On Episode 5 of Point Blank, Alex talks to Professor Richard Walter, co-chairman of the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA, about the art of storytelling, breaking into the Hollywood movie scene, and collaborating with Star Wars mastermind George Lucas.
From the comic book realm of Themyscira to New York City, Amazonian princess Wonder Woman (aka Diana Prince) was appointed Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls at the United Nations today. The U.N. event, coinciding with the characters 75th anniversary, featured statements by...
After last week’s takedown of the second Presidential Debate, Donald Trump called Saturday Night Live “boring and unfunny” after their jokes went orange once again. Trump even called for the 42-season strong show to be cancelled, which frankly seems unfair to all the conservatives that just hopped on...
Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman, the movie, to be released in 2017, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Is there a direct relationship between being a seven-year old fan of a highly principled superhero and becoming an adult with a keen sense...
Woo Jin and Tae Min were both born with the supernatural ability to move the objects around them. After sharing a troubled childhood together, they went down opposite paths to become two very different men. Fate draws them together again and old wounds resurface that threatens the lives of everyone around them.
John Slattery and Nathan Lane in The Front Page Photo: Julieta Cervantes That's not the sound of a fleet of flivvers backfiring that you hear at the Broadhurst on West 44th Street these nights. It's laughter, cascading and echoing like bullets...
I first had the pleasure of hearing Chatham County Line play live at MerleFest a few years ago and then again in the summer of 2015 at The Steel Wheel's Red Wing Roots Music Festival. What initially...
Photo Credit: Scott Beale/Laughing Squid Who is ready to party on October 24th? Get ready to show your pride and support at the Stonewall Inn. After President Obama's historic announcement for the designation of a new national monument at the site of the...
A new Amazon special called Melody 1963: Love Has To Win reminds us that with issues as all-important as human dignity, a simple morality play still has a valuable place. Melody 1963, which begins streaming Friday on Amazon Prime, tells the story of a 10-year-old Detroit girl who has...
New Orleans Film Festival,
The 2016 New Orleans Film Festival kicked off its 27th year by opening with the U.S. premiere of Rob Reiner's new film LBJ. That genius bit of programming was due to the high quality of the presidential bio film and the fact that it was shot in New...
TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "Longmire/Season 5" (Netflix) The fifth season of "Longmire" is now available on Netflix and that is welcome news to its fans. This "modern western" is one of television 's most enjoyable series. The show started out on A&E in 2012 but was cancelled...
Originating in one of the most historically creative and dynamic areas of New York City, the Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company has what may be best described as a trans-generational vision.
Over the years, I've coached and produced voiceover demos for both budding and seasoned actors alike. I've also worked extensively with scores of talent with vast radio and broadcast experience, who've dedicated themselves to the work they love, but an industry most of...
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Stone Temple Pilots,
A-Sides With Jon Chattman,
Jon Chattman Magnificent 7,
Kings Of Leon,
Tv On The Radio,
To take a break from the interviews, the music sessions, and everything in-between, I feel compelled to share my favorite songs (in order at this particular time and stopping at seven) by my favorite rock and mostly alt-rock bands (I chose one per letter of the alphabet). Blame on it on my Spotify playlists or simply the fact I saw Green Day a few weeks back, and already have tickets to Bon Iver and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Anyway, I'm weighing in below with my list. Share yours in the comments section. Music is, afterall, subjective. Let's roll... A is for Arcade Fire 1. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) 2. Deep Blue 3. My Body is a Cage 4. Neighborhood #3 (Power's Out) 5. Black Wave/Bad Vibrations 6. Intervention 7. Suburban War B is for Bon Iver 1. Flume 2. Minnesota, WI 3. Holocene 4. Creature Fear 5. 