristine beaches wants a piece of the action: enter "Olivewood" and Nicolas Cage. Cage's action packer "Jiu Jitsu" is, along with adventure flick "S.O.S: Survive or Sacrifice" featuring US actor William Baldwin, the first foreign film to take advantage of the incentive plan dubbed "Olivewood". The scheme was launched by the government, which tasked Invest Cyprus to implement it in cooperation with the tourism and finance ministries, in a bid to attract foreign investment to the European Union member.

  • SDCC TV News Roundup: Syfy Releases ‘The Magicians’ Season 5 Clip (Watch)

    SDCC TV News Roundup: Syfy Releases ‘The Magicians’ Season 5 Clip (Watch)

    In today’s SDCC TV news roundup, Syfy shares a clip from "The Magicians" Season 5, and Amazon sets the Season 4 premiere of "The Expanse." CASTING Julie Gonzalo and Staz Nair have joined the cast of "Supergirl" for its upcoming fifth season. Gonzalo will portray iconic DC character Andrea Rojas aka Acrata, a polished businesswoman […]

  • I was inspired by Black Panther to write Kesari – Itele
    The Punch

    I was inspired by Black Panther to write Kesari – Itele

    Tofarati Ige Actor and movie producer, Ibrahim Yekini, popularly known as Itele, is currently basking in the euphoria that his latest movie, Kesari, has generated. Speaking with Sunday Scoop on what inspired the movie, he said, “I was inspired by the popular Black Panther movie. The action scenes in that movie were enough motivation for me to toe the same path and produce what has been widely embraced across the country.” Itele, who wrote, directed and played the lead role in the action-packed movie, said it had surpassed his expectations. “I can't even explain how I am feeling now because the movie has gone farther than I ever thought. I have received calls from every part of the world commending

  • Out Now: Andrew Rayel & Haliene, “Take All Of Me” (inHarmony Music)

    Out Now: Andrew Rayel & Haliene, “Take All Of Me” (inHarmony Music)

    “Take All Of Me” is the prettiest of songs by the leading modern-day trance music producer, Andrew Rayel, with the vocals of Haliene. Rousing. Uplifting. Exuberant. The music of electronic dance music DJ and producer Andrew Rayel evokes love and positive emotions wherever it's played. The latest release from Andrew Rayel is the song, “Take All Of Me,” featuring the vocals of Haliene. Andrew Rayel & Haliene's “Take All Of Me” (inHarmony Music) is out now. Andrew Rayel is a producer impeccably skilled at conjuring joy and unabashed optimism with his music. If silence is deafening, it's only because the airwaves ache for the soaring strings and harmonic synths of Andrew Rayel, which, when married