TLC making New Music!

“I SEEN A RAINBOW YESTERDAY BUT TOO MANY STORMS HAVE COME AND GONE LEAVING A TRACE OF NOT ONE GOD GIVEN RAY…” If you have no idea what the next part to these lyrics are, you need to leave right now because you have NO IDEA who the hell I am talking about. TLC graced us with their presence back in the early 90’s when Hip Hop was still Hip Hop. With hits like “Waterfalls,” “Creep,” “Diggin’ On You,” “No Scrubs,” and “Unpretty,” how could you ever go wrong. Well Good news friends! TLC is making new music for a return to the beautiful music industry that is completely lacking in the Hip Hop department (You know I’m right). Yes, of course, it is with out their beloved “Left Eye” but it doesn’t mean this won’t work really well in the end.

So, the group has a VH1 biopic coming out and they’re supposed to perform this year at the MixTape Festival. Chili said,  “This is just the beginning. This is going to be a great year for TLC. It’s just time. It’s time for us to do everything.” However Chili does tell us that the group won’t be going high-tech with any kind of hologram version of “Left Eye,” “I think it’s very creepy. We’re still in the creative process in figuring out how we’re going to involve Lisa and stuff like that.” You think I don’t have anything from the other half do you? Well, you’d be wrong. Here’s what T-Boz had to say about their return, “We just really want to get out there and perform and do shows. And thank God people want to see us.”

Why am I so excited about this, you ask? TLC was a badass girl group that no body wanted to mess with. Hell, I still don’t wanna cross T-Boz. And I can’t wait to see what they’re gonna bring to the table. Maybe SOME people will finally have to STEP UP THEIR GAME!

Backstreet Boys 20 Years Strong

Backstreets Back ALRIGHT!!!! To all my BSB fans out there, that’s right, they’re ALL back now and coming out strong with a new album. They just celebrated their 20 years together, got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and announced the 2014 release of a documentary. Can you believe it’s been 20 years? I sure can’t. Especially considering that I’ve been listening to them that entire time. Yes, I was in elementary school but you better believe I was rockin’ out to them even back then. As a long time, extremely AVID fan, there isn’t much of the BSB world that I don’t stay in touch with and constantly wish I could be apart of. A perfect example would be the BSB Cruises and the Backstreet Boys Live Stream Recording of their 20th celebration and their Star ceremony.  After having them in my musical life for so long, it’s hard to not want to be a part of a celebration like this one.

Of course now is when I get to talk about the songs that they played clips of at the afore-mentioned celebration. As much as I would LOVE to go on and on about these songs, there’s only one word that can really describe them: Mainstream. And you have NO IDEA how much it PAINS me to use that horrific word for a group of extraordinarily talented men. MY LORD DO I WANT TO LOVE ALL THESE SONGS! My favorite parts of the video were when they were having “technical difficultly” and they sang a cappella. Good lord I fell on the floor (literally) when they all came in together. I’ve decided that BSB is just like a fine foreign wine. They can ONLY get better with age. Now, I’m not saying that the songs are bad because after you hear the stories behind them, you really can’t help but love all the under tones. What I am saying is this, they’re not BSB from 1993. In fact, they’re not even BSB from 2009. Instead, they’ve managed to combine the more traditional BSB style and fuse it with massive over production and the dreaded technology known as auto-tune. Come on guys! Y’all don’t need auto-tune. It just seems like they’re hiding behind all this new technology just to make the wrong people happy. I will say this much, “Breathe,” “Try,” “Show Them What Your Made Of,” and “Madeleine” are the songs I’m most looking forward to. When you hear the guys talk about these songs, you can see how vulnerable they are. It’s beautiful and inspiring. “Madeleine,” was my particular favorite. Being a kid that was bullied all the time, I immediately connected with it. That song is the perfect example of who BSB is. Passionate, heart-felt, talented musicians that just want everyone to hear what they have to say. Those are the men I know and love.

