See Salma Hayek, John Lithgow’s Politically Charged ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ Trailer
Salma Hayek’s Beatriz doesn’t appear to suffer fools, particularly racist, obnoxious ones like John Lithgow’s Doug Strutt in the new trailer for the dark comedy Beatriz at Dinner.
The Miguel Arteta-directed and Mike White-written film (the pair previously teamed for 2000’s Chuck & Buck) tackles several Trump-era issues, including racism, social inequality and immigration. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January.
In the clip, Strutt is a pompous billionaire real estate developer while Beatriz is an immigrant from Mexico who works as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. The pair meet at a dinner held by mutual, well-off client friends.
April 12th, 2017
Following Chuck Berry’s death in March, Keith Richards paid tribute to his musical idol for the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone.
Chuck Berry once gave me a black eye, which I later called his greatest hit. We saw him play in New York somewhere, and afterward I was backstage in his dressing room, where his guitar was lying in its case. I wanted to look, out of professional interest, and as I’m just plucking the strings, Chuck walked in and gave me this wallop to the frickin’ left eye.
April 3rd, 2017
When Merle Haggard died in April 2016, Keith Richards recalled the country music legend to Rolling Stone as a hard-touring singer-songwriter who “was on the road right until the end, because it’s just what you do.” Now, a year later, the Rolling Stones guitarist will honor his kindred spirit onstage, as Richards joins the lineup of “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” a tribute concert set for April 6th – Haggard’s birthday – in Nashville.
March 31st, 2017
The dialogue is clunky, the A-list actors are slumming and, yeah, you’ve seen it all before. But Kong: Skull Island is a creature feature that’s damn near irresistible. Set in 1973, just when the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam, this loony epic boasts a killer soundtrack and a thing for the surreal kick of Apocalypse Now.
March 7th, 2017
The Great Wall (Original Soundtrack Album) LP and Digital Bundle Now Available For Pre-Order: Release Date 3/31
The Great Wall original soundtrack album is getting the vinyl treatment. Pressed on 180 gram black vinyl and housed in a sleek dress jacket, the album features a selection of score tracks curated by Ramin Djawadi and mastered for the vinyl format. The LP release also features a 12” x 12” insert and a digital download of the entire album. Now available for Pre-Order.
February 21st, 2017
“Exhibitionism,” a show displaying hundreds of Rolling Stones artifacts from the group’s 50-plus-year career, will go up in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall in mid-April, the pier and exhibit promoters announced at a news conference Thursday morning. The 18,000-square-foot extravaganza of costumes, guitars, stage sets and more is currently drawing raves in New York City after first being mounted in London. Billboard called it “an enthralling look at decades of rock history that even diehards can learn from.”
February 16th, 2017
We here at Collider are happy to exclusively debut a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Legendary and Universal’s upcoming actioner The Great Wall that takes a closer look at composer Ramin Djawadi’s score. Djawadi has quickly become one of the most interesting composers working today, as he scored films like Blade: Trinity and Iron Man before composing the iconic opening theme and score for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
February 6th, 2017
“A Bigger Splash”: Four dangerously beautiful people share an uneasy island idyll in Luca Guadagnino’s sensual siren song of a drama. Tilda Swinton’s character barely speaks but says plenty, and one of the few times Ralph Fiennes’ character stops speaking, he dances like a dervish, and we’re treated to the all-time best cinematic use of a Rolling Stones track (sorry, Martin Scorsese).
December 30th, 2016
Listen to Ramin Djawadi’s ‘Nameless Order,’ First Song From ‘The Great Wall’ Soundtrack: Exclusive Premiere
The “Game of Thrones” composer scored the Matt Damon-starring film, out in February.
The Great Wall sought out the man behind some of Hollywood’s most recognizable scores to compose “Nameless Order,” enlisting the help of composer Ramin Djawadi, who is known for scoring movies such as Iron Man, Pacific Rim and most famously for his work on Game of Thrones.
December 14th, 2016
On December 2nd 2016, The Rolling Stones will release ‘Blue & Lonesome’, their first studio album in over a decade. ‘Blue & Lonesome’ takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones.
The album was produced by Don Was and The Glimmer Twins and was recorded over the course of just three days in December last year at British Grove Studios in West London, just a stone’s throw from Richmond and Eel Pie Island where the Stones started out as a young blues band playing pubs and clubs. Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band – Mick Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and, for two of the twelve tracks, by old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.
‘Blue & Lonesome’ sees the Rolling Stones tipping their hats to their early days as a blues band when they played the music of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf – artists whose songs are featured on this album.
