Friday, August 31, 2012

Joss Whedon Talks "Avengers" Sequel & "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV Show

  Just recently ABC announced that not only was Joss Whedon back as a writer and director for the sequel to The Avengers (set for release May of 2015) but that the mastermind behind such cult TV hits as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly was going to be involved on a new TV show as well.

 Even though Whedon won´t helm the project (he´s too busy for that), he will at least be a consultant and will direct whenever he´s available.

 “The S.H.I.E.L.D. show kind of dropped in my lap, and I love working in TV. I get to really build a show with people I really trust and love. What we’re building is entirely autonomous from The Avengers. 

 It’s gotta be a show that works for people who haven’t seen the Marvel movies. It will please Marvel fans, I think.” he told EW.

 Whedon also took the time to comment on the anticipated Avengers sequel:

 “The Avengers sequel, I’m pretty on fire with that. We’re slated to come out May of 2015. Last time [with The Avengers] we started shooting in April, which was pretty hilarious. I wanted to murder people, they wanted to murder me.”

 As if Whedon wasn´t busy as it is, reports appeared this week that the long-awaited follow-up to the 2008 made-for-Internet hit "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" is still in the works. 

 Are you excited for all the upcoming Whedon projects?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

First Watch: Lolita - The Veronicas

THE VERONICAS "LOLITA" from Spencer Susser on Vimeo.

The Veronicas have unleashed the brand new music video for their single Lolita, taken from their forthcoming album Life on Mars.

The Lolita music video was directed by Spencer Susser and has a dark edge to it.

Check it out above!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First Watch: Triumphant (Get ´Em) - Mariah Carey

 Mariah Carey has released the music video for her single, Triumphant, which has so far done very poorly on the charts.

 Unfortunately, the music video is more of the same old Mariah photoshoot-type videos where she poses for the camera as the featured rappers take centre stage.

 We love Mariah but we can´t help to think that she´s not trying hard enough with this track and needs to release a powerful second single as soon as possible.

 Click above to watch!


First Listen: Trouble - Leona Lewis Feat. Childish Gambino

 After many delays Leona Lewis has finally released a brand new track called Trouble, taken from her forthcoming album Glassheart due in October.

 The song was written by Emeli Sande and it features rapper Childish Gambino. 

 Listen to it below!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Director Tony Scott Dies

  Another sad day in Hollywood as director Tony Scott died at age 68 on Sunday after jumping from a suspension bridge into Los Angeles Harbor. 

 The death has been confirmed by his publicist and even though no more details have been released for the moment, it is being investigated as a suicide.

 Tony Scott was a popular director and producer in Hollywood as well as the brother of acclaimed director Ridley Scott, having directed films such as Top Gun, Days of Thunder, or Beverly Hills Cop 2. His production credits include The Good Wife, and his brother´s recent Prometheus.

 It was rumoured for a while now that Tony was exploring the possibility of directing a sequel to his blockbuster hit Top Gun with Tom Cruise.

We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this grieving moment. Rest in peace.

Tune of the Week: Wildest Moments - Jessie Ware

 Our latest Tune of the Week comes from a rising London singer called Jessie Ware whose debut album, Devotion, will be out on August 20 via PMR Records.

 Ware has been a backup singer for many years before embarking on a solo project that will showcase her many talents.

 Wildest Moments is a  perfect midtempo ballad where she sings with confidence along the bell-like synths and piano chords.

 Here at Radio Pop Action! we are really rooting for this track and for Jessie Ware to become a household name in the near future.

Check out the simple yet effective music video for Wildest Moments above!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

First Watch: I Was Here - Beyoncé

 Beyoncé has unveiled the music video for her latest single, I Was Here, on World Humanitarian Day, August 19, in order to pay homage to those who have lost their lives working on humanitarian causes.

 The music video, which is a live performance, was filmed August 10, 2012 at the United Nations General Assembly. 

 Beyoncé appears in a white gown before screens that show film footage of heroic efforts to help others in terrible situations.

 Check it out above!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First Watch: Put It Down - Brandy Feat. Chris Brown

 Brandy is back in action with a brand new single, Put It Down, taken from her upcoming sixth studio album, Two Eleven, and her first release under RCA/Chameleon Records. 

