Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"Les Miserables" Teaser Trailer

 Universal has released the first teaser trailer for the film adaptation of the successful stage musical Les Miserables.

 Starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Russel Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and directed by Tom Hooper (The King´s Speech), the film looks pretty good.

 The trailer mostly features some spectacular visuals while we listen to Anne Hathaway´s beautiful rendition of the popular song, I Dreamed a Dream.

 Check it out above!

 Les Miserables will hit theaters on December 14th.

First Watch: Sovereign Light Café - Keane

 Keane´s latest album, Strangeland, has been a worldwide hit and the British band is making sure it stays that way.

 They have already released two singles and now they are presenting the music video for their third release, Sovereign Light Cafe, which was shot in Bexhill-on-Sea recently.

 Click above to watch!

 Which song from the their new album do you think should be the next single? Sound off in the comments!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tune of the Week: Die In Your Arms - Justin Bieber

 We´re not exactly the biggest Justin Bieber fans but his brand new single, Die In Your Arms, has shown a different (and improved) side of the popular Canadian pop star music wise.

 Produced by hitmaker Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (who has previously collaborated with Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears or Janet Jackson), the song is aided with the backing vocals of a gospel choir and has a Motown flavour to it, reminiscent of the Jackson Five.

 Listen to Die In Your Arms above!


Monday, May 28, 2012

First Listen: Touched By The Hand of God - Roxette

 Roxette have chosen Touched By The Hand of God as the second single for their latest album, Travelling.

 After releasing It´s Possible as their previous single, the swedish duo are going back to their pop-rock roots with this infectious track.

Listen to Touched By The Hand of God above!


Friday, May 25, 2012

First Watch: Timebomb - Kylie Minogue

 Kylie Minogue has just released a music video for her brand new single Timebomb, a stand alone release to celebrate her 25 years in the music industry. 

 The video, directed by Christian Larson, was filmed last month in Soho, one of the busiest places in London.

 Check it out above!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"The Great Gatsby" Trailer

 The new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald´s novel, The Great Gatsby, has unveiled its first trailer.

 The film shot in Australia and directed by Baz Luhrmann looks visually attractive with a stellar cast that includes none other than Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

 This is the first time DiCaprio and Luhrmann reunite together on a project since their last collaboration 17 years ago on Romeo + Juliet.

 The Great Gatsby is expected to be released on December 26 in 3D and 2D. 

 Watch the trailer below!

Are you excited to see it?

Monday, May 21, 2012

First Listen: Celebrate - Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks

 Before we lost Whitney Houston, she completed a new film called "Sparkle" with fellow artist Jordin Sparks.

 Now fans can finally get to listen to Celebrate, one of the last songs Houston recorded as a duet with Sparks and produced by R. Kelly for the soundtrack of the film.

 Even though her voice doesn´t shine like it used to, it is always a pleasure to be able to listen to the legend that Whitney is for one last time.

 Check out Celebrate above!

Robin Gibb Dies Battling Cancer

 Bee Gees singer, Robin Gibb, has passed away at age 62 after a long battle with cancer.

His family confirmed the news through the following statement:

"The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

 We give our condolences to the Gibb family and wish them the best in these difficult times.

Gibb will live on forever as one of the best composers that music has ever known. Rest in peace.

First "The Carrie Diaries" Trailer

 Months ago we told you that a Sex & the City prequel was in development for the CW.

 Now that the first proper promo has aired, you can finally get a glimpse of how The Carrie Diaries is going to look like.

 Check it out above!

 Will you be tuning in?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Donna Summer Has Died

 We are very sad to report that disco-soul singer Donna Summer has passed away this morning in Florida at the age of 63. 

 According to TMZ, the 5-time Grammy singer had been battling cancer for a long time and tried to hide her illness from the public eye.

 Lately she had been focusing on a new studio album she was preparing to release in the future.

 Summer became hugely popular in the '70s and 80s with hits like "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls" , "Love to Love You Baby" and "She Works Hard for the Money."

 Our condolences go to her family and loved ones during this difficult time. Soul and Disco music has lost one of their greatest voices today.

Monday, May 14, 2012

"True Blood" Season 5 New Trailer

If you are counting the days until True Blood returns then you are in for a treat cause HBO has just aired a brand new promo for the upcoming new season of the vampire series.

By the looks of it this season will certainly not dissapoint!

Click on the video above to watch! 


Friday, May 11, 2012

Album Review: Strangeland - Keane

  It´s been 4 long years since Keane´s latest musical effort Perfect Symmetry was released and since then, the band has taken their time in the studio to come back with something they could feel proud of.

 If their previous album was an effort to explore new sounds and test new waters, Strangeland is quite the opposite. In fact, it is a return to their roots and earlier style that made them so popular in the first place.

