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Day: March 21, 2018

79% #OutOf100 – Spielberg’s Ready Player One is a nostalgic hit!

If you were born in the early 80’s (and 90’s) and grew up playing video games and watching TV, then you will not be disappointed by Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg takes Ernest Cline’s book and turns it into the type of film adaptation every nerd such as myself actually wants to see. Set in 2045, a world is on the brink of chaos and collapse and where people play video games in the virtual world as a form of escape but also as a means to survive in the real world. How crazy is that? Although not too far from reality, not sure...

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Jimmy Iovine Speaks to The British Blacklist about The Defiant Ones

GRAMMY® award-winning The Defiant Ones tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre One the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton — and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture. The series includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am., as well as Dre and Iovine themselves, and is essential viewing for anyone interested in the history of hip-hop and modern pop. Directed by Allen Hughes (Menace II Society, Dead Presidents), also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others. The Defiant Ones will be available on Netflix from 23rd March...

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Director Ava DuVernay speaks to The British Blacklist about Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time

What makes A Wrinkle In Time so special is that Ava & team have embedded themes of love & positivity in a contemporary film aimed at young people. A Wrinkle in Time is adapted from Madeleine L’Engle’s YA novel of the same name. The story follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid) and her little brother, Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) whose scientist father, Mr. Murry (Chris Pine) has been gone for four years ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe (Levi Miller) and guided...

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Kathryn Drysdale to Play Meghan Markle in Channel 4’s The Windsors Royal Wedding Special

Channel 4 invites you to THE wedding of the year (no, not that one…) Clarence House has today confirmed that The Windsors have once again agreed to open the palace doors, and pull back the curtain, for a candid, behind-the-scenes documentary series revealing the preparations for the biggest wedding of the year… * In fact, Channel 4’s satirical comedy soap opera lampooning the lives of the royal family returns to celebrate the royal event of the year in The Windsors Wedding Special (w/t) This one-off special will see our Harry (Richard Goulding) excited about his impending marriage to Meghan (Kathryn...

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BREAKIN’ CONVENTION ’18 International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre Celebrates 15 years

Breakin’ Convention, the renowned Sadler’s Wells project celebrates a landmark 15 Years this May Bank Holiday. To honour this auspicious anniversary Breakin’ Convention’s Artistic Director, UK hip hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D has created an extended programme looking back over the festival’s achievements, as well as looking forward to the future and possibilities of hip hop dance and culture. Renowned for showcasing high calibre and diverse representations of hip hop dance theatre from across the globe, Breakin’ Convention 2018 takes this even further via an innovative collaboration. As well as world class dance crews and soloists, the 2018 programme...

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