The music video complete with choreography was directed by Hype Williams and Brandy looks stunning. 

Check it out above!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

First Listen: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

 Taylor Swift is ready to release new music and a brand new single, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, has been unveiled.

 The song, which is produced by Max Martin and Shellback, is the first single taken from her forthcoming fourth studio album Red , which is due out on October 22.

 Listen to it above!


Friday, August 10, 2012

The Spice Girls Rehearse for Olympics Performance

  Earlier this month, fans of the Spice Girls were delighted to find out that the girl band was reuniting for the first time in 5 years to perform at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.

 Even though none of the girls had officially confirmed the news, there is now proof that the performance is going to take place next sunday as Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Mel C were all seen rehearsing their dance routines yesterday in East London.

 Click on the pictures for higher quality!

 Are you excited to see the Spice Girls back together on stage?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

No Doubt Reveal Album Artwork

No Doubt has unveiled the cover art for their upcoming new album, Push and Shove

Legendary muralist and painter El Mac is the man responsible for creating the paintings of the band for the album cover. 

Gwen Stefani has said of working with him:

"His technique and ability is just mind blowing! The idea of him working with us on this record is classic." 

What do you guys think?

Old Navy Commercial Features "90210" Reunion

 Fans of the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" will be pleased to watch the latest advertising campaign by Old Navy featuring Jennie Garth, Jason Priestly, Gabrielle Carteris and Luke Perry together again.


 The popular stars of the TV show which aired on Fox from 1990-2000 appear on the most recent Old Navy back to school commercials promoting "great-fitting jeans." 

 Check them out!


First Listen: Anything Could Happen - Ellie Goulding

 Ellie Goulding has premiered her new single, Anything Could Happen, the first track taken off her sophomore album Halcyon, due out October 9.

 The song was produced by Jim Elliot, and it is a sweet pop-electronic combination of melody and rhythm.

 Listen to it above!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Joss Whedon Returns for "Avengers 2"

  After The Avengers became the blockbuster hit of the year and the third most successful movie ever, it was only a matter of time that Disney would want to ink a deal for a sequel and secure the man behind the magic, director Joss Whedon.

 Now it has been confirmed that not only Joss Whedon will write and direct the follow-up, but that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator will return to his television roots to develop a Marvel-themed series for ABC.

 Marvel Studios issued a statement to confirm the news:

"Joss Whedon has signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Studios for film and television through the end of June 2015. As part of that deal, Whedon will write and direct Marvel's The Avengers 2 as well as help develop a new live action series for Marvel Television at ABC. He will also contribute creatively to the next phase of Marvel's cinematic universe."

 No details yet on what the TV show will be about but taking into account Whedon´s Television credits, we can´t hardly contain our excitement.

 Are you happy that Joss is returning for more superhero fun? Sound off in the comments!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Listen: Triumphant (Get Em) - Mariah Carey

  It´s been a while since Mariah Carey has released new music. Triumphant is her brand new single from her upcoming new studio album.

 The track features Rick Ross and Meek Mill and will be available to download at iTunes next Tuesday, August 7th.

 As far as the song goes, it feels like a letdown after almost three years of silence. Instead of getting back to her pop roots or experimenting with a new sound, Mariah seems to be stuck with her old RnB production. 

 Moreover,  she seems like a guest in her own song instead of the main artist. Lets hope she releases something more powerful before the album comes out.

 In the meantime, click below to listen!

 What do you guys think of  Triumphant?

UPDATE: Seems that Mariah and her team have realized that in order to reach most of her fanbase the single needed a change so the diva has issued a dance remix that not only is rapper free but features some brand new vocals. 

The result is so much better than the original song. This should be the track released to radio!  

Listen to it below!

"The Paperboy" Trailer

 The Paperboy directed by Lee Daniels  (Precious), was slammed by critics at the recent Cannes film festival after screenings of the film failed to amuse the audiences.

 The movie stars Nicole Kidman, John Kusak, Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron.

 Check out the trailer above to watch Zac Efron stepping out of his comfort zone in a different kind of movie, and Nicole Kidman as a white trash vixen.