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Best Netflix movies: Sure-fire hits and films you might have missed

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The films you should be watching, updated for 2018

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/netflix-best-movies-what-to-watch-films-a8545296.html

Connan Mockasin: Jassbusters

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The eccentric New Zealand singer-songwriter turns his skewed pop sensibilities toward soundtracking a five-part melodrama of his own making; it’s intermittently gorgeous but frustratingly foggy.

Source: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/connan-mockasin-jassbusters

First Man ending: Did Neil Armstrong really leave his daughter's bracelet on the moon?

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The story behind one of the film’s most emotional moments

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/first-man-neil-armstrong-bracelet-daughter-moon-scene-what-happened-ryan-gosling-a8581006.html

Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper: A Star is Born Soundtrack

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At its peaks, the album delivers on the promise of its star-wattage with some of the most affecting and emotionally overwhelming pop songs of the year.

Source: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/lady-gaga-bradley-cooper-a-star-is-born-soundtrack

Robert Englund Returning as Freddy Krueger for an Episode of ‘The Goldbergs’

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Before the summer break, the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs got a visit from a certain big-headed parody of Darth Vader in an episode that paid homage to Spaceballs, complete with a voice cameo from Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet himself. Now the show that waxes nostalgic about the 1980s will be paid a visit by an icon from the horror genre just in time for Halloween.

Robert Englund, who has portrayed the sharp-gloved, severely burned dream stalker Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, will reprise the famous role in the Halloween-themed episode coming this October.

ABC News announced the guest star role for Robert Englund, who has played Freddy Krueger for decades in movies, TV specials, commercials and more. It will be the first time he’s played the character in 15 years with his last appearance being in Freddy vs. Jason in 2003. The announcement came not only with the photo above, but this video featuring Goldberg matriarch Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) hanging out with Freddy on set:

#TheGoldbergs Halloween episode this year is going to be a NIGHTMARE! @RobertBEnglund will guest star as the one and only Freddy Krueger! pic.twitter.com/JduaQYqeiP

— The Goldbergs (@TheGoldbergsABC) September 21, 2018

The episode will be appropriately called “A Nightmare on Elk Avenue,” which is where The Goldbergs live. The youngest member of the family, Adam (played by Sean Giambrone), gets a little scared after seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street in theaters. The film famously hit theaters in 1984, but The Goldbergs has played pretty fast and loose with the 1980s timeline when it comes to the availability and presence of certain pop culture staples. That’s why the show always acknowledges the time in which a certain episode takes place as “1980-something.”

Details on Robert Englund’s exact involvement haven’t been revealed, but I think it’s safe to say that much like Freddy Krueger’s role in the movies, he will be haunting Adam’s dreams and turning them into nightmares. The question is whether Robert Englund will also make an appearance without all the scary make-up, something he did as the series continued and became more and more meta in later installments.

Will The Goldbergs ever run out of 1980s movies and TV shows to reference? How long before they have to start digging into more obscure titles? With five seasons under their belt, they’ve already hit a lot of the major titles, but they’re still going strong.

The sixth season of The Goldbergs premieres on September 26 at 8pm ET on ABC, but the Halloween episode featuring Freddy Krueger won’t be airing until sometime in October. If you’re behind on the series, or you’re interested in picking it up, every single season is available on Hulu right now.

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Source: https://www.slashfilm.com/robert-englund-returning-as-freddy-krueger-for-an-episode-of-the-goldbergs/

Robert Englund Returning as Freddy Krueger for an Episode of ‘The Goldbergs’

The Goldbergs Freddy Krueger Episode

Before the summer break, the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs got a visit from a certain big-headed parody of Darth Vader in an episode that paid homage to Spaceballs, complete with a voice cameo from Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet himself. Now the show that waxes nostalgic about the 1980s will be paid a visit by an icon from the horror genre just in time for Halloween.

Robert Englund, who has portrayed the sharp-gloved, severely burned dream stalker Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, will reprise the famous role in the Halloween-themed episode coming this October.

ABC News announced the guest star role for Robert Englund, who has played Freddy Krueger for decades in movies, TV specials, commercials and more. It will be the first time he’s played the character in 15 years with his last appearance being in Freddy vs. Jason in 2003. The announcement came not only with the photo above, but this video featuring Goldberg matriarch Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) hanging out with Freddy on set:

#TheGoldbergs Halloween episode this year is going to be a NIGHTMARE! @RobertBEnglund will guest star as the one and only Freddy Krueger! pic.twitter.com/JduaQYqeiP

— The Goldbergs (@TheGoldbergsABC) September 21, 2018

The episode will be appropriately called “A Nightmare on Elk Avenue,” which is where The Goldbergs live. The youngest member of the family, Adam (played by Sean Giambrone), gets a little scared after seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street in theaters. The film famously hit theaters in 1984, but The Goldbergs has played pretty fast and loose with the 1980s timeline when it comes to the availability and presence of certain pop culture staples. That’s why the show always acknowledges the time in which a certain episode takes place as “1980-something.”

Details on Robert Englund’s exact involvement haven’t been revealed, but I think it’s safe to say that much like Freddy Krueger’s role in the movies, he will be haunting Adam’s dreams and turning them into nightmares. The question is whether Robert Englund will also make an appearance without all the scary make-up, something he did as the series continued and became more and more meta in later installments.

Will The Goldbergs ever run out of 1980s movies and TV shows to reference? How long before they have to start digging into more obscure titles? With five seasons under their belt, they’ve already hit a lot of the major titles, but they’re still going strong.