 Lets do a track by track overview of the record:

You Are Young - The album’s opening track makes it clear that we are about to experience the complete Keane experience. The song, which deals with the uncertainties of youth, does not hesitate to bring back the piano melodies that Keane is famous for. 7/10

Silenced By The Night - After having listened to the full album, this mid-tempo song as the lead single might not have been our first choice. Pleasant to the ears but definitely not the strongest of the new album. 5.5/10

Disconnected - The other single taken from the album is a far more interesting choice complete with a powerful chorus that showcases Tom Chaplin´s amazing vocals. After watching the amazing music video for this track you cannot help falling in love with it. 9/10

Watch How You Go - The first ballad slows things a bit, and lets Chaplin shine as the undeniably brilliant vocalist he is. The song however lacks some emotion in comparison to previous Keane ballads. 6.5/10

Sovereign Light Cafe - A fun and nostalgic song that could serve the band well if released on the radio. 7.5/10

On The Road - This is hands down the most uplifting song on this record and it definitely has single potential. Strong bass and powerful chorus. Should be interesting to watch them perform this one live on tour. 8.5/10

The Starting Line - A simple production carries this mid-tempo track. Nothing new but nevertheless it is still an ok song. 6/10

Black Rain - Perhaps the most moody and introspective song on the album. 7/10

In Your Own Time - A song about a relationship left unfolded. Simple yet powerful message and memorable melodies make the song lovable with every listen. 7/10

Day Will Come - Another contender to be a future single. It feautures a catchy pop melody that is reminiscent of the sound of their debut album "Hopes & Fears". 9/10

Neon River - Perhaps a little more experimental in sound but not as radical as their previous record. It is still a typical Keane song at heart. 6/10

Sea Fog - A piano-driven piece that sounds perfect to close the album. 7/10

First Watch: Small Bump - Ed Sheeran

 Ed Sheeran has unveiled the music video for Small Bump, the fifth single taken from his hugely successful debut album '+'  and following previous hit songs such as The A Team or Lego House.

The video shows Ed sitting in a hospital waiting room while scenes with other patients appear distantly.

Click above to watch!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Alanis Morissette Releases "Guardian"

 After a long absence from the music scene, singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette has released Guardian, the first single from her upcoming brand new album Havoc and Bright Lights.
 The upcoming album which was produced by Joe Chiccarelli and Guy Sigsworth is described by Alanis as “a snapshot of what I currently obsess about, care about, and what strikes me at 4 in the morning in my most introspective moments. It is my emotional, psychological, social and philosophical commentary through song.”

 Havoc and Bright Lights is set for release on August 28, 2012 via Collective Sounds.

 Check out the lyric video for Guardian above!

"Grey´s Anatomy" Cast Inks Two-Year Deals

 It´s finally official!

 Season 8 of Grey´s Anatomy is coming to an end and, with most of the cast contracts up this year,  not even creator Shonda Rhimes was sure of who was coming back to the show next fall.

 According to Deadline, among the the members of the original cast that will return for two more years are Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, James Pickens, Jr. and Chandra Wilson.
 Early this year showrunner Shonda Rhimes explained how writing the end of the season was harder this time around: 

 “[It] was the most complex puzzle I’ve had to put together — ever,” she shared. ”We have all these moveable pieces of who’s coming back and who’s not, and finally I just decided to focus on what was going to be best creatively [and] make it work regardless of what is happening [off screen].”

 Thoughts? Do you think the show could have gone on without them? 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First Watch: "Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) - Nelly Furtado

 The video premiere for Nelly Furtado´s new song, Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) is here! 

 This time the Canadian singer-songwriter has recruited world champion Native American hoop dancer Tony Duncan who features on the music video.

 The Spirit Indestructible hits stores on  June 19th.
 Watch Big Hoops above!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

"The Avengers" Scores Biggest Opening Weekend Ever

  It´s official! Joss Whedon´s The Avengers is breaking all the records worldwide and has achieved the biggest debut ever for a film with a $200.3 million opening weekend domestically.

 Marvel, Disney and director Joss Whedon must be celebrating right now.

"The Avengers" broke the previous record of $169.2 million for the debut of last year's "Harry Potter" finale.

The second highest-grossing movie in the US Box Office this weekend is "The Lucky One," with $5.5 million.

Have you seen "The Avengers"? Thoughts?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Neil Patrick Harris Interviews Jason Mraz

  Today we bring you one of those rare ocassions where two amazingly talented celebrities are put into the same room at the same time and simply have a nice chat with each other.

 In this case, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) interviews singer/songwriter Jason Mraz about his latest album Love Is A Four Letter Word, his upcoming tour and his career.

 Watch the funny and entertaining interview below!

"True Blood" Season Five Poster

After almost a year without visiting our favourite vampires in Bon Temps, True Blood will return to our TV sets on June 10th.

In anticipation to the premiere, HBO has released the first promotional poster for season five.

Click on the image above to see it on high quality.

Are you impatient for the new episodes?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"The Dark Knight Rises" Trailer

The first official trailer for Christopher Nolan´s "The Dark Night Rises" has premiered!

The last installment of the Batman trilogy will surely delight fans worldwide.

Watch the full trailer above!

Are you anxious for the new Batman sequel?