“This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do.” Don Was, Co-Producer of ‘Blue & Lonesome’
December 2nd, 2016
Directed by François Rousselet and Produced by Natalie Arnett
December 1st, 2016
Watch the NEW trailer for KONG: SKULL ISLAND, starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. In theaters March 10, 2017
In March 2017, the producers of Godzilla transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.
November 18th, 2016
Pedro Pascal and other stars sing the praises of director Zhang Yimou during the movie’s New York Comic Con panel on Saturday. In front of a 5,000-strong audience in Madison Square Garden as part of New York Comic Con, the cast of Legendary’s The Great Wall talked about the “amazing” experience of working with director Zhang Yimou to create the likely international blockbuster that pits armies against a threat directly out of ancient Chinese mythology.
October 8th, 2016
The Stones and Exhibitionism curator Ileen Gallagher revealed Tuesday that the exhibit – featuring stage clothing, classic album artwork, vintage gear, photography, stage designs, personal diaries, behind-the-scenes footage, a recreation of the band’s first apartment and more memorabilia – will set up shop at the West Village’s Industria Superstudio, the first stop on what’s being billed as “the largest touring experience of its kind ever to be staged.”
June 21st, 2016
The lineup for the soundtrack to Suicide Squad is just as action-packed as the DC flick due out on Aug. 5. According to a track list posted for pre-orders on Amazon on Thursday, you can expect a mix of new songs, classics and covers from Skrillex and Rick Ross, Twenty One Pilots, Grimes, Eminem, Panic! at the Disco (covering Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Lil Wayne with Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons.
June 17th, 2016
New trailer released for Suicide Squad featuring “You Don’t Own Me,” performed by Grace featuring G-Eazy.
April 10th, 2016
“Forget the actor’s mastery of Brown’s cadence — it’s his capturing of the man’s strutting, bulletproof confidence and otherworldly sexiness that electrifies every scene in Get on Up, even when the legendary artist isn’t onstage. Directed by Tate Taylor, Get on Up jazzily reshuffles Brown’s story, jumping around from the 1980s to the Sixties to the Thirties, connecting events through their thematic links rather than straight chronology. In the process, the movie makes the case that Brown was larger than any decade, greater than any single generation — the Hardest Working Man in Show Business who couldn’t be contained by a single nickname.”
March 24th, 2016
The 2016 Grammy Nominees have been published and we are very excited to share that Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown has been nominated for Best Music Film, and The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition) has been nominated for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package.
December 7th, 2015
#6 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards “Mick Jagger and Keith Richards defined a rock song’s essential components – nasty wit, an unforgettable riff, an explosive chorus – and established a blueprint for future rockers to follow.”
#26 James Brown “After scoring R&B hits like “Please Please Please” and recording the greatest live album ever, 1963’s Live at the Apollo, James Brown changed the pop songwriting game forever during the Sixties and early Seventies by flipping the script on songform itself, foregrounding his music in tight, tempestuous rhythm to invent what would eventually be known as funk.”
August 19th, 2015
“Keith Richards: Under the Influence,” Morgan Neville’s documentary that promises to give an unprecedented look into the sounds and influences of the Rolling Stones legend, will have its worldwide premiere in September on Netflix.
July 28th, 2015
“Suga Free played a big part in my community coming up, in Compton,” Lamar continued. “I’m sure he studied James Brown to get that cadence, just the way I studied James Brown to hear it in both of them.”
June 5th, 2015
HBO’s “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” are among the documentary, education and public service winners that the 74th annual Peabody Awards, announced Thursday by the Peabody program at the University of Georgia.
April 23rd, 2015
GET ON UP has been nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media in the upcoming 2015 Grammy Music Awards!
December 5th, 2014
When we (Indiewire) listed Jess Stroup as an honorable mention in our feature On The Rise 2014: 12 Film Composers To Watch, it was based off his work in the upcoming drama “Camp X-Ray.” His unique contributions to the film caught our ear and lingered long after “Camp X-Ray” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and today we have an exclusive preview of his score for the film, so you can get a sense of what put Stroup on our radar.
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released digitally on October 14th and on CD November 11th. “Camp X-Ray” opens in theaters and on VOD on October 17th. Below, check out Stroup’s work, a clip from the film, and a featurette.
October 9th, 2014
Less than two weeks before its October 17 release date, Kristen Stewart’s Guantanamo drama Camp X-Ray has received a second, rivetingly cut trailer.
