As with everything Woody Allen does, his Amazon Studios TV Series Crisis in Six Scenes is, if not shrouded in mystery, not exactly releasing a lot of details about its content (Marvel must have learned from Woody).
Amazon has released a one sentence series description and seven photos in support of the series and you can find the description and the remaining six photos after the break (click on thumbnails to embiggen). Crisis in Six Scenes premieres on Friday, September 30th on Amazon.
Each of this season’s judges on The Voice will choose an artist to be on their team over the course of The Voice On Snapchat, a five-episode video audition series.
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will review user-submitted videos – over twenty thousand have been submitted – and each week, one of them will choose an artist to represent their team.
New installments of The Voice On Snapchat will be available every Monday until September 19th. Follow the jump for details.
It’s the apocalypse Miley Cyrus is coming to Rock Band via DLC. My secret shame is that I actually like Miley, she has that weird undefinable something….Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that pop star Miley Cyrus will make her Rock Band debut June 22, the date her newest album hits shelves, with five songs in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.
“I’m excited fans will be able to download and play five of my songs in Rock Band,” said Miley Cyrus. “I love that people can rock out with me and play my new song ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ on the same day my album comes out!” Can’t Be Tamed, Miley’s third studio album, will be released June 22 and features the hit single of the same name. Five songs from Miley, including “Can’t Be Tamed,” will be released for Rock Band play day-and-date with the album release.
The Last Song was written as a Miley Cyrus vehicle and then novelized by its co-writer, Nicholas Sparks – he of the cut & paste romantic dramas Nights in Rodanthe and Dear John. Although The Last Song follows the patterns of his previous novels/film adaptations, it is – somewhat surprisingly – better than expected.
I’m a sucker for the Disney Teeny Bopper movie. I don’t know what it is about Miley Cyrus but she has the mysterious “it” factor that all famous people crave. She can’t act, comes across as fake, at the same time she’s likable and watchable. Unlike her father Billy Ray who makes me want to slap him whenever I see him. He has the anti “it” gene. Especially that awful goatee thing he has.
Hannah Montana as a concept is actually “genius,” what tween girl doesn’t dream of being a secret super star? Only problem is leading a double life gets tough and you lose track of who you really are. The movie is Disney cute, with a decent performance by Miley. She does a fabulous job on movie’s big song The Climb. There’s a funny, cool moment where Miley does this neat little Hoedown Throwdown Rap thing. The ending to the movie ruins everything that came before it because it’s “Disney Dumb,” she reveals her true identity during a big home town concert and everyone in the crowd yells, “We want Hannah Back! We’ll keep your secret!” So the movie basically just “retcons” everything a few minutes later. Come on! If the whole point of the movie is Miley finally comes out to the public then they should have the guts to stick with it.
While I was out Cruising the Bahamas, Disney announced Miley Cyrus’s next project is now in production. I really like Greg Kinnear so this should be interesting. “THE LAST SONG,” a coming-of-age drama starring multi-talented singer/songwriter/actress Miley Cyrus, Kelly Preston and Greg Kinnear, begins production in Savannah, Ga., this week. The film is based on best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks’ forthcoming novel. Hitting bookstores on September 8, 2009, Sparks’ “The Last Song” is the 15th book published by the novelist whose other books include “The Notebook,” “Message in a Bottle” and “Nights in Rodanthe.” Though several of his books have been adapted to film, “The Last Song” is the first to make it to the big screen within the first year of publication. “THE LAST SONG” is set in a small Southern beach town where an estranged father (KINNEAR) gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter (CYRUS), who’d rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common—music—in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances.
Julie Anne Robinson makes her feature-film directorial debut with “THE LAST SONG.” Robinson has been twice nominated for a BAFTA (Best Single Drama, “Coming Down the Mountain” and Best Drama Serial, “Blackpool”) and received a Golden Globe® nomination (Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Blackpool”). Her credits include a variety of television series, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Weeds” and “Big Love.” Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot, the duo behind “17 Again,” “Hairspray” and “Step Up,” produce; Dara Weintraub (“Superbad,” “Pineapple Express,” “17 Again” is co-producer. Jeff Van Wie co-wrote the script with Sparks.
Walt Disney’s Bolt is a thoroughly enjoyable bit of fluff with just the right amount of darkness and danger to give kids [and their parents] a bit of a scare before everything works out. In terms of animation, it’s almost to the level of PIXAR, though the storytelling isn’t as fluid. The 3D, however, works really well, and the film has more of a feeling of solidity than I expected – and the number of showy 3D sequences is much lower than I would have expected [and none that don’t actually serve the story].
The movie’s conceit is that Bolt [agreeably voiced by John Travolta], a German Shepherd pup who was rescued from an animal shelter, and became the lead in a hit TV show – but since he’s never been off the set, he thinks his TV superpowers are real. When he accidentally gets mailed across the country, he has to get home to save Penny [Miley Cyrus], whom he believes to have been kidnapped by the show’s villain, The Green-Eyed Man [Malcolm McDowell]. He is aided by a streetwise cat called Mittens [Susie Essman] and a hilariously overeager hamster in an exercise ball, named Rhino [Mark Walton].
The second film from the Disney Animation Studios since Disney bought PIXAR, Bolt also went through a creative disembowelment at the hands of John Lasseter and seems to be the better for it. It’s much better than Meet The Robinsons on every level. The animation is first-rate [Dreamworks quality, if not yet PIXAR level]; the script is genial and genuinely amusing, and the voice cast works like a dream. If Bolt feels like a weird hybrid of Inspector Gadget, Super Friends and Homeward Bound, that isn’t really a bad thing.
Something to note: some of the scarier moments might be too much for really young kids. There were a few outbursts of tears and crying at the screening I attended. In a way, that’s a reinforcement of Bolt’s effectiveness as an entertainment – it does secure the emotional reactions it seeks. There are also more than a few laugh out loud moments [a few more than the scary darker moments] and, overall, the film does provide a number of giggles, chuckles and grins. Bolt is light entertainment, but it’s good light entertainment.