Another song to throw into the summer mix is "Feeling Electric" from Parade of Lights. The anthemic electro-pop track is a soaring piece of ear candy that deserves to be played everywhere this holiday weekend.
Today the Internet is getting an extra dose of comedy, thanks to the exclusive Vimeo premiere of Break a Hip, a new online series that has some impressive Emmy-winning pedigree behind it.
BaH stars TV veteran Christina Pickles as an elderly English actress living in L.A. and newcomer Britt Hennemuth as the struggling young man who unwittingly becomes her assistant. Naturally, some bizarre and complicated antics follow.
The story is loosely based on series creator Cameron Watson’s personal experience as a young actor in Hollywood. According to Watson, “I was hired by an older English actress who lived by herself. Her husband was dead, all of her friends were dead, she had no one. She was a lovely, complicated woman. And she was alone and frightened. And that often came out as mean. I loved her deeply and she taught me a lot. We developed a very strong dependency on each other and the absurdity of our adventures together are what inspired the script.”
Gay marriage is legal nationwide (Woo hoo!), and Ben & Jerry's has just the flavor to capture the sweet taste of the historic moment.
The Vermont-based ice cream shop renamed its staple "Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough" carton "I Dough, I Dough" in a chocolatey celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. (Maybe we can now just call it, y'know MARRIAGE?)
The pint will be available throughout the summer at participating Ben & Jerry's shops or online through the Human Rights Campaign's website, where proceeds will benefit the equal-rights group.
As we near the end of June, many pop music pundits have yet to decide on an official Song of Summer for this year. And while I have plenty of suggestions up my sleeve (Seriously, have you not checked out Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne's fantastic "Not Letting Go"?), I'd like to direct your attention to a song that has continued to mesmerize me during this steamy season: "Body Talk" by British songstress Foxes.
The 80s-flavored, mid-tempo jam just got a music video, and it is a colorfully gritty piece that suits the song well. See why some of us can't resist this slice of pop perfection:
For those of you eagerly awaiting the return of Miss Jackson, now's your chance to soak up the mid-tempo groove of her debut single, "No Sleeep," from her highly anticipated untitled album coming out this fall.
What can we say about it? It's classic Janet, courtesy of her longtime collaborators, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. We're feeling the silky, rhythmic jam, especially when her vocals kick in at the 2:27 mark, reminding us of the sexiness that was 1993's "That's The Way Love Goes."
The title L.A. Slasher is a dream title for me. It combines my two true loves, L.A. and slasher movies! The trailer, poster, and killer's signature mask all get a high-praised check mark from this die-hard horror fan.
So here I am, sitting in the comforts of my home with this screener, ready to take in some bloodshed. The opening credits roll, and it opens with cute cartoon characters that seem to be inspired by the opening of 1989's Troop Beverly Hills, another film I totally love. Then, the actual movie starts and I am still trying to keep an open mind. ("Please make this my new favorite slasher movie!")
Sadly, this movie has problems.
The blueprint for the movie is here. The idea of a man dressed in a white suit and white mask with a ridiculous black wig knocking off talentless reality stars and pop sensations who make millions of dollars is a fun concept. And I know there is a message running throughout the movie (We, viewers of such schlock, are the ones to blame for making these talentless people famous), so should we feel ashamed for glamorizing (and kinda praising) a killer who's just doing a public service? Has all the makings of a slick thriller, right?
Well, one would hope.
The film doesn't really get a grasp on a tone, and every scene feels like the beginning of a music video that goes nowhere fast. I will say the one glimmer of hope is Mischa Barton, maybe because she actually has talent, and I actually cared about whether or not she'd survive. (Full disclosure: I've always been invested in her ever since The O.C.)
I was looking forward to seeing her become the final girl and battle it out with the killer in the end, but nope, the movie has a series of fake-out endings. At one point, it even features the beautiful song "The One and Only," which I instantly recognized from the 1991 film Doc Hollywood. WTF? This is where the movie majorly stalls with a van chasing an actress in the desert for an extended amount of time.
I looked my at my watch and thought: I would rather be keeping up with any one of the Kardashians than watch a horror film with such potential fall flat on its masked face.
I really, really, really wanted to love L.A. Slasher, but it's as empty as the subject it's satirizing, minus the fun.
Bonnie McKee's newest single, "Bombastic," gets the gloriously over-the-top 80s aerobics-video treatment (right down to the glitchy-VHS look), and we're loving every David Richardson-directed frame of it.
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