October 7th, 2014
HBO has picked up U.S. and Canadian TV rights for Alex Gibney’s Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown, a documentary about the early years of the musical giant to the pinnacle of his career as The Godfather of Soul. The film, produced by long-time Brown fan Mick Jagger, will debut on HBO on Oct. 27.
September 4th, 2014
IFC has released the first trailer for ’s “” two months before its Oct. 17 opening. “Camp X-Ray” debuted at Sundance and focuses on the relationship between Stewart’s character, a guard at Guantanamo Bay, and a detainee, played by Payman Maadi. Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria and John Carroll Lynch also star with Peter Sattler directing.
August 8th, 2014
To promote the James Brown biopic that opened Aug. 1, Get on Up, executive producer Peter Afterman called jazz bassist and big-time Godfather of Soul fan Christian McBride to ask if he had any ideas. McBride said he would think about it and a few minutes after hanging up, placed a call to the Hollywood Bowl about booking a James Brown tribute concert.
August 5th, 2014
Keith Jenkins spent 12 years playing guitar in James Brown’s final band, The Soul Generals. He was enlisted for Get On Up to give the 80 or so musicians cast as members of Brown’s legendary bands, The Famous Flames and The JBs, a taste of life working for the Godfather of Soul.
“We wanted them to feel like a real band,” says Margaret Yen, Get On Up‘s music supervisor. “The James Brown band, whatever incarnation it was, rehearsed and played all the time. I wanted the same kind of bonding and camaraderie, and I wanted it reflected on camera.”
It worked. The musicians, who appear in 13 different configurations throughout the film, hung out after shooting and played music at bars around Natchez and Jackson, Miss. Many were college students at Alcorn State and Jackson State, a few were local musicians, and some drove the three hours from New Orleans. They rehearsed in the basement theater of an unheated, shuttered middle school in Natchez.
More than two dozen on-camera performances form the film’s musical spine, giving audiences an overview of Brown’s innovations and the motivation behind his music as it evolved. Producer Brian Grazer likens the music team’s efforts to a lesson he learned filming the 2002 Eminem movie 8 Mile.
“Ultimately, Dr. Dre said, ‘Man, just don’t clown out our world.’ I got it. That just meant, ‘Be authentic,’ ” says Grazer. “That’s something a producer can control. I can’t control the scenes because I’m not the director, but I can have a high level of influence on a movie’s authenticity.”
July 25th 2014
A flood of never-before-heard music will accompany ‘Get On Up,’ including updates from a Chris Brown and Britney Spears producer
The soundtrack to Get On Up features 20 James Brown recordings, including unreleased live versions of “Please, Please, Please” and “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” from a 1966 show in Tampa, Fla. And it provides Universal Music Enterprises, owners of Brown’s extensive catalog, a shot at expanding his fan base.
“We have the opportunity to grow the legacy and brand,” says UMe president/CEO Bruce Resnikoff. “That’s the big piece of the puzzle we haven’t seen in prior soundtracks.”
Brown’s singles charted consistently from 1958 to 1977, and his music has echoed in decades after, especially within hip-hop. He may well be the most-sampled artist of all time, but contemporary hip-hop fans are often unaware of the source, a disconnect that Resnikoff hopes to rectify. “The film becomes a great tentpole,” he says. “It allows us to reach an audience that in the past we haven’t been successful necessarily with his music.”
Producers tapped Chris Brown and Britney Spears producer Harvey Mason Jr. – who also worked on the soundtrack to Dreamgirls – to sweeten tracks with newly recorded rhythm sections and horn tracks in order to “fill the room in the 2014 theater way,” says Get On Up music supervisor Margaret Yen. Five cuts on the soundtrack are the enhanced versions, with “Caldonia” being the most extreme: It’s Brown’s vocal from 1964 with backing tracks from 2013.
“We wanted to play versions people hadn’t heard before,” says Yen. “If we just played music off Live at the Apollo, it just wouldn’t have been as exciting. We wanted it so what you’re seeing is what you’re hearing.”
The coming months will bring even more Brown material, including an unreleasedLive at the Apollo show from 1972. And UMe will also handle distribution of the Alex Gibney-directed documentary on Brown next year.
“We live in a very visual world and aside from the movie, we have to get people to see the original footage that shows James Brown performing these songs,” says Resnikoff. “It’s as important as the songs themselves.”
July 25th, 2014
The soul legend recorded this version of “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” in April 1966. His rendition of the song at that concert, will be heard again – along with a performance of his first single, “Please Please Please,” recorded at that same show – on the soundtrack of the biopic Get on Up when it hits theaters August 1st.
