Parker is no masterpiece, but I'd still rather watch Jason Statham implausibly defeat his enemies suffering a horribly punctured hand and four broken ribs, than suffer through the super-close-up, overwrought agonies of Les Miserables
As to the DGA awards, Hooper joins Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee, and Ben Affleck for this honor. Omitted were Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, and most serious, a favorite: David O. Russell.
When it comes to protecting artists' rights, piracy is a serious issue, but free access to a public good (i.e. the internet) is a greater one. We can not look at short-term solutions with long-term repercussions.
Solomon Burke was not only one of the most soulful singers in history; he was quite possibly the single most soulful man who I ever met. I had the honor of sharing time with this timeless soul giant and inspiring preacher twice.
Collins remembers, "When I was twelve or thirteen The Beatles' first album came out. They had some Motown and early soul record covers, like the Stones did. This is the music that I kind of lived my life to."