December 17, 2005
RE "For 'Narnia,' Lots of Believers," by John Horn and Elaine Dutka, Dec. 12: Larry Ross, a savvy "media and public relations consultant," is quoted as saying, "Hollywood is realizing that the church -- and the nearly 250 million Americans who consider themselves 'Christian' -- represent a previously unrecognized market." This insensitive quote should have been edited from this story. If Hollywood has not recognized the "Christian market" until today, then who does Ross think Hollywood has been making movies for over the years -- terrorists?
October 17, 2013 |
HBO's "Game of Thrones" has a lot: exotic locations, rich characters, dense political intrigue, ice zombies and dragons! But what if George R.R. Martin had gotten together with series producers Dan Weiss and David Benioff and re-envisioned it as a wacky ensemble comedy set in a medieval theme park. You know, it could be called, "Medieval Land Fun-Time World. " That's the premise behind Bad Lip Reading's latest video, taking three seasons of murder, betrayal, incest, scheming, sex and dragons and turning it into something Judd Apatow could have produced.
September 22, 2008 |
Over his nine years in the spotlight, singer-songwriter Josh Groban has had evocative descriptors attached to his name: "popera" singer, balladeer, multi-platinum-selling international superstar, total cheeseball. But "mash-up artist" wasn't on that list until Sunday night, when Groban ran through an impressive medley of some 27 theme songs from classic TV shows. More affecting still, he managed to pump a degree of genre authenticity into each tune. Groban's take on "The Jeffersons" was all soaring gospel; he rapped his way through the hip-hop opening of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," sounded authentically lounge lizard-y covering "The Love Boat" and even summoned a little Jamaican mojo to belt out Inner Circle's reggae anthem "Bad Boys," the theme for "Cops."
July 30, 2008 |
Alicia Keys and Jack White have teamed to record the theme song for the new James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace," the producers said Tuesday. It's the first time in the 22-film Bond franchise that the theme will be a duet. The song, called "Another Way to Die," was written and produced by White, best known for his work with the White Stripes. The movie soundtrack will be out Oct. 28, a few weeks before the film.
April 4, 2009 |
In a sign that the recession is cutting into Walt Disney Co.'s parks and resorts business, the company said Friday that it eliminated about 1,900 jobs at its domestic theme parks. The bulk of the cuts occurred at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., where about 1,400 jobs were eliminated. About 300 jobs will be cut from the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, with the remainder coming from corporate headquarters in Burbank.
November 1, 2009 |
They picked the perfect theme song. Now they only needed a reason to sing it. The Hollywood Bernstein High Dragons did not win a game -- or score a point -- in 2008 during their first varsity football season. After finally scoring during a blowout loss against Los Angeles Eagle Rock in September, the Dragons mustered a half-hearted rendition of Chumbawamba's "I Get Knocked Down" in their locker room. "They didn't really get into it," Bernstein Coach Darrell Divinity said, "because we lost."