KTBSPA

That being said, I will always and forever KTBSPA. They got me through some of the hardest times in my life. Songs like “As Long As You Love Me,” “Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely,” “What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful,” “Never Gone,” “Helpless When She Smiles,” and “Undone,” came along just at the right time to pull me back up. It’s cheesy yes, but every word I say I mean. They were a huge influence on me becoming a musician and songwriter. Their voices and styles have ruined my ears for any other male quintet that even tries to sing together. And they’ve managed to consistently invade my Spotify, Pandora, Slacker and CD player nearly 6 of the 7 days of the week. BSB is the best-selling boy-band of all time and one of the world’s best-selling music artists. They have released 7 albums, all of which have reached the top 10 of Billboards Top 200. And they have won of the hearts of millions of girls and women across the globe.

So BSB fans make sure you check out the link above to watch the live recording of their 20th Anniversary celebration. You will not be disappointed. I know, I sure the hell wasn’t.

“Are you seriou…

“Are you serious?” – Booth

All I have to say is that, this is the only thing I can say about tonights season 8 finale of Bones. If I say anything else, I’ll give too much away for the west coast and that would just be mean. YOU’VE GOT TO WATCH and YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT! Well… you’re going to have a love/hate relationship with it. I promise.

BONES Season Finale


I had to post this preview because after watching last nights episode and seeing what Brennan says to Booth, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you,” followed by a kiss, I thought I was going to fall out of my chair. Does this mean that Brennan is actually going propose to Booth? And if Pelant has anything to do with it, will Booth even get a chance to say “Yes”? According to an interview with Emily Deschanel the finale is going to be really intense. “It forces her [Brennan] to look at her life, her relationships and feelings. Makes her question some core beliefs…Pelant is scary. He’s somebody who’s brilliant — maybe Brennan is a little smarter than him…hard to say.” She continued by saying that, “As you’ll see, Brennan is willing to go farther than she’s ever gone to protect someone she loves.” That someone, as you can see from the preview is Booth. So how far will Brennan have to go and where will our favorite crime fighting duo be come next monday?
Have any ideas or thoughts? Make sure you post in the comments!

Oh and make sure you check out my friends at BONESSpoilersBlog. They always have the most up to date Bones Spoilers and info about the show.

The Beginning of Kickstarter Movies

We have the company of Veronica Mars to thank for the latest and greatest cancelled TV shows getting their fans involved in  Kickstarter Campaigns to raise funds for producing a movie. The VM fans have come together and managed to raise $5.7 million for the production of a reunion movie. With that said, could this possibly mean a revival of some other well loved TV shows that were cancelled before their end? Well as an avid fan of Ugly Betty I have news for the UB fans that there is a fan that is starting a Kickstarter Campaign for a UB movie. Why you ask? WHY NOT! Since the show ended in 2010, the fans have eagerly waited for a movie that would show us where our favorite girl to love would end up. Would Daniel still be in London with her? Will Wilhelmina and Marc adjust to finally being in charge of MODE? Or, are there not enough loose ends to be tied up for there to be a movie? Check out the Kickstarter Video below and if you are a UB fan, you better pass this on. I want this to happen.

 

So, will we now start to see more and more fans coming out of the woodwork for kickstarter campaigns? Or will this fad soon be over? If the TV viewers of the world were smart enough, I would say that kickstarter campaigns might be the best new way of getting movies to be made. With the sincere lack of confidence that Hollywood has with most movie ideas now a days, why not ask the fans to be the producers for projects they want to see on the big screen. If that’s the case, could we possibly use the kickstarter campaigns as an excuse to see some other cancelled TV shows be brought to a theater near you? And when I say “other cancelled TV shows,” you know I’m totally talking about the recently cancelled “LEVERAGE.” I’d be all other that kickstarter campaign.

