Off The Record...
Return Of Saturn
If you liked Tragic Kingdom, you should love Return of Saturn. And if you
didn't, you should still love it. Return of Saturn is a supremely confident
concept album about insecurity. The extraordinarily tight and authoritative
instrumental performances insist this is a band record, one that rocks.
Ex-Girlfriend sets the tone as punk, hip-hop and world beat collide while the
mood swings from manic to meditative and back again. At a time when chart bands
risk few experiments, No Doubt present a kaleidoscope of vivid arrangements that
can still kick.
At The Movies...
Ready To Rumble
Wresting uber-fans David Arquette and Scott Caan go to extremes to help revive
the career of their hero (Oliver Platt), once a giant of the ring, now an
overweight drunk in a trailer park. Featuring real life WCW superstars,
including Sting, Bam Bam Bigelow, Saturn, Sid Vicious, Kidman, Rey Mysterio Jr.,
Disco Inferno and more. This film will have all you wrestling fans screaming
are you ready to rumble.
Unauthorized is a unique video event containing exclusive, behind-the-scene
footage of KISS past and present during public appearances, backstage, news
broadcasts and hundreds of photographs most never before-seen. This video has
it all from photographers who documented KISS from all around the world, to fans
with video cameras capturing every aspect of KISS onstage and off. The ultimate
fanzine on video, its made by the fans for the fans, the same ones that have
kept KISS on top for over three decades.
Teenage Witch is jumping from ABC to the perpetually teen-oriented WB,
leaving the alphabet network's TGIF lineup somewhat shaky.
When The X-Files' David
Duchovny appears on a special celebrity version of ABC's Who Wants to be
a Millionaire, he'll be trying to win money for the East Harlem School at
The official Lord of the Rings website (lordoftherings.net) will be
showing a two minute promotional reel for the LOTR feature filming currently in
Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie is going to star as adventurer Lara
Croft in the upcoming Paramount feature film based on the Tomb Raider
Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as a physician who talks to animals in
the sequel to the 1998 comedy Doctor Dolittle. 20th Century Fox is in
final talks with Steve Carr to direct the $20 million feature that currently has
a projected summer 2001 release date.
It looks like Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is on its way to
becoming one of the top-selling videos of all time. According to 20th
Century Fox Home Entertainment, George Lucas' latest space opera has
already pulled-in $100 million in revenue since its home video release. Approximately half-a-million of the videos sold were the special widescreen
collector's edition, which includes a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Fox 2000 has acquired the rights to Adam Kulakow's dramatic/comedy script Agent Joe. Gil Netter will produce this feature about a government
assassin who moves to the 'burbs and finds his humanity through his relationship
with a single mom and her teen son. The project is being described as a cross
between Men in Black and American Beauty.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has
committed to appear in the upcoming comedy film Cletis Tout. Gellar will star
opposite Tim Allen and Christian Slater in the movie about an
escaped prisoner assuming a dead person's identity.
Reports surfaced at TrekWeb.com and TrekToday.com that Paramount has approved a
concept for the next Star Trek series: the birth of the Federation,
threatened by forces from the 29th century that want to make sure the peaceful
governing body never succeeds.
The Sci Fi Channel forked over $12 million to acquire the exclusive rerun
rights for Babylon 5. The deal runs from September 2000 through December
2003 and covers all 112 episodes plus four two-hour movies. For those not
strong in math, that breaks down to $97,500 per hour.