July 24th, 2014
The soundtrack for James Brown biopic Get On Upincludes this previously unreleased live cut ofPlease Please Please recorded on April 23, 1966, at the Fort Homer W. Hosterly Armory in Tampa.
July 23rd, 2014
Last night, the upcoming James Brown biopic, Get On Up, had its world premiere at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in New York City.
The premiere was attended by the likes of Reverend Al Sharpton, Mick Jagger, director Tate Taylor, actors Craig Robinson, Chadwick Boseman (who plays James Brown), and Nelsan Ellis (who plays Bobby Byrd), and James Brown’s son.
July 22nd, 2014
Choreographer and director, Matt Steffanina and his crew are some of the first to show their James Brown-inspired moves for the Can’t Stop The Funk project. Click the video above to check it out. Submit your own video at www.cantstopthefunk.com.
June 9th, 2014
Universal Pictures and DanceOn, the premier digital destination and No. 1 network on YouTube dedicated to dance entertainment, today announced a partnership to promote GET ON UP. DanceOn will feature some of it’s partners who have created original videos inspired by the upcoming film GET ON UP and James Brown. Viewers can create their own videos and submit them to GET ON UP‘s official “Can’t Stop the Funk” website, an interactive celebration of the Godfather of Soul.
June 9th, 2014
The Rolling Stones played to a crowd of 75,000 fans at Lisbon’s Rock In Rio Festival. The band were joined on stage by two special guests, Bruce Springsteen for ‘Tumbling Dice’, and for the track ‘Respectable’ by Gary Clark Jr. Both Bruce Springsteen and Gary Clark Jr have played with the band before, most notably at the Rolling Stones 50 gig in Newark in December 2012.
May 29th, 2014
GET ON UP hits theaters August 1st, and we’ve just received our second look at the biopic of the great James Brown. Click above to watch the second trailer now.
May 29th, 2014
The star hit the stage with Bruno Mars on Saturday at the Make It Right Gala in New Orleans, where the twosome jammed while Mars sang James Brown hit song, “Sex Machine.”
May 20th, 2014
Exclusively on Indiewire, watch the new Trailer for Tribeca Doc ‘Misconception,’ From Oscar-Winner Jessica Yu.
April 14, 2014
The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has added two feature music documentaries to its special screenings program: Alex Gibney’s work-in-progress Untitled James Brown Documentary and the world premiere of Bjork: Biophilia Live.
March 26th, 2014
The R&B singer joins Aloe Blacc, Angélique Kidjo and other special guests for “Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration” at the Hollywood Bowl
March 19th, 2014
Universal is promising plenty of funk, singing, dancing and pathos with the first trailer for “Get on Up,” the James Brown biopic set for U.S. release on Aug. 1.
March 14th, 2014
Misconception – Directed by Jessica Yu – (USA) – World Premiere – For almost 50 years, the world’s population has grown at an alarming rate, raising fears about strains on the Earth’s resources. But how true are these claims? Taking cues from statistics guru Hans Rosling, Misconception offers a provocative glimpse at how the world—and women in particular— are tackling a subject at once personal and global. Following three individuals, director Jessica Yu focuses on the human implications of this highly charged political issue, inspiring a fresh look at the consequences of population growth. In English, Hindi, Mandarin, and Russian with subtitles.
March 4th, 2014
Producer, Mick Jagger, and lead actor, Chad Boseman, share details with Rolling Stone about the upcoming biopic.
February 4th, 2014
January 22nd, 2014
January 10th, 2014
Closing in on Sundance 2014, The Hollywood Reporter decided to give us a great rundown of the who/what/where/when/why for what they are calling “one of this year’s major competition films.“
January 6th, 2014
Happy 70th Birthday Keith Richards!
December 18th, 2013
THE ROLLING STONES: SWEET SUMMER SUN – RETURN TO HYDE PARK a rock documentary that chronicles The Rolling Stones’ historic and triumphant return to London’s Hyde Park and never-before-seen backstage footage, will make its world television premiere on Friday, December 20 at 9PM ET / PT on SHOWTIME.
December 10th, 2013
Sundance Institute has announced the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic Competitions in 2014, including CAMP X-RAY, a film based on the temporary detention facility Camp X-Ray at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Directed by Peter Sattler, and starring Kristen Stewart, Lane Garrison and Peyman Moaadi.
December 4th, 2013
CW star Nick Eversman will play the Rolling Stones frontman in “Get on Up,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul.