Harrison Ford and Star Wars

As promised, I have an update for the “possible” Star Wars cast reunion. Of course Harrison Ford is the only one that has recently come forward from our favorite SW cast to make any announcement about the possible reunion. Here’s what he had to say, “I think it’s almost true. I’m looking forward to it. It’s not in the bag yet, but I think it’s happening.” Granted, it’s not the best thing I’ve heard all week BUT it’s definitely a step in the right direction. More news you ask? Well now I know that the in-progress Episode VII is supposed to be released sometime in 2015 and there will be two more installments of the series PLUS! standalone films planned for future release.

George Lucas recently spoke with Bloomberg Businessweek  and mentioned that he already signed our favorite trio cast (Harrison, Carrie and Mark) to make a return before the deal with Disney went through.  “Maybe I’m not supposed to say that. I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them.”

When more updates come my way, y’all will be the first ones to know! I truly can’t help but wonder whether or not this waiting game is all for some kind of public plot for over exposure.

Robert Redford Returns

Wow… I just realized that if I wanted to, I could’ve called this article “the triple r” AND everyone would’ve clicked on it just to see what the hell I was talking about. With that said Robert Redford, star of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, All the Presidents Men and Legal Eagles, is now taking a new direction in his career with a part that he says has always been a childhood dream of his. “The ‘Captain America’ thing is just a very simple thing. I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different. And that felt like a good thing to do. That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess.” The first thing I thought after reading this was, how many times is he going to use the word ‘different?’ It was a while ago but March 22 marked the day that Redford revealed to the press that he was going to play the head of S.H.I.E.L.D or the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division in the upcoming Captain America film entitled Captain America: The Winter Solider. “I think these films are really powerful. I think they’re great. This is the kind of film I would have loved to see as a kid.”

So are you excited? I gotta say, I’m a little more than excited.

Veronica Mars: The Movie

Last week brought about some awfully hopeful news to the fans of the CW show “Veronica Mars.” After three seasons the show was canceled and yes, as many fans made it clear, there were lots of lose ends that needed to be tied up. No lie, when I saw the series finale all I could think was, ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? After the three seasons of sitting through the best and worst of the Mars family and the city of Neptune, CA and all the fans got was open ended questions with no clear answer. Since the finale, fans and cast members have talked about a movie to close out the series in high form. Well it’s that time die-hard fans. Last Wednesday the Kickstarter Campaign page went up with a video starring Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen and Creator Rob Thomas. They talk about how they all want to put a movie together but that money is an issue. They go on to say that they’re going to fundraise the money for the production by asking fans to chip in. Their goal was $2million. They reached that goal in less than 12 hours. As of today there are 56, 235 fans that put money towards this campaign raising $3,684,383 and there’s still 24 Days left in the campaign. You can pledge as little as a $1. Each level of donation gets a special perk, most of which, you known you want if you’re a die-hard fan. Here’s what Rob Thomas had to say about additional funds past the $2 million mark, “We can afford a full-on brawl. Ten million? Who knows… For some reason the Neptune High class reunion takes place on a nuclear submarine! A Hobbit shows up! There’s a Bollywood end-credit dance number! I’ve always wanted to direct Bill Murray. We’ll figure out something cool. Hey, if that total goes high enough, I’ll bet the good folks at Warner Bros. will agree a sequel is a good idea.”

Since the goal was met, Thomas wrote on twitter that production for the movie would start this summer and be set to release early 2014. Perhaps this fundraising thing would be a good idea for other TV shows with unexpected cancelations? Somethings telling me this is going to start a new trend.

“Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace and Music”

As a requirement for one of my classes I had to watch the movie “Woodstock – 3 Days of Peace and Music.” Not only was I looking forward to the music but I couldn’t wait to see the people who actually went and made this little festival the biggest peace gathering in the history of the 20th century. I watched the movie earlier this week and to be honest, I needed some time to really think about what I had just witnessed. It was interesting listening to the people in the crowd talk about why they were there. It was even more interesting to hear what the people of the town had to say about the festival in general. Adults that you would think would hate everything about a bunch of teenagers to young adults making their town a disaster area, actually had nothing bad to say about the people and the festival. Watching this movie and knowing the history of the time before hand, it surprises me how true the turn of phrase, “History repeats itself” holds up. Maybe the specific details of the history have altered in some way, shape or form but most of the meanings can be compared to the cultural issues of today. Moving on…