The sixth season of The Goldbergs premieres on September 26 at 8pm ET on ABC, but the Halloween episode featuring Freddy Krueger won’t be airing until sometime in October. If you’re behind on the series, or you’re interested in picking it up, every single season is available on Hulu right now.

The post Robert Englund Returning as Freddy Krueger for an Episode of ‘The Goldbergs’ appeared first on /Film.

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Source: https://www.slashfilm.com/robert-englund-returning-as-freddy-krueger-for-an-episode-of-the-goldbergs/

‘A Star is Born’ Featurettes: Creating Music Fit for the Stars

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Lady Gaga is a pop star with her own established voice, but she had to start from scratch to portray Ally in A Star is Born. It’s that raw, rough-hewn voice that makes the A Star is Born trailer so captivating (and so rewatchable after we’ve seen it a thousand times).

But how exactly did a sleek pop star like Lady Gaga and an actor like Bradley Cooper create the “voices” of their characters? Two new A Star is Born featurettes show us exactly that process.

A Star is Born Featurettes: Ally

Alongside pop producer Mark Ronson and rock musician Lukas Nelson, Lady Gaga and Cooper had a laidback sitdown to talk about developing the music for A Star is Born. The first featurette hones in on Ally and her signature song, “The Shallow,” which has become the central marketing point for the trailers.

“We were writing ‘Shallow’ from the point of view of Allie…it becomes part of the reason they call in love,” Lady Gaga says in the featurette. Writing this pivotal song helped Lady Gaga get into the character of Ally, who has a dramatically different sound than any of Lady Gaga’s repertoire. Gaga added:

“When I was writing music for the film I had to think of Ally as if she wasn’t me. So I went for a sound with her even in the pop realm that’s unlike anything I’ve ever put out before.”

“There’s no point in the movie where any lyric is sung that isn’t directly related to exactly what their fear is, their hope, their dream,” Cooper adds.

A Star is Born Featurettes: Jackson Maine

On the other hand, Bradley Cooper, as an actor first, has no musical voice yet and had to work with rock musician Lukas Nelson — who plays a member of band in the film — to establish what Jackson Maine sounded like. After weeks of workshopping, it essentially boiled down to the sounds of Neil Young.

“I remember we wanted to go super country, and then I thought ‘Well why don’t we go rock’n’roll?” Nelson says.

This resulted in the movie’s most rock song, “Black Eyes,” opening the movie — written by Cooper as they were in the midst of filming.

A Star is Born opens in theaters on October 5, 2018.

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

The post ‘A Star is Born’ Featurettes: Creating Music Fit for the Stars appeared first on /Film.

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Source: https://www.slashfilm.com/a-star-is-born-featurette-music/

‘A Star is Born’ Featurettes: Creating Music Fit for the Stars

a star is born featurette

Lady Gaga is a pop star with her own established voice, but she had to start from scratch to portray Ally in A Star is Born. It’s that raw, rough-hewn voice that makes the A Star is Born trailer so captivating (and so rewatchable after we’ve seen it a thousand times).

But how exactly did a sleek pop star like Lady Gaga and an actor like Bradley Cooper create the “voices” of their characters? Two new A Star is Born featurettes show us exactly that process.

A Star is Born Featurettes: Ally

Alongside pop producer Mark Ronson and rock musician Lukas Nelson, Lady Gaga and Cooper had a laidback sitdown to talk about developing the music for A Star is Born. The first featurette hones in on Ally and her signature song, “The Shallow,” which has become the central marketing point for the trailers.

“We were writing ‘Shallow’ from the point of view of Allie…it becomes part of the reason they call in love,” Lady Gaga says in the featurette. Writing this pivotal song helped Lady Gaga get into the character of Ally, who has a dramatically different sound than any of Lady Gaga’s repertoire. Gaga added:

“When I was writing music for the film I had to think of Ally as if she wasn’t me. So I went for a sound with her even in the pop realm that’s unlike anything I’ve ever put out before.”

“There’s no point in the movie where any lyric is sung that isn’t directly related to exactly what their fear is, their hope, their dream,” Cooper adds.

A Star is Born Featurettes: Jackson Maine

On the other hand, Bradley Cooper, as an actor first, has no musical voice yet and had to work with rock musician Lukas Nelson — who plays a member of band in the film — to establish what Jackson Maine sounded like. After weeks of workshopping, it essentially boiled down to the sounds of Neil Young.

“I remember we wanted to go super country, and then I thought ‘Well why don’t we go rock’n’roll?” Nelson says.

This resulted in the movie’s most rock song, “Black Eyes,” opening the movie — written by Cooper as they were in the midst of filming.

A Star is Born opens in theaters on October 5, 2018.

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

The post ‘A Star is Born’ Featurettes: Creating Music Fit for the Stars appeared first on /Film.

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Source: https://www.slashfilm.com/a-star-is-born-featurette-music/

Michael Moore Flick Fizzles

1200258-0-20180923122022.jpeg?width=45&hFilm-festival fare got killed at the weekend box office as The House With a Clock in Its Walls —a family picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black—easily scored top spot with a surprising $26.8 million debut, per the Hollywood Reporter . Filling out the top five domestically were A…

Source: http://www.newser.com/story/265016/michael-moore-flick-fizzles.html

John Carpenter – “The Shape Returns”

HalloweenYou could make a decent case that John Carpenter’s original 1978 horror classic Halloween is one of the two or three most influential American movies of the last 50 years. It birthed the whole still-thriving slasher subgenre, proved just how tense a low-budget movie could be, and repurposed Hitchcock for grindhouses. Next month, we’ll all … More »

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Source: https://www.stereogum.com/2015072/john-carpenter-the-shape-returns/music/

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