November 19th, 2013
“Eminem’s 16-track album contains some noticeable nods to some of our favorite artists — including Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, whose 1978 solo hit ‘Life’s Been Good’ forms the basis for the ‘Mathers LP 2′ track ‘So Far …’”
October 31st, 2013
Dan Aykroyd and Jill Scott have been cast in Get On Up, Universal and Imagine’s biopic of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
Oct 31st, 2013
GET ON UP, the James Brown biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul, will hit the big screen in fall 2014.
August 29th, 2013
August 26th, 2013
Tate Taylor, director of “The Help,” has announced the James Brown biopic. The film will be directed by Taylor and co-produced by Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer. Find out more.
August 26th, 2013
We’re so excited to see this story hit the big screen and hear the 60’s and 70’s soundtrack, including Joe Walsh’s “Life’s been Good.” Watch the trailer above and get showtime info on the JOBS Website.
August 16th, 2013
Happy Birthday to The One & Only Mick Jagger!
Today, Mick celebrates his 70th, and RollingStones.com pays tribute. Watch the VIDEO.
July 26th, 2013
Congratulations to The Rolling Stones. The documentary Crossfire Hurricane has been nominated for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special, Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera), Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming. Catch the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013.
July 18th, 2013
Imagine has hardly stepped away from the big-ticket feature, and has numerous ones that are ready to go at Universal.
That includes Made In America, a film that Howard shot for Imagine and Participant Media, as Jay-Z last year curated the Budweiser Made In America music festival on his home turf in Philadelphia; there is James Brown, a film on the Godfather Of Soul that will shoot late this summer with The Help’s Tate Taylor directing. Grazer, Mick Jagger and the Brown estate are producing a film that will likely discover an actor to lip synch the original masters of Brown’s hits around the tale of a wild life. www.deadline.com
Joe Walsh Nominated In 2013 CMT Music Awards – AIRING LIVE JUNE 5th 8/7c
Our very own Joe Walsh has been nominated alongside Brad Paisley in the “Best Collaborative Video” category for “Rocky Mountain Way”. Please take a moment to check out the page and vote and tune in on June 5th!
May 7th, 2013
Happy 80th Birthday James Brown!
Get on up with us and celebrate the 80th birthday of The Godfather of Soul – The Hardest Working Man in Show Business – Soul Brother Number One – Mr. Dynamite – HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES BROWN!
May 3rd, 2013
“In collaboration with the James Brown Estate – at youtube.com/jamesbrownofficial and shoutfactory.com/jamesbrown [the launch] coincides with the 45th anniversary of Brown’s Boston concert following the assassination of Martin Luther King…”
April 5, 2013
Authorized biopics of legendary musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain are stuck in various stages of development but another music film long in gestation – dramatizing the bumpy life and times of James Brown – may finally be gearing up Producer Brian Grazer whose credits range…
January 16, 2013
The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon and Wilson Pickett are just a few of the artists who traveled to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, during …
Jan 15, 2013
Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained boasts a bold flashy theme song to match the slick gunplay from Jamie Foxx Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz For “Unchained” James Brown and Tupac Shakur get mashed up hard banging like Django’s six-shooter as 2Pac’s hook from “Untouchable” stomps over the bright brassy funk of…
December 10, 2012
Mick Jagger will join Brian Grazer to produce a long-awaited James Brown biopic that The Help writer and director Tate Taylor is in talks to direct Deadline reports “It’s a great honor to be involved with a project as rich as the story of the legendary James Brown” said Jagger “He was a mesmerizing…
October 23, 2012
Imagine Entertainment‘s Brian Grazerhas bolstered his long desire to turn James Brown‘s life story into a feature film. Tate Taylor, who adapted and made his helming debut on The Help, is in negotiations to direct the untitled project. Another musical icon, Mick Jagger, has joined Grazer as producer …
Monday October 22, 2012
The Awards, which will take place on Wednesday, February 27 in its new… The Rolling Stones lead this years’ nods with nominations in four categories (‘Best Live Band,’ ‘Best Book’, ‘Music Moment of The Year’, ‘Best Music Film’) while two never before nominated acts Tame Impala and Haim have also bagged four nominations …
January 21, 2013
The soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming film Django Unchained has been announced …
November 30, 2012
Girls just wanted to have fun., and so the HBO show had the New York band deliver a new song, “Sight of the Sun” on Monday …
January 9, 2013
September 10, 2012
Sixteen Classic Tracks to be part of ESPN’s Monday Night Football Coverage This Fall …
September 6, 2012
Sixteen Classic Tracks to be part of ESPN’s Monday Night Football Coverage This Fall. The Rolling Stones have announced the November …
September 6, 2012