33 "GOD" 6. Blood Bank 7. The Wolves (Act I and II) C is for Coldplay 1. Talk 2. A Rush of Blood to the Head 3. O 4.The Scientist 5. Viva La Vida 6. White Shadows 7. Shiver D is for Depeche Mode 1. Policy of Truth 2. Enjoy the Silence 3. Wrong 4. It's No Good 5. Waiting for the Night 6. Walking in My Shoes 7. Blasphemous Rumors E is for Everclear 1. Santa Monica 2. Summerland 3. Amphetamine 5. Heartspark Dollarsign 6. Father of Mine 7. I Will Buy You a New Life F is for Foo Fighters 1. Everlong 2. Best of You 3. For All the Cows 4. Alone + Easy Target 5. Stacked Actors 6. Tired of You 7. Arlandria G is for Green Day 1. Jesus of Suburbia 2. Welcome to Paradise 3. Christie Road 4. Boulevard of Broken Dreams 5. Basketcase 6. Macy's Day Parade 7. Say Goodbye H is for Hole 1. Violet 2. Jennifer's Body 3. Best Sunday Dress 4. Pretty on the Inside 5. Doll Parts 6. Reasons to Be Beautiful 7. Gold Dust Woman (cover) I is for INXS 1. Mystify 2. Never Tear Us Apart 3. Dont Change 4. New Sensation 5. Lately 6. Original Sin 7. The Stairs J is for Jimmy Eat World 1. Futures 2. Disintegration 3. Sweetness 4. The Middle 5. Polaris 6. Pain 7. A Praise Chorus K is for Kings of Leon 1. On Call 2. Knocked Up 3. Molly's Chamber 4. Sex on Fire 5. Dancing on My Own (Robyn Cover) 6. Crawl 7. Use Somebody L is for Live 1. I Alone 2. Waitress 3. Run to the Water 4. Iris 5. The Beauty of Gray 6. Overcome 7. The Dolphin's Cry M is for My Morning Jacket 1. One Big Holiday 2. Run Thru 3. Remnants 4. Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Pt. 2 5. Golden 6. Gideon 7. Librarian N is for Nirvana 1. The Man Who Sold the World (cover) 2. Breed 3. Aneurysm 4. Dive 5. Lounge Act 6. Smells Like Teen Spirit 7. Heart-Shaped Box O is for Oasis 1. Supersonic 2. Wonderwall 3. Live Forever 4. Morning Glory 5. Acquiesce 6. Rock n Roll Star 7. Champagne Supernova P is for Pearl Jam 1. Black 2. Rearviewmirror 3. Once 4. Off He Goes 5. Immortality 6. I Am Mine 7. Why Go Q is for Queen 1. Bohemian Rhapsody 2. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions 3. Under Pressure 4. A Kind of Magic 5. Bicycle Ride 6. Tie Your Mother Down 7. Flash's Theme R is for Radiohead 1. Street Spirit 2. Reckoner 3. Everything in its Right Place 4. Videotape 5. How to Disappear Completely 6. Lotus Flower 7. Paranoid Android S is for Stone Temple Pilots 1. Wicked Garden 2. Interstate Love Song 3. Atlanta 4. Creep 5. Big Empty 6. Adhesive 7. Army Ants T is for TV on the Radio 1. Wolf Like Me 2. Staring at the Sun 3. DLZ 4. Dreams 5. Love Dog 6. Repetition 7. A Method U is for U2 1. Sunday Bloody Sunday 2. Until the End of the World 3. With or Without You 4. Acrobat 5. The Fly 6. In God's Country 7. Zooropa V is for Vampire Weekend 1. Walcott 2. Giving up the Gun 3. Step 4. M79 5. Diplomat's Son 6. Unbelievers 7. Horchata W is for Weezer 1. My Name is Jonas 2. The World Has Turned and Left Me Here 3. The Good Life 4. Suzanne 5. Across the Sea 6. In the Garage 7. This is Such a Pity X is for XTC 1. Dear God 2. Ballad of Peter Pumpkin Head 3. Making Plans for Nigel 4. Mayor of Simpleton 5. Senses Working Overtime 6. Grass 7. Then She Appeared Y is for Yeah Yeah Yeahs 1. Maps 2. Zero 3. Way Out 4. Heads Will Roll 5. Skeletons 6. Gold Lion 7. Y Control Z is for ZZ Top 1. Legs 2. Tush 3. Gimme All Your Lovin' 4. Velcro Fly 5. Sharp Dressed Man 6. La Grange 7. Pincushion About A-Sides with Jon Chattman - thisisasides.com: Jon Chattman's music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles -- just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. (Theme song by Blondfire.) Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Yoko Ono, Elle King, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, James Bay, Jimmy Eat World, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds, and...
The big Broadway news today is that there will be another, previously unannounced and unexpected musical comedy star on stage in June. It was announced back in January that the legendary Bette Midler would return to Broadway as Dolly Gallagher Levi in a resplendent new production of Hello, Dolly! Midler--who...
One-shot musicals have had a modest renaissance on TV lately, but the real bet for Fox with its new version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show is that a campy cult movie can win over a third generation. With a distinctly contemporary cast that includes Laverne Cox, Ryan McCartan,...
Michael Moore is so passionate about America's future, he had to make a movie converting Trump Republicans to Hillary. He's never voted for her, he says to a select audience of about 700 at the Murphy Theater in Wilmington, Ohio, the birthplace of the banana split, and you can continue...
It was 1985 when an Italian industrialist decided to create the most magnificent hypercar that the world has seen. This creation went on to become one of the most iconic car's to date, and till now it is arguably the epitome of the...
Phil Chess was one of the last of the great 1950s indie record business hustlers, men who started out to make a quick buck and ended up making some of the 20th century's best music. In Phil Chess's case, that included the work of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, the...
A brooding actor named Seul-Woo and a naive country girl named Young-Woo were arranged to be married when they were kids. Now adults, the time for their marriage has arrived. Essentially strangers, the newlyweds must now learn how to deal with living together, clingy exes, betrayal and their own complicated feelings for each other.