After having enough time to think about the movie and how I felt about what had just happened, I decided that there was only one true way that I felt. Disappointed, NOT at the movie at all but at my generation. That’s right, I said MY GENERATION. When you watch something that was so significant in making social and political change happen it makes you really think about what you’ve witnessed in your life and what you might have contributed to. My generation is responsible for the beginning of horrific entertainment and disgusting manners. Oh and being PC of course. Watching all those 400,000+ people come together in complete peace was uplifting and inspiring. Could my generation do that? HELL NO. 400,000+ teenagers and young adults of my generation coming together on 10-12 acres of land for 3 days with no expectations? We’d have a better chance if parents were a requirement. Even then there’d be fights, arguing and hurting each other before we’d make it through the first afternoon. Maybe I’m not giving my generation enough credit but when you come from the people responsible for having amusement parks torn down because of gang fights, there’s not much more you can hope for. However, I would LOVE to see something like Woodstock happen again. Where no one made a profit, everyone was there for the same cause and no one even mentions the word “violence.”

The performances from the movie were all wonderful but the one that got me the most would have to be Jimi Hendrix. Or to be more specific, Jimi Hendrix playing the national anthem. I HAVE to say that watching him play the national anthem was FAR more stupendous than anything I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen someone so animated become so humble and respectful while playing our countries song. I don’t care what anyone says, it was the BEST version of the song I’ve ever heard and ever will hear.

In closing I’d simply like to say, I’m sorry. On behalf of my generation, I’m sorry that we haven’t made many significant changes and that the ones we have, have ended in blood and tears. What a thing to live up to…

This week in Entertainment

Talk about being behind in the world BUT my friends, I’ve returned with some really interesting news. I will tell you that there’s nothing in the entertainment world going on right now that will make you jump out of your seat. Maybe that was mean but anything that really makes you jump out of your seat, you would’ve read already. So here’s this week in entertainment. You’ve got to read all of these.

Robert Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin, has signed off on the rights to his biography written by Paul Rees. The biography is set to be release January of 2014. It is said the book will cover Plant’s personal life, his rise to fame with Led Zeppelin and his solo artist career. So it’s a year off? Is that enough time for you to make the pre-order?

Starting NOW and going until March 24th, Doubleday publishing has announced TODAY that a FREE e-book edition of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” will be available at select online retailers. The e-book will include the prologue and the first chapter of “Inferno,” Brown’s next novel being released in May. So if you haven’t read it yet, I think now might be the time.

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS! Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman have “reportedly” reconciled and are back together. I know there are a lot of you saying, why the hell should I care however, let me say this. This Hollywood couple split last year after a 30 YEAR marriage. 30 years in Hollywood is like being the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now you should agree with my joy.

Xbox Entertainment announced that voting for the Xbox Entertainment Awards is now open to the public. That’s right friends, they have opened up the ballots and you can vote for the following categories: Games, TV &Movies, and Music. Obviously there are a bunch of sub-categories but those are for you to go check out here! Have fun.

Vevo, the ever so loved channel on YouTube has decided it’s time to get away from internet only and expand into cable providers. It will begin webcasting linear, pre-programmed videos and diminishing its reliance on Youtube, according to CEO Rio Caraeff. “It’s human programmed, like the way it used to be,” Caraeff said. “It complements our on-demand business and it’s not at the expense of what we already do.” Will it last? Who knows.

HBO bought The Pussy Riot documentary titled, “Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer,” at the Sundance Film Festival in mid January.  The documentary follows the feminist punk group when the were arrested and prosecuted after they staged a prayer protest in a Russian Cathedral. Member Yekaterina Samutsevich said she has no regrets even though other members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina are both still imprisoned. Russia has banned footage of the performance.